Sunday, 21 August 2016

HISTORY OF THE ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY 1816-1922











The revised and updated edition of this book is back in print. It was first published in 1997.
86 pages have been added and it now contains nineteen sets of appendices.

All 752 members of the RIC who volunteered for service in WW1, including the 156 casualties are listed and the locations of their graves. All RIC men killed in the
line of duty during the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence are also remembered in this book. The book is available worldwide direct from the publishers
by clicking on the following link:- 




The Royal Irish Constabulary
A short history and genealogical guide with a select list of medal awards and casualties
Jim Herlihy

In the period 1816 to 1922 some 85,000 men served in the Royal Irish Constabulary and its predecessor forces. In this book Jim Herlihy shows how to find information on these policemen, providing an excellent resource for those interested in the history of the RIC, and the revolutionary period generally.

Chapters on the history of policing in Ireland (to illustrate the type of men in the force, their backgrounds and their lifestyles etc.), are followed by a section on tracing ancestors in the RIC. This new edition details members of the RIC who were rewarded for their service during the Young Ireland Rising, 1848, the Fenian Rising, 1867, the Easter Rising, 1916 and the War of Independence, 1919–21. Also identified are members of the RIC who were killed in the line of duty from 1916 to 1922, members who volunteered for service in the Mounted Staff Corps or the Commissariat during the Crimean War, members who served as drivers or orderlies on secondment to the Irish Hospital Corps in the Boer War in 1900, as well as members who volunteered and served in the British Army in the First World War. RIC recipients of the Constabulary Medal (Ireland), the King's Police Medal or the King George V, Coronation (Police) Medal, 1911, are also listed, as are ex-RIC men who transferred to the Garda Síochána or the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1922 and received bravery medals.

'This book combines a short history of policing in Ireland with a detailed description of how to trace ancestors who were members of police forces operating in this country between 1816 and 1922. This combination of history and genealogy gives the book a wide appeal', Irish Roots.
'[A] valuable source of information about the later years of the RIC', Irish Times.

Jim Herlihy
, a retired member of the Garda Síochána and a co-founder of the Garda Síochána Historical Society, has worked on these sources for many years. His publications include Royal Irish Constabulary Officers: A biographical dictionary and genealogical guide, 1816–1922 (2016. Paperback Reprint).

Paperback. 336 pages. Ills. €24.95.

http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2016/the-royal-irish-constabulary/



Tuesday, 16 August 2016

IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS ARCHIVES AUGUST, 2016








CORK Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Schull, St. Mary's Graveyard

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Vital Records
Death certs 1869 (Updated)

GALWAY Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilcummin Cem. Oughterard (Updated)

SLIGO Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Sligo Cemetery - Middle Pt, Section F (A-L)
Sligo Abbey - General views
Clogher Cemetery, Calry (transcribed)

WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St Peter's Old Cem Pt 2, Little Bray

Thursday, 11 August 2016

THE LATEST IRISH LIVES REMEMBERED GENEALOGY MAGAZINE 


The latest issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available
Highlights Include:
  • Damian Shiels uncovers the stories of the Irish brides of U.S. servicemen in Ireland in 1917.
  • Helen Moss delves into the family history of Harry Potter actor, David Tenant, and finds grim tales of the Somme.
  • In June 2016 Eneclann genies Fiona Fitzsimons accompanied U.S. Vice President Biden & his family over 4 days, as their genealogical guide in Ireland.
  • Brian Donovan meets Neville Isdell and Mervyn Green who have opened the doors to EPIC Ireland, Ireland's Diaspora Centre.
All this and much more 
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK - CO CLARE - 20-28 AUGUST, 2016





This just a small sample of what is happening 

in Co Clare, Ireland 

for 

NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK 

20-28th August 2016



To obtain more details or the whole booklet, 
please use the contact details in the second image.




Saturday, 6 August 2016

“THE LIFE & TIMES OF STILLORGAN BORN ARTIST SIR WILLIAM ORPEN” Upcoming talk




The Life & Times of Stillorgan born artist

 SIR WILLIAM ORPEN


 Sat 17th Sept at 2pm
 in Collins Barracks, Dublin.



"Most of my previous talks have been in schools and Members Only clubs but this one is open to all.  It will be one hour long.

There is no admittance fee, but The Western Front Association have a donations bucket so feel free! 

I'd appreciate it if you let me know so I can advise them of numbers.
Looking forward to seeing some of you there.
Regards,
Dominic"


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

AUGUST 2016 ADDITIONS TO IGP





August uploads on IGP. 
CORK, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilnaglory Cemetery (partial)
Stouke Burial Ground, Ballydehob (partial)
http://l.facebook.com/l/tAQG3sipmAQFbhxIvbaZ32VaiTMlQVs6LelfUNq9xcAdKfg/www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cork/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mt. Jerome Cem., Pts 130-131
http://l.facebook.com/l/wAQEO7f9wAQE_Xkq97A1rZEQ10UmelnF9iGdkY15y6Wr8lw/www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx.htm

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Maguiresbridge Presby. Marriages 1845-1920
http://l.facebook.com/l/tAQG3sipmAQEXv-TvgAu2sAgf993exVcWzdiQn_M6ozKo1A/www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/church.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Burrishoole Cemetery, Newport
Holy Trinity (CoI) Cemetery
Ballintubber Abbey & Cemetery
Murrisk Friary Graveyard
http://l.facebook.com/l/gAQEU5hElAQFcXKqW5qlb5Bt-hcbiYRUiciptR58I1aT14A/www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

ROSCOMMON, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballinameen Church Cemetery
http://l.facebook.com/l/zAQFlFB44AQE90360KeCCixNrCclls8mxdeY-DUSHlQS7fg/www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

SLIGO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Sligo Cemetery - Middle Pt, Section C (M-W)
Kilmactigue Cemetery, Aclare
http://l.facebook.com/l/cAQGI6CnbAQHu2eKV74VLN9Dapgewd4IW1VtO0_0Q1O9zjw/www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

TYRONE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Fivemiletown Cemetery
St. John's (CoI) Cem., Caledon
St. Michael's Old Graveyard, Fintona
http://l.facebook.com/l/cAQGI6CnbAQHIOK-8tPLyuHR2NcSgWG906pYajr2msyE0pw/www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Vital Records
Death certs 1869 (Updated)
http://l.facebook.com/l/YAQFS3vmqAQGdg5cZuROJT56zPvw-ge_uLUtbp0c_sdJiJw/www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/deaths.htm

WATERFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Portlaw Cem. (CoI) (Corrections and additions)
http://l.facebook.com/l/2AQHwtM57AQHCLfLIehhgMcyl-L0C_nTu3FhGFl3FwDWibQ/www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/waterford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm


Sunday, 24 July 2016