Wednesday, 18 September 2019

IGP ADDITIONS... early SEPT. 2019

CAVAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Brigid's (R.C.) Graveyard, Laragh

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Part 235

KINGS/OFFALY Genealogy Archives - Land
Abstracts of the Deeds Inrolled in Chancery 1835-38

QUEENS/LAOIS Genealogy Archives - Land and Headstones
Abstracts of the Deeds Inrolled in Chancery 1835-37
Coolbanagher Old Graveyard (Transcribed)
St John the Evangelist (CoI) Coolbanagher (Transcribed)

LONGFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Sacred Heart Cem., Carrickedmond (partial)

TIPPERARY Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Thurles Parish Marriages (R.C.) 1846-1849

WEXFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Peter's, Glenbrien (Oylegate) (Updated

With thanks to all the volunteers who make this site possible.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019


On the 19th September,
8 pm. @ Old Ground Hotel, Ennis
By Dr Paul O'Brien.

In August 2018, members of Kilrush and District Historical Society (KDHS) helped to rescue an important auctioneer's archive. Included in the collection were several suitcases and boxes of material dating from c.1916-1950s, safely stored in the attic of the Barrett house in Moore Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare. The Barrett family home had been sold and Joe Sheehan, grandson of Joseph Barrett (1888-1971) invited KDHS to view the contents of his grandfather's house. The discovery of this hitherto unknown and substantial archive has shed light on the role of Barrett, his wider family and hundreds of individuals who played an active part in the War of Independence and the Civil War, in County Clare. The files document the activities of the mid-Clare Brigade during the conflict and beyond as they fought for their military service pensions. The highly illustrated lecture will discuss the contents of the archive, the Barrett family and tell the story of some of the individuals named in the collection. 

Dr Paul O'Brien received his doctorate from the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, where he now lectures. In 2016, he was a research fellow at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (Irish College, Paris). He is a recipient of the Military Heritage Trust of Ireland award for his research into recruitment practices in the First World War. In April 2019, Four Courts Press published Paul's first book entitled: The Glynns of Kilrush, Co. Clare, 1811-1940: Family, business and politics. He is currently working on a biography of Lady Victoria Pery (1893-1918), an accomplished early aviatrix. 



By Steve Dolan
The lecture will focus on the sources available for eighteenth-century newspapers, both online and in repositories. Steve will also discuss some of the other useful sources available online and, given his background, briefly present on the Workhouses of Co Clare.
Steve Dolan is a historian based in East Galway. He holds an MBA from NUIG and an MA in History from UL. He is the outgoing manager of the Irish Workhouse Centre, editor of the SEGAHS Journal, and a part-time lecturer in history and heritage. 

Monday, 2 September 2019

IGP Archives ADDITIONS for AUGUST 2019

We have added quite a bit for this month but there is more that will get uploaded in September.

These are the main new files for August:
DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Old Abbey, Donegal, Part 3

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Nessan's Part 15

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mt. Jerome Cem.  Pt  233 & 234

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Aghadrumsee Burials, Dio of Clogher, Clones Par. 1866-1890

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballyholla, Cemetery, Ballinchalla
Crossboyne Old Graveyard, Claremorris
Kilmovee, St. Patrick's (partial)

TIPPERARY, Genealogy Archives - Land
Abstracts of the Deeds Inrolled in Chancery 1836-1839 (end)

TIPPERARY, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Thurles Parish Marriages (R.C.) 1844-1845

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Land
Abstracts of the Deeds Inrolled in Chancery 1836-1839 (end)

WICKLOW, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilquiggan (New) Cemetery
Springfield Cemetery, Bray
St. Brigid's R.C. Graveyard - East section, Annacurra

WICKLOW, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Aghowle Old Graveyard


Sunday, 4 August 2019



New records for County Wexford
We are delighted to announce the addition of around 30,000 records for New Ross Roman Catholic parish, County Wexford, including almost 25,000 baptisms and almost 5,000 marriages:
New Ross baptisms1790 - 1902
New Ross marriages1765 - 1906
For a full list of sources for Co. Wexford  please click here 
To search these records, go to and select 'New Ross (Roman Catholic)' from the Parish/District drop down list. Login and Subscribe if required.
Yours Sincerely

Brought to you by the Irish Family History Foundation

Saturday, 3 August 2019


Chronology of 1969 events

Courtesy of The Irish Times

January 1st: People's Democracy march from Belfast to Derry.
January 4th: Attack at Burntollet.
January 15th: Cameron Commission appointed to inquire into disturbances of 1968.
January 15th: Capt O'Neill tells Cabinet: "In resisting this molehill of reform [universal suffrage in local government], we are allowing a mountain to fall upon us."
February 24th: NI general election. "Most confused election in Northern Ireland's history," says historian Jonathon Bardon. O'Neill wins but his party is not united.
March 30th and April 25th: UVF bombings - were thought to be IRA and worsened a difficult situation for O'Neill.
April 17th: Bernadette Devlin wins Mid-Ulster by-election, takes Westminster seat.
April 22nd: O'Neill agrees, under pressure from London, universal suffrage in local elections.
April 28th: O'Neill resigns as NI prime minister: "I have tried to break the chains of ancient hatreds." Succeeded by his cousin, Maj James Chichester Clark.
May 6th: Paisley released from prison. Late May: violence in Hooker Street, a sensitive frontline between Catholics and Protestants in Belfast.
June 18th: Jack Lynch wins general election.
July 12th: protracted rioting in Belfast, trouble in Derry.
July 13th: police baton-charge Catholics storming an Orange hall.
July 21st: Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.

August 12-14th: Battle of the Bogside follows Apprentice Boys parade in Derry. Lynch notes that Stormont has lost control of the situation and says: "It is clear, also, that the Irish Government can longer stand by and see innocent people injured and perhaps worse." August 14th: first death of Troubles.
August 19th: Downing Street declaration commits Stormont to implementation of British standards of justice.
August 14-15th: British troops deployed on streets of Belfast and Derry.
August 27-28th: James Callaghan, British Home Secretary, visits Belfast and Derry.
September 12th: Cameron report on discrimination published. Points to unionist gerrymandering.
October 10th: Hunt report published. Recommends disarming RUC, abolishing B-Specials and formation of new part-time force, later to become the UDR.
October 11th: 3,000 loyalists, enraged by Hunt, advance on Catholic Unity flats in Belfast and fire on RUC, mortally wounding Const Victor Arbuckle. British army confronts loyalists with tear gas for first time in Belfast.
October 23rd: Samuel Beckett wins Nobel Prize for Literature.
December 22nd: Devlin sentenced to six months for her part in Bogside riots.
December 29th: Irish Press reports split in IRA. The Provisionals are about to appear.


Where were you in 1969?