Thursday, 21 June 2018

KILRUSH AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - INVITE - 26 JUNE, 2018





"BLACKSMITHS AND VERNACULAR IRONWORK TRADITIONS OF WEST CLARE"





  • 26 June at 20:00–21:00 UTC+01
    Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, County Clare
    Hosted by Kilrush and District Historical Society





The Annual General Meeting 
of 
Kilrush and District Historical Society 
will be held in the Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, 
on this coming Tuesday 26 June at 7:30pm. 

It will be followed at 8pm by a presentation 
by 
Eric O'Neill 
on 
"Blacksmiths and vernacular ironwork traditions of West Clare". 

The event will incorporate a tour of some 
of the best examples of vernacular ironwork 
in Kilrush Churchyard 
and elsewhere in the town.

Eric O'Neill is a Limerick-based blacksmith, artist and teacher. 
He has been involved for many years 
in promoting and teaching the craft of the blacksmith 
and runs his own forge 
known as Killuragh Kraftworks.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

WANTED... A FEW MOMENTS OF YOUR TIME.....MAY 2018









 WANTED


 A FEW MOMENTS OF YOUR TIME...


LOOK FAMILIAR? 

first posted this way back in 2013.. 
and so many responses overflowed my inbox 
as well as the comments on here 
and those on individual blogs/pages, etc. 

This time, I am adding a couple of items 
and changing just a couple of questions.



Working with family historians/genealogists daily, 
I see the same questions being asked on a regular basis. 
I often wonder what has led this or that person 
to researching their ancestry.

 No prizes for answering the questions below... 
but it could be of interest to all of us who help others 
on a regular basis.

You may answer on your own blog, 
in the comments section below or on my Facebook 
page which will have a link to this blog. 
Answer as many or as few as you like. 

 Please let me know if you answer on your own blog, 
so I can keep a list for others to follow... no time limit... 





QUESTIONNAIRE

1. What is the most important detail you want to find about your  ancestors?

2. Do you buy certificates? Have you taken advantage of the added information available now to be able to get a lot of information for

 free?

3.  What online sites, free or paid, do you visit most often and how have they helped you?

4. What has been your 'best' find?

5. Who is your favourite ancestor and why?


6. What are you looking for on a regular basis? 

7. Do you belong to any genealogy group, or family history society?

8. Do you belong to any Facebook or other social media genealogy groups? Would you join if there was one available?

9. Do you help others, in any way.. offering advice, transcribing, helping at functions, encouraging by leaving comments on blogs, sharing a good post/blog/information...any way at all..?

10. What is your personal reason for being involved with genealogy/family history?

11. Do you attend conferences, seminars, presentations?

  •  what do you like about them...
  •  what don't you like..
  •  what would you like to add/change...

12. How much have you progressed in the last five years... 

  • re discoveries
  • new avenues you've explored
  • inspired others to be interested
  • had more or less time for family history
  • most important, spent time with your family and or friends,  old and young.. after all, they are each part of living history.   


Saturday, 2 June 2018

I.G.P. - IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS Archives.. ADDITIONS in May 2018




We have added a lot of headstones and some Baptisms this month.

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kiloughter (CoI) Graveyard, Redhills
St. Paul's (CoI) Graveyard, Ballymachugh
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Peters Section, Pt. 2
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Brigids Section, Pt. 14
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Nessan's Part 13
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

FERMANAGH, Tower Cemetery, Irvinestown (Updated)
Genealogy Archives - Headstones
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

GALWAY, Kilcoona Graveyard, Kilcoona, Headford
Genealogy Archives - Headstones
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/galway/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilvine Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Islandeady Graveyard, Part 1 & 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/islandeady.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Burrishoole Abbey, Part 5 (Completed)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/burrishoole.htm

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Clones Parish Reg., W. Div., Baptisms 1808-1811
Clones Parish Registers, E. Div., Baptisms 1811-1815
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/clones.htm

TIPPERARY, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballysheehan, (near Burncourt) Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

TYRONE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Togherdoo Methodist Graveyard, Dromore
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WATERFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Abbey Graveyard CoI, Ferrybank, Part 1
Clonegam Church Graveyard
Abbey Graveyard (CoI), Ferrybank, Part 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/waterford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Enjoy,
Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/
&
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/

WILLIAM ORPEN SCULPTURE, UNVEILING, 15TH & 16TH SEPT. 2018








WILLIAM ORPEN SCULPTURE,  UNVEILING, 15TH & 16TH SEPT. 2018






 The unveiling of Rowan Gillespie's 11ft tall bronze sculpture of Stillorgan born artist Sir William Orpen will take place on Sat 15th Sept 2018 - 5.30pm at The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan (Ex Stillorgan Park).
Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones (a big fan and collector of Orpen's work) will do the unveiling which will be followed by a WW1 & early 1900's themed concert in the hotel with various artists (young and old) performing in German, French, Irish & English including some Francis Ledwidge poetry readings by a well-known Irish actor (complete poster to follow asap).
All are welcome to the unveiling which will be in front of the hotel. However, if you would like to attend the drinks reception and concert, you may book tickets (€25) by phoning your credit card details to Karen Dalton 01 2957708 during office hours (all proceeds go to the Stillorgan Chamber of Commerce Orpen Sculpture Fund).
The event will be attended by several Ambassadors and is an occasion for an Orpen reunion with many of his descendants meeting for the first time.

On Sunday 16th at 2pm, I will give my one hour AV/Talk 'The Life & Times of William Orpen' and there will be an exhibition of some originals and some reproductions of work by William Orpen, again at The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan.

More details will follow, hope to see you all at 'The Orpen Weekend'.

Best wishes,
Dominic Lee
00353 (0)872600755

on behalf of The Stillorgan Chamber of Commerce.

www.SirWilliamOrpen.com
www.stillorganchamber.iewww.talbothotelstillorgan.com




You will find previous related articles via the link below.














Saturday, 12 May 2018

GATHERING OF THE McSHANE CLAN .... JUNE, 2018, TASMANIA







PONTVILLE, Tasmania

Pontville is a small rural community 28 kilometres north of Hobart, 
in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. 
At the 2006 census, Pontville had a population of 2,166. 
http://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/pontville-tas
This looks to be a lovely town, filled with history.


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

FILES ADDED TO THE IGP ARCHIVES IN APRIL 2018






CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Drumlumman Graveyard
Kilbride Cemetery, Mount Nugent
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Conwal Parish Church (CoI), Letterkenny
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Parts 194-198
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx4.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Brigids Section, Pt. 13
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Galloon Register, Baptisms & Burials 1845-1881
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/church.htm

LOUTH, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Drogheda Part 3 (text file added)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/louth/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Baptisms updated
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/clones.htm

TYRONE, Genealogy Archives - Wills
Irish Wills in England
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/wills.htm

WICKLOW, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilquade Cemetery (New) Pt. 3 (B-K)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/kilquade-new.htm

Thanks to our great volunteers!

Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/
https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogyProjects
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