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 
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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?


We have been busy adding files to the IGP Archives this month. We
have a few new volunteers helping.
Enjoy looking around.

Ireland Genealogy Projects

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Census Substitutes
Hearth Money Rolls of 1664 - Castlerahan and Mointerconaght Parish

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mullahoran, Our Lady of Lourdes (R.C.) Parts 1 & 2
St. Ultan's Cemetery, Killinkere

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Part 226-229

LONGFORD, Genealogy Archives - Cemetery
Memorials from several graveyards

LONGFORD, Genealogy Archives - Land
Registry of Deeds - Index of Grantees, 1708-1738
Registry of Deeds - Index of Grantors, 1708-1738

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Moyna Cemetery (Finished) Pt 3

ROSCOMMON, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Shankill Cemetery, near Elphin (UPDATE)

TIPPERARY, Genealogy Archives - Church
Thurles Parish Marriages, Dio. of Cashel & Emly (R.C.) 1841-1843