Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Ballinaltig Cemetery - Watergrasshill Co Cork - Headstone Hunter

This Cemetery has headstones going back to 1763 at least. Many are easily legible and some in the finest condition I have seen in many years.

Surnames include Mulcahy Moore Daly Murphy Power O'Grady McCarthy and many more.

If anyone would like me to look for same in Co.Cork you can EMAIL me.

John Mulcahy d.1799 aged 61 and his son Timothy d.1788 aged 16 years.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Co Cork Headstone Hunter

Huge numbers of people from overseas are searching for their Irish roots.

I am willing to travel to any parish within Co.Cork in search of family graves/headstones.

Please EMAIL with details.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Scriven Family of Macroom Co Cork Ireland

The following headstones are from St. Colman's CofI graveyard, Macroom.

I might be able to do this elsewhere if required. You can EMAIL me if you wish. 


Friday, 17 February 2017

Good Shepherd Convent Sundays Well, Cork

The Good Shepherd, Magdalen Asylum was an orphanage and Magdalen Laundry from 1872 - 1970's.

This post is a brief record of some of the children and women who resided there. I first became interested in the Convent after seeing the burial place of a number of these women and children at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Cork.  

Please do not contact with possible records, this is a project of mine and is ongoing. Thanks..

Margaret Rabbit d. 13-8-1910  St. Finbarr's School. Cause of death - Enteric Fever  3 days in hospital aged 19.

Mary Kate Corkery d. 8-4-1911 Good Shepherd Convent. Cause of death - Phthisis aged 14.

Marcella McGovern d. 26-6-1916 Good Shepherd Convent. Cause of death - Tubercular Meningitis aged 13.

Christina McAuliffe d. 21-7-1903 - Cork Union Hospital - Cause of death - Tubercular Meningitis aged 12  (born Co. Cork)

Mary Anne Keating d. 20-8-1908  - Good Shepherd Convent -Cause of death - Meningitis & Paralysis of throat aged 50  

Morte to follow.

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

St. Joseph's Cemetery Cork

I visit St. Joseph's Cemetery on the Southside of Cork City every few months or so. I have added several family headstones. 

If anyone would like me to search and possibly photograph their ancestors headstone, EMAIL me.




Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Marriage details recorded in Co. Louth Baptism Registers


11-07-1893,John Clarke of James St - Parents - Thomas Clarke & Alice McKenna sps. Thomas Clarke & Ellen Newbank married -Eliz Leary 09-04-1923 St Patrick's Liverpool
23-12-1894 Thomas Flinn of Seaview Terrace parents -Michael Flinn & Alice Lennon sps.Joe, McKeever & Teresa Clifford married 30- 01- 1924 St Francis Xavier's Liverpool
09-07-1898,Murphy,Thomas of Park St, parents- Murphy Patrick & Carroll Annie sps.Felix, O'Callaghan and Catherine, Carroll Married -Margaret Clancy 24-08-1940 Ch Of St Ignatius Louola New York 
08-08-1892 Doyle Vincent Patrick of Castlebellingham parents - Doyle Gerrald P  Haukins,Frances sps.John Vincent, O'Hegan & Anne M, Giltrap married - Eva Fern Damon 29-04-1927 at All Saints Church Brooklyn N Y 

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Lismore Co. Waterford.

Lismore is a town full of history. Situated on the River Blackwater and only 65kms from Waterford City and 60kms from Cork City.

For the researcher, you can visit Lismore Castle, St. Carthage's Cathedral, various graveyards, and various parishes nearby. Lismore Workhouse 1838 - 1923 isn't accessible though it's worth stopping if passing by.

I've added two photographs that I took recently.

                                  Lismore Workhouse   

Memorial to James O'Brien transported to Van Diemen's Land, Australia. 


Monday, 28 November 2016

Ardee Co Louth Baptisms - TAAFFE

If you require any assistance with your Co. Louth ancestry, please EMAIL me.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Kilcrea Abbey, Ovens, Co. Cork

 These are images of the Abbey and selected headstones that I took on 10th Nov. 2016. 


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Your Irish Ancestry

Have you ever thought of your Irish heritage? There are millions of people from all over the world who claim Irish ancestry. The vast majority of whom have no idea on how to trace their family's past.

With a little information, I might be able to discover where in Ireland your family originated from.

Church, civil, court, military, travel, and land records can be found.

If you're interested in your family's history, send me an EMAIL -  I will then send you a sample record of one of the above.

Surprise your family and friends with your discoveries.