McBride, Co. Cavan, Soda Bread, Irish Christmas Movies

From the Irish Roots Cafe: Broadcast Shownotes.
Irish Families Worldwide History and Genealogy. week 93
Among Todays Topics:

1)  McBride is the Family Name of the Day
2)  Irish Archives merged
3)  County Cavan is the County of the Month
4)  Launch of weekly genealogy video broadcasts
5)  Top 5 Christmas Movies in Ireland
6)  Searching for Murphy, McBride, O’Flaherty, Daly.
7)  Things to not put in Irish Soda Bread!
Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:

This Weeks Topics: 1:20
Notes from Mike: 2:45
Book of the Month: 4:15
The Magnificent Seven: 6:55
Irish Name of the Day: 9:47
Website of the Week: 15:30
Curious News and Notes: 16:26
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Notes This Week
1)  Our Weekly Video Podcast is now being launched.

2)  The National Library of Ireland now allows you to use
digital cameras to photograph documents and manuscripts
in designated areas.

3) Here is a free place to search, Ask About Ireland, for Griffiths
Valuation of Ireland. “AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage
Project is an initiative of public libraries together with local
museums and archives in the digitisation and online publication
of the original, the unusual and the unique material from their
local studies’ collections to create a national Internet resource for culture.”
Book of the Week  ( Feel Free to send in Books for Review Here)
County Cavan, ( & Leitrim) Ireland Genealogy & Family History Notes

Here is a sample extract from this book:
The 19th century birth index of Ireland finds the following
families most numerous in County   (Possible variant
spellings after each name have been added) :
-end of Irish Family History extract-

County Cavan Families on the 4 Masters Map
What families were in the county in earlier days ? This
might provide a clue to the locations of your family today.
Here are some of the families given on the Map in the History
of Ireland by the 4 Masters: (Connellan translation. 2003, I.G.F.)
E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain, P = Prince:

Mac    Brady, C.
Mac    Cabe, C.
Mac    Gafney
Mac    Gargan
Mac    Gauran, L.
Mac    Gowan (Smith) C.
Mac    Hugh
Mac    Tiernan, L.
Mac    Tully, C.
O’    Brogan
O’    Clery
O’    Conaghty
Mac    Kiernan, L.
Mac    Nulty
Mac    Smith, C.
O’    Coyle
O’    Curry
O’    Daly
O’    Dolan
O’    Farrelly, C.
O’    Lynch
O’    Mulligan
O’    Murray
O’    Reilly, P.
O’    Sheridan

-end of extract from The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters-
Coming Up Later in this episode
What not to put into Irish Soda Bread !

Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1) New member Terill D. Parrish, Esq, of Virgin, UT.
searching for the Daly family of Co. Cork.

2) New member Darwin Horn of San Pedro, CA
Search for Murphys from Cork to Butte Montana,
McBrides from ? to Butte via Linn County, Iowa and Oneil, Nebraska.
And, Kansas City O’Flahertys.

3) Jane Preziose of Creswell, Oregon
Your ‘Families of County Galway Ireland” has shipped.

4) Simon O’Donovan of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Your Families of Co. Cork, and of Co. Limerick have shipped.

WE HAVE A 4 Masters TRIPLE !!!!!
5) William Bodenham of Dublin, Ireland
Your ‘Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters’ Connellan trans. shipped !

6) Roman Koshkin of Sneads Ferry, NC,
Your ‘Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’ has shipped !

7) Mr. A. P. Conlon of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.
Your ‘Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’ has shipped !

8) Mr. Sean O’Connell of Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland.
Your Keatings ‘History of Ireland’ has shipped along with the
‘Irish Book of Arms’ and ‘Irish Genealogies’.

Check out our online search list at:

Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !

Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of member:
Darwin Horn
Searching for info on : see member search listed above

Related Spellings of the Name:
Kilbride, McGilbride, Mulbride, Bride, Gilbride
Mac Giolla Brighde

Varient Spelling Groups: #1011, 1232.
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names)

History of the Name
The Mac Bride family name is traditionally associated with
the province of Ulster, comprising the north of Ireland.
Some of the name in this area will be of Scottish origins as well as Irish.
They are found most early in the County of Donegal.  The name is later
found in County Down, in the 1659 census.
O’Mulbride – Mac Bride, coming from the Irish O’Maoilbrighde,
is also found as a chief in Co. Roscommon.  Mulbride has been given as
a variant of McBride in Keatings History.
Kilbride (MacKilBride) is the form of the name in the province of
Connaught. and the name is also found as Gilbride at times.
In both cases the original Mac before the name was dropped.  Kilbride
has only 7 recorded births a century ago, all in the province of Leinster
and Connaught.  Mac Bride at that time, was still found in Antrim,
Donegal, and Down, remaining a name of the north.
Several of the name cited in O’Hart’s work were of Co. Donegal
heritage and migrated to Montreal, Canada.

copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small

Irish Family Coats of Arms
Information given in the Irish Book of Arms

1) None found in the Irish Book of Arms as McBride

Coming Up: The top 5 Christmas Movies in Ireland !

The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at finds the family 39 times
including the following examples :

1)   James McBride, pioneer of Kentucky (J3)
2)   Dr. McBride, M. McBride in Irish Families on the California Trail
3)   Found in ‘Mac, Mc, and O names’ book four times.
4)   ‘Surnames of Ireland’ with 200 family location maps.
5)   Co. Antrim, Ireland, genealogy and family history notes (2)
6)   Co. Donegal Ireland, genealogy and family history notes.
7)   A Genealogical History of the Milesian Families of Ireland.

Websites of the Week:
1) Irish National Archives

2) Irish Manuscriipts Commission

3) National Library of Ireland

The above is sites are for :
Historical and Genealogical Research in Ireland.

Curious News and Notes

1)  The latest budget report shows that the Irish Manuscripts
Commission and the National Archives of Ireland are going
to become part of the National Library of Ireland.

2)  The Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread is
dedicated to preserving the traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe. and also on FACEBOOK
( Note: it does not contain ‘zest’, Irish Whiskey, Honey,or Sugar )

3) The end of November gave Ireland it’s coldest ground
temperature in the last 12 to 23 years in spots and Dublin Airport
had its coldest November day since records began in 1941. ( 7 celsius)

4) World Irish Dancing Championship comes to the U.S. for the
first time. Having been centered in Europe for the last 40 years
Philadelphia, PA, will host the event this coming April. See the Irish World:

5) The top 5 Christmas Movies from Irelands RTE Entertainment are:
( I’ll go along with the first three at any rate !)

1) It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

2( Holiday Inn (1942)
3) Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

4) Elf (2004)
5) Scrooged (1988)

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