From the Irish Roots Cafe: Podcast Advance Shownotes.
Irish Roots Cafe: Genealogy and History. week 98
Among Todays Topics:
1) Culligan is the Name of the Day !
2) Search for: Broderick, Kenny, Joyce
3) The Book of Irish Families is the Book and Video of the Month.
4) Irish Birth Rate; The Cliffs of Moher entry
5) Search for Mullhollands International Dance Team.
6) County Clare Tithe Applotment web page
7) County Limerick is the County of the Month
8) Project Kelvin Cable; and the Irish on Facebook
Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:
This Weeks Topics: 1:05
Notes from Mike: 2:46
Book of the Month: 8:13
County of the Month: 13:22
The Magnificent Seven: 15:12
Irish Name of the Day: 17:31
Website of the Week: 20:02
Curious News and Notes: 21:09
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We’ll be seeing about the Culligan Family in a little bit
Notes This Week
1) The Book of Irish Families is all over the place this week,
we have the first ever video explaining a bit of it for you and
notes here in this blog from the book.
2) “ From: Christopher
Date: Dec 28, 2008 8:17 PM
I’m assisting a guy who is trying to trace former members of Patricia Mulholland’s
first Irish International Dance Team. He danced with them at the Festival Of
Britain’s “Festival Hall” in 1951 as well as in Majorca, Spain, and all over Ireland.
Patricia died in 1992 and one of the guys who danced in the team in 1951,
Norman Maternaghan (known as Norman Maen), who it is thought was one of
the only two dancers who learned the Treble Reel from Patricia died in April of
These are the members of the team that the guy I’m assisting is trying to contact: Rhona White, Trixie Coogan, Patricia King, Dorcas Hines and Brian Lilly.
Please contact me if you are able to give me any leads to these dancers or any other members of Patricia’s team. A Peaceful and Prosperous New Year to everyone “
3) Finally Arrived in New Zealand !
Hi Mike, The book finally arrived today, 7 January. It has taken 55 days to
reach me via priority mail. I would hate to think how long it would have taken
by ordinary mail!! Thanks, Martin Rogers.
4) I see there is a new Irish Dance Podcast out there…. might be interesting….
“This is it, The Irish Dance Podcast is up and GOing Live on January First..”
5) Hi Mike
I have a question concerning information on an LDS birth record. I think I
found my paternal grandfather. William Levis Oct 18, 1874 Drisbane, Cork,
Ireland. His father is listed as Samuel Lewis but it must be Levis and his
mother is Ellen McCarthy.
Is there such a place as Drisbane? is this a parish in Cork? I want to send for
his birth certificate but do not want to put the wrong information on the request.
Your input would be appreciated. Regards Bonnie Vaughan
(Drishane ?, also check out the place name web sites mentioned in earlier shows)
6) With all the older Irish folks on Facebook…might that be another
avenue of family research…? hmmmm
Book of the Month
Book of Irish Families, great and small.
This is the master volume to the Irish Families Project,
and the largest in the series with family histories from
every county in Ireland. You can see a video description
of this book on this weeks video podcast Monday.
Here is a sample extract describing the some of the many groups
from which the families for this volume were taken:
Families from England
Many English families have settled in Ireland from the 12th century onwards. Often, the native Irish were forced to “translate” their names into English sounding ones. The 50 most numerous names from England in 1853 are given, along with hundreds of family history extracts on specific families like Smith; Jones; Williams and Taylor.
Families from Scotland
Due to the proximity of the north of Ireland and the south of Scotland, migration between the two countries has been constant. A great settlement of Scottish families took place in the 17th century during the plantation of Ulster by the British Crown. Later, some of these ‘planter’ families came to America, becoming known as the Scotch Irish or Scots Irish. The 50 most numerous names of Scotland are given, along with hundreds of family histories, including families like McDonald; Brown; Thomson and Robertson.
Families from the German Palatinate
Families came to Ireland in the 18th century from the Palatinate of the Rhine. In 1709 some 7,000 arrived in England and many settled in Co. Limerick, Ireland and America. Some of these are families like Bowen, Baker; Delmege and Pyper.
Danish or Viking Families
The Danes (Lochlainders, Ostmen or Vikings), had colonies in Ireland for centuries. Centered in Dublin and Meath (in Fingall), and in Wexford, Waterford, Cork and Limerick, settling primarily in the coastal counties of Ireland from the 8th century on. These Viking families include: Betagh; Coppinger; Palmer; Plunket and Skiddy, among many others given in this work.
Jewish Families in Ireland
Many Russian and Polish Jews settled on the south side of Dublin city from the late 1800′s. These included the families of Coplan, Fridberg, Greenberg, Weiner, Maisell and many others given in this work.
Welsh Families in Ireland
Families by the name of “Walsh” (in Irish, Brannagh or Breathnach), meaning a Briton or Welshman, are found early in Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Killarney, Tipperary, Wexford, Waterford and Galway. Some of these families were: Howell, Lawless, Lillis, Lynagh and Rossiter. Many are included in this work
Anglo Norman Families in Ireland
The Anglo Norman invasions of the 12th century brought many new families to Ireland. Some took on Irish names. Anglo Norman families in Ireland include: Barry; Bellew; Bermingham; Burke; Carew and Clare, among hundreds of others given in this book along with family history notes.
Huguenot Families in Ireland
French and Fleming Huguenot families settled in the 17th century in Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork, and Lisburn, etc… They were noted for making linen, cloth and lace. Some of these families were those of Barre; Perrin; Hazard; Hassard; Lefanu; Trench and many others as given in this work.
“The Magnificent Seven” of the week !
County of the Month: Limerick
See also: County Limerick Genealogy and Family History Notes
The Families of County Limerick, Ireland
County Limerick 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:
de Lacy, L.
Mac Eneiry, L.
O’ Brien, L.
O’ Brien, P.
O’ Connell, L.
O’ Cullen, C.
O’ Dinnahan, C.
O’ Donovan, L.
O’ Grady, V.
O’ Hallinan, C.
O’ Hea, C.
O’ Kinealy, C.
O’ Morony, C.
O’ Quinn, L.
O’ Scanlan, C.
O’ Sheehan, C.
-end of extract from The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters-
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Are the Irish using Facebook ?
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) New Member John Broderick of Savannah, GA
Looking for Brodericks from Galway.
2) New Member Cindy McInerney of Lockport, NY
Looking for Kenna family from Limerick City.
3) New Member Carol L. Culligan of Highland, CA.
Researching Charles Culligan and Mary, arrived New York 1859,
perhaps from County Clare.
4) New Member Chuck Sorensen, of Wiggins, MS.
No family search or topic submitted – yet !
5) New Member Kahtleen Green of Rochester, NY
My gr. grandfather was Michael Joyce m. Bridget O’Malley in Clifden, Co.
Galway. My grandmother,Mary (b.1890) had sib. Michael, Thomas, Patrick,
Martin, Abby, John, Peter.
6) Michelle A. Wood of Narara, Australia (Our customer of the week !)
Your Birth Index; Book of Irish Families; and Families of Dublin shipped.
7) Christina Kirwan of Ontario, Canada
Search not given, but likely Kirwan of Galway. (Glaway books shipped)
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:
(see above, Carol Culligan).
Related Spellings of the Name
Colgan; M’Colgan; O’Colgan; Colgen; Colgin; Coligan; Collagan;
Colligan; Culgan; Culgin; Quilligan……
Varient Spelling Groups: #303, 2145,
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names) http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm
History of the Name
A name traditionally linked with counties Clare and Limerick in Ireland.
The name is found centered mainly in Co. Clare in the 19th century.
copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
Irish Family Coats of Arms
Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms
1) not found in the Irish Book of Arms
The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at Irishroots.com finds the family 12 times
including the following examples :
1) The Birth Index of Ireland
2) The Families of County Limerick
3) Culligan of Moyeralla in Families of County Clare, Ireland.
4) J. Culligan in Irish Families on the California Trail
5) O’Culligan in Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters
6) O’Culligan in Co. Clare, Ireland, genealogy and family history notes.
Websites and Videos of the Week:
1) County Clare tithe Applotment books for names from Culligan to Custy.
2) Hibernia Atlantic, undersea cable to connect Ireland and U.S. Video
3) The Book of Irish Families Great and Small Video
4) New Zealand and Australasian Genealogy Database
“We are pleased to announce that the New Zealand Genealogy Databases
(www.nzgdb.co.nz) is now the Australasian Genealogy databases (www.anzgdb.com)”
Curious News and Notes
1) The Cliffs of Moher has been chosen to represent Ireland in the
world wide contest to become one of the 7 wonders of the world.
(I liked it better when there was no parking lot or beauty contests!)
2) We’ll not be running out of Murphys, Kellys or Sullivans soon.
Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU by far according to
recent reports, just over 18 per thousand. There’s always room for
3) Look for a new book on JFK’s visit to Ireland, lo those many
years ago, by Ryan Tubridy.
4) Project Kelvin is the name of a project to link the U.S.
to Northern Ireland with a High speed cable. It will come ashore near
Portrush and also give direct connectivity to towns like Letterkenny,
Dundalk, and Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland. (see video above)
5) The cooling trend in Ireland is expected to continue from the coldest
December in some time, and now with a colder than normal January.
Freezing temperatures and snow are predicted.
British experts say this will be one of the five coldest Januarys in History.
Just one more proof of Global Warming I guess…..
6) Irish users on Facebook have doubled in the last 12 months going from
around 200.000 to over 400,000 ! Did you Find any family members ??
7) More on Irish baby names, according to the Irish Times newspaper
the top boys name was James, and the top girls name was Grace and
Anna. That is for those who announced births in the paper.
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