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Irish Roots Cafe genealogy and history. week 99
Among Todays Topics:
1) Quinn is the Name of the Day
2) The Scottish Macs is the book of the month
3) Searching for McNealey, Moffat, Kelly
4) New flight to Niagara Falls planned
5) Irishmen with wind power – not a lot of hot air…
6) The Irish Families Project is the video of the day.
Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:
This Weeks Topics: 1:17
Notes from Mike: 2:41
Book of the Month: 3:57
The Magnificent Seven: 8:25
Irish Name of the Day: 10:35
Website of the Week: 16:27
Curious News and Notes: 18.34
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Notes This Week
1) The Midwest Irish Focus newspaper with an article
on the Irish Wilderness in the U.S. and an Irish Song CD
for songs the Irish learned in school, by Spillane.
Book of the Month
The Scottish Macs, by Johnston
Names that begin with Mac, Mc and M’.
Family Names of Scotland and the Scots-Irish.
Derivations and Origins.
Here is part of the preface from this book:
Here is the latest addition to our
historical series on family names.
This is quite appropriate for our
members, many of whom descend
from the ‘Scottish Macs’, settling
eventually in Ireland and America.
The author, James B. Johnston,
also wrote ‘Place Names of Scotland’;
‘Place Names of Stirlingshire’; and
‘Place Names of England and Wales’.
This work compliments the book
recently completed, entitled ‘Names
That Begin with Mac, Mc & ‘O’, which covers
Scotland, Ireland and America, giving
locations and more specific study.
We trust our members will
appreciate the distinctive viewpoint
expressed in ‘The Scottish Macs’.
It is a valued work which will be
helpful to family name researchers.
Here are 100 of the 1000 names from this book:
Book of Deer
mac ghill Bhrid
Book of Scone
Mac an chleirich
Mac ghill Breis
Mac an duibh
Mac Gilla Brighde
Mac an aba
Mac an baird
( End of partial index extract from The Scottish Macs )
Which Poor Irish County is now picking up with tourists ?
Coming Up Later:
‘First Communion Magazine, successful but controversial ?’
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) New Member Paul Saunders of North Ridgeville, OH
Searching for McNealey, Mc Neeley.
2) Kathleen Quinn of Des Plaines, IL
Trying to find where Northern Ireland our family originated. Quinn, Hagan, Moffat,Kelly.
Emigrated to Glasgow, Scotland and then Manchester, NH. (Felix Quinn-Sarah Kelly,
Owen Quinn-Mary Ann Hagan, John Quinn-Elizabeth Moffat)
3) John T. McCarthy of Keene, NH
Your ‘Families of Cork’, and ‘Co. Cork Genealogy & Family History shipped.
4) Jim Hanly of Tyrone, PA.
Your County Roscommon genealogy book has shipped !
5) John Fogarty of E. Setauket, New York
Your County Tipperary genealogy book has shipped !
6) Robert Dunn of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Your Kings and Queens County Ireland genealogy book has shipped !
7) Carol Culligan, your ‘Families of County Clare, Ireland’ shipped !
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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: Kathleen Quinn,
see todays Magnificent Seven.
Related Spellings of the Name:
Quinne, Quin, Cuinn, M’Quinn, M’Quinney, Quinniff, Quinlan, etc…
Varient Spelling Groups: #1267, 1755, 2985, 1473, 1496, 318
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names) http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm
History of the Name
The Quinn name is one of the top 20 most numerous surnames in
Ireland, and it is the most numerous surname of Tyrone. Several
unrelated families of the name are known to exist.
In Clare the Quinns were centered around Corofin……
O’Cuinn was also a principal chief of Teffia and their chief stronghold
was at their castle in Rathcline…….
The family name is also found in France, and note the street named
“Rue O’Quinn” there.
The early form of this name was O’Cuinn, meaning descendant of Conn.
In the 17th century Quinn was a principal name of Waterford and
(O) Quinn was found in Dublin, Kings, Down and Tipperary……
Much is made as to the spelling of the name with one or two n’s. (Such
claims are made for many names). No difference can arbitrarily be claimed
from the spelling of the name. No doubt some families spelled their names
differently to show that they were not related to the ‘other’. In isolated
cases it could also denote political differences.
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) Illustrated arms and motto for Richard Quin, Baron Quin
of Adare, in County Limerick, born July 1763 and married to
Francis Muriel. Plus arms with the coming of the Free State.
The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at Irishroots.com finds the family 158 times
including the following examples :
1) N. O’Quinn: Special Census of Ireland, Pynnars Survey.
2) Abraham McQuinn; J27 Master Index
3) Annie Quinn; J30
4) O’Quinn, Quinn Abbey; D. Quinn…; Annals of the Four Masters
Over 10 listings in the Annals…. including the Quinns of
Teffia; Rathcline; Longford; Clare; Limerick; and chief Quinns.
5) O’Quinns; The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans
Websites of the Week:
1) Quinn Family Genealogy Forum
2) The Irish Families Project
is the Video of the Day.
A video short explaining what the Irish Families Project
is all about and how it might help your genealogy.
See the video here:
3) County Leitrim, Ireland web page
Find out about the county, it’s history and special spots.
“Leitrim is bound by water, which defines its character and supplies
its recreation. The Shannon Erne Waterway, Europe’s longest inland
navigable waterway, stretches through the county.”
4) Irish Wind Map by county
Wind farms and power generation by Irish county.
Curious News and Notes
1) Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair in Ireland is looking for
new routes to fly. The latest talk is of flights from Dublin to
Niagara Falls right here in North America.
2) Well, well, now, Aine Ni Neachtain of Connemara, Spiddal,
County Galway, parked her car illegally and blocked a truck
from passing, so warden Neil McHugh gave her a ticket when
she did not respond after two requests to move. It seems that
Aine believes the policeman should have talked to her in the
Irish language, seeing as how it is in Connemara and all the
commitments in that area to keeping the language in force.
However, she was still fined 40 Euro with 50 more Euros for expenses.
3) County Leitrim, once one of the poorest of Irish counties,
is enjoying a boom of late, as a great holiday spot to get away
from it all.
4) Keep an eye out for Guinness as they celebrate their 250th
Birthday. That would include television ads and billboards,
and I bet commemorative sweat shirts and caps to say the least.
5) You’ve probably heard of a long winded Irishman. Well now it
seems the Irish are able to generate enough wind power to serve
650,000 homes. Capacity recently exceeded 1,000 megawatts for
the first time. More wind farms are schedule to come online soon.
( Mrs. Flaherty says that Mr. O’Flaherty could supply at least 1,000
homes with his hot air alone ! -editors note….. )
6) It seems a new magazine “Your Childs First Communion” is under
some review by folks in Ireland. Some folks say the modeling, dresses
and tiaras create an undo social pressure, and that is not what the
occasion is really all about. In its second year of publication, they
say it sells 15,000 copies of its yearly edition.
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A one of a kind resource, Mike is the most published author
his field including numerous hard bound books; guides;
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Today, he hosts the first weekly broadcast on Irish Family
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The founder of the Irish Roots Cafe, he also publishes
great works of history, including ‘The Annals of Ireland by
the Four Masters’; and Keatings ‘History of Ireland’.
He recently completed the Irish Families Project,
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