Sullivan, Waterford, Irish-Scots, Argentina, Guinness Water

Irish Family History with curious news and notes.
From the Irish Roots Cafe at

Show 143
Among Todays Topics at the Hedge School:

1)  The Family Name of the Day is Sullivan
2)  National Hedge School Launch Feb 13
3)  Say good by to Waterford, also the book of the month
4)  Worlds oldest Irish newspaper abroad is where ?
5)  The Irish in Scotland resource
6)  Guinness now delivers water
7)  Sean Nós song and dance fest

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This Weeks Audio Timeline

Todays Topics:                    1:00
Notes from Mike:                 2:00
Irish Hedge School  :           4:00
Waterford Book :                 6:30
The Magnificent Seven:        9:30
Sullivan name of the day:  11:30
Sources:                            15:30
Websites of the Week:        16:30
Curious News and Notes:   18:30

Total Time: 25:50
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Meet Your Irish Hedge School Podcast Hosts
At the Launch of our U.S. Workshops on Feb. 13,
Saturday 1:00 to 3:30, at the Irish Museum at
Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri
History – Language – Song – Genealogy included
Reserve your place today !
email us or the Irish Museum
Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe

1) Working on launching our Hedge School here.  It does
take a lot of time to put these things together.  We will start
with one or two fields of study.  It will be available in up to
3 ways. First, as free podcasts on iTunes and here at  Second, in audio format, either downloadable
or on CD as .mp3 files.  Third, some fields of study will
have a hedge teacher available as a ‘private’ consultant, don’t
you know now…. so, this will be interesting!

2)  We now have our first audio book up and running. It is
‘ Missouri Irish, Kansas City, St. Louis, the Irish Wilderness…’
Molly is the narrator.  So if you need some entertainment
while driving down the road or falling off to sleep, here is a
new opportunity for you !

3)  We are doing our international launch of the Hedge School
on Saturday, February 13, on up in Kansas City.  The Irish
Museum there volunteered the space so there we go. Hotel
rooms should be reasonable if you book soon.  We will have
workshops sessions in several areas, including:

Basic Irish Language
Irish History through Song
Genealogy, DNA, Sean Nos, Rare Books

Workshops themselves run from 1:00 to 3:00.
This includes a general opening session with all the
Hedge Teachers.

Meet the Hedge Teachers
Afterword meet with the 3 Hedge teachers:
Peter Adams, host of Hedge Row History, Irish Song….
Renata, host of Hello Fada on the Irish Language
Mike, founder and host of this podcast and author
of many an Irish book.

Private Collections Displayed
The Hedge teachers will also have displays of their private
collections of genealogy books (Mike), Irish jewelry from
Renatas an Stór, and a travel table by Peter.  Visit with us
as the sessions finish, and you might find some more travel
tips, genealogy clues, or Irish Language notes of use !

When: Saturday Feb. 13. 2010
The Irish Museum and Cultural Center
Downstairs at Union Station
phone the Museum: 816-474-3848
Admission: $15 includes workshops, materials,
meet and greet after, and Displays.
And do remember, you can plan your trip to Ireland or
perhaps get a nice piece of jewelry for that special
someone while your visiting at the displays after the

We may even adjourn to a pub after all is said and done !

You can also reserve a spot by dropping
me a line from the web page if you like,
or on Twitter or Facebook

Schools were outlawed for the Irish with the coming
of the penal laws in Ireland.
Outlaw schoolteachers then taught outdoors, by the
sunny side of the hedge, in nooks and crannies, by the
side of the road, when ever and where ever possible.
Students would carry turf to school for fueling the
fire on a chilly day.  They ‘carried the sod’ so to speak.

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Irish Family History:
Photo Enhanced version:
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Irish Song /recitation:
Irish Video Shorts:
Irish Hedge Row History:
Book of the Month:

1)  County Waterford, Ireland genealogy and family history notes.
Part of our 34 book set on Irish Families, this book is just for research in
County Waterford.  Not a large collection of family history, but rather a guide
and primer for researching any family in Waterford.

Names on the Map of the Four Masters shown in County Waterford
( map found in the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters, IGF edition)

Fitzgerald, B.
O’    Baire, C.
O’    Begley
O’    Bric, L.
O’    Brien, C.
O’    Conran, C.
O’    Crotty, C.
O’    Dennehy
O’    Felan, P.
O’    Flahavan
O’    Flannagan
O’    Geary
O’    Mullane
O’    Mullany
le    Poer, L.
le    Poer (Power)

For more about the above book go to:
Three Things to Remember:
We Have a Podcast, a Blog reader, and a Blog !

The Podcast is my ‘radio’ show, with extra comments.
The Blog reader is a computer that ‘reads’ this blog.
The Blog has additional entries, and written shownotes.
Coming Up:
The sailors cure reborn in County Sligo

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

1)  Welcome Gail Dolly of McAlpin, Florida as a new member !
The Dolly family in Galway and the Barron family of Belfast

2)  Elizabeth Robillard of Bellaire, Texas, your Book of Irish Families
great and small has shipped !

3)  Sandra Tremulis of Redwood City, CA, your Book of Irish Families
and Kings and Queens County Ireland genealogy book has shipped.

4)  Welcome Denise Tanner of Louisville, KY, as a new member !
I am looking for a Shaughnessy family that lived in Glenduff and Ashford
areas of County Limerick.  Specifically I am looking for a Patrick (Henry?) Shaughnessy (abt 1811-abt 1848) of Glenduff, his wife’s name.  I believe
his father was George O’ Shaughnessy of Ashford (1780-1785).  Patrick’s
wife and children immigrated to America in 1851, settled for awhile in
Janesville, WI, then moved on to Iowa and Kansas.  Patrick Henry
Shaughnessy (1834 Glenduff) is my great Grandfather. His mother
died when they reached America, so he helped raise his siblings:
Mary. Schanna, Catherine. John (Jon?), Thomas, and Michael, all
born in Limerick, all immigrated to Wisconsin

5)  Welcome Ruth Stewart of San Jose, CA, as a new member !
Michael & Mary Hines (Hynes) first appear in the census of Ramapo,
Suffern, NY in 1855 stating they had been there one year.  He goes to
work for the Railroad. I’ve looked at all available sources without any
information on where they came from in Ireland.  I’ve currently found a
daughter, Celia, married to Frederick O’Donnell indicating they were
married in Ireland so I’m trying to find out as much information as I can
about this couple and their family.  Both common names adding to the
difficulty of the research.  Continue to search for their home in Ireland.

6)  Welcome Kathy Trapp of Darien, IL as a new member !
Researching Frost (of Meelick House, Co. Clare), O’Halloran of
Limerick, and O’Shaughnessy of Meelick House.

7) Welcome John J. Hartwell of Oxford, Massachusetts,

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Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !
Sponsors are welcome and needed.

Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of member:
John B. Sullivan of Shoreline, Washington

Related Spellings of the Name
O’Sullivan, McSullivan, Soolivan, Sulivane, Sullivane, Sullivant

Varient Spelling Groups:  #1686, 1907, 1936, 3121,
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name Sullivan
The O’Sullivan name is the third most numerous name in
all of Ireland, following only Kelly and Murphy in prominence.
The main branches of the Sullivan clan are as follows.  First,
O’Sullivan Beara, of Co. Cork and known as “princes of Beara”
in earlier days.  Secondly, O’Sullivan Mor, who were lords of
Dunkerron, and thirdly, O’Sullivan of Conc Raffan, chiefs of
Knockgraffen in Co. Tipperary.

copyright 2009, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small

Irish Family Coats of Arms From the Irish Book of Arms
A Brief search in that work shows:

1)  O’Sullivan with a boar and a stag and two lions, sword & serpent
2)  O’Sullivan Beare with two Boars….

Coming Up Later in this episode:
1.3 million Irish church records online free
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name numerous times, here are a few examples:

1)  In the Irish Book of Arms of course
2)  In ‘Surnames of Ireland’ with 200 surname maps
3)  O’Sullivan in King James Irish Army List
4)  O’Sullivan Beara in Families of County Cork, Ireland
5)  O’Sullivan arrested by town marshal – j7 (JAIHS)
6)  O’Sullivan Branches, in Families of County Kerry, Ireland
7)  P.; M.; J; Firehouse in Irish Families on the California trail

You can use this free index to search for your family name:
Remember to leave off the Mac or O when typing your name.

Around the World, in Irish Ways.
The Web Page and Video of the Month.

1)  1.3 million Irish Church records online, free of charge
Department of Art, Sport and Tourism

2)   The Irish in Scotland blog

3)  Oldest Newspaper for Irish abroad is in Argentina, 135 years.
“The Southern Cross”

4)  Internet Genealogy Magazine features Irish Roots podcast !

5) Hedge School Launch Page: History-Genealogy-Language-Song

see also our Irish Video Shorts at:

Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  Ruptured pipes meant no water in parts of Ireland, so
it was up to Guinness to refit their 30,000 litre trucks to
pump water.  Dublin seemed to be the largest in need.

2)  Voya Seaweed Baths in Strandhill, Co. Sligo.
They started out in 1912 on the shore, until blown away in the 60’s.
The baths were known as a ‘sailors cure’ and are open again.

3)  A sad day for Waterford as the Waterford Crystal visitors centre
closed at Kilbarry last week.  In better days some 330,000 visitors
a year showed up, and 3,000 people worked for the companies here.

4)  English no longer required in Irish primary schools.
A law has been withdrawn forcing English to be included in the
all Irish language schools.

5)  Sean Nós song and dance is real at Temple Bar TradFest

6)  National University of Ireland dissolving after 100 years, as
recommended in the McCarthy report.

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A one of a kind resource, Mike is the most published author
his field, including books; newsletters; podcasts; and videos.

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The Hedge School has 8 Broadcast series, including :

The History of Ireland
Irish in America
Irish Video Shorts
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About Mike

Mike is the worlds most published author in his field, with over 40 books, 700 articles, two newsletters, a blog, 200 podcasts and 170 videos. He also publishes rare books like "The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters" and Keatings "History of Ireland". Mike also sings in the Irish (Gaeilge) Language, with 3 albums to his credit. Mike descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare, and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry and also bears Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots. He has led tours to Ireland and maintains a 3,000 volume Irish library.
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