Irish in Chile; Mexico; Missouri. Kinsella family history

Irish Family History and Genealogy Podcast
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Hedge School at

Show 144
Among Todays Topics at the Hedge School:

1)   Family of the Day: Kinshellagh, Kinsella
2)   Online Irish Hedge School is coming !
3)   Missouri Irish audio book released !
4)   Kinchella place name, County Galway
5)   Chieftains and San Patricios coming
6)   Bernardo O’Higgins still in South America
7)   New Irish ancestor tracing service start up

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This Weeks Audio Timeline

Todays Topics:                    1:00
Notes from Mike:                 2:00
One Minute Podcast:           4:00
Book of the Month:              6:30
The Magnificent Seven:        9:30
Irish Name of Kinsella:       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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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe

1) Our big launch of the Irish Hedge School is coming up,
thats the 13th of February.  All three hosts of our shows
will be there.  Peter of the History and of the Song podcasts,
and Renata of the Hello Fada Irish Language podcasts.
We will have workshops in our respective areas and of
course that includes me too !  We will have a joint presentation
as well, and a meet and greet with displays afterwords.
To say nothing of a possible pub meet up after all is said
and done.  Go here for more details, I also have a sign up
sheet on Facebook:

2)  We have had the first practice session for the small
band we are contemplating…. lots of fun and long way
to go, but it is possible !

3)  The online hedge school is being set up as well.  Take a
look at some very rough set up here:
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

Workshops from 1:00 to 3:00
Displays and Consultation 3:00 to 3:30
Meet the Hosts of our History, Genealogy and Language
shows as they lead workshops, and afterwords at their
displays on Travel, Irish Jewelry; and Irish Books.

One Minute Podcast

Let’s take a listen to one of our 8 other podcast series.
Covering Song; Recitation; Travel; History; Irish-America;
or Irish language.

Todays Podcast extract is from:
Missouri Irish (our first audio Book)
We take a listen to some of the areas within the city where
the Irish settled, poor and not so poor….

For more podcasts like todays sample extract, go to:

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

1)  Missouri Irish. Our first audio book release ever.  This is
from the hardcopy book that we also have in print.  I have it
as an .mp3 download now, and later on CD.
For more about this book go to:

Entire sections covering:
Kansas City;
St. Louis;
St. Joseph & Buchanaan Co.;
The Famine Irish;
St. Patricks Day Parades;
Irish Wilderness Settlement
Immigration & distribution.
Partial List of Illustrations
Alexander O’Reilly, commander
Brownes Irish Market
Clanna Eireann Dancers
Cole Camp Parade
Dance & Pipe Champions
First Cultural Center
Fr. Bernard Donnelly
Friends of Irish Freedom
Father Hogan
Irish Music in 1915
Irish Newspapers
Irish Patch
Irish Roots Cafe
Iron Mountain Workers
J. Murphy & Sons Wagons
John Mullanphy, first Millionaire
John O’Fallon
Joseph Charless
Kansas Public Ledger
Kerry Patch Resident
Missouri Gazette 1818
Missouri Preachers
St. Patricks Day Parade
Griffen of the Irish Wilderness
Phelim O’Toole, firefighter
Railroad Line on the map
Scartaglen, the band

2) Here is a book we saw on the web on the Kirwans of Galway”
Well noted as one of the Merchant Tribes of Galway of Irish origins.

3) We also have two books that I have written on Galway and
Galway research, that of course, include Kirwan:

Families of County Galway, Ireland. Hardbound.

County Galway Genealogy and Family History Notes, for research notes
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:
Who was Bernardo O’Higgins anyway

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

1)  Walter Dove of Washington, DC, your Annals of Ireland by
the Four Masters, 2 v. set has shipped ! IGF edition.

2)  Denise O’Brien of Chicopee, MA, your Families of Clare book
and Irish Genealogies book has shipped !

3)  Richard B. McMahon of Coatesville, PA, welcome as a new
member, and your Book of Irish Families has Shipped.

4)  Raymond Smith of Highland, UT your County Down genealogy
and Family History book has shipped.

5)  Leslie Brown of San Anselmo, CA, your ‘Families of County
Cork’ has shipped !

6)  Daniel R. O’Neil of Pittsburgh, PA, your County Cork Genealogy
and Family History Notes has shipped.

7)  Dorothy Kelliher of Ballston Spa, NY, your County Cork
genealogy and family history notes has shipped.

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Irish Family Name of the Day:
Kinchella or Kinsella…
You will find the town of Kincullia in Galway, near Loughrea,
in various records, including Griffiths Valuation of Ireland,

Related Spellings of the Name
Kinchela, Kinchella, Kinsela, Kinsellagh, Kinslagh, Kinshellagh,
Kinsellagh, Kinchella, Kinselow

Varient Spelling Groups:   1032, 1028,
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name

Kinsella families descend from the noted Dermot MacMurrough,
the 12th century King of Leinster who helped initiate the Anglo-
Norman invasions of Ireland.  The Kavanaghs who descend from
the same line, along with Kinsella, represent two Irish surnames
which do not have the ‘O’ or ‘Mac’ prefix in front of their names.
This is a rare event, inasmuch most Irish family names were
preceded by those prefix’s early in history.
The family is found centered in the barony of Gorey in Co.
Wexford in both ancient and modern days.  References are
found in many works referring to the name of this territory as
“the Kinsellaghs”…. more found in the original work.

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)  Found in the Irish Book of Arms illustrated in color
with a Lion passant sable in the lower part of the crest,
and that’s just for starters…

Coming Up Later in this episode:
New San Patricio Battalion in the making
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name numerous times, here are a few examples:

1)   Kinchella in the Birth index of Ireland.
2)   Kinchella in the Families of County Dublin, Ireland
3)   Kinchella in the Irish Book of Arms
4)   KINSELAGH in the census of 1659
5)   Kinsella in ‘Missouri Irish’
6)   O’Kinsellagh in Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters
7)   Kinchela in Master Guide to Spellings of Irish Family Names

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)   Here is a house in Kincullia, near Loughrea, in Galway,
for only 265,00 Euros !

2)   St. Patricks Battalion Video of the week.
Ireland to America to Texas to fight with Mexico

3)  The Life of St. Brigid, abbess of Kilare video

4) Viking vs. Irish Battle on film: reinactment

see also our Irish Video Shorts at:

Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  Here we have another service to trace Irish Ancestors.
Howard Kingston of Co. Wicklow came up with the idea.
They will hire experts to trace your tree, and they will
also provide lodging and transportation if need by, or
drive yourself and they will give you a CD of your family
sites to see in Ireland…. or at least that is the plan !

2)  February 1st is St. Brigids Day, and it is a much quieter
holiday than St. Pat’s… hmm… perhaps that means something
She may be coming back into favor.

3)  General Bernardo O’Higgins, ‘Father of Chile’ has been honored
again as Chile celebrates its bicentenary of independence.
A broad avenue in Santiago is named in his honor yet today.

4)  More Viking settlements being uncovered in Dublin, now
some 11th century settlements on the north side of the Liffey River.
So it looks like they survived the Battle of Clontarf around 1014 after
all… we talk about that on our Hedge Row History podcasts…

5)   The San Patricios, the Irish Battalion that fought with the
Mexican army against the government, with some reason, are
being commemorated in a chieftains album it seems… It was part
of the Mexican American war and the time of the Irish Famine.
John Reilly of Clifden, Co. Galway was a well known leader…
They still commemorate the event in Mexico and America
and descendants survive to this day with some interesting
Mexican-Irish names !

…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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About Your Host

Mike O’Laughlin
Mike descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare,
and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry. He also bears
Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots.
A one of a kind resource, Mike is the most published author
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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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