Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:
1) Family of the Day: Conley
2) Hunky Dory Campaign not so Hunky Dory ?
3) Book of the Day: Families of County Dublin, Ireland
4) Irish-Mexican celebration
5) Oldest complete census released
6) Gleeson and Comer: 14 Years without a miss
7) One Minute Podcast excerpt: Hello Fada
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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 the Day: 11:30
Websites of the Week: 16:30
Curious News and Notes: 18:30
Total Time: 25:50
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links can be found at:
Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe
1) Well, plenty of folks dropping by, asking about the song
and recitation festival this year. Be sure and let me know
if you’d like to phone it in, or appear in person at this years
fest. Our next Sean Nos session is June 17.
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2) The street fair held each year by North Americas oldest
Irish business, will be held the 19th of June, and I plan on
flying in for an interesting interview or two…. stop by and say
hello ! That’s Brownes Irish Market and Deli in Kansas City.
June 19th at 4:00.
3) Make your plans for the Irish Academy at Dublin, Ohio.
We’ll be at the Genealogy Tent all weekend and on Friday
at the Irish Academy we will have a 5 hour genealogy seminar
on Irish Families, Research, DNA, Names, The Famine Era,
The Wild Geese, all in our hedge school format. Be sure
to make your reservations ! and let me know your coming!!
That’s Friday, August 6, 2010.
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:
Hello Fada, accent on the Irish Language.
Notes on the words Irish and Gaelic and more…
For more podcasts like todays sample extract, go to:
Book of the Month:
1) Families of County Dublin, Ireland (Hardbound)
With entries on several thousand families found in County Dublin.
2) County Dublin, Ireland, Genealogy and Family History Notes
http://www.irishroots.com/id4812.htm (spiral bound)
With 1659 census extract.
Sample excerpt from these books:
Numerous Settled Families
“One can see from this list that many settler families will be
found in Dublin, including Viking, Welsh, Norman and
English ones. It should be remembered however, that over
time, Dublin drew its population mainly from the far flung
parts of Ireland itself. Indeed, we have the most mixed
population of the entire country right here in Dublin.
Due to the fact that it became the administrative center for
the English government, there was continued settlement from
England. Although the area now known as Dublin city was
a stronghold for the Vikings and Normans anciently, the
settlers became outnumbered by native Irish eventually.”
“ Taking from the works of earlier days, O’Hart, in his “Irish
Pedigrees”, lists the chiefs and clans of Dublin, Kildare, King’s,
and parts of Meath together in the same section. O’Connor
of Offaley; O’Toole of Co. Wicklow; O’Moore of Leix; and
O’Dempsey of Clanmaliere were anciently given as chiefs of
Co. Kildare, which is adjacent to Dublin. The O’Tooles and
O’Byrnes were given in the mountainous areas in the south
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.
Motorway opens, video of protested road
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) Sean R. Logan, MD of Findlay, Ohio your set of
The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters, has shipped ! ****
2) Katherine Woodman of Ravenswood, WV Your book shipped !
3) Brenda Pickard of Victoria, Canada your Irish Families book
has shipped !
4) Daniel Griffin of Montgomery, NY your Co. Kerry book; Place
Name Book; and Irish Genealogies book has shipped !
5) Jean Wilson of Stockton, CA. Your County Antrim genealogy
book has shipped !
6) Welcome new member Kirsten Norgate of Bellbowrie, Australia
7) Danny Sullivan of Spring Creek, NV. your Cork and Kerry
Books have shipped !
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podcasts would not be possible – !
Sponsors are welcome and needed.
Irish Family Name of the Day:
Todays family history in honor of member:
Richard Conley of Waterloo Iowa, and 55 other patrons
Related Spellings of the Name
Conly, Connolly, Connell, Kinnealy, Conneely, MacConley
Varient Spelling Groups: 317, 319, 2157.
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
History of the Name
Conley, as spelled here, is a difficult name to trace. It can be a
shortened form of several other family names such as Connolly.
The simple form of Conly is found in Dublin in the 17th century.
O’Connoly was found in Monaghan at that time as well.
MacConley or MacConly is another possible source for the name
with traditional locations being in Offaly. Looking at the wide
variety of counties in which the Conley name is found, it is further
proof that you must research to determine the origin of your
Conley family. (see more sources below)
copyright 2010, 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) Not found as spelled, but of course names like Conolly and
O’Connell are given in this heraldic work, along with others.
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Why Gleeson and Comer are examples to us all….
The Free Master online search at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name 30 times, here are a few examples:
1) Families of County Galway, Ireland
2) Families of County Dublin, Ireland
3) County Antrim Genealogy and family history notes
4) Col. Louis D. Conley in v23 of the JAIHS
5) Conley in ‘Missouri Irish’ book
6) Donovan-Conley in Families of County Cork, Ireland
7) M’Conley in Names of Irish Passengers to America.
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) Documentary: the San Patricios and Capt. John Riley (video)
2) Tara: Motorway opens despite protests, here is the road.
3) ‘ Hunky Dorys’ rugby girls: campaigned banned
4) Digging for Irish Canadian Roots in Dublin with O’Regan
see also our Irish Video Shorts at:
Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today
1) Mexico is now the 6th largest Irish populated country in the world
and the Irish have played a role in Mexicos Independence. The San
Patricios are just one part of the story. A celebration took place at
the Mansion House in Dublin recently. read more;
2) Four and one half million records from the 1901 census of Ireland
are now online. Although many partial census records survive, this
is the first complete, intact official census. Read the story here:
3) Search the 1901 and 1911 Census here at the National Archives of Ireland:
4) Despite protesters, the roadway across Meath, near the Hill of Tara,
has been opened to traffic:
5) An ad campaign for crisps (potato chips) was pretty saucy and over
300 complaints caused them to be pulled. “Hunky Dorys have seen a reported
17% increase in sales in N. Ireland”. One of the lines was:
Are you staring at my Crisps?. Photos and Story here:
6) Gleeson and Comer students take note. In Galway, Emma
Gleeson and Fiona Comer, never missed a day at school in 14 years ! Thats an impressive 2,299 days without a miss. The average student misses 12 or 13 days a year…. How about you ?
…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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