Coleman Genealogy; Wicklow, Ireland; Irish Pumpkin; Fog Horn

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Among Todays Topics:

1)   Family of the Day:  Colman, Coleman…
2)   Irish County of the Month: Wicklow
3)   Searching For: Hayes, Daly, Kellett, Joyce, O’Connor
4)   Curious News:  Irish Fog Horns
5)   Web Page of the Month: Dan Bowles Pumpkin
6)   Curious Note: The Best Pub in Ireland named
7)   One minute podcast:  Skibbereen, the famine song

Show #171 Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.

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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:       11:50
Irish Name of the Day:        13:50
Sources:                              17.21
Websites of the Week:          18:51
Curious News and Notes:     20:51

Total Time: 25:50
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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe

1) November 6 there are Irish Music workshops at the
Irish Museum in Kansas City, at Union Station. Includes
the bodhran, tin whistle, singing, fiddle, and more.

2)  Irish Song fest features Karen and Red is the Rose
this week.  Be sure to tune in to the song and Karens
interview on my Song and Recitation Festival podcast.

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Let’s listen to one of our 7 podcast series’ on Song; Recitation;
Travel; History; Irish-America; or Irish language.

Todays Podcast extract is from:

Last weeks Irish Song and Recitation Podcast
‘Skibbereen’ (Skibereen)

A Land fit for a King
Full lyrics are on this blog from a week or two ago.
This song starts with the notion of praise and
fondness expressed for Ireland by those who left
during the famine years, and the son who asks why then
did you desert this beautiful land ?

The Reason Why
About the terrible things that drove us away
from Ireland, to live in other lands…. the words tell the story…
The famine, loss of sheep and cattle, the burning of the roof
and eviction; death of the mother; hunted as a traitor to the
Queen; and the revenge pledged by sons of those afflicted…

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Book of the Month:

1)  County Kildare, Wicklow and Carlow, Ireland,
Genealogy and Family History Notes.  Part of my ‘Irish Families
Project’ and 34 book set on Irish Family History !
For more information on this book go to:

extracts from this book:
Numerous families in Wicklow:

Family Histories Included
Family History Notes from the works of O’Hart included in this book:
Among the families with special entries here are those of: Dowling;
Earl of Carbery; Kavanagh; Kelly of Hy Maile; MacDonald of Wicklow;
Nowlan; O’Byrne; Ryan of Idrone; O’Murphy of Carlow; and O’Neylon
of Kildare. Also given are names from confiscations.

Illustrations included
Sutton Family (4) ;
Wicklow Waterfall (14);
White’s Castle (C-27);
Carbery Castle (C-27);
Carlow Castle (C-28);
Lye or McLysach of Rathbride.

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.

In County Kildare:
Aylmer Birmingham, B. Burke Delahoyde Fitzgerald, D. Fitzgerald
Fitzgerrald, E. Fitzhenry Mac Donnell O’ Carey, L. O’ Colgan, C. O’ Connor,
P. O’ Cullen O’ Dempsey O’ Dunn, C. O’ Kelly, L. O’ Murrigan, P. O’ Toole,
L. de Vesey, L., and Wogan.

In County Wicklow:
Archbold Butler, B. Cheevers FitzEustace, V. Fitzgerald, L. Fitzwilliam,
L. Furlong Hughes O’ Byrne, L. Mac Murrough, P. O’ Cullen, C. O’ Dowling,
C. O’ Doyle, C. O’ Gahan, L. O’ Horan O’ Kelly, C. O’ Teige (Tighe)
O’ Toole, P. Talbot, and Walsh.

In County Carlow:
Butler, B. Carew, B. Chevers Coke Eustace Fitzgerald Grace Lombard
Mac Gorman, C. Mac Teigue O’ Bolger O’ Cahill, C. O’ Cavanagh, L.
Mac Murrough O’ Doran, C. O’ Doyle O’ Doyne O’ Gorman
O’ Kinsellagh O’ Moore, L. O’ Nolan, L. O’ Ryan, L. Sarsfield Strongbow
Tallon and Wall.

End of extracts from this weeks Irish Families Project book.
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Coming Up:
The Best Pub in the World Has been named.
What county in Ireland is it in ?

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

1) O’Anrai Photography of Cheyenne, WY, your book of Irish
Families, great and small has shipped !
searching: Colman Haugh Driscoll Sheerin

2) Brendan Hayes of Fort Worth, Texas welcome as a member !
searching: Hayes, Hays, Daly; O Brien in County Clare, Ireland.

3) Lynne Barry of Glamorgan, GB, welcome as a member !
Henry Patrick Kellett b. Ireland somewhere on St. Patricks Day
1833. Father-Edward Kellett. Henry worked for the family of
the earl of Clare in London.

4) Michael McGuire of San Antonio, TX, your County
Roscommon genealogy and family history notes has shipped !

5) Kerry Endon of Perth, Australia welcome as a new member !
I am interested in the Joyce family of County Galway and the
McMahon family of County Clare.

6) Mike O’Connor of Gardner Kansas, welcome as a full member.
You might be interested in the O’Connor podcast we did a few
weeks back !
Mike is also a member of the Irish class being taught by
Renata down at the Irish Museum.

7) Welcome new member Larry Curtis of Rydal, Georgia.
Interested in Quakers (Friends) in Ireland. Also the Curtis name
in Ireland, England and America

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Irish Family Name of the Day:
Colman, Coleman

Todays family history in honor of member:

Related Spellings of the Name
O’Coleman, Coalman, Clovan, Cloven, Cluvane, Mac Colmain

Varient Spelling Groups: #302, #2170, #
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name
Families by the name of Coleman in Ireland may stem from
one of at least three separate origins.  Some of the name are
doubtlessly of original English heritage who settled in Ireland
over time.
Of the Irish of the name, some stem from the older spelling of
O’Clumhain which became Coleman and Clifford in Co. Cork.
Mac Colman, another independent family of the name, is found
as a chief clan of Co. Louth more anciently.  MacColman is also
cited as a variant spelling of MacCalmont, found in Co. Antrim in
the 17th century. This name is said to be of Scottish origin, coming
from the Buchanan clan…………..

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 in the Irish Book of Arms, 2nd edition.
Found in first edition but unconfirmed.

Coming Up Later in this episode:
Where did the bottle thrown in the Ocean in Florida end up ?
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name  65  times, here are a few examples:

1)   O’Coleman in the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters.
2)   Coleman in the 1659 census of Ireland and birth index
3)   Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many ( Ui Many)
4)   MacColeman from Irish Genealogies (v.3 of Keatings History)
5)   O’Coleman in Milesian Families of Ireland
6)   M’Colemane in ‘The Scottish Macs’
7)   H. Coleman in Co. Limerick genealogy and family history notes.

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)   Clan Coleman Genealogy & Family History
branches that have descended from John Coleman, great
grandson of Daniel Coleman who was born in Turloughmore,
County Mayo, Ireland in 1744.

2)   Bangor Harbour Foghorn. Mew Lighthouse, Copeland Island.
On the day the foghorn is to be turned off.

3)  Crag Cave, Castleisland, County Kerry, discovered in 1983.
Beautiful underground world….

4) Saint Colman’s Well Video, historically linked to Mangan Family

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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  From the people who think they know everything, The best pub in the
world has been named by the ‘Lonely Planet’ guide.  It is the
Harbour Bar, located in Bray, County Wicklow, and manager Colin O’Toole
says he is delighted.

2)  The island of Owey was deserted in 1977, off the coast of Donegal,
complete with poteen making equipment.  Nine houses are now at least
seasonally inhabited and the first mass in 40 years celebrated.
Read about the revival here:

3)  Castleisland bypass is now open in Co. Kerry and should improve travel
times and congestion.

4)  Dan Bowles of Wisconsin in the USA, has seen his 1,100 lb. pumpkin
shipped to Ireland to compete in the heaviest pumpkin contest  in County
Cavan.  Jimmy Murray, a member of the committee for the contest
noted that they have been looking forward to its arrival.

5)   Next year the fog horns along the Irish coast are to be turned off,
a sign of the times I suppose……

6)  Adam Flannery found a bottle on the beach, which had been thrown into
the Ocean over a year ago, from Florida, some 3,700 miles.  Part of an
experiment, some 150 bottles had been launched by a high school in the U.S.

7) and, according to recent studies, the Irish remain among the happiest in
Europe, and are less likely to be sick or depressed !

…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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