Among Todays Shownotes:
1) Family of the Day: Hayes
2) Irish County of the Month: County Clare
3) Searching For: Kirkpatrick, Smith, Walsh
4) Curious News: O’Regan and Holmes age well…
5) Video of the Month: Meath: where Halloween began
6) Curious Note: Two Irishmen on Chile stamps…
7) One minute podcast: Red is the Rose (song)
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: 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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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe
1) Let see, Saturday is the Music Masters workshop at the
Irish Museum in KC at Union Station, so come on down if
you can, learn an instrument or a song !
2) The National Archives here continues to have programs
to help Family researchers and genealogists, and they have
a great group of volunteers to help anytime you might drop
in… they are in the building next to Union Station in
downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Check them out !
3) Kennys.ie is the web page for Kennys Bookstore in Galway.
They have been around awhile and are active on the web at:
One Minute Podcast
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Todays Podcast extract is from last weeks Irish Song Podcast:
Red is the Rose by Karen.
Plus a little note on different versions of the song…
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Hello Fada, notes on the Irish language:
We publish more Irish genealogy books than anyone in the world !
Books of the Month:
1) Families of County Clare, Ireland (Hardbound)
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We have covered lists of families in Clare from this book
earlier. Here are a few more extracts from the Clare Book:
The Viking Era
We have early records of Viking raids from Scandinavia which
included landings at Galway Bay on the north of Clare and up
the Shannon River into Limerick in the south of the county.
Clare formed in 1565
When the new geographical division called ‘Co. Clare’ was
formed in 1565, it would hold most of the territory earlier known
as Thomand. In earlier times the territory of Thomand was
larger than Co. Clare, containing major parts of Co. Limerick
and Co. Tipperary, running to the borders of Kilkenny and
Queens County. The exact boundaries were somewhat flexible,
rising and falling with the fortunes of the families of Thomand.
Co. Clare is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, and
by Lough Derg and the Shannon river on the east and south.
It is thus separated from Tipperary, Limerick and Kerry. These
natural barriers would become a part of the reason Clare
remained independent for so long. They also give Clare a
flavor of its own.
Links to Surrounds
It is not surprising to find links between the families of Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. Because of the close geography and
because of a shared history within the kingdom of Thomand.
In the 17th century we find Irish from all over Ireland ‘invited’
into Clare. For example, dispossessed Irish in nearby Co. Kerry
were given rights to settle in the barony of the Burren in Co. Clare.
(see map for examples).
Six ancient cantreds of Thomand are sometimes given as:
(1) Hy Lochlean (O’Lochlainns territory),
(2) Ibh Caisin (Ibrickane- patrimony of the O’Briens),
(3) Hy Garman (Moyarta),
(4) Clan Cuilean (Clonderlaw, patrimony of …….. end of extract
2) The second book I have put together on County Clare is:
County Clare, Ireland. Genealogy and Family History Notes.
including Illustrations and Extracts
Cliffs of Moher A-2
Clare Records A-8
Surname Map: McNamara C-28
3) You might also be interested in:
The Houses of Clare by Weir, which traces occupants of houses
in Clare back a ways.
4) The History of Clare by White.
5) The History of Clare by Frost.
First introduced to me as a ‘chilling’ subject in Dublin Castle
back in 1980, and it took a few moments for me to get the play
on words, as I was one ‘serious’ researcher at the time.
Three Things to Remember:
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The secret of 400 millionaires in Ireland ?
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) Terence J. Lyons of Aitkenvale, Queensland, Australia
your Irish Book of Arms has shipped
2) Sharon Dyanne Zimmerman your Irish Families book has
shipped, and welcome as a new member searching for:
Kirkpatrick and Smith
3) Jason McGrath of Chicago, IL, your County Tyrone genealogy
book has shipped !
4) William T. Lerch of Chico, CA welcome as a new member.
Catherine Walsh b. 1853 approx., We believe from Co. Clare
and came to the U.S. around 1877.
5) Kim Clancy of Temecula, CA, your Families of County Kerry
has shipped !
6) Paul Rogers of Mountain View, CA. your many books on
Irish Genealogy have shipped !
7) Maureen Miller of Stafford, VA your Meath and Westmeath
genealogy book has shipped !
Check out our online search list at:
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:
Brendan Hayes of Fort Worth, Texas, searching in Co. Clare
Related Spellings of the Name
Hays, Haze, O’Hea, Heys, Hoy, Hea, O’Hugh, Heas
Varient Spelling Groups: #848 #1669 #2396
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
History of the Name
There are several unrelated families of the Hayes name found in
Ireland. The older Irish name of O’Hea has often been changed
to Hayes, and Woulfe gives over 10 families who changed from
the older O’hAoda to O’Hea and Hayes. O’Hea itself remained
as the main spelling in Co. Cork, but Hayes is also most often
found in that county in the 1890 index.
Keatings History finds the O’Heas as chiefs of Pobble O’Hea in
the barony of Carberry in Cork. Further, “O’Haodha, O’Hea or
Hayes” was found as chief of Musgraidhe Luachra, which lay
between Kilmallock and Ardpatrick, in the barony of Coshlee in
Co. Limerick……partial extract from The Book of Irish Families….
In the 17th century both Hea and O’Hea were principal names
in Clare, and found in Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary and
Waterford…..partial extract from the Book of Irish Families….
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) O’Hea is given in the Irish Book of Arms, on the shield appears
a sword with a serpent entwined upon it.
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Surprising popularity of Halloween this year exceeds expectations !
The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name Hayes 78 times, here are a few examples:
1) O’Hayes in the Co. Meath and Westmeath genealogy notes…
2) de Hayes in Irish Names and Surnames by Woulfe.
3) Hayes in the ‘Families of County Clare, Ireland’
4) R. Hayes in Co. Kildare Genealogy & family history notes
5) D. Hayes and Hayes Park in ‘Irish Families on the California Trail’.
6) A. Hayes in Special Census of Ireland: Pynnars Survey
7) R. Hayes in ‘Missouri Irish’ the original history book.
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) The Hayes of Dublin, webisode #8. Park Lawn Cemetery,
2) Blue Shark Fishing in Ireland – video
3) Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival. Where Halloween Began
4) Doolan County Clare, Ireland, set to Irish pipes, oceanside
and of course, this is O’Loughlin country…..
see also our Irish Video Shorts at:
Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today
1) Pumpkins on the rise ! Halloween keeps growing in popularity
each year in Ireland, but pumpkin demand caught all by surprise
this year, with one retailer selling over 52,000 of them ! Fireworks
seem to be popular too – not so in the U.S. I think.
2) Chile honors two patriots that originally came from Ireland:
Bernardo O’Higgins whose father was of Sligo, and is known as
the countries founding father; and John (Juan McKenna) born in Monaghan and served as commandant general of the Chilean army.
Stamps for the Irish in Chile
Chile issued 86 cent stamps in their honor, two stamps, with each
man dressed out in full military regalia ! Both men had to obtain education in Spain, as it was not available to them in Ireland,
which led to the Chile connection !
3) 100 year old Mr. Archie Holmes gives recipe for long life,
giving 3 things:
a) A fair bit of chocolate
c) singing (once he starts – you cannot stop him !)
He came from Laois in 1957, settling in Wellington, New Zealand.
4) A recent Dublin Web Conference drew some of the biggest
names in tech !
The Founders of YouTube; Twitter; and Skype were in attendance….
5) Kay O’Regan, at age 74, completed her 100th marathon
in 4hrs. 25 minutes.
6) AT least 40 kinds of ‘shark’ swim off of Irelands shores !
I wonder if they gave the Vikings any trouble ?
7) The 400th person to become a millionaire in Ireland
national lottery is: (anonymous).
Over 16 million Euro, and the winnings are tax free !
He purchased the ticket in Ballinasloe, County Galway.
…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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