Connery Genealogy; Clanna Rory; Chinese, Australian Irish

Irish Family History Show 181
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Family of the Day: Connery
2)   Irish Book of the Month: History of The Clanna Rory
3)   Searching For:  Lost Families of the Clanna Rory
4)   Curious News: Chinese Irish in Galway
5)   Video of the Month: Irish Pub in Australia
6)   Curious Note:  Sheehan finds rare egg.
7)   One minute podcast:  Irish Families #105

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Todays Topics:                    1:00n
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
Sources:                            15:30
Websites of the Week:        16:30
Curious News and Notes:   18:30

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

1) Irish class was snowed out here at the cafe last week.
Gives me another chance to start the study, eh ?
I’ve been looking at the role of the letter ‘h’ in Irish and
where it came from.  Often used to eliminate letters that
were not found in others alphabets….. and how about
adding vowels when you say the word, the did not write
the vowels some ancient alphabets….. ( film, and filim, etc..)

2) Just posted a short video of Australian song and refreshment,
and it seems several friends on FB are ready to go, including my
friend Walt Harper in Savannah, Georgia, and then Roxanne
said she would like to go too, and then Karen.  So… it’s on the
Sounds like fun to me, and we’ll here more about the Australian
Irish in a few minutes….

3. And…it looks like we have been placed on a top 50 best
genealogy blog list again.  Here is the list.

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Book of the Month:
Families of the Clanna Rory in Ireland.
compiled from the ancient records of Trintity College and the
Royal Irish Academy.

Let’s take a look at some new information on Irish Families
in this book.  The Clanna Rory is made up of many well
known and not so well known families.  This was a fairly
unique work in the 19th century, appearing after the famine
(1864), and before the publication of Milesian Families of
Here are the related families of this Irish Clan or Sept:
The Magennises
The O’Mores, Moores
The O’Cronnellys
The O’Dugans (Doogan)
The O’Morans (Moran)
The O’Lennans
The O’Casans
The McGowans or Smiths
The McWards (Ward)
The McScanlans
The O’Kennys (Kinney, Kenney)
The O’Lawlors (Lawler)
The O’Lynches (Lynch)
The O’Mannions (Manning)
The Maginns (Magin)
The M’Colreavys or Grays
The McCartans (Carton)
The O’Carelons
The Clan Fergus
The O’Conors-Kerry (O’Conner etc.)
The O’Conors-Cork (O’Conner etc.)
The O’Loghlens-Burren (O’Loughlin, O’Laughlin)
The O’Kielys (Kiley, etc..)
The M’Shanlys (Shanley)
The McPriors (Pryor etc..)
The O’Ferrals (Farrell etc..)
The O’Roddys (Roddy, Ruddy)
The McFinvars or Gaynors
The McCormicks (Mac Cormack)
The McDorchys, Darcys
The McRaghnaills or Reynolds
The O’Quinns (Quin)
The O’Mulveys (Mulvy)
The O’Neidhes, Neys, Neville
The O’Conarys, Connery
The O’Diochallas
The O’Maoletighsm Melody
The McKeoghs (Kehoe)
The O’Beices
The Mc Maolisas The O’Dugans
The O’Coscridhs (Cosgrove, Cosgrave)
The McRorys or Rodgers (Rogers)
The Corca-Dallan
The Corca-Aulim
The Dal-Confinn
The Ciarruighe Loch an Airneagh
The Ciarruighe Ae, or Ai, or Nao
The Ciarruighe Airteach
The Cinel Buinne
The Gailenga
The Ui Liodan
The Owny Deisceart
The Eoghanacht Aire Cliach
The O’Drennans
The McDubhains or Duanes

These families are sometimes noted as ‘Rudrician families’,
as they descend from Roderick, early ‘monarch’ of Ireland.
As we go through the histories of families in this work, toward
the back, we find a note that tells us what they did not know
about at that time:
“The following are Rudrician families of whom very little is
known at the present day” giving the following names with
brief notes on location and county:

O’Mulvey on the east of the Shannon River.
O’Neidhes ( also known as Ney or Neville)
Noghilly and Melody (19th century spellings)
Keogh (McEochaidhs) with brief not on locations…
O’Beices of Cork with brief note on locations.
McMaoliosas on the borders of Westmeath and Longford.
O’Dugan and Cosgrave: chiefs in Cork, with brief pedigree given.
The MacRorys or Rodgers with brief note…

This entry tells us a bit about the state of knowledge and
genealogy of the day, and what was not generally known…

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Where is the Year of the Rabbit holding a 3 day festival ?
And does this celebrate Irish ancestors named Rabbit ?

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Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of new member:
Eleanor Kendall

Related Spellings of the Name
Conery, Conaire, Connory, Conroy, Conry, Mulconry, Conory, Convery…

Varient Spelling Groups:   #324; #2132
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name
Well, today let’s take a look at where the name is found at in our books.
This family name is generally given to be centered in the Province of
Munster in Ireland.  It is often found in Cork and Limerick, as well as in
Counties Clare and Kerry in our works.  Of course, Connery can be
shortened to Conner or Conor, etc… on occasion, which is a separate
name altogether.

Neville with Connery
In the ‘Families of the Clanna Rory in Ireland’ we find mention of the
Neys or Nevilles alongside the O’Conaires (Connerys) and they are
given as chiefs near ‘Tralee’.

The Learned O’Connerys
In the Families of County Clare, Ireland we see ‘Daniel Connery’
and ‘Owen O’Connory’, tied to two specific locations in that county in the
17th century.  Here, we also find mention of Mulconery near ‘Tradraighe’.
The learned family of O’Maolconnery is also noted, with a school of
jurisprudence and literature.  These are often cited in the Annals of
Irish history.

MacConroi, Conaire
Some confusion may arise when researching the name, as the name
as MacConroi and Clan Conaire are sometimes used to describe the
family as one.  MacConroi is more often MacConry, and interchanged
with ‘King’, based on the meaning of the word in Irish.
In the unexpected entry of the Dictionary of Irish Family Names printed
complete in ‘Irish Families on the California Trail’ we find O’Connery as:
‘Ui Conaire, olaves and literati at an early age in Desmond.  It appears
this would be more properly assigned to the Conry, or MacConroi,
origins for  the name. One of the Connory name at that time (1878), is
given to b be the chief editor of the New York Herald.

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)    Some sources quote the MacConroi arms as being the same
as the Province of Munster, with 3 crowns, but most of these would
be for Conry or King. I think.   In  the Irish Book of arms first edition
I gave the old arms of a Lion rampant with a boar as crest for Connery,
coming from a 19th century undocumented source. Having
not been able to confirm this from old works, it is not included in the
2nd edition, which is much improved.

Coming Up Later in this episode:
This city calls itself the ‘real’ capital of Ireland….
and where did a man find an egg inside of an egg….for real.
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name 17  times, here are a few examples:

1)   D. Connery in County Clare, Ireland genealogy & family history notes
2)   O’Connery in The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters. IGF edition.
3)   O’Connerys in Irish Families on the California Trail
4)   The Families of County Lilmerick Ireland.
5)   O’Connery in Milesian Families of Ireland.
6)   The History of the Clanna Rory Families of Ireland
7)    Birth index of Ireland

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)   Connery Family Genealogy Forum, various families and locations.

2)   Festivals in County Cork listed

3)  Year of the Rabbit in China (video)

4)  Irish Pub in Australia (1 minute video, food, music and the Quiet Man)

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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  County Cork is out to become champion of Irish Festivals, and sometimes
calls itself the ‘real’ capital of Ireland !

2)  Adrian Sheehan, a Kerry man, finds rare: ‘egg’ inside an ‘egg’.
One in 4 million chance, a sign of good luck in China.

3)  Women less likely to emigrate, poorer, but live longer in Ireland.

4)  Galway celebrates the ‘year of the rabbit’ with 3 day celebration.
Chinese Galway association puts event together…. and say, one of my
ancestors was Bridget Rabbit likely from northern Clare or southern Galway.
Perhaps we can claim the fetival as our own too.

5)  Irish rush to Australia and jobs, thousands settle in Sydney.

6)   The Scots Irish that built America.
TV documentary, with Senator Webb explains.

7. Irish archaeology service ‘Do you know thy place ?’.
Find more about your town or townland in Ireland ….

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