Magill Family History, Irish CD, Ned Kelly, Croagh Patrick

Irish Family History Show 189
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Family of the Day:  Magill
2)   Irish Hedge School pick: Irish Language CD
3)   Searching For: Riley, Rea, Sheehan, Ryan, Grealy
4)   Curious News: More than Ned Kelly in Australia
5)   Web Story: Friday Fish and Penance returns
6)   Curious Note: Climbing Croagh Patrick

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This Weeks Audio Timeline

Todays Topics:                    1:00
Notes from Mike:                 2:00

One Minute CD:                   4:00
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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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe

1) The first five CDs in our Irish Masters Program, Year One,
are back and ready to go !  They include: Irish America; Song,
Dance, Recitation; Irish History; Irish Language notes for the
curious; and our Irish Video Shorts.
I sent the final CD out last week, and that is the one on
Irish Genealogy and Family history, and comes with the
printed beginners guide to Irish genealogy as well.
Should all be back and ready to ship this week or next !
Only 100 complete sets have been pressed.

2)  Maria tells me that the first Irish Sing-Song session will
be the first Sunday in June, 1:00 – 4:00, at the Irish Center
in Union Station at Kansas City, Missouri.  I’ll be there to
do a song if permitted, and it should be a small but
enthusiastic gathering.  If you’ve got a song, or just like to
be part of an audience, come on down !
We’ll be singing in Irish and English…. and a musician or
two might show up as well… feel free.  You can email me
direct if any questions:  Click Here

One Minute Podcast
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:
Irish Masters CD, Year One :  Learning Irish: notes for
curious beginner. With Renata Rua.

Before you take an Irish Class.
Notes for the curious about Irish Language. Best of  ‘Hello Fada’
Broadcast  with Renata Rua:

– Basic Phrases      -Sing a Song.
– Greetings            – My Name is
-How are You      – I am From
-The Fada             – Names
-Counting             – Proverbs
-I am fine; not bad!

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1) Learning Irish, notes for the curious on the Irish Language
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Coming Up:
How long would it take to climb Croagh Patrick ?
No Curtsy for the Queen !

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

1)  Robert Weir of Santa Maria, CA, welcome as a new member !
i have been trying to trace my mother’s back to Ireland. her last name
is riley.i’ve gotten to an 1861 canadian census and found my ggr
miles c. & then my ggr micheal & wife ann. according to hand written
notes i got from my mom micheal was born in co. cavan 1823 ann
was born in co. sligo 1826. :   i’ve traced my mom’s ggr micheal riley
& spouse ann to 1861 canadian census. micheal was born in co.
cavan 1823 & ann nee gilboy was born in co. sligo 1826 iam stumped

2) Nora Perry of Chantilly, VA, welcome as a full member.
Michael Ryan family from Tipperary and Michael Grealy from
Mayo, Taylor family from Newmarket.

3) Jan Peterson of Tulsa, OK, your Conquest of Ireland set,
passenger lists, and Milesian Families book shipped !

4) Martha Rasmussen of Ames, IA, first to get ‘Missouri Irish
the orginal history’, from our new CD collection. ! Shipped !

5) Bryan Sheehan of Burlingame, CA searching for Sheehan,
welcome as a new member. 3

6) Kevin Rea of Menomonee, Wisconsin, searching for Rea,
Welcome as a new member !

7) Cindy McCormick of Cheyenne, Wyoming, searching for
Bartholomew McCormick, left Ballymitty, May 1845.

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Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of member:
Last week, Rowan, was for Debra Warner of San Diego, CA.

This week
Magill is for Victoria Barnett of Augusta, Georgia

Related Spellings of the Name
Gill, MacGill, Mack, Magilly, Mekill, Maguil….etc..

Varient Spelling Groups:   #1159…
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name
Aside from the numerous names that start with the ‘prefix’
Mac or Mag…. that can be shortened to Magill, we have other
reference to the name.
The forms of McGill, Gill, MacGill, and Magill, etc.. can of course
all stem from the same source.  It is often found in the north
of Ireland, and can come from Scots origins as well.  By the time
of the 19th century birth index it is given in Dublin, Galway, Mayo
and Longford, representing several origins, no doubt.
In Pynnars Survey we find one John Magill of County Down, given
along with his wife. Capt. james Magill is given in the Families of
County Kerry as a landowner.

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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)  Magill is given along with MacGill in the Irish Book of Arms.
Magill of Gill Hall, Down, is also shown. MacGillicuddy is also
illustrated in the Irish Book of Arms.

Coming Up Later in this episode:
So exactly what did Marconi do in County Galway ?
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name multiple times, here are a few examples:

1) Mac and McGill in ‘Mac, Mc and O names’ 17th -20th century records.
2)  S. McGill in The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans
3)  Gill in Missouri Irish.
4)   Magill is given in the Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland.
5)   Arthur Magill is given in King James Irish Army List.
6)  Capt. James Magill is found in Families of Co. Kerry, Ireland.
7)  John Magill is given in ‘Pynnars Survey’ in our Conquest 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)   Magill Family Genealogy Forum

2)   Lone Piper and Drummer start this video off

3)  Outlaw Ned Kelly and his final Australian stand

4) Marconi Celebration in Clifden, Co. Galway

5) Climbing Croagh Patrick in 5 hours

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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  The Queen of England recently visited Ireland, and indicates she
wants to come beck…. even though no one curtsyed…

2)  “Not Just Ned Kelly- the Real Story of the Irish in Australia…
National Museum of Australia has major new exhibition…

3)  Paying the Piper was the theme of this years Galway Early Music
Festival, which has begin… just started and already done I think….. and
the African film festival also ran in Galway this weekend.

4)  Being involved in Short Wave Radio I had already known of the
Marconi connection with Ireland.  It was near Clifden that he set up his
first transatlantic wireless station…and more…

5)  Fish and Penance on Friday is back…..

6)   Hikers Heels, and gangs of walkers are leveling Croagh Patrick….
so says Father Michael MacGreil…..

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