Dermody; Sligo Genealogy; Irish Studies p2; Celtic Tenors tour

Advance Irish Family History Shownotes #204
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Family of the Day: Dermody
2)   Irish County of the Month:  Sligo
3)   Searching: Robinson, Watchorn, Rock, Kevill
4)   Curious News: Ruined house in Clare
5)   Web Page:  Caoch O’Leary recitation
6)   Curious Note:  Irish Pipes on iPad
7)   Todays Chat:  Irish Studies chat part 2
8)   Celtic Tenors US tour
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At the Cafe this week:

1) We are short on space this week so its one
quick announcement:
It’s the Celtic Tenors on the sofa. Our interview
will come out next week for the U.S. tour.
I have 2 free tickets and a couple of CD’s to give
out before December 10th concert at the Lied Center
in Lawrence, Kansas. So give a holler if you are
up for this concert !
Here is an unrehearsed behind the scenes shot
of the Tenors harmonizing to ‘Eileen Aroon’,
with Cathy Jordan: (more next week)
One Minute Podcast:
Irish Studies (continued)

Feature Interview:
Dr. Kathryn Conrad.
Part 2, continued from last weeks show.

Todays Topics include our ramblings on:
Surveillance Cameras part of normal life;
Safer than New York City;
Two degrees of separation;  Trips to Belfast;
Student impressions of murals and scenery;
The culture of ‘wild’ political debate;
Adopting accents when visiting Ireland;
Bloody Sunday closed captions;
Reading identity through face, dress and eyes;
The divisions that remain strong more than ever;
Teaching classes from Newgrange to the present;
Representations of Ireland and Scotland;
Graduate and undergraduate classes taught;
Off campus to Boston, Kansas City, Chicago…..
Bloomsday events; Spencer Library on tour;
Kathryns bluegrass band ‘maw’  and Irish roots;
Promise of a future song from our guest….

Questions on todays chat ?
email todays guest at:

To Contact The Library by phone or mail:
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-4334

This concludes our 4 part series on Irish
resources at K.U..  Our special thanks to
the Spencer Research Library, Elspeth,
and Kathryn !

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Book of the Month:

1)  Co. Sligo, Ireland, genealogy & family history notes.
Our spiral bound book from the Irish Families Project.

Here is an outline of the contents of this book:

P a r t   O n e
Introduction to Sources; Birth Index.
National Resource List ..
Local Resource List…
Names in Sligo from various sources including:
The Map of the Four Masters; and Families of
the Hy Fiachrach.

P a r t    T w o
The complete existing returns from the ‘census’ of 1659,
showing the methods of spelling  family names and
place names at that time in history.

P a r t    T  h r e e
Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes.
Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken
from the Irish Book of Arms.  The original listings
provide specific locations for families, and clues for
future research. Including arms illustrated for:
Beamish; Brinkley; Blake-deBurgh; Brown; Cooper;
Coote; MacDermott; Dillon; O’Hara; Kirkwood; Orme;
Perceval; Taaffe; Temple; Tweedy; Webber; and

P a r t    F o u r
Finding Locations………………………………
County Map………………………………………
Index of Place Names, ancient & modern. A sampling of
place names to assist in finding locations in the county,
as taken from the Master Book of Irish Placenames

Passenger List , 1824 Directory, Clans of Sligo…..
Sketch of Sligo Town from the 19th century.
Surname Index
(end extract from ‘County Sligo Ireland, genealogy &..)
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Coming Up:
Collapsed roof, ivy covered walls, fireplace remains and
missing floorboards… the house your family had ?

Raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, & ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1) Welcome New Member:  Garry Robertson, of Deer Park,
WA., My family is ‘Robinson’ (and Magill) from Co. Tyrone,
emigrated to Upper Canada in 1849-50. My wifes roots are
Watchorn (Carlow), and Halpenny (Wicklow).

2) Russell Woods of Summerville, SC, your Co. Monaghan
genealogy book has shipped.

3) Rodney Jones, of Bethel, AK, welcome as a member.
Looking for John Jordan… and others…

4) John Rock of Phoenix, AZ, welcome as a new member!
I am searching the following family names:  Rock, Kevill,
and Coyne of Roscommon, Hughes and McGuinness of
Monaghan, Duffy of Tyrone, Mulvaney and McNamara
of Cavan, Conroy of Louth, Bradley of Londonderry, Lee
of Limerick, McGee, Murphy McMullen, Haggarty and
McLean of unknown counties in Ireland.

5) Michael Doyle of Dromana, in Australia, your
‘Gaelic Titles and Forms of Address’ has shipped!

6) Welcome new full Member Bruce G. Wright of Springfield,
MA. Your County Armagh Ireland genealogy book shipped.

7) Welcome new full member Thomas J. O’Brien of
Hamden, CT.

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Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !
Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of :
Thomas Murphy of Beaverton, Oregon

Related Spellings of the Name
O’Dermody, McDermody, Darmody, Darmotty, Dermid,
Deermot, M’Dearmod, DeYermond, and more….

Varient Spelling Groups:   #456, #457, 1297, 2239
From ‘Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names’

History of the Name

Dermod, itself, is sometimes given as a variant spelling of
Dermott.  Hence, the possible original spelling of the name
may spring from the same source as McDermott or O’Dermott.
In the work of O’Dugan we find both O and Mac Dermott
(under the old Irish spellings) in Inishowen, as being different
from the families of the name in Moylurg, Roscommon.
It is a fairly scarce name in our records in Ireland…….

copyright 2011, 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)  Dermody is given in the Irish Book of Arms as a variant
of MacDermot. MacDermot arms, are illustrated as such.
Our County Sligo, Ireland genealogy… book also illustrates
MacDermott of Sligo…
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Irish bagpipes on iPad, not exactly acoustic, but surprising…
Who was Caoch O’Leary?
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name  39    times, here are a few examples:

1)   O’Dermody in the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters
2)   McDermody in ‘County Limerick Ireland genealogy & family..
3)   M. Dermody in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland genealogy & family…
4)   Dermody and McD…. in Families of County Cork, Ireland.
5)   McDermody in the 1659 census of Ireland
6)   O’Dermody in the ‘Milesian Families of Ireland’
7)   M’Dermody Roe in ‘Irish Names and Surnames’.

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 Irish Pipes on YouTube with ‘Rocks of Bawn’ via iPad !

2)   ‘Caoch O’Leary’ recitation for a piper

3)  Clarke Dermody and the London Irish

see also our Irish Video Shorts at:
Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  Roof collapsed, stone walls covered in ivy, floorboards gone and
just the remains of an old fireplace…. your ancestors house ?  and
the house in Co. Clare where the new 9th Irish president was raised…

2)  Diabetes Organization first official visitors of the new president.

3)  Dermody Genealogy and Family History databases

4)  The Rev. Ian Paisley announces retirement in Belfast.

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