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Irish Family History and Genealogy Podcast
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Hedge School at www.Irishroots.com

Show 145   Advance Release
Among Todays Topics at the Hedge School:

1)   Family of the Day: O’Loughlin
2)   Irish Families in China
3)   Eagles on the coast of Ireland
4)   One minute podcast: The fall of the bards
5)   Clare is the County of the month
6)   Conway family sets a record with 6 !
7)   Searching for Neylon, Traynor, Nolan and O’Malley

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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
Sources:                            15:30
Websites of the Week:        16:30
Curious News and Notes:   18:30

Total Time: 25:50
Our Enhanced podcast with photos and links is also free at:
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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe

1)  We finished up our first Hedge Row Workshops and are
now planning the next.  We had Genealogy, Language
and song at the first one.  Already have another planned
for music on the 27th of February.

2)  More of our books are on the way to Gould Genealogy
down Australia way – many thanks to all you folks down under
for the support of our Irish family publications.
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One Minute Podcast
Let’s take a listen to one of our 8 other podcast series.
Covering Song; Recitation; Travel; History; Irish-America;
or Irish language.

Todays Podcast extract is from the Hedge Row History Podcast
and is part of our discussion on the early bardic schools in
Ireland which fell as the hedge schools were being born, both
suffering from the events of the 17th century.

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Irish Song /recitation:    http://www.irishroots.com/podcast3/rss.xml
Irish Video Shorts:         http://www.irishroots.com/irishvideo/rss.xml
Irish Hedge Row History:       http://www.irishroots.com/podcast4/rss.xml
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Book of the Month:

1)  The Families of County Clare, Ireland
http://www.irishroots.com/id4985.htm
an extract from the above book:

Viking Raids
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.

Part of Thomand
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.

Geography
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.

Thousands Flee to County Clare
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)………

2)  County Clare genealogy and family history notes.
http://www.irishroots.com/id4874.htm

3)  The War in Clare.  (From my Library)

4)  The History of County Clare by White.  (From my library)

5)  The History of County Clare by Frost. (From my Library)

More about families in County Clare:

These families are given on the Map of the Four Masters and shown
in County Clare (Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters IGF edition):
http://www.irishroots.com/id4772.htm

de    Clare
Creagh
Cusack (O’Cisoghe)
Mac    Brodin
Mac    Clancy
Mac    Donnell, C.
Magrath
O’    Brien, B.
O’    Brien, King
O’    Callaghan
O’    Carmody
O’    Connell
O’    Conor, L.
O’    Considine
Mac    Lysaght
Mac    Mahon, L.
Mac    Namara, P.
O’    Creagh
O’    Cullenan
O’    Culligan
O’    Curran
O’    Daly
O’    Davoren
O’    Dea, C.
O’    Deegan
O’    Dermody
O’    Drinan
O’    Flattery
O’    Fynn
O’    Gorman, C.
O’    Grady, L.
O’    Griffin
O’    Halloran
O’    Heffernan
O’    Hehir, C.
O’    Hickey
O’    Hogan
O’    Honeen
O’    Howley, C.
O’    Kearney, C.
O’    Keeley
O’    Liddy
O’    Loghlin
O’    Lynch
O’    Moloney, C.
O’    Morony, C.
O’    Mullins
O’    Neil (Nihel)
O’    Neylan
O’    Quinlevan
O’    Quinn, L.
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Three Things to Remember:
We Have a Podcast, a Blog reader, and a Blog !

The Podcast is my ‘radio’ show, with extra comments.
The Blog reader is a computer that ‘reads’ this blog.
The Blog has additional entries, and written shownotes.
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Coming Up:
Chinese Irish and Irish in China
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Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1)   Welcome Diana Fyfe, as a full sponsor member, searching
for Neylon.  Her grandmother, Agnes was born in 1884, her
her mother was Mary…..

2)  Welcome new member William Trainor of Sugar City, CO.
searching for Traynor and Trainor.

3)  Welcome new member Richard Conley of Waterloo, Iowa !
Your Irish Families Book has shipped as well… Thank You..

4)   Ruth B. Sanderson of Shawnee, KS your County Fermanagh
and County Louth genealogy book has shipped !

5)  Sandra Crowley of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, your County Armagh,
Ireland, genealogy book has shipped !

6)  Daniel O’Lowry of Christianburg, VA your Book of Irish Families,
great and small, has shipped !

7)  Larry Phillip of Neenah, WI, welcome as a new member.
Looking for Charles Nolen who came to Rockford, IL., 1854 from
County Carlow and Austin & Anna O’Malley who lived Rockford,
Byron & Pecatonia, IL.

Check out our online search list at:

http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/

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podcasts would not be possible -  !
Sponsors are welcome and needed.
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Irish Family Name of the Day:
O’Loughlin

Todays family history in honor of member:
James W. O’Loughlin

Related Spellings of the Name
O’Loghlin, O’Laughlin, O’Loglin, O’Lochlainn, Loglin, Loughlen
Loflin, etc….

Varient Spelling Groups: 1124, 1674,
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm

History of the Name
Traditionally known as Lords of the Burren, this name comes
from Co. Clare, the county which has always been the center
of O’Loughlin country.
Lochlain (A.D. 953) is the man from whom the name is taken.
Originally from the same clan as the O’Conners, two brothers
split the clan with one forming the O’Loughlins and the other
the O’Conners in the 10th century.
Corcomroe was the area inhabited by this family, and they ruled
over the area known as the Burren, meaning the “Rocky Place.”
O’Loughlin retained all of the Burren until the invasions of
Cromwell.  The occupiers remarked that the Burren, “had not
enough water to drown a man, wood enough to hang him, nor dirt
enough to bury him.  This statement may have been true then,
but the O’Loughlins thrive there to this day none the less..
(partial extract of information on the name )

copyright 2009, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
http://www.irishroots.com/id4098.htm

Irish Family Coats of Arms From the Irish Book of Arms
A Brief search in that work shows:
http://www.irishroots.com/id4861.htm

1)   O’Loughlin of County Clare is given and illustrated in the
Irish Book of Arms, with a man in armour on the coat and an
anchor as the crest.
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Coming Up Later in this episode:
The Eagles Return to the West of Ireland
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The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name numerous times, here are a few examples:

1)   The Birth Index of Ireland
2)   Irish Genealogies book, from Keatings History of Ireland
3)   The Families of County Galway
4)   The Families of County Clare
5)   Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many. O’Donovan.
6)   Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters (numerous)
including O’Loughlin branch of the O’Neills; of Aileach, of Burren,
of Clare, and of Tyrone.

You can use this free index to search for your family name:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/
Remember to leave off the Mac or O when typing your name.
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Around the World, in Irish Ways.
The Web Page and Videos of the Month.

1)   Chinese Song by Irish School Girls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2KJBr-1L-Y

2)   Kilfenora Ceilli band celebrates 100 years
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fi79a1cZHU

3)  Kerry Eagle Flies again in Ireland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYXpw0YuLXk

4)  My home town, Ennis County Clare Video
I remember these sights !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYSog-m5DBo

see also our Irish Video Shorts at:
http://www.irishroots.com/irishvideo/rss.xml
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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  Chinese Irish
The Chinese New Year ushered in the Year of the Tiger
with several hundred gathered in Wolfe Tone Park in Dublin,
Ireland recently and events continued until the 21st of Feb.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0215/1224264466881.html

2)  Nuala Conway is the mother of the first set of sextuplets in
Ireland. The odds were 4.5 million to one against that happening
naturally, but it did !
http://www.tribune.ie/news/home-news/article/2010/feb/14/the-joy-of-six-mother-speaks-of-baby-bunch/

3)  Irish Eagles fly once more
The Golden eagle has returned to Donegal and the white tailed Eagle
has also been introduced into County Kerry.
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/star-attractions-once-more-in-irish-skies-2063620.html

4)  Irish Cost of Living down
The cost of living had declined for 13 months in a row, including
housing, clothing and drink.
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/cost-of-living-down-again-445746.html

5)  Real Chinese Irish
Beijing’s Foreign Studies University will be teaching the Irish language.
Irish is an official EU language since 2007, and over 30 colleges have
applied for funding of Irish language programs, including those in
the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe !
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/uk-ireland/chinese-university-to-teach-irish-14672752.html

6)   The Kilfenora Céilli band just celebrated it’s 100th anniversary
last year, and is one of Irelands best known traditional Irish music
bands, and they hail from County Clare. It’s history can be traced
back to the fife and drum band there back in the 1870’s.  Kilfenora
descendants also began the first Irish family history podcast in 2006,
right here….. of course.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0209/1224264030386.html

…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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Mike O’Laughlin
Mike descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare,
and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry. He also bears
Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots.
A one of a kind resource, Mike is the most published author
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#18 – Irish Song and Recitation Festival at the Irish Roots Cafe.

Todays Chat and Recite with Michael Collier

Michael has a recitation he first heard in a pub in
west Clare in Ireland, as given by Patrick Lynch there.
It is in an isolated area of Clare, south of Milltown Malbay
near Spanish Point and Quilty.

Michaels ‘Keenan’ family roots hail from the north of
Ireland and his ‘MacNamara’ roots come from County
Clare. The recitation has a few Irish language words in it,
but it is not necessary to know the Irish words to
understand the recittaion.  Michael first heard the recitation
in the 1980′s and surmises it is a creation of the latter half
of the 20th century.  It is only a page and a half.  Author
anonymous for now. You’ll have to listen in to the podcast
to get the full poetic impact when recited.
Here is one version of the recitation of the day:

Mícheál Mór
Now follows a bi lingual tale
which is a sad, seductive scéal
concerning lust, without discretion
Agus beagneach rudai eile freisin.

Uair amháin – fadó, fadó,
On a little farm near Carraroe,
Lived buachaill maith named Mícheál mór.
An only son of thirty four.

When work was done at end of day
He’d settle down with cupán tae
And seldom felt he’d time to stroll
Or spend the evening time ag ól,
His intellectual needs were drawn
From books like Peig and Iosagán.

So it was, bliain in, bliain out
Our Mícheál hadn’t moved about.
Oh, He dreamt of cailíns – most men do-
But had never sinned, an dtuigeann tú ?
Meanwhile – up in Átha Cliath -
a cailín deas had a bright idea
When laethanta saoire time came by
decided she would like to try
áit beag, ciúin, like Carraroe.
No foreign food – not far to go
There to meet the native clan
Agus b’fhéidir, find yourself a man.

This cailín deas with eyes so blue
Was known in town as City Sue.
The lusty buachaillí came crawling
And all agreed she was go h-álainn.
She left her men in states of shock
Oh Mícheál Mór – bí cúramach !
This scarlet woman knows each trick
She’s heading west – beware a mhic !
The light shone in the Parish Hall
For the local Fáinne-wearers Ball.
Bhí Mícheál ann….. Bhí Susie ann….

Dressed in a most revealing gown.
Our brave Cuchulainn of the West
His hurling medals across his chest
Exclaimed – when City Sue came in;
“In ainm Dé ! – well féach ar sin !”
Though nervous – still – he’d take a chance
“Céad Míle Fáilte – will you dance ?”
Go luath, on the floor they strut
Cheek to cheek – from head to foot.
She whispered into Mícheál’s ear:
“Éist liom now, let’s disappear,
We’ll use my place, – the door’s unlocked,
You’ll stay the night – in Seomra a h-ocht”.

Chríost ! Mícheál’s ceann was in a spin,
Ní raibh se thinking thoughts mar sin !
He blessed himself – this Jezebel
Would surely draw his soul to Hell.
He stood aghast – could hardly stutter
So off he bolted – ar a rothar
And straight abhaile – into bed
and decades of the rosary said.
Mícheál Mór still sleeps alone
In his leaba bheag – Ochón Ochón !
He often dreams of Seomra a h-ocht ….
What might have been, Oh Mícheál bocht !
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Irish Explained

We discuss a bit about the Irish words used
in this recitation, and Irish language in
Ireland.  Michael Collier has agreed to return
next week for more !

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