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books and me primer to school I did go, we
went to a school house without any door…..”
singin’ …

Show #207 Today at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)  Name of the Day: Robinson
2)  Huskies, stones, two ingredient soda bread
3)  Special Report: Beginnings of the famine…
4)  Book on Hynes.       Video on Co. Tyrone
5)  Video of the Day: The Smoke hole in our tipi
6)  Curious News: Linen Hall Library resource
7)  Curious Note: Genealogy show bans books !

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1)  Finally time to get this show out, you know how
the holidays are…… well the Sean Nós group is
off to a good start, already booking for March 2012.
With a nice collection of talents, this group is
the only Sean Nós show around these parts.
Think about  the Sean Nós Abu group for intimate
small venues, ancient Irish song and history together
from the Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School…

2) Books Received
(a) The Hynes of Ireland by James P. Hynes. 2011.
Paperback, illustrated. Noted also: O’Shaughnessy,
O’Cleary, O’Cahan, O’Cahill, and Kilikelly…..
From early Ireland onwards with bibliography and
appendix, (no surname index). The Kings, legends,
Poems, Castles and chieftains involved.  194 pages.
Appin Press.

(b) Bending the Boyne by J.S. Dunn. 331 pages.
Paperback. “This tale echoes with medieval texts
and cult heroes” drawing on 21st century archaeology
with megaliths, gold artifacts…this is a piece of
researched historical ficton… The Boyne mounds in
Ireland are older than the “Pyramids and Stonehenge”
How did they fall into disuse ?….
Coming Up:
Simple Two Ingredient Soda Bread !
“Oh father dear, I oft times hear, you speak of
Erins Isle, her valleys green, her lofty scenes,
her mountains rude and wild.. so why did you
abandon it – the reason do me tell”.

This Weeks Special Report:
Audio extracts from our Hedge School CD on
the (1845-52) Famine in Ireland.
Many famines occurred in Ireland before the
one that is the most infamous.  The potato
came from South America to Ireland and allowed
the population to grow, but these years when
they were plucked from the ground they were
This led to mass immigration, death and misery.
Remember these conditions as we celebrate
Christmas, and realize the good things that
we have today….  Listen in to the excerpt and
then listen to the whole show !

The beginnings of the famine……
Coming Up :
Lots of Robinson stuff and a hilarious video…
stuck in the smoke hole of our tipi……

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Books of the Month:
(1) County Tyrone, genealogy & family history notes
Our name of the week found in the above book as:
a) as John Robertson: once in index
b) as Robinson:  Once in index

(2)Conquest of Ireland
Our name of the week found in the above book as:
Robertson: in our  “Names in the Irish Land Grants”.
R. Robinson: in ‘Pynnars Survey’, Special Census…
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Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1) Emerson Mooney of New Brighton, PA your
‘Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’ has shipped !

2) Member Garry Robertson your County Tyrone
genealogy and family history notes has shipped to
Surrey, BC, Canada !
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).

3) Patty Horan of Franklin, MA, your County Galway,
Ireland genealogy and family history notes, has shipped.

4) Joel Vigouroux of Lyon, Rhone, France, your Irish
Genealogies book has shipped !

5) George P. McDonnell of Leesburg, VA, your two
genealogy books on County Cork, have shipped !

6) Darris Larsen of Sun City West, Arizona, your
‘Families of County Cork, has shipped !

7) Mary Gail Fanelli of New Rochelle, NY, your Kings and
Queens County, Ireland genealogy book has shipped !

Thanks to all of our members – without you our
Books, Blogs and Broadcasts would not be at all !
The Ancient Family Song
“Three weeks ago last Tuesday I left me home in
Cork, to find me uncle — —
livin’ in New York.”
Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of member:
Gary Robertson

Related Spellings of the Name:
Robinsone, Robinsen, Robensen, Robin, Robson
Roberts, Robertson, Robbinson…..

Varient Spelling Groups: #1798, 1799… from:
‘Guide to Various Spellings of Irish Family Names’

History of the Name
Robinson is commonly found in Ireland as
our listing shows. They appear in our early
works like ‘Milesian Families’, the 1659 Census,
and our ‘Birth index of Ireland’.  To our members
search, it is given twice in v.26 of the Irish
Families Project, “Co. Tyrone Ireland, genealogy
and Family History Notes”.
The Irish Book of Arms has no less than four
illustrations of the arms connected to the name.
Those of Armagh; Antrim; and one Archbishop
of Armagh included.
Most Robinsons are assumed to be of English,
or to a lessor extent, Scottish extraction when
found in Ireland. Several are noted with the 17th
century plantation of Ulster.
As given in our variant spelling groups,
both Roberts and Robertson can be confused
with Robinson.

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Irish Coats of Arms From the Irish Book of Arms
A Brief search of the above work shows:

1) Four illustrated entries for ‘Robinson’.
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Shows the name 71 numerous times, including:

1)  Robinson arms in Co. Armagh Genealogy & …
2)  F. Robinson in Co. Kilkenny Genealogy & ….
3)  G. Robinson in Co. Cavan & Leitrim Genealogy..
4)  T. Robinson in our Longford and Meath books.
5)  R. Robinson in our ‘Special Census of Ireland’
6)  H. Robinson in Co. Fermanagh & Louth Genealogy
7)  Rainey-Robinson in our Irish Book of Arms.

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Curious News and Notes from around the world:
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1) Hilarious Christmas Video Song of the Day:
Stuck in the Smoke Hole of our Tipi.  Christmas song.

2) County Video of the Day: Huskies and Stones, Ulster
immigration folk park, two ingredient soda bread…
The Donnagheys provide an insight and tour in County Tyrone

3) Irish Robinson Story of the Day:
Steeped in history, Cloughbane has been farmed by the
Robinson Family for four generations

4) News: A Genealogy Conference that bans books !

5) News : (new) Old Historical Maps of Ireland

6) News: Linen Hall Library, Historical Resource.
The Linen Hall Library is a truly unique institution.
Founded in 1788, it is the oldest library in Belfast
and the last subscribing library in Ireland. It is
renowned for its unparalleled Irish and Local
Studies Collection, ranging from comprehensive
holdings of Early Belfast and Ulster printed books
to the 250,000 items in the Northern Ireland
Political Collection, the definitive archive of the
recent troubles.

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147. Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Hedge School at

Show 147- Our 5th Broadcasting Year – Over 214 episodes in all –
Among Todays Topics at the Hedge School:

1)   Family of the Day:  Hynes or Hines
2)   Don’t do these things on St. Patricks Day.
3)   Fitzsimmons families may age well.
4)   Travellers designing own homes.
5)   Which nations are most friendly ?
6)   47 year record broken this winter.
7)   Searching for: Cohen, Reidy and McCrone !

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This Weeks Audio Timeline

Todays Topics:                    1:00
Notes from Mike:                 2:00
One Minute Podcast:           4:00
Book: Irish Knighthoods      6:30
The Magnificent Seven:        9:30
Irish Name: Hynes/ Hines  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)  Looks like they are starting up a Comhaltas group in
Kansas City.  A very worthy group, preserving Irish music
and musicians, and thats just for starters – concentrating
on the young ones I think !  If you are interested in that
group I’d be glad to pass your name along to the organizers
if you wish !

2)  Peter is leading his first trip to Ireland this year in the
next few days, and of course he has a September Quiet Man
trip planned as well, so get your name in early for that !

Remember My Two St. Patricks Day Warnings for beginners :

A)   The Shamrock has three leaves not four, the 3 stood for the
3 persons in the Trinity as explained by Patrick himself. A four
leaved clover – is definitely not THE Shamrock !

B) Irish Family Tartans: never existed. The Irish never adopted
tartans for families. Period.  We’ve been getting the word out
for 25 years now, and researched it thoroughly.  Wear anything
you like – but your Irish family had no family tartan – never.
Now, the Scots had clan tartans, and so the Scots who came
to Ireland could have a tartan with them, but that’s it !

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Covering Song; Recitation; Travel; History; Irish-America;
or Irish language.

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Book of the Month:

1) “ Irish Knighthoods and Related Subjects “ by Marmion

Irish, Genealogy, Historical notes on the Irish in the Crusades,
Civil War Generals, indexed, illustrated, softbound.

The author has raked the ashes of Irish Archives and come up
with neglected and extremely difficult to find information, of
interest to history and genealogy researchers. The varied topics

The Irish in the Crusades;

All the U.S. Civil War Generals in the Union army that were
Irish born, with service record;
All the U.S. Civil War Generals in the Confederate army that were
Irish born, with service record ;

Modern knights;

The Fabricated MacCarthy pedigree exposed;

The Standing Council of Chiefs

The Final Word 184 pages, softcover, 6 x 9, 16 pages of illustrations,
general index, names index. Includes articles by the author from the
‘Irish Sword’; ‘Irish Roots’; ‘Irelands Eye’; and ‘Irelands Own”. Includes
the establishment of the chivalric orders in Ireland from the time of
Strongbow. First Edition. First Printing. 2002. softbound. Some of the
names found in this collection are:
Babington, J. Bachelor, W. Bagenal, H. Baldwin of Rethel Barber, M.
Barnewall, P. Bernard of Clairvaux Bingham, R. Burley, T. Butler,
a crusader Butler, Gilbert Cantwell, T. Charles, Prince Chennault,
C. Chichester, J. Choneby, W. Clanrickard Cleburne, P. Curley,
T. Custer, G. DeBistlesham DeBlohely, J. DeClare, R. Strongbow
DeCourcey DeVallet, T. DeVerdon, B. Docwra, T. Fitzadam,
R. Fitzdavid, J. Fitzgerald, a crusader Fox, the Irish Graham, S. Halpin,
C. John of Dunmore Jones, Patrick Henry Kermardyn, S. Kildare,
Earl of Lawler, M. Lee, G.A. s of Down Maguire of Fermanagh Malachy,
St. Marmions of Carlingford Marshal, G. McKerrell of Hillhouse Niall,
Irish King OBrien of Thomond OCallaghan, Irish chief OCarroll of
Ely OConnor Don ODonnell, Hugh ODougherty of Inis Eoghan
ODonoghue of the Glens ODonovan, the Irish chief OFlaherty of Galway
OGrady of Kilballyowen OLong of Garranelogny OMalley, Grace
OMorchoe, the Irish chief OMulreany ONeill, Hugh ONeill of Clanaboy
ORuairc, the prince Peter-the-Hermit Rickenbacher, E. Riddlesford,
a crusader Robert of Glastonbury Savage of Ards Seagrave family Tyrell,
H. Walsh, R. Warner, E. Warren, W. Westmoreland, Wm.

and more….

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Coming Up:
Good news for Fitzsimmons life span….

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

1)  Phillip Brown of Grand Prarie, TX your County Derry
Genealogy and Family History Notes has shipped.

2)  Pat Herigon of Great Falls, MT your County Limerick
Genealogy and Family History notes has shipped.

3)  B. Weber of Surfside Beach, SC, your County Tyrone
genealogy and family history notes has shipped.

4) J. S. Noble of Brampton, Canada your 1659 surname census
of Ireland has shipped.

5)  Marilyn Schultz of Butler, WI, welcome as a new member !
Searching for Coen’s of Abbeygormacan Parish, County Galway.

6)  Diane L. Pryslak of Romulus, MI, welcome as a full member.
I am researching   Reidy and McCrone  They settled in Elmira,
New York about 1880 Michael Reidy   Margaret McCrone she had a
sister Hannah who married Thomas Sullivan from Kerry abt 1895
They all resided in Elmira.

7)  Welcome renewing member Thomas Rahrig of Cumberland,
MD, researching my gr grandfather William Graney, from Co.
Galway, need townland and immigration info.

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Irish Family Name of the Day:
Hynes or Hines

Todays family history in honor of member:
Ruth Stewart of San Jose, CA

Related Spellings of the Name
Hinds; Haines; Heyne; O’Hine; Hine; Haynes; Heines, Hoynes;
Hyndes, Owens

Varient Spelling Groups:   2420, 945
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name O’Hynes
Families of the name of Hynes may be of English or Irish heritage.
The O’Eidin family can also be found as O’Heyne.  They are found
as chiefs in Galway, centered in the barony of Kiltartan.  One of their
castles can be found near Kinvara, known as Dun Guaire or Dungory
Castle in Galway…..
These O’Heynes, along with the O’Clerys and O’Shaughnessys held
the territory of Ui Fiachra in Galway, (the diocese of Kilmacdugh).
The O’Heynes, along with others were given as “old and respectable
families” in the county of Cork in Keatings’….(partial excerpt)
As expected O’Heyne is found in the 17th century in Clare and
Limerick.  In 1890 we find “Hinds”, Hynds, and Hynes as variant
spellings (The latter two were in Down and Roscommon).

copyright 2009, 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’Heyne or Hynes is given in the Irish Book of Arms, and the coat
includes two lions rampant, and the crest has a hand grasping a sword
‘all proper’.  (Pages 38, illustrated on page 28, 135)

Coming Up Later in this episode:
The Travellers in Ireland
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name HInes 22 times, here are a few examples:

1)   Wm. Hines in County Galway Genealogy and family history notes
2)   Hines in “Surnames of Ireland” with 200 family location maps.
3)   Hines in the Families of County Clare, Ireland
4)   Hines in the Birth Index of Ireland
5)   The Families of County Cork, Ireland
6)   The Families of County Limerick, Ireland
7)   The Families of County Clare, 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)  Clare Island, Co. Mayo video. Ferry on out to the sound of this Clare
Island song….

2)  Hynes Coat of Arms
Smite Them” Hynes coat of arms of professional soldiers

3)  Travellers of Ireland – a distinct group of itinerant Irish
Irish Travellers are a very small minority group in Ireland, constituting less than 1% of the population. Their numbers currently stand at approx. 23,000 people in the Republic

4) My thoughts on fake Irish family tartans, arms, and name spellings

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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  The Travellers in Ireland are designing their own homes at Castlebrook,
on Tay Lane by the outskirts of Newcastle, County Dublin.  Windows are
bigger and floor plans are open. Read more about the 4 generations of the
McDonagh family settling here:

2)  It’s official, it was the coldest winter in 47 years for the Republic of Ireland.

3)  Ireland has been put on the list of the Top Ten Most Friendly Nations
of the world.  The others are the U.S.; Malawi; Fiji; Thailand; Somoa;
Vietnam; Indonesia; Scotland and Turkey.

4)  Irelands oldest man in County Cavan is 105 years old and his secret
to long life is hard work; porridge; and riding a bicycle till you are 100.
The honor goes to Michael Fitzsimmons, who was a builder and renovator.
Irelands oldest person was Bride O’Neill from near Fermoy in County Cork,
who died earlier in the year at the age of 108.

5)  For all the Reverends and Pastors out there, Listen up.  Here is how
one Fr. Michael Kenny increased his attendance 10 fold in a week. With
a 15 minute Mass….. I don’t know if it the same thing at all though…. and
what about donations – up or down ?  They say it started as an experiment
to let people who travel long distances and have to go to work during the

6)  Four generations of the Scott family provided postal delivery to Clare
Island off the coast of Mayo, that all ended this month.

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