Irish Family History Advance Shownotes 201
Among Todays Podcast Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:
1) Family of the Day: Moloney
2) Irish County of the Month: County Donegal, Ireland
3) Searching For: Keating, Flynn, Kennedy and more
4) Curious: a) Prison Autograph books. b) Sri Lanka.
5) Author of the Day: Keiron Curtis
6) Curious Note: When Joyce work was destroyed
7) Interview: K.U. defeats Notre Dame: O’Hegarty rules!
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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe
1) Meet the Author
We’ve been in touch with Keiron Curtis, author of
“P.S. O’Hegarty (1879 – 1955) Sinn Féin Fenian”..
Note the front cover of Keirons book is from a photo of
O’Hegarty, taken while he sat in his library in 1952.
We’ll put a picture of his book on our enhanced podcast
and our blog, if I can figure it all out. It’s quite a story,
and of course, O’Hegarty is the man whose library now
rests at KU in Lawrence. His collection was the subject of
last weeks, and todays broadcast at the Irish Roots Cafe.
Our Thanks for Photos on enhanced podcast & Blogs to:
“Special Collections, Spencer Research Library.” (Book Shots)
“University Relations, University of Kansas.” (O’Hegarty Stacks)
2) ” K.U. Defeats Notre Dame ” ;) O’Hegarty Rules…
Here is a comment from JamieLM on last weeks show:
“One might think that Notre Dame would have the honor of
having the #1 Irish library, but I agree with you. I’ve been
to KU and have seen the special collections dept. Awesome.
It’d be a great opportunity to examine the collection for
those who had no problem with time and distance – like I
do. Someday…. I don’t think people like you get enough
thanks for the invaluable knowledge, services, and
resources you share with those of us who are interested in
Irish literature, history, and genealogy. Thank you. It’s a
privilege to read your columns.”
More details on the K.U. collections below……
To Contact The Library by phone or mail:
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Todays Special Report:
Round the Table
This week we continue our interview with Elspeth Healey
at the Spencer Research Library at Kansas University in
Lawrence, Kansas. You will simply have to listen in
this week, to get the real scoop, but here are some
scribbled notes. (Yes, scribbled, as our proof-reader and
editor left for parts unknown some years ago).
These will give you the flavor of todays podcast items:
Rare Autograph Books
1) Paul Cussack book, autograph books from Frongach in
Wales where rebels from Easter Rising were interred.
Sinn Fein University, Irish Republicanism, training
ground for further movements. Contains sketches of
camp, signatures of people, line or two of comments in
Irish or English, or poetry, or sayings. Terrence
McSweeney…… signatures from 1921 from Mountjoy
2) Autograph Book #2: Ballykinlar in 1921. Those interred.
Address both by hut number and by address in Ireland,
given by the individual. Sketches. John Eagan from
Cork; Nesbitt; one of a kind source, the orginal books
passed around the interment camps for signatures/notes.
Local printing example ‘Connemara 30 years ago’ with
lithography and hand coloring. Poems and Stories, ‘a
talk in Joyces sand’ //// ‘she had no affection for her
kin… stories never told before about Connemara.’///
Yeats – O’Hegartys daughter was married to Yeats son,
so some inscriptions or sketches are to be found.
Yeats to his sister, etc… full run of lists of Coolagh
press with ballads, wood cuts by Jack Yeats, diversity of
material, advice translated by Lady Gregory to the Irish;
and American Indian… the American West idealized,
on covers 1908-1909.
Two items – one copy of poem ‘Gas from a Burner’ by
James Joyce which is a satirical poem about the refusal
to print the Dubliners. From the perspective of a printer
who destroys…. with hand inscription by Joyce in a
railway station waiting room after the destruction of the
first edition of the Dubliners. Then a program noted
‘Announcement of play by Joyce, with advertisement by
publishers who were to first publish the Dubliners,
before its destruction.’ (end of written notes for this
collection – listed to podcast for more !.)
Coming to the Library ?
Go to online catalogue, call number, browse collection
in online catalogue search “O’Hegarty” call number
search will pull up the O’Hegarty call numbers. Pages
keep going as you browse. Also look at the O’Hegarty
library catalogue on hand at the library, a 4 volume set
of books in themselves. Also, feel free to contact them
for secret nooks and crannies….
Call ahead to the main Spencer Research Library, phone
number is listed on web site.
Leave a few minutes to register when making a visit.
Closed collection, so you cant browse the stacks, but
they will bring them to you ! No food or snacks in the
reading room, but plenty of refreshments nearby.
Elspeth believes her grandfather was Irish, left Ireland
in the early 30’s, (a Healey from Limerick) and a sister
who went to Liverpool. Probably changed spelling to
‘Healy’ after immigrating.
She also reminds us that the KU Irish collections contain
something on every part of Irish Culture, and the depth of
materials is remarkable.
– end of todays podcast shownotes –
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Irish in America: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/98/154/
Irish Song /recitation: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/153/
Irish Video Shorts: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/104/157/
Irish Hedge Row History: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/105/158/
Hello Fada, Irish language: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/106/159/
Books of the Month:
1) Families of County Donegal, Ireland, (hardbound)
Continues the family histories from County Donegal,
that begin in The Book of Irish Families great & small.
2) County Donegal, Ireland, genealogy & family history.
Our spiral bound book for those researching in Donegal.
Not a big collection of family history, but an introduction
to records and resources for all.
3) The Book of Irish Families, great & small. Master Vol..
Contains families from all 32 Irish Counties, and the index
to the entire 34 books set !
Three Things to Remember:
Our Podcast (a radio show on the net, available 24/7.
Our Blog reader, where a computer voice reads the blog.
The Blog itself, which can be read any time night or day !
Raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) Elizabeth Wilson of Hyde Park, MA, Welcome as a
member ! (no surname search given)
2) Rosalie M. Zimmerman of Pulyallup, WA, welcome
as a new member, searching: Keating Brightonshine
3) Welcome James Lynn of Battle Ground, WA. as a
new member researching Flynn / Lynn out of Down
4) Pamela Hallisey of Toronto, Canada your Book of
Irish Families great and small, has shipped !
5) Kathleen Fullerton of West Linn, OR, welcome as
a member ! (no search given)
6) Jane Cox of St. Louis, MO, your Meath and
Westmeath, Ireland genealogy and family history notes,
7) Lorre Wells of N. Richland, TX, your Irish Families
Book has shipped ! search: My great grandmother, Ellen
Kennedy was born in Colombo, Ceylon in 1853. She married
my GGF, William Boyd there c 1872. I have no other
A possible clue is my grandmother was name Daisy McGowan
Boyd, so I believe McGowan is also a family name. I could
really use some help with how to find old records in Sri Lanka
Check out our online search list at:
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Supporters are welcome and needed.
Irish Family Name of the Day:
Todays family history in honor of :
John Maloney of Tolland, CT.
Related Spellings of the Name
Mallowney, Maloughney, Malowny, Maloney, O’Malowne, Moloney
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
Notes on the Name
The O’Molonys were a Dalcassion sept of Kiltanon, by Tulla,
in the eastern part of Co. Clare. They are found in Keatings
history and given as follows : ”The O’Moloneys were chiefs of
Cuiltenan, now the parish of Kiltonanlea in the barony of Tully,
County of Clare. They remain in the Clare, Limerick and
In the 1890 index we find the name of Maloney in Limerick,
Clare and Tipperary with 119 births, and the spelling of
Malony had 34 births recorded. The census of 1659 finds
the spelling of O’Malowne being used, and as such it is given
as a principal name of County Cork …..
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) Found in the Irish Book of Arms. Azure, on the
dexter side a quiver of three arrows, on the sinister a bow
erect all or
The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name 27 times, here are a few examples:
1) Moloney in the 1659 census.
2) O Moloneys of Clare in the Annals by the 4 Masters.
3) J. Moloney in Irish Families on the California Trail.
4) C. O’Moloney in Co. Clare, Ireland genealogy…notes
5) Moloney in King James Irish Army List
6) Moloney in Families of County Cork, Ireland book.
7) Moloney in Families of County Limerick Ireland book…
You can use this free index to search for your family name:
Remember to leave off the Mac or O when typing your name.
…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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