Posts Tagged “Limerick”

Irish Family History 184 Shownotes
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Family of the Day: Rodgers
2)   Irish County of the Month:  Limerick
3)   Searching For: O’Hara, Sheerin, Tarrant
4)   Curious News:  Oklahoma and Ireland
5)   Web Page of the Month: Irish Archives go online
6)   Curious Note: St. Pats Day in Boston & surrounds
7)   One minute podcast: Gelshinan, Gunshinan roots

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This Weeks Audio Timeline

Todays Topics:                    1:00
Interview with Bethany:      2:00
Interview continues:            4:00
Books 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
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Todays Podcast extract is from
Interview with Bethany Frank, with a few notes on her
family history and Gunshinan or Gelshinan of Longford, Ireland,
and how her Aunt played a crucial role in finding a start to her
family history.
Bethany first interviewed me for ‘Voices of the Past’ in a podcast
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Books of the Month:

1)  Families of County Limerick, Ireland. hardbound, 184 pages.
Indexed, maps, illus.
sample excerpt:
Modern Day Families
‘The foregoing families may be found in Limerick and surrounding
areas today, and are given among the old Irish families of the
kingdom of Thomand.’……. In more modern times the following
families are given as being the most numerous in the area:
Ryan (91) O’Brien (78) Fitzgerald (58) Sullivan (50) Hayes (45)
(likely from O’Hea) Walsh (45) Collins (40) O’Connell (39)
Murphy (38) Moloney (38) O’Connor(37) Lynch(31)
McNamara (31) O’Donnell (28) Ahern (25)  Many more families
are given with their historical notes, but the list is too long to
give here. Find more at the address below:

2) Co. Limerick Genealogy & Family History Notes. Spiral bound
sample excerpt:
Part Three
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. Old
illustrations of arms are included for the families of : Atkinson;
Barry of Sandville; Bernard; O’Brien of Cahirmoyle; Bury;
Cooper; Coote; Croker; Delmege; Dickson; Evans; Fane;
Fitzgerald; Goold-Verschoyle; O’Grady of Kilballyowen; Greene;
Guillamore; Holmes; Jocelyn; Kelly; Lloyd; Low; Lyons;
Lysaght; Massey; Maunsell; Morony; Pery; Pomeroy; Quin;
Rose; Ross-Lewin; Seymour; Southwell; Tracy; Tuthill; Waller;
and Westropp; all with County Limerick connections.
Find more from this work at the address below.

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Irish Archives go online, with much more to come.
Flax Growers list link for 1796.

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

1)  Judy Bramhall of Windsor Heights, IA, your Families
of County Cork, has shipped !

2) Welcome new member Dennis Tarrant of Aurora, CO,
searching for birth records for grparents: Dennis Tarrant
b 09/1864, prob. Enniskeane, Cty. Cork; Father, John
Tarrant, Mother Johanna Tarrant and Mary Fitzgerald
b. 1866. Father Richard Fitzgerald, Mother Nora. (12)

3) JoAnn Sheeran of Wilmington, DE your Families of Donegal
and beginners Irish genealogy guide has shipped !

4) Welcome new member Barbara Widmer of Loveland, OH
Family arrived 1830 in U.S., Joseph and Andrew Rodgers.(12)

5) Dana Murphy of Roseville, CA, your Counties Kings and
Queens, Ireland genealogy book has shipped !

6) Welcome new member JoAnn Sheeran of Wilmington, DE.
Sheeran and Maltman Families. I promised my children and
grandchildren I would find all info on both families !

7) Welcome renewing member William O’Hara of East Rockaway,
NY. Your County Clare and Limerick genealogy books shipped !
Searching: 1860 to present -brooklyn,NY, Michael J. b. 1858
m. Hanna Doran Aug.1858.

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Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of member:
Barbara Widmer

Related Spellings of the Name
Rogers, MacRogers, Rogerson

Varient Spelling Groups:   #1286; 1366; 1806
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name
The 1890 birth index finds the family numerous in Antrim,
Down, Dublin and Roscommon. Rogers is also a fairly
numerous English name, which will account for some in
Ireland.  McRory  is an Irish name which has been changed to
Rogers or Rodgers.
In our Families of the Clanna Rory in Ireland, we find MacRory
and/or Rodgers given as chiefs of Dal-Buine, centered in Upper
Massarene and specific adjoining parishes.
The book ‘Irish Families on the California Trail’ also gives
Rogers and McGinnis among those early settlers in Bakerville
in the American west. Rogerstown, County Dublin, is also given
in the Irish Book of Arms.

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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)  MacRoury is listed among the Irish Septs in the Irish
Book of Arms.

Coming Up Later in this episode:
Cobh Heritage Center, County Cork.
Family Tree Maker for Mac OSX.
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name 24 times, here are a few examples:

1)   W. Rodgers in Co. Derry (Londonderry) genealogy & family…
2)   Rogers and Rodgers in ‘The History of the Clanna Rory’ families
3)   Rogers and Rodgers in ‘Names of Irish Passengers to America’.
4)   Rodgers in ‘1659 Irish census’; ‘Milesian Families of Ireland’;
5)   Mac Rogers in ‘Co. Tyrone, Ireland, genealogy & family history
6)   Rogers of Meath, in the Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters
7)   J. Rogers in Co. Limerick Ireland, genealogy & family history

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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)  Limerick, Anhid Graveyard, just outside the town of Croom.
Oldest headstone from 1723 for Fr. John Cantillon

2)   Rogers Family Singing a Gospel Concert in Newfoundland.
Anyone look familiar ?

3)   Rodgers Genealogy Queries

4) Ireland’s archive collections go online, including workhouses…
Starting as a descriptive site, but gauged to digitising entire collections.

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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  Family Tree Maker for Mac OSX released in UK:
Includes 6 month subscription to Ancestry

2)  Cobh Heritage Center, Co. Cork: Cobh, the Queenstown Story.
Of course this is where the famous Annie Moore statue is found.

3)  Maughan steals violin while owner talks on cell phone.
London court hears the tale.
He tried to sell it for $162.  It was worth $2 million !

4)  Comparing Oklahoma and Ireland
Hat twip to:  NoreenBowden

5)   St. Patricks Day 2011 in New England.
Rock Shows; Traditional Shows; The Local Scene

6)   Irish Flax Growers List for 1796.

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Todays Old Style Irish Song Podcast Notes:
Season 3,#3.  Sean Nós, at the Irish Roots Cafe

Todays Song:  The Leaving of Limerick
Song Artist:    Peneleapaí
Recorded in:   County Clare, Ireland (and Kansas City, MO)

Notes on todays Chat and Sing:
Anyone thinking of taking up Sean Nós would do
well to listen to todays broadcast, both for the song,
and for the comments by the singer, Peneleapaí.

Many have commented on the similarity between
the song ‘Leaving of Limerick’ and the song ‘Leaving
of Liverpool’.  Some debate which came first, and
many agree one gave birth to the other.  Of course,
Limerick is in Ireland, and Liverpool is the port
from which so many Irish left for the Americas.

I have not researched the topic in depth yet, but
immediately recognize the beauty in this song, and
I agree with Peneleapaí that it feels like an ‘old style’
song.  Slow and soulful, we are lucky to have
recorded this live performance.

If I remember correctly, our singer credits
Deirdre Scanlan  (of Nenagh AND Limerick)
for her original source of the song, as do
most sources I have seen on the internet.
Deirdre credits the song to Nora Butler from
I have also seen notes on a song titled,
‘The Leaving of Ireland’, which may or may
not have been used for this tune at times.

Todays singer, has agreed to return for another
tune, and we will continue her interview (chat),
later in this series. I would be sure to return for that !

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Season 3 : Sean Nós, old style Irish Song
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Here is one set of lyrics to this song
The Leaving of Limerick

As I roved out one evening down by the Assembly Mall
I heard two lovers talking as me and my love passed on;
The words that passed between them they were but very few:
“It isn’t the leaving of Limerick that grieves me,
But my darling when I think of you!”

“In the morning when I’m going I’ll wave my lily-white hand,
I’ll wave it all over my shoulder, and adieu to Limerick Strand;
And farewell to the girls of Thomond Gate, ’tis to them I bed adieu;
It isn’t the leaving of Limerick that grieves me,
But my darling when I think of you!”

“when I think of the pleasant days we spent in search of treasure trove
And the hours we spent in courting away in Gabbet’s Grove;
I did not then deceive you when I vowed I would be true;
It isn’t the leaving of Limerick that grieves me,
But my darling when I think of you!”

“And now that we must be parted ’tis hard to understand
Why I must go broken hearted away from Limerick strand;
Though, My fond love, I must leave , you know my heart it is true;
It isn’t the leaving of Limerick that grieves me,
But my darling when I think of you!”

Here is another version:

Leaving of Limerick
As I roved out one evening, down by the Assembly Mall
I heard two lovers speaking as me and my love passed on
And the words that passed between them, they were but very few.
Its not the leaving of Limerick that grieves me, but my darling, leaving you

In the morning when I am going, I will take you by the lily white hand
And I’ll wave it oer my shoulder saying adieu to the Limerick strand
So farewell to the boys of Thomond Gate, It’s to them I’ll bid Adieu.
Its not the leaving of Limerick that grieves me, but my darling, leaving you

And now that we must be parted, I know you will understand
Why I must go broken hearted, far away from my native land
Though my fond love I must leave you, you know my heart is true.
Its not the leaving of Limerick that grieves me, but my darling, leaving you

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