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Irish Families Worldwide Shownotes. week 81
Among Todays Topics:

1)  Searching for: Monaghan, O’Leary, O’Connor, Smith & Shillington
2)  Noble is the name of the day.
3)  County Fermanagh is the Book of the Week.
4)  Enhanced version of this broadcast now available !
5)  Burial Problems for Muslims and Atheists
6)  MacNean House is the Restaurant of the Year
7)  Activity at Glasnevin cemetery
8) the Claddagh Dance Company
Timeline for this audio broadcast:

Todays Topics/ notes: 1:15
Member Search:  3:15
Book of the Month:  5:40
Irish Family Name of the Week:  8:05
Website of the Day:  11:50
Curious New & Notes: 14:40
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Notes This Week

1) Enhanced version of this podcast
This podcast is now also available in an enhanced format.
That just means we have one podcast that is voice only, the
original version; and now one podcast that also has still pictures
and links in it.  Both versions have the same ‘words’.

Here is the link to the ‘photo enhanced’ version:

and the regular ‘sound only’ version is at:

Both versions will be available on iTunes as well.
Book of the Month
Genealogy and Family History Notes on County Fermanagh, Ireland.

Here is a sample extract from this book:
The 19th century birth index of Ireland finds the following
families most numerous in County Fermanagh (Possible variant
spellings after each name have been added) :


-end of Irish Family History extract-

County Fermanagh Families

What families were in the county in earlier days ? This
might provide a clue to the locations of your family today.
Here are some of the families given on the Map in the History
of Ireland by the 4 Masters: (Connellan translation. 2003, I.G.F.)
E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain:

Mac    Caffrey
Mac    Enteggart
Mac    Garrahan
Mac    Donnell, C.
Mac    Gilfinnen, L.
Mac    Guire, P.
Mac    Gulshenan
Mac    Tiernan
Mac    Tully
O’    Breslin, (Brehon)
O’    Casey
O’    Cassidy, C.
O’    Coigley
Mac    Lennon
Mac    Leonard, L.
Mac    Manus
O’    Corcoran
O’    Corrigan
O’    Devin, L.
O’    Donnegan,
O’    Felan (Phelan)
O’    Flanagan, L.
O’    Gorman
O’    Heaney, C.
O’    Hosey
O’    Keenan, C.
O’    Luinin
O’    Meehan
O’    Muldoon, C.
O’    Mulrooney
O’    Tracy
O’    Tully

-end of extract from The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters-
Coming Up Later in this episode
How many Muslims are there in Ireland today ?

Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and
ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
831- 904

1) Gold sponsor Sandra-Faye Nagy of Duncan in Canada.
William Smith, b.1803 Ballinderry Parish, Co. Antrim.  I am attempting
to connect with anyone who has information on this family, and the
Shillington Family.  William’s Mother was a Shillington.

2) Mary Allen of Wiltshire, UK, your Irish Families book has shipped.

3) New member Stephen Freeman of Seattle Washington
Searching for Monaghan and O’Connor

4) New Member  Bette Bellefeuille of Mesa, AZ
Searching for birthplace of Richard O’Leary b. 8 Aug. 1836 in County
Cork, to USA around 1850. married Mary Dorothy Long in CA and
moved to Nevada in 1870. He worked in mining and died in Lewis, NV
in 1899.

5) Fred Potts of Myrnam, Canada, your Kilkenny genealogy book has

6) Andrew Reynolds of Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland
Your Roscommon genealogy book has shipped !

7)  Midwest Library Service – Your 26 book set of the Irish Families
Project has shipped !

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 member:
John M. Noble, of Sudbury, Canada

Searching for:  Noble Bride Hodgins Blaney and Tuite.
Researching my NOBLE ancestors from Maguiresbridge, County
Fermanagh from 1790 to 1825 – in particular, John, Ralph and Alexander

Related Spellings of the Name:
Le Noble; Nobel, Knowble, Noble,
Noblet (Huguenot origin);
(Taken in part from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names.)

History of the Name Noble

The name of Noble is assumed to be of English extraction in
Ireland, and it is found here no later than the 17th century.
Many of the name are found in Fermanagh and Antrim, as well
as in the city of Dublin, which comes as no surprise.
The Noble family of Glassdrummond, Co. Fermanagh, is on
record there from at least the early 18th century.  The birth
index of 1890 finds the family centered in Antrim and Dublin.

copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small

Irish Family Coats of Arms

Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms
connected to this family name:

1) Noble of Glassdrummond, Co. Fermanagh.
Looks like 3 tiger faces and a couple of circles and on the crest
a bird with something on its beak……

The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at finds the Noble family name 23 times
including the following examples :

1)  The Families of County Kerry, Ireland, also Donegal Families
2)   King James Irish Army List
3)   Families of Limerick, Donegal
4)   Genealogy & family history notes for: Antrim, Roscommon,
Waterford, Longford, Louth and Fermanagh
5)   Gov. Patrick Noble in the Master Index to Periodicals
6)   William Clark Noble in v. 30 of the JAISH
7)   Howards, Nobels and Lithgows in Maine History (v. 19 of JAIHS)

Websites of the Week:

1) Glasnevin Cemetery

The above is a site for :
Information on the cemetery and restoration plans.
According to their web page:
“Glasnevin Cemetery are currently giving a series of walking tours of
the Cemetery. The tours give a valuable insight into the final resting-place
of the men and women who have helped shape Ireland’s past and present.
The tour also gives account of the thousands of ordinary people who have
lived and died in Ireland’s past.

The Graves:
The walking tour lasts one and a half hours and takes the graves of
Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Eamon DeValera, James Larkin,
Maud Gonne MacBride, Countess Markievicz, Ann Devlin, Brendan Behan,
Michael Collins and many other graves of interest.
The tours take place every Wednesday and Friday at 2.30pm.
All enquiries and bookings can be made by e-mail or telephoning the
Cemetery at:  (01) 8301133.

2)  The Claddagh Dance Company
Classes and Performances All over California and Utah
“The Claddagh Dance Company has added a touch of authentic Irish Culture
to the lives of Southern California  communities since 1985. Students range
from four to adult, learning a mix of solo and group dances in the traditional
soft and hard shoes.  Irish dancing crosses all ethnicities at our school.
Students have the opportunity to compete throughout the world and
participate in community events.  For more information on the company,
please Visit the About Us section on the web page “._________________________________________________________

Curious News and Notes

1)  Burial problems in Ireland. Its seems it is a problem
to be buried in Ireland if you are an atheist or a Muslim,
according to reports….Graveyards owned by the churches,
(Catholic, Presbyterian and Church of Ireland) own all
the graveyards in certain areas, and some will not abide
by a religious burial.
There are also over 32,000 Muslims in Ireland, and the
Council of Imams is calling for more Muslim burial spots
to be provided for by the government.

2) The Great Escapes Travel Agency in Swinford, Co. Mayo
has gone under, leaving several hundred folks at bay outside
of Ireland.

3) The Restaurant of the Year has been named in Ireland and
it is:  MacNean House and Bistro. located at Blacklion, Co. Cavan.
(Food and Wine Magazine).  County Cavan is also said to be the
spot of the oldest fair in Ireland, dating back to the 12th century.
It is called the Muff Horse Fair, usually held on August 12, unless
it is a Sunday !

4)  They are building a heritage centre at Glasnevin cemetery in
Dublin.  It will also have a museum.  The graves of Dan O’Connell,
and Charles Stewart Parnell can be found here, as well as victims
of the great famine.

5)  Mick O’Donnell gives a walking tour based on the spots in the
book “Angela’s Ashes.  Author Frank McCourt joined the tour
recently – although it is not a planned feature of the tour.

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