Friday, 17 February 2017

Good Shepherd Convent - Sundays Well, Cork

The Good Shepherd, Magdalen Asylum was an orphanage and Magdalen Laundry from 1872 - 1970's.

This post is a brief record of some of the children and women who resided there. I first became interested in the Convent after seeing the burial place of a number of these women and children at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Cork.  


Please do not contact with possible records, this is a project of mine and is ongoing. Thanks.




Margaret Rabbit d. 13-8-1910  St. Finbarr's School. Cause of death - Enteric Fever  3 days in hospital aged 19.

Mary Kate Corkery d. 8-4-1911 Good Shepherd Convent. Cause of death - Phthisis aged 14.

Marcella McGovern d. 26-6-1916 Good Shepherd Convent. Cause of death - Tubercular Meningitis aged 13.


Christina McAuliffe d. 21-7-1903 - Cork Union Hospital - Cause of death - Tubercular Meningitis aged 12  (born Co. Cork)

Mary Anne Keating d. 20-8-1908  - Good Shepherd Convent -Cause of death - Meningitis & Paralysis of throat aged 50  

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

St. Joseph's Cemetery Cork

I visit St. Joseph's Cemetery on the Southside of Cork City every few months or so. I have added several family headstones. 

If anyone would like me to search and possibly photograph their ancestors headstone, EMAIL me.



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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Marriage details recorded in Co. Louth Baptism Registers


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11-07-1893,John Clarke of James St - Parents - Thomas Clarke & Alice McKenna sps. Thomas Clarke & Ellen Newbank married -Eliz Leary 09-04-1923 St Patrick's Liverpool
23-12-1894 Thomas Flinn of Seaview Terrace parents -Michael Flinn & Alice Lennon sps.Joe, McKeever & Teresa Clifford married 30- 01- 1924 St Francis Xavier's Liverpool
09-07-1898,Murphy,Thomas of Park St, parents- Murphy Patrick & Carroll Annie sps.Felix, O'Callaghan and Catherine, Carroll Married -Margaret Clancy 24-08-1940 Ch Of St Ignatius Louola New York 
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08-08-1892 Doyle Vincent Patrick of Castlebellingham parents - Doyle Gerrald P  Haukins,Frances sps.John Vincent, O'Hegan & Anne M, Giltrap married - Eva Fern Damon 29-04-1927 at All Saints Church Brooklyn N Y 

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Lismore Co. Waterford.

Lismore is a town full of history. Situated on the River Blackwater and only 65kms from Waterford City and 60kms from Cork City.

For the researcher, you can visit Lismore Castle, St. Carthage's Cathedral, various graveyards, and various parishes nearby. Lismore Workhouse 1838 - 1923 isn't accessible though it's worth stopping if passing by.

I've added two photographs that I took recently.



                                  Lismore Workhouse   


                                  
Memorial to James O'Brien transported to Van Diemen's Land, Australia. 

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Ardee Co Louth Baptisms - TAAFFE




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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Kilcrea Abbey, Ovens, Co. Cork



 These are images of the Abbey and selected headstones that I took on 10th Nov. 2016. 


















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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Your Irish Ancestry

Have you ever thought of your Irish heritage? There are millions of people from all over the world who claim Irish ancestry. The vast majority of whom have no idea on how to trace their family's past.

With a little information, I might be able to discover where in Ireland your family originated from.

Church, civil, court, military, travel, and land records can be found.

If you're interested in your family's history, send me an EMAIL -  I will then send you a sample record of one of the above.

Surprise your family and friends with your discoveries.  




Monday, 3 October 2016

St. Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork.

St. Finbarr's Cemetery is situated on the Glasheen Road, Cork.

I have collected a large amount of photographs from St. Finbarr's. I add to the collection every couple of months.

The following photographs are from the Republican Plot. The plot is situated to the right as you enter the cemetery. Memorials are included, some members recorded are buried at their local graveyard.

One of the most well-known headstones is that of Tom Barry, Commandant of the 'West Cork Flying Column' Irish Republican Army.








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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Informative Books on old Co. Cork

Researching your Cork ancestry? Here are some suggestions on books to assist you. Also, books to give you an insight into old Co. Cork.

'Tales from Victorian Cork 1837 - 1859' by Roger Herlihy. 

Available at a quaint little bookshop in Co. Cork. Contact 




'Tracing your Cork Ancestors' A must for Cork Researchers. 



If you are interested in any book on Irish history, there is a large collection of books available. 


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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Drogheda Family History

Are you interested in your Family History? I can help you with your Drogheda ancestry. Please ask if your ancestors are from any part of Co. Louth.

Some towns in Co. Louth go back to the 1700's.

You might be surprised who you are related to.

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