Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Great Famine - An Gorta Mór Skibbereen, Co Cork

I have added some images from the burial ground in Skibbereen, Co Cork.

There are headstones of all shapes and sizes. Also here is the mass grave of some 9,000 victims.

If you have ancestry from West Cork and you are more than curious, I'm always willing to help out.













If you are visiting Ireland and you have an interest in your ancestry. Please attempt to visit places like Skibbereen ......not only is it  interesting but very moving too.

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Ancestry Gifts - Embroidered Family Trees

Here is an embroidered tree (maternal line) that I recently had done for me.

There is a lot of work that goes into it. I think it makes the ideal gift....... a family heirloom.

The cost of this is around £58 sterling. P&P might be more depending on where it is being sent to. I recommend registered post. (£8) £67.

My tree has a flower and birds which is significant to my Welsh side of the family. The lady who does the trees would advise you on what you could have.

The size of the tree is 16" x 12" and it is on linen. The frame is not included.

Feel free to email me if you would be interested in this for yourself or as a gift.








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Monday, 11 August 2014

Co Louth Ancestry Look Ups.

I spend a large amount of time researching ancestors from Co Louth. I carry out most of these searches in Dublin.

If anyone would like me to research their ancestry in Co Louth, I will gladly do so.

I will charge 15 euro only, for up to 10 records. This is strictly to cover costs only.

Feel free to email anytime.


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Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival - Cork, Ireland

I have great pleasure in doing my little bit to promote the "Spirit of Mother Jones" Annual Festival 2014. The festival is taking place in Shandon, Cork from Tuesday 29th July to Friday 1st August, 2014.

Festival Details

I will be attending several events myself. I wish all those involved the very best and many thanks for their much appreciated time and effort.


Friday, 20 June 2014

Sharkey marriages of Co Louth

A few Sharkey / Sharky marriages from the Parish of Tallanstown, Co. Louth.


1806 Pat Sharky & Mary Cassidy witnesses Nicholas Sharky & Pat O’Hara.

21-1-1829 Thomas Sharky & Mary Cassidy (is this a 2nd  marriage for Mary?)  wit. James Carragher & Revd Thomas Callan

24-1-1830 Bryan Sharky & Mary Mullan wit. Pat Mullan & Anne Conly

30-4-1830 Peter Sharky & Anne Conly wit Anne Breen & Peter Sharky

22-2-1819 Owen Sharky & Anne Halfpenny wit John Moore & Nathaniel Blackwell 

18-2-1821 Pat Sharky & Rose Breen wit. Mat Halfpenny & Anne Conly

6-3-1821 Thomas Sharky & Judith Finigan wit  Bryan McKenna & James McKenna

5-2-1823 Peter Sharky & Elizabeth Christie wit Patrick Durnin & Bryan Sharky

31-5-1824 Peter Sharky & Mary Callan wit John McKenna & Margaret Callan

5-2-1826 Mathew Sharky & Mary Carroll wit Pat Connor & Mary McKeever

? - 6- 1827 Bryan Sharky & Mary Durnin wit Bridget Durnin & George Delahoyd

19-4-1831 Michael Sharky & Cath Campbell wit Pat McHugh & Biddy Campbell For further info. you can email me from the home page.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Would You Like to Help in Research?

Though I do all of my own research, I thought readers here might like to assist and join in.

At the moment I am researching a family from Macroom, Co. Cork.

I will give details on the immediate family, I will then explain where I need to go from there.

I have a couple named John Cremin (a number of surname variants) and his wife Ellen O'Brien. They had 6 children......6 that were baptised in Macroom anyway. 

Mary Cremin bap. 18th July 1875 sps. Cornelius Cremin & Anne O'Brien.

Daniel Cremin bap. 3rd April 1877 sps. Denis Murphy & Margaret Murphy.

Patrick Cremin bap. 3rd March 1879 sps. Daniel Kelleher & Mary O'Brien.

Cornelius Cremin bap. 27th April 1882 sps. Denis O'Brien & Mary Anne McCarthy

John Cremin bap. 5th August 1884 sps. John O'Brien & Mary Anne Cunningham.

Hannah Cremin bap. 15th April 1887 sps. Garret Preston & Mary Brown.

Ellen O'Brien died in 1888 of TB. Ellen was recorded as being 32 years of age at death. I do not believe she had another child before Mary  elsewhere.

John Cremin was a cattle dealer as was his brother Cornelius. (see sponsor) I believe John and Cornelius's father to be Daniel. Both named their eldest son Daniel. 

There is no marriage for John and Ellen in Macroom R.C. I want to go further back in the research of John and Ellen. I do know Ellen's mother was Mary and her father was probably Patrick.  If you'd like to join in with the fun, feel free to email me. A link for my email addss. is in the top right hand corner of the page. 
© Kevin McCormack 2014






Monday, 19 May 2014

Families and Properties in the Irish censuses

Following on from the previous post. I have added another photo of properties that appeared in the 1911 census of Cork City.

Horgan's Buildings are on Magazine Road, Cork.





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Friday, 21 March 2014

Families and Properties in the Irish censuses

If your ancestors were from the cities and towns of Ireland do not be surprised to find  the properties that they lived in still existing in 2014.

Only today I took a walk around the city. I was surprised to find some of the streets and lanes that one can see in the 1901 & 1911 censuses of Ireland.

If you google Crones Lane 1911 you will see the families that lived there, with images of the original census. 

See below Crone's Lane, Cork City 2014.





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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Dundalk Co Louth baptismal surnames 1891

January - April.

Taaffe, Watters, Gaskin, Lennon, Hughes, Byrne, McGill, Green, Byrne, Funnell, Ferguson, Smyth, Watters, McNally, Green, Doogan, Byrne, Mullen, Smythe, Watters, Reilly, Geoghan, Morgan, Mulholland, Morgan, Hoey, Bennett, Byrne, McDonald, O'Hagan, Martin, Conlan, Keenan, Quigley, Lennon, Lambe, Hearty, Traynor, Carroll, Crolly, Corrigan, Arthurs, McGill, Bennett, McKenna, Rogers, McIntegart, Morgan, Collins, Sheils, Morgan, McKenna, Magee, McBanon, Vallely, Rourke, Duffy, Morgan, Gilmore, Harrison, Coleman, Murphy, Clarke, Callan, Haughey, Gray, Herty, Murray, Farrell, Flynn, Grimes, Cassidy, Lennon, Kirk, McCartney, McCarthy, McKeone, Atkinson, Ferris, Hagan, Kelly, Markham. © Kevin McCormack 2014 If you need assistance with Co Louth records please ask via email - Email me! click here

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Marriages from Ballyvourney Co Cork.

A small selection of marriages from the RC parish of Ballyvourney, Co Cork.

Please allow for possible spelling errors.

Dates are in Irish form, not American...... day-month-year.


9-2-1875 Timothy Lehane & Ellen Murphy both of Slievereagh. Fathers names- John Lehane & Pat Toumey.

24-10-1875 Pat Murphy (Ballyvourney) & Ellen Twomey (Shanacloune) Fathers names- Pat Murphy & Matt Twomey.

17-2-1876 James Connor (Derrysagart) & Catherine Lynch (Derrenaulig) Fathers names Thomas Connor & Cornelius Lynch.

22-2-1876 Timothy Riordan (Macroom) & Margaret Lehane (Dangansalagh) Fathers names Daniel Riordan & Daniel Lehane.

24-2-1876 Daniel Murphy (Carrigphovea) & Julia Creedon (Carriganumid) Fathers names Daniel Murphy&Cornelius Creedon.

26-2-1876 John O'Leary (Crossfield) & Ellen O'Herlihy (Derrysagart) Fathers names Daniel O'Leary & John O'Herlihy.

27-2-1876 Jeremiah Dinneen (Derryncullig) & Julia Healy (Inchamore) Fathers names Michael Dinneen & Jeremiah Healy.

27-2-1876 William Twomey (Currahy) & Honora Murray (Inchamore) Fathers names Timothy Twomey & Pat Murray.

More to follow.


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