Sunday 14 January 2018

Crime and punishment in Cork


Srelane, Ovens is on the main N22 Cork - Macroom road. A well-known bar/restaurant is on the corner of the turn off for the Lee Valley golf club. In 1792 Daniel Murphy murdered Denis Sullivan (Kilcrea) at Srelane Cross. At this time, those sentenced to death for murder were taken to the place of the crime and executed. 
The ‘Cork Hibernian’ reported that the body would then be dissected, according to Act of Parliament.


Codrum is situated at the western end of the town. On the April 19th, 1799  group of men broke in and killed Robert Hutchinson Esq. with a pike through his chest.
John Duggan (alias Captain Thunderbolt) Owen Scanlan, Callaghan McCarthy, and 2 others were taken by an escort of yeoman cavalry from Cork to Macroom, where they suffered death and decapitation for the murder of Mr. Hutchinson.
*The men were 'United Irishmen' and were believed to be from Aghabullogue, Co. Cork.

More to follow.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Co Louth parish records

Drogheda - Ardee -  Dundalk -  Monasterboice - Upper Creggan - Togher - Cooley - Darver - Carlingford - Dunleer - Faughart - Haggardstown - Kilsaran - Knockbridge - Lordship - Louth - Mellifont - Tallanstown - Termonfeckin - Collon - 

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Co. Louth - USA marriages

Here are a number of marriages in the USA involving the bride/groom from Co.Louth Ireland.

Baptised at Knockbridge, Co Louth. 08-03-1885 Thornton Joseph Newragh of Thornton Patrick and Morgan Brigid sponsors - Joseph Macardle and Margaret English married Theresa Stuart Black 03-09-1918 St Joseph', New York USA

Baptised at Louth Co. Louth 24-08-188? married James McAuliffe 01-06-1911 Harlford? Conn U S A

Baptised at Louth, Co. Louth 02-03-1886 Gilmore Mary married John McGoonan 08-11-1929 Ch Of Our Lady Of Perpetual Sucour New York 

There is a good number in my records.

Saturday 15 April 2017

Rathcormac Co. Cork CofI cemetery

The cemetery is situated in the centre of the village. There is much history attached to Rathcormac. 
There is a plaque on the entrance to the cemetery remembering John Dahill who was hung at Curraglass 1798. John Dahill being a United Irishman. I have attached a Dahill headstone from the 1700's ....a descendant of the family (from the USA) has been added.

Another historical event was the 'Rathcormac Massacre'. Linkhere  

Thursday 13 April 2017

Collon RC Parish Records 1819-1917

The Parish of Collon Co. Louth is situated between Drogheda and Ardee. 

I might be able to help with records covering 1819-1918.


Thursday 6 April 2017

Cloyne Co.Cork

Cloyne is  south of the town of Midleton and approximately 30kms from Cork City. The parish is steeped in history and is well worth a visit. The Round Tower is well over a 1,000 years old and the Cathedral is directly opposite.
One of the headstones I have added is that of the Moreen/Moureen family. Looking at the plaque, there was a Richard Moreen executed in 1798, probably a family member.



Wednesday 15 March 2017

Ballinaltig Cemetery - Watergrasshill Co Cork

This Cemetery has headstones going back to 1763 at least. Many are easily legible and some in the finest condition I have seen in many years.

Surnames include Mulcahy Moore Daly Murphy Power O'Grady McCarthy and many more.

If anyone would like me to look for same in Co.Cork you can EMAIL me.

John Mulcahy d.1799 aged 61 and his son Timothy d.1788 aged 16 years.

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Scriven Family of Macroom Co Cork Ireland

The following headstones are from St. Colman's CofI graveyard, Macroom.

I might be able to do this elsewhere if required. You can EMAIL me if you wish. 


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  

Morte to follow.

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Tuesday 3 January 2017

Marriage details recorded in Co. Louth Baptism Registers


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 
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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