Account Book of the O'Callaghan Estate Servants' Wages transcribed by Jane Halloran Ryan now online

The Account Book of the O'Callaghan Estate Servants' Wages from 1824-1857 is now online through the Clare Past Forum at http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6963.This book contains the names of over 140 servants who were hired by John O'Callaghan on Maryfort Estate during the 19th century, together with their job description, pay and date of discharge.  Some entries noted if a servant died or emigrated, and in some cases, where that servant emigrated to.  The book also contains information about servants’ ability to pay for land, where in some cases, their wages were used to offset the debt owed to O’Callaghan for their family’s…

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Kilrush and District Historical Society monthly lecture Tuesday 27 February 2018

Dear KDHS members and friends In a change to the advertised calendar, the Kilrush and District Historical Society monthly lecture in the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street at 8pm on Tuesday 27 February will mark the centenary of one of the first deaths in the run-up to the War of Independence. Noel Murphy will tell the story of Tomás Ruiséal from Kerry, who was wounded by a thrust from a bayonet of a British soldier in Carrigaholt (where he was a teacher of Irish) on 24 March 1918 and died the following Wednesday in hospital in Kilrush, where a lengthy…

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Transcriptions of Kilmacduane marriages 1853 – 1867 posted on Clare Past forum

Sheila Duddy has just posted her transcriptions of the Kilmacduane marriages 1853 – 1867 on the Clare Past forum at http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6964

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Clare Church of Ireland records now online

The Clare Church of Ireland Parish Register collection is now live: Clare, Ireland, Church of Ireland Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1744-1991 https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=61574    Total Images: 758 Total Records: 13,764

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Kilfiddane Marriages 1869-1880 uploaded to Clare Past Forum by Murf

Transcriptions of the Kilfiddane marriages 1869-1880 have been uploaded to the Clare Past Forum at http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6960 by member Murf.

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The Account Book of the O'Callaghan Estate Servants' Wages from 1824-1857 is now online through the Clare Past Forum at http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6963.
This book contains the names of over 140 servants who were hired by John O'Callaghan on Maryfort Estate during the 19th century, together with their job description, pay and date of discharge.  Some entries noted if a servant died or emigrated, and in some cases, where that servant emigrated to. 
The book also contains information about servants’ ability to pay for land, where in some cases, their wages were used to offset the debt owed to O’Callaghan for their family’s rent. The transcription is edited due to some of the comments about particular servants. 

This book is available through the Manuscripts Room at the National Library of Ireland and its reference number is MS 3250. 

The Account Book was transcribed by Jane Halloran Ryan, chairperson of the Clare Roots Society.

 

Dear KDHS members and friends

In a change to the advertised calendar, the Kilrush and District Historical Society monthly lecture in the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street at 8pm on Tuesday 27 February will mark the centenary of one of the first deaths in the run-up to the War of Independence. Noel Murphy will tell the story of Tomás Ruiséal from Kerry, who was wounded by a thrust from a bayonet of a British soldier in Carrigaholt (where he was a teacher of

Irish) on 24 March 1918 and died the following Wednesday in hospital in Kilrush, where a lengthy inquest was subsequently held.

Tomás was described in the funeral oration given by Fionán Mac Coluim in Keelmalkedar as a teacher, a patriot, an Irish scholar, a martyr and a Volunteer. His father was a noted poet in West Kerry and Tomás was showing signs of following in his footsteps.

The lecture will be given by Noel Murphy, grandson of Tomás's sister Bridge and her husband Seán Ó Murchú. Noel has been researching Tomás for the last three years and his book on the incident and its aftermath is due to be published in March. He is organising a commemoration to be held in Keelmalkedar graveyard on Easter Saturday, 31 March, exactly 100 years to the day he was buried there. It is also hoped that there will be an exhibition in Dingle Library around the same time.

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Our next lecture on Tuesday 27 March will also mark a significant historical centenary, this time that of the sinking of the RMS Leinster on 10 Oct 1918 and its connections to the sinking 10 miles west of Loop Head a week earlier of the tanker Eupion, some of whose crew are buried in Kilrush Churchyard.

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KDHS lectures are free to members, EUR5 for non-members. New members are welcome. The annual membership fee (July-June) is EUR20.

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Paddy Waldron

PRO, KDHS.

The Clare Church of Ireland Parish Register collection is now live:

Clare, Ireland, Church of Ireland Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1744-1991

https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=61574   

Total Images: 758

Total Records: 13,764

Sheila Duddy has just posted her transcriptions of the Kilmacduane marriages 1853 – 1867 on the Clare Past forum at http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6964

Transcriptions of the Kilfiddane marriages 1869-1880 have been uploaded to the Clare Past Forum at http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6960 by member Murf.