Monday, August 29, 2011


Precious though it is
 We take for granted
 The love a child has to give.
 We brush aside
 Their tiny hurts and bruises
 We do not see their quivering lips.
 Other things take over
 Adult worries multiply
 Till all the world seems at war.
 A child does see
 Much more than you and I
 For he can see the games we play.
 He understands
 When all seems blue
 That it really isn't so.
 A little pat
 A moistened smile,
 The sky turns blue again‚ and all is well.
 Crissouli  (c) 

New in IGP Archives

Just added .... 160 photos and text from St. Flannan's Cathedral
Graveyard (Church of Ireland), Killaloe. Also St. Flannan's Memorials.
These were photographed and transcribed by Yvonne Russell, who is also
working on Mount Jerome in Dublin.
She does a great job.
To view go to:
Click on CLARE and then Headstones.
with thanks to Christina Hunt, IGP

HISTORY Wall - Irish to Australia

I have just come across this great

 It is a collection of names, with some details, some photos, etc. that covers a long timeline. 
This is just an example of some of the name boxes... with thanks to National Museum of Australia...



Michael Carroll
1771 in Wexford
1826 in Dublin
Convicted of stealing coins
Sentenced to 7 years
1827 aboard Eliza II (1) [1827]


Elizabeth Wilson
1826 in Liverpool
1791 in Dublin
Convicted of stealing watch
Sentenced to 7 years
1793 aboard Sugar Cane (1793)


Richard Dry
1771 in Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
1843 in Launceston, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), Australia



Michael Dwyer
circa 1772 in Camera, WIC, Ireland
23 August 1825 in Sydney, NSW, Australia


Michael Dwyer
circa 1772 in Ireland
23 August 1825 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


George Weston Gunning
1772 in Newry, Armagh, Ireland
31 August 1845 in New Town, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), Australia


James Doolan
1772 in Queens Co
1830 in Kings Co
Convicted of stealing cow
Sentenced to 7 years
1830 aboard Andromeda II (1) [1830]

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ireland Leads the World

After having dug to a depth of 10 meters last year, Scottish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, English scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters, and shortly after, headlines in the English newspapers read: "English archaeologists have found traces of 200-year-old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the Scots."

One week later, " Clare People," a southwest Irish newspaper, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 meters in peat bog near The Burren, Paddy O'Droll, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Paddy has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Ireland had already gone wireless."

Monday, August 22, 2011

CO CLARE FAMILY NOTICES early Australian Newspapers 2.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Friday 20 April 1894 p 4 Family Notices

BALLINGER -On the 17th April, at his residence,
Downfall Creek, Michael Ballinger, late of County Clare, Ireland, in his 80th year [R.I.P ]

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Friday 8 July 1932 p 6 Article
The death has occurred at Captains Flat (N S.W.) of Mr. Fergus Delaney, aged 100   years. He was born in County Clare, Ireland, and came to Australia on the Lady McDonald on that sailing-ships maiden voyage to Australia.

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Friday 4 August 1905 p 1 Family Notices
MACKAY.-On June 30, at her parents' home, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland, the wife of W.E. Mackay of a daughter.

The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889) Monday 26 July 1886 p 4 Family Notices
O'SULLIVAN.—On the 22nd July, at St. Lawrence's Church, North Adelaide, by the Rev. Dean Kennedy, William May, second son of Hugh May, Thelbridge, England, to Catherine Sullivan, fourth daughter of Donald O'Sullivan, Shanaway. County Clare, Ireland. 

Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Thursday 4 February 1915 Edition: DAILY p 1 Family Notices

DALE.--On the 3rd February, at St. Leonards, Bridget, wife of the late Samuel Dale, and niece of the late Dean Henshee and Captain Bridgemun, Co. Clare. Ireland, aged 90 years.

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Thursday 28 September 1905 p 1 Family Notices
McNAMARA. - On September 27, 1905, at Hobart, Michael, only son of the late John and Catherine McNamara, Tullagh. Co. Clare, Ireland, aged 48 years. R.I.P. Funeral will move from St. Joseph's Church, for Cornelius Bay Cemetery, at 2.30 Tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. No flowers.  

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Tuesday 17 November 1931 p 1 Family Notices
LATTIN.-On November. 16, 1931, at her late residence, Lattinville, Fingal, after a short illness, Mary, relict of the late Michael Lattin, and loving mother of Francis, Joseph. (Fingal), John, Thomas (Hobart), Mary, and Teresa (deceased), In her 95th year. Born at Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland, resident of Tasmania since 1860. Requieseát in Pace. Melbourne papers please copy.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Wednesday 10 August 1853 p 4 Family Notices
August 3rd, at St. Stephen's Church, by license, Richmond, by the Rev. O. Perks, Edmund Albert Labatt, of Ramsgate, Kent, England, to Elizabeth Jane Elliott, of Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland.   

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Friday 29 September 1871 p 4 Family Notices
MILLER-DUFF.-On the 28th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Alexander Duff, W. Harte Miller, M.D., of Wangaratta, third son of the late John Miller. Esq., of Toonagh, Co. Clare, Ireland, to Matilda, youngest daughter of Robert Duff, Esq., Northcote. No cards.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Saturday 8 October 1864 p 4 Family Notices
HOURAGAN—THOMPSON.-On the 6th inst., at St.
Francis's Church, Lonsdale-street, by the Rev. F, Riordan, Edward Houragan, Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland, to Elizabeth Thompson, only daughter of Mr. Robert Thompson, of Berwick, Scotland.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 2 August 1901 p 1 Family Notices
DAVOREN.- In loving memory of my dear mother, Mrs Patrick Davoren, who died at her residence, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland. August 2, 1900. May her soul rest in peace. Inserted by her loving son, S. T. Davoren.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 27 October 1896 p 1 Family Notices
WHITTY - October 19, 1896, at his residence, Tunbridge Wells England, John Charles Whitty, son of the late Rev. John Whitty, Archdeacon of Kilfenora, Co Clare, Ireland, in his 86th year. (by cable)  

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 19 February 1908 p 8 Family Notices
LAWRENCE.—In sad but loving memory of my dear mother and our grandmother, Catherine Mary Lawrence, who suddenly passed away at Sydney, February 19, 1907. Native of Enistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland, in her 78th year. Sweet Jesus, have mercy  on her soul. Inserted by her loving daughter and  family, Mrs. Lampe, Fred, Theresa, and George.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Saturday 23 May 1863 p 4 Family Notices
KELLY—LILLIS. — On the 16th ult., at St. Francis's Cathedral, Melbourne, by the Rev. P. A. Courtenay, John Kelly, eldest son of Mr. James Kelly, Scrahan, Co. Kerry, Ireland, to Anne, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Peter Lillis, Co. Clare, Ireland.