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The Travelling Genie

It’s been over a month since we arrived back from a family trip to the UK, where I managed to squeeze in a few genealogy-related activities.

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!

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O’Rourke Family tomb, Dysert Burial Ground, Co Kerry ~ Tombstone Tuesday

A few kilometres down the road from Castleisland, on the way to Killarney, is Dysert Burial Ground. It is here where my great great great grandfather Michael O’Rourke, father of Bartholomew O’Rourke, is buried, along with other members of the O’Rourke family. An O’Rourke cousin in Australia told me about it, and how to find…

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Chief of the Brosnan clan

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

As part of the Brosnan Clan Gathering last month, a Ceann Fine or “clan chieftain” was inaugurated at the Festival Banquet. There were great cheers from the Kiwi contingent when Seán Brosnahan’s name was announced. (Not sure the ash stick will make it through NZ customs, though.) Seán is the author of The Kerrytown Brosnahans,…

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Brosnan Clan Gathering, Castleisland, Co Kerry

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

The East Kerry Roots Festival & Brosnan Clan Gathering was held in Castleisland, Co Kerry, over four days last weekend.  I am still trying to recover! It was a fabulous event, well-organised and offering a whole range of walks, talks and everything in between.  By a stroke of pure luck, I ended up in the…

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Brosna, Co Kerry, Ireland ~ Wordless Wednesday

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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A Day in Dublin

I was in Dublin visiting friends over the weekend, and because of the Bank Holiday in the UK, had decided to stay until the Monday and grab some precious research time – and my first foray into records there. I had an early start, as I was driving into Dublin from Co Wicklow, but traffic…

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

I always knew I had Irish ancestors, but was never quite sure who they were and exactly where they were from. In the 1990s I spent several years living in Ireland. Oh, when I think of all the research I could have done! But, I was busy studying and working and having fun. Back then,…

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The auld sod in 1911

So how are my Rourkes doing on census night in 1911? (See previous two instalments here and here) Well, everyone’s a little older!  And there’s a couple of grandkids thrown into the mix.1 Bridget Rourke Head of Family 63 Farmer Widow Michael Rourke Son 37 Farmer’s Son Single John Rourke Son 35 Farmer’s Son Single…

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The auld sod ~ continued

Following up from yesterday’s post about my great great great grandfather Michael Rourke’s farm in Ballymacdonnell, I’m now looking at the Rourkes who are living there at the time of the 1901 Irish census. These are the family members listed on the census return1: Bridget Rourke Head of Family 53 Farmer Widow Michael Rourke Son…

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