Category Archives: History

Portlaw – Cotton Factory.

I had read about the cotton factory at Portlaw, but the size of this operation only properly registered this morning – see image of Portlaw in the tweet from the National Library below… David Malcolmson had been involved in milling … Continue reading

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Catholic Parish Search by Town

New option added to allow a search for Catholic Parishes based on a list of towns. see Town > RC Parish Search¬†at the top of the¬†menu. Coordinates are included in the system for cities and over 500 (1) towns all … Continue reading

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Kilmore Co. Wexford and the Saltee Islands

Details of Kilmore and The Saltee Islands from 2nd Ed. Topographical Directory of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 2nd Ed., printed 1849. KILMORE, a parish, in the barony of Bargey union in the county of Wexford, and province of LEINSTER, 9 … Continue reading

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Round Towers in Ireland – 1838

Table of Round Towers included on the 1838 Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge SDUK 1838 map of Ireland. (These are not shown on the map). Key to ‘state’ column : p – Perfect with conical cap, np – nearly … Continue reading

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Duplicate Place names, Detached Parishes and Half Baronies

There are a number of complications to finding exactly where a particular place of interest is located, even when the name is known. The first is often the spelling which can vary greatly depending on the timeframe and source, and … Continue reading

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