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Wicklow / Visit To Wicklow & Dublin
« on: Wednesday 23 January 08 20:52 GMT (UK)  »
 I am visiting Dublin with my niece for three days Sunday 27th - Tuesday. I need advice where and what to do in my family search. I emailed the Wicklow History people  about a visit to do some research but have had no reply as yet. We will be hiring a car for the visit.
My Grandfathers (John Shannon) Birth cert states he was born at Ballycurry , Ashford, Wicklow 1872. His fathers (Patrick Shannon) profession was gatekeeper. I think my Gt Gt Grandparents (Patrick & Kate - nee lawler) originated from Clonegal. circa 1845/50.
Any advice about which are the best places - cemetries etc would be greatly appreciated - My family are RC.

Ireland / Re: shannon Lawler
« on: Tuesday 22 May 07 20:53 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Wendy
I'm finding the Irish bit difficult!
On my Uncle Williams Birth Cert 1878 Wigan, her name was written as Catharine Lauler, as she could not read or write I assume that the spelling was incorrect. On the Census' she is always listed as Catherine

Ireland / Re: shannon Lawler
« on: Thursday 17 May 07 22:18 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to Rootschat.
This could be one of the family (from IGI on
John Shannon born 28 Mar.1872 Co. Wicklow, Ireland, son of Patrick Shannon & Kate Lawler.

Looks promising!

Ireland / Re: shannon Lawler
« on: Thursday 17 May 07 22:17 BST (UK)  »

I had a look at Griffiths Valuation c.1850 in Donegal to look for where their families might have come from.

There were 24 hits for Shannon but I think that there are less than 20 individuals included.

However there were no hits at all for Lawler or Lawlor or any other variation anywhere in the county.

Yes I wondered if it was the correct County?


Ireland / shannon Lawler
« on: Thursday 17 May 07 21:01 BST (UK)  »
This is my first post.... so be gentle with me !
I am tracing my Shannon roots.
I need to know where in Ireland Patrick & Catherine Shannon came from?

So far I have found that my Gt grandfather Patrick Shannon married to Catherine (nee Lawler or Lauler) came to the UK c 1873 with two very young children Patrick & John - They must have travelled via Scotland as on the 1881, 91 and 1901 census Julia Shannon is listed as born in Scotland c1974 - I cannot find her on Scotlandspeople site - In 1878 when William was born they are in Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire. Father Patrick was a Miner.  My late father Wilfred (known as Pat) brought us all up as Catholic, I remember him saying that his Grandad was from Donegal and was a Shepherd or something similar.

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