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Cuan
« on: Monday 12 July 10 02:09 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I am wondering if anyone out there has any information on a place called Cuan in Kerry. I am looking in particular for Catholic parish records for the area. I am not having any luck and I was wondering if any kind soul can point me in the right direction?

Thank you in advance.

Nora

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Re: Cuan
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 July 10 10:29 BST (UK) »
Hi

Did you check out irishgenealogy.ie for Kerry baptisms etc?
Also where did you see the placename? If it was written somewhere on an old document it could be a spelling error etc as nothing springs to mind initially..but Kerry is a big place so it might be a smaller townland.?
There is a Laune river/townland in Killorglin Co Kerry? Could it be Luan?not Cuan therefore Laun/e?

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Re: Cuan
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 July 10 10:57 BST (UK) »
Cuan is the Irish word for harbour.If you google "cuan kerry" there are a number of references to the name.I think yours may be Cuan in the Ventry area of the Dingle peninsula-still Irish speaking.

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Re: Cuan
« Reply #3 on: Monday 12 July 10 14:47 BST (UK) »
Hello Tierneylass and Luimneach,

        Thank you both for your speedy replies. In answer to your reply Tierneylass Cuan is not called Cuan any longer. I did see one site that mentioned its new name many moons ago but now cannot find it although I have tried and tried. It was still called Cuan in the early 1800s, but I have no idea when this changed. That is why I find it so hard to pinpoint a parish church for it.

         In answer to your reply Luimneach I have tried Google in every way I can think of, but no luck.  I am grateful to you both for you efforts to help me. I guess I will just have to keep trying.

Kindest regards,

Nora

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Re: Cuan
« Reply #4 on: Monday 12 July 10 16:02 BST (UK) »
Nora

Try Kerry Library- The Kerry placenames project has been published recently and they have a copy. Suggest you contact the Archivist in the Local Studies section- I have found him very helpful- e-mail archivist[at]
kerrylibrary.ie
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Re: Cuan
« Reply #5 on: Monday 12 July 10 20:07 BST (UK) »
Hello Annclare,
       
       Many thanks for your reply to my post. I really appreciate your tip and will email the archivist a.s.a.p. I will let you know how I get on.

Kindest regards,

Nora

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Re: Cuan
« Reply #6 on: Monday 12 July 10 20:33 BST (UK) »
Hi, Cuan in the Irish language means Harbour.

I cant find a reference to Cuan Co Kerry but Laune is near Killorglin (the riven Laune runs through Killorglin) Laune would be very small.

It might be a case of putting 2+2 together and coming up with 5 but well worth investigating.

Good luck with your research.

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Re: Cuan
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 29 October 16 15:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Nora,
Regarding Cuan, I was wondering if maybe it was Cuas which is a townland in the Glencar region of Kerry. If you see Cuas written in cursive the s at the end could be mistaken for an n. Its about 8 miles from Killorglin just beyond Lough Acoose. Church records are in Glenbeigh/Glencar but it borders both Killorglin and Beaufort. Civil records should mainly be in Caherciveen.
Hope this helps.
PK

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Re: Cuan
« Reply #8 on: Monday 31 October 16 12:01 GMT (UK) »
Cuan near Ventry dingle

http://www.inyourfootsteps.com/sailing/harbours/99/ventry_harbour

What parish records are you looking for?