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Irish seamen incl. those killed in WWII
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 January 06 17:31 GMT (UK) »
IRISH SEAMEN'S RELATIVES ASSOCIATION
www.irishseamensrelativesassociation.org

English and Irish Naval Officers in the War for Brazilian Independence
www.irlandeses.org/0607vale1.htm

The Irish in the American Navy during the War of 1812-15
www.libraryireland.com/IrishSettlers/American-Navy.php

A database of 18,000 plus seafarers at the Battle of Trafalgar
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/aboutapps/trafalgarancestors

Irish privateeers in the late 1700s.
http://tiny.cc/B1U9Y

In 1744 Franco-Irish privateers operated from ports in northern French.
www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/scotnews07/culloden1745.html

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Irish Occupations
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 May 06 05:05 BST (UK) »
This thread seems a bit short on Irish occupations. Where better to start than Brewers and Distillers as the consumption of alcohol itself has been a well known Irish occupation for many years. The Irish believe in working hard and playing hard....after these activities they usually need to quench their thirst.

Irish Brewing Industry
http://www.xs4all.nl/~patto1ro/irlbrew.htm
Irish Distilling Industry
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=History+Irish+Distilleries&btnG=Search&meta=
Irish Horse Racing Industry
http://www.curragh.ie/about-us
http://www.nationalstud.co.uk/about-History.asp
Irish Navvies..The Irish in the British Construction Industry
http://www.irishdiaspora.net/vp01.cfm?outfit=ids&requesttimeout=500&folder=15&paper=108
Teaching....Irish influence on Western education began 14 centuries ago
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/irelandhistory/1998.html#six

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Blacksmiths - Links
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 07 April 07 19:05 BST (UK) »
Blacksmiths who took part in the Rising of 1798

The Blacksmiths of 1798 site mentions a few who took part in the Rising. The article ends by saying "There are many more interesting stories about the Blacksmiths of 1798 ... " If anyone knows of any other Irish blacksmiths or comes across articles about them please post details as there are a few members searching for information about ancestors who were in this trade.

The ones mentioned are ...

Michael Connors, the Watchhouse, Clonegal, Co. Carlow
Henry Hammond who worked in his forges at Aclare and Coppenagh, Co. Carlow
Paid O’Donohoe, Co. Meath
Suzie Toole, the daughter of a blacksmith in Co. Wicklow

1852 Directory of Belfast and Province of Ulster
Blacksmiths in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Andrew Bowlan, Brooke Street
George Burley, Brooke Street
Joseph Bushby, Tonystick
George Feely, Brooke Street

Blacksmiths, Ironmongers and Metalworkers in Kilkenny city and county.

Co. Monaghan
The Leonards of Clontibret have been in the trade for over a hundred years. 

Guild Members of the Ulster Historical Foundation can search returns from the Clerk of Peace for every County in Ireland (incomplete) lists the name and place of abode of every Blacksmith in Ireland who has been licensed between 1833 and 1843. The majority of the smiths recorded are from counties Cavan, Donegal, Mayo, Meath and Tipperary. Blacksmiths registered in Belfast 1833-43

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OCCUPATIONS
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Crew lists held by Irish Record Offices
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 November 07 23:53 GMT (UK) »
Irish Crew List Records from 1857 to 1913.

The National Archives in Dublin holds 1863 to 1913 records for ports listed below.
All Irish records have been filmed by Irish National Archives/LDS Church.
Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Sligo, Tralee, Waterford, Westport and Wexford.

The Public Records Office in Belfast holds 1857 to 1913 records for ports listed below.
All Northern Ireland Records have been filmed by LDS Church.
Belfast,  Coleraine, Londonderry, Newry and Strangford.

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Factory Workers in Cotton Mills in Manchester 1818-19 - Link
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 24 January 08 08:23 GMT (UK) »
This looks a useful website  as it provides information on 8225 persons working in 21 cotton factories near Manchester, as well as in two factories in York. This site includes many Irish names.

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Apothecaries in Ireland - Links
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 19 March 08 02:09 GMT (UK) »
Apothecaries in Ireland were examined by the Governor and Directors of the Apothecaries Hall in Dublin and were issued with certificates of their Qualifications to open shops and practice as an Apothecaries.

The Irish Ancestors website contains a list of Apothecary sources held in archives in Ireland.  www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/records/occupation/apoth.htm

Co. Cork ... http://myhome.ispdr.net.au/~mgrogan/cork/apothecaries.htm

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Irish Narrow Guage Railway - People
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 10 April 08 14:02 BST (UK) »
An alphabetical list of some people involved with the Narrow Guage Railway in Ireland may show the ancestors of some RootsChatters http://web.archive.org/web/20080511211420/http://www.trainweb.org/i3/people_a.htm#people_a

The list contains a number of occupations including ... accountants, chief clerks, company chairmen, crossing keepers, directors, drivers, engineers, firemen, fitters, foreman, guards, locomotive superintendents, managers, permanent way men, porters, proprietors, station masters, traffic managers  and in some instances mentions the name of a father or a wife's maiden name.