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Offline pjk

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Need townland advice for Offaly
« on: Wednesday 27 April 05 13:05 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I could use some opinions on a marriage record(McCormack/Cleary), we have just come across for my gggrandfather in 1848.  His hometown is listed as Milane/Kings County.  The only Milane I can find is in Cork.  I have hit SeanRuad, with no luck.  Is there anything that phonetically sounds like Milane that could be in Kings, or is there one that I am not seeing?  Thanks very much in advance, all input is most welcome and greatly appreciated. 

Jean

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Re: Need townland advice for Offaly
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 April 05 15:25 BST (UK) »
Hello Jean,

I tried SeanRuad to see if I could come up with some suggestions. Just putting an M at the beginning and looking at a long list of places did not help. I then tried http://scripts.ireland.com/ancestor/surname/index.cfm -  with the name McCormack and then entered Cleary as the second name. That gave another very lengthy list of results. 

I've had another look at SeanRuad with " ne " at the end. Kilmaine appeared on that list. There are so many common letters in the two words and the ending sounds very much the same. I am just wondering.....

Best Wishes,

Christopher

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Re: Need townland advice for Offaly
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 April 05 18:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much Christopher, I'll see if that leads anywhere.  The marriage actually took place in Canada.  I had believed both were from Tipperary, until this record .   ???

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Re: Need townland advice for Offaly
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 02 June 05 21:41 BST (UK) »
Hi there I have  also just started to trace my McCormack roots in Offlay and these were from Tullamore ( Parish Kilbride, Barony Ballycowan)
 Good luck with your search I will post again if I come across anything which I think may help.

Scatty
Fitzgerald/Mullane/Riordan/Heaphy,  Doneraile,Co Cork
McCormack/ Brophy/Egan/Gavin, Tullamore,Co Offlay
Penfold / Seaman / Bannister / Donovan/Hines/Cowell/ Hance and Dunningham

Essex / Middlesex / Kent / Suffolk and wherever next
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Re: Need townland advice for Offaly
« Reply #4 on: Friday 03 June 05 04:35 BST (UK) »
Jean,

A couple of thoughts out of left field and probably irrelevant but ...  Perhaps Christopher can say something about pronunciation.

A couple of townlands in Offaly (Kings) struck me:
Meelaghans
Mullanafawnia

A Google for the second one produces an alternative namely:
Muileann na Fáine

And it seems that 'muileann' simply means 'mill'.

JAP

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Re: Need townland advice for Offaly
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 June 05 08:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Folks,

I may be corrected if a Gaelic speaker notices my efforts.
I attended the Irish language class at school but the tunnel between my ears was well used.

Phonetic Pronunciation

Meelaghans             Meal ach anns
Mullanafawnia         Mullan na Fawn Ya

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Re: Need townland advice for Offaly
« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 June 05 02:10 BST (UK) »
Just a thought : Possible mis-reading of the first letter ??

--There IS a place called Killane, in Edenderry, Co Offaly.

                                                     MW.