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The Lighter Side / Grave Papers found - 12 years on
« on: Tuesday 23 September 14 23:28 BST (UK)  »
about 15 years ago, Aunt Em showed me the Grave Papers for her Grandparents' Grave in Glasnevin, Dublin.

Twelve years ago Em died, and we searched the house - high up and low down - for the papers. Zilch, nada, not a thing! I couldn't understand where they could have gone - Em was an organised person, with all her faculties.

Recently OH has been going through stuff which fetched up in our attic from various old family houses ... and what did he find? Yes, the long-lost grave papers! They're only of sentimental value, as the grave is full, but I'm delighted!


(I think I'll do a bit more looking in the attic - who knows what other treasures are lurking!)

Ireland / Portlaw(Guilcagh) C of I - photos needed please
« on: Monday 01 September 14 23:11 BST (UK)  »
Guilcagh is a few miles south of Portlaw, and is the Church of Ireland graveyard for the area.
I visited this graveyard (about 50 graves) last year, and found g-granda's grave.

While there, I photographed most of the headstones. I was under time pressure, so I missed some, and several photos were poor quality. And I'm not likely to get back to Portlaw this year.

I've transcribed those I could and I'm ready to send them to the IGP site (Ireland Genealogy Projects).

If anyone would like to help, and photo some of the missing/unclear stones, I'd be very grateful!
If you think you can help, please PM me, and I can send details of what needs doing. I hope this isn't too cheeky!

I've put this on Ireland General, because Portlaw is in Co. Waterford, but very near Co. Tipperary and Co. Kilkenny.

regards eadaoin

Ireland / Who had a Postal Vote in 1940s?
« on: Wednesday 27 August 14 21:05 BST (UK)  »
As it's Heritage week, I took myself off to Cathal Brugha barracks in Dublin to the military Archive.
I had a most entertaining time and started to chase up some family who were in the Irish Army (successfully in the case of one I KNEW was involved).

The other was a man who had a postal vote (as marked on the Electoral Registers). The archive couldn't turn up anyone of his name, though I wasn't clear as to his birthdate etc ... typical lack of forethought on my part!

Anyway, does anyone know of other reasons, apart from Army, that one might have a postal vote?
I have six people who qualified - two definitely soldiers.
I don't think disability was a criterion in the 1940s .. but I may be wrong about this.


Armed Forces / What's a Royal Engineer?
« on: Thursday 10 July 14 22:52 BST (UK)  »
I'm assuming that a Royal Engineer might be a sailor or a soldier?

I have John Begg in Limerick 1901 - Royal Engineer - unemployed.
He was born in 1875 and died in 1905.

I have his parents, siblings etc, but I'd like to know a little more about his job.

regards eadaoin

Irish Language / La 'le Padraig
« on: Monday 17 March 14 00:44 GMT (UK)  »
Bain taithneamh as an lá !!

Glamorganshire / CARDIFF - Burial of Captain Michael Joseph BEGG
« on: Thursday 26 December 13 16:21 GMT (UK)  »
Where was Captain Michael Begg buried?

Captain Michael Begg was born/married in Ireland .. I have all that, and the births of his 9 childen, mostly in Cardiff. And most of their marriages and deaths.

He was a well-known ship-broker in Cardiff, died in Newport Borough asylum Sept 1907. His home address was St Andrew's Crescent, Cardiff. He was R. C.

There's a detailed obit from the "Weekly Mail -Cardiff", but it says nothing about the burial. Any ideas? - they were well-off, so there's probably a headstone somewhere.

regards eadaoin

edit:posted here in error - have asked moderator to move it.

Ireland / Gardaí - can/could they vote? ...**COMPLETED**
« on: Monday 15 July 13 21:21 BST (UK)  »
I have a relative, born 1906 Rathdown, father Irish, mother ?Scottish.

His marriage in 1930 and a birth in 1939 show him to be a civic guard.

i think I've found the family on the Electoral Registers 1950s and early 1960s, but he only has a Division III vote (I think this is for local elections).

Anyone got any remarks/suggestions?


Sligo / Graveyards near Castlebaldwin and Ballinafad?
« on: Wednesday 12 June 13 17:22 BST (UK)  »
I have a thread on the Ireland General board on this subject.,649879.0.html

I've had some help on the Roscommon graveyards.
Could anyone give me a bit of advice on graveyards on the Sligo side.

Replies to the thread mentioned above.

regards eadaoin

Ireland / Graveyards- Sligo/Roscommon - advice wanted
« on: Sunday 09 June 13 22:46 BST (UK)  »
I'm interested in the smallish area, roughly between Boyle and Castlebaldwin, partly in Co Sligo and partly in Co Roscommon.
I'm heading for the Sligo area at the end of the week and I can feel some graveyard-hunting coming on!

Co Sligo .. Castlebaldwin and perhaps Ballinafad
Co Roscommon .. Corrigeenroe

Could anyone give advice about graveyards in this area?

I know there's a church in Corrigeenroe, with some graves. Is there anywhere else in this neighbourhood?
I think from the O.S. atlas that the R.C. church for Castlebaldwin is at ?Sheerevagh (sp?) ..
.. is this correct, and does it have a graveyard?

All advice gratefully received, especially from clued-in locals!

regards eadaoin

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