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Offaly (Kings) / Re: The Island Graveyard
« on: Wednesday 26 September 07 00:11 BST (UK)  »
No connection to this topic, but I have been through Walsh's Island, and had to look at these photo's : brilliant !  And what a well-kept graveyard...unlike some places I've come across. Credit to the photographer, and the parish !

Meath / Re: eastmeath
« on: Tuesday 25 September 07 23:42 BST (UK)  »
At one time(long ago) there were five provinces in Ireland,  'Meath' being one of them -  it   was later divided into the present counties of  Meath and Westmeath.  There is no "eastmeath" as such, but it would refer to the coastal region (which is not very much, in Co. Meath),  so it would depend on how far inland one wished to go !   Oldcastle is in the northern part of the county, well away from the coastal region...... 40+ miles from the sea.
General Register Office is Lombard St, Dublin 2, but there is now a 'decentralised' office, in Roscommon, for postal applications. Look up GRO, and there is a website.

Meath / Re: Melady/Malady family
« on: Thursday 26 July 07 00:31 BST (UK)  »
The name is to be found around this part of the country still :  there's also the variation Meleady....


Meath / Re: Drumcondra, Ardee
« on: Monday 16 July 07 22:36 BST (UK)  »
     It IS often confused, even by registrars...especially if they don't, or didn't, live in this county.  It even appears on some maps as Drumcondra......but then, again, they're not compiled by locals either;  and anyone who's not familiar or is just plain sloppy, will stick down the more well-known placename from Dublin.     Whichever you prefer,  it's the same place, and  the nearest "big" town is Ardee, which is actually across the county border, in Louth.

Meath / Re: Drumcondra, Ardee
« on: Sunday 15 July 07 22:43 BST (UK)  »
Its correct name is Drumconrath. Thje basic Irish-language name may have been the same, but the place in Meath is known as Drumconrath, not Drumcondra.

Meath / Re: Katherine Armstrong
« on: Sunday 15 July 07 22:34 BST (UK)  »
Hi -
 Plenty of Armstrongs in Co. Meath area, still.   Armstrongs Solicitors in Kells, for generations : some still around. Some in surrounding counties, too.

Meath / Re: The Yore Name
« on: Tuesday 26 June 07 22:28 BST (UK)  »
   Just checked the online eircom phonebook as suggested by Christopher : if you check for Meath and Cavan you'll find the Yores for the  area you're interested in  -  the county border is just down the road from Carnaross, so the addresses  for the 049 numbers are only a short distance  away.  There are about 34 Yore entries in the actual phonebook, for  the Meath/
Louth/Cavan area......several of them related to each other, I'm sure.  You could always try the most likely one !  Happy hunting !

Meath / Re: The Yore Name
« on: Monday 25 June 07 21:13 BST (UK)  »
If you are within reach of a good library.... see if they have copies of the Irish phonebooks. When I lived in England, my local library had  them - came in useful.

Meath / Re: The Yore Name
« on: Sunday 24 June 07 22:53 BST (UK)  »
The Yore name is still alive and well around this part of County Meath. If you find a copy of the Irish phonebooks (046 area),  you'll probably find a surviving relative there.

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