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Meath / Re: Tully or Donahue families
« on: Friday 06 June 08 00:48 BST (UK)  »
Kilskyre (usual spelling) is a village about five miles from Kells. I think the parish of  Kilskyre is now joined with Ballinlough (just a few miles away)...... and there are some  RC records from about 1784. Should be possible to find SOMEthing useful !

Meath / Re: Death (information) Kells area, Co Meath
« on: Friday 21 March 08 00:36 GMT (UK)  »
I haven't got  a detailed copy of the original GV list for the rural areas, but the online version shows a

   Michael Duffy   -  Maperath(townland) -  Parish of Loughan.

 Dulane townland is just over a mile or so outside Kells; another mile or two along the same road is the townland of Maperath........which is listed as in the 'parish of Loughan', but people might well have come into Kells parish instead.  Carnaross parish (chapel/priest)
would be the one to inquire at, if they were born/married in
' Loughan '  parish.  All of these placenames are within a radius of just a few miles. If/when I'm in the Co. Library(Navan) again, must look up the GV for the area.
                         Regards - 
                                           Mike W.

Meath / Re: Death (information) Kells area, Co Meath
« on: Wednesday 19 March 08 23:19 GMT (UK)  »
If you look up the Griffith Valuation  for Ireland (Duffy/Co. Meath) you'll find some listed as Maperath townland, and Loughan. The date for those is around 1848-plus. Loughan would be Carnaross parish (It's only three miles from Kells); but I know there are some Maperath references in the Kells parish record. Don't get too excited : a search is only as good as the searcher ! 
       Happy hunting !

Meath / Re: Death (information) Kells area, Co Meath
« on: Tuesday 18 March 08 22:25 GMT (UK)  »
    I should have said :   Write to  the  'Parish Secretary'.....he's the one who would be dealing with your request(not one of the  priests), and a suitable donation in Euros/Pounds would be in order.... after all, there's little or  nothing 'free' anywhere  these days, if you want some serious results.  The parish  has a computer printout of the same  available  parish-info (1791-1901) held in the  heritage centre.
             {{ Parish Secretary
                  St Colmcille's  RC  Presbytery
                  Headfort Place
                  Co. Meath
                  Rep. of  Ireland }}

Meath / Re: Death (information) Kells area, Co Meath
« on: Monday 17 March 08 21:00 GMT (UK)  »
If they were in Carnaross parish, why not try the Parish Priest in Carnaross, Kells, Co. Meath ?    If you think they were attached to Kells (town) Parish, try there.   The RC records date from 1791...and you'd probably have better luck than wasting time and money in the  Meath "Heritage" centre.

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.

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