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Lily Mernin/ Piaras Beaslai
« on: Sunday 31 October 10 10:21 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find out more about my family history. I am in Australia but my great Aunt is Lily Mernin and Piaras Beaslai is my Godfather. I have some knowledge about them but would love to hear from anyone who knows more?, Thanks...Emer :)

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Re: Lily Mernin/ Piaras Beaslai
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 31 October 10 10:30 GMT (UK) »
any idea of dates ?

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Re: Lily Mernin/ Piaras Beaslai
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 31 October 10 10:33 GMT (UK) »
Rootschat isn't a forum for tracing living people but could both of these people now be deceased?

Here's a well-known Piaras Beaslai who's listed as "cousin of Lily Merin (or Mernin), one of Michael Collins' moles in Dublin Castle, who passed much useful information to Collins, and pointed out undercover targets in the street."-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piaras_B%C3%A9asla%C3%AD

http://www.pgil-eirdata.org/html/pgil_datasets/authors/b/Beaslai,P/life.htm
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Re: Lily Mernin/ Piaras Beaslai
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 31 October 10 10:37 GMT (UK) »
Put 'lily mernin' into Google and see more details such as-

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correspondence between Béaslaí and his cousin Lily Mernin who worked as a typist in Dublin Castle during the War of. Independence. She became one of Michael ...
www.nli.ie/GetAttachment.aspx?id=edbc203f-2c41... - Similar

Is there a reason you've started this thread on the Waterford board rather than Dublin or another one?
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Re: Lily Mernin/ Piaras Beaslai
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 31 October 10 12:15 GMT (UK) »
Yes the famous Piaras Beaslai/ Lily Mernin ones are my family. They are deceased...Piaras in 1965 just after I was born...I believe my family had routes in Waterford

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Re: Lily Mernin/ Piaras Beaslai
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 31 October 10 12:42 GMT (UK) »
The 1901 and 1911 census are both online and you can search for your family there to star with- birth counties are listed which might help you find them in civil registration index, etc. See  Introduction to Irish Records topic-
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,442233.0.html
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Re: Lily Mernin/ Piaras Beaslai
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 31 October 10 22:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you...I will try that :)

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Piaras Beaslai/Lily Mernin
« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 November 10 07:58 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for more information on my family. I believe the Mernin family has routes in Waterford. I know my great Aunt...Lily Mernin...had a sister (my grandmother) whose name was Mary Josephine Mernin. My father, John (Sean) Maguire was told she died giving birth to him, but we are not sure if this is true. I would be appreciative of any information, or assistance, I am in Australia

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Re: Lily Mernin/ Piaras Beaslai
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 November 10 09:35 GMT (UK) »
Duplicate requests for the same information on more that one board causes needless confusion and work for those trying to help so I've merged both your threads and put the newly merged one in Ireland-General.
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