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Offline aghadowey

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Re: The Half Acre Cavan Town
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 10 November 15 10:46 GMT (UK) »
Having said that, I didn't actually find the Librarians in Cavan very helpful until you coughed up the 25 euro. I forget that maybe we are a little bit blessed over here in so far as they will do anything within their means for free.

I think perhaps you mean staff at a genealogy centre rather than a public library? I've never heard of a public library/collection charging such fees but genealogy centres do so.
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Re: The Half Acre Cavan Town
« Reply #28 on: Monday 25 April 16 00:00 BST (UK) »
Forgive the confusion,

Cavan Genealogy
1st Floor, Johnston Central Library, Farnham St.,

I assumed it was a department within the library.
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Re: The Half Acre Cavan Town
« Reply #29 on: Monday 02 May 16 09:46 BST (UK) »
I've never heard of a genealogy centre located within a public library  :o
"Find out more about these famous families and all others at Cavan Genealogical Research Centre, based in the Johnston Library & Farnham Centre, Farnham Street , Cavan. The centre offers a full genealogical research service for people with Cavan ancestry."
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Re: The Half Acre Cavan Town
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 05 May 16 11:22 BST (UK) »
Thank you. I have been trying to find out information about The Half Acre and The Farnham Estate for some time now but with limited success.
Hi,

Not that I can add anything to this post that is relevant to your quest, however I saw The Farnham Estate mentioned, my grandfather worked for Lord Farnham all his working life and lived in Killeshandra. He lived in a cottage provided by Lord Farnham and was responsible for looking after a lot of issues on the land eg. supplying timber to others etc.

Margaret  :)
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Re: The Half Acre Cavan Town
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 10:17 BST (UK) »
Spotted them, in 1901 they lived next door but one to the Allens that I am interested in. Imagine, they would have known each other all those years ago!
The Farnhams did own a lot of Cavan Town although the question of Land ownership in Ireland is often a 'hot potato'. They certainly built and laid claim to many of the fancier buildings and roads although there doesn't seem to be as much evidence about the ownership of the slum areas of town, I wonder why ;-)

Hi Neli, apologies for hijacking an old thread, but I have just started to look into my family history, and I came across this post. My great great grandmother is Julia Allen from the Half Acre. She had a son, Peter Smyth (birth cert spells it Smith) with a Mathew Smyth in 1891. I wonder if you ever came across her name? She doesn't appear in the area on either the 1901 or 1911 census. If you had any info, I would be very grateful.
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Re: The Half Acre Cavan Town
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 14 September 19 09:01 BST (UK) »
My family are from the Halfacre - some still live there

Some of my ancestors were also sent to Armagh usually for being drunk!

My family names are Doonan, Smyth and Dempsey - the daughters also married into the Donohoes, Farrellys and Quinns