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Durrow (Doorha, Lorha), Tipperary. Marriages 1829-30

Durrow (Doorha, Lorha) , Tipperary

Durrow (Lorha) Marriage Index 1829-1830

This is an index of the names of the people who were married in the Roman Catholic parish of Durrow (Doorha, Lorha), Tipperary during the years 1829 and 1830.  The civil parishes of Durrow and Lorrha which are in county Tipperary border on county Offaly (King’s Co).  The placename “Birr” is listed in these Durrow parish records so even though these records are listed as covering Co. Tipperary in the NLI some parts of Co. Offaly are also covered.

The following table of marriages is transcribed from Durrow (Doorha, Lorha), Tipperary, Microfilm No. 2480 held online by the National Library of Ireland accessible through their Roman Catholic Parish Register Search page.   All names given here are as I read them.

My list is sorted by the surname of the groom.  Question marks indicate letters or words I had a problem reading.  The letters ‘sic’ indicate that is how I read the letters I have typed.
[ ] indicates that the letters within the brackets are my best guess at what the letters might be
n.g. means the name or placename was not given.

A townland is listed as Lis in the records.  I am taking it that the Priest meant this as Lisballyard even though I have not said so and I list the townland name as Lis..

Nicknames, Shortened names used in Irish records

 

NameSurnameName BrideSurname BridePlacenameDateYear
MichBarryMaryHan[?]Lis..19-Feb1830
RichdButlerAnnSlatteryBallyhe[c]ter??Feb1830
PatkCa[r]eyMargtHoganBalle[phn]a21-Feb1830
ThosCahillMaryNavinLis..23-Feb1830
BernardCarrollBridgtCartyLisballyard05-Oct1829
MichlClearyAnn??NavinGrange22-Feb1830
MalkCo[n]l[an]CathTu[rni]gLack[een]01-Jul1830
MartinCoghlanMarySlatteryLack….20-Sep1830
MichlCol[w]eryEllenBurnettClang[unn]ard??Feb1830
WilliamDa[n]ahooMargtDanaherLis..23-Feb1830
JohnDanaherMaryCashenD[rum]math09-Feb1830
WilliamDean[n]Judith[S]aols or LaolsLis..20-Feb1830
JamesDonnellyMaryHeenanLack[een]07-Jun1830
ThosDowdCeciliaCoghlanLis..23-Feb1830
WilliamDuganBridgtHoganLiscarreen21-Feb1830
JamesGreadyMaryHu[n]teerBalle[d]21-Feb1830
ThosGriffenElizaBoyleLisballyard09-Jan1830
TerenceGynanCathCoghlanKilleeen29-Jan1830
ThosHairAnnWalshCoorless20-Feb1830
JohnHeenaghMaryFlahertyKillycross14-Jan1830
EdmdHigginsBridgtGrangeLisballyard17-Feb1830
JohnHoganMaryMearaBallyhe[c]ter09-Feb1830
JohnHoganCatherKennedyLis..23-Feb1830
JohnHu[?m]elEllenCostoloLis..18-Feb1830
MichlHubbinsMaryDavisClan……d??21 Feb1830
JohnKellyAnnMaddenLis..21-Feb1830
JohnKennedyCatherineLough[m]anLisballyard01-Oct1829
CorneliusKennedyCatherineHoganGrange14-Feb1830
JohnKennedyHonoraMolloyWalshpark22-Feb1830
PatkKennedyMaryKennedyKilleanan23-Feb1830
PattKennedyPenelopeCarrollLack[een]03-May1830
MichlKilla[?]eyMaryScullyLisballyard??18 Oct1829
MichlLaughmannBridgtReddinKill[agh]18-Feb1830
JamesLaughmonEllen[Sp]ainDerry07-Feb1830
DanielLe[r]pyElizabethC[on]dr[um]Clanm….11-Oct1830
MichlLehanCathrineFarrellCoorless18-Feb1830
PatkMaddenBridgtLynchLisballyard09-Oct1829
PatkMoonyCathM[a]ylanCoonless18-Nov1830
ThosMuldoonAnnCostoloLis…18-Feb1830
WilliamNavinMaryHee[r]anLack[een]20-Apr1830
ThosNeedhamAnnCu[a]nanLis..23-Feb1830
MichlPowerJudith[H]empruttsLis..17-Feb1830
JamesReddenCatherHo[r]tonCoorless21-Feb1830
ThosRenehanMargt[K]ennedyMackfield??Feb1830
JohnRyanMaryO'DonnellBirr18-Oct1829
JohnRyanMaryRyanGrange12-Oct1830
RogerSlatteryBridgtCashLis..18-Feb1830
Wm.Toahe[n]MarySmithBi(rr?)??18 Sept1829
WilliamTwoherAnnColmanCoolag…22-Feb1830

Durrow, Co. Laois Scarecrow Festival, Day 2

Hurl or Hurley making, old machinery/equipment and more scarecrows

This is going to be a really easy post to make, Durrow Scarecrow Festival, 2015.  Day 2.  Durrow was divided into a few areas in a manner of speaking.  There were two closed off areas that you had to pay to get in to, the huge fee of 2 Euro for one area and then 1 Euro for area two. The village itself and all the scarecrow areas in the village were freely accessible.  The section which had all the old machinery or equipment was very interesting.  So, here you have the hurl making, the equipment and scarecrows all mixed up.

I’m just going to batch all the photographs together, taken from when we left our car in the field at the side of the road until we got back. I did miss a few scarecrows but we won’t mind that.

For me, the most interesting bit was watching the young men who were showing how hurls or hurleys are made.  I’m posting these separately and first.  I never in my life knew that there were different shaped hurls or hurleys from different counties until that day in Durrow!

The rest – all together and I hope you enjoy them.

Durrow, Co. Laois Scarecrow Festival, Day 1

Durrow Co. Laois.  The annual Scarecrow festival 2015.

Every year, the festival gets bigger and better.  This year we had Jurassic Park and Star Trek all in a wee little village called Durrow in County Laois, Ireland.

It’s a few years since I’ve been over, but this year my son was down from Dublin and I decided to take Shane to Bowe’s Cafe in Durrow for lunch.  As well as lunch, we had a bit of a walk around the ‘bits’ on the streets.  Not a full day looking at everything because my daughter Sinéad and her husband Conor were coming down on the Sunday, just to go to the festival.

Bowe’s lunch was good as usual, and then off we went looking at what was ‘free’ to see. Not that the fees being charged were anything much.  1 Euro to get into one closed set and 2 Euro per person to get in to the other. No parking fees.

I had to photograph Sheppard’s Irish Auction House and Bowe’s – they are next to one another on the side of the ‘square’ area.

In Bowe’s back garden there were two scarecrows. “Fifty shades of hay, guaranteed to scare the crows away” and there also, we saw some of the lettuce that they grow for their restaurant.

 

Then, it was across the road to an area which is given over to those who would like to try and sell their ware during the festival.  Lots of stalls here, only 3 really caught my eye though.

The first was the cupcake van.  I think it was cupcakes.  I don’t eat buns or cakes like this so I wasn’t paying a ton of attention, nice bright little van.  The second was the food stall, a big barbeque.  Third was definitely the owl.  The owl was called Willow and Willow used to help people pick their jewellery at the Crystal Echoes stall.  Willow was only 15 weeks old and very beautiful.  To me though, after Willow, the most impressive stall was the ceramics stall

Outside of all the above though, the most impressive Scarecrow of the day was actually the Scarecrow which won the festival.  Jurassic Park.  Some of these photos I took that day wandering around with Shane but the ones of the full sized scarecrow I actually took on the following Tuesday when on my way home from Kilkenny and I drove past him on the side of the road!!

and then, there are only a few remaining for that first day.  Altogether an awful lot of scarecrows and I have to say we had one beautiful sunny day for it.

Enough for one day and one post I think, more to come tomorrow

Holy Trinity Church, Durrow, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church,
Durrow,
Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.),
Ireland.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us “DURROW, or CASTLE-DURROW, a market and post-town, and a parish, partly in the barony of UPPER OSSORY, QUEEN’S county, but chiefly in that of GALMOY, county of KILKENNY, and province of LEINSTER, 12 miles (S. by E.) from Maryborough, and 54 (S. W.) from Dublin, on the road from Athy to Cashel; containing 2911 inhabitants, of which number, 1298 are in the town. “

Also, “In the R. C. (Roman Catholic) divisions part of the parish is in the union or district of Ballyragget, and the remainder with Aghamacart forms the district of Durrow, in which is a chapel.”

These photographs were taken 2014

The gravestones in this graveyard have been transcribed and photographed and can be found on this website

Cullohill Old Church, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Old Church,
Cullohill,
Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us “CULLOHILL, a village, in the parish of AGHAMACART, barony of UPPER OSSORY, QUEEN’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 3 miles (W.) from Durrow, on the road to Kilkenny; the population is returned with the parish. Fairs are held on May 27th and Oct. 2nd, for farming stock in general, but particularly sheep. A constabulary police force is stationed here; and the parochial chapel of the district of Durrow is situated in the village.”

I never knew until I pasted those words in here that this church must have been the parochial chapel of the district of Durrow!

This photograph was taken May 2014.

Cullohill Old, Laois (Queen's Co.)

Cullohill Old, Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Durrow Church, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

Durrow Church of Ireland,

Co. Offaly, (King’s Co.)

Ireland.

St. Colmcille’s Church Photographs, Durrow, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

St. Colmcille’s Roman Catholic Church,
Durrow,
Co. Offaly (King’s Co.),
Ireland.

These photographs were taken April 2014

I have not worked on this graveyard

Marriage Records, Durrow, Co. Laois, 1861-62

There are not very many records in this marriage index but they are interesting in that the place that the Groom came from is listed and so is the place that the Bride came from.  The records are in English and full first names are given.  I have left all spellings as I read them from the records.  Question marks indicate the letters or parts of a word that I had difficulty with.  I have left the records in chronological order and not sorted them alphabetically.

This index was created using microfilm 5014 at the National Library of Ireland.

The LDS did not have a copy of these records according to my notes.

G=Groom ; B=Bride

G Name Surname From B Name Surname from date Year
Patrick Pollard Durrow Maria Broderick Durrow 09-Jun 1861
Andrew Kenna Durrow Bridget Fogarty Durrow 25-Aug 1861
Thomas Fogarty Gragavine Mary Kavanagh Ballineven 13-Oct 1861
Edward Bowen Coolnacruttagh Margaret Kelly Aghmacarth 29-Nov 1861
James Bergin Coolcashin Anne Dalton Raheenleigh 08-Aug 1861
Richard Glinidon Rapla Margaret Neil Oldtown 13-Jan 1862
William Walsh Rathlogan Margt Clancy Rapla 30-Jan 1862
Patrick Tobin Graigue Mary Fleming Tubberboe 13-Feb 1862
Richard Butler Tubberboe Mary Cody Ballykealy 18-Feb 1862
Patrick Murphy Cullohill Mountains Bridget Maher Cullohill Mountains 20-Feb 1862
Martin Gready Durrow Ellen Cody Tubberboe 20-Feb 1862
James Carrol Bel?marsh Mary Phelan Oldtown 04-Mar 1862
John Purcell Durrow Silly Cleer Durrow 20-May 1862
John Breen Dublin Bridget Walsh Ballykealy 27-Aug 1862
John Maher Durrow Catherine Laps(?ley) Durrow 02-Nov 1862
Thomas Walsh Durrow Sally McClear Durrow 11-Nov 1862
John Bowe Ballynahill Honor McDonald Rapla 27-Oct 1862

Marriage Records, Durrow, Co. Laois, 1863-67

This in an index of all marriages which took place in the Roman Catholic Church of Durrow, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.), Ireland between 1863 and 1867.  Some of these records were listed in the lists of different years and I have noted this in the final column.

All name spellings are as I read them.  The records are in English.  A placename is given and the spelling for this is as I read it.  Question marks indicate words where I was not too sure about the spelling and show that I had a problem.  There is no guarantee that I read these perfectly.

G Name Surname From B Name Surname from date Year
Patrick Bergin Tubberboe Margaret Holohan Newtown 26-Feb 1865
James Blansfield Knock?mannon Mary McEvoy Ballinaslee 20-Aug 1864
Denis Broderick ?? Catherine Phelan ?? 15-Feb 1863
Michael Buggy ?Websboro Bridget Tobin Durrow 5-Nov 1865
James Butler Ballinaslee Honora Holahan Ballinaslee 5-Nov 1865
Edward Campion Durrow Catherine Fitzpatrick Tubberboe 3-Feb 1867
John Campion n.g. Judy Fleming Tubberboe 7-Feb 1867
Tim Clear n.g. Anne Shortal Ballyboden 13-Aug 1863
John Cody Tubberboe Mary Reily Tubberboe 28-Nov 1867
Laurence Coogan Ballyleif Honora Scott Bonlacken 23-Feb 1865
John Crowley Durrow Mmary Gorman Durrow 24-Feb 1867
James Cunningham Attana name missing 21-Oct 1866
William Cunningham ???Durrow MAry Delany ??Durrow 24 ?Sept 1866
John Dalton Durrow Anty Cragh Durrow 15-Aug 1866
Pat Dealy Durrow Mary Dalton Durrow 10-Jan 1864
Michael Deegan Gurteen Catherine Hughes Gurteen 30-Nov 1865
John Delany Durrow Bestee Nolan Durrow 15-Oct 1865
Thomas Dullard C. Mountain Mary Kenna Ross 20-Feb 1867
Patrick Dunne Aharney Elen Delaney Oldtown 6-Feb 1863
John Dunne Castlewood Eliza Dunne Durrow 18-May 1865
John Dunne Ballyboodin Sally ?Sansford Durrow 20-May 1866
John Dunphy Durrow Margaret Ho?lden Durrow 6-Jun 1864
James Fitzpatrick Durrow Bridget Phelan Durrow 15-Feb 1863
James Fitzpatrick Maryboro Margaret Pollard Durrow 13-Aug 1867
John Forrestal Durrow Eliza Campion Durrow 3-Jun 1866
William Gor(??oon) Durrow Catherine Phelan Durrow 18-Nov 1866
John Grady Borris in Ossory Catherine Maher Durrow 13-Feb 1865
Denis Heaney Whiteswell Anty ??Delaney Oldtown 9-Feb 1864
John Hickey Durrow Honoria Kenny Ballinaslee 25-Nov 1866
Thomas Hutchison ??? Catherine Glennon Knock(am)oran 16-Feb 1863
Patrick Kehoe Ballinvalla Mary Bowe Ballinvalla 8-Nov 1864
Michael Kelly Ballycarron Anne Phelan Ballykealy 23-Jul 1863
Edward Kenna Durrow Mary Holohan Durrow 27-Jun 1867
John Kenny Ballinaslee Anty Fogarty Durrow 11-Sep 1864
James Kenny Cullohill Honoria Fitzpatrick Gurteen 8-Feb 1866
Walter Kenny Ballacondran Kate Bergin Ballykealy 18-Feb 1867
John Kinsella Kilna?seera Bridget Begaden Commonswood 26-May 1864
Joseph Lally Durrow Margaret Dunphy Durrow 9-Sep 1867
Michael Loughman Ballyborden Eliza Whte Maya?long 12-Feb 1863
Patrick Loughman Ballenevan Mary Ryan Ballenevan 4-Feb 1866
Martin Mara Durrow Ellen ??Mullen Durrow 7-Feb 1864
Martin Mara Bishopswood Mary White Durrow 31-May 1866
Edward McDonnell Durrow Catherine Holland Tubberboe 21-Feb 1865
?Tim McEvoy Gragavine Catherine Percussin Gurteen 24-Feb 1867
Fintan McEvoy Knockfin Catherine Maher Cullohill 22-Sep 1867
Denis Meehan Cullihill Eliza Dalton Cullihill 1-Feb 1863
James Meehan Raheenleigh Mary Dooley Parknahown 22-Feb 1865
Patrick Meehan Creenkill Catherine Phelan Oldtown 26-Sep 1865
Edward Moriarty Durrow Eliza Farrington Durrow 14-Nov 1867
Patrick Mulhall Freshford Judith McEvoy Balhinastee 27-Feb 1865
Michael Mullally n.g. Anne Short Durrow 25-Sep 1863 in 1865 entries
James Mullins Tenneslaty MAry Phelan Ross 3-Mar 1867
Mathew Phelan (?Jones)bally Mary Brophy (?Seskin) 12-Feb 1863
Jer Phelan Oldtown Bridget Phelan Oldtown 12-Feb 1866
Joseph Phelan Roskelton Ellen Kavanagh Gurteen 16-Sep 1866
Patrick Pollard Durrow Gertrude Jones Durrow 24-Jan 1865
Pat Ryan Durrow Kate Delany Durrow 21-Aug 1864
James Ryan Durrow Mary ??Skehan Durrow 5-Mar 1867
Patrick Ryan Ballyboodin Catherine Warren Derren 17-Feb 1867
Michael S?kehan Ballygooney Ellen Maher Cull Mountain 26-Feb 1865
John Shanahan Newtown Judy Dwyer Bonlacken 27-Sep 1863
Thomas Shonly Durrow Mary Watters Durrow 13-Jun 1863
John Tynan Durrow Bridget Cody Durrow 2-Aug 1863 in 1865 entries
John White Durrow Margaret Querney Durrow 2-Dec 1865

 

Marriage Records, Durrow, Co. Laois, 1861-62

I’m very sorry, this is not working out the way it does when I copy and paste on one of my regular computers, and…. if I had sense I’d wait until I get back to one of those computers and then post this but that could take days yet.

So, even though my table has lost its order, if you look at the top row these are the titles for my columns, we have the Groom name, his surname and where he is from.  Then, we have the Bride name and surname, where she is from, then the date and year of the wedding.

Reasonably speaking, this is a nice ‘modern’ section of a parish register.  It’s in a parish register book so the priest only had to fill in the columns.  He has the majority of parents names filled in and the townland they lived in and in lots of cases this is different to where the children were living – it’s amusing really in some ways, I say where the ‘children’ were living – these children were full grown adults, but, the thing is and most of you who have children will agree with me.  Our children remain our children no matter what their age.

I know my proper columns do not remain in this extract but, if you look at my top line, the header of each column then you will be able to work out what the extracts I have taken mean.  The name of the groom, and where he was living when he got married, the name of the bride and where she was living and then the date of the wedding.

I know, I’m sorry, it’s actually very few marriages in this time, but that by itself tells you something about the parish.  Tomorrow, I will be working with a Dublin parish, baptisms and I can promise you that compared to this few I will spend two or three hours just typing up an index which will cover only six months of records.

This is an index to all marriages in the Roman Catholic Parish of Durrow, Laois, Ireland, in the 1861-1862 period.  I will put a nicely spaced table by the weekend

Jane

G Name Surname From B Name Surname from date Year

Patrick Pollard Durrow Maria Broderick Durrow 9-Jun 1861

Andrew Kenna Durrow Bridget Fogarty Durrow 25-Aug 1861
Thomas Fogarty Gragavine Mary Kavanagh Ballineven 13-Oct 1861
Edward Bowen Coolnacruttagh Margaret Kelly Aghmacarth 29-Nov 1861
James Bergin Coolcashin Anne Dalton Raheenleigh 8-Aug 1861
Richard Glinidon Rapla Margaret Neil Oldtown 13-Jan 1862
William Walsh Rathlogan Margt Clancy Rapla 30-Jan 1862
Patrick Tobin Graigue Mary Fleming Tubberboe 13-Feb 1862
Richard Butler Tubberboe Mary Cody Ballykealy 18-Feb 1862
Patrick Murphy Cullohill Mountains Bridget Maher Cullohill Mountains 20-Feb 1862
Martin Gready Durrow Ellen Cody Tubberboe 20-Feb 1862
James Carrol Bel?marsh Mary Phelan Oldtown 4-Mar 1862
John Purcell Durrow Silly Cleer Durrow 20-May 1862
John Breen Dublin Bridget Walsh Ballykealy 27-Aug 1862
John Maher Durrow Catherine Laps(?ley) Durrow 2-Nov 1862
Thomas Walsh Durrow Sally McClear Durrow 11-Nov 1862
John Bowe Ballynahill Honor McDonald Rapla 27-Oct 1862