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1659 Census, Co. Limerick

Irish Census Substitutes “A Census of Ireland, circa 1659”

The following has been transcribed from ‘A Census of Ireland, c. 1659, with Supplementary Material from the Poll Money Ordinances (1660-1661)’ edited by Séamus Pender, and published by the Stationery Office, Dublin in 1939. Parishes and placenames as found in the 1851 ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland’ , originally published in Dublin in 1861, and re-printed by the Genealogical Publishing Company Inc., 1997, have been added in brackets beside the placenames as spelled in ‘A Census of Ireland – when identifiable.

According to Pender, W. H. Hardinge, M.R.I.A., announced his discovery of what has since been known as the Census of Ireland, (1659), in a paper read before the Royal Irish Academy in 1864.

The term ‘Titulado’, which appears through these returns, refers to the principal person or persons of standing in any locality ; such a person could have been of either sex, a nobleman, baronet, gentleman, esquire, military officer, or adventurer. A Titulado may have been a land-owner, but did not necessarily own land.

This census, does not give the names of individuals in any townland – other than those of the titullado or titulladoes. For each parish, we are given the surnames of the Irish people who lived in that parish, and the number of times that each surname occurs. We are given the total number of people who lived in any townland, and how many of them were Irish or English. The placename spellings for the most part differ to those of 1851, and in some cases, it may be that the barony boundaries changed post 1659, so that while a townland is found listed in the Townlands directory of 1851, the barony that it is listed under differs from that of 1659. The same seems to occur at the parish level.

Limbrick Cittye with ye North Lybertyes & County of ye Citty
No. of People : 3105
English : 819
Irish : 2286

South Ward
No. of People, 480 ; English, 255 ; Irish, 225.
Tituladoes Names: Christopher Keyes , Will Tomlinson , Walter Dauies gent, Coll. Ralph Willson and Major Wade Esqrs. ; Leut Jess and Leut Dowdas gent, Thomas Lucas Esqr., Capt., Leut Coughlan, gent, John Crabb Sheriff, Patrick White, Will Barkell, James Arthur, Christo Arthur & James Ash Marchants.

Middle Ward on ye West side:
No. of People : 357 ; English, 194 ; Irish, 163.
Tituladoes Names : Dr. Whyte, Esq., Lt. Heward, William Royall, Capt. Peterson, Mr. Peacock and his two brothers, Mr. Perry, Hugh Mongomerie and Ensign Benden, gents ; Capt Humphrey Hartwell, Esq., Christopher Holmes, Mr. Cripps, Mr. Hooper, Aldeman Bennett and James Crauen, gent, Tho Poore, Mr. Garnet, Thomas Phellps, Tho Bennis, Peter Rice, Francis Casy and Mr. Houlbert Marchants

Middle Ward on Ye East Side:
No. of People, 370 ; English, 183 ; Irish, 187
Tituladoes Names : Thomas Sanders, Thomas Pehtiplas, Ensigne Thomas Browne, Teige Bryan, Domminick Meagh, Henry Saltfeeld, Henry Price jun and Lieut Will Pope gentlemen ; Thomas Poore & George Comin Esq., Daniell Hignett Town Clerke, Lt. John Comyn, Tho. Martin, Peter Van Hugarden, Robert Collisson, John Cruce, Alderman Boeman, Richard Lennard, Henry Price sen., Nathaniel Waples, Sherif Pausy, Alderman Warr, Randall Cossens, Robert Shute, Samuell Foxen, James Banting, Antho Bartless and Richard Wallis Marchants.

Ye North Ward:
No. of People, 160 ; English, 88 ; Irish, 72.
Tituladoes Names : John Hoorst, gent., Alderman Will Yarnell & Will Hartwell, Esqrs. ; George Back and Alderman Miller, Marchants.

The County of Ye City of Limerick

Principall Irish Names and their Number:
Arthur, 11 ; O Bryen & O Bryan, 27 ; Bourke, 20 ; Creagh, 11 ; McCragh, 6 ; O Dule, 9 ; McDoniell, 13 ; McDonogh, 9 ; McConnor, 9 ; O Carroll, 8 ; O Griphae, 7 ; Fitzgerald, 8 ; O Gerrane, 8 ; O Hally, 6 ; O Hogan & O Hogane, 19 ; O Hea, 9 ; McKelly, 14 ; McKeogh, 7 ; Linchy, 7 ; O Mulclahy, 6 ; O Mullowny, 10 ; Mulrian, 12 ; McNamara, (6), & McNamarrow (6), 12 ; McRory, 6 ; Roe, 7 ; Rice, 6 ; Ryan & Ryane, 17 ; Smith, 6 ; McShane, 29 ; McTeige, 14 ; Whyte, 12 ; McWilliam, 13.

St. Michaels Parish

No townland named
No. of People : 15
English : 2 ; Irish 13

Belanacurry (Ballinacurra)
No. of People : 26
English : 8 ; Irish 18
Tituladoes Name : Captn. Bentley

No. of People : 18
English : 0 ; Irish 18

Wthout Mungret Gate
No. of People : 29
English : 0 ; Irish 29

No. of People : 16
English : 0 ; Irish 16

Mungrett Parish (Mungret)

Temple Mungret (?Castlemungret)
No. of People : 18
English : 0 ; Irish 18

No. of People : 58
English : 0 ; Irish 58

No. of People : 32
English : 0 ; Irish 32

No. of People : 24
English : 0 ; Irish 24
Tituladoes Name : Donnogh O Mighane gent

Cloghkeaton (Cloghkeating)
No. of People : 27
English : 0 ; Irish 27
Tituladoes Name : Arth. Carter, gent

Ilannane (Islandduane)
No. of People : 10
English : 0 ; Irish 10

Ballicomin (Ballycummin)
No. of People : 28
English : 0 ; Irish 28

Cloghicoky (Cloghacloka)
No. of People : 14
English : 0 ; Irish 14

Toaradyle (Dooradoyle)
No. of People : 38
English : 0 ; Irish 38

Cruory Parish

Annagh Roch
No. of People : 28
English : 0 ; Irish 2

Cnocknagaule Parish (Knocknagaul)

Derricknockan (Derryknockane)
No. of People : 23
English : 0 ; Irish 23

Ballinacloghy (Ballyclogh or Ballyclough)
No. of People : 4
English : 0 ; Irish 4

Caher Ivally Parish (Caherelly)

Caher Ivally (Caherelly)
No. of People : 16
English : 0 ; Irish 16
Tituladoes Name : Patrick Creagh, gent

Frierstowne (Friarstown)
No. of People : 12
English : 0 ; Irish 12

Lickidoone (Lickadoon)
No. of People : 79
English : 0 ; Irish 79

No. of People : 25
English : 0 ; Irish 2

Carnarry Parish (Cahernarry)

Skarte (Scart)
No. of People : 19
English : 2 ; Irish 17

Carnarry (Cahernarry)
No. of People : 42
English : 5 ; Irish 37
Tituladoes Names : Will Kenn & Jno Ouzell, gent

Carrigphersoon Parish (Carrigparson)

Carrigphersoon Towne (Carrigparson)
No. of People : 23
English : 0 ; Irish 23

No. of People : 15
English : 0 ; Irish 15

Derrigellaneme Parish (Derrygalvin)

No. of People : 47
English : 0 ; Irish 47

Killenoge, Skartirea & Cluonconny
No. of People : 17
English : 2 ; Irish 15

Coolehenane (Coolyhenan)
No. of People : 15
English : 2 ; Irish 13

Donoghmore Parish (Donaghmore)

No. of People : 46
English : 0 ; Irish 46

Kilmurry Parish

New Castle downe (Newcastle)
No. of People : 82
English : 0 ; Irish 82

Bellasinon (Ballysimon)
No. of People : 23
English : 0 ; Irish 23

No. of People : 16
English : 4 ; Irish 12
Tituladoes Name : Robert Theoballs gent

Kilonane (Killonan)
No. of People : 48
English : 21 ; Irish 27
Tituladoes Name : John Mathewes gent

Ballinacloghy (Ballyclogh)
No. of People : 13
English : 0 ; Irish 13

Castle Troy (Castletroy)
No. of People : 54
English : 0 ; Irish 54

No. of People : 17
English : 0 ; Irish 17

St. Laurence Parish

No. of People : 46
English : 2 ; Irish 44
Tituladoes Name : Lt. Jno Carr, gent

No. of People : 17
English : 0 ; Irish 17

St. John’s Acre
No. of People : 24
English : 0 ; Irish 24

No. of People : 18
English : 0 ; Irish 18

No. of People : 15
English : 0 ; Irish 15

No. of People : 4
English : 2 ; Irish 2

Pt. of Stradbally Parish

Upper Garane
No. of People : 9
English : 2 ; Irish 7

Gransigh Towne & lands
No. of People : 14
English : 2 ; Irish 12

Lower Garrane
No. of People : 15
English : 0 ; Irish 15

Cluonclieffe & Ballyvoelane (?? & Ballyvolane)
No. of People : 34
English : 2 ; Irish 32

No. of People : 16
English : 6 ; Irish 10

Lishnegrey & Garrinoe (Lisnagry & )
No. of People : 48
English : 2 ; Irish 46
Tituladoes Name : Lt. Henry Lee, gent

Killicknegarriff Parish (Killeenagarriff)

Ballyvarry (Ballyvarra)
No. of People : 46
English : 2 ; Irish 44

Cleyduffe (Clyduff)
No. of People : 3
English : 0 ; Irish 3

No. of People : 29
English : 0 ; Irish 29

Raheene (Raheen)
No. of People : 13
English : 3 ; Irish 10

St. Patrick’s Parish

No Townland named
No. of People : 16
English : 3 ; Irish 13
Tituladoes Name : Jno Miller, gent

Parke (Park)
No. of People : 34
English : 0 ; Irish 34

No. of People : 45
English : 5 ; Irish 40
Tituladoes Name : William Twayts, gent

No. of People : 11
English : 0 ; Irish 11

North Liberties of Limerick Parish

No townland named
No. of People : 6
English : 2 ; Irish 4

No. of People : 4
English : 0 ; Irish 4

No. of People : 16
English : 0 ; Irish 16

No. of People : 4
English : 0 ; Irish 4

No. of People : 3
English : 0 ; Irish 3

No. of People : 21
English : 2 ; Irish 19

No. of People : 30
English : 0 ; Irish 30
Tituladoes Name : Patrick Sarsfield, gent

East Coonagh
No. of People : 8
English : 0 ; Irish 8

No. of People : 2
English : 0 ; Irish 2

No. of People : 4
English : 0 ; Irish 4

Castle Blake
No. of People : 4
English : 0 ; Irish 4

By ye Strand from ye Bridge West Ward
No. of People : 44
English : 0 ; Irish 44

Ye South Side Westward
No. of People : 34
English : 8 ; Irish 26

No. of People : 56
English : 8 ; Irish 48
Tituladoes Name : John Collins, gent.

Presbyterian (Seceders) Synod, 1833: Congregation Index

Roman Catholic Parishes, 1836: Parish Index

This page features a list of over 1,300 record parishes from the Roman Catholic Parishes index of 1836.

Research Help: Irish Parish Records

Catholic Church Parish Records of Tuam, Co. Galway,

LDS film # 0926234,
Baptisms March 3, 1790 – July 2, 1804
Marriages Jan. 26, 1799 ? – March 6, 1832
Baptisms Oct 24, 1811 – Oct 5, 1829
Baptisms Nov 1, 1829 – April 12, 1845 (the baptisms for 1837 and 1838 are a bit mixed up – it looks like the pages may have been loose and gotten filmed out of order for last of 1837 first of 1838)
Handwriting and ink are pretty good with a few exceptions where the ink has faded.
Note from Laurie Baker : 06 January 2000 22:59
Co. Galway Parish Records: (& Co. Cavan – note from Carol Granville)
LDS Film 0989748
Diocese of Elphin – Parish of Roscommon and Kiltivan
Parochial Records 1860-1880

LDS Film 0989756
Diocese of Elphin
Parish of Ahascragh and Killosolon
Parochial Records – 1835-1881


Co. Cavan:

LDS Film 0926175
Diocese of Meath
Kingscourt/Enniskeen RC Church Records 1838-1880

The records are in English, however, in the earlier records the Christain names are in Latin, e.g., Maria Murphy.

The condition of the films was pretty much the same, great in some parts, poorly photographed in others, some pages were totally illegible.

In the records before mandatory civil registration, the handwritten records (taken from the Cavan film) looked like this:

Nov. 4, 1838
CATHERINE John Reily and Bridget Lynch(?) Sp: Jas. Reily and Anne

Nov. 25, 1838
CATHERINE Terence Reilly and Rose Haggerty(?) Sp: John Hag. and Mary Marin

Dec. 18, 1838
JAMES Owen Clarke and Catherine Reilly Sp:Owen O’Reilly and Rose McMahon

After civil registration, there was more information in the baptisms:

32. MARIA CLARKE Born: March 5, 1864
Jocabus Clarke and Margarita Berns (?) (Briens)
Res: Collops Bapt.: March 18, 1864
Sp: Margarita Berns

38. ROSA CARROLL Born: March 23, 1864
Thomas Carroll and Rose Reilly
Res: Collops Bapt.: March 27, 1864, by J. Maglore, Vicario
Sp: Joannes Lannon and Rose Lannon

45. CATHERINE CARROLL Born: April 16, 1864
Patricius Carroll and Anna Finnegan
Res: Corlea Bapt.: April 17, 1864
Sp: Patricius Finnegan and Rosa Early

The name of the priest who performed the baptisms was also included, as were the occasional notations such as when the person later married, legitimacy, etc. As I recall, this held true for the two Galway parish films.

Film # 1279253. Ballybricken &Bohermore Parishes
This film contains a wideassortment of items apparently from a private collection at PRONI, allvery interesting and valuable to anyone searching in Limerick. The
Parish Records Item to which I refer is the 2nd item on the list, and I
feel quite certain would not be found on a regular search for Church
The number of pages in this item on Ballybricken & Bohermore Parishes totals about 175, with each page containing, on the average, about 25 entries, for a total of well over 4000 names not counting the names of sponsors. >From 1802 on the name of the parish is entered with each entry, and later on there are additional comments such as “illegitimate”, “gratis”, or the amount of fee paid is shown. It is completely typewritten and easy to read.
Note from Ann Staines: January 06, 2000 10:16 PM


LDS film 1279227 items 9-11, description says 1830-1916 but it also included
records from 1820’s. In Latin, fairly legible registers of marriages,
deaths, births. Catholic Parish of Moate and Mount Temple covered parts of
the civil parishes of Kilcleagh in Westmeath, Kilmanaghan in Offaly, and
Ballyloughloe inWestmeath. It was formerly known as Kilcleagh and Ballyloughloe.
There are three chapels: St. Patricks in Moate, St. Kierans in Castledaly
and Corpus Christi in Mount Temple. Requires high magnification reader.

Note from Jim Claffee

LDS film 1279227 items 9-11, Kilmanaghan in Offaly
description says 1830-1916 but it also included
records from 1820’s. In Latin, fairly legible registers of marriages,
deaths, births.Catholic Parish of Moate and Mount Temple covered parts of
the civil parishes of Kilcleagh in Westmeath, Kilmanaghan in Offaly, and
Ballyloughloe in
Westmeath. It was formerly known as Kilcleagh and Ballyloughloe.
There are three chapels: St. Patricks in Moate, St. Kierans in Castledaly
and Corpus Christi in Mount Temple. Requires high magnification reader.

Film #926,091 – Registrations of Baptisms – Parish of Birr, King’s Co.

Quite illegible, due to the quality of the writing years: 1874 – 1879.
Most of the surnames were undecipherable, even with a magnifying glass.
Only the names of the child, parents and sponsors were recorded. No
addresses. The records were not organized, just sprawled across the pages.
The language was English.

Film #1279226 Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnois
Parish of Cloghan & Banagher (St. Reynagh’s), King’s Co.

This film was much more readable. It contained Baptisms, marriages beginning in 1838 (I think) until at least 1904, and Confirmations right up until sometime in the 1950s.

T births had clearly defined columns forBaptismal date, given name(s), date of birth, parents’ names, sponsors and the priest’s signature. The years 1900 – 1904 were recorded in Latin and easy to read.

Marriages showed bride and groom, names of fathers, sponsors and priest.
Also in Latin, Addresses (at least the name of town) in some of the earlier years.

Note from Valerie

Title: Register transcripts, 1613-1860
Authors: Society of Friends. Mountmellick Monthly Meeting (Leix, Ireland)
Contains births, 1613-1860; marriages, 1650-1860; deaths/burials 1648-1860.
The Mountmellick registers are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd items on the film, but there are no title boards nor item numbers listed, and the registers are generally unlabeled.
Mountmellick Monthly Meeting was located in the civil parish of Ardea, county Leix. The city of Mountmellick was divided into two parishes: Ardea and Rosenallis.
Roman Catholic Parish Records:
Diocese Of Killaloe:
Baptisms: Jan 1st 1810-June 13th 1822,
Baptisms: June 17th 1822- July 31st 1832
Marriages: Feb 10th 1810- Aug 4th 1822
Marriages: April 30th 1823- Aug 4th 1832
National Library of Ireland Film No. Pos. 2479
LDS ref: BFA 0979696, Item 1

Baptisms: Aug 5th 1832- Dec 26th 1863
Baptisms: Jan 1st 1864- Dec 24th 1880
National Library of Ireland Film No. Pos. 2480
LDS ref: BFA 0979696, Item 1
Condition of film:
Number of pages:
Condition of Film:
Number of pages:

Marriages: Aug 14th 1832-Nov 27th 1842
Marriages: Jan 20th 1842- Nov 13th 1880
National Library of Ireland Film No. Pos. 2480

Diocese of Dublin:
Baptisms: Dec 7th 1779 – March 21st 1797
Baptisms: Sept 11th 1803-Aug 21st 1807
Baptisms: Aug 23rd 1807 – Nov 26th 1816
Baptisms Dec 10th 1821 – March 5th 1837
Baptisms: March 17th 1837 – Aug 14th 1853
Baptisms: Aug 21st 1853 – April 7th 1873
Baptisms: April 9th 1873 – Dec 31st 1880
National Library ref. Pos. 6479/80

Baptisms: 1753-1899:
Kildare HGS.

Marriages: Oct 18th 1779 – Nov 27th 1794
Marriages: Feb 21st 1787-June 11th 1796
Marriages: May 15th 1797 – July 19th 1830
Marriages: Apr 22nd 1826 – Dec 1st 1838
Marriages Jan 27th 1839 – Nov 26th 1863
Marriages Jan 25th 1864 – Oct 25th 1880
NLI Pos. 6479/80
KHGS: Marriages 1779-1899

Diocese of Ossory:
Durrow: Pos. 5013 (No mention made of Seitkyran as being a Laois parish in Grenham)
Grenham however, has this listed under Offaly. The names which appear are similar to those found in Laois films, it’s on a film which mostly has Durrow and Rathdowney.
The overall condition of the film is not too bad. Some placenames are legible.
First Parish on film:
St. Kyran (Seiykieran)
Baptisms: April 11th, 1830 – May 3rd 1857
Marriages: July 4th 1830-June 14th 1857.
Note: Baptisms 1830 – Writing not great but legible.

Second part of film:
Baptisms: June 19th 1857 – December 17th 1880
Marriages: July 9th 1857 – November 27th 1880
Note on film:
“This register is now used as a register of first communions and confirmations – these entries will be found after the Baptisms and marriages respectively. It also contains accounts of other events of Parochail importance”

The script in this section is nice and clear, childs name, sponsors , parents residence – Baptisms.
Marriages: – Nice script, faded though. Bride and Groom, sponsors and residencee in some instances. All in English.

Durrow Parish:
Baptisms: Jan 1st 1789 – March 30th 1792
Baptisms: Jan 2nd 1801 – Feb 28th 1805
(Also a modest transcript of those two sections)
Baptisms June 9th 1811 – Jan 27th 1820.

Marriages: July 29th 1811 – March 27th 1820

First page in terrible condition, ink faded, blotched, legible only in spots.
Jan 6th and 9th 1789 were partly legible – the rest of that year was almost faded completely. Other baptisms for that period were filled in from the transcript which was very clear and legible – written c. 1911
Note – very easy to confuse the letters P for B in this register. In places there are names which should be spelled with a B but which I was writing down initially with the P until I realised this and that it was the way the B was written at that time or by the person who kept the record. Flowery.

July 6th to 27th 1790, very difficult to read. I couldn’t manage it properly.

Durrow & Aughmacart:
Baptisms: May 19th 1822 – Feb 18th 1827
Marriages May 23rd 1822 – Sept 18th 1827
No note in Grenham of Aughmacart which is listed as an R.C. parish in Lewis, in Durrow district, but with a church in Cullohill.

Pages are nicely laid out, relatively quick to read through – 10-15 mins as opposed to 25 for other parish records. There are approximately 49 pages of records.

On the Baptismal records the mothers married name is given and not her maiden in many in the first few records at least

Durrow Parish:
Baptisms: May 26th 1832 – Feb 1st 1857
Marriages: July 17th 1832 – May 28th 1860.

No notes made on condition of register. About 20 mins to transcribe a page and there are approximately 264 pages.

March 1857 – 1880
Approximately 105 pages. 15 mins to transcribe one full page.

Marriages: June 9th 1861 – ?Nov 18th 1880.
First page lists groom name & surname where from, bride names and surname where from and witnesses – check!!

Pos. 4202 Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin
Ballydams Parish
Baptisms Feb 9th 1845 – June 14th 1874
Marriages: March 31st 1843 – April 25th 1874
(Modern transcript made in 1940)
Lovely neat script.
Baptisms: Child’s Name, Parents, place of Birth and sponsors names

Approximately 98 pages

Marriages: Hand writing not as neat, harder to read.
Date, parties involved, residence, impediment, sponsors
March 31st 1845 not 1843 as noted on title piece of paper.
Appriximately 39 pages

Ballyadams Parish:
Baptisms Jan 3rd 1820 – Feb 28th 1847
Marriages Jan 12th 1820 – November 24th 1853
Writing ‘squashed’, spidery, notebook small.

Approximately 69 pages.

Ballinakill Parish
Baptisms: April 1877 – Dec 20th 1880
Name, Surname, Parents, Placename, date, Witnesses. Some further notes re marriages etc.
Real register – headed columns. Writing ‘spidery’
Approximately 13 pages

Marriages May 22nd 1877 – nove 3rd 1880
Names, Where they were from date and Witnesses.
2 pages only.

Ballinakill, Ballyroan, Abbeyleix and Knocgordegur parishes
Marriages Nov 3rd 1820 – Nov 25th 1875
Baptisms: Dysert Galen Parish. Sept 29th 1872 – June 11th 1876
Approx 20 pages. Small notebook. ‘Squashed, spidery’ writing, difficult to read.

Ballenakill, Ballyroan, Abbeyleix, & Knocgorderger parishes.
Nov 4th 1820 – Sept 29th 1872
Terrible condition!!
Approx. 356 pages.

Ballynakill Parish
Baptisms Oct 14th 1794 – March 19th 1855
Jan 16th 1820 – May 26th 1820
Marriages Oct 27th 1794 – Feb 7th 1815
Jan 15th 1820 – July 78th 1820
Deaths Oct 30th 1794 – Feb 25th 1815
Unctions Oct 29th 1794 – Feb 28th 1807
The earlier register pages – from 1794 are all mixed up – deaths, unctions, marriages – Pages are small and further subdivided into two columns – marriages may be on one side of pae and then unctions or deaths on facing page. Bad condition – difficult to read, squashed spidery writing!!!

LDS Film # 883818

1. Carlisle, Cumberland England (St. Cuthbert), marriages, 1752-1862
2. Ryde, Hampshire England, marriages, 1719-1837
3. Shalden, Hampshire England, marriages, 1687-1836
4. Stabannan, Louth Ireland, marriages, 1698-1844
5. Drung, Cavan Ireland, marriages, 1751-1827
6. Doneraile, Cork Ireland, marriages, 1741-1880
7. Computer printout of Ecclesfield, Yorks. England
8. Rathkeale, Limerick Ireland, marriages, 1743-1845
9. Templemichael, Longford, Ireland, marriages, 1777-1819
10. Drogheda, Louth Ireland (Saint Peter), marriages, 1747-1772
11. Dundalk, Louth Ireland, marriages, 1750-1803
12. Donaghmore, Tyrone Ireland, marriages, 1741-1825
13. ?? (nothing listed here)
14. Kill St. Nicholas, Waterford Ireland, marriages, 1730-1861
15. Tallow, Waterford Ireland, marriages, 1776-1796
16. Mallow, Cork Ireland, marriages, 1776-1880
17. CastleIsland, Kerry Ireland, marriages, (Roman Catholic Church) 1822-1880
18. Currow, Kerry Ireland, marriages, (Roman Catholic Church), 1803-1880
19. Glen Flesk, Kerry Ireland, marriages, (Roman Catholic Church) 1831-1880
Anita in Philadelphia.

Clogher Diocese (R.C.)
Killeevan (Newbliss)
Baptisms: Jan 29th 1871-Dec 30th 1881

Marriages: Jan 29th 1871-Dec 30th 1881

All in Latin. Script is bad, books are in poor condition before filming.
Ink faded. Very difficult to read!
Bride and Grooms names; where they lived, their fathers names (in most
cases); the date, priests name; witnesses and where the witnesses lived.
P. 5577 National Library Dublin.

Each entry takes two pages, straight line across – about 18 pages of entries in all.

While the baptisms are supposed to have begun in 1871, I thought I saw a date of 1869

Clogher Diocese
Roslea Parish
Baptisms: Jan 6th 1862-Dec 26th 1880

Script is bad in the beginning and only a bit better later, ink is still ok, book was in bad condition before filming. Entries can be hard to read and some even more difficult because of repairs to book.
In Latin

First page:
MacKenna, Catherin, 5th Jan 1862.
Father: Patricius McKenna (or Mateus??)
Mother: Anna Fye
Sponsors: Patricius McKenna & Catherine McKenna
Jacob D????: Priest

Clearkin, Patricius, 6th Jan 1862
Father: Thomas Clearkin
Mother: Anna Murray
From: ?Grah????
Sponsors: Eugenius Clearkin, Rosa Mac ??Martin
Thomas Murphy: Priest

Eugenius Smyth, 7th Jan 1862
Father: ?Edward Smyth
Mother : Marguerite Smyth
From: Coordulage
Sponsors: Maria Smyth (one only)
Thomas Murphy: priest

?Quin, Teresa, 8th Jan 1862
Father: Hugo ?Quin
Mother: Catherine D????egan (might be Donegan)
From: ?? Mullinahinch
Sponsor: Anna Mac Coy
Thomas Murphy Priest

Jacobus King, 8th Jan 1862
Father: Jacobus King
Mother: Helena ?McEnany
Sponsors: Johannus McKenna
Maria Anna King

Bridgitta King, 9th Jan 1862
Father: Patricius Rooney
Bridgitta Biggan
From: Derry??ann
Sponsors: Michael Rooney
Maria Boyle

Patricius Murray, 12th Jan 1862
Father: Patricius Murray
Mother: Rosa McAloon
From: Gragharevin
Sponsors: Michael Murray
Bridgitta Murray

Anna McCaffrey, 16th Jan 1862
Father: Michael McCaffry
Mother: Anna Boyle
From: Annagolgra
Sponsors: Patricius McCaffry
Catherine ?Swift

Sara Anna Benson, 20th Jan 1862
Father: Gulielanus Benson
Mother: Marguerite ?Connolly
Sponsors: Jacobus McKenna
Maria ?Connolly

Rosa Quigly, 22nd Jan 1862
Father: Hugo Quigly
Mother: Maria Anna Martin
From: Derryh??
Sponsors: Patricius Carolan
Maria Carolan

Patricius Mullarky, Jan 21st 1862 (may be Killarky)
Father: Patricius Mullarky
Mother: Helena McGuinness
From: ?Bantoher
Sponsors: Johannes Martin
Elizabetha Mullarky

Patricius Short
Father: Giovanius Short
Mother: Elizabeth Smyth
From: D?????????
Sponsors: Johannus Smyth
Anna Smyth

Alicia McCormick, 28th Jan 1862
Father: Johannus McCormick
Mother: ?Elizabetha Brown
From: Derry???den
Sponsors: Jacobus Brennan
Helena Brennan

Edwardos Maguire, 31st Jan 1862
Father: Michael Maguire
Mother: Catherine ????
Sponsor: Bernardus ?Handy

Jacobus Doran, Jan 28th 1862
Father: Jacobus Doran
Mother: Elizabetha McMahon
Sponsor: Maria Smyth

Patricius Creighan, Feb 6th 1862
Father: Patricius Creighan
Mother: Helena Maguire
From: A??lee
Sponsors: Bernardus ?McElguin
Catherine ????

There are approximately 2000 entries in this register and the reading does not get easier!! Entries straight lines across on two pages. The above is an example of how many entries are found on any two pages.

Names found: (other names from the first pages on. Overall there is no really noticeable difference in the surnames from the early entries to the later ones – the name McAloon is spelled as McAloon in the early entries and seems to be McLoon in the later ones

Fole or Tole
Howley or Hewey
McClane or McClare

Military Index, 1832

On the shelves in the National Archives of Ireland are some indices – books – and these books are indexed in a number of ways – the general title is ‘Index of Official Papers’. For most of the years, they have this title – but then for some of the years, there are Military or other indices with information separated from the general run of the mill official index for that year.

There is information in these as to the movements of various regiments – the simple fact of groups being overcome by cholera or some such gives us an idea of the times that diseases were present in certain places or all of Ireland. There are references to marriage records in here – requests from people for the effects of some other person, indicating relationships.

All the indices are indexed alphabetically – in the general indices then there may be a cross reference back to another letter of the alphabet in order to find the reference number.

The reference for any document is the number – what you see here has not been checked against the original and only covers items to ‘O’. As it stands, it simply gives you the researcher an idea of a resource that is not mentioned or rarely mentioned in lists of Irish genealogical resources.

Whilst the majority of th original documents may not be extant, the indices are still an extremely important resourse. To the best of my knowledge these have not yet been placed on microfilm.

Article: A

21. Anderson, John – Certificate of his services in 23rd Dragoons
45. Artillery Royal permitted to exercise in the Phoenix Park
79. Adj. Genl Depy. – respecting blank routes
011. Armstrong, Captn. – Soliciting appointment of District Adjt. At Cork
016 Artillery Royal – Passage to the Colonies of the Wives of Soldiers of.
114. Adg. Genl. Depy – Blank Routes
121 Adj Genl. Depy. – Requesting a list of names & stations of Yeom Brigade Majors
135. Armit & Boroughs – Franking of remittances &c.
319. Adjt. Genl. Depy – requesting a supply of blank routes
321. Antrim Mila (Militia) Jas. S. Moore, Esq., Junr., appointed Captain in.
332 Antrim Mila (Militia) Resignation of Ensign Di?ckey.
332 Antrim Mila – Appointment of A. Dunlop Esq., ?vied?


17 Bryen, Henry – Enquiry requesting Billets
30. Beard, Geo., a Deserter committed to the Bridewell at Newry
60. Brennan, M. D. Article in Tralee Mercury resp Mila allowances &c.
901. Benson, Lieut. – Representation respecting the 50th Regt.
104. Byrne, Mr. Gunpowder Vender – Robbery of
130 Beresford, Lt. Col., discontinued as Asst. Lr. Master General
133. Burdett, Mrs. Applying for copies of correspondence between her and Mrs. Goulbarn
144. Billeting of the Troops – Circular letter respecting
147. Billets to be provided by the Constables of Parishes
177. Bingham, M. Genl. Sir George to command the troops during Sir. H. Vivian’s absence
209. Brown, Mrs. Rebecca – Enquiry respecting the property of Capn. Phillips 44th Foot.
210. Brown, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
212 Basworth, Private John. Attendance required at the Kilkenny Assizes
213. Brannon, Private, Thos. Sentence of transportation passed
227. Borehan, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
241. Brereton, Private Martin, false information of, respecting Mr. Going’s murder
240. Boyle, Edwd. – Transported for Desertion
244. Brady, Lieut., respecting the delay in issuing his half pay
259. Burke, Bridget – respecting her son John Burke
261.Bulkankle, Jas. Sentence of transportation against.
267. Brannon, Private, Thos. – Struck off the ?52nd (or 32nd) Foot
2601 Blacke, Richd. Application for a commuted allowance &c.
2901 Brown, Private Fredk. Court Martial upon
305 Buchan, Major Gen. Sir John appointed on the Staff protempore
307 Bishop, Lieut. Respecting his Mila half pay in the event of his joining Don Pedro’s Service.
314 Bat?lie, John. Praying for a pension
327 Blakeney, M. Genl. Sir E. appointed to command the Troops pre temporare
347 Bishop, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of.


12 Campbell, Sir Guy 2nd Mr Genl. March of troops to Cashel & elsewhere
30 Corry, Trevor. Report respecting Geo Beard a Deserter
37 Carlow Militia. Arms to be conveyed to Dublin
301 Campbell, M. Genl. Respecting Mily accommodation at Carndonagh
43 Cavan Mila. Agreement for hire of accommodation of
50 Carlow Mila. John J. Cornwall to be Major in
51 Cork North Mila. Mr. Temple French Esq., to be Lt. Colonel in
91 Collins, Winifred. Praying for a passage for her husband a Soldier
99 Convicts. Escort for an Route to Kingstown
115 Callegy, John. Claim to a pension
119 Creagan, Eleanor. Praying for a free passage to her son at Woolwich.
120 Cork – Local inspr of the Gaol acknowledging Mutiny Act.
144 Circular letter respecting the billeting of the Troops – Mr. Bell
163 Carmichael, Jas. Claim against Thos. Sheridan Pensioner.
1014 Commissary Genl. Contracts for fuel and candles for Barracks
199 Cunningham, John. Enlisted and discharged without paying the smart money
200 Cope, Mrs. Marriage Certificate.
202 Chaloner, Rd. Conduct of Private Lavery, 28th Foot.
205 Caroll, Private ?Sth. Transportation of
206 Cooney, Michael Private. Transportation of
211 Cust, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
224 cain, Private ?Stm. Sentence of – Transportation
229 Circular respecting Forage Allowances
231 Connell, Mary – Application for her husbands pension &c.
2401 Cowan, Wm. Respecting the sale of his half pay.
254 Chartrs, Mrs. Marriage certificate of
256 Cavan Mila. Appointments of Majrs. Thompson & Waring in
260 Carey, Capn. Tyrone Mila – Retired Allowance of.
261 Campbell, Robert – Sentence of Transporting Against.
276 Circular respecting Chelsea pensioners to Magistrates at Petty Sessions
277 Circular Respecting Chelsea Pensioners to inspr. Gen. Of Police
281 Clare Militia – appointment of a successor to Col. Sir J. ?Birtan
292 Cormick, Pat. Claim against the Officers of the S. Mayo Mila.
293 Campbell, ?Ds. William – Hospital Asst. Question respecting
302 Connolly, Michl. Claim to the effects of Pat & Ml. Connolly
304 Clare Militia – Reps. Cane & Co. appointed Agents to
3001Cole, Edwd. Sentence of Transportation against.
310 Chadwick, Lieut Peter – sale of his Commission in the Tipperary Mila.
311 Clare Mila. Conduct of Lieutenant Hodges
318 Cavan Mila. Mr. Thos. Young appointed Ensign in
320 Chelsea Hospital, Conduct of Elliott a Pensioner
329 Carter, Revd. H., Claim for officiating for the Troops at Carrickfregus
334 Clare Mila. Poole Hickman appointed Capt vice Griffin
S.G. Purdon do Patterson
Augustine Buller do Blood
Michl Finnucane do martin
3401 cane, Rd. Accommodation for paying Chelsea pensioners
354 Cheshire, Private Thos. Enquiry respecting
356 Circular – Suspension of the operation of that part of the Royal Warrant dated 14th Novr granting under certain conditions the discharge of Soldiers to pension at their own request.
359 Circular respecting the conveyance of Soldiers and their families by coasting Steam or canal conveyance.
365 circular respecting the rates for Fuel, Candles, Straw and Wood for the Troops in Ireland.
367 Circular respecting the rates of Allowance to general and other Staff Officers of infantry Regts in lieu of Forage for horses required to be kept by them.


19 Dowans, Edwd. Enquiry respecting his Son 23rd Welsh Fusiliers
22 Donnolan, Patk. Alledged debt due by 2nd Master Cooper Clare Mila
59 Drought, G.E.A. Soliciting compensation as a retired Billet Master
70 Down South Mila. Accommodation for Staff of
013 Down South Mila. Agreement respecting said Accommodation
0101Duggan, Mr. King’s duty on cart horses sold by
95 Darnly, Earl of. Acknowledging Circular respecting billeting of Troops
97 Dillon, Captn. Expenses incurred by as a magistrate &c.
104 Dillon, captn. Robbery of a Gunpowder vender at Tullamore
1001 Dunne, Geo. 32nd Foot. Enquiry respecting
125 Doherty, John – Debt of Lt. Curey, Tyrone Mila
129 Down Mila South – Arms and Accoutrements of
1401 Dalzell (Darbyell?) Saml. Schoolmr. Serjt. (Informations against)
156 Durneen, Eleanor – Applying for the Admission of her children into the Hibernian School
160 Doyle, C. Claim against the 60th Regt.
176 Daunt, Mrs. Marriage certificate of
192 Down North Mila. Appointment of Mr. Knox as captain
193 Daunt, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
212 Duffy, Corporal – Attendance required at the Kilkenny Azzises
214 Darley, Ensign – Attendance required at the Kilkenny Azzises
221 Dublin Co. Militia – Baron de Robeck appointed Major of
2301 Dublin Co. Militia. Claim for the rent of the premises occupied by the Staff and Stores of
245 Dunphy, Edwd. Claim for acting as a Billet Master
247 Despard, Fras. Report on the conduct of the 28th Regt.
2501 Doherty, Sarah on behalf of her husband a soldier sentenced to be transported
261 Duggan Jeremiah Sentence of – Transportation against
Doherty, Dennis. Sentence of – Transportation against
280 Dempsey, Anne – Claim as a Relative of Miller, a Bandman
3001 Drake, John. Sentence of Transportation against
309 Down South Mila. E. Matthews appointed to Lt. Colonel
313 Dwyer, John. Claim as a Billet Master
316 Douglas, M. Genl. Sir. Jas. Placed on the Staff of Ireland.


33. Earl Robt, Wexford, Mila praying for a Pension
105. Early, John Enquiry respecting a balance due to his son a soldier.
10101 Eightieth Foot. Mssrs Cane & Co., appointed Agents to.
215Eighty First Foot or Eighty fourth Foot to be embarked from Liverpool to Dublin
246. Eighty First Foot. Mssrs. Armit & Co, appointed Agents to.
296. East India Co. Service – Question as to Pensions of the
320. Elliot, Robt., Pensioner. Refusal to take the oath of Allegiance.


16 52nd Foot. Mssrs. Cane & Co., appointed Agents to.
28. 47th Foot. Disembarkation of
39.Forbes, Visct. Report respecting an attempt to rescue a Deserter.
40.FitzHarris, Thos. Application for Geo. Jephson’s discharge from the Army.
55. 43rd Foot. Mssrs. Armit & Borough appointed Agents to.
56. 47th Foot. Mssrs. Armit & Borough appointed Agents to.
67. 47th. Major Sadleir – Transmissoin of Routes & Returns.
131. 4th Dragoon Guards. Mssrs. Cane & Co. Appointed Agents to.
146. Finlay Private, 6th Dr. Guards. Maintenance of a Child sworn to.
164. Ford, Peter. Enquiry respecting his marriage.
1015. Fintown. Misconduct of the Innkeeper at in refusing to accommodate a Military Escort.
215. 14th Foot. To be embarked from Portsmouth to Cork.
250 14th Foot. Mssrs. Armit & Borough & Co., appointed Agents to.
251. Floyd, Edwd., Soliciting a Pension as a retired Corporal of Militia.
261. Filly, Denis alias Bourke alias O’Donnell sentence of transportation against.
266. Fannon, John. Claim to Pension negatived.
281. Fitzgerald & Vesey, Lord. Vacant Colonelcy of Clare Militia
291. Feeney, John. Petition of the Widow of.
296. Fenton, J. Conduct of Pensioners of the East India Co. Service.
341. Forster, Major Wm. F. appointed as Asst. Adjt. Genl. Vice Harris.
344. Fannon, John. Col. Lindsay’s Certificate returned to
364. Fraser Mrs. Marriage Certificate of.


115. Gray, Saml., not considered eligible to a Yeomanry Commissoin
014. Gormley Revd., Mr. P.P. Claim for officiating in the Genl. Mily. Hospital
102. Griffith, Hugh. Private 66th Foot, application for relief.
161. Griffin, – convicted for having Fire Arms contrary to Law
161 also Gillespie, Joshua, recommending the disposal of said arms
167. Giddins, Thos. Applying for a Pension from the Chelsea Hospital
1016. General Order for granting Mily aid to Civil Power &C.
194. Griersan, Mssrs. Bill for ?Mutiny Acts &C.
196. Griffin, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
257. Goodwin, Mrs. Rebecca – Claim to the Pension of
263. Galligan, Bridget. Enquiry as to her marriage.
279. Gore, Patk., late Pensioner – respecting his pension.
2016. Good, S. Pensioner – Conduct of.
289. Granard – Conduct of the Chief Constable at – Escape of a Deserter.
323. Gibson, Revd. A., Claim for officiating for the Military.
331. Galway Mila. Mr. C. Le Poer French appointed Captain in.
353. Gordin, Henry, Respecting Corpl. H. Gordins’ effects.


23. Hanbury, SSm. Compensation as Billet Master in town of Galway
24 Hewt Corpl. 60th Foot. Enquiry respecting distribution of his effects
66. Hazlewood Geo.Soliciting compensation as a Militia Officer.
69 Hibernian School Excuse for Sir. Sm. Gossets non-attendance as a Governor of.
015 or 615. Hervey, Lt. 66th Foot, Claim for his Widow to a Pension
103. Heany, Robt. Claim for Rent due by a Pensioner
117. Heffernan Park. Claim for car hire for Provisions for 9th Foot.
152. Heyburn, John. Enquiry thro’ Recruiting Dept respecting.
153 Hemly, Captain. – Claim for expenses incurred as Magistrate.
165 Harvey, Lady. Case of as Washerwoman of the Royal Hospital
Hibernian School – Mr. Rays’ bequest to See. 110
1701. Hungate SSm. Enquiry respecting his being a Coll. In the Army.
1013 Hogan, Private, Henry – Confined for debt. – Liberated.
197. Hill – Jas. Claim as Billet Master of Kildare
206. Hawkins, John SSm. Private. Transportation of.
2001 Hall, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of.
222 Hughes John – Marriage of with Judith Robinson not considered legal.
225 Hales, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of.
264. Hart, Hugh – Certificate of his services required.
265 Hunt, Mrs. Marriage certificate of.
290 Hynes, Michael – Claim to pension
311 Hodges lieut. Ssm. Conduct of.
341 Harris Lt. Col. Asst. Adj. Genl. Succeeded by Major Forster
342 Hawkins SSm Trial before a Court Martial
343. Hizzard, Private Thos. Applicatino on behalf f the Son of.
350 Hare, Lt. Col. Military party required for the protection of Coroner & c.


40. Jephson , Geo. Requesting an application for his discharge from the army
73 Joyce, David – claim to property left by 2nd Master Lynch
169. Johnston, Alexr Meml to be restored to the ensoins List
203 Irwin Mrs. Marriage certificate of
216. Johnston, Private John. Attendance required at Clonmel Assizes
223 Jones Rees B? Laudable conduct in billeting troops &C.
273. Jordan, Wm. Claim for arrears of pay & Clothing
2015 Jones, Private J. Case of pistols sold by
322 Irvine, Jas. Requesting the half pay of the late Ensign Frederick
355 Johnstone, Mrs. Marriage certificate of.


7 Kerry Militia – Augmentation Major Crosbie proposed to fill vacant Majority
31 Kemmis ?Mssrs. Report respecting debt of J.L. right
72 Keehan, Ml. Petition to be restored to the Penson List
107 Kelly Thos. Late of 15 Foot. Enquiry respecting his Effects.
1101. Keown, Fids. Claim against John Lappan 64th Foot
147 Kinnegad – Refusal of the Parish to nominate a Billet Master at.
155. Kelly Troop 2nd Mr. 4th Dr. Guards – statements of his services required
190 Kenna Thos. Out Pensioner of the Queens Co. Militia – Complaint of.
206 Kitson, George Private, Transportation of
214 Kay, Robert Sergt Major. Attendance required at Kilkenny Assizes.
220 Kelly, Mrs. Marriage certificate of.


14 Leslie, Major Cong. Bl. Rifles, requesting permission to parade in Lower Castle Yard
34 Lally, Edwd. 10th Foot. Sentence to Transportation
35 Lee, SSm 28th Foot. Sentence to Transportation
47 Leitrim Militia. Lodgement in Ordnance Stores of the spare arms of
74 Leitrim Militia. Escort for Swords to be returned into Store
701 Londonderry Militia. Imprisonment of a Drummer for debt.
017 Leitrim Militia, Charges against Adjutant Cox
90 Londonderry Militia, Liability of House hired for, to taxation
96. Larkin, Pat. Complaining of a Canteen for the Militia at Oughterard
110 Lappan, John 64th Foot, Claim of Fras. Keown against
122 Lamb, Rose. Praying for a passage to her husband serving in 75th Foot.
134 Lalor, Pat. 52nd Foot. Conduct of
202 Lavery, Wm. Private 28th Foot. Assault on a Police Constable
253 Lindesay, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
284 Leitrim Militia. Claim of Serjt. Rutherford
286 Lorinan, N or M. Conduct of Good a Pensioner
301 Liddy, Patk. Claim to the effects of ?Timy Liddy, East India Co.
3001 Leitch, SSm. Sentence of Transportation against.
317. Lloyd, Mrs. Marriage certificate of.


4 Murray, Revd. ?Wm. Additional Allowance granted to
5 MacLean Major Genl. To succeed M. Genl. Smith Bl. Artillery
11. McClintock, Lieut. Repost respecting debt alledged to be due by him
26 Mily Secy. Mily party required to attend a public whipping at Galway
44 McDonald, Bernard, respecting prize money due to his brother
46 M. Genl. MacLean recommended for vacancy at the Board of the Royal Hospital
48 Murray Michl. Memorial to be restored to his Situation in the Engineers Dept.
52 Monaghan Milia. Col. Madden to be Col. Commandant
57 Military promotions and appointments in Ireland since 3rd Jany 832
501 Military promotions and appointments since 24th Janey 1832
60 McCartie, Mr. Charge against respecting Mila Compensation
61 Moffit, John. A minor discharged from 84th Regt.
Mily Secy. Report from on the abovementioned subject (discharge of Moffit, John)
62 Mily Promotions and Appointments in Ireland since 13th Feby 1832
64 Mahan Margt. Claim on the Forage Contractor to the Troops at Athlone
65 McDonald B. Prize Money
601 Monaghan Milia. Accomodation for Staff
96 Mily Secy. Report respecting a canteen car at Oughterard
100 Molloy, ?Arthur, not entitled to a pension
106. McMahon, John. Enquiry respecting Captain Cradock
111 McDermott, Geo. Late Pensioner 1st Foot, applying for relief etc.
112 McCraith, Patk respecting an annuity granted on account of his mother
126 Mily Secy. Illegal marriages of Soldiers of 92nd Foot (See 143)
1201 Mily Secy. Subsistence &c. of Soldiers wives & Children attacked with Cholera
130 Mily Secy Discontinuance on the Staff of Lieutenant Cols. Vincent & Beresford
137 Mily Secy. Order for burning the clothing of Soliers dying of the Cholera
138 Mily Secy. Transmitting Reports from Major Menzies 68th Foot to Capt Dillon64th
141 Mily Secy . Inconvenience attending the billeting of 4th Dr. Gds. At Newry
142 Moore, Hugh. Requesting Act for guidance of Billet masters
143 Mily Secy. Prosecution of Mr. Allen for illegally marrying soldiers
145 Mily Secy Transmitting reports from Major Madden & Capt Des Veux 50th Regt.
149 Mily Secy. Accommodation of Soldiers wives and Children attacked with Choler
150 Mily Secy. Removal of Military from the Penitentiary at Cork.
1501 Mily Secy Respecting the circulation of the General Orders for aiding the Civil Power
170 Madden, Private, Jas. Rate of Pension
174 Martin, rs. Marriage Certificate of
179 Military Acts, Circulation of
1010 McClerahan, Jas. Acts respecting Billet Markers required
1015 Mily Secy. Misconduct of an Innkeeper at Finntown
186. Mily Secy. Genl Order for granting Mily aid to the Civil Power & c.
195 Montgomerie, Mrs. Marriage certificate of
199 Miott (??), Jas. Discharge of a recruit enlisted by him without paying the smart money.
206 Martin, Jas alias SSm Thompson, Private. Transportation of
216 Moody, David & Peter. Attendance required at Clonmel Azzizes.
240 Mance, Thos. Transported for Desertion
242 McGee, Patkk. Complaint of a non-payment of his Pension
269. Mily Secy. Conduct of a Private of the 28th Foot at Callan
2701 McLeod, John Private, Transported
2013 McDuff, rs. Hannah. Supposed fraud in receiving her pension
280 Miller, Private 87th Foot. Claim of Anna Dempsey as a relative of.
289 Mily Secy. Conduct of the police Officers at Granard. Escape of a Deserter &c.
294 McDonald, Michael. Struck off the Pension List &c.
299 McGran, Jas. Praying to be placed on the Pension List.
303 McEllice, Private Chas. Attendance required at the Quarter Sessions
306 Mily Secy Attendance of Soldiers required at Clonmel
3001 Magennis, Patk. Sentenceof Transportation against.
309 Mathews, Echlin. Appointed Lt. Col. Of the Down Militia
312 McDermot, Fras. Enquiry respecting his service in the German Army
328 Meehan, John a Pensioner – Conduct of.
330 Mayo South Milia. Appointments of Mssrs. Orm & Palmer in
335 Mily Secy Grant of an additional allowance of 2 lbs of oats per ration to flases in billet?
337 McCoy SSm, Claim to Pension
Martin, SSm. Cliam to Pension.
339 Mily Secy. Transmitting letters from Major Parke & Capt O’Neill
340 Mily Secy Refusal of the Parish Priest of Boyle to officiate at the funeral of a Catholic Soldier of the 34th Foot.
342. Miller, Geo. Trial before a Court Martial
345 McGray, John – Claim to a Pension
349 Moore, Garret, acknowledging letter and sating that he has forwarded t to the ordnance Department
363 Mily Secy Hire of a magazine at Derry for the ammunition of 30th Regt.
366 Mottram, P.C. Enquiry respecting the Cheshire Militia
3601 Mathews, Private George – Application for his discharge.


31 Newport?Mssrs. Dividend on account of debt of T. L. Wright (see 89/33)
012 Needham, Henry. Enquiry from British War Office respecting
94 9th Foot not to be sent to Gibralter at present
107 Nowlan An. Effects of the late Thos. Kelly 15th Foot
159 New ?Ross, Sovereign of respecting the billeting of troops
215 90th Foot to b embarkd from Glasgow to Scotland
91st Foot To be embarqued from Liverpool to Dublin
232 Do Mssrs. Cane & Co. Appointed Agents to
274 Nowlan, Mrs. Marriage certificate of
3001 Noble John Sentence of Transportation against
360 Nester, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of


101 Ordnance – Cooking Material supplied to Guard Houses
20 Ordnance – Ammunition for Longford Militia Staff
63 O’Halloran, Lt. Marriage certificate of the Widow of
019 O’Brien Lieut., 2nd. Vr. Batt. Claim of his widow to pension
96 Oughterard, Complaint against a Canteen Car for the Military at
113 Ordnance – Reception into Store of the Arms and deposited in the gaol at Dundalk
124 Ordnance Issue of Pistols for persons employed at the Gaol at Maryboro’
132 Ordnance – Reception into the Store of the surplus arms &c of the South Down Mila
172 Ormond, Marquis of, appointed Aid de Camp to the King
205 Oakley, Private John, Transportation of
2101 O’Neill, John Late private 64th Foot, Claim of the Widow of
230 Ordnance – Bedding for the Provost prison Dublin
239 Owen, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
366 Ordnance – Mr. Mothams ? enquiry respecting the Cheshire Mila was quartered in Richmond Barracks.

Revenue Officers, 1709

This is a list of people employed by the Irish Revenue Service in 1709. The surnames are for the most part English, those of Anglo-Irishmen. Some of these people would have been Englishmen who came to Ireland and settled down. Many will have been moved from one place of employment to another. This list simply shows the area in which they were employed on June 24th, 1709. Each name is found attached to a particular district, these districts may have covered more than one county. Districts may have had sub-groupings depending on the occupation of the person.

Fair Towns of Ireland, 1834

The Fair towns were very important towns and people walked for miles on a fair day to go to sell their produce. Until the Fair Day people would have no money and so once the produce or the animals were sold then the bills would be paid. The Fair towns in any county were major towns, places the population concentrated on, those that were important because of their fairs in the past may no longer be of any importance in a county today. Listed below are the names of the fair towns in each county as per Wilson’s Directory of Ireland, 1834. This list is also important in that it not only gives us the name sof the towns, but we can see variations on the way they were spelled in 1834 compared to the present spelling.

Ahogill Antrim Ardmoy Ballyclare Ballinagobogh Bridge Ballintoy Ballycarry Ballycastle Ballymena Ballymoney Ballymure Belfast Bernice Broughshane Bushmills Carrickfergus Carmony Clough Connor Craigbilly Crumlin Cushendall Dervock Drimbar Drumadoon Dunloy Dunluce Glenarm Glenavy Kells Larne Lisburn Loughgill Mosside Mounthill Newtowncrommelin Oldstone Parkgate Portglenone Randalstown Rasharkan Roughfort Shanecastle Straid Stranocum Templepatrick Toome Tullamore

Acton Armagh Ballibought Balnaglera Blackwatertown Camlough Charlemont Clare Crosmaglin Cullyhanna Culloville Forkhill Hamilton’s-bawn Jonesborough Johnstown’s bridge Keady Killileagh Loughgall Lurgan Mahery Markethill Middleton Newtownhamilton Pointzpass Portadown Portnorris Richhill Surgowny Tanderagee Tuskinpass

Ballon Borris Carlow town Hacketstown Kiledmond Knockan Knockmill Leighlinbridge Milford Myshall Nurney Orchard Palatinetown Rathvilly Sherwood Slyguff Staplestown St. Mullins Tennehinch Tullow Wells

Arvagh Bailieborough Ballinagh Ballinacarrig Ballyconnell Ballyhaise Ballyhighland Ballyjamesduff Bawn Belturbet Butlersbridge Cavan town Cootehill Crossdoney Crosskeys Doobally Kilcoguy Killeshandra Kilgola Kilnaleck Kilsub Kingscourt Largy Mountnugent Muff Mullogh Redhill Scraby Shircock Stradone Swadlinbar Tullyvin Virginia

Annacarriga Ardsallas Ballindreat Ballyket Ballyludan Banroe Bodike Bridgetown Broadford Brodagh Bunratty Callaghans Mills Clare town Clonroad Cooreclare Corofin Cratilow Donass Doonbeg Doonmore Enagh Ennis Ennistimon Holyisland Jasper’s pound Jeverstown Killanteel Kilclaren Kildysart Kilfenora Kilkeshen Killaloe Kilmichael Kilrush Kilmurrybricken Kilmurrymacmahon Lisdeen Miltownmalbay Moyarta Moynoe (Ballyglass) Moynoe (Read’s cross) Newmarket O’Brien’s bridge Quin Rosmanaher Scariff Sixmilebridge Spancelhill St. John’s Well Tomgrany Tulla Turloughmore

Ahacross Annegrove Aughadown Ballinakelly Ballinamona Ballinavar Ballinhassig Ballinphellie Ballinspidale Ballybuy Ballnacarrig castle Ballyclough Ballydehob Balligurteen Ballyhooly Ballyheene Ballymacody Ballyvolane Ballyvorney Bandon Banlahan Bantry Barnagrove Bartholomew’s well Blarney Brigown Buttevant Cahirmee Cardriney Carrigalane Carrigtowhill Castlelyons Castlemartyr Castletown Castletownroche Cecilstown Charleville Clonakilty Cloyne Connagh Coolaguragh Cooldorky Coolymurrahoe (Cork city) Cork city Cottersborough Crookstown Currabegland Curras and Maun Dangan Donaghmore Doneraile Downderry Drimoleague Dromagh Dromdeer Droumalagree Duhallow Dunmanway Eirkmacody Enniskeane Fermoy Fivemilebridge Glangowra Glanworth Glenville Gooseberryhill Greenoghs Innishannon Insegeela Kanturk Kilbritton Kilcummer Kildorery Killacounty Killieagh Kilmurrahan Kilmacleran Kilmurry Kiworth Kinsale Knocknacroghery Knucknamariff Lepp Liscarroll Lisgoold Lisnacon Lough of Cork Macroom Magilla Mallow Maslacanlands Masseytown Milford Middleton Millstreet Mitchelsfort Mitchelstown Mogeely Monkstown Mossgrove Mountbeamish Nadrid Newcestown Newmarket Newmill Newtown Oldabbey Oldcastle Oldmillstreet Passage west Rathclare Rathcormuck Rockhill Ross Rostellan Rugsboro’ Shanballymore Shandrum Sixmilewater Skibbereen Timoleague Tracton Transtown Tullilease Youghal

Aghygaults Ardara Ballintra Ballybofey Ballynass Ballyshannon Bonnyfobble Buncrana Burnfoot Cloghanbeg Carrigart Carndonagh Castlefinn Church-hill Convoy Culdaff Donegal town Dunfanaghy Dunkanally Fintown Glenties Killybegs Killigordan Laghey Letterkenny Machremore Malin Manorcunningham Mountcharles Muff Newbridgeglen Newtowncunningham Oldtown Port Pettigo Ramullen Raphoe Rashedog Rathmelton Redcastle Rosnakill St. Johnston’s Stranorlar Tullyodonald

Annadoyne Ardara Ballinahinch Balamagarry Ballow Ballywalter Banbridge Bangor Bryansford Carrowdore Castlereagh Castlewellan Clough Comber Crossgar Donaghadee Donaghmore Down Downpatrick Dromore Dundrum Gilford Grayabbey Greencastle Hillsborough Hilltown Kilkeel Killileagh Killough Kilmore Kircubbin Loughbrickland Narrowwater Newry Newtownards Portaferry Rostrevor Rathfriland Saintfield Scarvaghpass Seaford Sheepbridge Strangford Warrenpoint

Balriggan Ballymore Eustace Balrothery Carrickmines Donnybrook Fieldstown Garristown Kilsallaghan Lusk Newcastle Palmerstown Rathmichael Rathfarnham Rush Saggard Skerries St. Margaret’s Swords Tallaght

Ballinamallard Belcoo Belleek Brookborough Calaghane Callowhill Churchhill Clubboy Derralin Derrygonnelly Donagh Ederneybridge Enniskillen town Garrison Irvinestown Kesh Lisbellaw Lisnacarrick Lisnakea Maguiresbridge Magheravooly Monea Newtownbutler Roslea Stragowna Tempo Wheathill

Abbeynockmoy Aghrimlands Ahascragh Ardrahin Athenry Ballinakill Ballinamore Ballinasloe Ballymoate Ballymoe Barna Caltragh Cappatogel Castleblakeney Castelhackett Claddagh Claranbridge Claregalway Claremore Clifden Clonbur Clonfert Creggs Derry Mcoughy Drumgriffin Doonmore Dunloe Eyrecourt Fairhill Galway square (East gate) Galway town Gort Headfort Isserkelly Kilconnell Kilcorban Kilcreest Killimore Kilnelag Kiltartan Kiltormerkelly Kinvara Laurencetown Loughrea Meelick Monivea Moylough Mount Bellew bridge Mount shannon Newtowneyre Newtownbellew Oranmore Portumna Renville Tuam Tubberbracken Tuberindonny Tubberpadder Tullindally Turlaghmore Tynagh Whitegate Woodford

Ardfert Ballinclare Ballincleave Ballyheige Beale Beenmore Blenerville Cahirsiveen Castleisland Castelamine Currans Dromkeen Dromoroirk Gleneragh Granshaw Kilfin Kilgobnet Killarney Killorglin Lackeen Listowel Mallahuff Miltown Montanagee Mullahish Nantenane nedeen Rougtybridge Scortaglinny Tarbert Tralee

Athy Ballimaney Ballyonan Ballytore Calvertstown Castledermot Castle Carberry Celbridge Clane French-furs Hortland Johnston’s bridge Killballinerin Kilcock Kilcullen Kilcullenbridge Kildangan Kildare town Kilgowan Kildroughill Kilmeague Kilteel Leixlip Maynooth Monasterevan Moone Naas Narraghmore Newbridge Rathangan Rathbride Redlion inn Russelwood Timolin Tully

Ballylinch Ballynamara Ballicallen Ballyhall Ballyhibbuck Ballyragget Ballytrisna Barrowmount Bawn Bennet’s-bridge Burnchurch Callan Castlecomer Castlemorris Churchland Rower Cloga Coolianta Durrow Fertagh Fiddown Freshford Gore’s-bridge Gowran Graig Graigstown Grayney Innistiogue Johnstown Kells Kilkenny Killiboy Kilmaganny Kilmurry Knockmoyland Knocktopher Listerlin Mullinahow Mullinavat Powerstown Rathbeagh Rathkerran Rosberkon St. John’s Well St. Canice Stroan Templemartin Thomastown Tullaroan Urlingford

Ballyboy Ballicowan Banagher Bernagrotty Birr Ballycumber Brosney Charlestown Claranbridge Cloghan Clonbullock Conegown Clonony Creggan Cullenwayne Dunkerrin Edenderry Ferbane Frankfort Gallen Gleashill Kilcommon Killyon Killeagh Kinety Moneygall Phillipstown Rahillane Shannon Shinrone Tullamore

Ballinamore Carrick-on-Shannon Carrigallen Cashcarrigan Cloone Drumahaire Drumkerran Drumod Drumshanbo Druinsna Jamestown Leitrim Longfield Lurganbridge or Lurganbuy Lurganby Manorhamilton Mohill Newtown Newtowngore Tullaghan Turagh

Abbeyfeale Abbington Adare Almer Anglesborough Ardagh Ardpattrick Askeaton Ballingarry Ballingarrycramer Ballinvreeny Ballymagarrydown Ballybrood Ballyscanlan Bilboa Bruff Brury Caherconlish Cahirellywest Castleconnell Castletown Cluggin Court and Curraheen Croaghburgess Croome Drumcollogher Dromon Fedemore Galbally Glanogra Glin Herbertstown Hospital Kilfennycommon Kilfinan Kilmallock Kilmiddy Kilmore Kilteely Knockaderry Knockany Knocktoran Knocklong Limerick city Lismullane Mountpelier Murroe Nantenant Newcastle Pallasgreen Patrick’s well Portrenard Racahill Rathkeale Shanagolden Singland Spurreboy Stonehall Tubbermurry Tullow Turagh

Bellaghy Castledawson Churchtown Clady Coleraine Cross Curran Desertmartn Dungiven Feeny Figivee Garvagh Killowen Kilrea Lisane Londonderry Moneymore Magherafelt Mahera Mahoolan Muff Newtown-Limavady Parke Portglenone Swatteragh Tubbermore Tryadd

Ardagh Ballymahon Barry Bonlahy Cullyvore Drumlish Edgesworthstown Granard Killashee Lanesboro’ Newt. Forbes Shanmulla St. Johnstons St. Johnstown Tashiny

Annagassan Ardee Castletown Collon Drumcashel Dundalk Dunleer Foggart Lurgangreen Mulaghcrew Rochdale

Aglare Ardnaree Aughagown Ball Ballaghaderin Ballina Ballincostello Ballindangan Ballinrobe Ballively Ballyhane Ballyhaunis Ballivary Bangorerris Bauceysbarn Belcarra Belmullet Binghamstownerris Bionneconlan Brize Bunfinglass Cappakerrane Caracastle Castleaken Castlebar Castletownlands Clare Classagh Crossmolina Donamona Fortfield Foxford Gallowshill Glarn Hollymount Keelogues Killala Kilmain Kilternagh Lisloughery Louisburgh Loughmask Melcomberegis Minola Moyne Neale Newtowngrove Newportpratt Rakestreet Rathfran Rues Shrule Straid Swineford Tallagherris Tulrahan Turlogh Westport

Ardeath Armabrega Ashbourne Athboy Balliver Ballybogan Bectivebridge Belgree Carlanstownbridge Crossakeale Culmullen Drumconra Duleek Dunboyne Dunshaughlin Garretstown Grenanstown Kells Kildalky Kilmainham Wood Longwood Mulpheddar Navan Nobber Oldcastle Rathmolion Ratoath Skreen Slane Summerhill Trim Warrenstown

Ballinode Ballitrain Ballibay Carrickmacross Castleblayney Castleshane Clones Drum Emyvale Glasslough Knockboy Monaghan town Newbliss Rockcorry Scotstown Smithsboro’ Tedounet

Abbeyleix Aghaboe Ballicmoyler Ballinakill Ballybrittas Ballylinan Ballyroan Birchwood Borris-in-Ossory Castlebrack Castletown Clonaslee Castle Cuff Cullenagh Cullihill Donaghmore Dysart Errill Garindinny Graigue Maryboro’ Mayo Mountmellick Mountrath Pike of Rushall Portarlington Rathdowney Stradbally Timohoe Tinnehinch

Ardsallagh Athleague Ballinagrave Ballimurry Ballinafad Ballinlough Ballintubber Ballyfarnon Ballylegue Belonlagh Boyle Brideswell Castleplunkett Castlerea Castlesampson Cootehall Croghan Dangan Elphin Frenchpark Fuerty Glinsk Grevisk Keadne Kilcorky Knockacroghery Leckcarrow Loughlin Miltownpass Mount-talbot Newmarket Rockfield Roscommon town St. John’s Well Strokestown Tarmonbarry Tulsk

Ardnaglass Ballasodare Ballinacarrow Ballinahatty Ballintogher Ballymoate Banada Bellaghy Beltra Bunnidane Bunninaden Carney Carricknagat Castlebaldwin Cliffony Collooney Curry Drinaghanbeg Dromore Easky Enniscrone Farinaharpy Jameswell Newtown Quiguboy Roslee Sligo town Templehouse Tobbercorry Tubberscanavan

Ardfinan Ballingarry Ballyclerihan Ballyporeen Ballysheehane Borrisoleigh Burrisokane Cahir Cappagh Clanoulty Cashel Castleotway Carrick-on-suir Clogheen Cloughjordan Cloneen Clonmel Cullen Drum Dundrum Dunhill Emly Feathard Glynn Golden Gormanstown Grange Grangemockler Graystown Holycross Kilcash Kilcooly Killenaule Kilfeacle Killenaule Kilnockin Knockharding Lisinisky Mulinahone Mullough Nenagh New Bermingham Newinn Newport Pallis Roscrea Roesgreen Silvermines Templemore Templetoohy Thurles Tipperary town Toomavara Tubberhaney Tyrone Williamstown

Altmore Ardstranbridge Augher Aughnacloy Ballygawley Ballinmagorey Ballinscally Balnakety Benburbe Beragh Caledon Carland Carnteel Carrickmore Castlecaulfield Castledergh Clady Cookstown Clogher Coagh Dergbridge Donelong Donoughmore Dromore Drumquin Dunaghy Dungannon Dunymana Fintona Fivemiletown Frederickstown Gorten Grange Killeter Killen Machrecregan Mounthamilton Moyne Newtownsaville Newtownstewart Omagh Orrator Pomeroy Seskinore Sixmilecross Stewartstown Strabane Trillic

Affane Annestown Ballinamultina Ballyduff Ballygunner Ballykeerogue Cappoquin Carrickbeg Clashmore Clonagam Conna Drumana Drumcannon Dungarvan Faithleg Ferrypoint Gardenmorris Kilcomragh Kilgobnet Kilmacthomas Kilstownlaurence Knuckboy Lismore Modiligo Mountaincastle Newton at Silvermines Passage Stradbally Tallow Tramore Two-mile-bridge Waterford city Whitechurch Windygap

Athlone Ballinahown Ballymore Ballynacargy Balbarna Balnalack Castlepollard Castletowndelvin Castletowngeoghan Churchtown Clonmallon Collinstown Coole Coolnahay Dunower Empor Finea Fore Freemarket Glasson Grangemore Keney Kilbeggan Kilgarvan Kilkennywest Killear Killucan Kinnegad Killvalley Multifarnham Miltown Moate Moyvore Mullingar Noughwell Rathconrath Rathowen Rathwire Scartanpatrick Tyrellspass

Adamstown Ballycannow Ballyhack Banoge Birchgrove Blackwatertown Broadway Camolin Cairn Castlebridge Clahaman Clonegall Clonroach Coolgrenny Couracloe Croshue Crosstown Curragraige Enniscorthy Ferns Fethard Gorey Harrow Killinick Killuran Kilmuckbrifge Kilener Lady’s Island Limric Mocorry Monamullin Moneyhore Nash Newross Newtownbarry Oulart Oylegate Ragorey Ramsgrange Scar Scarawalsh Scarvagh Taghmon Tintrin Tomhaggard Wexford town

Aghrim Arklow Ashford Ballinacor Ballinderry Baltinglass Blessington Bray Calary Carnew Coolkenno Coolattin Coolboy Cronroe Donard Downs Dunlavin Hollywood Kilcoole Kilranelagh Kiltegan Macreddin Newcastle Newtownmountkennedy Rathdrum Rathsallagh Redcross Sevenchurches Shillelagh Stradford-on-Slaney Tinahely Togher Wicklow town

Bog Bursts, Ireland: County to County

Co. Londonderry

A.D. 1824, December 22.-Bog of Ballywindelland, Colerlaine.
A portion of this bog containing 80 or 100 acres gave way and passed into an adjoining valley: it gradually advanced on the firm land, during theday, at the rate of 2 feet per minute.

A.D. 1895, August 9.-Bog near Dungiven, Co. Derry
The site was in the townland of Briskey, at the east slope of Benbradagh; an extensive mountain bog 10 to 30 feet in depth, sloping at a gradient of about 1 in 12. Where the burst occurred a small stream runs underground for about a quarter mile, the ground above it being firm, so that cattle grazed on it.
On the evening of August 9th there, was a thunderstorm, but not accompanied by any excessive rainfall. The weather during the summer had been normal. In the night, probably, before midnight, between 2 and 3 acres of bog gave way. For some 40 yards length at its lower end, the bog burst out entirely. Over the rest a tapering area 300 feet wide by 600 long, the ground subsided about 10 feet, leaving great blocks of the solid crust, broken up in a fantastic way. A very considerable flood of water and peat poured down the stream, which eventually joins the River Roe. No damage was done, as the gradients are steep, and the land not under cultivation, but a cottage situated beside the stream 1 mile below the scene of the outburst narrowly escaped being washed away. A deposit of peat was left on the banks of the stream for a considerable distance. There is evidence of several similar slides having taken place in the district..

Ref: Information supplied by Mr. H.C. Moore, C.E., Dungiven (1897 – to Dr. Praeger)

Co. Galway

A.D.1745, March 28.- Bog of Addergoole, Dunmore, County Galway-
About mid-day, after a heavy thunder-shower, about 10 acres of bog, the front of which was being cut for turf, moved forward and down the course of a stream, and subsided upon a low pasture of 30 acres by the riverside, where it spread and settled, covering the whole. The stream thus dammed back, rose till it formed a lake of 300 acres, which, by the cutting of a channel, was subsequently reduced to 50 or 60 acres. This area, together with the 30 acres of meadow over which the bog spread, has been destroyed for purposes of husbandry.

Ref: Ouseley, Trans. R.I.A., vol. ii, Science, pp. 3-5, plate I., ?1887

A.D. 1821, September.-Joyce country, County Galway.-
“Upwards of a hundred acres of land, on which crops were growing and several families resided, were heard to emit a sound resembling thunder; the earth then became convulsed, and eventually this large tract moved down towards the sea, leaving the whole route over which it passed a complete waste.

A.D. 1873. October 1.-Bog 3 miles east of Dunmore, Co. Galway.
The bog was connected with the Dunmore river by the Carrabel, a small stream. It was considerably elevated above the surrounding country, its edges presenting the appearance of high turf banks. “A farmer digging potatoes suddenly observed a brown mass slowly approaching. Leaving his spade in the ground, he went for the neighbours, and on his return the mass of moving bog had half covered his potato field, and completely hidden his corn field from sight, except a few stacks which remained on a knoll, an island in the midst of a scene of desolation.” The bog slowly flowed down the valley of the Dunmore, burying three farm houses, and covering about 300 acres of pasture and arable land, 6 feet deep. The peat was cut along a perpendicular face, 25 to 30 feet in height, which extended down to the underlying gravel. It was from this cutting that the outburst took place, The flood of peat and water moved rapidly at first, but afterwards slowly, and continued in movement for 11 days. It carried away roads and bridges. The subsided portion of the bog extended eastwards from the face of the cutting for a distance of a quarter of a mile; its greatest breadth measured also a quarter of a mile, down the middle, a valley from 20 to 25 feet deep was formed, and about the sides the crust was torn asunder. The numerous crevasses so formed were fined to the top with black peaty fluid.

Ref: Savage, ‘Picturesque Ireland’ pp. 234-235

A.D. 1890. January 27.-Bog at Loughatorick North, Co. Galway
The bog is situated in the townland of Loughatorick North, on the Slieve Aughty Mountains, nearly on the watershed, and 300 feet above Ballinlough Lake, which lies N .E., and into which the bog drains by a small river. The bog consists of two portions, separated by a narrow neck, where exposed rock was seen after the outburst. The upper and larger part is 70 acres in extent, the lower only 15 acres. The latter began to move 3 days before the upper portion; in its centre was a small lake to which an underground stream could be traced; after the outburst, this lake became dry. After a fall of snow, a sudden thaw set in on the 24th January ; three days later a movement of the bog commenced, and continued till 1st February. Great masses of peat were carried away by the black flood into Ballinlough Lake, which was nearly filled with peat and the outwashed trunks of trees. The lowlands were covered with peat over an area of 100 acres:, and for a depth of 12 inches. Traces of the flood were visible to a height of 6 or 7 feet on the trunks of trees which stood in its course. The upper part of the bog subsided from 10 to 15 feet ; its margins were much rent with fissures.

Ref: Report to the Board of Public Works, by Mr. A.T. Pentland, 24th November 1890.

Co. Limerick

A.D. 1697, June 7th. Kapanihane Bog, Co. Limerick, near Charleville:
Described in a letter dated June 7th, 1697:

“On the 7th day of June, 1697, near Charleville, in the County of Limerick, in Ireland, a great Rumbling, or faint Noise was heard in the Earth, much like unto a Sound of Thunder near spent ; for a little Space the Air was somewhat troubled with little Whisking Winds, coming to meet contrary Ways: and soon after that, to the greater Terror and Afrightment of a great Number of Spectators, a more wonderful thing happened ; for in a Bog stretching North and South, the Earth began to more, viz. Meadow and Pasture Land that lay on the side of the Bog, and separated by an extraordinary large Ditch, and other Land on the further side adjoining to it; and a Rising, or Little Hill in the middle of the Bog thereupon sunk flat.

This Motion began about Seven of the Clock in the Evening, fluctuating in its Motion like Waves, the Pasture-Land rising very high, so that it over-run the Ground beneath it, and moved upon its Surface, rowling on with great pushing Violence, till it covered the Meadow, and held to remain upon it 16 Feet.

In the Motion of this Earth, it drew after it the Body of the Bog, part of it lying on the Place where the Pasture-Land that moved out of its Place it had before stood; leaving great Breaches behind it, and Spewings of Water that cast up noisom Vapours : And so it continues at present, to the great Wonderment of those that pass by, or come many Miles to be Eye-witnesses of so strange a thing.”

This communication was accompanied by a map and detailed description by John Honohane.

Ref: Philosophical Transactions, vol. Ixi, pp.714-716, October, 1697; & Boate, Molyneux and others, a Natural History of Ireland, 1755, p. 113

A.D. 1708. Castlegarde Bog, County Limerick.- The Castlegarde bog, or as it was then called Poulevard, moved along a valley and buried three houses containing about twenty-one persons. It was a mile long, a quarter mile broad, and about 20 feet deep in some parts. It ran for several miles, crossed the high road at Doon, broke, through several bridges, and flowed into the Lough of Coolpish.

Ref: Dublin Evening Telegraph, 2nd January 1897

A.D. 1840, January.- Bog of Farrtindoyle, Kanturk, Co. Cork.
The bog was 10 feet in thickness, resting on a substratum of yellow-clay; the pent-up water underrmined a prodigious mass of bog, and bore it buoyantly on its surface; twenty acres of valuable meadow were covered, and a cottage: was propelled and engulfed ; a quarter of a mile of the road from Kanturk to Williamstown was covered 12 to 30 feet deep.

Ref: Freemans journal, January 3, 1840 (copied from the Cork Standard)

Co. Longford

A. D.1809,December 6.- Bog of Rine, Camlin River, County Longford.
“In the night during a thunderstorm, about 20 acres of the bog burst asunder in numerous places, leaving chasms of many perches in length, and of various breadths, from 10 feet to 3 inches. The rifts were in general parallel to the river, but in some places the smaller rifts were at right angles to it; not only the bog, but the bed of the river was forced upward; the boggy bottom filling up the channel of the river, and rising 3 or 4 feet above its former banks. In a few hours 170 acres of land were by these means overflowed, and they continued in that state for many months, till the bed of the river was cleared by much labour and at considerable expense.”

The bog had been an unusually wet one. It did not sink in any particular place. “Several earthquakes were felt in distant countries about 16th December, …and it is not absolutely impossible that a communication may exist between them ” (the earth quake and the bog-slide.)

Ref: Edgeworth, App. 8 to the 2nd Report of Bog Commission, p. 176, 1811

A.D. 1883. January 30- Bog near Newtownforbes, Co. Longford.
“A bog near Newtownforbes has commenced to migrate, covering turf and potatoes.”

A.D. 1819, January.- Owenmore Valley, Erris, Co. Mayo
“A mountain tarn burst its banks, and heaving the bog that confined it, came like a liquid wall a-down, forcing everything along boulders, bog timber, and sludge, until, as it were in an instant, it broke upon the houses [of a small village], carrying all before it, stones, timbers, and bodies; and it was only some days after, that at the estuary of the river in Tullohan Bay, the bodies of the poor people were found.”

Ref: Otway, “Sketches in Erris and Tirawley,” p. 14, 1841

Co. Offaly

A.D. 1821, June 26.Bog of Kilmaleady, near Clara, King’s Co. (Offaly)
The excellent report on the outbreak of this bog, communicated to the Royal Dublin Society by Sir Richard Griffith, may with advantage be consulted by those who are interested in the subject. It will be found in the Journal of the Royal Dublin Society, vol. I., pp. 14I-144 and map, 1858.

Sir William. Wilde gives the following additional particulars taken from the daily press of the time :~
At 7 p.m:, of the evening of the 26th June, the south front of the bog of Ballykillion, or Kilmalady, gave way to a depth of 25 feet, and with a tremendous noise, commenced to move down the valley at the rate of about 2 yards an hour, with a front 200 yards wide, and about 8 feet deep. It continued to move for more than a month,
“About the same time the Ferret bog, about 16 miles north-east of Kilmalady, was strongly agitated, boiling up to a great height.”

Ref: Census of Ireland for the year 1851, part v., vol., I, 1856, pp. 189, 190
Co. Sligo
A.D. 1831, January.- Bog, near Geevagh, Co. Sligo.
” After a sudden thaw of snow, the bog between Bloomfield and Geevagh gave way; and a black deluge, carrying with it the contents of 100 acres of bog, took the direction of a small stream, and rolled on with the violence of a torrent, sweeping along heath, timber, mud, and stones, and overwhelming many meadows and arable land. On passing through some boggy land, the flood swept out a wide and deep ravine, and a part of the road leading from Bloomfield to St. James’s Well was completely carried away from below the foundation for the breadth of 200 yards.”

Ref: Lyell, Principles of Geology’ 10th ed., vol. ii., p. 504

Co. Roscommon

A.D. 1870,December 14, 9 a..m.- Bog near Castlereagh, Co. Roscommon
The bog is situated 5 miles north-east of Castlereagh,on the watershed of the River Suck and the Owen-na-foreesha, a tributary of Lough Gara ; it overlies cavernous limestone. The eruption, took place from the face of a turf-cutting, which was from 12 to 15 feet in height. A very rapid flood of peat and water poured forth, bearing on its surface large masses or the crust of the bog; it rose 10 feet over Baslick Bridge, and left a deposit of peat, which covered 165 acres of low ground and extended for some 6 or 7 miles down the valley of the Suck; A valley was formed in the peat bog half a mile in length and 20 feet deep.

Ref: Report to the Board of Public Works, by Mr. Forsyth, 26th & 28th January, 1871

A.D. 1883. .January 25.- Bog near Castlereagh, Co. Roscommon.
“The bog was situated between the villages of Moor and Baslick; in about two hours it moved a mile in a south-westerly direction towards the River Suck; after a short interval the movement continued, some 4,000 acres of land were covered, three houses had to be deserted, several roads were blocked; the Ballinagare road being covered 15 feet deep. Eleven or twelve years ago the Tulla bog, situated about a quarter of a mile from the scene of the present outbreak, burst and discharged itself to the river Suck.”

Ref: Report to the Board of Public Works, by Mr. Forsyth, 31st October, 1883.

Co. Tipperary

A.D. 1788, March 27. Bog near Dundrum, county Tipperary.
A large bog of 1500 acres, lying between Dundrum and Cashel, in the county of Tipperary, began to be agitated in an extraordinary manner, and to the astonishment and terror of neighbouring inhabitants. The rumbling noise from the bog gave the alarm, and on the 30th it burst, and a kind of lava issued from it, which took its direction towards Ballygriffen and Golden, overspreading and laying waste a vast tract or fine fertile land belonging to John Hide Esq. Everything that opposed its course was buried in ruins. Four houses were totally destroyed, and the trees that stood near them torn up by the roots. The discharge has been incessant since the 30th, and how far it will extend cannot at present be deter.

Gentleman’s Magazine, vol 1viii, p. 355, 1788

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