Category Archives: Offaly (King’s County)

Mount Bolus. Gravestone Name Index

Name index to headstones in Mount Bolus Graveyard, Offaly.

The following table is an index to names given on headstones in Mount Bolus Graveyard, Offaly (King’s County)

We have photographs of all Mount Bolus Gravestones gravestones
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??? indicate that the letters or words could not be read perfectly
e.s.= erected stone

n.g.= Not given

Every stone photograph is given a name. The first surname on the stone is listed as the main name on the stone, then the stone is given a number. So the first stone with a Lyons surname as first name, becomes Lyons 1, any other stones with Lyons on them after that become Lyons, 2 and Lyons 3…..and so on. Every other surname on the stone is listed after the number. The stone gets a name and a number and the name includes every surname given on the stone.

The names are listed alphabetically here. we are giving the name, the year of death, the age at death (if given) and the name of the stone photograph.

Some of these photographs names the word ‘close’ beside their name – that means that we have a full photo of the stone and then a close up photo of the script on the stone

NameSurnameYearAgeName Ref
PatBeahane.s.Beahan 1 close
JamesBeahan1882?Behan 1 close
Michael Beahan1897?Behan 1 close
MaryBeahan1898Behan 1 close
ThomasBehane.s.Behan 2 Morris
JamesBehan187422Behan 2 Morris
MariaMorris197280Behan 2 Morris
Mary JoeMorris1988Behan 2 Morris
Patrick Brennan189083Brennan 1 close
WilliamBrennan189228Brennan 1 close
AnneBrennan190785Brennan 1 close
JamesBrennan191470Brennan 1 close
Patrick Brennan191530Brennan 1 close
Michael Breslin189075Breslin 1 Healion close
Bridget Healion189029Breslin 1 Healion close
familyHealionBreslin 1 Healion close
CatherineBrennanBreslin 1 Healion close
ElizabethBrien189472Brien 1 close
Mary Brien193369Brien 1 close
Michael Brien191559Brien 1 close
Peter Brien189472Brien 1 close
MichaelBrien191559Brien 1 close
JohnBrien196769Brien 1 close
AnnieBrophy198274Brophy 1
ChristopherBrophy195861Brophy 1
JohnBrophy194779Brophy 1
JohnBrophy198780Brophy 1
KateBrophy195382Brophy 1
KateBrophy193332Brophy 1
John Butterfield1855Butterfield 1 close
AnneButterfield1895Butterfield 1 close
ThomasButterfield1891Butterfield 1 close
JohnButterfield194392Butterfield 1 close
AliceButterfield1952?85Butterfield 1 close
MariaButterfield192788?Butterfield 1 close
ElizabethCael1960Cael 1 Scully Daly close
JoeDaly2007Cael 1 Scully Daly close
JosephCael1957Cael 1 Scully Daly close
Mary Scully186927Cael 1 Scully Daly close
PatrickCaelCael 1 Scully Daly close
JosephCarroll1953Carroll 1
MargaretCarroll194037Carroll 2
JohnnyCarroll196072Carroll 2
ElizabethCaseye.s.Casey 1
MichaelCasey192164Casey 1
Michael Casey192164Casey 1 close
JohnCash1941Cash 1
BrigidCash1960Cash 1
JohnCash1995Cash 1
TessieCash200784Cash 1
KathleenClavin194168?Clavin 1 bottom
JamesClavine.s.Clavin 1 close
Mary Anne Clavin190555Clavin 1 close
JamesClavinn.g.Clavin 1 close
LawrenceClavinn.g.Clavin 1 close
Michael Clavinn.g.Clavin 1 close
Mary Clavinn.g.Clavin 1 close
RichardCleary187664Cleary 1 Kennedy
Mary Cleary190676Cleary 1 Kennedy
MariaCleary187619Cleary 1 Kennedy
RichardCleary192076Cleary 1 Kennedy
ThomasCleary192174Cleary 1 Kennedy
CatherineCleary193986Cleary 1 Kennedy
Michael Cleary193786Cleary 1 Kennedy
RoseCody188119Cody 1 close
WilliamCody188729Cody 1 close
JohnCodyCody 1 close
Peter Commins1958Commins 1
Baby Daughter Commins1945Commins 1
Mary Jo Commins2007Commins 1
WilliamConroy1959Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
Mary Conroy1973Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
Bridget Conroy1963Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
Bridget Fox1976Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
WilliamConroy1951Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
FrankConroy1995Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
Infant Children:ConroyConroy 1a Fox Cloonan
NancyConroyn.g.Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
JamesConroyn.g.Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
JosephConroyn.g.Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
KathleenConroyn.g.Conroy 1a Fox Cloonan
Teresa M.Cloonan2003Conroy 1b Fox Cloonan
John1966Conroy 1c Fox Cloonan
SarahConway1945Conway 1
JeremiahConway1971Conway 1
KiranConway1979Conway 1
MaggieConway199476Conway 1
MargaretConwaye.s.Conway 1
DanConwaye.s.Conway 1
JamesCorcoran1936Corcoran 1 Walsh Mooney
EllenCorcoran1944Corcoran 1 Walsh Mooney
KateWalsh1946Corcoran 1 Walsh Mooney
EdwardMooney1978Corcoran 1 Walsh Mooney
MaryMooney200188Corcoran 1 Walsh Mooney
SarahCorcoran1940Corcoran 2
WilliamCorcoran1963Corcoran 2
JohnCorcoran1987Corcoran 2
ThomasCostello185532Costello 1 close
DanielCostello18564Costello 1 close
Bridget ??MaryCostello1901???Costello 1 close
familyCostelloCostello 2
familyCumminsCummins 1
familyCurleyCurley 1
JohnDigan196675Digan 1
MaryDigan196789Digan 1
MaryDigan192872Digan 2 McLoughlin
DanielDigan192979Digan 2 McLoughlin
Mary AnnMcLoughlin193864Digan 2 McLoughlin
RoseDigane.s.Digan 2 McLoughlin
FrancisDohertyn.g.Doherty 1
HelenaDohertyn.g.Doherty 1
JosephDohertyn.g.Doherty 1
Peter Dolann.g.Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
BrigidDolann.g.Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
EstherDolann.g.Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
Patrick Dolan1920Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
DavidDolan1936Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
Mary Dolan1946Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
KatieLynch1914Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
JohnLynch1927Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
MargaretRyan1988Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
Michael Ryan1986Dolan 1 Lynch Ryan close
MartinDonnelly188961Donnelly 1 close
Mary Anne Donnelly191777Donnelly 1 close
LukeDonnelly1889Donnelly 1 close
MargaretDonnelly1891Donnelly 1 close
LizzieDonnelly1912Donnelly 1 close
AnnieDonnelly1915Donnelly 1 close
MatthewDonnelly1941Donnelly 1 close
JosephDoolan1928Doolan 1
AnnieDoolan1938Doolan 1
BillDoolan1975Doolan 1
KathleenDoolan2005Doolan 1
MichaelDoyleDoyle 1
MargaretDoyle1970Doyle 1
JosephDunne1923Dunne 1
BrigidDunne1964Dunne 1
MauraDunne1997Dunne 1
BrigidEgan1940Egan 1 Molloy
Patrick Egan1947Egan 1 Molloy
JamesEgan1982Egan 1 Molloy
Patrick Egan1995Egan 1 Molloy
EllenMolloy1957Egan 1 Molloy
Teresa Feighery1931Feighery 1
FrancisFeighery1945Feighery 1
WilliamFeighery1941Feighery 1
Mary Finlay192235Finlay 1 Leonard close
DanielLeonard192567Finlay 1 Leonard close
DanielFlynn183158Flynn 1 Molloy side 1
MargaretFlynn 185586Flynn 1 Molloy side 3
Sarah Gleeson189380Gleeson 1 Clavin Coyne close
WilliamGleeson1896Gleeson 1 Clavin Coyne close
WilliamGleeson1921Gleeson 1 Clavin Coyne close
SarahClavin1922Gleeson 1 Clavin Coyne close
BrigidCoyne1935Gleeson 1 Clavin Coyne close
MarieGleeson1943Gleeson 1 Clavin Coyne close
ElizabethGleeson1938Gleeson 1 Clavin Coyne close
Owen Grimes190975Grimes 1 Lyons Ryan
AnneGrimes190573Grimes 1 Lyons Ryan
RobertGrimese.s.Grimes 1 Lyons Ryan
JohnGrimes189120?Grimes 1 Lyons Ryan
??19*275Grimes 1 Lyons Ryan
Mary ?191822Grimes 1 Lyons Ryan
Patrick Lyons194582Grimes 1b Lyons Ryan
FrancisLyons195160Grimes 1b Lyons Ryan
Michael Ryan197480Grimes 1b Lyons Ryan
EmilyRyan1985Grimes 1b Lyons Ryan
Patrick Guinan1956Guinan 1 Kinsella
Mary Guinan1956Guinan 1 Kinsella
PatsyGuinan1983Guinan 1 Kinsella
PhilomenaKinsella1986Guinan 1 Kinsella
ElizabethGuinan1940Guinan 2
JeremiahGuinan1943Guinan 2
Michael Guinan1990Guinan 2
EdwardGunnood187966Gunnood 1 Mahon close
Bridget Gunnood187974Gunnood 1 Mahon close
Michael Gunnood192686Gunnood 1 Mahon close
ThaddeusGunnood192876Gunnood 1 Mahon close
ElizabethMahon187770Gunnood 1 Mahon close
BridgetHefferan18?4040Hefferan 1 Hyland
JamesHefferane.s.Hefferan 1 Hyland
ThomasHeffernan 194782Heffernan 1 Carroll
MaryHeffernan 195887Heffernan 1 Carroll
ThomasHeffernan 195749Heffernan 1 Carroll
infant twinsHeffernan 1957Heffernan 1 Carroll
Mary EllenHeffernan 197171Heffernan 1 Carroll
WilliamCarroll193461Heffernan 1 Carroll
JamesHeffernane.s.Heffernan 2
JohnHeffernan184762Heffernan 2
MargaretHeffernan188390Heffernan 2
ThomasHeffernan189374Heffernan 2
Michael Heffernan189960Heffernan 2
Mary Hickey194742Hickey 1 Dunne
William FrancisHickey 200777Hickey 1 Dunne
Owen Horan1925Horan 1 Bermingham Dunne
WinnefredBermingham1942Horan 1 Bermingham Dunne
Rose AnnDunne1947Horan 1 Bermingham Dunne
MichaelDunne1957Horan 1 Bermingham Dunne
AnnHoran196?3Horan 1 Bermingham Dunne
PeterKelly193377Kelly 1
MartinKelly194147Kelly 1
MargaretKelly194489Kelly 1
JamesKelly196779Kelly 1
DickKelly198590Kelly 1
Mary Kennedy196795Kennedy 1
JohnKennedyn.g.Kennedy 1
CatherineKennedyn.g.Kennedy 1
WilliamKerley1850?88Kerley 1
RoseKilmartin189056Kilmartin 1 close
Michael Kilmartin1924Kilmartin 1 close
James PascalKilmartin1932Kilmartin 1 close
Michael Kinnarney1962Kinnarney 1
MargaretKinnarney1955Kinnarney 1
RoseKinnarney1928Kinnarney 1
Mary C.Kinnarney193328Kinnarney 2
MichaelKinnarney195048Kinnarney 2
JosephKinnarney195443Kinnarney 2
JamesKinnarney196352Kinnarney 2
JohnKinnarney197675Kinnarney 2
JohnKinnarney193865Kinnarney 2
CatherineKinnarney195986Kinnarney 2
ThomasKinnarney1930Kinnarney 3
Michael Kinnarney1936Kinnarney 3
MargaretKinnarney1953Kinnarney 3
KateKinnarney1953Kinnarney 3
MargaretKinnarney1978Kinnarney 3
Patrick Kinnarney1908Kinnarney 3
AndrewLambe189095Lambe 1 close
Mary Lambe189185Lambe 1 close
Patrick Lambe1887died youngLambe 1 close
Michael Lambe191478Lambe 1 close
JuliaLambe193185Lambe 1 close
AndrewLambe194060Lambe 1a close
JohnLambe194256Lambe 1a close
Patrick Lawlor1990Lawlor 1
EdwardLawlor1852Lawlor 2 Quinn
Patrick Lawlor1897Lawlor 2 Quinn
MargaretLawlor1898Lawlor 2 Quinn
JohnLawlor1868Lawlor 2 Quinn
DanielLawlor1930Lawlor 2 Quinn
Patrick Lawlor1940Lawlor 2 Quinn
ElizabethLawlor 1950Lawlor 2 Quinn
MargaretLawlor199484Lawlor 2 Quinn
Dan Lawlor199889Lawlor 2 Quinn
DanielLenord188135Lenord 1 close
CatherineLenord1914Lenord 1 close
Mary EllenLenord1947Lenord 1 close
JeremiahLenord1956Lenord 1 close
MaryLeonard1921Leonard 1
MichaelLeonard195978Leonard 1
PatrickLeonard198776Leonard 1
MaryLeonard198775Leonard 1
Mary Leonard192776Leonard 2 close
Patrick Leonard193290Leonard 2 close
MariaLeonard195154Leonard 2 close
Dan Leonard197485Leonard 2 close
ThomasLeonard192267Leonard 4 close
MargaretLeonardn.d.Leonard 4 close
Patrick Leonardn.d.Leonard 4 close
DanielLeonardn.d.Leonard 4 close
MargaretLeonardn.d.Leonard 4 close
MargaretLeonard194186Leonard 4 close
ThomasLeonard188548Leonard 5 Finn Feighery Brady close
EllenFinn191667Leonard 5 Finn Feighery Brady close
Mary Feighery194869Leonard 5 Finn Feighery Brady close
MargaretBrady196353Leonard 5 Finn Feighery Brady close
AnnieLeonarde.s.Leonard 5 Finn Feighery Brady close
ThomasLeonard186975Leonard 6
DanielLeonard195173Leonard 6
CatherineLeonard196870Leonard 6
SonnyLeonard19644 1/2?Leonard 6
EamonMacGiob?in1939Mac Giob?in 1 close
HughMahan186961Mahan 1
Bridget Mahan186319Mahan 1
AnneMahan187023Mahan 1
TheresaMahan187016Mahan 1
MargaretMahane.s.Mahan 1
Mary McRedmond188063McRedmond 1 close
DanielMcRedmonde.s.McRedmond 1 close
ThomasMolloy1922Molloy 1
Bridget Molloy1925Molloy 1
Peter Molloy1957Molloy 1
EllenMolloy1957Molloy 1
Michael Molloy1964Molloy 1
AnneMolloy1970Molloy 1
Patrick Molloy1970Molloy 1
JosephMolloy190881Molloy 2 Flanagan close
Mary Molloy191374Molloy 2 Flanagan close
John JosephMolloy18845 monthsMolloy 2 Flanagan close
Ellen MaryFlanagan194373Molloy 2 Flanagan close
JohnFlanagan197586Molloy 2 Flanagan close
EllenMooney189973Mooney 1 Young close
Michael Mooney189983Mooney 1 Young close
ThomasYoung190663Mooney 1 Young close
MatthewMooney1913Mooney 1 Young close
ThomasMooney1941Mooney 1 Young close
MargaretMooney1970Mooney 1 Young close
Humphrey JosephMoynihan191676Moynihan 1 close
TeresaMoynihane.s.Moynihan 1 close
Patrick Muldoon195578Muldoon 1
ThomasNewton1954Newton 1 close
RobertNewton1928Newton 1 close
WilliamNewton1948Newton 1 close
Bridget Newton196995Newton 1 close
Michael Newton199690Newton 1 close
MollyNewton199482Newton 1 close
MariaNewton189261Newton 2 close
WilliamNewton1915Newton 2 close
RobertNewton1919Newton 2 close
Mary Newton1949Newton 2 close
HarryNewton1927Newton 2 close
DenisNewton1943Newton 2 close
WilliamNewton1975Newton 2 close
JohnRenehan191462Renehan 1 close
AnneRenehane.s.Renehan 1 close
DanielRigney194170Rigney 1
DeliaRigney194866Rigney 1
DanielRigney197769Rigney 1
JohnRourke187668Rourke 1 close
JohnRourkee.s.Rourke 1 close
familyRusselln.d.Russell 1
ElizabethScully1934Scully 1
Pat Scully1940Scully 1
TomScully1966Scully 1
CharlesScully198386Scully 2
EllenScully198283Scully 2
MargaretScully193776Scully 2
Mary KateScully193226Scully 2
MichaelScully193139Scully 2
MichaelScully2009Scully 2
PatrickScully192281Scully 2
JaneBehan187537Scully 3 Behan Morris close
PatrickScullye.s.Scully 3 Behan Morris close
WilliamMorris194658Scully 3 Behan Morris close
William (Willie)Morris1991Scully 3 Behan Morris close
JamesScully193460Scully 4
JosephScullye.s.Scully 4
Mary Scully196277Scully 4
ThomasScully196852Scully 4
WilliamScully19291 monthScully 4
BrigidScullye.s.Scully 5 close
JohnScully189183Scully 5 close
EdwardScully187471Scully 6
WilliamScully185018Scully 7
JohnScully185267Scully 7
AnnieScully187526Scully 7
MargaretScully188075Scully 7
MariaScully190967Scully 7
JohnScully191472Scully 7
ThomasWalsh194364Walsh 1
KateWalsh194672Walsh 1
Mary White1923White 1
Patrick White1934White 1
Bridget Whiten.d.White 1
MargaretWhiten.d.White 1
Mary AnnWhiten.d.White 1
KatieWhiten.d.White 1
NicholasWhitee.s.White 1
ThomasWhite187272White 2 close
MaryWhitee.s.White 2 close
Bridget Young1943Young 1
OliverYoung1943Young 1
WilliamYoung1981Young 1
RichieYoung200959Young 1
Michael Young1925Young 2 Moylan
TomYoung193152Young 2 Moylan
Esther Moylan194357Young 2 Moylan
JohnYoung194773Young 2 Moylan
JuliaYoung197375Young 2 Moylan
Joseph (Joe)Young200664Young 2 Moylan

Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Maps, Co. Offaly (King’s Co.)

A note on Maps – particularly Irish Ordnance Survey maps (OS maps) and this probably goes for most OS maps worldwide

We all have a mobile phone today, we all have internet connections and we all think that’s going to do us as regards a map for the area we are looking at – mobile phones are great, I’ve headed off over to Galway looking for graves with my mobile showing me how to get from A to B – and then………..then the phone went and bloomin’ died on me and there I was “lost” in Galway and sin and all as it is I had all the Galway OS maps – at *home* and what good were they to me there?

I have all the OS maps for Laois, I’ve even had a few of them a few times, meaning that I buy the map, sit on the floor going through it marking off all the graveyards, churches – I have even marked the Mottes (would I know a Motte if I was standing in front of it – not on your life!!). So, I buy the map, sit down, mark off all the places I’m interested in, get into the car and set off to where-ever. I used to work it that I’d put a circle around where-ever it was I was going to go and once I’d been there then I’d put an X over the circle. Then I used to have a yellow glow marker and I’d draw along the road I’d been so that I’d know not to go there again. Gradually, when you have a map that’s handled like I handle them they disintegrate and when they do that, then all your info on the map disappears.

These Discovery Series Ordnance Survey Maps and what they tell you.

1. Churches are marked – and ones with the word church written in yellow I think. After that you get a black cross for a functioning church.
2. Graveyards are marked – Except they don’t tell you if there is a graveyard around a church, the marking is for places where the old church has disintegrated and now we have a graveyard remaining. Sometimes, you find nothing there or little there like at Ballybuggy in Rathdowney. Some graveyards are actually just an empty field
3. ‘Burial Grounds’ are marked. Thing is for the most part when you go to a Burial ground site, then all you see is a field with nothing in it.
4. Historical sites are marked, so you have castle written where a castle or it’s remnant’s stand. Mottes like I’ve mentioned are shown, also Standing stones – anything like that.
5. Caravan sites, Hostels, Public Telephones (do we still have them??), Picnic sites, camping sites, Tourist information , Viewpoints, Nature Reserves, Guards (Policemen – wow, I thought our numbers of them were decreasing!!)
6. National Monuments, Enclosures, Battlefields

I think that’s about it.  Below these words I have imported a copy of an image of the kind of information that you see on these maps.  This is from a new map that I own which I have not yet begun to work with so I have not marked the kinds of places I am interested in. The one thing you will see on this map image is the set of black dotted lines which separate one county from another. Mountmellick in Laois is the town on the map, but above Mountmellick you can see the dotted line as we head towards Clonygowan which is in Offaly.

An extract from OS Map 54 which shows Mountmellick an the separating dotted black line which marks the two county lines for Laois & Offaly

An extract from OS Map 54 which shows Mountmellick an the separating dotted black line which marks the two county lines for Laois & Offaly

I am also importing the image of the back of one of these maps which does cover part of Co. Offaly.  On this image you can see the different parts that the Offaly maps cover and this will help you if you do decide to purchase one of the maps listed in the Amazon (UK) index below

Image of back of OS 48 which shows areas covered by different Offaly Ordnance Survey Maps

Image of back of OS 48 which shows areas covered by different Offaly Ordnance Survey Maps

59Clare, Offaly & Tipp
48Offaly & Westmeath
49Kildare, Meath, Offaly & Westmeath
47Galway, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath
54Laois, Offaly & Tipperary
53Clare, Galway, Offaly & Tipp
55Laois, Kildare, Offaly & Wicklow


Great Hibernian Central Junction Railway Proposal

It is proposed to form a railway from the south to the North of Ireland, commencing at Limerick and ending at Clones, a distance of 122 miles with a branch from Parsonstown, through Roscrea, to Templemore of 18 miles. The Railway will proceed northwards by Killaloe, Nenagh, Cloughjodan, Shinrone, Parsonstown, Banagher, Shannon Harbour, Athlone, Ballymahon, Kennagh, Longford, Granard, Arvagh, Cavan and Ballyhaise, to Clones, at which point it will meet the traffic supplied by the Belfast and Ballymena, the Ulster, the Newry and Enniskillen, the Dundalk and Enniskillen and the Coleraine, Londonderry and Enniskillen Railways, thus concentrating in its northern Terminus, the intercourse of all the lines in that important portion of the country ; and on the South being in direct communication with the various existing and projected lines to Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Tralee &c., it will bring the two extremes of the kingdom into immediate connection, effectually open up the interior of the country, and necessarily tend to develop its almost hidden resources, while the fact of the line crossing from East to West of the country, without competing with any of them forms a singular and strikingly advantageous featured in the undertaking.

To those intimately acquainted with Ireland, its capabilities and requirements, this general outline might suffice ; but for the information of others, it may be requisite to enter more into detail of the advantages to be derived from this important project, as well as with reference to the benefit to be afforded to the country at large, as to the certain advantages which it promises to the Shareholders.

This line will afford facilities, heretofore unknown, fo exporting Agricultural productions of Ireland to the markets of England and Scotland, whether of livestock, grain, flour, butter or poultry, as well as the valuable minerals of slate, marble, lead and copper in which the country in its vicinity abounds, while to the merchants of Galway, Sligo, Londondery, Belfast, Newry, Dundalk, Waterford, Cork and Limerick, it will give means of communication with, and of supply to and from the central towns, fairs and markets from the want of easy and direct communication. Taking the natural level presented by the valley of the Shannon, above 2/3rds of the line will pass through the great wheat district of the country, in which the principal Corn Mills are situated, and from which the Northern and North Western counties are at present chiefly supplied with flour by long and expensive cartage.

It will render the Water-power and Mill sites of the Shannon and its tributaries now improved by the Shannon Commissioners, and about to be disposed of by them, available to the commercial enterprise of the country ; but as the importance of this feature may not be sufficiently known, the following extracts taken from the valuable work of Professor Kane, upon the “Industrial Resources of Ireland” are submitted, pointing out, as they do, not only the extraordinary advantages presented for the formation of a Railway parallel with the Shannon, but also describing many of the benefits to be derived from the work, the remarks on the facilities afforded by the river as a mode of communication being infinitely more forcible when applied to a Railway. The water power on the Shannon is thus spoken of by Professor Kane:-
“That great river, which penetrating the interior of Ireland, navigable from the ocean to its source, rising in one coal formation , emptying itself through another, and washing the banks of our most fertinle counties, passes slowly along falling but 50 feet in 150 miles, until it arrives at Killaloe, where its waters rush down the great rapids towards Limerick, and in a space of 15 miles present a difference of level of 97 feet of which the available power may be estimated, at least with tolerable approximation from the returns and the reports published by the Commissioners for the improvement of its navigation.”
“I shall take the average force of water available per foot of fall, at 350 horse-power ; which gives for the 97 feet of fall between Killaloe and Limerick, a total of 33,950 horse-power in continuous action, day and night throughout the year.”
“This however, is by no means the whole power of the River, for although in the upper portion of its course it flows through a district unusually level, there is yet between Lough Derg and Lough Allen, a total available fall of forty six feet six inches.”
“The total continuous power is therefore 4,717 horse, which added to that of the River from Killaloe, 33950, gives a force existing between Limerick and Lough Allen of 38,667 horse power supposed in constant action.”

Speaking of the slate quarries of Killaloe, Professor Kane continues
“The most extensive slate quarries of Ireland are near Killaloe. ***** The slates are of the very finest quality and can be had of almost any magnitude ; there are some in the museum of the Royal Dublin Society of 10 feet square area. The stone is for building purposes one of the best in Ireland. ***** These two quarries produce about 10,000 tons of manufactured slate per annum, and if a greater demand occurred the water and the spout quarries could be put into immediate operation. By the operation of this Company (the imperial) employment is given to more than 700 men and boys, and all who visit the district are equally struck with the unexpected size and magnificence of the quarries, as with the good order and appearance of the men.”

Of the marble quarries immediately upon the line he says –
“At Clonmacnoise, King’s Co., and Dromineer in Tipperary, are fine grey marbles variously tinted and peculiarly sound and useful. ***** A brownish red, mottled with grey of various shades, occurs at Ballymahon in Longford. “

Again with reference to the suitableness of the neighbourhood of the Shannon, for the staple trade of Ireland :-
“The rivers which flow into the Baltic afford also, on the low grounds along their banks, the seats of the flax agriculture of Russia and Northern Prussia ; and guided by these analogies, may we not ask, where are the similar soils or districts in our own country? They are abundant and available along the line of the principle river. The lands hitherto liable to flood, by the irregular risings of the Shannon, but, by the improvement of its channel, about to be permanently rendered available to agriculture amount to not less than 32,500 acres above Limerick, whilst below that city the caucasses or marshy grounds of the extraordinary fertility mentioned by Wakefield, are to be found. Such soils afford the most complete parallel to those districts of Egypt and of Belgium, which have been for ages the seats of the growth of flax. The water power at Killaloe….. places at the hands of the manufacturer the means of every mechanical preparation of the crop”

As showing the disadvantages under which Ireland must labour in the absence of a central line of Railway, intersecting those two projected, and in progress from East to West of the kingdom, the following may be extracted from the same high authority.

The expense of land carriage is so considerable even on the best roads, as to present material obstacles to the extension of commercial intercourse. It may be estimated , for general goods throughout the country at 6d per ton per mile, and even under the conditions of steady traffic with returns as in the case of the carriage of coals from the colliery district, I have been obliged to estimate its minimum amount at 3d per ton per mile. The cost of manufactured goods as well as of produce is thus heightened considerably by the cost of carriage their use is limited to a smaller circle of the people and therefore, every means that can be devised for lowering the cost of transport should be energetically made available.

No doubt appears to be now entertained that the Government will select a harbour upon the South or West of Ireland, for the American and West Indian Packet station ; in that event it is plain that the proposed Railway must form the main trunk in connexion with the Northern lines already mentioned, from the whole of Scotland and the North of England by Belfast, for the Americans and West Indian Mails, Passengers and Merchandise. Whether the Port selected be Galway, Limerick, Kilrush, Tarbert, Cork or Valentia – the obvious advantage of such a route in saving of time and avoiding the dangers and difficulties of Channel Navigation, are too obvious to require more particular mention.

Neither need the vast importance of this line to the Government and the country, in a military point of view , be dwelt upon ; suffice it is to say that it will connect by a direct road, the several garrisons of Derry, ENniskillen, Belturbet, Belfast, Armagh, Monaghan, cavan, Granard, Longford, Athlone, Banagher, Birr, nenagh and Limerick ; and by the proposed branch Roscrea, Templemore, Fermoy and Cork – thus affording the means of concentration of the force of the country at any one point in the north, south or centre, in a few hours time while looking upon it as the medium for ordinary conveyance of Troops and Military Stores to and from these several posts, a considerable return may be calculated upon from this branch of traffic.

This line will supply he want so long and severely felt by the Agriculturalists and Dealers of England, Ireland and Scotland of direct and speedy carriage for cattle to and from the large fairs of Mullingar, Athlone, Banagher and Ballinasloe – that great emporium of Irish Stock – bringing the coast of Scotland, by Belfast within a few hours of those well known and important markets – the traffic thus accommodated ensuring the large returns of profit.

From the Census returns, it appears that the population of the several towns upon the line amounts to 128,675 ; and taking the average population of the rural districts through which it runs, and assuming that the railway will be used by those living within a range of five miles it will have the carriage of a rural population of 359,655, making, with the towns, a total, in immediate connexion with the line of 488,331 ; but taking an equally legitimate but more extended view, and looking upon this as a portion of a great line from North to South, the same authority points out a population North of Clones of 1,920,865 in habitants, making with the amount already stated a gross total of nearly 4 millions and a half, independent of collateral traffic from the counties, cities and towns lying East and West, including the important port of Galway, to which this must also form the direct line from the Northern and North-Eastern Harbours.

A few more paragraphs not included here.

Taken from :
The King’s Co. Chronicle
Vol. 1 No. 3
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 1845

Irish Folk Medicine: Transference Cures

Continuation of Irish Folk Medicine: Introduction.

Transference Cures

These are probably the most common of all folk cures. The intention is to pass the disease on usually to a lower animal. Here is an example from Co. Meath. An old lady who thought she knew no Irish, went to visit the child of a neighbour, who had mumps. When she had seen the child she went quietly out to the yard, stood beside the pig sty, and was heard to say to the pig “A mhuic, A mhuic,  chugat an leicneach seo.” A slightly different version from Co. Westmeath is that the person saying the words must stand as tall as possible against the door post.

There are many other such examples, you probably know of the practice of putting the winkers of the donkey on the sufferer and leading him around the pigsty. This is usually used to treat mumps or whooping cough. The patient, wearing the winkers, may also be led to a south-flowing river, where he drinks the water directly from the stream. Another method is to lead him across the stream.

Warts may be treated in many ways; one method is for the patient to pick up pebbles, one for each wart and place them at a cross roads. The intention is that the person who picks up the pebbles will get the warts. Another example of a transference cure for whooping cough – it is only necessary to go to the curer and tell him about the case, and it is cured in this way.

You all know about different methods of treating warts in children. All the different methods may be classified, as washing cures, wasting cures, and transference cures. Here is another transference cure: The sufferer must touch the coat of a man who never saw his father. One may also bring the warts from the sufferer.

Washing may be done, in the water of many holy wells, or in the water found in a hollow in a stone. This is especially efficacious if come upon by the patient when he is not looking for it. Certain wells are famous; one at Clonard Co. Meath, and one at Clonmacnois. The use of forge water will also cure warts but there is a difficulty – the forge water must be stolen. Wasting cures are equally effective. Here the warts may be rubbed with a piece of bacon which must be stolen. A piece of raw meat may also be used, and then it is necessary that the meat be buried in clay. As the meat decays so will the warts. Another type of wasting cure is the use of a black snail to rub the warts. The snail is then impaled on a thorn, and as it shrivels and withers so will the warts.

And here is a method of treating warts in cattle from Lemanaghan in Co. Offaly.
The warts are bathed in the water of the saint’s well. Then some leaves are pulled from a tree beside the well and buried in the earth. As the leaves decay, so will the warts. This one combined both washing and wasting.

In the same neighbourhood there is a method of treating a burn which must be thousands of years old. The last man who had this cure, the late Larry Ruttledge, did not leave it to anyone. The person who wished to acquire the power to heal burns by licking them was told to go to a certain spot where he is likely to find an alp luachra this is the common water newt. He must pick it up and lick its back nine times and put it back on the ground. This had to be repeated on nine successive days and on the ninth day the alp luachra died. When the person seeking the cure returned to the same spot on the following day the dead alp was gone, and he then knew that he had acquired the power in his tongue.

Some other animals may be licked to acquire the power to heal burns. I have heard of frogs and leeches. In all cases the explanation given is that the tongue of the licker has acquired a poison from the animal and this poison is able to overcome the poison in the burn.

The idea of ability to get healing power from a lower animal is very old, and is found in Anglo-Saxon magic medicine. It may be worth mentioning that the Alp Luachra had a day of glory in the history of Irish medicine. On 26th May, 1684, Thomas Molyneux used it to demonstrate the circulation of the blood before the members of the Dublin Philosophical Society – probably the first time it was demonstrated in a reptile.(Minute book of the Society.).

Holy Well Photographs at : St. Gobnait’s, Ballyvourney, Cork ; St. Fintan’s, Cromogue, Laois (Queen’s Co.) ;  7 Holy Well’s, Killeigh, Offaly (King’s Co.)

Published in Teathbha, The Journal of the Longford Historical Society.

Vol II. No. 1. July 1980

Part III: Irish Folk Medicine: Colours and Blood

Emigration and Education Statistics, 1931, Co. Offaly


Offaly (King’s County), an inland county in the province of Leinster, is bounded on the north by county Westmeath, on the east by counties Meath and Kildare, on the south by Laois (Queen’s) and Tipperary, and no the west by counties Galway, Roscommon and Tipperary. Its greatest length from the Ollatrim River near Moneygall to the boundary near Edenderry is 52 miles and its greatest breadth from CLonmacnoise to the boundary near Frankford is 19 miles.


Offaly (King’s) County and Laois (Leix/Queen’s) were named in honour of Philip and Mary as were the towns of Philipstown and Maryborough. The baronies of Ballybrit and Clonlisk were formerly the “Ely O’Carroll” territory, the inheritance of the O’Carroll family. It extended also into Tipperary and part of the territory called Kinel Farga was owned by the O’Flanagan’s. The O’Molloy’s were settled in the ancient district of “Fircall”, co-extensive with the Baronies of Eglish, Ballyboy and Ballycowan, and formed part of the ancient province of Meath. The barony of Garrycastle, under the old name of Delvin-Ethra or Delvin MacCoghlan, was the inheritance of the MacCoghlan family. The baron of Kilcoursey was known as “Muintir-Tagan”, the territory of the O’Caharneys. The Barony of Upper Philipstown belonged to the O’Dempseys under the name of “Clanmaliere”. The most interesting group of ancient religious establishments in Ireland is at Clonmacnoise in this county, on the banks of the Shannon River, nine miles below Athlone. This was the retreat and burial place of many of the Kings of Ireland, and consists of the ruins of several churches (the “Seven-Churches”, two Round Towers, several crosses and many tombs.


The south-eastern portion of the county and the barony of Lower Philipstown is mountainous or hilly, but the rest of the county may be regarded as flat, and includes a considerable part of the Bog of Allen.

The Slieve Bloom Mountains extend to this county, and the highest summit of the range Arderin (1,733’) is on the boundary. Farbreague (1,411’) is also on the boundary, and close to the village of Kinnity stands Knocknaman (1,113’) and between this and Arderin rises Carroll’s Hill (1,584’) and Wolftrap (1,584) and Spink (1,087’) are close to the north-east. Croghan Hill (769’) near Philipstown presents an isolated appearance in the landscape.

Rivers: The River Shannon forms the western boundary of the county for 23 miles. Its tributary the Little Brosna, forms the boundary with county Tipperary for 13 miles. The Bunow rises in the county and flows by Roscrea (Co. Tipperary). The Barrow forms the boundary for about nine miles and the Boyne flowing from county Kildare makes the boundary for 4 miles. The Yellow River and the Mongagh also mark part of the boundary line. The Brosna coming from Westmeath, flows for 26 miles through the county before falling into the Shannon, near Shannonbridge. The Gageborough River, the Clodiagh, the Tullamore River, the Silver River and the Boora which discharge into the Brosna belong wholly or in part to this county. In the southern part of the county the Camcor flows through Birr. The Figile and its tributaries, the Cushina and the Slade River belong partly to this county. Another tributary is the Philipstown River which flows by the town of that name.

Lakes: None of the lakes are of great extent. The principal are Lough Roora, Lough Coura, Lough Annaghmore, Lough Pallas and Lough Fin.





Total Pop.

65,558 65,530 131,088

71,287 72,938 144,225

72,651 74,206 146,857

55,284 56,792 112,076

45,513 44,530 90,043

38,307 37,593 75,900

37,106 35,746 72,852

33,777 31,786 65,563

31,065 29,122 60,187

29,804 27,028 56,832

27,499 25,022 52,592

Families and Houses in 1926

The number of families in the county was 11,455 the average number in each family being 4.4 The number of inhabited houses was 11,364, showing an average of 4.6 persons to each house. The special inhabitants of public institutions are omitted from these calculations.

There were in the county 9,022 Occupiers or Heads of Families, who were in occupation of less than five rooms, being 77.8% of the total for the county. Of these 417 or 3.6% of the families in the county occupied one room; 1,776 or 15.5%, two rooms; 4,301 or 37.5%, three rooms; and 2,528 or 21.2%, occupied four rooms.

There were in the county 178 tenements in which the room had only one occupant; 180 cases where the room had 2-4 occupants, 53 cases in which there were 5-7 occupants and 6 cases where the occupants of one room exceeded 7 in number, including one case where ten persons occupied the same room.

Birthplace of Inhabitants

Of the population in 1926, XXXX% were born in the county, 16.63 % in other counties in Saorstat Eireann. 0.40% in Northern Ireland, 1.08% in Great Britain, and 0.51% were born abroad.


In 1911 there were in the county 47,586 persons aged 9 years and upwards; of these 41.960 or 88.2% could read and write; 1,736 or 3.6% could read only and 3,890 or 8.2% were illiterate. As this census is the starting point where the age was raised from 5 years to 9 years; no comparison can be made with previous figures from other censuses. The report states that the percentage of those of 5 years and upwards who were unable to read and write was 16.4% in 1891, 12.4% in 1901 and in 1911 had fallen to 10.6%.

IRISH SPEAKING (1861-1911)

of people
1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911

Irish only
0 1 4 0 0 0

Irish & English
396 245 527 324 522 1,933

Irish Total
396 246 531 324 522 1,933
% of
0.4 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.9 3.4

RELIGIONS, 1871-1926 (% of population)

1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1926

Roman Catholic
88.8 89.3 88.9 89.40 90.05 92.6

Church of Ireland
9.9 9.4 9.8 9.16 8.63 6.49

0.4 9.4 0.4 0.59 0.62 0.28

0.5 0.6 0.7 0.65 0.48 0.39

0.4 0.3 0.2 0.20 0.22 0.24

EMIGRATION (1861-1911)

1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911
21,061 12,140 8,778 12,367 3,708 3,292

Presbyterian (Seceders) Synod, 1833: Congregation Index

Presbyterian (Seceders) Synod, 1833: Name 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.

Official Authorities, 1834, Co. Offaly

1821 : 131,088
1831 : 144,029

Constituency : 1,310

Nicholas Fitzsimon, Esq., nephew to the Count Magawly, and cousin to Sir Richard Nagle, Bart., one of the Members for Westmeath. 66, Jermyn street, London, England and Castlewood, Frankford, King’s County (Offaly)

Honorable William (Parsons) Lord Oxmantown, eldest son of the Earl of Rosse. Batt’s Hotel, Dover street, London and Birr Castle, Parsonstown, King’s County (Offaly)

Lord Oxmantown

John Tibeaudo, Esq., Portnahinch, Portarlington

The Right Honorable the Earl of Rosse, Birr Castle, King’s County (Offaly)

The Earl of Digby, Geashill
The Earl of Rosse, Birr Castle
Lord Tullamore, M.P., Charleville Forest
Viscount Glandine, Durrow
Colonel Thomas Bernard, Castle Bernard
Lieutenant-Colonel Hardress Lloyd, Gloster
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Paisley L’Estrange, Moystown
John Warburton, Esq., Garryhinch
William P. Vaughan, Esq., Golden Grove
Andrew Armstrong, Esq., Gallen
Valentine Bennett, Esq., Thomastown
Francis L. Dames, Esq., Greenhills
Abraham Fuller, Esq., Clara
Humphrey Borr, Esq., Ballydoolen
Benjamin Lucas, Esq., Mount-Lucas

Assistant Barrister : John Howly, Esq., 32, Upper Fitzwilliam street


Surname & Name Title Address
Warner William
Andrews Alexander
Andrews Maunsell
Arbuthnot Thomas
Armstrong John
Armstrong John Warrenford
Armstrong Thomas St. George
Armstrong William Bigo
Atkinson George
Atkinson Guy
Aylmer John
Baggot John
Bagot Charles
Baldwin Eyre
Baldwin John
Bennett Valentine
Bernard Thomas
Berry Francis
Borr Humphrey
Briscoe William Nugent
Brownrigg John
Buchanan William B.
Burdett John
Burke Peter
Burn James
Campbell John Francis Glencairne
Carleton Christopher
Carter Samson
Cassidy John
Coote Chidley
Cox Edward
Cox William
Crawford James
Dames Francis Longworth
Dames John Mansel Longworth
Dillon Andrew
Drought George Mears John
Drought John Armstrong
Drought John Head
Dunne Edward
Dunne James
Fitzgerald Hugh
Fitzsimon Nicholas
Fox Barry
Fuller Abraham
Gill Henry
Grant James
Grattan Richard
Gresson George Leslie
Gresson Skelton
Hackett Simpson
Hammersley Richard
Harvey John
Hawkins Thomas
Hobbs Thomas
Holmes Charles
Holmes George A.
Hutchinson William
Jones John Gore
Kelly Charles
Kelly Edward
Lauder Robert
L’Estrange Henry P.
Lloyd Hardress
Lucas Benjamin
Magan William Henry
Malone Richard
Minchin Charles Henry
Molloy Daniel
Molloy John
Mooney Robert James Enright
Mullins Bernard
Mullock Thomas Homan
Murray Thomas
Nesbitt John Downing
Newcombe George
Newcombe William
North Roger
O’Donoghue Daniel
O’Reilly Dominick William
Osborne Daniel Toler
Parsons Laurence
Prittie Francis A.
Richardson Alfred Goodlate
Shawe Edward Sylvester
Smith Bernard
Smith Joseph
Stannus Thomas
Stoney Andrew
Tarleton John William
Thompson David Peter
Thompson Frederick
Tibeaudo John
Trench Henry
Tyrrell Adam
Tyrrell Garrett
Vaughan William Paisley
Vignolles Charles
Wakely John
Wallace William
Warburton Bartholomew
Warburton George
Warburton John
Warburton Richard
Westenra Richard
Willington Jonathan
Wills John
Wilson Edward
Wingfield John Digby
Marquess of Downshire
Earl of Rosse
Earl of Charleville
Baron Rossmore
Lord Oxantown
Lord Tullamore
Major-General, Sir., K.C.B.
Major, Police Magistrate
Sir, Knt.
Esq., Sub-Inspector of Police
Esq., M.P.
Sir, Knt., Ins. Gen.of Police
Very Rev. D.D.
Esq., Police Magistrate
Lieut.-Colonel, Police Magistrate
Lieut.-Colonel, Police Magistrate
Rev., D.D.
Major – Ins. Gen. of Police
Not given
Birr Castle, Parsonstown
Charleville Forest, Tullamore
Sharavogue, Parsonstown
Birr Castle, Parsonstown
Charleville Forest, Tullamore
Screggan, Tullamore
Firmount, Moneygall
Not given
Kilclare, Clara
Ballycumber house, Clara
Garrycastle, Banagher
Castle Iver, Banagher
Ashley Park, Nenagh
Cangort, Shinrone
Not given
Kilcoursey, Clara
Not given
Castlecuffe, Clonaslee
Thomastown, Parsonstown
Castle Bernard, Kinnety
Ballydoolan, Edenderry
Mount Briscoe
Elm hall, Parsonstown
Not given
Not given
Hunstanton, Cloghan
Not given
Streamstown, Parsonstown (and Monasterevan)
Clara house, Clara
Tinnicross, Tullamore
Greenhill, Edenderry
64th Regiment
Not given
The Heath, Kinnety
The Heath, Kinnety
Brittas, Clonaslee
Rathleash, Portarlington
Glebe, Ferbane
Castlewood, Frankford
Cloonagh, Tullamore
Woodfield, Clara
50th Regiment
Ardurlher, Clara
Tinnymuck, Clara
Riverstown, Parsonstown
Curralanty, Shinrone
Not given
Barnaboy, Frankford
Prospect, Moate
Moorock, Moate
Mount-heaton, Roscrea
Not given
Dromore, Kilbeggan & Dublin
Moyclare, Ferbane
Moystown, Cloghan
Gloster, Shinrone
Mount Lucas, Philipstown
Clonearl, Phillipstown
Pallas Park, Tullamore
Greenhill, Moneygall
Clonbella, Parsonstown
Strawberry hill, Cloghan
Doon-Castle, Moate
Ballyeigan, Parsonstown
Bellair, Moate
Tubberdaly, Edenderry
Hollywood, Rathangan
Clonegown House, Portarlington
Kilduff, Tyrrell’s Pass
Not given
Kildangan Castle, Monasterevan
Not given
Birr Castle, Parsonstown
Corville, Roscrea
Rathbeg, Parsonstown
Not given
Mount Butler, Roscrea
Killeigh, Tullamore
Not given
Fitzwilliam street, Dublin
Portnahinchm Portarlington
Cangort Park, Shinrone
Goldengrove, Roscrea
Not given
Ballyburly, Clara
Not given
Not given
Garryhinch, Portarlington
Garryhinch, Portarlington
Sharavogue, Parsonstown
Not given
Not given
Glebe, Geashill

Militia Staff stationed at Kinnety
Colonel : Thomas Bernard, Esq., Castle-Bernard, King’s County (Offaly)
Adjutant : Captain Thomas Cox.
Agents : Armit & Co.

Clerk of the Crown : A. H. C. Pollock, Esq.
Deputy Clerk of the Crown: George Gibbs, Esq., 119, Stephen’s Green, West
Clerk of the Peace : Henry Harding, Esq., Grange, Parsonstown
Deputy Clerk of the Peace : Robert Harding, Esq., Parsonstown
Treasurer : James F. Armstrong, Esq., Castle-Iver, Banagher
Secretary to the Grand Jury : George Mitchell, Esq., Parsonstown
Sub-Sheriff : Edward Whitfield, Esq., Kilbeggan
Returning Officer: Bernard Maguire, Esq., 32 Dorset street
Coroners : Daniel Flattery, Esq., Banagher ; William Mullock, Esq., Banagher

County Gaol, Tullamore
Inspector : Thomas Whitfield, Esq.
Chaplain : Rev. Nathaniel Robert Sleator
Roman Catholic Chaplain : Rev. James O’Rafferty
Presbyterian Chaplain : George Pierce, Esq.
Medical Attendant & Apothecary : Edward Dennis, Esq.
Governor : Mr. Thomas Simpson

Distributor of Stamps : Robert Welsh, Esq., Maryboro’ (Portlaoise,)

Surgeon to County Infirmary : George Pierce, Esq.

Robert Chadwick, K.C.E., Parsonstown
William Grattan, K.C.E., Edenderry
Ambrose Grier, E., Tullamore
George Little, Ch., Parsonstown
Thomas Malone, Ch., K.C.E., special bail and Master Extra., Ch., Philipstown
George Mitchell, Ch., K.C.E., Parsonstown
Marcus William Oldham, K.C., Shinrone
Thomas Whitfield, C., Tullamore
Henry Whiteside, Ch., Tullamore
Richard Woods, Ch., K.C.E., Parsonstown

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.