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St. Mary’s Collegiate, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

St. Mary’s Collegiate,
Co. Waterford,

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) tells us “DUNGARVAN, a sea-port, borough, market and post-town, and a parish, in the barony of DECIES-WITHOUT-DRUM, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, 22 miles (S. W. by W.) from Waterford, and 97 ¾ miles (S. W. by S.) from Dublin, on the road from Waterford to Cork; containing 12,450 inhabitants, of which number, 8386 are in the town and borough. This place, formerly called Achad-Garvan, ….”

It is bleieved that this church was founded by Declan circa 450A.D.

These photographs were taken July 2014 when on a visit to St. Mary’s as part of the University College Cork, ACS Irish Genealogy Summer School 2014.

I had my camera set incorrectly for the first few photographs here, hence the brownish colour.

If you want to read something about the 2014 Summer school please see my post  Gravestones & a bit.  Irish Genealogy Summer School 2014


Dungarvan District Marriage Records, Co. Waterford

This page features civil Marriage Records for the district of Dungarvan in Co. Waterford and includes full names (where possible), the year of marriage, and the quarter in which the marriage occurred. A searchable index of all available marriage records is available here.

Name Year Quarter
Alice Hickey 1884 4th
Alice King 1869
Ann Kelly 1879 2nd
Bridget Hally 1864
Bridget Hassett 1887 4th
Bridget Kiely 1878 1st
Catherine Kennelly 1867
Catherine Kiely 1879 1st
Catherine McNamara 1850
Daniel Cahill 1895 2nd
David Galvin 1870
Eliza Kennedy 1867
ellen Daly 1929 1st
Ellen Daniel 1866
Ellen Keating 1874
Ellen Kenna 1870
Ellen Kilmartin 1872
Ellen Queally 1867
Hannah McCarthy 1913 4th
Isabella Cahill 1895 3rd
James Kennedy 1864
James Kennelly 1879 4th
James Noonan 1891 1st
Jane Vance 1846
Johana Keaver 1874
Johanna Kennagh 1872
Johanna Kett 1878 1st
John Daniel 1870
John Drohan 1898 3rd
John Hally 1864
John Kenedy 1865
John Keniery 1872
John Kennealy 1869
John Kennelly 1864
John Kenny 1866
Joseph Douglas 1850
Kate Galvin 1864
Kattie Riordan 1909 3rd
Lanrence Kennelly 1870
Margaret Higgins 1867
Margaret Kenna 1870
Margaret Kennedy 1873
Margeret Murray 1865
Martin Galvin 1871
Mary Hogan 1865
Mary Keily 1879 2nd
Mary Lucas 1908 1st
Mary Noonan 1897 1st
Mary Noonan 1899 2nd
Mary Roche 1909 3rd
Michael Daniel 1871
Michael Galvin 1873
Michael Hally 1864
Michael Hartery 1884 4th
Michael Ryan 1909 2nd
Patrick Cahill 1895 1st
Patrick Higgins 1884 3rd
Patrick Kineiry 1865
Patrick Riordan 1909 2nd
Philip Galvan 1873
Richard Dyer 1853
Richard Hennebery 1882 1st
Richard Kiely 1879 1st
Thomas Killegad 1864
William Foley 1864
William Keating 1870
William Keavers 1874
William Kennedy 1865

Civil Registration Records

Baptism Records, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, 1838

National Library of Ireland film number 2469. Index to all names found these records for 1838 and miscellaneous 1872-77. This register is in Latin. For 1838, the child’s name, parents names and Sponsors(Godparent’s) names are given, but no address (townland). The names of most children baptised in 1838 were taken. Mother’s, Fathers, and Sponsors were noted for Foley, Fitzgerald and some other surames over all years. For the most part the register is reasonably legible except at the bottom of the pages. Some entries (or parts of) from this section of any page may be missing from this index. A townland or address is given in most instances in the 1870 registrations.

Sack of Baltimore, Co. Cork, 1631

On Sunday the 19th of June 1631, two boats were taken from Dungarvan, in Co. Waterford, each about 12 tons burden and went to the old head of Kinsale, Co. Cork

John Hackett the master of the first, from Dungarvan was ordered to bring his boat into Kinsale but he refused saying that the place was too hot for them, for besides the fort there was the King’s ships, and so the boats set sail for Baltimore, Co. Cork.

John Hackett was tried at the assises in Cork, condemned and executed for his part in this affair.

The Master of the second boat was Thomas Carew also from Dungarvan.

These boats had been pirated and were manned with Turks and Renagadoes.

The following is an extract from the Annals of Kinsale:
“Hackett brought them to Baltimore about ten o’clock in the night, and they cast anchor on the east side of the harbour’s mouth, about a muskett shot from the shore, of whose coming none of the inhabitants had any notice, they came so late, for the sun setting they were seen, but not known, near Castlehaven. When they had moored their ships, the captain and ten Turks, with the said Edward Fawlett, a Christian captain, came in one of their boats into the said harbour, and they bound oacombe about their oars, least the noise might discover them. Fawlett piloted them along all the shore, and showed them how the town did stand, relating unto them where the most able men had their abode.

In this business they spent five glasses, when they came back aboard, they cheered up the rest of the company saying, we are in a good place and shall make a boon voyage. Then they consulted what time of night was fittest for their intended exploit, and concluded a little before day to be the most convenient season. Whereupon, about two of the clock in the morning they landed some two hundred and thirty musketeers, armed with firebrands, ready to set the houses on fire, prepared with iron bars to break open doors; they brought all their men in the two foresaid boats of Dungarvan and their own ship boats. These things were received by the confession of Hackett and Fawlett afterwards.

The 20 day of June, betwixt the hours of one and two in the morning, they landed their men, who divided themselves, some to one house, some to another, and so on a sudden surprised all of the houses on that part which is called the Cove to the number of 26, and carried with them young and old, out of their beds, to the number of 100 persons, and two they killed.Then the said Captain, leaving in ambush 60 musqueteers betwixt the said Cove and the town himself with about 120 or 140 Turks and one John Hackett an Irish Papist, presently assaulted the said town, when they in like manner surprised ten English Inhabitants, and had further proceeded (after breaking open 40 houses and rifeling of 37) had not one William Harris (wakened with the noise) discovered them to be Turks, and with divers shots in defence of himself wakened the rest of his neighbours, who beating the drum in the upper part of the town, caused the said Rice, with the rest of his company, presently to retrait to their aforesaid amush, and thence to their ship, where they continued at anchor until 3 or 4 o’clock of the afternoon.

On the day aforesaid, before it was light, news came to one Thomas Bennett by some that escaped of the first surprisal, who presently held a letter to Mr. James Salmon, of Castlehaven, praying him to use his best endeavours to persuade Mr. Pawlett, who then lay in the harbour with his ship, to haste to the rescue of the foresaid captives, who it seems could not prevail. Then Mr. Salmon presently, with all speed, sent to Captain Hooks, Captain of the King’s ship then riding in the harbour of Kinsale, informing him of the premises, and said Samuel Crooke likewise sent a letter to the Sovereign of Kinsale, manifesting the calamities aforesaid, and praying him to hasten the captain of the King’s ship to their rescue. Mr. Salmon’s man, by his direction, went also from Kinsale to Mallow, to inform the Lo. President of the premises who presently sent his commands to the Sovereign of Kinsale and Capt. Hook to set forth with the King’s ship and to hasten her to the service, who came accordingly within a few days. But the Turks not continued in the harbour longer than they could bring in their anchor and hoyse sail, were gotten out of view, and the King’s ship followed after them , but could never get sight of them.

Endorsed:”The second relation of the Turk’s insolency done at Baltimore, which is more true and punctual than the former, this being attested by the Sovereign, the Burgesses and Sir Samuel Crooke, Baronet.

The list of Baltimore people carried away by the Turke the 20 June 1631

Wm. Mould – himself and boy
Ould Osburne – himself and mayd
Alexander Pumery – his wife
John Ryder – himself, wife and two children
Robert Hunt – his wife
Abram Roberts – – himself, wife and three children
Corent Croffine – himself, wife, daughter and three men
John Harris – his wife, mother, three children and maid
Dermod Meregey – two children and maid
Richard Meade – himself, wife, sister and four children
Stephen Broddebrooke – his wife and two children (she great with child)
Ould Haunkin – himself, wife and daughter
Evans and the Cook- Evans and his boy, Cooke, his wife and maid
Bessie Floodd – herself and sonne
Stephen Pierse – himself, wife, mother and three children
William Symons – himself, wife and two children
Christopher Norwey – himself, wife and child
Sampson Rogers – himself and sonne
Beese Peeter – her daughter
Thomas Payne = himself, wife and two children
Richard Watts – himself, wife and two children
William Gunter – his wife, maid and seven sonnes
John Amble – himself
Edward Cherrye – himself
Robert Chimor – his wife and four children
Timothy Corlew – his wife
John Slyman – himself, wife and two children
Morris Power – his wife
The sum of all carried from Baltimore is 107
Timothy Curlew – slayne
John Davys – slayne

Ould Osburne – sent ashore again
Alice Heard – sent ashore again
Two of Dungarvan – sent ashore again
One of Dartmouth – sent ashore again

They have taken 9 Portingales, 3 Pallicians, 17 Frenchmen, 9 Englishmen of Dartmouth and 9 from two boats of Dungarvan, 47. The sum of all captives is 154

Thomas Osborne Davis wrote a poem about this event. “The Sack of Baltimore”

The Suir by Phil Smith

I’ve heard great talk of the river Barrow,
The Grand Canal, and Dungarvan Bay,
The River Nile, where the crocodile
And alligator do sport and play;
But of all the rivers in the Irish nation,
To hear them praised myself I can’t endure,
Barring one I doats on, where boats they floats on-
You know I mean the sweet river Suir.

This noble river presents a prospect
From Muckincannon to Slievenamon,
It has the most divinest aspect
You ever set your two eyes upon,
The stately buildings of Poulakerry
And Kineer Castle that’s so demure,
If you walked from Paris to where Rathgar is,
You’d never meet the river Suir.

You sons of Neptune, I mean the boatmen,
You are the rulers of this fine stream-
You are the navigators and conservators,
The best that Nature could ever frame.
When hauling horses and warbling sea-gulls,
They join a chorlls-melodiuus, pure-
Sure the flukes and eels dance jigs and reels
By the lovely banks of the sirver Suir.

‘Tis there you’d see the sweet maids a-maying,
The jackass braying in strains so pure,
Quails, rooks, and rails, and the sweet wagtails,
That adorn the’,banks of the lovely Suir.
‘Tis there you’d see Mat Tyran’s daughter
Washing praties fornenst the dure,
And on the other side, as you’d cross the water,
You’d hear Cullinan’s bulls most melodious roar.
‘Tis there the roses so sweetly growses
That gives your roses so sweet a scent,
And the daffadowndillies, and little Billy
Harney reading his Testament.

Oh, if I had the famed tongue of Homer,
Titus, Vespasian, or Daniel Bran,
Nebuehadnezzar, or Julius Ccesar,
Or Harry Stottle, that mighty man,
To describe its beauties they were never able-
Its meandering banks, so transparent pure;
It far surpasses mugs, jugs, and glasses-
The heavens be with you, sweet river Suir.

By Colehill as oft as I did stroll,
That lies to the north of sweet Fairy Hill,
Where the pretty lasses in summer passes
Leading from the Spa to Dudley Mill.

Written by Phil Smith.