Tuesday, 22 December 2015

BLOGGER BUZZ.. all please read...











This may affect you… I do hope you will still follow my blogs.. you can still subscribe by email and you get the blog sent to you as it is published. Or if you use RSS or Feedly or similar, nothing changes.

The main difference is that if you comment using a non Google account, you may have to change that. Comments are what keeps us going, we like to know that someone is reading and sharing. I do hope this doesn't inconvenience you. Your support is much valued. 

 Thank you, Crissouli





Blogger Buzz


Posted: 21 Dec 2015 03:02 AM PST
In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we've seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we'll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.


As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we'll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we'll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.


We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they'll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer

Monday, 21 December 2015

CLARE CHATTER...Dec 21, 2015 Winter Solstice, Begrudgery, Clare Roots Society











Winter Solstice : Newgrange

Above the entrance to the passage at Newgrange there is an opening called a roof-box. Its purpose is to allow sunlight to penetrate the passage and chamber at sunrise around the Winter Solstice. At 8:58am a narrow beam of light penetrates the roof-box and reaches the floor of the chamber, gradually extending to the rear of the passage. As the sun rises higher, the beam widens within the chamber so that the whole room becomes dramatically illuminated. After 17 minutes the sunbeam leaves the chamber and retreats back down the passage. 

For further information..     http://www.knowth.com/winter-solstice.htm







John Grenham today on a particular Irish trait- Begrudgery! 








We are delighted with the success of the two most recent publications, the Cathedral by John Bradley and Ballynacally/Lissycasey by Mary Hester.

Clare Roots Society is now preparing it's  2016 -  2017 publication programme as part of it's future activities
and are inviting writers & editors to submit proposals with regard to this programme.

The Society would particularly like to invite Editors to come forward that would be willing to write about their particular area or Parish.  
While there is no financial reward for anybody associated with the publication there is immense reward for the writer and their community.

You can contact me with your proposal or for further information.

  Clara Hoyne <secretary@clareroots.org>


Hope many of you are planning  your first or second or twentieth trip to Clare next year.  Apart from our conference taking place in September, Ennis is hosting the All Ireland Fleadh in August and Clare is definitely the place to be in 2016.


  • May the message of Christmas fill your life with joy and peace. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.

  • Wishing you all a very peaceful Christmas. Best wishes to  you and your family during the holiday season.

  • May the message of Christmas fill your life with joy and peace. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.


  • May the message of Christmas fill your life with joy and peace. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.



  • May the message of Christmas fill your life with joy and peace. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.





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    CLARE CHATTER John Grenham recommends IRISH GENEALOGY NEWS








    JOHN GRENHAM'S TOP SITE FOR IRISH GENEALOGY




    Clara Hoyne
    Clare Roots Secretary
    Remember to like us on facebook: Clare Roots Society

    Hosting our third International Family History Conference in Ennis, 23rd-24th September 2016.


    CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW PUBLICATION PROGRAMME








    MESSAGE FROM LARRY BRENNAN


    Mary Hester has done Ballynacally - Lissycasey some notable service.

    Clare Roots Society is currently preparing its  2016 -  2017 publication programme as part of its future activities. 

    We are currently inviting writers & editors to submit proposals with regard to this programme.

    The Society would particularly like to invite editors/writers, who would be willing to write about their particular area or Parish, to come forward. While there is no financial reward for anybody associated with the publication, there is immense reward for the writer and their community.

    This is well summed up in the attached article, written by a local man, Seamus O' Reilly, about his Parish. Seamus is the editor of the Clare County Express.

    You can contact our secretary, 
    Clara Hoyne <secretary@clareroots.org>  
    with your proposal, or for further information.





    Monday, 7 December 2015

    DATES FOR THE DIARY

    How DNA found two more generations of my 18th century Limerick ancestors

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      The Granary, Michael Street, Limerick


    The company Family Tree DNA was launched in Texas in 2000 to help genealogists to use DNA evidence to build family trees, an art or science now referred to as genetic genealogy. The advances in technology and reduction in costs over the past 15 years have both been exponential. FTDNA is now in healthy competition with rival companies such as 23andMe and ancestry.com.

    The value of DNA "testing" to genealogists increases dramatically with the number of people from the relevant geographical area and relevant extended family group already in the DNA databases used. Efforts are underway to persuade more Limerick people to submit DNA samples to the databases for purely genealogical purposes.

    Lifelong genealogist Paddy Waldron has been using DNA comparisons to extend his family tree for the last two years. In this talk, he will explain the ancestral paths along which different parts of DNA are inherited and how they can be used to extend family trees.

    As a case study, he will show how comparing DNA and family lore with a fourth cousin twice removed found in the Family Tree DNA database helped them both to break through genealogical brick walls and to add two extra generations to the family tree of their O'Dea ancestors from Newtown near Clarina.

    DNA testing (using a simple cheek swab) will be available after the lecture for anyone who wants it. Special discounted prices (starting at approximately EUR80) have been negotiated for this event.







    KILRUSH DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY  Christmas Social


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    • pinWe do not hold our regular monthly lecture during the festive season, but it has become a tradition to get together in a social setting to discuss local history. We particularly enjoy the opportunity to get together with members of the society who are home on holidays from far flung places.
      We do not hold our regular monthly lecture during the festive season, but it has become a tradition to get together in a social setting to discuss local history. We particularly enjoy the opportunity to get together with members of the society who are home on holidays from far flung places.
      Finger food will be served.
      Kellys Bar & Restaurant | 26 Henry St Kilrush Co. Clare





    Friday, 4 December 2015

    THE STORY OF NEWMARKET ON FERGUS - BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION






    YOU'RE INVITED




    Dr Ciarán Ó Murchadha is launching the book 'The Story of Newmarket on Fergus' on 14th December at 8.00 p.m. in the Inn at Dromoland. 

    The Story of Newmarket on Fergus is written by Canon Reuben Butler and Máire Ní Ghruagáin.

    Work began in 1997 on a calendar of dates to commemorate the millenium. With the retirement of Canon Butler as PP OF Newmarket on Fergus and the arrival as Parish Priest of Fr Tom Fitzpatrick in 2006,  the calendar was extended to become a history. 
    The book is based on the parish of Newmarket-on-Fergus. 

    Tradaree was the old name of Newmarket on Fergus and students of medieval history are mostly inclined to believe that the parish was set up by the Normans. 

    The one time Parish priest Sylvester Malone might disagree. 
    The educational, health and communications systems are traced to their foundation. Contact with the outside world has existed since the earliest times especially through estuary, road and railway and airport. The origins of railway road and post office feature in the book. 

    Other topics which had a bearing on the parish's history such as the famine and the textile industry are outlined. The calendar of original promise is retained as a chronology of events over the centuries of the last millennium. 


    Tuesday, 1 December 2015

    ENNIS CATHEDRAL 1828-2015 BY JOHN BRADLEY - MORE PHOTOS









    MORE PHOTOS FROM THE RECENT BOOK LAUNCH..



    ENNIS CATHEDRAL 1828-2015
    BY
    JOHN BRADLEY


    Original post is at


    https://www.flickr.com/photos/crissouli/albums/72157661189736619


    From CLARE PEOPLE DEC 1, 2015

    Click on image to enlarge





    Books are available now for postage worldwide. 



    Allow a few days to get the order processed.




    BALLYNACALLY / LISSYCASEY "THE PARISH AND ITS PEOPLE" BY MARY HESTER




    * On Thursday 3rd December the book 
    Ballynacally / Lissycasey "The Parish and its People" 
    by Mary Hester will be launched at the community centre Ballynacally at 8.00 p.m.







    PEOPLE OF THE PARISH


    Clare People Dec. 1, 2015

    "The parish of Clondegad/Kilchreest is one of the largest rural parishes in the Diocese of Killaloe. ..."

     Books are available now for postage worldwide. 



    Allow a few days to get the order processed.





    * This is our last meeting and the final event before Christmas so we look forward to seeing you along the way.

    HISTORY OF ENNIS AND CLARE


    HISTORY OF ENNIS AND CLARE







    ENNIS TOWN MAP




    MAP OF CO CLARE

    Gateway to Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way






    MILTON MALBAY FILMMAKER, NEIL HYNES


     Clare People... "The Haunting of the Famine"

    Old Shanaykle Graveyard



    GARRAUNAKILLA


    GARRAUNAKILLA


    " Garraunakilla is a famous part of Ennis - in the heart of the town it housed a graveyard where up to 5,000 people (were) buried and (there were) also two rows of houses that were knocked over 40 years ago. The story is being retold thanks to Larry Brennan of the Clare Roots Society..."



    Please click on images to enlarge.









    CLARE CHATTER: CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY






    CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY


    FROM : 
    Clara Hoyne
    Clare Roots Secretary


    Hi All,

    There was a great turnout for the launch of the book on Ennis Cathedral by John Bradley on last Thursday. 


    Our last event for the year is the launch of the Book on Ballynacally by Mary Hester which takes place this 
    Thursday in the Community centre Ballynacally. All are welcome.


    Both books are available now for postage worldwide. 


    Allow a few days to get the order processed.
    Best wishes

    Clara




    Remember to like us on facebook: Clare Roots Society
    Hosting our Third International Family History Conference in Ennis, 23rd-24th September 2016



    JOHN GRENHAM ON THE PLETHORA OF MAPS WITH GRIFFITHS VALUATIONS





    Monday, 23 November 2015

    JOHN GRENHAM : WHAT'S IN A NAME?


    JOHN GRENHAM

    Last in the series re Irish surnames..
    pronunciation, Irish language, 
    surname variants...

    Irish Times 23 November, 2015

    Monday, 16 November 2015

    CLARE CHATTER 16 NOVEMBER, 2015



    CLARE CHATTER


    CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY

    * Our lecture this Thursday, 19TH NOVEMBER, at 8 pm in the Old Ground Hotel is by MAURICE GLEESON. 

    Many people researching their Irish family history hit a Brick Wall around the 1800-1830 time periods. Before this, records are sparse and it can be difficult to find the ones that apply to your particular ancestors. This is where DNA testing can help. Dr Maurice Gleeson will describe the 3 main types of DNA test and how each can be helpful in breaking through some of your genealogical Brick Walls. DNA testing (using a simple cheek swab) will be available after the lecture for anyone who wants it. Special discounted prices (starting at €50 (approximately) have been negotiated for this event.

    FURTHER INFORMATION
    From Clara..

    I have had a lot of queries re our talk on Thursday, the piece below is by Paddy Waldron and gives some further information. 
    We have applied to create a Clare Roots Society project at FamilyTreeDNA.com. 
    Our monthly meeting on Thursday 19 November will be addressed by DNA expert Maurice Gleeson, who will be collecting DNA samples on the night. This will save you shipping costs and special discounted prices have been negotiated with FamilyTreeDNA for this event.
    With the help of these initiatives, we hope to get the number of people with Clare roots in the DNA databases up to the critical mass where all of those submitting their DNA can be certain that they will match a third cousin or closer who is waiting to hear from them. Early submitters who were disappointed to find that they were among the first with Clare roots in the DNA databases will be delighted to find new Clare cousins being added to their match lists.
    Please consider helping us towards these objectives by submitting your DNA.

    Also Paddy and Maurice will be interviewed on Clare Fm tomorrow 18th Nov.,  at 10.45am, so tune in for more information. 
    On Thursday, some DNA kits will be available at the lecture. The company for these is Family tree DNA but results can be uploaded to Gedmatch after also for wider matching. Kits are paid for when you send off the kit and not on Thursday at the meeting. The price may be $89 per kit (excluding test price I believe) but we will know more on Thursday. 
    We hope also to record the talk and send on link to those unable to attend. 
    Hope this clarifies some of the queries
    Clara


    * Next Thursday the 26th of November, at 8pm, we will have the launch of the book on Ennis Cathedral (1828-2015), 
    researched by John Bradley
    in association with Clare Roots Society.



    * On Thursday 3rd December the book 
    Ballynacally / Lissycasey "The Parish and its People" 
    by Mary Hester will be launched at the community centre Ballynacally at 8.00 p.m.

    * This is our last meeting and the final events before Christmas so we look forward to seeing you along the way.