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Irish Square Dance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bit Devine Sep 9, 2014. 3 Replies

I was in Ballyvaughan recently and had the opportunity to attend a local Irish Music show. Part of the program was a dance by four couples that very closely resembled what I would call an American…Continue

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Mountshannon to Sheffield UK

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen Flynn Oct 30, 2014. 5 Replies

Looking for the Irish roots of my great grandmother, Mary Halloran.According to unverified family lore, she was born in Mountshannon circa 1855. Can anyone tell me what RC parish that would have been…Continue

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"Hi Jessica, From my copy of Brian Mitchell's "A Guide to Irish Churches and Graveyards," (circa 1870), on page 35, I found the following: County Clare: Civil Parish: Kilfearagh Townland or Town: Kilkee Street: Albert Road (Methodist),…"
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Kathleen Flynn replied to James McKinley's discussion Mountshannon to Sheffield UK
"Hello Mountshannon is in the East of Co. Clare (quite near me). I can find the RC parish name for you, will get back to you. Many Irish went to Sheffiend, including my own Great Uncle who was a labourer but ended up a miner. Do you have any names of…"
Oct 30, 2014
Bit Devine replied to James McKinley's discussion Irish Square Dance
"If it was an evening to showcase traditional Irish music and dance, it very well could have been Mummers that danced Did it look something like this:"
Sep 9, 2014
James McKinley replied to James McKinley's discussion Irish Square Dance
"It was sponsored by the Ballyvaughan Community Development Group, a local civic organization, and the show was entitled "Clare's Finest Misicians in Concert." We really enjoyed it."
Sep 9, 2014
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Bit Devine replied to James McKinley's discussion Irish Square Dance
"It almost sounds like a Mummer's dance.... were you at one of the Castle Banquet shows?"
Sep 8, 2014
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Irish Square Dance

I was in Ballyvaughan recently and had the opportunity to attend a local Irish Music show. Part of the program was a dance by four couples that very closely resembled what I would call an American Appalachian Square Dance. The dancers wore cloth masks with cut out eye holes and belts and hats made with straw.Can anyone tell me the historical or cultural significance of the masks and the straw apparel?Thanks in advance.Jim McKinleySee More
Sep 8, 2014
James McKinley replied to James McKinley's discussion Mountshannon to Sheffield UK
"Thank you for the research offer Bit. I will be visiting Ireland next month and I hope to uncover some family history while there. The link you provided on the workhouses was very interesting."
Jul 29, 2014

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James McKinley replied to James McKinley's discussion Mountshannon to Sheffield UK
"Gerry, You are correct, St Vincent de Paul is the proper name. Sheffield steel was famous for decades. It must have been an employment magnet for the substantial population of unemployed and poor Irish of the late 1800's."
Jul 28, 2014
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