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Irish History Lantern Slides Digitised

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annemarie Healy Mar 21, 2014. 1 Reply

More than 1,500 lantern slides…Continue

Tags: Independence, Easter Rising

Online access to Irish Wills

Started Mar 17, 2014 0 Replies

Just for St. Patrick's Day, is allowing free access to their Irish Wills Index 1484-1858…Continue

Irish Army Census records now searchable by name

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Lloyd Mar 12, 2013. 1 Reply

The Irish Army Census was a snapshot of the National (Free State) Army taken at midnight on 12/13 November, 1922, during the guerrilla phase of the Irish Civil War. The census records details of more…Continue

Irish Prison Registers now available online

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerry Regan Nov 14, 2011. 1 Reply

The Irish National Archives collection of Irish Prison Registers from 1790-1924 has been digitised and made available through the family history site findmypast.ieThe collection contains over 130,000…Continue


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Kieron Punch commented on Kieron Punch's blog post Paddy the Navvy
"Alex, Thanks for your very kind offer. Looking back over my notes, however, it appears that I was mistaken, in that although two of my ancestors were connected with the sea, they were not dockers, as such. One of my maternal GG-Grandfathers was…"
Apr 5
Alex Ombler commented on Kieron Punch's blog post Paddy the Navvy
"Hi Kieron, thanks for your message, it's interesting to hear about your docker ancestors. The book will be out later this year and there is a lot in there about Liverpool. In the meantime, if you want to send me some names and dates I can…"
Mar 31
Kieron Punch commented on Kieron Punch's blog post Paddy the Navvy
"Thanks for your kind comments, Alex. All of the images used in that article are copyright expired. I realise that I should have attributed the source, and cannot now remember exactly where I found the images, but they were probably from a free to…"
Mar 28
Alex Ombler commented on Kieron Punch's blog post Paddy the Navvy
"Hello Kieron, I very much enjoyed reading this article. I am currently writing a guide book for family historians tracing their dock labour ancestors. I have written a section about the role of Irish navvies who played a…"
Mar 28
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The Irish in the American Revolution

When the Continental Congress called for Americans to rise up to form a new nation, the Irish answered that call.See More
Feb 27
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Free access to NEHGS databases

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering FREE access to many of its databases, covering 1.4 billion names, until 23:59 on Wednesday 10th January, 2017. Sign up for a free account at the following: More
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Gerry Regan liked Kieron Punch's discussion Free access to NEHGS databases
Jan 3
Kieron Punch added 2 discussions to the group Irish Ancestry
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Kieron Punch liked Joe Gannon's blog post The Dromkeen Ambush: Down Into the Mire in County Limerick
Nov 27, 2017
Kieron Punch liked Anne Casey's blog post Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’
Nov 15, 2017

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Paddy the Navvy

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 10:30am 5 Comments

"In eighteen hundred and forty-four

I landed on the Liverpool shore

Me belly was empty me hands were raw

With working on the railway, the railway

I'm weary of the railway

Poor paddy works on the railway"

(from Poor Paddy on the Railway by The Dubliners…


Free Access to Irish Family History Resources

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 10:30am 0 Comments

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is allowing free access to its online Irish family history resources from 15-22 March. Sign up for access via the NEHGS's American Ancestors database at the following:…


Tallying the Irish in Britain Over the Past Two Centuries

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

Although the first census of the United Kingdom was held in 1801, it was not until the 1841 census that respondents were asked to state their country of birth, thereby enabling us to see the size of the Irish population in Britain. We cannot, therefore, accurately judge…


Easter Rising to Irish Civil War Archive Available Online

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

The Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick Library has digitised a selection of photographs, booklets, postcards and reports relating to the Easter Rising, Irish War for Independence and Irish Civil War. The collection is free to view …


Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 11:00am on September 20, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Kieron, great to have you aboard here. I'm hoping you might share, as your time allows, some of your family history here, which I've always found fascinating.
At 1:16pm on March 17, 2013, James Francis Smith said…


I'm delighted that you're providing such detail about the Irish. I'm trying to flesh out their contributions on this side of the pond. Visit my blog, when you have a few moments.

James Francis Smith

At 1:13pm on November 23, 2015, Jean rice said…
Hi Kieron
Check your Face Book I have left you a message

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