Category Archives: Irish

More on Cooks Lane, Dublin

I’ve previously discussed Cooks Lane in Dublin, former home of my father’s father’s people. It is now under the Guinness Brewery.

A recent post from UCD is about maps built based on the Thom’s Street Directory, the telephone book of the day, caught my eye, so I looked for Cooks Lane on the most recent map available: 1898.… Read the rest

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Paddy Hannan’s Pub

I was actually in this place, for only a few minutes, in Dec 1989. Had I known then what I know now about my ancestors, I would have asked to speak to the owner! James Street is at the top of Watling Street in Dublin.… Read the rest

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13 Ancient Fermoy & Glanworth.doc

A good, quick read about the area around Castletownroche.

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Cooke’s Lane, Dublin

My father’s father’s family lived in the area around Watling Street, Dublin, Ireland in the late 19th Century.
One of the longest running addresses that they had was on the now extinct Cooke’s Lane.
I have run across mentions of this laneway on maps from the 18th Century, and every time I find a new-to-me old map of Dublin, I look for Cooke’s Lane.… Read the rest

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Draddy say what?

Cathy Swift – The multilingual origins of medieval Irish surnames

This is not a surname that is run into too terribly often… Read the rest

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Calling all ye Flynns, Draddys and Donohues!

So, Uncle Sam took a good bite out of me this year, so there wasn’t near the amount of available money that I was hoping for, but I did talk myself into buying a little something for myself from my last AT&T bonus.… Read the rest

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Everyone is Irish

My floater coworker brought in a genealogy packet today just to show me. An aunt had put it together for a family reunion in 2000. It was half handwritten and half typed, and full of black and white photocopied pictures. Genealogy has come a long way. 

He’s Irish, but doesn’t know much more than Southie and Dorchester.… Read the rest

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Twofer

In the latest episode of The DNA Thread, I feel like throwing up.

Last week, I was entering all kinds of DNA data into a program called GenomeMate Pro and I noticed a lot of matches that matched both my mom and my sister, but none of the known, tested cousins.… Read the rest

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A visit to Glasnevin Cemetery

A few days after visiting all the places my Hannon clan lived, it was time to meet them at their final address: Glasnevin Cemetery.

Last year, I was fortunate enough to have a photo request picked up by an amazing volunteer at Find-A-Grave.… Read the rest

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Walking the path of my ancestors

I am recently back from a trip to Dublin, in which I took part in the Centenary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising. I will cover that in a different post. For this post, I am more concerned with sharing my experience in tracing my Hanno/an ancestors.… Read the rest

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