An tantalisingly brief entry on Susan OLoghlen (1820-1880) has been added to the People in Ireland page. It reads:
Susan OLoghlen (1820-1880), daughter to Sir Michael (1789-1842), attended school at New Hall, Ennis, County Clare and received various school distinctions, c 1834. She married John Woulfe Flanagan Esq. of Drumdoe, Boyle, County Roscommon on 14th Sept. 1848 at Drumconora and the marriage ceremony was performed by Very Rev. James Malone V. G. Her husband, John Woulfe Flanagan died on 28th Sept. 1869 at Drumdoe, aged 54 years. Susan died at Drumconora, County Clare on 3rd November 1880.
How did this entry arise? During a recent visit to the National Library, Dublin our Editor Edward in Ireland came across this little trove. He writes:
Susan compiled a family record which contains various letters by Susan OLoghlen/Woulfe Flanagan from Drumdoe, Boyle to her relations at Drumconora, County Clare. A second section contains a bound volume holding various family items – mortuary cards, newspaper clips etc. and is titled In Memoriam John Woulfe Flanagan.
Susan kept many snippets while she was alive, the collection then being completed by a Bryan OLoghlen at Drumconora, County Clare. The writing is difficult in various places, as she uses both linear and perpendicular sides of the letter pages. However, Susan’s story captures the value of maintaining family miscellanea.
The National Library of Ireland, Ms No. 14 – 335.