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About edwardologhlen

Provide periodic newsletters for the international Clan, Muintir Uí Lochlainn and have a particular interest in ensuring our various members have an opportunity to record their emigration-stories, through the printed word.

Old Ground Celebrations

Nancy and Michael OLoughlin of Rushaun, Kilnamona, County Clare recently celebrated fifty years of marriage with their family and friends at Kilnamona parish church and afterwards at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, County Clare. Two of their grandchildren, Ciara OLoughlin … Continue reading

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Females Discovered!

This year commemorates the centenary of the beginning of equal voting rights for female citizens. Recent OLochlainn research has discovered various females who were OLochlainn by birth, or married into the Clan during medieval times. Female first names now extant … Continue reading

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Gragans Images – Old and New!

Gragans was a clan castle until c 1655. At that time a Colonel Torlogh OLoghlen was required to vacate his Gragans residence for George Martyn, who was previously required to vacate his lands near Galway city by order of the … Continue reading

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Man in The Courthouse!

Man in the Courthouse!  This blog note links the era of the French Revolution, with modern Australia. Michael O’Loghlen was born in 1789 near Ennis, County Clare. He was son of Colman O’Loghlen and Susanna Finucane. He went on to … Continue reading

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Frank OLoughlin, Rochester, New York

Frank OLoughlin (1872-1918) Frank was born at Rochester, New York in 1872. His professional umpiring career began in 1897 when Ed Barrow, then President of the Atlantic League tapped him. OLoughlin worked in that league for most of the year … Continue reading

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Centenary Commemoration

Centenary Commemoration January 2018 commemorates the centenary passing of Maryanne OBrien (OLoghlen) who passed away during the first half of January 1918. Her death was probably connected to the ‘Spanish flu’ which caused as many if not more deaths as … Continue reading

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Passing of Clan Musician

TRIBUTES have been paid to accomplished traditional musician, Peadar OLoughlin of Culleen, Kilmaley, South Clare who died last week. Peadar, a Kilmaley native featured on earliest traditional music recordings and was the holder of a Lifetime Achievement award. Regarded as … Continue reading

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Clan DNA – Introduction

An introduction, by Jane OLaughlin, Minnesota, USA I would like to begin an ongoing discussion about Ó Lochlainn genealogy and DNA. I am an experienced genealogist, but an amateur with DNA testing. I did my grad school minor in Plant … Continue reading

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New Clan Author

The Other Clare group are about to launch Vol. 40 (2016) of their publication.This historical journal celebrates 40 years, at their Shannon-town launch on 25th May 2016.                   This volume contains an article … Continue reading

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US History through 36 Stamps

Clan emigrants followed many paths after leaving Ireland, often responding to unexpected opportunities or taking up unfamiliar roles. Clan member John J OLoughlin was born on the edge of The Atlantic at Fanore, County Clare in 1923, emigrating to the USA in … Continue reading

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