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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.

Connecticut Family:

Our Christmas image provides a window towards the extended family of Joan and Jim OLoughlin who reside at Manchester, Connecticut, USA. Both Joan and Jim’s ancestors hail from the Atlantic seaboard. Joan’s people are connected with the island of Inishbofin, … Continue reading

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Images Tell Stories

The Clan notes for this month link us to the Centenary Commemoration of Mary Anne OBrien OLoghlen (+ 1918 – see post for January 2018). The sports-image below was taken at the Blue Meadow sports field, Kilfenora, North Clare c … Continue reading

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The Gate at 90!

The Gate Theatre, Dublin (1928) The Gate was founded nine decades ago in the autumn of 1928. Gearóid ÓLochlainn, an accomplished playwright was a co-founder of this theatre, together with Hilton Edwards, Mícheál Mac Liammóir and Máire Ní Oisín. One … Continue reading

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USA to the Burren!

A Warm Hello to Clan OLochlainn Members: Rita is a US member of the ODaveron clan who has been immersed in both Davern and Burren research for  a number of decades, which has included many trips to her ancestral Burren landscape. This … Continue reading

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Hurling and Camogie

Many Irish, both at home and abroad, view Ireland in July as a place of festivals and homecomings, be it Galway city horse-racing at Ballybritt, or climbing the ‘reek’ (mountain) at Croagh Patrick, County Mayo on the final Sunday in July. … Continue reading

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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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