Category Archives: History

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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‘Big John’ – Wisconsin

John O’Laughlin was born in 1856 in the Village of St. Peter, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA John’s parents, Andrew O’Laughlin and Ellen O’Gorman, departed County Clare in 1846 and settled in St. Peter near Andrew’s four brothers in … 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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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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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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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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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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From Choctaws to the world

While there may be no direct link to our Clan, some clan members may have benefited from an unusual act of kindness during the 19th century. A donation from the Choctaw Nation of Native Americans to alleviate the hardship of … Continue reading

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