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Clan Travel Journals of 1849

As much of this website contains records of the written variety, these notes aptly commemorate three journals which were compiled in 1849. Bryan Fergus, Donogh and Terence OLoghlin maintained their individual journals through their departure from the port of Limerick to … Continue reading

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From Petra to Petra Fertilis

This is the first of series of articles by Professor Katharine Lochnan, University of Toronto. What is a desert? We think of it as a sandy, arid, inhospitable, place where camels are the mode of transportation, and oases essential for … Continue reading

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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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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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Can you help, please?

Michael O’Loghlen in Australia and Rosemary Gilligan (USA) write: If you have reliable information about any of the clan O’Loghlen (however spelt) before the year 1800, we’d like to hear from you. We’re currently in the final stages of compiling a lengthy paper, … 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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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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Tracing your DNA?

Have you been enticed into the fascinating world of tracing your DNA, wondering about the origin of your distant forebears, hoping to discover distant relatives? One of our North American editors, Jane, raised the issue in a recent post. Comments … 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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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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