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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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A Sports Bag for Cricket and Golf!

This image transports us to Lahinch, County Clare. The owner of this Donogh O’Loghlin bag, participated at the recent Cricket competition held at Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia during February 2017. Donogh OLoghlin’s shop known as Sue’s Place is situated on main street, … 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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Susan’s snippets

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 … Continue reading

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