The whole of the Ancestor Network team would like to congratulate Michael Rooney and his family on the occasion of his ordination as a deacon. The ceremony took place in a packed Roman Catholic cathedral of Newry on Sunday last, the Feast of Pentecost.
Small Source 22: This shows 59 residents of the village of Ballyporeen (Civil parish of Templetenny, Co. Tipperary) in 1840. They were tenants of the Kingston Estate and the original rental ledger is in the National Library of Ireland (Ms. 3276). The ledger gives no information other than stating that these were tenants in the town, and providing details of rent and arrears. Read More
Small Sources 21. This is a list of labourers and tradesmen employed at Kilronan Castle, Co. Roscommon during the half-year ending 1st May 1846, when it was the estate of the Tenison family. The original document is in the National Library of Ireland (ref NLI Ms. 5101). The list shows the name; townland in which the person lived; rate of pay; number of days worked; sum due; amount paid; and a column for a signature and notes.
Celestine Murphy of Wexford Library has kindly provided an analysis of the place names listed in the Gorey baptisms in our last post. This confirms that the records are all for the Gorey area. the analysis below shows the place-name as it occurs in the record; the modern spelling; and the modern parish in which it is located. Read More