Best Irish Fest; Sean Nos Tent; The 'Sexiest' Irish Name


Emergency Evacuation
Of course there was so much going on outside of the
genealogy tent. A lot of acts from Ireland and the U.S..
I did manage to hear Karan Casey, whom I first heard
on the Highland Sessions CD - what a job she did with
Buille Macree….. and ran into most of the music group
‘Kelly’ from the Kansas City area, always worth a listen,
but there was a problem when a storm broke out and
the festival had to be evacuated ! All ended well with
improptu concerts inside the safe buildings for those
who fled that direction.
Our favorite fest food was the grilled salmon on a bun,
which could be had in 3 minutes flat. I wonder why I
can’t get that at the drive through at home…..

Now, the only other panic type situation that comes to
mind. Each year one or two folks come up an break
into a conversation, push to the front of the line and
both begging and demanding ask:
“Where is the Bathroom ?” With panic on their faces.
Luckily it is just 20 seconds away, and the signs get
bigger every year I think.

Well, I’ve missed more than I can tell, including
Brian Boru, the Workshops, Storytelling, etc...
But these were the things stamped first in my
mind this year…. see you next time I hope..

We raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1) Linda Knowlton of Long Beach, CA, your
Co. Roscommon, Ireland genealogy book has shipped !

2) Luke Mullins of Mosinee, WI. welcome as a new

3) Rick McCarthy of Sidney, BC, Canada your
Families of County Cork has shipped.

4) David Cremeens of Irwin, PA, your Families of
Co. Cork has shipped.

5) Michael Ranspot of Kew, United Kingdom, your
Kings and Queens County book; birth index; spellings
book and Co. Kildare book has shipped !

6) Jeanne Bruno of Eads, TN welcome as a new member !
I am researching Talbot / Tumpane in Co. Tipperary and
Carrigan / Flynn in County Leitrim.

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welcome as a new member !
Catherine Harrington @ 1845. Patrick U. Sullivan @ 1842.
Both gr grandparents b. Ire. to U.S. before 1870. Lived in
Fall River, MA. on Snell St when my grmother was a little
girl. Her name was Catherine Mae Sullivan b. 1876. They
had 3 other children that I know of, James, Margaret, Julia.

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Related Spellings of the Name
McCormick, McCormack, Cormac, Cormican, Cormicke,
O’Cormick, etc…

Varient Spelling Groups: #335, #1274, #2161
The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name
The name may come originally from O’Cormac, Mac Cormack,
or may have Scottish origins when found in Ulster as well.
The 1890 index shows McCormick as the preferred spelling in
the Ulster counties of Antrim and Down. McCormack is favored
in Dublin, Mayo, Roscommon and Limerick. The shortened
form of Cormack is found in Kilkenny and Tipperary in much
smaller numbers.

17th Century
In 1659 Cormac was a principal name of Kildare, O’Cormack a
principal name of Cork and also found in Limerick, while
McCormack was a principal name in Down also found in Cork,
Kerry, Limerick and Roscommon.
The name could also come from O’Cormacan or Cormican
origins….end of partial extract from the Book of Irish Families,
great & small.

copyright 2010, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small

Irish Family Coats of Arms From the Irish Book of Arms
A Brief search in that work shows:

1) Cormacan is given on page 21 of our ‘Irish Book of Arms’
no illustration. From the original.
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name many times, here are a few examples:

1) Cormic in the 1659 Census of Ireland.
2) Cormick in ‘The Families of Co. Clare, Ireland’.
3) Cormick in ‘County Mayo genealogy & family History notes.
4) Cormick in ‘ Longford ‘’
5) Cormick in ‘ Meath and Westmeath “
6) J. Cormick in ‘ Fermanagh and Louth “
7) ‘Cormicks Regiment’ in King James Irish Army List.