Irish Family History Blog Shownotes 194

Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1) Family of the Day: Ryan

2) Irish County of the Month: Tipperary

3) Searching For: Dargan

4) Curious News: Charlie Chaplin in Ireland

5) Video: Irish National Anthem ( recalled ?)

6) Curious Note: Seaplane festival

7) One minute podcast: Soldiers Song


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Todays Topics: 1:00

Notes from Mike: 2:00

One Minute Podcast: 4:00

Book of the Month: 6:30

The Magnificent Seven: 9:30

Irish Name of the Day: 11:30

Sources: 15:30

Websites of the Week: 16:30

Curious News and Notes: 18:30

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Notes This Week:

What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe

1) ‘County Wexford Genealogy and Family History notes’

has just been upgraded with a full color 19th century

map of the county, which should help researchers.

2) I’ll be at the Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival shortly. It’s our

12th year or so at the genealogy tent with books, cd’s and

consultation ! We’ll be launching our genealogy CD and

several more in our new set, right at the festival !

We may even offer free DNA swabs to acquaint you with

the procedure.... Be sure and stop by the tent.

3) I am also going to try some Sean Nos singing, maybe at

the cultural tent Friday night... if not I’ll be singing at the

genealogy tent when the crowd subsides.....


Irish County Genealogy Book of the Month:

1) County Tipperary, Ireland, genealogy & family history.


Volume 25 of our Irish Families Project, and this book is

only on County Tipperary, Ireland. Here is some info

taken from the book above:

Most Numerous Tipperary Familes

The 19th century birth index finds the following families

most numerous in the county

(variant spellings after each name have been added) :













Most of the old Irish names can have the

Mac or 'O' before the name dropped or

added at will. Additionally many old Irish

names were translated or 'mistranslated'

into English from the original gaelic.

Two more basic resources for the 19th

century are the Tithe Applotment Books,

and Griffiths Survey of Ireland. They are

available at the National Library of Ireland

and elsewhere.

Some Tipperary Resources from the book:

Tipperary County Library

Castle Avenue

Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

phone (0504) 21102

Tipperary Heritage Unit (THU)

The Bridewell, St. Michael St.

Tipperary Town, Ireland

phone ((062)52725


(particularly good for the records of the

Catholic diocese of Cashel and Emly)

Bru Boru Heritage Group.


Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

phone (062) 61552

(An official IGP center for Tipperary)

Tipperary North Family History Foundtn.

The Gatehouse

Kickham St., Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

phone (067) 33850

(The official IGP centre for N. Tipperary)

Irish Origins Research Agency

College Road

Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

phone (056) 21483

(research service that includes Tipperary)


Coming Up:

300 pound shark caught off of which Irish county coastline


Raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !

Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1) Jacqualine Kufer of Chicago, Illinois, your County Mayo

Ireland genealogy notes has shipped !

2) Welcome new member Jan Louise Norman of Wanniassa,

Australia, searching for Dargan.

3) Diane Hill of North Carolina, your Families of Co. Cork,

and Families of Co. Clare books have shipped !

4) James A. Birney of Beverly Hills, Michigan, your

Genealogical History of the Milesian Families shipped!

5) Mark Rubbo of Carlton, Australia, your Families of

County Cork, has shipped !

6) Samantha Beare of Salt Springs Island, Canada, your

County Kings and Queens genealogy notes have shipped !

7) John P. Connolly of New Port Richey, Florida, your

Families of County Clare, and Book of Irish Families great

and small has shipped !

Check out the free online search list at:


Irish Family Name of the Day:


Todays family history in honor of :

1) member Patrick Ryan, whose Ryan family came over to

Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada.

2) member Nora Perry.

3) Member Brenda Gregory.

Related Spellings of the Name

Ryane, Rian, O’Ryan, Mulryan,

Mulrian, O’Mulryan, Ruan, Rouane

Varient Spelling Groups: 1825, 1831, 2494, 2998

From The Guide to the Various Spellings of

Irish Family Names

History Notes on the Name

Ryan families rank as one of the ten most numerous

in Ireland. The older forms of O'Ryan and O'Mulryan

have largely been discarded.

It appears most Ryans today descend anciently from

the O'Maoilrian family of Tipperary. This family held

Owney, Co. Tipperary and Owneyburg, Co. Limerick.

They are found on the Map of Ortelius in that area.

These lands were once known as "Owney Mulryan",

referring to the older spelling of the name there....

Keatings History also gives the O'Ryans as an ancient

family of note in other counties..... Ryan is found most

numerous of all names in Limerick and Tipperary in

modern times...

copyright 2010, IGF, based in part upon

The Book of Irish Families, great and small

Irish Family Coats of Arms in the Irish Book of Arms

A Brief search in that work shows:

1) Illustrated arms for Ryan are given in the Irish Book of Arms.


The Free Master online index at shows:

Source Listings for the name 200+ times - a few examples:

1) D. Ryan, Giles Ryan, and others in County Tipperary, Ireland

genealogy & family history notes

2) Jas, Ryan, MD, and others in The Families of Co. Kerry.

3) King James Irish Army List

4) Ryan, Ryan of Ballycairns, Ryan births plus 15 others in

The Families of Co. Clare, Ireland

5) J. Ryan in Co. Kilkenny genealogy and family history notes.

6) John Ryan in The Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland.

7) Ryan of Clounbrick in The Families of Co. Limerick, Ireland.

8) I. Ryan, J.C. Ryan, James H. Ryan, Joel Ryan, T. Ryan,

W. Ryan and others in ‘Irish Families on the California Trail.

You can use this free index to search for your family name:

Remember to leave off the Mac or O when typing your name.


Around the World, in Irish Ways.

The Web Page and Video of the Month.

1) The Ryan Clan Association (web page)

2) Green Genes, The Genealogy of the Irish Family Ryan

3) Ryan Family History over the years, (family video)

4) The National Anthem of Ireland, with flag flying

see also our Irish Video Shorts at:


Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1) Amhran na bhFiann, the Irish National Anthem is popular,

despite calls for a less ‘militaristic’ song. Well, what about

‘the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air’ for the U.S....

but survey shows only 7% of people actually want it changed.

2) More Irish spending vacation time at home now.

Domestic holidays up 25%

3) County Fermanagh Seaplane Festival. Seaplanes used

Northern Ireland base during WWII

4) New Home for the Book of Kells, Updated technology

will give better context then current library. Moving to

adjacent Berkeley Library by 2016

5) Don McCloskey bags a 300 pound shark off Donegal

6) Irish managers rated most easy going in Europe...

no slave drivers here

7) Did you know that Charlie Chaplin lived in Ireland....

Kerry no less ! Statue erected...

…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.


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