Thursday, May 21, 2015

79. New Message from Dermott O'Neill

Hi Ron,

                Just back from walking parts of "camino" from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, mixed weather, and met a great variety of people, including a Lutheran minister from Pittsburgh.
                Working much slower at family history recently, was given a Christmas present of a subscription to My Heritage, mixed feelings about it, a lot of stuff it is giving me is what I put in myself in Geni.
                Anyhow, this summer I intend to have a look around the Fenagh/Garryhill area, and maybe talk to church wardens to try to identify John and Esther's gravestone.
                Just thought I would mention the proximity of other counties when doing research, all within approximately 20 miles, (Carlow is the second smallest county in Ireland) Laois, Kilkenny,Wexford, Wicklow and Kildare.
                John and Esther's grandson James, ( my GG Grandfather ), farmed near Athy, County Kildare, and his son John had a farm, Tomgar House, Ballycanew, County Wexford, my father’s birthplace.
                Also, the river Barrow as a means of transport/communication prior to railways before the mid-1800s.
                Will talk again, I keep an eye on your blog.

Slainte, Dermott

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

78. New Irish Digital Resource--and free!

    I was interested in this site featured in Dick Eastman's EOGN  blog today. It's a free online magazine with a lot of good Irish resources. I am especially interested in this back issue that concentrates on Carlow sources. I'm hoping to find some new O'Neill stuff. Always something new these days--hoorah!  See it at