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01/03/2004 Tracing your Ballinasloe ancestors
Damian Mac Con Uladh's guide to tracing your Ballinasloe ancestors some genealogical tips!


28/12/2006 Ballinasloe in 1841
Transcribed and submitted by Damian Mac Con Uladh
A town "with the air of business and an appearance of prosperous industry which I had not observed since I left Cork" and the "centre of the inland trade and commerce of Ireland" is how two English travellers described Ballinasloe in the early 1840s.


23/02/2007 Clancarty's sectarianism in the 1820s
Damian Mac Con Uladh
The October Fair was not just an agricultural event; as it represented a massive gathering of the rich, powerful, and not so prominent, it was the scene of major political meetings, especially before the arrival of mass transportation. These articles, taken from 1826 and 1828, report on the sectarian activities of Lord Clancarty and the attempts by the restless Catholic gentry and emerging middle class to counter them.


23/02/2007 Matthew Harris commemoration 1984
Damian Mac Con Uladh
In 1984, Creagh Community Council and Tadhg Mac Lochlainn organised a commemoration at the grave of Matthew Harris in Creagh Cemetary. In addendance was Ulick O'Connor, a great-great grandson of Harris.

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