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Not to be confused with a Southeast Asian country, Co. Laois, which sounds like "leash", is Ireland's most landlocked county, bordering on no other coastal counties. Mostly pastoral countryside and bogs, Laois brings in relatively few visitors, save for the first weekend in September, when hordes of musos and fanboys pour in for the Electric Picnic rock festival at Stradbally Hall.

Co. Laois, credit: laoistourism.ie

Formerly known as "Queen's County", Laois got its current name after the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. The county town, Portlaoise, has seen a fair bit of industrial development over the past decade, but many Laoise residents opt to commute to Kildare or as far afield as Dublin for high-tech jobs.

Heywood Gardens, Co. Laois

The Slieve Bloom Mountains cover a huge portion of the northwest part of Laois, spilling over into Co. Offaly and providing some 480 km of walking trails, including the well-trodden Slieve Bloom Way.

Slieve Bloom Walking Festival, co. Laois

Historically, Laois goes back thousands of years. A preserved Bronze Age stone circle at Monamonry and several hill forts at Clopook, Monelly and, especially, Skirk, offer a view to the county's ancient past. Early Christian remains culminate in the Rock of Dunamase, a 9th-century monastic fort that was partially blown up by Oliver Cromwell's invading armies in the 17th century.

Rock of Dunamase, Co. Laois

The impressive Emo Court House and Gardens in Portlaoise were built in the 1790s for an English earl and strongly resemble the austere, neoclassical style of architect James Gandon, who also designed the Four Courts and Custom House in Dublin.

Emo Court House and Gardens, Portlaois, Co. Laois

Interestingly and perhaps surprisingly, Laois became the first place in Ireland with an African mayor, when in 2009, Portlaoise elected Nigerian-born Rotimi Adebari to office. Other notable Laois people include the first Roman Catholic mayor of New York City, William Russell Grace, as well as beloved Irish celebrity chef, Darina Allen, who was born in Portlaoise.

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Michael Moore

My father and his family are many generations of Moore’s from Laois
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Moore

I am interested in finding out more on our antecedents: Robert James Moore (1787 to 1850) who is on the 1841 Kiffig, Dyfed S Wales census, born Ireland, Army Half Pay. James was born in Athlone Co Westmeath. Also related Ann Moore, (1764 to 1841) who emigrated from Ireland to N Wales in the late 1790's.
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Belford

I am looking for the family of William Moore. His daughter was Jane Moore 1814–1884 BIRTH ABT. 1814 • Kilcommack, Longford, Ireland DEATH 6 OCT 1884 • Ballymahon, Longford, Ireland She married my GGGrampa in Longford, in 1851. Thank you in advance jrbh@hotmail.com -- Jackie
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Conor

I have he's my uncle
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Christine Seddon

Arthur Moore Irish Fusiliers 1860 Burma married in Rangoon Bride from Enniskillen on Bride ship India Worked on Railway Engine Driver Son Harold Arthur Moore 1891 to 1940 ish Indian Army Master butcher seconded to Burma Army under control of British Army provide provisions to troops fighting a Japanese Royal Corp of Transport Acting Major
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james bristoll

hi all my name is James bristoll me and my mom (Linda Dutton ) are doing are family tree on the Moores name as its my great grans Eliza Moore who married Arthur Blundell who both lived in Birmingham .I have gone back to the 1800s in Birmingham and have reached a dead end but we are waiting on a ancestry DNA to come hopefully it will help us , if any one can help it would be very helpful
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Moore

hi all my name is james bristoll and working with my mom on our family tree , We have Moores in are line to my great gran Eliza Moore who married a Arthur Blundell her dad is Thomas Moore so far I have gone back to about 1800s and that we all lived in Birmingham I cannot find out anymore about them but we are currently waiting on a ancestry DNA test to come back and hope it will give us a little help on where the Moores are from all the best jame
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Moore

Checking out our family's heritage in Dublin
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Moore name has a long history in the British Isles, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the north-west region of the Emerald Island. The Moore story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup D2] can trace their beginnings to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Moore surname origin is from the Cenél Conaill [R1b-L513, Subgroup D] who found the Dál Fiatach.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) A group will also found the Kingdom of Ercing in Wales as trade with Romans will become essential around 300 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Moore story begins in pre-history Ireland but this line and many of his kin will move to Wales, then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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Sabrann An Bheatha

im located in Belfast Ireland
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Alvin William Moore

Looking for O'Mores (Leix) who would be willing to have their DNA tested, fee paid. Or O'Mores who have already done so. Alvin William Moore awmoore@cableone.net
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bmoore1989

I am looking for some of my family anyone related to robert moore in ocoee florida?
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joecmoore

My location listed is North Carolina, USA. Which is incorrect. I am located in Southwest Missouri, USA. Near Joplin.
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Matthew Fitzpatrick

Which Fitzpatrick Clan Society is this ?
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Matthew Fitzpatrick

If you want researched Fitzpatrick related history go to the Fitzpatrick Clan Society .
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Stella Cormier

Looking for wedding date of Roger Mooney and Bridget Marran (Marnar). James wedding certificate stated they were from Queen's county, Ireland. James married Marguerite Vautour in 1822 in Richibuctou, NB Canada.
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Mooney

My uncle was James Mooney, born in November 25th 1917 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, died around 2008 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. In 1945 , he was Maritime Welterweight Champion and held the title till 1947. He was the son of William Mooney and Exelda Poirier (Perry)
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GERTRUDE

GERTRUDE
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GERTRUDE

hi fellow Mooneys. IT IS I
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Mary O'Connor

Hi, Has anybody managed to source who was the spouse of Morgan Mooney born Circa 1740 died 1824 . Farmer of Coenstown Co Kildare Ireland?
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Mooney

I am looking for Thomas Hickey born in Ireland 1819 he married an Ellen Patten Nov 1868 in Loughborough, Leicestershire they had 3 children Joseph Hickey born 1852-1907-?? Robert Hickey born 1855 -1890 George Hickey born 1858-1917 married Mary Elizabeth Mooney 1881 ( my great-parents)
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Mooney

Mary Elizabeth Mooney born 1863 married a George Hickey in 1881
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Mooney

Hi My Grandmother was Kathleen Mooney born in Meath 25 Oct 1896 to father Thomas Mooney born around 1861/1863 in Louth and mother Margaret (possibly Byrne or Hanley) in Meath born around 1871 Could have been 10 children in all, but at least 3 died by the 1911 census. In 1901 lived 4 Rathmines Little, Rathdown, Taney, possible brother Francis Mooney bron between Nov 1900 and April 1901 on this census. and 7 Byrnes Cottages, Milltown, Rathmines in 1911. Kathleen married Walter Williams on 16 March 1918 at St Peters Cathlic Church in Rhodes, Middleton, Manchester .Fanny Mooney, present at the birth of her daughter Gertrude Mary Williams in 1918 at 53 Church St, Rhodes, Middleton, Manchester. Kathleen died around 1962 in Middleton.
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Rosemary A Lazo

I am looking for any information on a Michael Delaney born November 1849 thru November 1852? He arrived in the United States in 1866? He married his wife Bridget Maria in 1877 in Chesnut Hill Pennslvania. Been looking for years for any information. gratly appreciated!
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Kurt D Roudabush

I'm looking for information on a John Delaney born in Ireland, The birthdate that we have is 29 Oct 1809. He came to America in 1843 and settled in Parnell, Mi. His birthdate is likely form the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Parnell. I have not been able to confirm where he was from in Ireland, but there are some hints that he might have been from Offaly. His parents names may have been John and Bridget, but I have not been able to confirm this. Many Irish immigrants settled in Parnell. Those in my family include the last names of Conaty, Flynn, Noonan, and Gleason. In no case can I trace them back to the parents or even counties of origin in Ireland with any solid evidence. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Delaney

Delauney
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Dave Delaney

looking for information Re: Martin Delaney born 1793 emigrated to Canada 1820. Died May 21st 1855 in Kirk Hill NS. He was a school teacher from 1835 to 1851 in Colchester and Kings County He was married to Sarah Coburn 1840 they had 5 children
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Suzanne Delaney

My Delaney family is from either Offaly or Laois. Can anyone tell me how I can narrow this down? They all went to America during or after Potato Famine. I live in the UK now and can physically go. Are their county historians
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Delaney

Martin Delaney born County Carlow Ireland married Ellen O'Shea in Castlecomer co Kilkenny Ireland. Daughter Evelyn Mary Delaney Born 12//7/1891 and died 3/12/1943 in Cape Town, South Africa. Married Henry Houghton in Cape Town.
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DELANEY

Prentice "sean" john Delaney son of dorothy johnson and prentice "pete" john delaney. Sean Delaney is known as the 5th member of KISS the rock and roll band. he is responsable for their show and wrighting songs , producing also .Sean Delaney also has his own album in 1979 "Sean Delaneys Highway" his headstone is in Orem Utah in the USA. it is also register on famouse grave sites. on the bottom it reads children Gene,Paul,Peter.Ace that is the band KISS. I am his only neice DeDe Mae Nichols. thank you
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Delaney

DELANEY 1833 Looking for birth certificate of Mary Ann Delaney born January 1,1833 or 1835 in Nenagh (co. Tipperary) Ireland. She immigrated to Canada 1852. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Kelly St-Denis Canada
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Delaney

most Irish Delaney don't agree with the name meaning black slaney as the old irish clan area has nothing to do with the area of the river slaney but would be more for black challenge or defiance and are their origin tuatha was in the north loais upland area are are the tuatha of the fruit tree
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johnd55

Father Thomas Patrick born in Stoneyburn nr Addiwell, westcalder, Scotland,1906 mother Mellis Mary Pitt born in Coventry 1919, both deceased, I had 1 brother Thomas,4 sisters, Theresa, Maureen, Frances, Janette deceased myself Ian John. looking for where my ancestors actually came from
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jjdelaney1216

I am searching for information about Bernard Delaney immigrated to the U.S. abt. 1880 married Bridget Cannon 1882 in Chicago Ill. Bernards parents were Daniel Delaney or Delany and Margaret Keating from county Laois Mount Mellick area. Please e-mail me any info abt. family still in Ireland. jdelaney03yahoo.com Thank You Jim Delaney
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francesm

There is also a distinct name of French origin, Delaunay, which may have become Delaney in some instances in Britain though I dont doubt most Delaneys there too would be of Irish immigrant stock. It is the French name that has those variants Daunay, Dawnay etc, mostly found in Britain.
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ellenruby

Delaney is a dual-origin surname. Delaney is from Gaelic O Dubhshlaine black, of the river Slaney, a sept of Laois. This would be the origin of Irish Delaneys and probably the majority of Delaneys anywhere, in fact, through Irish immigration.
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Fiona Malone

 Hello My name is Fiona Malone and my grandfather's name was Dennis Stevens Gorman and he had three siblings Jeffrey, Patrica, and Janet. There parents were Ruth Fering Stevens Gorman and Neil gorman and were living in China until WW11 prompted them to live. Dennis's Wife is Marylin Gorman who currently resides in carmel.
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DON GORMAN

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF RELATIVES OF MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER OWEN GORMAN ARE STILL AROUND CLOGHAM KINGS COUNTY THANK YOU .BORN 25-7-1799.
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Gorman

Hi, please add the website and information of the new family Clann, Clann Gormain registered with the Irish Clans Authority. https://www.clanngormain.com/ Our aim is to grow the membership of the Clann and through the proceeds, hire a genealogist to research our History
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Linda L. Hooks

i am looking for any information about my Nana . Her name was Jennie Gorman and she came to the U. S. through Ellis Island in1911 at the age 0f 20 years old.
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debbie gorman

Hello, I am looking for any information regarding Silvester Gormicon. He married Mary Flynn and had 4 children together. All children were bapitised in Meath. Oldest born 1914, youngest born 1832. I have found baptisms for 4 of 5 children, but cannot find anything more regarding Silvester or Mary Flynn.
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Robot 2.0

Hi,
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Gorman

Thomas Gorman
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Gorman

I am tracing ancestry of Patrick Gorman and Eliza Sanders who emigrated from Liverpool 1834 on the ship, Briton, after marrying at St Paul's, Arran Quay, Dublin in April 1834. Parents' names James & Mary (m.n. unknown). A brother, John, emigrated with his wife, Judy and children, Mary, Anne, Bridget on The Bee, 1856. Patrick's death certificate has place of birth as County Galway. Patrick & Eliza settled firstly in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia from 1834 then Dapto, New South Wales, from c. 1840. Children of Patrick & Eliza, all born New South Wales, Australia: Patrick b 1834; John b 1835; Mary b 1839; Bridget b 1841. Jill
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Gorman

I am looking for living relatives to Patrick Gorman and Eliza Sanders who, it is believed, emigrated from Liverpool 1834 on the ship, Briton, after marrying at St Paul's, Arran Quay, Dublin in April 1834. Parents' names unknown; siblings of Patrick are unknown. Patrick's death certificate has place of birth as County Galway but no other details given. Patrick & Eliza settled firstly Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia from 1834 then Dapto, New South Wales, from c. 1840. Children of Patrick & Eliza, all born New South Wales, Australia: Patrick b 1834; John b 1835; Mary b 1839; Bridget b 1841. Patrick was a farmer. Have done extensive genealogy searches for ancestry but to no avail. Visiting Ireland October 2018; would be great to link
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Gorman

I am looking for the Gorman family in northern Ireland. My grandmother and her sisters left in the early 1900s. Ellen Gorman stayed in Ireland. How can I get it touch?
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Gorman name has a long history in Ireland, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the south-west region of the Emerald Island. The Gorman story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup O2] can trace their beginnings to what is now County Kerry from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Gorman surname origin is possibly a branch of what will become the Dáirine [R1b-L513] who are found in south Ireland around 300 CE.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Dáirine will join with the Dál Riata of north-east Ireland and invade Scotland around 500 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Gorman story begins in pre-history Ireland but many of his descendants will then move to Kintyre, Scotland where they and other R1b-L513 members will form the Dalriada. This line and many of his kin will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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Dowling

Hi Jamie, are you the son of Jimmy? Merchant navy character? DúnLaoighre?
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Dowling

I discovered that one Bridget Dowling resided in Dublin Ireland, was married to Adolf Hitlers brother. He worked at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin 2.
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Ty Brown

@Logan Warriner Bartholomew Dowling (1823-1863), author of The Brigade of Fontenoy and his brother William Dowling, a poet identified with America rather than with his own country, and Most Rev. Austin Dowling (1868-1930), Archbishop of St. Paul's, U.S.A., was of a family which emigrated from Co. Kerry or Co. Limerick
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Dowling

https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tdowling/cwVets.html You forget who came to America first?
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Logan Warriner

@Timothy Dowling was William the brother of Bartholomew Dowling (1823-1863)?
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James Dowling

Looking for as much family history as I can acquire. Any information is very welcome, especially Family Trees & Clan Histories.
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Paul Dowling

I don't know much about my Dowling history. Trying to find all i can.
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Michael Fawver

Michael Benjamin Fawver, Son of Dorothy Jane Dowling. She was born in 1921 in Hamalton, Ohio. USA
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Timothy Dowling

DOWLING, William; age 46; born in Ireland; arrived at New York in April 1871; settled in Hamilton; renounced the Queen of Great Britain; declaration made 9 July 1874.
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JamieD

I am a Dowling. Dowlings rule
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Carl Doran

I am Carl T Doran my Father Carl T Doran his father Sherwood T Doran His father Carl T Doran his father Samuel T Doran
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Doran

22 Dec 1794 to 15 Nov 1888
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Mary Doran

Hi cousins! My Doran family came from Castledermot and Bolton in County Kildare before immigrating to New York City, USA. Contact me if this sounds remotely familiar. And have a great day!
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Rosemary Powell

Hi, I’m Rosemary Doran (married Powell). My Dad was Scottish but great grandfather was from Belfast I believe (Joseph Doran)
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dan McGettigan

Good Day Ed: My Mother was a Doran--Grandfather from Kilkenny--some of our Doran Relatives arrived in St. John's, NL (Newfoundland and Labrador) ,around 1900 or earlier. Don't know much about them--dan McGettigan St. John's,NL
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Lee Doran

Hi Lee Doran is my name. Family came from Ireland in the 1940's. Arthur Doran grandfather, moved to Australia. My father born in 1943 Trevor Doran was the eldest of 5 orphaned children. He passed when I was only 7 leaving me with little knowledge of my family. I would like to connect. Also looking for Anthony Doran. Born in the 1940's not sure what year.
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mack doran

hi i am mack doran and would love to know more about meh family
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Doran Ward

My Irish ancestor was Jane Doran from Fermoy in Cork, Ireland. She was born in 1847 and emigrated to New York in 1863 in time to see Lincoln's funeral cortege. Her brother Jeremiah came here closer to the turn of the century, but moved to California.. She was my grandmother's grandmother, both very loved. My mother Jane remembered her fondly,and named me for her. My first name is Doran.
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Dallas Doran

Hi, I live in Cape Town South Africa having emigrated from the UK in 1962. My parents, now deceased, were Reginald and Pam Doran from London
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Gavin Doran

My grandfather is Peter Doran and Father is Michael Doran from Newry, County Down. Paternal fatherline haplogroup is M-222, apparently that of Niall and the Nine hostages. Very interested in researching exactly what Doran means as a name and why it was given.
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Julianne Doran

Hi ya I am Julianne Doran, married now and have changed my surname. But maiden name is Doran. Originally from Kilkenny. My father Michael Doran from limerick. Would love to know more on my dad's family surname.
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Doran

James Doran, Revolutionary War veteran, died 1799 in Washington County, Virginia. May have been born in 1738 in Ferns, County Wexford. Seeking confirmation or refutation. Son ALexander Doran, also served in American Revolution, a Major in War of 1812, born in Maryland, 1760, died in 1814 or 1815 in Johnson County, Tennessee.
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Cathleen Brown

Hi, my name is Cathleen Doran Brown. My Doran Family hails from Dungannon Ireland. William Doran is my great-great grandfather. He and his wife, Jane (Jenny) migrated first from Dungannon to Vermont and then established in Niagara Falls Canada. William's parents, according to a family Bible, were William and Bessie ORR Doran. I cannot find any records for them :(
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Annette Doran

Hi My grandparents and great grandparents were from Blessington area co Wicklow I would love to hear from any possible relatives Thank You
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Doran

Richard Doran here in Kenmare, Co. Kerry IE.
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Edward Doran

Hi Doran's contact me!
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Roger Lovero

I'm a descendant of a Duff who came to Trinidad in the 20th century.I was told he was an Overseer of an Estate in the Southern part of the Island. One of his sons was my Grandfather Albert.Hoping to learn more about the Duffs and their origin.
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Amey

Trying to trace back an Arthur Duff, born 1793, who possibly stowed away on a boat to NFLD and arrived with his mother in Holyrood sometime between 1801-1810 we believe after his siblings and father were killed
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Duff

Johann Duff, my father. Born March 9, 1932. Deceased January 29,2013.
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Duff

Nancy Duff born 1785-1795 or so Ireland Married Samuel Dodd born 1783, died 4 Apr 1857 Carricknecessnaugh, Saintfield, County Down, Ireland
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Duff, Duffy, MacDuff, Kilduff and Black names can be found throughout Ireland and Scotland, but its origin according to DNA is from the north-west coast of the Emerald Island. The Duff story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup A1] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Duff surname origin which means black is from a Northern Ui Neill [R1b-L513] tribe. The Cenél Eoghan and the tribes of Donegal conquered much of Ulster (Derry and Tyrone).
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) Cenél Eoghan will expand across northern Ireland with their cousins Cenél Conaill and the Northern Ui Neill between 500-800 BCE. The clans of Finn Valley have the same DNA as people from Gwynedd in Brittany. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. This Duff story begins in pre-history Ireland then moves to Scotland as they form part of the Dalriada. Descendants of their tribe will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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Brophy

Vincent A. Brophy 1922 to 1986
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Jayne Parsons

John Brophy DOB 1793 married Ellen Conway DOB 1797 both were from Kilkenny, Ireland they are my great great great grandparents. I live in Maine USA
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Brophy

I'm looking for more information about my Brophy family. My 4th GG William Brophy was born in Ireland in 1788. At some point he ended up in Knox County Virginia married to Ellen Brennan from Maryland and had Daniel in 1833, John in 1834 and George in 1835. I'd like to know where he was from, who his parents are, when he came to America and why...for starters. Thanks!!
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cicast

My family lived mainly in Kentucky. I am looking for anyone who may have been related to Libeas Lily Brophy, who was born in Indiana in 1828. He was married to a Sophia Gregory and a Ruth Ann Mussets. If anyone out there has any information regarding him and his ancestors, please let me know.
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LAWLOR

Bronx. New York 1890 +/- 10 years death 1955
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Charles Hett

you are not the only person who has looked for it, to the best of my knowledge it remains unknown. I am trying to put what information I can on him, it come mostly in little bits, and a few articles and bits of books. There are many inaccuracies.
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Charles Hett

I sent a reply a while ago, not sure if it went through, so trying again. I am a great-grandson of captain Charles Ambrose McEvoy. I do not know of the location of his gravesite nor the location of the gravestone of his son A.A. McEvoy (the artist). this was carved by Eric Gill. I am putting together what I can on Captain C.A.McEvoy and would be interested in your publications
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Lori

Looking to find out more information about my ancestors. My family name is McEvoy.
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John Collier FRAS

I am very interested in the American Civil war and have written some books on the subject. For many years others and myself have been searching for the gravesite of ACW veteran Charles Ambrose McEvoy who died in Codicote, Herts in 1905, can any of the McEvoy family help?
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Helen Deegan Mahon

I would love to be a tribe member
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Deegan

Deegan
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Deegan

I am looking for information regarding my Great Grandfather Matthew Patrick Deegan who was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1855. He married and moved to London circa 1890. He was a tailor. I am seeking details about his life in Dublin prior to moving to England; his father and his family, address, etc. Cheers
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Michael D Deegan

I have been able to trace my lineage back to John William Deegan, Born 1670 in Offaly Ireland. Can't seem to get any farther back than that. Much of my family was also apparently in Tipperary county.
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Thomas E. Deegan

can anyone help me get a copy of my Grandfathers birth certificate? I have been able to trace it back to Caherconlesh, a small village south of Limerick in County Limerick. My great-grandparents were James Deegan ( i believe from County Leix/ Laois or County Offley ) and Mary Hanleywho was born in Caherconlesh. Thank you all and bless you all for your help.
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Deegan

Is this the same Deegan as Cloncourse castle built by John O'Duigan in 1636? Also any relation to James Deegan memorialized on the mounment in Mountmellick dedicated to the Eleven brave Irishman hung by the British for supporting the Wolfe Tone rising in 1798? Finally, if you could have your genealogists confirm this is the correct coat of arms for Deegan. I have been corrected by an Irish historian that the correct coat of arms is the one shown on www.allfamilycrests.com that shows an oak tree on a hill with two intertwined snakes around the trunk. thank you for your assistance in clarifying these questions foe me. I have been researching these since 2012 but after suffering a mini-stroke in 2005 that affected my right frontal lob i have had concentration and recollection issues due to the fatigue and depression. And yes, based on what you find for these questions, I would like to consider hiring your best ancestral and genealogy researchers.
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Mike Shone

I am descended from Michael John Duigan baptised in Dublin in 1839 whose parents I know nothing of were John Joseph Duigan and Judith Mulhall except some now deceased family said "they were from the west"... Michael Duigan and his siblings John , Henry and Elizabeth migrated to Australia and we have fairly good records of them and their descendants in Australia. All ideas on how to track down John Joseph and his spouse Judith Mulhall could let us move through our current "Brickwall"..Mike Shone - email - mjshone@gmail.com
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Deegan

Patrick Joseph Deegan (My Father) was born in 1913 in Dublin he played for Shamrock Rovers he died in BIrmingham England in 1980.
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Aidan Vecqueray-Booth

I am trying to find out about my grandfather's side of my family, his name was Michael John (i think this was his middle name) Deegan, I think he was born in 1941, he died in 2000 I think but due to family quarrels I lost all contact with him when I was around 7/8 (sometime in the mid 1990's) so I never got to learn about my ancestors/heritage and would really like to know more about them
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Deegan

My grandfather was Patrick James Deegan from Downpatrick. born circa 1910. as Dagens, to Alexander Dagens/Deegan and Brigid Riley . any relations out there? my father was Kevin Patrick Deegan born in Birmingham. 1942. the family is spread out and ive lost touch with almost all of them. i have spent five years seeking the ancestry and now have all of the certificates going back to the early 1900s if anyone needs it among my siblings or cousins for their Citizenship. i would like to know more about my Irish family and to find relatives if they are out there.
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Stephanie Campion

Hi I'm Stephanie Campion. I'm trying to connect with my roots. Any Campion family out there? My father is Steve Campion and his father was the late Marlon Campion
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Campion

I believe that Anastice Campion who married Michael Tobin may have been my great grandmother x5 generations in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. They may had Richard Tobin who married Betty Walsh on 3 Feb 1795 in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. Richard had brothers: James; Edmund and sister Catherine.
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Jason Goeringer

Hello all. I'm looking for information on the parent of John Purcell O'Gorman. He was born in Ireland in 1810 and died in Tennessee in 1863. He is my 4th great grandfather and I have been unable to find any information. Thanks in advance.
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David o Gorman

Looking for any o Gorman family that can trace back to wexford Ireland or Cahir Tipperary
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Cameron Octigan

In the mid-19th Century, my great great grandfather Thomas Clark Octigan migrated from Manchester to Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1865. He was born somewhere in Munster, Ireland.
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bruce costigan

I'm looking for Costigan's that emigrated to Newfoundland from Ireland in the mid 19th century. My great-grandfather was Thomas Joseph Costigan. He resided in Colliers, Nfld and raised a family. I don't know if he was born in Nfld or Ireland.
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Mike Shone

Yes please. I hope your tree goes back to the 1700s. I appreciate yr kind offer as I try to link to my ancestor Judith who maybe lived till about 1845
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Dillon

Hi everyone My name is Dillon Mulhall My great great grandfather William Mulhall came to Dublin in the early 1900s from ballinakill in county Laois If anybody has questions or wants me to send them a family tree email me at dillonmulhall88@gmail.com
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Mike Shone

MULHALL Judith Mulhall married John Duigan/Deegan and lived in Dublin till mid 1840s. 4 of her children migrated to Australia and we have good records of them there
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Carol Bujeau

I'm looking for details on Sarah (Sally), who married John Birmingham in 1824, in Westmeath. They emigrated to Quebec, Canada, where she died in either 1883 or 1878. She would have been my great-great-great grandmother
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MULHALL

Sarah Cecile Mulhall 1799/1878
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Caroline Benson

Hello, I am searching for information on my Ancestors..their Name is Lawley and stem from Laois. They became quite a substantial family in Birmingham, England but occasionally returned to Laois for Births, weddings, funerals and Baptisms. I am trying to locate the mother of Joseph Patrick Lawley born about 1845, queenscourt, county laois, Ireland. He unfortunately died about JUL 1916 • Aston, Warwickshire, England. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
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Kevin Corcoran

I've been tracing my family history for the last two years. I live in upstate, New York in the U.S., but my paternal great-grandfather, who migrated to the U.S., along with his sister, in the early 1850s, was from County Laois. I don't have many Irish records of him or his sister, but I did find a marriage record and property rental record that reference two places in County Laois; Crissard and Cropard. I have managed to find Crissard, which I believe is (or perhaps was?) a Townland in the County, just a bit north/northwest of Wolfhill. I can find no other references to a place called Cropard in County Laois, however. Is there such a place in the County? Perhaps it is a place name that is no longer in use? I also realize that it could have simply been a recording error. Thank you for your time.
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Stephen Treacy

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Stephen Treacy

Hi Carol - we are launching a new 'missing ancestors' database, and a wider genealogists team soon. Both will help you, so watch this space.
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Carol Bannerman

How can I find information on Thomas Flanagan born 1822 in Laois, Ireland. Father Jno Flanagan, mother My Phelan? Thank you for your cooperation.
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