Category Archives: Ireland

Bureau of Military History 1913-1921 II

Please see the first post on this subject for context and an explanation of the Bureau of Military History. Valentine Jackson was a member of the IRB in the years before the 1916 Rising.[1] He outlines how he had vague … Continue reading

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Bureau of Military History 1913-1921 I

On 7 August 2012 the Defense Forces Ireland and the National Archives of Ireland released digitized witness statements from over one thousand people who participated in the revolutionary period from 1913-1921. They were recorded by the Bureau of Military History … Continue reading

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Rev. Richard Buggy c.1802-1864

The Rev Richard Buggy died on 7 November 1864[1] and at the time was the parish priest of Clonaslee  Catholic parish, Laois. According to his death certificate, he was about 62 years old when he died giving an approx year … Continue reading

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Insolvencies in Kilkenny 1830

In a list of insolvencies presented as Summer Assizes 1830 there is one entry which reads: Michael Buggy, Walkin St, Kilkenny £0 1s. 0d.[1] [1] Author Unknown. 1830. The Presentments of the Grand Jury of the City of KIlkenny at … Continue reading

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The Land Purchase Act Advances 1916

The Irish Land Commission oversaw the wholesale transfer of land from estate owners to tenant farmers during the 19th and 20th centuries.  One publication from their records outlines the advances of money for the purchase of land from the former … Continue reading

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Irish Newspaper Articles II

Dublin, 1862                                                                                                                                        A meeting was held in Dublin on 21 July 1862 to discuss establishing a Catholic University. Many people were in attendance and a list was read out of those who apologized for not being there. Included on the … Continue reading

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K.T. Buggy – Archive Listing

This entry is about an archival listing that gives the location of a letter written by H.T. Buggy (almost certainly K.T Buggy) to Thomas Perronet Thompson on 13 March 1838.[1] This listing outlines that the letter is currently held at … Continue reading

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Guinness Employment Records c.1880-2000

The Guinness brewery in Dublin is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ireland. On their website they have a section of interest to genealogists, employment records. A search of the indexes shows that at least two Buggy’s worked … Continue reading

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Arson in Cavan 1886

Cavan is not a county associated with the Buggy name and a 19th century inquiry into jury assizes outlines how a George Buggy was charged with arson. The Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland was questions as to … Continue reading

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Assisted Emigration Castlecomer Estate, Kilkenny 1847-1853

During The Famine many Irish people had their passage paid by landlords to travel to America, Canada and further afield. Lists of these emigrants can be very useful as they often give a townland of origin. Many Buggy’s can trace … Continue reading

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