Category Archives: Ireland

Irish Newspaper Articles I

Ballinakill, Laois 1895.                                                                                                               Death. BUGGY – May 8, 1895, at Ballinakill, Queens Co, to the inexpressible sorrow of his mother, sister, brother, and a large circle of friends, James Buggy aged 23(? text is worn) years. Office and high mass … Continue reading

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1832 Kilkenny Conviction

Prison and court records can tell us many things about our ancestors who had a brush with the law. The 19th century was a very different era with extremely harsh sentences such as death and banishment to Australia handed down … Continue reading

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Buggy – the worst character 1855

A search through microfilmed parish registers in Ireland can often take many hours. However, from time to time the long searches can be interspersed with illuminating comments made by the parish priests. The ‘legitimacy’ of a new born baby and … Continue reading

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Belfast Riots 1886

In 1886 prolonged riots broke out in Belfast, of which you can read more about here. A report was published outlining the injuries received by RIC officers and members of the military during the riots. [1] In this report is … Continue reading

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Pigot and Co.’s Provincial Directory of Ireland 1824

Countless individuals give huge amounts of their free time towards making genealogical records more accessible to those conducting family history research. One such person is John Hayes at his website failteromhat.com. On this site he has various transcriptions and scanned … Continue reading

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Sentenced to death 1798

The United Irishman Rebellion lasted from May to September in 1798. Fighting was particularly acute in many Leinster counties, most notably Wicklow and Wexford.  An article in The Observer newspaper outlines that at the Maryborough (modern day name is Port … Continue reading

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Whiteboys attack on Ballyragget, Kilkenny 1775

Examples of the Buggy name from the 1700s in Ireland are generally rare to find. One example comes from Transactions of the Ossory Archaeological Society which contains a reproduced article from the 25 February 1775 edition of Finn’s Leinster Journal .[1] … Continue reading

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