Category Archives: Newspaper

Evicted Tenants Fund, Laois, Ireland 1882 & 1883

An article in the 30 September 1882 edition of The Freeman’s Journal lists a number of families who received grants following eviction. One family listed is that of G.Buggy, who had four in family, and was from the Ballyroan area … Continue reading

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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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Outburst Against English Catholics 1929

A fascinating and slightly humorous story is reported in a 1929 edition of The Manchester Guardian, as The Guardian newspapers was known then.[1] Father John Buggy, in his Sunday sermon at St. Walburgha’s Church in Shipley, West Yorkshire, described those … Continue reading

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Australian Newspaper Articles

More newspaper articles featuring the Buggy name, this time from Australia. Melbourne – 1911                                                                                                                           Death Notice: On 15 March, Melbourne, Victoria, James Buggy, dearly beloved second son of Mr. and Mrs. James Buggy of Kellerberrin and brother of Martin and … 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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Canadian Newspaper Articles

Montreal – 1943                                                                                                                          Mary Angela (Molly) Buggy, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Buggy, married Leo James Cogan on 5 June 1943. Patrick Buggy is from Kilkenny, Ireland. The marriage took place in the Lady Chapel of St. Patrick’s … 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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