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The Journal of the Genealogical Society of Ireland (ISSN 1393-936X) is published in annual volumes of quarterly editions since March 2000. It is the only such quarterly publication in Ireland. The Society's journal publishes genealogical information covering the whole of Ireland and sometimes, the Irish Diaspora. The Editor welcomes research articles for publication e.g. family histories, gravestone inscrpitions, source information, biographies, book reviews etc. It's the ideal publication in which to record your family story or short biographies for future generations, especially, if your people left the shores of Ireland for the United States, Great Briatain, Mainland Europe, Canada, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Mexico or New Zealand - members of the great Irish Diaspora.

Though, based in Dun Laoghaire, south of the City of Dublin, the Genealogical Society of IrelandI is a "national" organisation covering the whole island of Ireland. The Irish Diaspora have come to know the journal, and the other publications, for the quality of the research information published by the Society. Price Ir£3.50 - members Ir£3.00 (postage Ir£1.00 Ireland & UK - elsewhere Ir£2.00)  (Ir£16.00 - four issues by mail to Ireland & UK: Ir£20.00 elsewhere) Editor: Brendan Hall E-mail:-jbhall@indigo.ie or by mail:- Brendan Hall, 14, Foxrock Mount, Foxrock, Dublin 18, Ireland.

THE GENIE GAZETTE

This is the Society's monthly newsletter (ISSN 1393-3183). It contains news, views and points of interest to family historians. It is available free of charge to members in Ireland at the Society's two Open Meetings each month. Overseas' Members receive copies by mail as part of their membership. Copies may be forwarded by mail to Irish based members for Ir£3.00 annually or Ir£6.00 annually for non-Members. E-mail: GenSocIreland@iol.ie

DEANSGRANGE MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

"Memorial Inscriptions of Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland Vol 1 - South West Section" (ISBN 1 898471 20 07) price IRP6.00 (postage IRP1.00 Ireland & IRP2.00 overseas). Publication aimed at the genealogist, social historian and local historian contains transcriptions of the memorials in a predominately non-Catholic section of this cemetery, the largest in Sth. Co. Dublin. Co-ordinator: B. O'Connor

"Memorial Inscriptions of Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland Vol. 2 Lower North Section" (ISBN 1 898471 30 4) price IRP7.00 (postage IRP1.00 Ireland & IRP2.00 overseas). Publication aimed at the genealogist, social and local historian contains transcriptions of the memorials in the oldest Catholic section of south County Dublin's largest cemetery opened in 1864. Co-ordinator: Barry O'Connor.

"Memorial Inscriptions of Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland Vol.3 Upper North Section" (ISBN 1 898471 55 X) price IRP7.00 (postage IRP1.00 Ireland and IRP2.00 overseas). Publication aimed at the genealogist, social and local historian contains transcriptions of 1400 of the memorials in the Catholic section of south County Dublin's largest cemetery opened in 1864. Co-ordinator: Barry O'Connor.

"Memorial Inscriptions of Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland - Vol. 4. South Section" (ISBN 1 898471 51 7) Price:- Ir£9.00 or €11.45 Euros. (Postage within Ireland & UK Ir£1.00 - others Ir£3.00 airmail). The South Section is the oldest non-Catholic Section, dating from 1864, containing many very interesting headstones for persons associated with the British Administration in Ireland in the 19th century, the British Empire; British Army, major companies and businesses, and the various Protestant Churches in Ireland and their overseas missions.

It's a must for any student of the period i.e. 19th Century & early 20th Century Ireland - basically, pre-independence etc. Some of the inscriptions are fascinating and contain a wealth of history in themselves

IRISH GENEALOGICAL SOURCES SERIES

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 1 - Shillelagh & Ballinacor South, Co. Wicklow 1837 - A Memorial" (ISBN 1 898471 40 1) price IRP5.00 (postage IRP1.00 - Ireland & IRP2.00 overseas). This memorial of 1837, containing the names and addresses of 1,500 people from south west County Wicklow. The date of this memorial is intermediate between the Tithe Applotment Survey and the Primary Valuation Survey (Griffith's Valuation) and covers an area which includes the vast Coolatin Estate of the Earl FitzWilliam which witnessed large scale assisted emigration between 1847 and 1856. Compiled & Edited by Sean Magee.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 2 - Corn Growers, Carriers & Traders, County Wicklow 1788, 1789 & 1790" (ISBN 1 898471 50 9). price IRP3.00 (postage IRP1.00 - Ireland & IRP2.00 overseas). The information contained in this publication has been extracted from documents covering the period before The Great Rebellion of 1798 and therefore, provide a valuable census substitute almost fifty years before the Tithe Applotment Books. Compiled by George H. O'Reilly & James O. Coyle.

 "Irish Genealogical Sources No. 3 - Newcastle, County Wicklow - School Register 1864-1947" (ISBN 1 898471 70 3) price IRP7.00 (postage IRP1.00 - Ireland & IRP2.00 overseas). George H. O'Reilly has compiled and edited this valuable genealogical source as a census substitute for this area of north County Wicklow.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 4 - Croasdaile's History of Rosenallis, Co. Laois, Ireland" (ISBN 1 898471 10 X) price IRP5.00 (postage IRP1.00 - Ireland & IRP2.00 overseas) is an account of the turbulent history of the Civil Parish of Rosenallis in North County Laois (Queen's County) by Fr. L. H. Craosdaile, s.j.. The publication includes an index to the Primary Valuation Survey for the Parish, including the Town of Mountmellick, and sources for the genealogist & local historian. Edited by Michael Merrigan.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 5 - Dublin City 1901 - Census Index to the North Strand, Clonliffe Road & Summerhill District" (ISBN 1 898471 75 4) price IRP5.00 (postage IRP1.00 - Ireland & IRP2.00 overseas). Extracted and indexed alphabetically by Marie Keogh, this provides the names, surnames and addresses of each householder and visitor in the district. It's a very useful guide for the researcher.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 6 - Booterstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland - School Registers 1861-1872 & 1891-1939" (ISBN 1 898471 80 0) price IRP7.00 (postage IRP1.00 Ireland & IRP2.50 overseas) Compiled by Frieda Carroll, Archivist of Dun Laoghaire Genealogical Society, this publication contains circa 1,700 names of the boys who attended this National Primary School situated on the road from Dublin City to Dun Laoghaire. The registers were microfilmed by the Society. School Registers are a source for social historians as they provide an insight into the socio-economic situation for the area during the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of World War II.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 7 - Dublin Street Index 1798 extracted from Whitelaw's Census" (ISBN 1 898471 85 1) by Sean Magee (Price: IRP3.00 - p+p IRP1.00 Ireland & UK : IRP2.00 others) Sean Magee, in his second volume in the Irish Genealogical Sources Series, provides an excellent research aide to family and social historians with an interest in Dublin City at the end of the eighteenth century. This index is taken from a census conducted by the Rev. James Whitelaw and contained in the appendix to the "History of the City of Dublin" by Whitelaw, Werburton & Walsh - published in 1815. Though the census itself has, unfortunately, not survived this index is a fascinating source. This is a valuable reference book as many of the street names are no longer in use today and therefore, may have been difficult to locate - Sean has made the task of cross referencing street and parish much easier. This index enables the researcher to identify the parish in each case for the year of The Great Rebellion of 1798 and just before the Act of Union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 8 - Weavers of Prosporous, County Kildare, Balbriggan, County Dublin and Tullamore, County Offaly in Memorials of 1826" (ISBN 1 898471 90 8) by Sean Magee (Price IRP3.00 p+p IRP1.00 Ireland & UK. IRP2.00 others) This volume complements the "Weavers & Related Trades, Dublin 1826" published by the Society in 1996 and consists of memorials of weavers seeking an improvement in the facilities in the Dublin market for the sale of their goods. The combined lists contain 947 names of weavers from the three towns, Prosporous (517), County Kildare, Balbriggan (310), County Dublin and Tullamore (120), County Offaly (formerly King's County), who sent their goods to the Dublin market. The three memorials are in the Chief Secretary's Office Registered Papers (CSORP) in the National Archives in Dublin. Some additional information on each town is provided in the extracts taken from Lewis's 'Topographical Dictionary of Ireland' published in 1837. This publication covers a period over twenty years prior to the Primary Valuation Survey (Griffith's Valuation), therefore, it is a very useful census substitute for genealogists and historians researching early nineteenth century Ireland before the onslaught of The Great Famine of 1845-50.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 9 - Petitioners Against Closure of Kill O' The Grange Cemetery, Co. Dublin, 1864" (ISBN 1 898471 95 9) by Annette McDonnell (Price IRP7.00 p+p IRP1.00 Ireland & UK. IRP2.00 others) This volume lists nearly 2,300 names of persons from the area protesting at the British Authorities decision to close the ancient cemetery at Kill O' The Grange which was used for centuries by the local Catholic population. Though, few headstones exist in the remaining section of the cemetery, the old cemetery covered a much larger area with each grave marked only by a rock or a tree. This type of listing is invaluable when census returns do not exist for the period. Readers with local roots are bound to find their ancestors names on this petition signed, or we should say, collected, outside the local Catholic Churches of Blackrock, Glasthule, Dalkey and St. Michael's (Kingstown). The petition failed and Deansgrange Cemetery was opened in 1864 as the new municipal burial ground.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 10 - Baldoyle, County Dublin 1901 Census Extracts" by Marie Keogh. Price IRP2.00 plus .50p p+p Ireland & UK and IRP1.00 elsewhere. (ISBN 1 898471 01 0) This is a very useful heads of household and visitors finding aid to the village of Baldoyle in North County Dublin for the 1901 Census.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 11 - Harold (Boys) School, Glasthule, County Dublin - Registers 1904 - 1948" compiled by Dr. Eithne Guilfoyle. Price IRP9.00 plus IRP1.00 p+p Ireland & UK : IRP2.00 elsewhere. (ISBN 1 898471 06 1). The Harold Boys School is one of the oldest in the area and indeed, was founded by two of the most industrious Clerics in Ireland at the time, Revs. John and George Harold. Many of the people listed in the early registers would have fought in the First World War or possibly, the War of Independence. Many would have left these shores for good and still more are residents of the Greater Dun Laoghaire area. The present Principal, Mr. John McGuire provides an introduction to the volume showing how the school has progressed over the years to become one of the most successful in the district. These school registers are very useful to the genealogist and social historian covering the periods before, between and after both World Wars and a period of high emigration from Ireland. Though, this is just the boys school, it can assist in the completion of whole families, siblings, fathers' occupations etc.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 12 - The Irish Independence Movement on Tyneside 1919-1921" (ISBN 1 898471 11 8) price Euro4.00 (IRP3.15) (postage Ireland & UK Euro1.27 (IRP1.00) others Euro2.54 (IRP2.00) compiled by Mary A. Barrington. This publication is based on the testimony of Gilbert Francis Barrington, Dublin, and formerly of South Shields in England. He was Quartermaster of the Tyneside Division of the Old I.R.A. and his account of the period is fascinatingly clear and precise with hundreds of names of the persons involved in this most overlooked piece of Irish History. It will be particularly of interest to those with Irish connections in the North East of England. The Society published this volume to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the First Dail (Irish Parliament) and the Declaration of Irish Independence on the 21st January 1919.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 13 - St. Patrick's School, Dalkey, County Dublin - School Registers 1894-1970" (ISBN 1 898471 21 5) price Euro7.00 (Ir£5.50) (postage Ireland & Uk Euro1.27 Ir£1.00 - others Euro2.54 Ir£2.00) compiled by Annette McDonnell. This publication covers the School Registers for the Girls Primary School 1894-1970 and the Boys National School 1894 to 1968. Though, this school in the Irish Heritage Town of Dalkey was primarily a Church of Ireland (Anglican) school, other religious groups are represented in great numbers. This publication is a must for all with connections with Dalkey.

Out of Print "Irish Genealogical Sources No. 14 - People of the Rebellion, Wicklow 1798" (ISBN 1 898471 26 6) Price Ir£8.00 (p+p Ir£1.00 Ireland & UK : Others Ir£2.00). Researched and compiled by the noted Local Historian, Pat Power of Arklow, Co. Wicklow. The course of the Rebellion in County Wicklow has always been overshadowed by the more militant events in other parts of Ireland despite the fact that even after the Rebellion had been quelled in the rest of the country the fight continued in that county. This publication is an attempt to show that this affected the lives of many of the people at that time. Around 1,800 names of those who took part on both sides in the 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow are listed together with their affiliation at the time, their probable addresses coupled with information about other aspects of their lives or deaths.

Out of Print "Irish Genealogical Sources Series No. 15 - The Louth Rifles" by Brendan Hall (ISBN 1898471 31 2) Price Ir£8.00 (Ir£1.00 P+P - Ireland & UK : Ir£2.00 elsewhere surface mail Ir£4.00 airmail). Throughout the nineteenth century Irishmen enlisted into the British Army in numbers, in terms of population, far exceeding the other regions of these islands. As an example, the Irish proportion of the British army in 1830 and 1840 was 42.2% and 37.2% respectively, gradually diminishing as the century wore on and the decimation caused by famine and emigration took effect. For no other reason than the fact that there was such a high amount of recruitment in Ireland, it may be seen what a valuable source of genealogy British Army records can be. However, because of difficulties of access (the British Army Archives are held in the British Public Records Office at Kew outside London), they remain under utilised.

Just as the Irish responded to the call to the Line (the main regiments in the British Army), in part, it must be added, for reasons of poverty, so, too, the quotas for recruitment to the county regiments of the Irish Militia were met with relative ease, once the military organisation was in place and initial local hostilities overcome. This book concentrates on those persons who served with the Louth Rifles from its formation in 1854 until 1876 and, in the case of officers, their antecedents in the Louth Rifles. As well as nominal lists, historical and contextual background information extracted from the Regimental History, local newspapers, etc. is provided. This type of information is probably more pertinent in terms of the ordinary recruits as, for the genealogist, it places individuals at a particular place at a particular time and it is hoped will add to the family history of individual men who served with the Regiment. In fact, for many of those in the nominal list of recruits, it may be the only "personal" information now available on them.

Within the context of this book, "Louth Rifles" refers to that period in the history of the regiment up to 1854. From 1854 the name was changed to "Louth Rifles". However, in newspaper articles and, apparently, local parlance, the old name was often used. Louth County is situated on the east coast of Ireland. With about 38 pages of text and there are about 3,900 names on the list this publication is a must for anyone researching their County Louth roots.

"Irish Genealogical Sources Series No. 16 - Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow, School Registers from 1861" compiled by G. H. O’Reilly, MA, FRSAI (ISBN 1 898471 36 3). Price Ir£5.00 (€6.35) (Ir£1.00 p+p Ireland & UK, Ir£2.00 others & Ir£3.00 airmail) The Kilcoole School Registers, from which the names of over 1,000 boys and nearly 500 girls have been extracted, cover the periods 1861-1938 (boys) and 1864-1918 (girls). The extracts have been combined to make it easier to find family connections. The Registers are large books about 12 x 18 inches printed by Alex Thom in Dublin. They have both an index and pages showing the attendances of the children and examinations passed, etc. They are labelled ‘Kilcoole Mixed’ and with two registers containing Boys’ names and two containing Girls’ names. The information most useful to family history researchers provided in the Registers is the name of the child, age last birthday, address, occupation of the parents and the school the child came from.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 17 - Index to the 1821 Census of Crosserlough, Co. Cavan" by Marie Keogh(ISBN 1 898471 41 X) is priced at just Ir£9.00 (€11.45) with Ir£1.00 p+p (Ireland & UK), Ir£2.00 surface & Ir£4.00 airmail (Other countries). This volume has over 8000 names, addresses, occupations and ages of people in over seventy Townlands in the Civil Parish of Crosserlough (Kildrumfertin) in the Ulster county of Cavan. Various occupations are listed ranging from apothecary to weaver providing an unique study of the population of this area over a generation before Civil Registration was introduced in Ireland. Many of the inhabitants listed by Marie Keogh were born in the late 1700s and since fragments of the 1821 Census are rare and, indeed, no full Census of Ireland exists prior to 1901, this volume should prove to be of considerable interest to genealogists, social historians and others research this part of Ireland. The Genealogical Society of Ireland acknowledges the kind donation towards the cost of the production of this valuable heritage publication received from Cavan County.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 18 - Dublin’s Riviera in the Mid 19th Century" ISBN 1 898471 46 0 Price IR£5.00 (€6.35) plus postage etc. of Ir£1.00 for Ireland & UK, Ir£2.00 others. This fine publication was compiled by Brendan Hall & George H. O’Reilly and its production received financial assistance from Mr. Norman Duffy, Chief Executive of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Tourism. "Dublin’s Riviera" - stretching from Booterstown to Killiney Bay and taking in Kingstown, Dalkey and areas in between, Dublin's Riviera has been successfully marketed in recent times as a place to go and a place to spend some time enjoying the scenes and sights of one of the oldest tourist destinations on this island. This book of over 155 pages provides descriptive extracts from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary, originally published in 1837, covering the main areas of the Riviera, with the names and addresses of local residents extracted from Thom's Directory of 1846 and from a local Directory published in 1867. It is hoped that this information will be of use to the family historian and genealogist in tracing family and friends who may have lived in the area in times past.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 19 - Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny 1901 Census" ISBN 1 898471 61 4 compiled by Tom Delaney. Price IR£9.00 €11.45 (postage IRL & UK Ir£1.00 - elsewhere Ir£3.00). This 292 page volume contains details of the over five and a half thousand individuals who lived in the various townlands making up the Electoral Division of Castlecomer in County Kilkenny in 1901. The most popular surname in the area was Brennan followed by Ryan, Bolger, Boyle, Brophy, Wilson, Buggy, Byrne, Campion, Cantwell with Comerford, McDonald and Delaney also very numerous. Included are age, occupation, relationships with households etc. and with each family listed separately this volume will be an invaluable aid to the genealogist and local historian with an interest in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 20 - Directory of Merchants & Traders of Dublin in 1798" ISBN 1 898471 56 8. Compiled by Sheila Martin. Price IR£7.00 €9.00 (postage IRL & UK Ir£1.00 - elsewhere Ir£3.00). The Dublin of 1798 was a city with a University, Cathedrals, Banks, and businesses aplenty. A new Custom House had just been completed in 1791 replacing that near Parliament Street. The Bank of Ireland had been established in 1782. The Merchants of Dublin had partially funded the building of City Hall in 1769. The Royal Canal Company was founded in 1793. John’s Lane Distillery opened in that year, also. The foundation stone for Commercial Buildings was laid in 1796. This book is an attempt to give some understanding of what trades and businesses existed in Dublin in 1798 and on which the normal everyday life of a major city depends. Over 4,800 people, working at occupations as diverse as silk throwster and peruke maker, are listed herein. Bearing in mind that the population of Dublin in 1795 was around 180,000 the relative importance of the Traders and Merchants in the city of Dublin can be seen. Some of the people listed would have been sole traders while others, no doubt, employed many. The names, trades and addresses in the Directory have been extracted by Sheila Martin from ‘The Gentleman’s and Citizen’s Almanack’ - itself compiled by John Watson Stewart in 1798. For ease of reference the names are in alphabetical order and later in street order.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 21 - The Louth Rifles 1877-1908" ISBN 1 898471 71 1 by Brendan Hall & Donal Hall. Price Ir£7.00 €9.00 (postage Ir£1.00 €1.27 Ireland & UK : Ir£3.00 €3.80). Despite an increase in recent years in the study of the Irish contribution to the British Army in the 19th and 20th centuries, historical scholarship in relation to the Irish Militia after the Napoleonic wars is scarce. This book is in part a history from 1877 of one such militia regiment, but it is primarily a continuation of the genealogical study commenced in "Irish Genealogical Sources No. 15 - Officers & Recruits of the Louth Rifles 1854-1876" (ISBN 1 898471 31 2) by Brendan Hall. This new book (IGS No. 21) continues the history of the Louth Rifles up to their time of disbandment in 1908. A substantial part of the narrative concerns the events surrounding the Regiment's refusal to "volunteer" for active service in South Africa during the Boer War. A list of some 1,300 names of those who served in the Regiment from 1902 to 1907 is also included, with, amongst other information, date of enrolment (some as early as 1877) and parish of birth. Surprisingly, some 35% of the recruits hailed from County Down. The book, therefore, should be of interest to those not only with an interest in Irish military and local history but also with genealogical links in County Louth and surrounding counties of Down, Armagh and Meath.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 22 - 1901 Census Index for Blackrock, Urban District Area, County Dublin" ISBN 1 898471 76 2. Price Ir£6.00 €7.60 (postage IRL & UK Ir£1.00 : Others Ir£2.00 surface & airmail Ir£4.00).. The volume covers the Blackrock UDC area and contains the names, addresses, ages and areas of birth for over 4,500 people being the heads of households, visitors and lodgers in the area.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No.23 - Name Index to Tombstone Inscriptions of County Louth, Ireland - Vol. 1" (ISBN 1 898471 81 9) and "Irish Genealogical Sources No.24- Name Index to Tombstone Inscriptions of County Louth, Ireland - Vol. 2" (ISBN 1 898471 86 X). Compiled by Brendan Hall. Price IRP14.00 : EUR17.78 - postage IRL & UK IRP1.00 -Others IRP3.00 (surface) and IRP6.00 (airmail). This Index, printed in two volumes (sold as a 2 vol. set), is intended as a genealogical aid to those seeking ancestors in County Louth or those involved in one-name studies. It contains almost 30,000 records and is, as the title implies, a name index to the Tombstone Inscriptions that are available in print, from various sources, for the following cemeteries in County Louth: Ardee - Ballymakenny - Ballymascanlon - Ballypousta - Bawntaaffe -Beaulieu - Cappoge - Carlingford - Castlebellingham - Castletown, Dundalk - Charlestown - Clogherhead - Clonkeen - Clonmore - Collon - Cord, Drogheda - Dromiskin - Drumshallon - Dunany - Dunleer - Dysert - Faughart - Faughart (Urnai) - Haynestown - Kane - Kildemock - Killanny - Killincoole - Kilsaran - Knockbridge - Mansfieldstown - Mayne - Monasterboice - Mullary - Newtownstalaban - Omeath - Port - Rathdrumin - Richardstown - St. Mary's 'Abbey', Louth - St. Mary's, Drogheda - St. Nicholas (Church of Ireland), Dundalk - St. Peter's (Church of Ireland), Drogheda - St. Peter's Parish, Drogheda - Salterstown - Seatown, Dundalk - Shanlis - Smarmore - Stabannon - Stickillin - Termonfeckin - Tullyallen. Each record contains the name, burial ground and publication in which the inscription may be found. Also included is a cross-reference index of some 1,200 names of married women and, to facilitate the researcher in identifying surname variations, an alphabetical index of all 2,600 surnames found in the inscriptions.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 25 - History of the Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin" (ISBN 1 898471 91 6) Price IRP£8.00 EUR10.16 (postage IRL & UK IRP1.00 EUR1.27- elsewhere IRP3.00 EUR3.80 & Airmail IRP4.00 EUR5.08). Edited by G. H. O’Reilly, MA, FRSAI, MGSI. This is the history of a forgotten place and, perhaps, a forgotten group of people. Both the pupils, of whom there were thousands over the years from 1770 to 1922, and the staff, are rarely mentioned as such in the history books. Yet, this school founded by people concerned with the large number of orphans in Dublin, in particular those who were orphaned because of the many wars which took place in the early 18th century, was the first of its kind in either Ireland or England at that time. Later on other schools were established on similar grounds elsewhere in the then British Isles. Unfortunately, most of the records of the School were destroyed in England during the Second World War. This book attempts to bring together some of those remaining in order to provide both an interesting historical ‘read’ and to help those researching family connections and, of course, it will be of use to those interested in this aspect of military history. The book includes a history of the School, lists of pupils and staff from the 1901 and 1911 Census Returns, lists of the memorial inscriptions in the adjoining graveyard (opened in 1851), list of deaths from 1851, rules of the establishment, etc.

"Irish Genealogical Sources No. 26 – Families of Newlands, Co. Dublin – A Genealogical Study" by Eamonn Dowling (ISBN 1 898471 96 7) Price Ir£4.00 (€5.00) with p+p IRL/UK Ir£1.00 (€1.27) & elsewhere Ir£3.00 (€3.80). The latest in the IGS Series is an excellent work by Eamonn Dowling on the families associated with the Newlands Demesne near Clondalkin, Co. Dublin. Starting from the 16th century, a period of turmoil, plantation and colonial consolidation in Ireland, he provides an insight into the Fitzsymon/Fitzsimon, Stanyhurst, Cole, Kilwarden, Ussher, Molyneux, Jacob and O’Brien families, amongst many others. It’s basically their story, their place in Irish history and the development of the demesne that is now the Newlands Golf Club in County Dublin. Eamonn provides family trees for each generation of the relevant families making it easier for the reader to understand the various family connections etc. This publication and others by the Society are available via the Society’s Website or by mail from the Hon. Secretary at the address below.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

"Weavers & Related Trades, Dublin 1826 - A Genealogical Source" (ISBN 1 898471 15 0) price IRP5.00 (postage IRP1.00 Ireland & IRP2.00 overseas). Sean Magee has skilfully researched the Op 726 and OP 727 series of records in the National Archives in Dublin and extracted the names, addresses, family details and trades of the persons applying for relief of distress due to the collapse of the Irish textile industry in 1826. This is not only a genealogical source, but a very valuable publication for the social historian.

"A Guide to the Articles and Sources Published by the Dun Laoghaire Genealogical Society 1992 - 1996" (ISBN 1 898471 45 2) price IRP2.00 (postage IRP1.00). The essential reference source for the genealogist and social historian researching aspects of County Dublin's history and genealogical heritage. Compiled & Edited by Brian Smith, author of the much acclaimed "Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors" and co-author of "Tracing Your Dublin Ancestors" published by Flyleaf Press.

"Memorial Inscriptions of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Co. Dublin, Ireland" Volume 1 - ISBN 1 898471 66 5 Compiled by Barry O'Connor & Brian Smith. Price IRP5.00 (p+p IRP1.00 IRL & UK : Others IRP2.00) - The first volume includes Barrington’s Private Burial Ground, Blackrock College, Domincan Convent, Glencullen Old, Kiltiernan Church of Ireland, Loughlinstown Workhouse, Old Connaught, Rathmichael Old, St. Brigid’s Church of Ireland in Stillorgan and Tully Graveyard. A further volume of circa ten graveyards is to follow. These works, in conjunction with those already published for Dean’s Grange Cemetery, will be of immense value to genealogists and local historians.


EURO RATES

For the information of our Overseas Members and readers, Ireland was one of the eleven European Union countries to join the Euro Currency on January 1st and non cash transactions have commenced in the Euro. Cash transactions will be possible by 2002. Each of the Society's publications will be priced in Euros and Punts. The rate of the Punt is now fixed at EURO1.27 (.787564 conversion rate), therefore, the following rates now apply: Membership Fee EURO12.70 (IRP10.00); Four issues of the Journal EURO22.32 (IRP16.00) for UK & Ireland and EURO25.40 (IRP20.00) for others. Cheques in Euros are available in most banks, however, Sterling, Australian, Canadian, American and New Zealand Dollar cheques will also be accepted by the Society at the equivalent rate to the EURO. At the next AGM, hopefully, the rates for membership etc. will be fixed at new EURO rates avoiding cents in each case for ease of transaction