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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

New online Co Clare records: RC Baptisms, WW1 & IRA

Hardly a week goes by without Clare County Library adding some goodies to its free online archive! Here are the most recent additions:


RC Baptisms – Kilmaley Parish


Transcribed from LDS film, the baptisms from the Roman Catholic Kilmaley Parish registers have been transcribed and donated by John Mayer. The transcriptions cover all entries from 1832 to 1843. Kilmaley is in the Diocese of Killaloe.

Nearly all the records give the name of the child, date of baptism, father's first name, mother's first name and maiden name, and sponsors' names. Only a small proportion of the baptisms in the earlier years provide details of the parents' townland, but this information is given in almost every case towards the end of the period. The date of the parents' marriage is also recorded in some cases.

As far as I'm aware, the Kilmaley baptism records are not online anywhere else.

UPDATE, 25 Feb: The transcriptions now cover all years to 1828 to 1845.


IRA Roll of Honour 1916–1925


This Roll of Honour of more than 70 active members of the IRA in County Clare between the years 1916 and 1925 has been transcribed from the Diamond Jubilee edition of The Banner. This was published by the Claremen and Women’s Patriotic, Benevolent and Social Association of New York in 1963. These entries had originally appeared in the Clare Champion.

In addition, biographies of some of the men have also been transcribed from The Banner.


Clare Men and Women in the Great War 1914-1918


The work of Ger Browne, this collection of records holds a wealth of material for those with Clare ancestors who fought in WW1, and is worth thorough investigation by anyone with ancestors from the county. It's an on-going online archive, frequently updated and the most recent update includes 100 years of reports on the war from Clare newspapers, individual profiles of soldiers and an article on the war by Peadar McNamara.

See the full selection of records available in the Clare Men & Women in the Great War collection.