"Don't believe everything you're told":
Researching the O'Hallorans of Sixmilebridge

Talk for Clare Roots Society family history group

County Museum, Ennis

29 March 2007

by Paddy Waldron

WWW version: http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~pwaldron/ClareRoots/

Outline of talk:

  • Six generations of family manuscripts
  • Research Strategy
  • "Going Sideways In Order To Go Back"
  • The Ballycunneen O'Hallorans
  • What should we believe?
  • Six generations of family manuscripts

    Generation no. 1: Patrick J. M. Waldron

    Generation no. 2: Patrick H. P. Waldron/Padraig de Bhaldraithe

    Generation no. 3: The Waldron twins: Jack (1884-1959) and Paddy (1884-1953)

    Generation no. 4: "Grannie": Margaret Mary Nolan (1865-1953)

    Generation no. 5: William Nolan (1829-1905) and Mary Kett (1845-1876)

    Generation no. 6: Margaret O'Halloran Kett Carroll (c.1813-1889)

    Research Strategy

    "Going Sideways In Order To Go Back"

    (Chris O'Mahony (RIP), "A Crunch Point in Research", Irish Family History, Vol. X, pp.6-9 (1994) - see online index to contents)

     

    The Ballycunneen O'Hallorans

    (Patrick Hogan, "Thady O'Halloran of Ballycunneen, Co. Clare (1727-1798): His Common-Place Book, edited, with a Pedigree and some Notes", North Munster Antiquarian Journal, Vol. V, No. 4, pp.102-116 (1948); &

    Patrick Hogan, "Extracts From The Common Place Book Or "Diary" of Thady O'Halloran of Ballycuneen, Bunratty, Co. Clare, 1727-1798", North Munster Antiquarian Journal, Vol. VII, No. 3, pp.12-17 (1956) - see online index to contents in Thaddeus C. Breen's excellent Irish Archaeology website)

    Ballycunneen House today (from www.clarelibrary.ie)

    What should we believe?