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  GENUKI: Irish Counties
Map of Ireland showing counties and their Chapman Codes - by Brian Randell, based on a map obtained from Paddy Waldron.
The Counties of Antrim, Armagh, Fermanagh, Londonderry (Derry), Down, and Tyrone are, since 1922 in Northern Ireland, the other counties are in the Republic of Ireland.
NOTE: If you have some expertise in both Irish Genealogy and basic web page contruction, and might be interested in taking over the further development of any of the GENUKI/Ireland county pages that are available for adoption, please take a look at the GENUKI Help Us page and then contact Richard White, circman@hotmail.com.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/irl/counties.html   (113 words)

  Frampton Irish
However, the greatest density of Irish farms was in the Western half of the township probably due to the difficulty of access to the Eastern half requiring crossing of the Etchemin River.
The total of 530 Irish family farms is a clear indication that the Irish culture was predominant in the vicinity of Frampton Township in 1861.
The cultural geography of the Frampton Irish stretched from the emerald isle of Ireland to the deep woods of unsettled Quebec to the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Mexican California.
www.framptonirish.com /frampton/Geography.cfm   (4760 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Henry Joy McCracken   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Irish Republicanism is an ideology based on the Irish nationalist belief that all of Ireland should be a united independent republic.
Leinster (IPA: ; Irish: Laighin or Laigin, IPA:), one of the Provinces of Ireland, lies in the east of Ireland and comprises the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
County Antrim (in [Gaelic) is one of the six Irish counties that form Northern Ireland.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Henry-Joy-McCracken   (1186 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The counties of Northern Ireland are no longer used for local government, and two former counties in the Republic have been subdivided, giving a modern total of 29 counties for administrative purposes rather than 26.
Former counties include: County Coleraine which formed the basis of County Londonderry, and Nether and Upper Tyrone which were merged, and Desmond which was split between Counties Cork and Kerry.
The "traditional" 26 counties are no longer the main basis for local government, planning and community development purposes, although unlike the counties in Great Britain, the Republic's traditional county boundaries are still generally respected for other purposes (counties on occasion being sub-divided).
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Counties_of_Ireland   (1327 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Portrush   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Portrush (in Irish: Port Rois, ie port of the promontory) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, beside the border with County Londonderry.
Arms of Coleraine Coleraine (Cúil Raithin in Irish) is a large town in County Derry, Northern Ireland at the mouth of the river Bann and has the advantage of being near some of the most extraordinary landscape in the whole of Europe.
Portrush (in Irish: Port Rois, ie port of the promontory) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Portrush   (1368 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term ward was used in a similar manner in the four northern counties of Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland and Westmorland.
Counties in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were divided into hundreds in the seventeenth century, in imitation of the British system.
Similar to the notion of the South Australian counties listed on the system of titles, hundreds are not generally used when referring to a district and are little known by the general population.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Hundreds   (1023 words)

 Irish Counties
Many of the questions have a strong Irish flavour but there are questions of a general nature from other corners of the world.
Some statistics on the population of each county in Ireland (north and south) and the county town (administrative centre for each county).
Figures given to the nearest 10,000 for county and nearest 1000 for town.
www.irishtrivia.com /countystats.htm   (139 words)

 Irish Times - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Irish Times, quality national daily newspaper produced in Dublin.
This leader on the Irish Act appeared in The Times on December 24, 1920.
This report on the beginnings of the Irish Famine appeared in The Times on October 22, 1845.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Irish_Times.html   (123 words)

 Bren's Guide to Irish Counties
Wexford is unique among Irish counties in that it is rumoured that the sun shines there a fair bit.
In terms of images of this county one of the most striking in Irish folklore is that of a rebel hand setting the heather blazing at Boolavogue when Father John Murphy led his parishioners in routing the Camolin Cavalry on May 26, 1798.
Fermanagh is another Irish county with a strong reputation for the excellence of its fisheries and indeed Lough Erne has claimed many world coarse angling match records, presumably including heaviest body ever pulled from a lake.
www.geocities.com /welisc/sci/counties.html   (3393 words)

 St. Patrick's Day by the Numbers
Forty-four of these counties are in the Northeast, with 14 in New York, 11 in Massachusetts and five in New Jersey.
Among the 54 counties where Irish is the largest observed ancestry group, Middlesex had the highest population of Irish-Americans, with Norfolk County, Mass., second, with 203,285.
Percentage of the population of Plymouth County, Mass., and Norfolk County, Mass., that is of Irish ancestry.
www.factmonster.com /spot/stpatcensus1.html   (691 words)

 Irish Freeholders
Freeholders were substantial farmers of the Irish counties who had the right to vote, while freemen or free citizens of cities and boroughs had votes.
Some Irish landholders therefore created small freeholds, often by providing direct leases to people who previously were subtenants, in an effort to increase the landholders’ political influence, particularly after the enfranchisement of Roman Catholics in 1793.
For example, the population of County Leitrim in 1821 was 124,785 while there were 5,315 freeholders polled in the election of 1818 in County Leitrim.
www.ireland.progenealogists.com /freeholders.htm   (2879 words)

 Counties of Ireland - Carlow - World Cultures European
With an area of 346 square miles, Carlow is the second smallest Irish county and one of only twelve that is land-locked; it is bordered by the scenic Blackstairs Mountains to the east and the fertile limestone land of the Barrow Valley and the Killeshin Hills to the west.
The county was part of the lands of Dermot MacMurrough, the Leinster king who formed the first alliance with the Normans and facilitated their invasion in the twelfth century.
In the Famine and the subsequent emigration, Carlow's population shrank from 86,000 in 1841 to 41,000 in 1966, a drop of 52%.
www.irishcultureandcustoms.com /ACounty/Carlow.html   (3521 words)

 Irish Genealogy: A Guide to Irish Politicial and Religious Administrative Divisions
Irish Genealogical Project -- The Irish Genealogical Project (IGP) was established in 1988 to assist persons of Irish descent in tracing their family roots, and oversees
Irish National Archives -- If you are starting a search for your Irish ancestors, the National Archives holds many of the records which are relevant to Irish genealogy and family history, along with tips for how to start and conduct your search.
If you are interested in Cassidy genealogy, Irish Culture, traveling to County Fermanagh and Ireland, or attending a Cassidy Clan Rally, please click here to read more about the book.
www.cassidyclan.org /roots2.htm   (761 words)

 Greater London Authority - Press Release
The experiences of older Irish people living in Britain are explored in two films being premiered at the Tricycle Cinema in Kilburn on Sunday 6 March, as part of a wide ranging programme of Irish related events taking place in the capital around St Patrick's Day, which falls on 17 March.
Interviews with elderly Irish men and women in London intercut with footage of the 2003 London St. Patrick's Day Parade.  These testimonies of coming to London between the 1930s and 1960s constitute a moving and valuable record of a rapidly disappearing section of the London population.
The programme, which depicts the plight of elderly Irish men in Britain, is a serious indictment of Irish government policy towards the Irish in Britain and after heated debates in the Dail, has resulted in a recent reassessment of the level of grant-aid to Irish welfare organisations.
www.london.gov.uk /view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=4893   (691 words)

 The W&E Canal through Huntington - The Irish
A great battle was threatened between these factions al Lagro on the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, and the opposing armies were actually on the march when militia reached the scene and dispersed them.
Two magistrates, an associate judge, the sheriffs of Huntington and Wabash counties, and the militia arrested and committed eight of the ringleaders.
This new population was principally Irish, mostly emigrants as Mahon resembled very closely parts of their mother country in landscape scenery, surroundings and fertility of soil.
terrypepper.com /w&e/irish.htm   (1570 words)

 Some Irish History
However, many of the native Irish stayed and became employees of the settlers, and the Ulster Plantation became the most successful plantation in Ireland up to that time, but the ramifications of these "plantings" and conquests 400 years ago evolved into Irish troubles of today.
Just prior to the onset of these hostilities, the Irish of Ulster had begun a new uprising against the invaders and attacked these planters who had been settled in the North 30 years before, murdering between 10,000 and 15,000 of the Protestants.
And after this treaty was signed, a series of Penal Laws were enacted by the Irish Parliament, the expressed purpose of which was to try to rid Ireland of Catholicism by forcing the population to become Protestant.
www.brumm.com /genealogy/walkers_moyers/trails/irishhistory.html   (816 words)

 Search: Map of Irish Counties
After each name is a key that identifies the county or counties in which the family lived.
Map of Ireland showing counties and their Chapman Codes - by Brian Randell, based on a map obtained from Paddy Waldron.
Map of Irish Counties (Width: 800 Height: 971 Size: 35.5k) New image opens in a new window, close it when you're done.
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 Irish Ancestors /Counties
To have a realistic chance of finding anything significant, the minimum information generally required is your ancestors' county of origin in Ireland.
A word of caution: Irish counties are generally larger and much more populous than North American counties.
From this page you can look at some of the sources relevant to all counties, subdivided by province.
www.ireland.com /ancestor/browse/counties/index.htm   (87 words)

 Introduction: The Old Country in the New World
The fates of Irish immigrants, on the other hand, were more varied, depending largely on the timing and circumstances of their arrival and their background in Ireland.
Hailing largely from Counties Donegal and Mayo, the famine-era Irish were more likely to live in the patches than towns, and more likely to work as laborers than skilled miners.
The famine in these counties, when it struck, was less severe than in northern and western Ireland, and even at the height of famine in the winter of 1846-47, Kilkennians benefited from outdoor relief provided by the Guardians of the Kilkenny Poor Law Union.
www.amphilsoc.org /library/exhibits/wallace/immigrants.htm   (814 words)

 Counties of Ireland - Antrim - World Cultures European
Bounded on the east and north by the ocean, to its west is Londonderry and Lough Neagh; to its south is County Down.
In general, the people who live in the glens are the descendants of both the ancient Irish and their cousins, the Hebridean Scots from across the narrow Sea of Moyle.
Either way, it's grown to become the biggest annual event in the county and is most famous for it's 'Dulse' - edible seaweed that has been collected from local shores and dried out, and 'Yellow Man' - a yellow candy similar in texture to toffee and taste of honeycomb.
www.irishcultureandcustoms.com /ACounty/Antrim.html   (2566 words)

 FAQs - Irish Freedom Committee
The Irish Freedom Committee™ is a Nation-Wide, U.S.-Based, registered Not-For-Profit organization devoted to education on the root causes of the war with Britain, and the support of Irish political prisoners imprisoned as a result of British military occupation of Ireland.
As a prerequisite to the promised "Peace", the Irish people were asked to change the Irish Constitution; amending the wording of Articles 2 and 3 to surrender the Constitutional claim to the Six Counties.
The Irish people were promised "Peace" in exchange for a "Yes" vote to the Treaty-- and since then have seen only more sectarian violence and state-sanctioned murders; including the burning alive of the three Quinn boys and the assassination of noted civil rights attorney Rosemary Nelson.
www.irishfreedomcommittee.net /FAQs.htm   (825 words)

 Quintin Publications | Irish Counties   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Donegal families are an interesting mixture of native Irish families and the "Scots-Irish" who came to Donegal from the 17th century onward.
The county remained administratively remote from the rest of Ireland throughout much of its history and the variety and scale of records available to the family historian is relatively low.
This new edition includes a specially-written introduction by Graham Kirkham, whose researches on both sides of the Atlantic are reflected in an essay that considers recent advances in the understanding of this most important mass population movement from Ireland to America.
www.quintinpublications.com /irish_counties.html   (573 words)

 Irish Traditions from .Moytura's Irish Bookshop
Irish traditions from Irish toasts and weddings, to Christmas and Irish cures are to be found in this collection of books from Moytura's Irish Bookshop
Written by an Irish mother who put on a traditional Irish wedding for her American daughter, this book explores the rich history and lore surrounding the exchange of vows beginning with the practices of ancient Gaelic tribes.
Includes the mythological variance between tales from differing counties and tries to reconcile the countless spelling/name variations and the differing significance attached to various elementals.
www.moytura.com /irishbooks/traditions1.htm   (968 words)

 Irish Books from Moytura's Irish Book Shop
There are currently 31 different categories of Irish books, ranging from Irish Art and Architecture, Irish Christianity and Prayers right up to Irish Theatre and Travel.
It would be difficult to include the work of all Irish fiction writers but I have listed those writers I am aware of in the authors' list.
The Irish books featured are from Amazon.com and priced in $US, over time I hope to add a selection from Amazon.co.uk and available in £Sterling.
www.moytura.com /irishbooks/index.htm   (825 words)

Name at least one Irish born winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Irish books, magazines and CD's are available to borrow by IAC Club members.
It is on sale at the Irish Rose Gift and Travel, and at Irish-American Club events.
www.theirishamericanclub.org /Quiz.asp   (364 words)

 Irish Research
Those with Irish ancestors will find very useful information in the records of the army especially information of the Irish regiments and militia, naval and merchant seamen, PCC wills and administrations and the records of Chancery.
Discusses immigration and emigration in Irish history and their effects on family names, introduces Irish heraldry, and recounts the origins and history of more than two hundred Irish surnames.
Irish Family Names Map, A pictorial map illustrating almost 200 medieval coats of arms of Ireland's principal families.
www.btinternet.com /~johnhglen/page_of_irish_research.htm   (874 words)

 Irish Tartans
These new Irish tartans inspired by the Counties of Ireland are reminiscent of the Country with soft warm colours dominating.
Celts have woven and worn tartan type fabrics for 1000s of years and these Irish Tartans live up to that long Celtic design tradition.
The range consists of 32 Irish County Tartans and also the new Irish National Tartan.
www.donaldsons-of-crieff.com /tartan/irish.html   (92 words)

 Irish Genealogy Guide Using UST Collection
Most modern (pre-1901) Irish census records were destroyed in the Public Records Office (Dublin) fire during the Irish Civil War.
Wandering through Irish cemeteries looking for gravestones of long-dead ancestors is a fruitful source of genealogical data.
Irish geographic names (for villages, parishes, poor-law unions, towns, counties, etc.) sometimes are difficult to "place." An excellent descriptive source for place-names as they existed in the 19
www.stthomas.edu /libraries/special/irishgenres.htm   (1328 words)

 Map of irish counties
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