A new way of detecting pickpockets

John Savage was charged before a London magistrate, with endeavouring to steal a pocket handkerchief, belonging to Thomas Donahue, M.D., of Suffolk Place, Pall-mall. The prosecutor stated that, having for three days running been plundered of his pocket handkerchief, he had considered the best way of detecting the thief, and at last hit upon the […]

1821 census re-indexed for parts of Cavan still available

Great improvements made to indexation of these remaining census records available Go to National Archives – More Search Options to see if the parishes shown are interesting to you There are families of Donocho in Corleslee and Aughnaglogh townland Annagelliff parish Donohoe in Castlerahan, Kenawley, Munterconaght and Lurgan parishes And lots of Donoho in many […]

Dunnahoo – a Dunn married a Hugh?

Recently I spoke to an elderly West Cork lady. She opened our conversation with the following: “Did you know that we pronounce your name DUNNAHOO? And that the name came about because of a Dunn marrying a Hugh? I didn’t reply hoping she would continue but when she didn’t, I said, “I always thought the […]