Ardmore Names
People & Place
Carved in stone
John Tierney
0872312107
john@eachtra.ie
http://goo.gl/HMqYDB
July 2013
In Thiepval my great
grandfathers name is carved
in stone overlooking that N
French landscape - here my
father sees his gr...
Context by 2
• Community Genealogy
– The Gathering
– Ireland XO
– Historic Graves
• Over 30,000 historic grave memorials i...
www.historicgraves.ie
In the past three years we have learned many lessons in community
heritage projects focussed on hist...
Powerful technologies are now
available to communities and
can be leveraged for community-
led purposes
The first Historic Graves work
was done here in Ardmore, with
Gerry O’Mahoney, Tommy
Mooney and Billy Harty
participating
Geotagged datasets
• Buildings
– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouth_Heritage_Trail
– Bridges
– National Schools
– Secon...
9
Modern smartphones with GPS built-in
allow us develop immersive heritage
tourism experiences -walk in the
footsteps of o...
Audio recorder
Zoom H2
GPS Camera
Sony HX GPS
Digital tools for local historians
We can take the Who was
Who approach and make a
record of every Waterford person
appearing in the historical record
We have built a digital system at www.reyndr.com
to enable groups and individuals to publish their
local histories - watch...
Family names carved in stone
are primary historical sources -
here we see the names of
Ardmore families
Grange family names
Grange family names continued
Names & genealogical heritage and
tourism
Local
• Family names
• Placenames
• Crossroads
• Bridges
• Kilns
• Rivers & stre...
Goldmines for genealogy and
local history - there are many
free resources which can be
used
National Archives - Sources
National Archives – Calendar of wills
Down Survey late 1600s – following the 11 year war
James Fitzgerald – Waterford properties
James Fitzgerald – Kildare properties
Landed Estates Project- Sources
http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml
Griffiths Valuation
Ardmore Parish
Approx 1860
N=1350
A simple frequency analysis - the
bigger the surname the more
freque...
Griffiths Valuation
Grange Parish
Approx 301
Griffiths Valuation
Clashmore Parish
Approx 517
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/
National Archives – Census 1901 -1911
These are the Gradys of Curragh in 1901
National Archives – Census 1901 -1911
Location of Gradys rocks – seaweed bed?
Local knowledge combined with
digital datase...
1901 Census
Lissarow townland
1901 Census
Ballynagleragh (Clarkstown) townland
1901 Census
Crushea townland
1901 Census
Curragh townland
1911 Census
Curragh townland
1901 Census
Monea Townland
14 houses (excluding convent – 5 names)
1901 Census
Kilknockan townland
1901 Census
Ardmore village
CoI religious denomination
Is this a barracks?
Des Fitzgerald confirms PH is his
great grandfather P Hassett and
that this is the Constabulary
Barrac...
Stories & Narratives
Do not shirk the hard questions.
1918 Flu Epidemic
1920s epidemic TB?
-Poverty and health
War of Inde...
The ruined dwellings of our Irish
countryside are a resource for
local history and genealogical
tourism - bring the diaspo...
Griffiths Valuation tells us
Keanes and Barrons lived in
these structures in the 1860s
Patrick Keane
Duffcarrick
1860
Do this for all ruined houses in
the parish - local families know
who lived in many of thes...
Aspire to do this for every historic
structure in the parish
add the layers of family names
attached to each home
eg. 2013...
Other sources – UK National Arhcives
Ardmore men who joined
The Royal Navy in late 1800s
N-25
Coastguard station built early
19th
century Griffiths Valuation of approx
1860s seems to indicate the
following were livin...
Born in Ardmore, preceded by
sisters who died young and are
buried in Ardmore graveyard.
Sandy hair, blue eyes and 5.6 in
...
The headstone erected in
Ardmore graveyard by Samuel
Pile’s father for his deceased
daughter. Very high quality
memorial s...
Other families with links to the
British Royal Navy.
Michael Mulcahy died on the
Indefatigable in May 1916
when she was sunk during
the Battle of Jutland.
http://en.wikipedia....
Every page in Tommy Mooneys
book on the War of
Independence in West Waterford
has details of people and places
where event...
Placenames
We can follow established
methodologies - like this field
naming project in Co. Kilkenny
or a county-wide survey in Meath
involving local historical societies
I always took this to be a
farmer’s pumphouse but it
seems to be the site of
Tobarnaveakle
Picnic spot at the tea
flag
Site of most name cuttings
Visick?
Appears to be K Gallagher 53 -
possibly done by local journalist
The Musgraves were very big
landowners in 19th century
Waterford
The O’Briens and Mulcahys
were local mixed farming &
fish...
The Merricks had a shopping
arcade in Youghal -are there
from that branch of the family?
We need to double check the
date ...
Great grandfather to Tommy
Mooney (author of Cry of the
Curlew)
A family group of Foleys - where
are they all now?
1797 may be the earliest
date
The e and the i of Tierney
are reversed. There is a hint
of a cross used as a
punctuation - could this be a
memorial inscr...
A key figure in the War of
Independence - George Lennon
is believed to have been
recuperating in Ardmore around
1922.
Local historian Siobhan Lincoln
82
Connect with Waterford’s Diaspora
– A shared geolocated multimedia historical/genealogical database
• Using state, coun...
83
Tourism Markets
– A decade of people focused commemoration
– Irish Diaspora
• By taking genealogical datasets into the ...
84
A Collaborative Strategy
– A collaboration between partners; local
authority, statutory authority, County Museum,
commu...
Conclusions
• Heritage media creates a sense of place and identity for
community & visitor
• Build our own digital dataset...
Conclusions
•Names carved in stone
•And printed in ink
•Local knowledge
•Genealogical datasets
•Leverage technology
•Commu...
Ardmore Names - People and Place
 
St. Declan's Ardmore Pattern Festival is over a 1000 years old. Mid-Summer festivals li...
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Ardmore Names and Places 2013
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Ardmore Names and Places 2013

1,169 views

Published on

Slides from John Tierney's talk on exploring the heritage of Ardmore in the era of digital research and publication. This talk is part of the www.reyndr.com project being developed by Eachtra in association with a number of community groups.

Published in: Travel
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Ardmore Names and Places 2013

  1. 1. Ardmore Names People & Place Carved in stone John Tierney 0872312107 john@eachtra.ie http://goo.gl/HMqYDB July 2013
  2. 2. In Thiepval my great grandfathers name is carved in stone overlooking that N French landscape - here my father sees his grandfathers name - the first family member to do so since John Mahers death in July 1916. Names carved in stone are powerful connectors to place.
  3. 3. Context by 2 • Community Genealogy – The Gathering – Ireland XO – Historic Graves • Over 30,000 historic grave memorials in last 3 years • Working with community groups in heritage surveys
  4. 4. www.historicgraves.ie In the past three years we have learned many lessons in community heritage projects focussed on historic graveyards.
  5. 5. Powerful technologies are now available to communities and can be leveraged for community- led purposes
  6. 6. The first Historic Graves work was done here in Ardmore, with Gerry O’Mahoney, Tommy Mooney and Billy Harty participating
  7. 7. Geotagged datasets • Buildings – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouth_Heritage_Trail – Bridges – National Schools – Secondary Schools – Shops/shopfronts – Factories – Forges/smithys • Places with family names attached – rich memories We now aim to apply the lessons learned in geotagged surveys of graveyards to other heritage sites and places
  8. 8. 9 Modern smartphones with GPS built-in allow us develop immersive heritage tourism experiences -walk in the footsteps of our forebears
  9. 9. Audio recorder Zoom H2 GPS Camera Sony HX GPS Digital tools for local historians
  10. 10. We can take the Who was Who approach and make a record of every Waterford person appearing in the historical record
  11. 11. We have built a digital system at www.reyndr.com to enable groups and individuals to publish their local histories - watch us build Explore Ardmore http://reyndr.com/group/2170
  12. 12. Family names carved in stone are primary historical sources - here we see the names of Ardmore families
  13. 13. Grange family names
  14. 14. Grange family names continued
  15. 15. Names & genealogical heritage and tourism Local • Family names • Placenames • Crossroads • Bridges • Kilns • Rivers & streams • Cliffs & rocks International • Soldiers • Teachers • Nurses • Police • Coastguard • Miners • Clergy
  16. 16. Goldmines for genealogy and local history - there are many free resources which can be used
  17. 17. National Archives - Sources
  18. 18. National Archives – Calendar of wills
  19. 19. Down Survey late 1600s – following the 11 year war
  20. 20. James Fitzgerald – Waterford properties James Fitzgerald – Kildare properties
  21. 21. Landed Estates Project- Sources
  22. 22. http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml
  23. 23. Griffiths Valuation Ardmore Parish Approx 1860 N=1350 A simple frequency analysis - the bigger the surname the more frequently it occurs in the dataset (using wordle.net)
  24. 24. Griffiths Valuation Grange Parish Approx 301
  25. 25. Griffiths Valuation Clashmore Parish Approx 517
  26. 26. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/
  27. 27. National Archives – Census 1901 -1911 These are the Gradys of Curragh in 1901
  28. 28. National Archives – Census 1901 -1911 Location of Gradys rocks – seaweed bed? Local knowledge combined with digital datasets - the red cross marks the location of Gradys rocks -remnant of 19th century seaweed cultivation
  29. 29. 1901 Census Lissarow townland
  30. 30. 1901 Census Ballynagleragh (Clarkstown) townland
  31. 31. 1901 Census Crushea townland
  32. 32. 1901 Census Curragh townland
  33. 33. 1911 Census Curragh townland
  34. 34. 1901 Census Monea Townland 14 houses (excluding convent – 5 names)
  35. 35. 1901 Census Kilknockan townland
  36. 36. 1901 Census Ardmore village CoI religious denomination
  37. 37. Is this a barracks? Des Fitzgerald confirms PH is his great grandfather P Hassett and that this is the Constabulary Barracks (RIC)
  38. 38. Stories & Narratives Do not shirk the hard questions. 1918 Flu Epidemic 1920s epidemic TB? -Poverty and health War of Independence Religious differences - cooperation and conflict. Sectarianism? Class?
  39. 39. The ruined dwellings of our Irish countryside are a resource for local history and genealogical tourism - bring the diaspora back to see the home place
  40. 40. Griffiths Valuation tells us Keanes and Barrons lived in these structures in the 1860s
  41. 41. Patrick Keane Duffcarrick 1860 Do this for all ruined houses in the parish - local families know who lived in many of these homes
  42. 42. Aspire to do this for every historic structure in the parish add the layers of family names attached to each home eg. 2013-1950 – Whelans 1925-50 – Grady 1870-1919 - Troy
  43. 43. Other sources – UK National Arhcives
  44. 44. Ardmore men who joined The Royal Navy in late 1800s N-25
  45. 45. Coastguard station built early 19th century Griffiths Valuation of approx 1860s seems to indicate the following were living adjacent to the station in Duffcarrick. Combined with their surnames does this indicate these are the coastguard families? Peter Greene Samuel Pyle Anne Lawler John Jones Albertine Zehender There is a headstone in the roundtower graveyard erected by Samuel Pile, chief boatman of the coastguard, to three of his children who died in the 1840s. 
  46. 46. Born in Ardmore, preceded by sisters who died young and are buried in Ardmore graveyard. Sandy hair, blue eyes and 5.6 in height. Samuel Pile died, perhaps drowned, in the Medway River in Kent in 1890
  47. 47. The headstone erected in Ardmore graveyard by Samuel Pile’s father for his deceased daughter. Very high quality memorial stone.
  48. 48. Other families with links to the British Royal Navy.
  49. 49. Michael Mulcahy died on the Indefatigable in May 1916 when she was sunk during the Battle of Jutland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS
  50. 50. Every page in Tommy Mooneys book on the War of Independence in West Waterford has details of people and places where events took place.
  51. 51. Placenames
  52. 52. We can follow established methodologies - like this field naming project in Co. Kilkenny
  53. 53. or a county-wide survey in Meath involving local historical societies
  54. 54. I always took this to be a farmer’s pumphouse but it seems to be the site of Tobarnaveakle
  55. 55. Picnic spot at the tea flag
  56. 56. Site of most name cuttings
  57. 57. Visick?
  58. 58. Appears to be K Gallagher 53 - possibly done by local journalist
  59. 59. The Musgraves were very big landowners in 19th century Waterford The O’Briens and Mulcahys were local mixed farming & fishing families
  60. 60. The Merricks had a shopping arcade in Youghal -are there from that branch of the family? We need to double check the date - is it 1858 or 1958?
  61. 61. Great grandfather to Tommy Mooney (author of Cry of the Curlew)
  62. 62. A family group of Foleys - where are they all now?
  63. 63. 1797 may be the earliest date
  64. 64. The e and the i of Tierney are reversed. There is a hint of a cross used as a punctuation - could this be a memorial inscription?
  65. 65. A key figure in the War of Independence - George Lennon is believed to have been recuperating in Ardmore around 1922.
  66. 66. Local historian Siobhan Lincoln
  67. 67. 82 Connect with Waterford’s Diaspora – A shared geolocated multimedia historical/genealogical database • Using state, county and local datasets to list people (collaborate) • Linking the data/people to places such as memorial stones, parade grounds, barracks, factories, schools • Enriched with video and audio stories
  68. 68. 83 Tourism Markets – A decade of people focused commemoration – Irish Diaspora • By taking genealogical datasets into the real world we open up the chance to follow in our forebears footsteps – Commonwealth Diaspora • Garrison Records have tens (and tens) of thousands of names linking back to the UK and out to the broad Commonwealth • Bring the Commonwealth Diaspora to Waterford to follow in their forebears footsteps • Phased extension to Irish diaspora related datasets – Home • Census Records – Extract family names from the address records
  69. 69. 84 A Collaborative Strategy – A collaboration between partners; local authority, statutory authority, County Museum, communities – Personalise  the story and differentiate the experience. Engage communities and visitors alike – Local stories, local voices – a rich belonging and a common heritage
  70. 70. Conclusions • Heritage media creates a sense of place and identity for community & visitor • Build our own digital dataset using a Core spreadsheet • Quality matters – medium quality images will suffice for websites but you need high-quality photographs and audio files for broadcast or print publication. • Store all media (text, audio, video) in nested folders by county/town/street • Publish datasets for a variety of social media and tourism oriented sites.
  71. 71. Conclusions •Names carved in stone •And printed in ink •Local knowledge •Genealogical datasets •Leverage technology •Community led
  72. 72. Ardmore Names - People and Place   St. Declan's Ardmore Pattern Festival is over a 1000 years old. Mid-Summer festivals like this take place all over Ireland, and some even have their origins in prehistoric times. Such long-running festivals are rooted in the community and the continuity in observance of the importance to St. Declan goes hand in glove with other continuities. It is highly likely that a high proportion of the population of Ardmore and the surrounding Drum hills have been living in this part of west Waterford for a very, very long time. By exploring the family names, where people lived, schooled, worked, died and are buried we can develop a rich understanding of who we are as a community. For example, who are the Quinns of Ballyquinn? Where are the Martins of Ballynamertinagh? Who was the Aodh remembered in Crushea? John Tierney, local digital archaeologist, will present some answers to these and other questions but also looks to the community for help in recording the knowledge they have, aiming to pass it on to future generations. As people lived within this coastal landscape what names did they give to their fields, farms, hills, streams and beaches? Have the old names survived and to what extent? What names do the farming families of Ardmore and surrounding area give to their places of work? This talk is part of an ongoing exploration of the Ardmore landscape and its people. It builds on the work of a previous generation of local historians but also aims to collect new information today. We will attach the documentary evidence of placenames and family names to the landscape and augment this paper record with the rich knowledge of the local people. During the Pattern festival week John Tierney aims to work with members of the community to record the names of places and the people of Ardmore, Grange and even deeper into the Drum Hills. The data will be collated in an offline archive but will also build a freely available public database on www.reyndr.com/exploreardmore. The broad range of evidence will be investigated at 6.00pm in the Ardmore Round Tower Hotel on Thursday 25th July.    

×