Contents of The Irish Genealogist

The Irish Genealogist is the annual journal of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. It is usually published in Autumn each year.

It is issued free to all current Members. Any Member who has not received their copy by mid-March should contact the Society.

Contents of the current issue

The articles in the current issue, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015), are:




Vol 14. No. 2

December 2015


Chairman’s Report 2015 Steven C ffeary-Smyrl  142
Tribute: Stawell St Leger Heard Mary Casteleyn  144
So who was John Browne of the Neale? Adrian Channing  146
A History of the Davis-Goff family of Horetown, Co. Wexford & Glenville, Co. Waterford Claire Bradley  162
The O’Neills of the Fews: their origin, descendants and DNA profile Mark Henry  170
Gaelic Genealogical Sources: Phelan of the Decies Ivan Fitzgerald  190
“Felton not Feltrim”: Locating Catherine Fagan, wife of Charles Martin A Timoney  201
O’Conor of Balanagare, from the Fagan ancestral monument Mary Timoney
Foreign workers in Talbot’s Inch, Kilkenny Michael O’Dwyer  217
Irish-born Loyalists officers in the American Revolutionary War Terrence M. Punch  220
Henry Meredith: Governor of Winnebah Fort, Gold Coast Africa 1799-1812 Michael J. Faul  226
Debunking a Family Legend Peter Davies  250
The Bantry estate: through the eyes of its tenant farmers Sheila Horgan  253
“Open all hours”: six generations of a family retail business in west Clare Majella Corcoran  260
Ada Bogart: a forgotten heroine of the First World War Mary Casteleyn  278
Reviews  290
Report & Financial Statements – Year ended 31 December 2014 293
Submit to the Journal – style rules 297
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Previous Issues

For a full listing of the contents of The Irish Genealogist, please select from the following volumes:

Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5
Volume 6 Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10
Volume 11 Volume 12 Volume 13 Volume 14


Published Family Histories

Over the years, many family histories have been published in The Irish Genealogist. A selection of these have been made available in pdf format and can be purchased at a cost of GB£4.00 per individual article. Details.

Order copies of The Irish Genealogist

Members and non-members can purchase the current issue and back numbers at GB£10 (or equivalent) each, plus postage and packaging. Go to Shop.

The Irish Genealogist on CD

A complete set of The Irish Genealogist 1937 – 1993 is available on CD from Eneclann. Members may receive a discount on the usual price.

The Irish Genealogist Database

In October 2013, the Society launched an online names index to its annual journal. The launch upload runs to a quarter of a million names and covers the years 1937 to 2001, creating a database of enormous potential for all Irish genealogists. You can access it, free, in the Unique Resources section of the website.


The Irish Genealogist                                                                                    Page last updated 6 January 2016

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