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Over the years the physical size of a RC parish can have changed, every so often there were notes written into directories stating that such and such a townland had now been assigned to a parish next door. Also, at times there was no Priest for a parish and so the people had to attend the parish next door as is defintley the case for the parishes of Rathdowney and Aghaboe in Laois (Queen's Co.)

Directories of the names of parishes and the Priests involved with any parish were published by the Catholic Church and I created a web page or pages listing the information from the 1836 directory. Sometimes the name of the parish back then was a bit different from what it is now, sometimes some of these parishes disappeared.

This link will give you five other links,
Explanation, Abbreviated Name Suggestions. Introduction. Parish Index. Parish Priest Index

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Westport, designated as one of Bord Failte's (Irish Tourist Board) heritage towns is one of the main tourist destinations in the West of Ireland.

Here is a visitors’ guide:
http://www.mayo-ireland.ie/en/towns-villages/westport/westport-visitors-guide.html

#mayo #ireland

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On November 28, 1899 Irish units in Boer army fought the British in the battle of Modder River (Modderspruit). On Brixton Hill in Johannesburg, South Africa there is a small round concrete foundation surrounded by tall, unkempt grass with piles of garbage scattered around it. It was once the home of a memorial to the now mostly forgotten Irish who had fought with the Boers against the British Empire in the 2nd Boer War. TWG's Joe Gannon tells the story of those little remembered "Wild Geese." http://thewildgeese.irish/profiles/blogs/fighting-the-vampire-irish-commandos-in-the-boer-war

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I have spent a lot of time recently working on panoramicireland.com and I feel like I have read enough to fill at least one vault of this grand library - the Long Room at Trinity in Dublin.

So with that done, it means I can work on new material for the site and here, for the time being, on Google Plus.

Have a good week.
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One of the best-known routes in Ireland, for cyclists and non-cyclists, is the western part of the coast to the south of the island which includes the famous Cliff of Moher and the Ring of Kerry. Part of the very long (2500km) #Wild Atlantic Way, which includes the whole northern and western coast, meanders along jagged #cliffs, alien landscapes, and beautiful beaches.

#Ireland #BicycleTouring #WildAtlanticWay

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Bunratty Castle and Bunratty Folk Village are high on the Irish bucket list for visitors and locals alike. The imposing Castle can see seen just of the motorway and it is undoubtedly one of Ireland's most loved castles. Durty Nelly's​ #bunrattycastle Bunratty Castle & Folk Park​ #bunrattycastle

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In the early morning hours of Nov. 21, 1920, Michael Collins sent out his men to rip the heart out of British intelligence operations in Dublin by killing 11 agents of the so-called Cairo Gang. Through the centuries the British had crushed Irish revolutionary movements through the use of spies and informers, and Collins was in the process of beating the British at their own game.
http://thewildgeese.irish/profiles/blogs/this-week-in-the-history-of-the-irish-november-18-24
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