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Saturday, 1 June 2013

That County Clare look

Is there such a thing as a County Clare look?

One of the women staring back at me from a photo in a book about Inis Meàin (middle island of the Aran Islands, off Galway, Ireland) reminded me of my ancestors from County Clare. Quite a few people from Inis Meàin originally came from County Clare.

Inis Meàin woman:

My great-great grandmother, Mary Fitzpatrick, from County Clare:

My great-grandmother, Margaret Butler, from County Clare:
And her sister, Ellen Butler

My great-grandmother, Margaret BUTLER, and her sister Maria BUTLER, in 1884,

My grandmother, Ellen Keneally, born in Sydney: