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Donated Material: Family Histories, Biographies & Memoirs

Clare County Library welcomes donations of material from primary source documents for inclusion on this website. If you have such material relating to County Clare please email them with the term "Donations" in the subject field to You may send in the material in any format. Please send any images separately as JPGs or TIFFS.

Please include the following information:
Main family names*,
Dates: (range of dates covered),
Sources (where possible),

* Mandatory information

(By Surname)

Arthur, Casey & Hanrahan who emigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin donated by Angela Smith
18th June 2012
The Barron Brothers in Mackay, Queensland donated by Declan Barron, Newpark House, Ennis, Co. Clare9th May 2007
Burkes and Jasper’s Pound, Doora, County Clare donated by C. Lynch 20th January 2014
Birth Certificate and Obituary of James Burns, Ballysallagh, Doolin & Worcester, MA, USA donated by Roberta Burns Hutchins 18th November 2014
The Butler-Grahams of Castle Crine, Sixmilebridge, County Clare: a pictorial history by Ian Crawshaw 19th May 2014
The Family of Austin Carrigg of Ennistymon, County Clare, 1816 - 1911, donated by Rosaleen Underwood 18th February 2014
Notes on Rosaleen Underwood’s ‘The Family of Austin (Augustine) Carrigg of Ennistymon, County Clare’ donated by Dixie Ingram 25th April 2014
Descendants of John Casey, Mary Holmes, Denis Howard and Mary Ryan of the village of Moyrhee in the townland of Shanballysallagh in Tubber (parish of Kilkeedy, Co.Clare, Ireland) donated by Paddy Casey, Switzerland, 4th May 2007
Obituary of Father Daniel Clancy S.J. (Miltown Malbay and Australia), 1895, donated by Kevin Murphy 1st July 2015
The Family of Thomas Clancy (c.1816-1869) of Ennis donated by Virginia Silvester, 27th January 2010
Pedigree of the Comyn family donated by Margaret Gallery 3rd December 2014
The County Clare Surname Culligan (1659 to 1920) donated by John Colgan 18th September 2014
Michael Cunningham's life in the IRA & Garda Síochána donated by John Cunningham 16th March 2016
The Descendants of Murdoch Ferguson & Anne McAskill Isle of Skye, Scotland, and Patrick Melville & Arabella Cullinan, County Clare, Ireland, donated by Glenn Robertson 17th June 2015
Darcy/Dorsey, John. Born, 1828, County Clare, Ireland. Died February 23, 1904, Refugio County, Texas, U.S.A. Donated by Joseph C. Dorsey, 2nd December 2010
The Delahunty family: From Ennis to Dunedin
donated by Catherine Delahunty, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2nd May 2007
A Donlin Family History donated by Dan Jensen, 29th June 2007
Mary Ellen Fairbairn (nee McNamara) 1881-1955 donated by Ann Rackstraw, 30th November 2009
The Frosts of County Clare donated by Janet Frost, 13th May 2008
Patrick Frost of Smithstown and Drumline donated by Flan Enright17th December 2012
Thomas Arthur Frost of Meelick Donated by Thomas M. Frost 20th June 2023
Frost Family History - Ireland, Australia, Queensland donated by Barry and Edith Bannister 4th April 2022
Frost Family History - Ireland, Australia, Queensland. Appendix donated by Barry and Edith Bannister 4th April 2022
The Gallery Family of Newhall, Ennis, Co. Clare donated by Lucille Ellis 17th August 2012
Daniel Gallery (1859 – 1920) donated by Margaret Gallery 5th July 2012
Biography of Rear Admiral Daniel Vincent Gallery (1901 – 1977) donated by Margaret Gallery 5th July 2012
The Memoirs of K E Graham donated by Grant Miocevich, Perth, Western Australia, 26th January 2007
The Guerin Surname donated by Pat Guerin, 22nd June 2006
Jeremiah Hayes, Gortmagee, Killaloe (1829-1908) donated by Margaret Mueller, 19th January 2010
A History of the Hehir Family in Binghamton, New York and A Study of all people in Binghamton who carried the name or its variations (l880s-1940) by Jim Taylor 13th December 2013
The Henn Family of Paradise, County Clare, Ireland donated by Francis Robert Henn 29th September 2014
General Sir Thomas Kelly-Kenny 1840 -1914 donated by Margaret Gallery 15th April 2013
Kelly of Kilrush, Mangan of Ennis and Gort, Galway and Kelly of Tuam, Galway donated by Margaret Gallery 25th November 2020
Dynamite Mike Kelly: American Hero & Irish Patriot donated by James M. Molohan 21st January 2021
The Kenny Family of Treanmanagh from c. 1650 to the early 1900s donated by Margaret Gallery 21st Feb 2014
Notes on the Kerin, O'Kerin and O'Ceirin Family of Co Clare donated by Sylvia Turner and Michael O'Loghlen Q.C. 21st November 2022
The House of Music: Memories of the Kilmartins of Caherbarna, Liscannor, in the 1950s and 1960s
donated by David Pierce
23rd August 2012
William Lingard, 1846-1922, born in Cooga, Ruan, County Clare donated by Margaret Gallery 21st Feb 2014
The Macnamaras of Doolin & Ennistymon by Michael Mac Mahon 11th January 2017
Francis Gallery Maloney of County Clare and the 54th Regiment NYS Militia by Patrick Eagan 2nd February 2015
Michael Mangan’s Experience of World War I donated by Liz Caffery & Deirdre Carroll 7th November 2014
McDonagh / McDonogh / McDonough Timeline donated by Michael O'Loghlen Q.C. 30th May 2023
The Marcus McGrath & Anne McNamara Story donated by Michael Peyton 17th June 2014
The Marcus McGrath Story donated by Mike Peyton 17th August 2012
The Anna Maria McGrath & George Hare Story donated by Michael Peyton 16th January 2013
Survey of the McInerney Sept of Thomond donated by Luke McInerney, Australia, 11th July 2007
The McMahons of Clonina donated by James M. Molohan 16th April 2021
The Mac Mahons of Co Clare donated by Michael Mac Mahon 12th July 2021
Melican: History of an Irish Name donated by Elizabeth Melican Odell 21st March 2014
Murphys of the Ballynacally Area donated by Kevin Michael Murphy, 9th May 2011
Genealogy of the O’Cormacain Family of Thomond donated by John P. McCormack, 7th August 2009
An O’Grady Path into New Zealand History, donated by P. Danenberg, M. Murtagh & R. Murtagh, updated
18th November 2014
From Praties to Paddymelons: the story of the Balranald O’Hallorans donated by Peter O’Halloran & Ann Poelsma 10th July 2013
O'Loghlen family of the Barony of Burren - papers donated by Michael O'Loghlen February 2021
The Ellen O’Neill Letters, 1855-1920, USA, New Zealand and Clare, donated by Ann Buckley 18th February 2015
The Penders Brothers of Rutland County, Vermont: Was Patrick part of the Family? donated by Lisa E. Dougherty 10th January 2014
The Patrick Quinn & Mary O'Halloran Story donated by Michael Peyton 3rd September 2012
The Family of Patrick Sullivan and Margaret Ward, Lisdeen and Australia, 1808 – 1920, donated by Sandra Finn 19th June 2016
Thomas Thynne/Thyne: from Miltown Malbay to Mt Egerton donated by Kerryn Taylor, 12th October 2011
The Vandeleurs of Kilrush County Clare donated by Senan Scanlan, 4th June 2010
The Verlin Families of Tubber donated by Paddy Casey, 10th October 2008
The Story of Mary Ann Jane Warrant – an Orphan from Kilrush and a Mother of Australia donated by Ian Beard
29th May 2013
Memories of Visits to County Clare, 1950-1966 donated by Michael Peyton and David W. Atherton 22nd Aug 2012
Inhabitants of Scattery Island (from the earliest recorded times to the 1940s) donated by Senan Scanlan, 25th April 2008
Collection of Biographies of Co. Clare Natives who emigrated to Iowa, U.S.A. Transcribed by Cathy Joynt Labath, Iowa, USA, 22nd June 2007

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