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From: "Robert DAVISON" <>
Subject: RE: help!!!
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 98 11:46:30 UT


Hi P.K.

I can only answer two of your questions.

1. Ulster - That province of Ireland consisting of the Counties of Antrim,
Armagh, Cavan,Donegal, Down, Fermanagh,Londonderry, Monaghan and Tyrone. The
other provinces are Munster, Leinster and Connaught. With the partition of
Ireland in 1922, Ulster lost three counties, Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan to
the new Irish Free State,and became Northern Ireland.

2. Castleconnell is a town in the Parish of Stradbally, County of Limerick,
Barony of Clanwilliam. The name is derived from O Conaing's Castle. It is
on the east bank of the River Shannon, 8 miles NE of Limerick and was noted
for its Spa in the 18th.c. The wooded desmesnes that fringe the river banks
include that of Mount Shannon. Now ruined, the house here was once the
stately home of Lord Clare, who played a prominent part in the events
surrounding the Act of Union of 1800. Below the village is an an old de Burgo
castle. Sounds like a nice spot.

Hope this helps.

Yours aye

Rob C Davison
Gen. Secretary
North of Ireland Family History Society

Visit us at http://www.mni.co.uk/nifhs

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