In this issue:
Eneclann Launches new legal, title and probate research division
Swift Satire Festival
Jonathan Swift and Genealogy
County Focus-Carlow and Wexford
Dear Eneclann customer,
Eneclann Launches new Legal, Title and Probate Research Division
Eneclann launched this week a new legal, title and probate research division in response to the recent upsurge in legal work. Eneclann’s new legal research services include researching historic property title, tracing beneficiaries in wills or intestacy cases and gathering documents to prove claims, in addition to many others. Fiona Fitzsimons commented, “It’s a natural spin off for us as a Trinity College campus company. The unique strength of all our researchers is that we have knowledge of the history of Irish law. The ‘history stuff’ doesn’t phase us, and even when the document is in Latin, or in an ancient script, we can still follow the paper trail.”
The fifth Swift Satire Festival will be held in Trim, County Meath from the 5th to the 8th of July.
The festival brings together distinguished figures from the arts, politics, media and comedy to celebrate the life, works and legacy of Jonathan Swift. You can read more about what is planned at the festival’s website, including Satire Day Comedy Festival, Poetry in Motion, tours and much more!
In honour of the fifth Swift Satire Festival, Eneclann’s Helen Moss offers her perspective
Both Carlow and Wexford are covered by a number of regional directories, with both counties included in Pigot’s and Slater’s Commercial Directory of Ireland, Leinster & Dublin sections. In addition, parts of counties Carlow and Wexford are included in Shearman’s Directory of Waterford, Kilkenny and the southeast, 1839. This contains a full list of city and borough officials for the places covered, as well as covering education, religion, public and private institutions, trades directory, alphabetical directory, as well as a lot of other useful information, such as a calendar of fairs, tides, postal services, etc.
For County Wexford we have two very interesting titles: Bassett’s Wexford County Guide and Directory 1885 and Brian J. Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead. Bassett’s Wexford records details (addresses and occupations) for over 11,000 people in the county. It includes an extended treatment for the borough of Wexford, and the towns of New Ross, Enniscorthy and Gorey. The book finishes with an index of places, a list of fairs and markets, and includes many commercial advertisements.Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead is a fantastic source for County Wexford, as it includes all of the county’s gravestone inscriptions dating up to 1900.
View Eneclann’s full range of titles for County Carlow and County Wexford, or see what we have for your ancestral county