In this issue:
Titles now available as digital downloads
Back to Our Past Show
‘Summer in Ireland’ competition
Dear Eneclann customer,
Our second batch of titles newly released as digital downloads is now available.Â Downloads are cheaper than CDs to purchase and also save money on postage costs.Â The titles now available as digital downloads are:
Taylor and Skinner’s Road Maps of Ireland 1783
Statistical Survey of County Cork 1810
Macloskieâ€™s Directory of Fermanagh 1848
Bassett’s Kilkenny Guide & Directory 1884
Bassettâ€™s Wexford County Guide and Directory 1885
Bassettâ€™s County Down Guide and Directory 1886
Bassett’s Louth Guide & Directory 1886
Bassettâ€™s Book of County Armagh 1888
Bassett’s Book of Antrim 1888
Thom’s Irish Almanac 1880
The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 2 (1893)
The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 3 (1893
The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 4 (1893)
Meehan’s The Confederation of Kilkenny 1905
Green’s The Making of Ireland and its Undoing, 1200 â€“ 1600
Next Friday 21st September is Culture Night in Dublin City, when the various cultural institutions open up their doors to invite people inside to look around.
For one night only the cityâ€™s museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artists studios, cultural centres and more, will open their doors late for a free night of entertainment, discovery and adventure.
Those in the know will be hot-footing it to the National Library of Ireland in Kildare Street, to avail of the free genealogy advice service provided by some of Ireland’s best known genealogists, including Eneclann and findmypast.ie.
Fiona Fitzsimons and Helen Moss of Eneclann, Aoife O’Connor of findmypast.ie and Hilary McDonagh will provide family history advice to everyone who drops into the genealogy room of the NLI.Â No booking is required, itâ€™s all on a first come first served basis, and the event will be running from 5 to 10pm
It’s almost time for Back To Our Past 2012, again being held in the RDS Industries Hall in Dublin from theÂ 12th to the 14th October.Â Eneclann will be at stands 30/31/38/39 so visit us for a chance to talk to us and ask any questions you might have about Irish genealogy.Â Weâ€™ll be selling a wide range of our historical CDs at the show with discounts of up to 50% on selected titles.
Brian Donovan and Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann will be giving talks in association with findmypast.ie on Griffiths Valuation and the Landed Estates Court Records, your ancestors and the law and Who Do You Think You Are?Â Brian and Fiona are also forming part of the panel on Fridayâ€™s History Ireland Hedge School.
Congrats to Joan Hunter who wins our final Summer In Ireland Facebook photo competition! Joan sent us a great photo of walking on the beach in the rain at Tullagh Bay, Dunaff in County Donegal.Â Joan wins an Eneclann CD of her choice up to the value of â‚¬30, so do drop us a line Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your prize.
Thanks to everyone who entered and keep your eyes open for more competitions in the future that will be announced here in the newsletter.
Another last in the series in this newsletter as we reach the final county in our long-running County Focus series.Â If youâ€™ve been hanging on this long for County Fermanagh then youâ€™re in for a treat as we have some great titles covering that county.
Macloskieâ€™s Directory of Fermanagh from 1848 is one of the rarest county directories for anywhere in Ireland. As far as we know the copy in Trinity College is one of the only surviving copies of this book in the world.Â This book is an essential tool for anyone researching places and people in County Fermanagh and it is also one of our newly available download titles.Â Fermanagh is also covered by our Ulster regional directories, including Pigotâ€™s, Slaterâ€™s and Hendersonâ€™s Belfast and province of Ulster directory.
If youâ€™d like some background to the county then Henryâ€™s Upper Lough Erne in 1739 is fantastic.Â Of great interest because of the early date of its compilation, it contains descriptions of the principal geographical features and gentlemen’s seats of the area.Â Much of the credit and at least as much of the interest that can be derived from its publication must go to its editor Sir Charles King. At every opportunity in a plethora of footnotes, King provides detailed genealogies and biographical notices on all of the families mentioned by Henry.
Enniskillen Long Ago is an interesting, and highly readable, account of the history of the town and parish of Enniskillen.Â Included at the back of the book are copious notes including descriptions of local antiquities, transcriptions of relevant source material, biographies of noted parishioners, parliamentary or privy council edicts and other diverse, valuable information.