Miscellaneous Irish Clowry related online stories

Here are some miscellaneous Irish Clowry related stories from 1800’s to present date

Peter Clowry (100 years 1798 rebellion) – 1898
Leinster Leader, Saturday, May 28, 1898: The past week is one to be looked back upon with pride. The anniversary of the gallant attempt of the men of ’98 to throw off the English yoke was worthily celebrated. In Dublin especially was the occasion signalised by a splendid and heart-stirring demonstration, and, from the most widely separated districts of the country, come like encouraging reports….
….The following members of the committee of the Centenary Club were present and worked energetically in organising and successfully carrying out the arrangements of the demonstration – Messrs Peter M Kittrick, P Clowry, Jas Archer, L Reddy, T Reid, T J Farrell, R Carney, L Cribbin, J Esmond, M Coffey, M Salmon, C H Farrell, T Reddy, E Diegan, E L Higgins, T Talbot, T Salmon, R Cribbin, P Esmond….

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Wexford Roll relief
List of the Destitute Persons Relieved out of the Workhouse during half-year ended 29th September, 1871
1871- Michael Clowry Pollsack

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Source: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,451670.msg1831950.html


My father Des Neary, was born in Ireland c1924 but I don’t know where. His birth was never registered. He served in the Irish Army 1939-46 and then in 1946 changed his name to James Fracis Byron and joined the Royal Air Force in England. His parents/step parents were Patrick Neary (Poulgour, Kilkenny) and Mary Clowry (Bagnalstown, Carlow). They lived at Ring Street, Inchicore, Dublin. The name James Francis Byron was taken from the birth cert. of a child who had died in 1935(I think). If anyone knows of the Nearys mentioned, please get in touch.

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The Celt -Irish National Literature – 1857
Featuring a character named Thomas Clowry in an article called “The bridegroom fetch”


A History of Castledermot
In May 1798, the town of Castledermot was attacked by a large body of Kildare and Wicklow rebels on their march to storm Carlow from the Kildare side. They were resisted by Captain Minch of the 6th Regiment accompanied by a small party of infantry and fled at his first discharge; they were pursued for several miles by Sir Richard Butler’s troop of yeomen cavalry. Many of the rebels captured during this insurrection were hung from the May – Pole which was situated in the Market Square. A local man named Buckley, from Plunketstown, was hung from the end of a dray cart outside, what was afterwards, Clowry’s public house at the southern end of the town.

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Charles Stewart Parnell – Death 1891
The first, intelligence of Mr Parnell’s death was received in Carlow on the afternoon of Wednesday. It was at first received with incredulity, but on confirmation of the sorrowful news being received the supporters of the late Leader in the town were literally overwhelmed with grief at the wholly unexpected and mournful announcement….
…. There was a very large attendance and the proceedings were charaterised with silent and unobtrusive sorrow. Mr Governey, T.C. presided. Amongst those present were John Whelan, T.C. Patrick Lawler, T.C.; John Clowry ….

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Source: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlcar2/Parnell.htm

Electricity comes to Carlow – 1895
WHEN the project of lighting Carlow town by electricity was first proposed to Carlow Town Commission, at their meeting of November 18th 1890, the members present were: Messrs. John Hammon, J.P. (presiding), S. Johnson, T. Byrne, E. Morris, John Clowry, W. Douglas, P. J. Conlan, J. O’Brien, B. Coleman, M. Molloy, Thomas Murphy, M. Governey, L. McCaul and John Whelan.

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News article Carlow- smoke free classroom

BEWARE all fifth class pupils, the eyes of the country are firmly on you – puff at your peril!
Yes, it’s back, the programme which aims to stop the county’s children becoming addicted to the dreaded weed – Smoke Free Carlow – has returned for year two.
Participants: Bishop Foley N.S. Station Rd. Carlow: Michael Clowry

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Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cummins/CN-8Sep00.htm

Ciara Clowry -2003
Josie Kelly’s rendition of Grace was once again a winner while the Ballad Group of Catriona Barrett, Ciara Clowry and Robert and Sharon O’Neill were also victorious after singing arrangements of two old Irish tunes Gartan Mother’s Lullaby and Dulaman.

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Source: http://www.tinryland.ie/index.php?news/bulletin/2003-03-12


Surnames of Wexford in 1860: Clowery

Source: http://www.wexfordtown.ie/files/WT%20Surnames%201860.htm