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Check out the newly-updated Mems Dead Directory, which now includes links to a collection of the Journals at the Irish Family History Centre:
https://memsdead.com/directory

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️

Donaghanie graveyard in Clogherny, Co. Tyrone, is named after a legend about St. Patrick using a horse to drive a monster out of a nearby lake! Find out more about Donaghanie in the Journals: https://bit.ly/donaghanie

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The Irish word péist was used to describe the water monster - see its definition here:
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/p%C3%A9ist

And hear how it is pronounced here:
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/p%C3%A9ist

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Happy International Women's Day!

Relignaman "women's graveyard" is near Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone. The Journals tell the story associated with its origins: https://bit.ly/relignaman

Learn about the Journals at https://MemsDead.com

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Happy St. Brigid's Day! The Journals record how this day was commemorated in Ballycallan, Co. Kilkenny, in the late 19th century: https://bit.ly/ballycallan

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  • MemsDead , to Archaeodons group
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    Check out this presentation at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center by Ciara Chivers of @shamrockroots, explaining what the Journals are and how MemsDead.com helps with using them effectively for genealogical research:
    https://youtu.be/HrwDIEKA_fw

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    Check out version v1.3.0 of our edition of Alice Thornton's Books. We have a new search function for people and places. Links that go to our partial release are live (others show up but are currently disabled). We also have some sample bios up for the 14 people named in the first 22 pages of her 'Book of Remembrances'. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/entities/

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    MemsDead , to histodons group
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    On this day in 1722, Grace Connolly MacLoghlin died, reputedly killed by a 'dobhar-chú' water monster. The Journals show a carving of the monster on her gravestone at Conwal, Co. Leitrim: https://bit.ly/macloghlin1722

    Learn about the Journals at https://MemsDead.com

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    On this day in 1770, the fiddler Denis McCabe drowned in Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh. The Journals show his violin-shaped gravestone, which tells the tale of his demise: https://bit.ly/mccabe1770

    Learn about the Journals at https://MemsDead.com

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