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Iomadh, ’emulation, contention,’ Ime, ‘a dam? Which? The Origins of Emo Co. Laois by Chris Booth — 8 Comments

  1. Thank you for such a great article. I’m currently researching my mother’s people who were from the Maryborough/Togher area. On one of the marriage certificates there is a reference to a place called Derrycannon in 1878. The only reference I can find is in Northern Ireland. Can you tell me if there was a Derrycannon in this area? Thanking you once again.Eileen Harte

  2. Chris,
    I know you have researched the history of Dawson Court and the Preston family etc.
    Do you know if Ireland’s Grove and Dawson Court were the same house ?
    I know that De Courcy Ireland purchased a small property known as Ireland’s Grove but I don’t know when or if it was before or after Samuel Preston
    Liam DavIs
    Emo Park
    087 2318200

    • Hello Liam, Firstly, I apologise for taking so long to get back to you. Unfortunately, I cannot help you regarding your query regarding Dawson Court. It does seem to be a very worthy topic for research though. Hopefully I will get around to it soon, Chris.

  3. Hi Eileen Harte.
    I am just reading you post re tracing your mothers people Maryborougj/Togher. There is a townland called Derrygarron east of Portlaoise/Maryborough as it was called. Also there is a townsland called Derrykearn near Abbeyleix. Derry carron could have been misspelled as frequently occurred in those days I am told by a renowned Geneologist. I hope this information is helpful to you Regards, Mary Carmody

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