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The Genealogy Radio Show  - Episode 1 Series 6 - The Clans and surnames team

The Genealogy Radio Show - Episode 1 Series 6 - The Clans and surnames team

Series 6: Episode 1 - The Clans and Surnames Team.

Lorna Moloney's doctoral thesis, ‘From Gaelic Lordship to English Shire: The MacNamaras of Clare, c.1259-1603′, is being supervised by Professor Steven Ellis. Lorna's academic profile can viewed at She has delivered conference papers at Oxford; Lincoln College: Exploration of the Medieval Gaelic Diet: (2012); seminar papers at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway, 'The Gaelic Lordships in Thomond, c. 1400-c.1500' and papers at Irish Conference of Medievalists on themes of Brian Boru and landscape of East Clare. Lorna has published on medieval themes and on maritime subjects.

Lorna received her Certificate for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) in Dallas in March 2015.


Pat Marley

Fascinating listening to Penny's voice. I am her Australian 2nd cousin - my grandmother (Johanna O'Neill Kennedy) and Penny's grandfather was her brother Eugene O'Neill. Johanna married Dan Kennedy - his family from from Kerry - but both born in Dowlais, South Wales in the 1880s. Their parents left Ireland during the Famine. I'm from the South Wales coal-mine & iron-works Valleys families that Penny mentioned. My Mum used to talk about her Uncle Eugene - Penny's grandfather. We migrated to Australia (Melbourne) in 1955 when I was 14. My wife Therese (Terri) is also from an Irish family who came to Australia during the Famine diaspora. We are a large tribe, of the "Australians" that Penny mentioned. Of course, until Penny "found" us, we had no idea each other existed. We are in frequent contact. Here is our family - 6 kids, 19 grandchildren (sounds Irish Catholic??? <grin>).
Thanks for the podcast!
Patrick Marley

Kevin J O'Keefe

Thank you for the radio show! I tune in from time to time from Lindsay, Ontario, Canada to check on my Irish heritage. My GGGrandfather, John O'Keefe, sailed from Shannon in 1840 to Quebec City. John O'Keefe was from - Liscullaun, Tulla Parish, Co. Clare. My mother, a registered nurse, came to Canada in 1953. She was from - Clooningan, Co. Sligo. My father was the first O'Keefe to go back to Ireland from Canada in 1967 - our first Irish holiday. Dad died at Limerick Regional Hospital in 1985 during another trip there. Keep up with your great radio show!

Críostóir Ó Cíosóg

What part of Mayo did your man Diamond come from? I have McNamaras who married a Diamond in Mayo, Knock, a mile or so from the shrine. Originally from Scotland. Any connection?

Lorna Moloney

I'll put you in contat with him, do you have an email address for same.

Críostóir Ó Cíosóg

Thanks a million, Lorna!!!

Lorna Moloney

Thanks so much Dorrie, would you like to be interviewed

Dorrie Caviston

i love ur show lorna