Build your family history, attach stories and places to people in your past and then walk in their footsteps, experiencing the same sites and sounds as your forebearers!


The Irish Historic Homes Survey

Irish community surveys of historic homesteads, homes; attaching family names to places in city, town and countryside.


Ardmore in 1916

The Ardmore Tidy Towns Association decided that researching the residents of Ardmore in 1916 would be an appropriate way to commemorate the 1916 Centenary. Because of time constraints we focused on Main Street, Chapel Row, Ard a Mhinistir and the older end of College Road.

Mahoney's House

Mrs Dotie Mahoney lived here in the mid 20th century. She had no clock in the house for a long time and she'd sometimes head across the fields to get water from an adjacent well in the middle of the night.


O'Connor's (The Carpenter's) House

The 1911 census shows five O'Connor's living here. Father, Michael (39) is a carpenter and with his wife, Kate (39), they have 3 children, Maggie, Mary & Philip.


Mrs Prendeville's House

Mother Prendeville/Prindable had the house across the road from the national school and many of the school children called to her for a cup of water. The lads must be remembering Hannah Prindable who is listed as aged 11 in the 1911 census.


Old Tullylease National School

Built in 1868 in the townland of Knockatoumpane, we visited this boarded up school with some of it's past pupils, Nicholas Ring (1973, Mike Larkin (1960), Ben McMahon & Bertie Murphy (1957).


Tullylease House

Built on the site of a previous dwelling in approx 1800 (


Banding Works

Whelan's forge had a banding wheel alongside the forge, further W, uphill from here. This banding works was a more industrial installation alongside the adjacent stream and it is a rare site.