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  • Family Locations: Ashwoods, Fermanagh

    Rudden Peter 43 Male Head of Family R Catholic Rudden Ellen 33 Female Wife R Catholic Rudden Patk Joseph 15 Male Son R Catholic Rudden Peter L 14 Male Son R Catholic Rudden Edwd A 12 Male Son R Catholic Rudden Michl C 10 Male Son R Catholic Rudden John J 9 Male Son R […]

  • Rudden Gathering 2019

    Following the success of our 2012 Rudden Gathering in Redhills’ we have decided another get together is long overdue! The Farnham Arms is located on the Main Street in Cavan Town, and a perfect base for those visiting from afar, and locals alike. People come to the Gathering for different reasons. Some are interested in […]

  • Summary all Families of Knox, Co. Monaghan

    The following article is the second in a series by Jerry Strum who has been researching  his Rodden/Rudden ancestors. The first article “Rudden (Rodden) family of Monaghan and Scotland” is available here Again, many thanks for sharing this Jerry. December 5th 2017 This document is based on 1827 Tithe Applotment, Completed 1861 Valuation Survey, Drumully […]

  • Rudden (Rodden) family of Monaghan and Scotland

    The following article has been put together by Jerry Strum who has been researching ancestors in Co. Monaghan and Stirlingshire, Scotland, and details a typical account of Irish Emigration. This is a personal genealogical exploration that attempts to tie together various strands of the story that I am sure others will find useful and enlightening. […]

  • Bridget ‘Baby’ Rudden speaks to Turtle Bunbury

    This piece of footage featured on the RTE Nationwide programme in Ireland back in 2009, and accompanied a feature in the ‘Vanishing Ireland’ book by author Turtle Bunbury.   For anyone who has not yet seen this footage its certainly worth seeing showing the village of Redhills and the countryside in Drumcor on the Monaghan […]

  • The Rudden Gathering 2013

    As part of Ireland’s big event for 2013, you are invited to the first grand Gathering of the Rudden’s in a very long time…! Visit the Gathering website, and sign up to come and join us for this unique weekend. We are currently preparing a schedule which will be published here soon.  

  • The 1641 Depositions and their historical backdrop (video content)

    The 1641 Depositions and their historical backdrop (video content)

    The 1641 Depositions are witness testimonies mainly by Protestants, but also by some Catholics, from all social backgrounds, concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion. It is interesting to find in a testimony by an Arthur Culme the perhaps unsurprising news that ” Henry Ashe of Cavan & Patrick Ruddin* of Cavan whom I […]


    CORONER’S CASEBOOK OF ROBERT HAMILTON REED (REID) Pages 32- 33 NOTE there are two unnumbered pages between 31-32 which are also included. Distance travelled 18 miles Fee to Dr. HENRY fro Post-mortem .2.0 Fee to Dr. O’REILLY for Post-mortem ₤2.2.0 Held on view of the body of Patrick BRIDES 5 March 1877 in the parish […]

  • Tithe Applotment Books

    Visit the Tithe Applotment Books Website The Tithe Applotment Books are a vital source for genealogical research for the pre-Famine period, given the loss of the 1821-51 Census records. They were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to […]

  • Irish Census Records – A Guide to What’s Available

    Irish Census Records Taken from the Irish Times Website. Official Censuses in Ireland Full government censuses of the whole island were taken in 1821, 1831, 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911. The first four-1821, 1831, 1841 and 1851-were largely destroyed in the fire at the Public Record Office in 1922; surviving fragments […]

  • 1821 Census – Update

    I stumbled upon this , it may be of interest to some of you? 1821 Census Townland of Killynure Parish of Crosserlough Barony of Castlerahan County of Cavan Unless otherwise stated all houses are one Storey high. House Number 1 Thomas Cooke – Age 16 – Farmer Sally Cooke – His Wife – Age 44 […]

  • Killoughter Cemetery – Head Stones

    The following photographs were taken in the autumn of 2012 at the old and new cemeteries, Killoughter, Redhills, Co Cavan. If anyone has images they would like to share please forward them to me.  

  • 1821 Census

    As many of you know, the records in Ireland are often sparse the further back you go. One of the few surviving parishes of the 1821 census was Drung with the following Rudden families listed. Are any of these your ancestors? Drumheriff Matthew Rudden 50 farmer Catherine Rudden 50 Mary Rudden 20 Margaret Rudden 10 […]

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