Crowe Genealogy Ireland and the World Pic 1

Working Models

The images on these pages are Working Models, using blocks of family data and probable links (angle bars) and possible links (arrows) but they are up for scrutiny. If you have any issue with the data, please write and discuss it. None of these charts are set in concrete!

Numbers are years in the1800s from BMD records. Census 1901 green and 1911 red.

Locations at the bottom, sponsors names in red italics – possible family connections.

Sologhead, Tipperary, IRL   (GPS:  52.511053  -8.21265 )

Sologhead has a lot of Crowes associated with this parish, over a hundred family groups in the 1800s. Like Clonoulty there are so many it is difficult to find the raltionships between them. It is geographically close to Cappaghwhite with its own concentration of Crowe families and there appears to be mobility of families in this area, adding to the complications.

The other notable feature of this parish from a Crowe perspective is the Crowe family involved in the Sologhead Ambush came from this area. A dramatised version of the event is included in the start of the film,Wind "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" (2006).  The truth, as always, is much more gritty, some of the Crowes involved were of school age and family members of the active combatants. Unable to return home to protect family they were constantly on the run. This is the event that, used as an example, helped convince the British Government they might deal with rebels in Dublin but did not have the manpower nor funds, after the First World War, to sustain resistance to a guerilla war in the rural counties of Ireland. The gelignite stolen was kept for two years before it was finally used for two sabotage events, shortly before the end of the war.

Bottom centre is a mention of the Railway Crowes. The story goes,"If you meet a Crowe and he works on the Railway, he's one of ours". Well I have two family groups to research some more at Irish Railway Records Society the next time I can go to Heuston Station, Dublin. Every chance they are related as I have a photo of the two groups together.


Collins, Connors, Cronin, Keily, Maher / Meagher, Myers, Neil


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