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My Great Great Grandparents, Patrick Looby (Luby) b: 1829 and Mary Merrigan raised their family in Cashel. I've obtained very good information on the family from St. John the Baptist Parish Center.  The Loobys (Luby) ran a bakery in Cashel for at least 3 generations or more. What is the best way to obtain birth certificates for my Great Grand Father, Patrick J. Looby, Grt Grandmother Bridget Bowles and Grand Father, John Agustus Looby (b:1883), all who came to the US? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, 

Patrick Looby

Patrick Looby

Sunday 10th April 2016, 07:32PM

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  • Patrick:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Civil registration for births did not start until 1864 so for Patrick Looby and Bridget Bowles only baptismal records are available. I located the civil birth record for John in 1882 and a transcription of the record from Roots Ireland is below. I also located the 1876 civil marriage record for Patrick and Bridget and a transcription is below. The names of the fathers of the bride and groom are listed. Patrick and Bridget had at least two other children: Patrick in 1877 and Michael in 1886.

    If you want copies of the actual birth record for John or the marriage record, they can be obtained from the General Register Office for around 4 euros each. I can provide instructions if you want to get copies.

    I can try to look for the baptismal records for Patrick and Bridget if you want.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:John LoobyDate of Birth:01-Jan-1882
    Registration Date:08-Jan-1882Address:Cashel William StreetParish/District:CASHELGender:MaleCountyCo. Tipperary
    Denomination:Civil Parish
    Father:Patrick LoobyMother:Bridget BowlesOccupation:Baker

    Date of Marriage:07-Aug-1876
    Parish / District:CASHEL
    County:Co. Tipperary
    Husband PatrickLooby Address:Ladys Well Cashel
    Wife Bridget Bowles Address:Friar St. Cashel
    Occupation:BAKER Full age (over 21)
    DRESS MAKERAge:Full Age (Over 21)
    Husband's Father Patt Looby
    Wife's Father GeorgeBowles

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 10th April 2016, 09:05PM
  • Roger,

    Thank you kindly for your very quick work!  I greatly appreciate the information you have provided.  It is very helpful. I would like to obtain a copy of my Grandfathers Birth Certificate. Please do forward instruction on how to do this. As well, if you are able to find baptismal records for Patrick and Bridget I would love to have the information. 

    Thank you again for your assistance.  

    Best regards,

    Patrick Looby


    Patrick Looby

    Tuesday 12th April 2016, 03:07AM
  • Patrick:

    Go to this link  and print out the birth form. Fill out the form to the best of your abiliuty and include the index information. Make sure you ask for a copy only unless you need a cert to file for dual Irish citizenship. A copy cost around 4 euros and a cert around 20 euros. You have to mail the request to Ireland (address provided whne you print the form) but you can ask GRO to e-mail the copy back. I provide my credit card number and never have any issues.

    I was not able to find your great-grandfather's baptismal record but may have found the 1829 record for your great-great-grandfather (below). Also found a possible record for Bridget Bowles.


    First name(s)PatrickLast nameLoobyBirth year-Baptism year1829Baptism date? Apr 1829ResidenceDromgeardParishGalbally and AherlowAlternative parish namesAherlow, GalballyDioceseCashel and EmlyCountyLimerick, TipperaryCountryIrelandFather's first name(s)WilliamFather's last nameLoobyMother's first name(s)Johanna

    First name(s)BridgetLast nameBowlesBirth year-Baptism year1856Baptism date20 Dec 1856ResidenceRacecourseParishCashelDioceseCashel and EmlyCountyTipperaryCountryIrelandFather's first name(s)GeorgeFather's last nameBowlesMother's first name(s)BridgetMother's last nameMorissyRepositoryNational Library of IrelandNational Library of Ireland link

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 12th April 2016, 07:47PM
  • I'm showing a few DNA matches to Luby's so perhaps this is the place to post this message, I'm not sure. 

    I'm searching for my 3rd great grandparents William Thomas Luddy born 1820 Mitchelstown Tipperary, family members mention Cashel

    My 3rd great grandmother Joanna Bergen born 1832 Tipperary - one document I show for her is that her is that her family left for Australia and left her behind at the age of 7. She eventually went on to the US and married William in New Orleans. 

    any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, Patrick would you happen to have ahd any DNA testing done?

    Laura Toma


    Monday 18th April 2016, 02:00AM
  • Laura:

    Can I suggest that you post a new message to our message board. More people will see your request.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 18th April 2016, 07:07PM
  • Roger,

    Thank you once again for the information.  I will certianly act on this as you have suggested. 



    I have not done any DNA testing at this time. However, I'm going to look into it. 

    Patrick Looby

    Wednesday 20th April 2016, 02:42AM
  • Thanks for the suggestion Roger! I've reposted it.

    Patrick, let me know if you do.


    Wednesday 20th April 2016, 08:04PM