Extracts from the Common Place Book or ''Diary'' of Thady O'Halloran of Ballycuneen, Bunratty, Co.Clare, 1727-1798.
1758 June 26th: Thady Hallaran was married to Mary Canny of Ballycasey. He was born in July 1727 and she was born March 20th 1739
1758 Sept 12th: Mary Hallaran miscarried 10 weeks gone.
1759 Aug 16th: Matthew Hallaran was born half hour past five in ye afternoon a thursday 16 hours labour baptised Sunday August ye 20th.
Gossips: Matthew, Canny, John Hallaran, Mrs. Edward Hickie
1760 Feb 27th: Mary Halloran died. Buried in Michael Hickie's vault - her grandfather - in Tomfinloe. (Born March 1739)
1764 June 2nd: Thady Halloran was married to Ellinor Appleyard.
1765 April 8th: John Hallaran was born at a qr.past 12 of a Saturday night 24 hours in labour. Midwife Mrs Davis Lucy, full moon ye 1st of ye month baptised ye 12 of ye sd. month.
Gossops: My brother John Hallaran, my father in law John Appleyard, my mother Margaret Hallaran.
It goes on but I only had a copy of this page