can anyone make out the place of Residence and fathers name?

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I cannot seem to make out the place of residence from the marriage certificate. 

I'm assuming it is in Mayo, Ireland.

Also I believe Mary's fathers name is Owen, I'm surprised at this as I thought they would have used the Irish spelling.  Could someone confirm if it is Owen or something else



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asked in Genealogy Help by Peter Mulligan G2G6 (8.6k points)
It looks like Owen to me.
The place of residence looks like Ardacara (I think there is a place in county Mayo called Ardacara or Ardacarha).  The father's name definitely looks like Owen.

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Took a look and agree it is OWEN & MAYO. I wonder how Owen felt about being described as a 'spinster' :)
answered by Anonymous McCormick G2G6 Mach 5 (53.8k points)
selected by Peter Mulligan
Its the residence at time of Marriage I'm looking for Bill

I wonder how Owen felt about being described as a 'spinster' :)answered ago by Bill McCormick

I think that was crossed out.   cheeky

@ Peter: Best I could come up with was that the Chapel was the Roman Catholic Chapel of Bohola, within the Swinford (historically Swineford) district.  But I cannot make out the Arcl or Ard place name.  Ardacara? Arclaeara?

There don't seem to be any place names that begin with Ard or Arcl.  :(

Yup, was just looking into it. Looks like Ardacarha is the most likely candidate

You could try writing to the church :

Looks like Ardacarha is the most likely candidate

commented ago by Bill McCormick

But there's no h in the word .. no matter which way I look at it.  (I've peered at it every way except upside down.)

So: Chapel of Bohola, Registrar's District of Kiltimagh, Union of Swinford, County of Mayo .. everything else except the actual place (which may not exist in today's world). 

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Ard a Cartha---height of the heap or rock
(other spellings) Ardacharha(1635)-Ardoghera(1655)-Ardouragh(1683)-Ardnacarrow-Ardnagarra- Ardacharae-Ardnagorra(1838)-Ardacarha(1848)

LOL. We may have finally found the exception to the rule, 'speeling is allways korect on ofishal dockyouments'. How exciting, eh? :)
I like the way that Bohola means drinking tent lol
Peter, I think we should go investigate Bohola's origins.

I did notice that there is a Mary Mulligan on the 1901 census in Ardacarha - widow, farmer and possibly 2 daughters Mary 19 and Bridget 15 living with brother-in-law Thomas. Presumably Martin and Thomas would have moved on by that time. Might be worth checking.
I found the same Census.

When Mary's son Thomas was baptised, there was a certain Thomas Mulligan as witness.
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Looks like Swinford, and the town Kiltimagh
answered by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (270k points)
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It could be Ardacara.  Here's a more recent reference to Ardacara, Bohola, Mayo:

The father's name looks like Owen.
answered by Joe Farler G2G6 Mach 4 (45.2k points)

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