The internet is a great thing… The Census of Ireland 1911 is now available online so I decided to have a look and see if I could find my Granda O’Donnell as he was the only one of my Grandparents that had been born at that stage.. Wow, its mad even trying to comprehend that.
I wasn’t sure of Granda’s date of birth so I got it from my Mum and found all this information in a few minutes. Absolutely amazing. My Granda was Michael O’Donnell, named as the first child on the form and was 15 when the census took place.
Granda died in 1974, I was 14 months old.