« BackKerry Historian discovers errors on Irish names translated in census

nalogoA Kerry Historian has discovered errors in the translation of Irish names in the 1901 and 1911 digitised census records.

According to the Sunday Times, Bertie O’Connor from Ballyduff first noticed the issue when he was trying to find details on a known ancestor.

Mr O’Connor discovered that the name had been completely mistranscribed.

The National Archives of Ireland hired a Canadian institution to digitise the census with the process costing a total of €3.6 million.

It is believed the errors occurred as a result of the transcriber being unable to understand cló Gaelach, and older form of Gaelic type.