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  1. Sandy Mulvihill

    I have a photo of a Gravestone marker in the Murher cemetery near Mulvane dedicated to Cornelius C. Mulvihill and his wife Mary Costellow. This was erected by J.C. Mulvihill of Nashville, TN and I am trying to connect him with my husband’s great grandfather Edward or possibly Edmund who also lived in Nashville. I have reason to believe they were brother and immigrated together. Are there any remaining Mulvihills in the area? It is such a delight to read the history of your lovely area on this site and look forward to visiting your beautiful country in August. Thank you for making this available.

    • Martin Moore

      What was Cornelius’ date of death?

      • Sandy Mulvihill

        I do not have a date of death, just a photo of the marker which names his wife as Mary Costellow and deceased children Mary and William. JC Mulvihill, the son who erected the monument was born in 1836 and died in 1917. I assume his name was Jeremiah Cornelius or at least that is what my records claim.

      • Nicholas John Warrington

        Martin I do not.have his death date.

    • Nicholas John Warrington

      I have just found a Cornelius Mulvihill on my family history that I have no information about but he was born in C.1830-C.1850. But on my family history he has siblings called Daniel (1830-1877), Margaret (1832-), Mary? (1835-) and Johanna (1844-). Are these your relatives?

      • Sandy Mulvihill

        No, I do not have anyone by those names or dates. But, who knows???

  2. Cornelius Flynn

    Hello, I am wondering if anniversaries of events that occurred during the War of Independence are commemorated. I am specifically interested in the events at Gortaglanna near Knockanure on 12th May, 1921. I have never visited Ireland and I am hoping to do so. With the 100th anniversary approaching in a few years, I am considering trying to coordinate my trip with the anniversary.
    Thank you,
    Cornelius Flynn

    • Cornelius Flynn

      Thank you for the replies and information. I will be in touch.

    • Martin Moore

      It certainly will be. The commemorations, which have started have included commemorating Thomas Ashe last year. Thomas Russell and the Gortatlea attack has been commemorated this year. Knockanure being a significant event will have a suitable commemoration in 2021. Keep in touch for details. Martin Moore. email [email protected]

    • Nicholas John Warrington

      THE GORTAGLANNA ANNUAL COMMEMORATION: takes place on Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm. People are asked to assemble at Mc Mahon’s Bridge. Guest speaker Councillor Toiréasa Ferris. That is what it says on this website for the 2018 commemoration.

  3. Amanda

    Hello!
    My name is Amanda and I am looking for information about my ancestors. I live in the United States and just found out I am half Irish and really excited about it!
    My great-great-great grandfather Patrick Connor was born in Moyvane in 1836 (it says the Parish Moyvane and address is Kilmany. Is that a city or street name or something?) He immigrated to the US in the 1860s I think. His siblings were all born in the same place: Edmund, Mary, and Dermot. Their parents were Denis Connor and Margaret Bryan.

    • Martin Moore

      Hi Amanda,

      Kilmeaney is a beautiful part of North Kerry. Connor [and O’Connor] is a surname strongly associated with North Kerry. Google ‘Carrigafoyle Castle’ and you should get some of this history. I will look more at your request in the next week or so.
      Martin

      • Martin Moore

        Denis, was born 8 April 1836 and his sponsors were Maurice Moloney and Bridget Stokes; His brother Edmund was born 31 Jan 1832 and the sponsors were William Moore and Margaret Pope. That Moore family are still there. The Popes were wiped out in Famine times.Dermot was born on 28 Aug 1840 and John Scanlan and Elizabeth Stokes were sponsors. My grandafther’s grandmother was a Bridget Stokes, but I cannot say it is the same woman. You should be aware that Kilmeaney was sometimes recorded as Riversdale in early 19 century records. You may know all this already. Martin.

  4. Margaret Hicks

    I am having trouble finding Kennelly ancestors from Moyvane. Requests for help don’t seem to bring much success. Would there be anyone who would undertake some research for me? I am willing to pay for time spent, etc.
    I’m looking for:
    John Kennelly Cornelius Kennelly Bridget Kennelly and their parents,etc. All migrated to Australia in the 1880’s or 1890’s.
    Assistance would be much appreciated.

    • Nicholas John Warrington

      Margaret do you know the parents names because then I can find birth records, baptism records and the parents marriage and family. I will try and do a family tree if you would like me to.

      Nicholas

    • Martin Moore

      Margaret,

      You would need more information. Have you tried http://www.irishgenealogy.ie? It is free and you should be able to get what you want.

      I had a quick look and found a John Kennelly of Leitrim, Moyvane, born in 1865 to Michael Kennelly and Mary kennelly. A Cornelius Kennelly was born to same parents in 1863. I have no idea if this is ‘your’ Kennellys or not. Hope this is of some use.

      Martin Moore

    • MJ

      Hi Margaret
      I too posted here, trying to get info on my grandfather and great-grandfather. Not one reply—which was very disappointing.

  5. Lisa Jennings

    Does anyone know who the parents of Bishop John J Fitzmaurice born in Newtownsandes in 1840. I am the descendent of Catherine Fitzmaurice born 1841 whose father was Thomas Fitzgerald of Listowel (from her marriage cert) . Family lore says we are related to the Bishop so I am wondering whether his father was also Thomas but can find any information anywhere about his parents.

    • Patricia O'Grady Meyer

      Hello Lisa.

      I am finding info on a John Edmund Fitzmaurice, born Jan 8, 1839 in Newtownsandes, emigrating to Pennsylvania in 1858 where he was a parish priest before becoming Bishop in 1899. Could this be the same man?

      Pat

      • Lisa Jennings

        Yes he is the same person I’m trying to find out who his parents were – do you have any information on that?

        • Patricia O'Grady Meyer

          Lisa,

          This info is from a family tree on Ancestry.com for a Jon Ferrin (not sure if that name might be a relative of yours). John Edmund was born to James Fitzmaurice (1803-1889) and Catherine Walsh (1809-1899). James was the son of Edmund (1780-?) and Elizabeth (no date).

          John Edmund’s siblings were:
          Edmund 1832-1903
          Johanna 1837-1927 married Thaddeus Scanlon
          William 1840-1933 married Joanna Costelloe
          Catherine 1841-1922 married John Clark
          James J 1843-1906
          Francis P 1848-1925
          Elizabeth 1854-1908 married Andrew Crane

          William and Joanna’s son, Edmond J (1881-1963), nephew to John Edmund, was also a priest in a parish in Delaware.

          If I can be of any further help. contact me directly at [email protected] and I’ll find what I can for you.

          Regards.

  6. PJ Mackessy

    Hello all I’ve been on line for hours trying to find a place called Inchamore, listowel, and apart from finding a lot of people R.I.P who have died in a place that doesn’t seem to exist, but I know it does. but not on any map I can find, any help please thank you and Good Luck…… PJ Mackessy

    • Tim scanlon

      Hi, yes Inchamore Listowel is a small townland in the Moyvane parish, there are 3 houses in the parish, and as far as I know our family House was once owned by the mackessy family ,,,

      • PJ Mackessy

        Was I’m on hear after a year Just seen your reply thank you, are you still there if so can I know more thank you and have a Happy Christmas Good Luck from Tipperary, if you would like to email me…[email protected] thank you…….PJ

  7. Seamus Roche

    Check Irishgeology.ie for baptismal records.when in Moyvane call to Mairead Kearney bar at night 9.30pm on, there you might meet Gabriel Fitzmaurice who might be ablt help
    Best of luck
    Seamus Roche

  8. Patrick Mackessy

    Hello There, any one know any thing about a Patrick Scanlon and his wife Margaret Scanlon maden name (Flaherty).
    My mom Mary Mackessy maden name (Scanlon) was born to Patrick and Margaret on the 15th March 1927….. and married my Dad Tim Mackessy. Thank you and Good luck……..

  9. Maureen Porter

    Hi Pat
    It’s me again still searching for my Great Great Grandparents John and Catherine O’Connell they had a daughter Bridget in July 1861 ,I would love to know where they were married and Catherine’s maiden name.I am coming over to Ireland in two weeks and it would be great if I could trace them, thanks for all your help
    Maureen

  10. Jer Kennelly

    Visit of Our Lady of Lourdes statue to Abbeyfeale Cancelled

  11. Maureen Porter

    Hi Pat
    Thanks for your help but not the right parents, it shows on Bridget’s birth certificate that they were o’Connells ,I think they got married between 1857-1861 but are a complete mystery,my family are treating me to trip over to Ireland in June and I would love to have found where they came from.
    Thanks for all your help

  12. Maureen Porter

    Hi it’s me again been trying to find my great grandparents since 2014 their names are John O’Connell and Catherine O ‘Connell nee Sullivan they had a daughter Bridget in July 1861 who was baptised in Moyvane but later came to Britain, I would love to find out where her parents originated from ,any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks very much

    • Patricia O'Grady Meyer

      https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/irish-records-what-is-available/church-records

      hello maureen.

      i did a very brief look into the above records and came up with a John Connell marrying Catherine Sullivan on 22 Feb 1841 In Kerry-Castleisland. It does not give the parent’s first names nor their towns of origin in the record but lists the witnesses as Timothy Devine and Maurice Harrington.

      another quick look into Bridget showed a birth to the same named parents on 7 Jul 1861 in Moyvane (Ahalahana)

      not sure this is of much help. best of luck.

      pat

  13. Martin Moore

    Hi, It should be possible to get these details as there are still some family members in the Listowel area. As I understand it there were 2 families, both related, one living at Ballinruddery and other at Soldiers Houses, Dromin, Listowel. Dromin is on the Listowel Tarbert road. I believe that one of the family may have gone to Donegal also.
    Hope this is of some use. Martin Moore, Tralee.

  14. James Devereaux

    Hi looking to find any info on Devereaux family that lived around listowel area.my grandfather was born in listowel to a James and Molly (Brady) Devereaux round 1930s!! Regards James

    • CB

      James Devereaux was the brother of my Great Great Grandfather, Michael. His parents were John and Ellen Devereaux of Ballinruddery. Happy to share information.

  15. Margaret Hicks

    I have posted several times previously,but have received no reply. Could someone please help me with information re John Kennelly, Cornelius Kennelly and Bridget Kennelly who left Moyvane in the mid to late 1880’s /90’s and came to Melbourne Australia. John married Mary O’Dea in Melbourne. Bridget died in 1894? I know where her grave is but have no details to put on a headstone. Bridget is buried beside John & Mary with their two youngest children, twins, Veronica ( Ron) and Clare. I have ensured that the headstone for them has been renovated and completed with a celtic cross and the words, ‘Love never dies’.

    • Jer

      Was Kennelly a Labour man in Parliament and O Dea from County Clare

      • Margaret Hicks

        Hi Jer! Yes, Pat Kennelly was a labor member of the Victorian Parliament and later a Senator in the Federal Parliament till he resigned in 1974. Uncle Pat died in 1980. His son Ron died last December. So excited to get a reply!The O’Dea’s did come from County Clare.

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