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  1. Mary Beth Gannon-Keegan

    Does anyone in Moyvane do genealogy research? If not, can you let me know how to get church records pre 1855 for that area. I have tried online church records for Kerry but can’t find anything that old or older for Moyvane/Murhur. I lost my mother to cancer and I promised her that I would continue her quest. Any help would mean the world to me.

    Looking for anything possible marriage record of my great-great-great grandparents Edward Mulvihill and Catherine Shea. His father may have been a Dennis Mulvihill circa 1700s. I believe Edward’s brother was a Michael Mulvihill who married Mary Cregan. My Edward came to America during the famine and ended up in LaSalle County, Illinois. He and his wife died mysteriously and left their son an orphan at a very young age.

    My mother and I went to Ireland not long before she died. We went to Listowel which we enjoyed so much. The priest at the church was not very helpful but the one in Ballybunion was, as was a kindly Teddy Flaherty at the Old Galey cemetery. We didn’t realize until we got back to America that we should have been looking in nearby Moyvane. My mom was so proud to be a Mulvihill, it meant the world to her. I even named one of my sons Mulvihill. Any help finding records on my ancestor Edward Mulvihill and his wife Catherine Shea would truly be appreciated. My name is Mary Beth Gannon-Keegan, I live in the Chicago area. My email is [email protected]

  2. Barry Conway

    Hello: Though I now live in California as a retired journalism professor, I’m originally from the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada and a direct descendant of Michael Conway from Glin, Limerick and Margaret Mulvihill of Newtownsandes, Kerry, and who were part of what we refer to in Canada as the Kerry-Limerick Chain (i.e. hundreds of West Limerick/North Kerry families who emigrated to the Ottawa Valley between the 1825 and 1850s).

    As such, I’m hoping to visit Moyvane next March to continue my research into the family of Nicholas Mulvihill and Mary Kennelly, and whose daughter, Margaret (1834-1901) was my great grandmother. I’m hoping you can help me with two things:
    1) A recommendation for local accommodation — I can’t seem to find any bed & breakfasts, hotels, etc. in Moyvane on the Web; any suggestions would be helpful; and
    2) wondering if you could direct me to any Moyvane genealogists/local historians who might be able to meet with me between March 23-27, 2015.

    I have assembled a considerable amount of documented research on early to mid-19th century families from you area (e.g. Costello, McMahon, etc.) and would be happy to share some books/papers with anyone (e.g. local librarian) in Moyvane who might be interested.

    Anyone can reach me by e-mail at [email protected]. Thanks for any help you can provide

  3. Marcia Furler

    I am trying to locate a Connie O’Driscoll Murphy who lived in Australia for some years and became a good friend. I notice that your newspaper mentions someone of the same name. Would it be possible to give me her contact details or give her mine, if indeed she once lived in Canberra Australia. Her husband’s name is Willy.

    Thank you.

    • Anna Maria Kennelly

      Hello again Marcia. Talked to Connie tonight and she would love to get in touch with you again. Mail me at [email protected] with your details and I will pass them on to Connie.

    • Anna Maria Kennelly

      Hello Marcia,
      Was talking to Connie to-night. She comes to our Bingo every Thursday night, lovely lady, great fun. Next time I meet her I will tell her and get her number or you can mail me at the above address and I will pass on yours.
      AMK

  4. Colleen Finnegan

    I have a question, Is there a farm or village named “beaurock” in Kilmorna, because that is what my grandfather Michael Finucane wrote of his fathers residence, James Finucane on his passenger list when he arrived In New York in 1907. I can’t seem to place it on the map. However, i do know their farm was in lissianka in 1901.

    • Anna Maria Kennelly

      Perhaps the word is Beenanaspuck. I found a James Finucane married Mary Diggins, Moybella, Lisselton in Ballybunion on 22, January 1884 and they had a son, Michael born 15, November 1884 and a daughter, Mary born 29, September 1886. When people arrived at Ellis Island many were unable to write so the names were corrupted in the pronunciation. For instance two I know of, Whelan became Whalen and Jameson became Jamieson. I don’t have a subscription to the site or to ancestry so I can’t check any further for you. Hope this helps.

      • Colleen Finnegan Whelan

        Yes, Anna Marie, thank you. My research was a little confusing as there are so many Finucanes in the area in the 1800’s! James Finucane is my great grand father and Mary Diggins is my great grandmother. I do know they married in 1884 and had a son Michael (my grand father). They also had a daughter Margaret and Mary and another son William. I found a census in 1901 for a residence at 11 Lisaniska, Newtownsandes, Kerry. James is listed as a widow in 1901 and lived there with his children Margret 10 and William 12. Michael was 16 and worked as a servant on a local farm owned by the Hunt family. (Also on the farm are my great great grandparents, Michael Finucane 85, retired farmer and Mary Finucane 80). I cannot find anything on Mary (Molly) and wonder when she died and of what. I checked the grave sites throughout the area to no avail. Michael Finucane (my grandfather) immigrated to the U.S. in 1907 as a Finucane. He got married to Anna O’Keefe in 1908 and that’s when he changed his name to Finnegan. We always knew our name was Finucane in Ireland. Thank you so much for your response and I cannot wait to visit the area with my sister and cousin Maureen Finnegan (daughter of James Finnegan).

        • Matt McMahon

          Colleen, yes I am almost certain that I know the family, since I was growing up in the area I was very close to the family of Bill Finucane ( William in the 1901 census). If you wish to continue the conversation offline my email is [email protected]

    • Matt McMahon

      The name could be also be “Beenbrack” where there were at least two Finucane families – it would also be part of Lisaniskea.

      • Colleen Finnegan Whelan

        Matt, yes you could be right. The passenger list does say Beaurock, but that could be a bad translation that was filled in and misunderstood. It’s reads “Father, James Finucane, Beaurock, Kilmorna, County Kerry” as the next of kin.

    • Jer

      Carrueragh may be the word, to stranger it would be hard to write it down.

      • Colleen Finnegan

        Jer, thank you so much you’ve been a great help to me!

  5. Deborah Robertson

    I am looking for descendants of Daniel C. Mulvihill (1849-1889) and his wife Margaret Mulvihill (1855-1922). Is there anyone you can direct me to who is knowledgeable about this family and their history? I am doing research on behalf of a descendant of their daughter Margaret (1889-1967) who came to Canada and married William Dougald Kennedy in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1926. She is hoping to find more information about their birth places and photos of the family.

    I’d very much appreciate any assistance you could provide,

  6. Anna Maria Kennelly

    Recently I was in Murhur graveyard and found an unusual name on a very old gravestone. MARUNKEN NELLY Died 12 Jan 1802 Aged 25 years. Haven’t been able to find anyone locally who has heard of the name, wonder if anyone out there has heard of it.
    A.M. Kennelly

  7. Michael Hirons

    Hi,
    We’re trying to locate a house where my mother used to live, and understand it’s been empty for several years. It belonged to the Barry family, and have been told the land had been sold years back. Great website by the way!

  8. Susan Connolly

    HILL Family connections. My great grandfather John Hill b 1850 who came to Australia has Newtownsandes listed on his death certificate as his birth place. John’s parents were listed as Roland and Ellen Hill. Thanks for making the guest book available to people like me who are tracing their Irish ancestors.

  9. Mary Twohig

    Hi
    Anyone looking for their ancestors should google” Helen’sFamily Tree “

  10. cathy lindsay

    JOHANNA MOLONEY

    I am trying to trace my Irish ancestors and believe Johanna married a Michael Lane (from Abbeyfeale). Michael died in 2007 and I haven’t been able to trace Johanna’s death yet.
    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

  11. Nuala Brangan

    Hi,

    I am hoping somebody can help me, i am looking to get in touch with an old friend of mine, his name is Damien O Connor. He grew up there, his parents used to own the Centra.

    • Louise Keane

      As far as i know Damien is married and living in Limerick

      • NUALA

        Thanks Louise. You don’t by any chance have an email for him? Or could you pass on mine.

        • Louise Keane

          Sorry i don’t have his email but if you give me yours i could try and get it to him for you.

          • NUALA

            That would be great thanks Louise. It’s: [email protected]

  12. Lisa Craig

    Hi,
    I am planning to visit Ireland in a few months and would love to visit the area my great …grandfathers and mothers home town back in 1800’s His namre was Michael Shea and he married Hanora Windle in 1877, I’m pretty sure his dads name was Michael as well but thats all I know. Michael I think was from Glenalappa and Hanora aughrim. I was told Michaels Fathers Parish was from Moyvane. would love to know a little more information. Much appreciated Lisa Craig from New Zealand.

  13. Hud Cofb

    My grandfather, Jim Kennelly left Moyvane for America August 25, 1909. His brother Tim and Mary Jane Hanrahan were married in November 1909. Tim and Mary Jane farmed the land Tim inherited from his father Daniel. They had 15 children bet. 1910 and 1926, including Michael in 1914 who came to live with my grandfather and his family in New York in 1929. Michael eventually became a Jesuit priest and and president of Loyola University.

    I imagine some of his brothers and sisters decedents may still live in or near Moyvane. Just curious if any of you out there had a grandfather or great grandfather Tim Kennelly, a farmer (he died in 1955, Mary Jane in 1970)? their children included: Fr. Michael Kennelly SJ, Danny Kennelly, (1910-2005) John Joe Kennelly ( a champion Irish Step dancer) Jimmy Kennelly (1913-2005) Elizabeth Kennelly Kelly. Tim Kennelly, Mary (Mai) Kennelly Conlon. These all might have been grandparents to adult villagers today. I’ve traced our family in Moyvane back to Daniel Kennelly’s marriage in 1876 to Kate Thornton in the Kilbaha Moyvane church. Daniel’s father John Kennelly owned a farm that the Kennelly’s supposedly farmed for more two centuries from the 1700’s to 1900’s.

    If anyone out there has a family connection to any of these folks above. I’d love to hear about it. Much thanks. PS: You have some great athletes in this village!

  14. Sally Mills

    Can anyone help me get in touch with Myles Quinn of Moyvane? I was in contact with him several years ago regarding our shared family history. When my computer crashed, I lost his contact information, and would like to contact him to find his sister who was working on a family history, if I am not mistaken. The Quinns I am looking for were all born in Leitrim Middle and descend from John Quinn and Mary Hanrahan. Thanks so much for any help you might offer!

    • Myles Quinn

      Hi Sally. Good to hear from you again. Hope all is well. Regards
      Myles

      • Sallie Mills

        Hi again Myles! So glad you saw my message. Would it be possible to put me in contact with your sister who you had said works on the Quinn family history? You had sent me a few pages of a book that had been published on John Quinn/Mary Moore’s descendants, and I am wondering if I might get a copy or possibly even a pdf if it is no longer available. You sent me pages 33, 41, 49, 50 and 54, and I would LOVE to see more.
        I also have a pdf copy of “The Jolly Irishman,” which was written by Michael Moore, a nephew of John and Mary(Moore)’s who came to the states and wrote his memoir about growing up in Moyvane and his life in the states after emigrating. I have put together what I can of his family tree from the book — I believe his mother was an Enright. I would be happy to share it with whomever might be interested.
        I have a few questions and would love to get in touch with someone who might have answers. I did recently find the baptismal records that have finally been posted online of all of the children of John and Mary Quinn, including my Maggie! It looks like she was the oldest, followed by Jamie, who was killed in the US Civil War running the blockade. You might remember that is how we finally were able to connect the two families, since I think you and your family did not know of Maggie. We have a large family here in the US that descended from her through her marriage to Thomas Quirk. We have family spread through Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Colorado, Ohio and North Carolina.
        Also might you email me privately so I don’t bog down this board and drive everyone mad?

        Thanks so much! Good to “see” you again!
        Sallie
        [email protected]

  15. Mulvihill-Meade

    Hi, wondering if anyone from the area. I have finally pin pointed my ancestors to ‘ Bridge-Moyvane, some of my ancestors left there mid 1800s to work in Belfast. I am hoping I still have some relations around Moyvane, my great great grandfather was Henry Mulvihill married to Mary Meade ( about 1820s/1830s. Kind regards, Trina Mulvihill Flaherty, Wicklow.

    • Jer

      Mulvihill Meade cousins still live in the area.

      • Mulvihill-Meade

        Brilliant, thank you Jer..is there anyway I could contact them to chat about the family history, maybe phone, email or facebook ?

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