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  1. Jim Horgan

    My grandmother was Ellen Mulvihill from Gurtomoshillihy and I was wondering if anyone knew if there was any connection to the Mulvihills from Glenalappa.

    Love the new website!

    Jim Horgan

    • Sean Buckley

      Jim, I have an Ellen Mulvihill on my family tree that I have done much research on, I have her husband as Con Shine. I have Ellen’s death on 22/5/1939. If we are talking about the same lady please get in touch.

  2. Catherine O'Connor Coyne

    The updated postings/info/pictures from the Moyvane website is great.

    The one missing posting, which was on the old website, are the songs being sung from Brosnan’s Bar……..especially the one by Jerry Brosnan singing ‘Up the Boro’

    The songs convey the great feeling for the love of football in Kerry.

    Is there a shop or website where a Kerry flag may be purchased?

    Thanks to Tom O’Connor for the return of my lost camera!

  3. Brigid McGrath

    Oh, I just left a message but forgot to ask if anyone remembers plays/shows that my grand father Michael McGrath used to put on locally in the 40/50`s. I have copy of one play he wrote, but apparently there were more, and I`d be interested to know if anyone remembers them.

  4. Brigid McGrath

    Thanks for putting together this resource. I was browsing the site as I was looking for images of anyone my Dad might have known in the 1950’2/60’s when he was growing up in Moyvane. He is Martin McGrath. He is 67 now, and is not well at the moment. I thought it might be good to show him some images from his homeland. Martin and his sister Eileen were children of Michael McGrath and Mary (May) Kennelly. They left for England in the 50`s, but Martin lived with his grandmother Bridget Shine for some years until he left for England himself in the 60`s. If you know my Dad, and have any images here you think he might be interested in please let me know. Or any images of his parents/grandparents. I`d also love to see them myself. I`ve visited myself several times as a child, and again about six years ago. My great grand mothers old house was being used as a storeroom for fence posts, and had almost fallen down. I expect it`s gone now. Lots of love to all in Moyvane xxx

    • denis flaherty

      the house d you visited in moyvane is now owned by my brother eddie and is stil standing we remember matty mcgrath staying there with bridge shine as you know there was no photoes in those days / there neighbour patty fitzmaurice would have known a lot about them but he died last year .are you mattys daughter what age are you i live accross d road from d cottage
      keep in touch
      regards denis flaherty

  5. Brian Duffy

    Urgently trying to trace relatives of Michael Dee, Son of Patrick & Mary Dee (n Guiney I believe) of MountCollins, Limerick/Kerry.

    Michael dies serving with the Irish Guards in Holland in 17 Sept 1944 an is buried in VALKENSWAARD WAR CEMETERY Netherlands.
    The people of the village he liberated wish to commemorate him and as looking for relatives
    phone me 0879397371 with any information. Thanks

  6. Maureen Volpe

    Trying to track down some more of my grandfather, Timothy Lyons, Moyvane roots.His mom was Margaret (Maggie)Connell, she was born in 1866 in Keloid, and went to the US & met & married Thomas Lyons, from Ballygarrett, Lixnaw in 1892 in NYC…She had 2 sons, my grandfater Timothy & his older brother Tom. She died when Tim was quite young and then is father died a few years later…He had an aunt on his fathers side who brought the boys both back to his uncle Daniel Lyons farm in Ballygarrett, where he grew up (his older brother died shortly after their return of TB)His grandparents would be Timothy Connell & Mary Fitzgibbons, and as far as we can tell didn’t really know their daughter’s children. They were married in 1864 in Keloid, Moyvane and we think Mary was born Jan 27,1841 in Dirrigalun, Dromtariffe. We are trying to figure out her parents, maybe Thomas & Julia Fitzgibbons (nee Brien), her siblings Thomas 1843 & Honora or Ellen 1847…Any additional information or local family connections as to where they might be buried etc would be great…We are currenlty in Ballybunion for a few months & would love to track some of this down while we are here. We met Julia @ Mail Cross Garden Centre while buying some plants and she is trying to point me in the right direction, but any advice would be much appreciated 🙂

  7. Ed Devylder

    My ancestors Margaret Shehan married John McAuliffe in the early 1850s. Their daughter Catherine McAuliffe was born in 1859 and died in Ansonia, Connecticut, USA in 1939. Does anyone have any information or leads regarding them?

    Thank you.


  8. Cornelius Dee (Con)

    My family roots originate from Ballylongford, North Kerry.
    I reside in London whilst my upbringing was in Murroe, Co. Limerick.

  9. Robert Patrick Walsh Fister

    My G G Grandfather John R Walsh came from your area with his son my G Grandfather Patrick E Walsh abt 1850. My G Grandmother Mary Stack came to the usa thru New Oleans on Feb 27 1852 with her half brother Richard Gregory. The ships records show that Mary was 20 and Richard was 6, those ages were recorded in 1852. I would like to have someone there in moyvane or surrounding towns do some look up for me, please cantact me if you would be willing to do so for a fee. John R Walsh was born about 1810 or so, that is marked on stone, Partrick E Walsh was born abt 1830 or so. Patrick E Walsh married Mary Stack abt 1855 in Paris Kentucky USA. As you can see that my name has walsh heritage as my mother named me for her father Robert Patrick Walsh, He was born to Patrick E Walsh and Mary Stack Walsh. I will not stop looking for info on this family that came from your lovely land until I get the family names of my ancestors.
    Thank you and tell Ger Kennelly that Bo said hello.

    E_MAIL [email protected]

    Thanks again, Robert Patrick Walsh Fister

  10. Howie

    I enjoy the writings of Dan Keane and would like to buy some of his books/poems.

    Howie McNiff
    25 James P. Kelly Way #19
    Middletown, New York 10940

  11. Louise Bay

    Researching my family tree. My fathers name was John Pelican and his mother was called Mary. They lived in Listowel co Kerry. Would like anyone with relatives with the surname Pelican or any information that can help to contact me.

    • Adrian Colburn

      Hi Only found your question
      My wife Mary Colburn;s Mother was a Pelican – Her grandmother’s name Mary Pelican & Grandfather John both lived in Listowel
      We Happy to past on any information availible
      All the Best

  12. Catherine O'Connor Coyne

    Our visit this year on March 19, 2013 to Moyvane was delightful despite the rain.
    It was my brother’s first time in Moyvane and unfortunately the old forge is gone, but a beautiful home stands in its place.
    Our grandfather Michael O’Connor was part of the family that ran the forge. He emigrated to the US in the late 1800’s. I don’t know all the names of his brothers and sisters but a few, Delia, John, Nora, Martin, Maurice and my grandfather Michael. I believe my grandmother’s name was also O’Connor and her mother was a McAuliffe.
    Moyvane is a very quaint little village and one that is very inviting.
    We stopped in Brosnan’s, A Mr. Brosnan was there the day we stopped, and was delightful.

    One mishap occurred while we were there. While checking out the old cemetery, I seemed to have lost my camera. If it was found, I would be happy to pay for it to be returned.
    I may be contacted at the above internet address.

    This website is wonderful, a nice way to stay abreast of what is going on in Moyvane.

  13. Shirley-Mae Sullivan

    So happy to reach someone…just happened on this site.

    My mother born & raised in Tarbert at 12 Chapel St. Have been there many times to just look. I loved to visit Tarbert…my inlaws came from same area, John Sullivan/Mary Lynch Sullivan, married in St. Mary’s, Tarbert in April 1929. My mother, Bridget Theresa Murray (married name Sparda) died in 2007 here in Dorchester, Mass. USA.

    Am going to pass on this site to the Sullivan side of family. They are NOW curious about Moyvane from their father, John! Believe he dropped the “O” when coming to America. His brother was Kerry Jim in football days.

    • michael osullivan

      hello shirley mae,just after seeing your comment about the OSullivans of moyvane,my grandfather was Michael OSullivan brother of John and kerry Jim ,if any members of the family would like to get in touch you can give them my e-mail

  14. Catherine McDonald Patterson

    I have been told that my 2nd great grandfather’s family may have lived in Moyvane. His name was Denis HANRAHAN. He was born abt. 1803. I will be visiting Co. Kerry in Oct. 2013, and I can’t wait to see your beautiful country. Other Kerry names I’m researching, from the Ballybunion area are: Moriarty, English, Nagle, Buckley.

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