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  1. Jackie Silcock

    Hello, this is the year at last I come to visit Moyvane and to visit the lovely Shamrock cottage, Madge Buckley would you be related to me? My grandmother was Fannie Buckley she was born in this cottage in 1902. Looking forward to my visit at the end of May

    Have you any information of any living relations I may have?

    Many thanks.

  2. Annonymous

    Well done to Moyvane Development Association for bringing the subject of the Garda Station Closure to the fore. As in the Local Newspaper reports Ballylongford were the only village to object from the start. Why I wonder did Moyvane people not object? Food for thought.

  3. Michael Coleman

    RE: My Great-Grandmother Bridget Moore

    Hello Residents of Moyvane–

    Thought the following information may interest you.

    Recently I took a look around the Irish Immigration records available online. I was looking for any info on my Great-Grandmother Bridget Moore. My only knowledge of her was from my mother who was born and raised in western Massachusetts.

    My Mum recalled that Bridget would write to her cousin, Mary Shinners, back in Ireland. (And Mum noted that all letters seemed to go unanswered following WWII.) When Great-Grandma Bridget was asked where she was from, Mum said it sounded like she answered “new conbon waterpot”. I took that as a probable “Newtown County Waterford”.

    Mum said Bridget left Cork at the age of fourteen. Because of this departure point Mum believed Bridget was from Cork. Mum’s story went on saying that when Bridget arrived in the US, she joined her sister in Philadelphia, got a job as a houskeeper with a wealthy family who owned a summer ‘cottage’ in the Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where she met and married Michael Burns, a Stockbridge farmer.

    Here are some details from copies of the documents found through internet research. They help to solve many mysteries.

    Firstly, an Alien Immigration Manifest. 13 May 1899 SS Campania. Queenstown Co Cork to New York.

    Line 25 Ticket No 4711 Bridget Moore Age- 14 (?) Sex- F.
    Married or Single- S. Calling or Occupation- Servant.
    Able to Read- yes. Write- yes. Nationality- Irish.
    Last Residence- NewtownSandes.
    Seaport for landing in the United States- New York.
    Final destination in the United States- New Jersey.
    Whether having a ticket to such destination- yes.
    By whom was passage paid- self.
    Whether in possession of money. If so, whether more than $30 and how much if $30 or less- $0 (?)
    Whether over before to the United States . . . No.
    Whether going to join a relative . . . (appears blank)
    Ever in Prison or Almshouse or supported by charity . . . No.
    Whether a Polygamist- No.
    Whether under Contract, express or implied . . . No.
    Condition of Health, Mental and Physical- Good.
    Deformed or Crippled . . . No.

    I googled “NewtownSandes” and found you! I am sorry to say that I never have heard of NewtownSandes although I have lived in Co. Mayo for the last 22 years. I now realise that the village’s name has been officially changed to Moyvane.

    another document . . .
    Ellis Island Certificate. Found the same Bridget Moore.

    and a transcript of a Baptismal Record. Same Bridget. Her address given as “Benanaspug”. I’ve seen “Benanaspug” spelled as “Beenanaspig” in other sources.

    Father: William Moore. Mother: Margaret Shine.

    Margaret’s surname Shine, I believe, was misunderstood by my mother who may have heard it as ‘shinner’. Further research, yet unconfirmed, says that my Great-Great Grandmother Margaret may have had brothers with daughters named ‘Mary’; i.e. Cousin Mary Shine. (Incidentally, Margaret’s father was Cornelius Shine. And I can find no surname “Shinners” or “Shinnors” in your part of Ireland.)

    I am curious to know if there is anyone within your community who may know Bridget’s family descendants. And if so, perhaps they would like to correspond with me. I will visit NewtownSandes during this year with hopes of finding Bridget’s family home or what is left of it.

    –Michael Coleman. Whitethorn Studio, Carrowkeel, Lahardaun “Ireland’s Titanic Village”, County Mayo.
    [email protected]

  4. Annonymous

    I enjoy this website very much. I hope it is not going to become a political forum and, instead, remain the amazing website it is, where people can reminisce on the past and catch up on everything going on currently in our lovely village.

  5. Seamus Roche

    Moyvane Development Association are holding a meeting to discuss the closure of the local Garda station, a plan of action will be drawn up, letters to the local representives & a petition are some of the items to be considered. We will inform the public of the outcome of the meeting through, the local papers & the church newsletter.

    Seamus Roche

  6. anti wind mills

    do the people of moyvane realise the distruction it faces with the proposed wind mill development!! do you want to live in a wind farm? do you want to loose the view, the mobile, sky and broadband reception hense a mast being erected! this development will benefit a select few who are willing to sacrafice our town for profit, wake up people and make a stand before we become a concreted turn table!!

  7. concerned local

    i agree with m coady, peolpe need to act now in relation to the garda station!! be vocal, contest your td’s , our local councillor , our mayor, our development comittee and sign the petition!!

  8. Michael Coady

    I would like to know what we as a community are going to do in relation to the closure of our local Garda station, we should not just accept this decision, we should voice our opposition, the loss of this station will have have a detremental effect on our community. The local Garda was not just someone that was there to hand out tickets, but he was an approchiable man and a very valuable member of the community and you had a sence of security when he was around you felt safe, but as we have all heard or read obout the increse in thefts from diesel tanks to home,s been robbed, we need this station to stay open now more than ever, so to this community we need to act now. It Could also be a possibility that an post could close our local post office as a result of the greater risk poised to it as a direct result to the closure of our station. I hope to have a petition in place within the coming days but if this community has other things in play then please let us know.
    M. Coady

  9. J Brennan

    Great article about the Knockanure ambush.

    “Those who are forgetful or misread the past are the doubting cynics of today, the defeatists of tomorrow”
    Sean Moylan. North Cork Brigade.

  10. Bill Kelly

    Merry Christmas & A Happy new year to you all .

  11. Danica Tatum

    My grandfather is Daniel A Enright born in 1913.
    Just wondering if he is part of your family?
    Thank you

  12. Christina Mattocks

    Hello to all in Moyvanne and Knockanure! I am still researching my family history.
    If anybody knows of Bridget Roch (Greaney) and Terry Roch could they please contact me.

    My Grandmother was Mary Hunt who was born in Carhooearagh the daughter of James Hunt and Bridget Carroll. Bridget and James were married Murhur Church in 1876.

    James was the son of Cornelius Hunt and Bridget Aherne. They were married over the border in Athea in 1855.

    Bridget Carroll was the daughter of John Carroll and Mary Nolan and Mary was the daughter of John Nolan and Mary Fitzgerald.

    If anybody out there has any little bits of information, it does not matter how small I would be very grateful to receive them.

    Thank you so much for reading this

  13. Michael O Connor

    Hi all,

    I visited Knockanue graveyard recently, My O Connor family were all buried here till 1970.

    My da was a cousin of Peggy and Brother John, and Davey from near Gortagleanna. His Grandmother Margaret was at Lisiniska in 1901 census.

    I note the following inscription on gravestone in family graves.

    “Erected by P.Mullane in memory of her father John O Connor who died 13/4/1852, aged 96 years
    and her mother Mary who died 24/1/1861, aged 93 years.”

    does anyone know where John and Mary or daughter … P.Mullane lived., I suspect family originated Direen. and Lower Athea.

    Michael O Connor

  14. Jackie Silcock

    Hi, love the site find it very interesting, I have family roots in Moyvane. My Grandmother was born there Fannie Buckley,Daughter of Harriet and John Buckley, she was born in Shamrock Cottage where I am hoping to visit this year.

    Many thanks for your lovely site looking forward to visiting.

  15. John Stack

    Evening all,
    I have started on the family tree and I’m trying to track down any reference to an Edward Stack, my great grandfather who, i’m told came from Moyvane, to Craughatouke, Moynsha on the DuaghAbbeyfeale border, where our branch of the family continue to live today.
    I can make no obvious connection so far to Moyvane from Church or State records. Edward married a Vianna Shanahan in 1880 in Duagh. My father recently passed away and always maintained that there was a Moyvane link, and also that our branch of the Stacks was related to Tommy Stacks’ branch.
    Any info however vague will be very welcome!
    John Stack

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