Chris Ganey, an astronomer and historian of science at the Vatican Observatory, was recently given the 2021 Nelson H. Minnich Prize for his work investigating the nuances of the Galileo affair.






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AT the beginning of August 1979, Ronnie Tallon received a call from the Archbishop of Dublin asking him to prepare an outdoor venue to celebrate Mass for more than one million people.




The Church had just had confirmation that Pope John Paul II was coming to Ireland in eight weeks' time and an architect was urgently needed to design and build a setting in the Phoenix Park.




Tallon, the most celebrated architect of his day, wanted a fitting focus for the historic occasion and decided on a towering Papal Cross which would be visible from the furthest reaches of the vast congregation.




The 30-ton, 125-foot-high steel monument, requiring 5km of welding, was the largest possible structure that could be erected by the biggest mobile crane in Ireland and was set on a podium covered by a one-acre carpet from Co Antrim delivered in three lorries. Tallon then made all other arrangements for a quarter of the population of Ireland to be safely brought together on September 29, receiving a Papal knighthood for his efforts the following year.




It was just one of many awards showered on the intensely modest Dubliner during an illustrious career which saw him recognised as one of the greatest architects in Irish history. The son of a shopkeeper,




Tallon was interested in art as a boy and began his career with the Office of Public Works, before joining the practice that would become Scott Tallon Walker in 1956. He was soon playing a leading role in building the new Ireland of the Lemass era.




His flat-roofed glass church at Knockanure in Co Kerry was the country's first completely modern church. Other significant buildings included the Carroll's factory in Dundalk, the Bank of Ireland headquarters in Dublin, the Lisney offices on St Stephen's Green, and the RTE campus at Donnybrook.




1877. 650 Men Working Night and Day to Open Skibbereen Railway.


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1877. 650 Men Working Night and Day to Open Skibbereen Railway


1877 the Cork Examiner report July 1877 of the opening of the Skibbereen railway reported that it was financed by a Cork Grand Jury Baronial advance of £53,000 at 5%, a Treasury loan of £40,000 and that a significant proportion of that  was expended on the Parliamentary process to enable an authorising Act in London.  The solicitors involved in London,  Norton Rose still extant.




In the prospectus for the projected Bandon to Bantry Railway in 1845 the promoters said the cost of moving freight from Skibbeeen or Bantry to Cork was £1 per ton. With the opening of the railway they anticipated the cost would drop to just over 6 shillings per ton.


Michael Moore, who has contributed articles previously, this year, reflects on past interviewees, who have passed away since they were recorded.  Historians, Patrick Walsh and Geraldine Healy respectively contribute insightful articles respectively focused on the ‘big snow’ of 1947 and the tradition of shopping in Cork or ‘going downtown’ as it was known in Geraldine’s childhood.  Cork Folklore Project researcher, David McCarthy contributes an extensive exploration on the Bantry Bay Steamship Company, while his colleague David Ryan writes about Blueshirt and IRA activity in 1930s’ Cork.  In all of the above, material gathered as part of the Cork Folklore Project’s collection programme is integrated into each article. 




Doctors knock out sheep to discover anesthesia’s dark side


by Jason Gale, Bloomberg, Updated: February 17, 2019




Of the 200 million adults worldwide who undergo non-cardiac surgery annually, more than 1 million will die within 30 days. That risk jumps to 1 in 20 for patients 70 years and older.




As many as 30 percent of patients who undergo open-heart surgery develop an acute kidney injury that increases their risk of chronic kidney disease and death, according to Yugeesh Lankadeva, a researcher studying the interaction.




As many as 30 percent of patients who undergo open-heart surgery develop an acute kidney injury that increases their risk of chronic kidney disease and death, according to Yugeesh Lankadeva, a researcher studying the interaction.




"Anesthesia is a very abnormal state for the brain to be in," he said. "So it makes sense that your brain circuitry is actually not the same after the anesthetic as it was before."


That probably doesn't matter for young adult patients, Davidson said. "But if you're old or very young, then maybe it does begin to matter."






Irish in Canada
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And other bits and pieces collected here and there
Only small numbers of Irish are Recorded in Canada between 1625 and 1700.The 18th Century Brought many Irish Solders to Canada or New France some were in the French army more were captured prisoners or deserters from the British army. Irish soldiery who deserted from the British army were sometimes accused of spreading anti-British feeling among some of the Indian tribes doughtier of a doctor O Sullivan born C1730 founded the grey nuns of Canada. In 1748 a pirate ship captured a grope of young Irish women on their way to Virginia took them to Quebec No trace of their Later Life has been recorded. Because of the penal laws in Canada many Catholic Irish men are slow to Emigrate there until about 1800 when the laws were relaxed. We are told that in 1820, 30 families from Ireland went to Quebec there bishop said they were in direst poverty and winter was coming a Dublin called Talbot got nearly 700,000 ac Of land in Ontario. He brought many Irish to the province. In 1825 Peterboro was founded near Lake Ontario were about 2,000 Irish Settled. Many from the Listowel Area some can still trace their ancestor?s back to the Galvins of Rathea. It is claimed that between 1830 and 1860 200,000 settled in Ontario. From 1826 to ?36 over 150.000 Irish Landed in Quebec. It is Est. that 100,000 Irish went to Canada in 1847.Many died of Disease and Hunger. The Ancient order of hibernians erected a cross to the memory of the dead at Grosse Isle in 1909.Thousands of Irish children orphans were brought in French Canadian households and lost their Irish identity. The census for 1871 show over 200,000 of Irish birth were in Canada. While the 1901 census show that over 100,000 were of Irish birth. Canada is now a model democracy. Where there is great diversity of ethnic groups. The country is rich in oil, timber, and coal. They like to feel independent of their big brother the U. S. A. Canada was used by many Irish to enter the U.S.A. As they entered illegally many were never able to return and visit their families in Ireland. The present Irish man is well educated and able to cope with most legislation. Men and women of previous generations had very little education. They were taught through the medium of Irish and ill prepared for what lay ahead.

Bits and pieces about the Irish

SERGEANT-MAJOR'S DEATH-The death in action of Sergeant-Major John Hennessy,
Leinsters, has occasioned keen regret in his native town, Listowel. The
deceased was 21 years in the army, and served through the South African war,
and was about receiving a commission when he was killed by a shell. He was
the son of the late Mr. D.C. Hennessy, journalist, and author of the "Lays
of North Kerry."

Boston Globe
Of JOHN, Bridget, and Ellen KELLY, of parish New Castle West [co. Limerick]. Bridget and Ellen came to this country about 7 years ago; when last heard from were in Syracuse, N Y. John came about 4 years ago. Should this come to his notice or any friend, please direct to his cousin, Jeremiah Kelly, Osage city, Cole county, Missouri.

Of ELLEN & BRIDGET KELLY (sisters) natives of Newcastle-west [co. Limerick]; sailed from Cork in April, 1849, and landed in New York. Address DANIEL BRODERICK, Durham Station, Acton Post office, St. L. & A. Railroad, Eastern Townships, Canada East.

12 July 1856
Of JAMES GRANT, who left Listowel [co. Kerry] 6 years ago. - Please address
his brother, Michael Grant, Wappelo, Louisa county, Iowa.


From The Cork Examiner, 22 November 1847 -

(From the Tralee Post)
As already announced, there was an attack on the Tralee
Workhouse this week.
At Killarney, on Monday, the Guardians were obliged to
call in the military to preserve the peace and prevent
In Dingle, the Relieving Officer was obliged to receive the
protection of a police force.
Threatening notices have been served on the best
landlords and most attentive guardians in Irraghticonnor.
On Wednesday last, some persons went to a tillage field
near Blennerville, out of which the crop had already been
dug, to turn it up for the sake of any small potatoes that
might have been left in the ground. The owner of the field, a
man named Kean Mahony, came to prevent them, armed
with a loaded gun, and some hot words arose, during which
a young man named Flynn raised his spade--he says to put
it on his shoulder, preparatory to going away, but Mahony
asserts that it was to strike himself--on which Mahony fired
at him, and shot his right arm to pieces, just below the
shoulder. Poor Flynn was brought in to the County
Infirmary where the wounded limb was since amputated by
Dr. Crumpe. The young man still continues in the most
dangerous state. He bore the character of a most inoffensive

Between 1847 and 1852 Over 1,200,000 of the Irish people emigrated to other lands. More than 1,ooo,ooo of these went to the United States of America, Between 1851 and 1905 4,028,589 emigrants left Ireland- 2,092,154 males and 1,936,435 females .1852 the highest total, 190,322 people, and 1905 the lowest, 30,676 .Since 1892. 1841 the rural population was, returned as 7,052,923 and the urban as 1,143,674, 1901 rural 3,073,846 and town 1,384,929
1901, the population had diminished as compared with 1891 by 245,975. Of the total population of 4,458,775, 2,200,040 were males and 2,258,735 were females. The inhabitants of the rural districts (3,073,846) decreased during the decade by over 380,000; that of the urban districts (1,384,929) increased by over 140,000. Between 1891 and 1901 Belfast increased from 273,079 to 349,180; Dublin from 268,587 to 289,108; and Londonderry from 33,200 to 39,873. Cork (75,978), Waterford (26,743) remained the same over 10 years.
Thanks so much for your reply to my inquiry regarding the O'Connell's from
Newtownsandes. I do not know of any relationship to the priest you mentioned,
but I do not know much about my O'Connell either. The sum and substance of
everything I know is as follows:
My great grandfather Maurice O'Connell was born @1866. He immigrated to the
US in @ 1886 and settled in New Jersey (across the river from New York). His
brother John, born @1868, followed @ 1889-1890 and settled in the same
area-- known as the Oranges ( suburbs of Newark NJ) Maurice married Anna
O'Brien in 1889. Anna was also an Irish immigrant and is believed to be from
the same area as Maurice. Anna's mother's maiden name was Ann Kirby. My great
grandfather's marriage and death certificates both list his parents as John
and Catherine O'Connell.
My mom never had any idea where her grandfather was from, although she did
recall her mom saying that he took in a lot of immigrants to give them a
start. I checked the census returns for New Jersey and found some of these
people he took in. They were all O'Connell's. Through the Ellis Island data
base I was able to locate the manifests for the ships on which they arrived.
Immigrants arriving after 1899 had to list where they were going, where they
were from and who they were to stay with. Each of the people with my great
grand list Newtownsandes as the place they last resided before coming to the
US and each of these people provide my great grands address as the place
they were going. here is a website (jewishgen.org) that allows a search by
the town people came from. Through that search engine I located no less than
eight people named O'Connell from Newtownsandes going to stay with my great
grand. The information I have on them is as follows:
1.James O'Connell immigrated 1903 from Newtownsand. James apparently left
and returned in 1907 with a John O'Connell both from Newtownsandes and both
Identifying my great grand as a cousin. (James stayed with my great
grandmother throughout his life. His obituary indicates his mother's name is
Catherine Doherty)
2.Two Lawrence O'Connell, both from Newtownsandes, immigrated a week apart in
1904. Both of them were age 25 and both said they were going to stay with
"their brother James" at my great grand's address ( so was my great grand
running an illegal immigration operation?)
3. 1906-A John O'Connell (age 27) from Newtownsandes arrives to stay with my
great grand. Refers to my great grand as his "brother" (not possible since
Maurice's brother John was already here)
4.1907-Another James O'Connell(age 25) arrives a week before the returning
James (actually I am not sure which is the original James and which is the
returning James) Again says going to his cousin (my great grand). Says he
last resided in Newtownsandes and was born in Ballymacelligot
5. 1911- Lawrence O'Connell (age 34)returns (yet again) again going to his
brother James at my great grand address. Says he last resided with his sister
Catherine in Newtownsandes
6.1913 (this is the strangest one of all) A Daniel (age 33) and Mary
O'Connell (age 36) arrive. He had never been in US before. She had been here
previously. They are listed as husband and wife. Daniel says he last resided
with his father John O'Connell in Ahalana, Newtownsandes. Mary says she last
resided with her brother James O'Connell in Ahalana. Both are going to my
great grand's brother John. Mary refers to John as "her brother John" ;
Daniel refers to John as "my cousin John" (were they also intermarrying?)
Finally in 1914 Daniel returns again having his nearest living relative as
his father John in Newtownsandes. He is returning to the US to his wife Mary
who is by that time living with my great grand Maurice.
Do any of these people show up in your research? Do you have any suggestions?
for me as to any local sources to tap into to solve these relationships?
I had inquired in my last e-mail as to the names of the town lands that would
be considered part of Newtownsandes. The reason for that inquiry was to allow
a more thorough search of the website mentioned above. There are no less than
4000 O'Connell's in the Ellis Island Data Base. I found the ones mentioned
above by searching the word Newtownsandes and variations thereon. I thought
if there were other names that folks might use to describe the area I could
search using those descriptions as well.
Any help is appreciated.
Francine Schott

DAIL Report

The PRESIDENT: I move:-

Go ndeontar suim ná raghaidh [70] thar £50,000 chun íoctha an Mhuirir a thiocfidh chun bheith iníoctha i rith na bliana dar críoch an 31adh lá de Mhárta, 1927, chun Roimhíocanna d'íoc le Cumainn Chreidiúna Talmhaíochta agus chun costaisí a bhaineann leis sin d'íoc.

That a sum not exceeding £50,000 be granted to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1927, for Advances to Agricultural Credit Societies and for defraying expenses incidental thereto.
Mr. HOGAN: A sum of £25,000 has already been voted on account. The sum of £50,000 that is now asked makes a total of £75,000. I am glad to see that this credit society scheme has definitely succeeded, and is definitely spreading. I believe that every penny of the £75,000 to be provided this year will be absorbed, and absorbed by the areas needing it most. The State advances to the credit societies in existence amount to £33,687.
Mr. JOHNSON: Is that out of the current year's vote?
Mr. HOGAN: No, since the beginning.
Mr. JOHNSON: Could the Minister tell us what was the amount advanced out of the 1925-26 Vote-out of the sum of £100,000?

Mr. HOGAN: About £31,000. The credit societies were criticised very strongly at first, and people announced that they would die before they would have them. Every attempt was made to get loans direct. Naturally that is the easiest and most satisfactory way for the borrower, whatever about the State. Everyone is anxious-we are all individualistic in this country especially when it comes to a question of credit-to get money direct, and for a long time the credit societies stopped dead because the people hoped that the Government would relent and that the money would be advanced in a way that was regarded by possible borrowers as more satisfactory. As it became quite plain that we intended to [71] stick to the idea of credit societies, and that the people had to make use of this very reasonable scheme which we propounded, then the credit societies began gradually to spread, and to spread in the areas where they were needed most, with one exception, the County Clare. There has not been a society established there yet. I hope there will be soon. Anyway, up to the 18th May last the number of credit societies established was twenty-one and the total advances made by the State amounted to £33,687; that is to say, the cash transactions of these societies would be about £50,000 or very near the amount the Northern Government has put out. I believe myself that the whole sum which I am asking for will be absorbed this year. The first State advance made to any society was issued on 3rd October last and progress has since been steady. The preceding period from May to October, entailed considerable propaganda work on the part of the organisers. The following is a list of the societies, showing the State advances made to them and the corresponding local deposits:

June 1 1926 Debate Dail

County Cavan-Killinagh Credit Society, State advances, £369; deposits, £203 14s. od. Scrabby Co-operative Society, State advances, £330; deposits, £165. These are the only two societies formed in Cavan up to the present, but I think there will soon be more. County Donegal- Tullynaught agricultural bank, State advances. £503; deposits, £335 10s. County Kerry-Ballymacelligott co-operative credit society, State advances, £5,317; deposits, £2,658 10s.; Gneeveguilla co-operative credit society, State advances, £720; deposits, £360. Milltown and Ballyhar agricultural bank, State advances, £1,491 10s.; deposits, £759. Tralee credit society, State advances, £7,416; deposits, £3,708. In Leitrim there are six societies. Leitrim is a very poor county and to my mind it is particularly suitable for credits of this sort, or to put it the other way, credits of this sort are particularly suitable for conditions in Leitrim. [72] Carrigallen credit society, State advances, £1,536: deposits, £768. Cloonmorris, State advances, £1,186; deposits, £790 18s. 10d. Cornageeha credit society, State advances, £204; deposits, £102. Eslin Bridge credit society, State advances, £988; deposits, £494. Gorvagh, State advances, £876; deposits, £584, and Kiltoghert credit society, State advances, £400; deposits, £200.

These are all new societies. There has been practically £3,000 put up in deposits in Co. Leitrim to over £6,000 given by the State. Leitrim is a poor county and these are all small societies. A point I want to stress is that this money has in the main been put up by farmers, small farmers, and the same applies to other counties also.
Mr. RODDY: Have all these societies been organised since the outbreak of the fluke?
Mr. HOGAN: There was one society, I think, in Carrigallen, but I cannot pick out for you now one or two old societies that may have been established. There may have been three of them established, but you may take it that the bulk of the deposits are all new and have been put in since the fluke outbreak. There may have been one or two of the old societies in Leitrim, but there are six societies there now. I think Carrigallen was in existence, but if it was, there was £768 put in in deposits since, and the State has made an advance of £1,536. County Limerick seems to be very much in love with this particular scheme, though it is not by any means a poor county. There are five societies in that county, only with two of which, strange enough, we have had some trouble-with the Ballyhahill society and the Glin society. I think they are working all right now. They got over £8,000 from the State, and they put in £4,000 or £5,000 in deposits. In Co. Longford there is one at Killoe; in County Louth, one at Cooley, and in County Monaghan there is a society at Ballynode. Societies are being formed at Listowel, and Newtownsandes, County Kerry; Owenmore, Co. Sligo; and Clare Island, County Galway. This will bring the total to 25.

[73] I believe every penny that has been voted will be absorbed by the end of the year for this purpose, and two years after the event I am absolutely satisfied that it is the right way to give credit, especially in the really poorer areas. These societies are being organised by the I.A.O.S., and I impressed on that society the necessity for the very closest supervision. I believe the closest supervision is being kept on the operations and on the personnel of the societies. It is obvious to anyone who knows the country that there could be a certain amount of wrangling in connection with these societies. Certain attempts were made in that direction in one or two cases, but I have taken care to have had three or four inspections of these societies within the last few months. From the reports I have got I am satisfied with the personnel of these societies, with the committee, and with the general management of the societies. I am satisfied that the money is being lent for right purposes, that the security is good, that the whole point of view is sound, that the money is to be repaid, and that the money is used in a thrifty and economical manner. I anticipate the minimum amount of trouble from these societies, but the trouble will come undoubtedly when the money has to be collected again. It is a question that will have to be considered whether in some cases a certain amount of extra time should not be given. I think that is the scheme as originally framed, and we can readapt it as it works out, when we will see the weaknesses of the scheme so far as they will show themselves. We can then deal with any new points, and with any gaps that need to be closed. Any other things that need to be done can be done as societies are re-organised and as we see their strong points and weak points. In a word, I am satisfied with the way these societies are going on, and I hope and think they will spread.
Mr. Finucane asked the Minister for Finance if he will extend (a) the Feale drainage scheme from Listowel bridge to Abbeyfeale bridge, and (b) the drainage scheme for the Galey river from Moyvane, Newtownsandes, to the Limerick/Kerry boundary.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance (Mr. Donnellan) MichaelParliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance (Mr. Donnellan): The extensions of the Feale catchment drainage scheme suggested in the question would be so uneconomic that they could not be justified.
Mr. Finucane: Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that large tracts of valuable land have been flooded during the month of May of this year? Crops have been destroyed. I would ask the Parliamentary Secretary to carry out a reinvestigation and build some embankment to prevent a recurrence of the flooding.
Mr. Donnellan: I will do so. At the moment, the report is that, to protect [186] those, you would have to get embankments and they would have to be put so far back that, for the sake of the amount of land that would be reclaimed, it would not be worth it. The Minister met a deputation in the matter and got a report and it has been shown to be uneconomic to do so.
Mr. Finucane Mr. Finucane
Mr. Finucane: Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that the Brick and Cashen drainage has cost £1,500,000 and some of the best land in Kerry is still subject to flooding-in those two areas? I would emphasise the need of a reinvestigation.
Mr. Finucane Mr. Finucane
Mr. Finucane asked the Minister for Finance when it is proposed to start drainage operations on the River Maine.
Mr. Donnellan Mr. Donnellan
Mr. Donnellan: The design and preparation of a scheme is in hands but, pending compliance with the requirements of the Arterial Drainage Act, 1945, in regard to exhibition and confirmation of the scheme, it is not yet possible to give an exact date for the commencement of the works.
Mr. Finucane Mr. Finucane
Mr. Finucane: Could the Parliamentary Secretary give the exact date?
Mr. Donnellan Mr. Donnellan
Mr. Donnellan: I regret I cannot give the exact date, but we expect to start work next year

Quebec, the 9th June 1847.
"MY LORD AND VENERABLE BROTHER--The voice of religion and humanity imposes on me the sacred and imperative duty of exposing to your Lordship the dismal fate that awaits thousands of the unfortunate children of Ireland who come to seek in Canada an asylum from the countless evils afflicting them in their native land.
Already a considerable number of vessels overloaded with emigrants from Ireland have arrived in the waters ot the St. Lawrence. During the passage many of them weakened beforehand by misery and starvation, have contracted fatal diseases, and for the greater part have thus become victims of an untimely death.
This was but the natural result of their precarious situation. Crowded in the holds of the vessels, unable to strictly adhere to the rules of cleanliness, breathing constantly a putrid atmosphere, and relying frequently for nourishment upon insufficient and very bad provisions, it was morally impossible to escape safe and sound from so many causes of destruction.
Anchoring at Grosse-Isle, about 30 miles below Quebec, where they are compelled to perform a quarantine, the transatlantic vessels were most commonly infected with sick and dying emigrants. Last week at that station more than 2,000 patients, of whom scarcely more than half could find shelter on the island. The others were left in the holds of their respective vessels, in some cases abandoned by their own friends, spreading contagion among the other healthy passengers who were confined in the vessels, and exhibiting the heartrending spectacle of a morality three times greater than what prevailed ashore.
Our provincial government has undoubtedly manifested the greatest zeal and most parental anxiety in assisting the unhappy emigrants, but yet could not in due time employ the requisite precautions to meet their manifold wants. The consequence is, that vast numbers sighed, and do still sigh, in vain after the charitable care so necessary to the preservation of human life.
Already more than a thousand human beings have been consigned to their eternal rest in the Catholic cemetery, precursors of thousands of others who will rejoin them if the stream of emigration from Ireland continues to flow with the same abundance.
One Catholic clergyman alone, in ordinary circumstances, ministered to the spiritual wants of the quarantine station; but this year the services of even seven at a time have been indispensably required to afford to the dying emigrants the last rites and consolations of their cherished religion. Two of these gentlemen are actually lying on the bed of sickness, from the extreme fatigues they have undergone and the fever they have contracted in visiting the infected vessels and the hospitals on the island to accomplish the duties of their sacred ministry, and gladden the last moments of the Irish emigrant.
The details we receive of the scenes of horror and desolation of which the chaplains are daily and ocular witnesses, almost stagger belief and baffle description; most despairingly and immeasurably do they affect us, as the available means are totally inadequate to apply an effectual remedy to such awful calamities.
Many ot the more fortunate emigrants who escape from Grosse-Isle in good health, pay tribute to the prevailing diseases at Quebec or Montreal, and overcrowd the hospitals of these two cities, where temporary buildings are erected for the reception of a greater number, without still affording sufficient accommodation.
Amid the present confusion, we have had neither leisure nor opportunity to ascertain the number of orphans and families that are thrown for support on public charity.
I deem it necessary to mention that those who have escaped from the fatal influence of disease, are far from realizing on their arrival here, the ardent hopes they so fondly cherished of meeting with unspeakable comfort and prosperity on the banks of the St. Lawrence. To attain so desireable an end, they should possess means which the greater number have not, and which cannot be rendered available and efficacious, unless emigration be conducted on a more diminished scale.
I submit these facts to your consideration, that your lordship may use every endeavor to dissuade your diocesans from emigrating in such numbers to Canada, where they will but too often meet with either a premature death, or a fate as deplorable as the heartrending condition under which they groan in their unhappy country. Your lordship will thus open their eyes to their true interests, and prevent the honest, religious, and confiding Irish peasantry from being the victims of speculation and falling into irretrievable errors and irreparable calamities.
I have the honor to remain, my lord and venerable brother, with sentiments of profound respect, your most humble and obedient servant."
Archbishop of Quebec

20 November 1852 DANIEL DUNFORD Of DANIEL & PATRICK DUNFORD, native of parish Murkher, Newtownsands [co. Kerry] - when last heard of Daniel was in Cleveland Ohio; Patrick sailed from Tralee in August 1851, for Quebec, in ship Nestor. Also of HENRY FITZMAURICE, of Ballydonohue, parish Galey, - was in Livingston County, N. Y, in March, 1851. Information will be thankfully received by TIMOTHY FLAHAVAN, Hedgesville, Berkley, Va. Volume II: 1851 - 1853

3 March 1855 ELLEN PELLICAN OF ELLEN PELLICAN and her two children, William and Mary, also Betsy Pellican and Ellen Connors, all natives of Newtownsands parish of Murher, co Kerry, who sailed from Limerick August 3 '54, for Montreal; when last heard from they were in Montreal on the 11th November. Should this meet them, they will direct to John Pellican, in care of James L. R. Leonard, Tuscumbia, Franklin co, Ala. Volume III: 1854 - 1856

19 May 1855 LAWRENCE CUSIC OF LAWRENCE & EDMUND CUSIC, natives of parish Newtownsands, co Kerry. Lawrence when last heard of was in Sidndy [sic], Ohio, last summer. Edmund, in '53, was in Indianapolis. Information will be received by their sister Hanora Cusic, Rockville, Parke co, Pa. Volume III: 1854 - 1856

20 February 1858 LAWRENCE CUSIC OF LAWRENCE CUSIC, native of parish Newtownsands [co. Kerry]; when last heard from was in Sidney, Ohio, and moved to Iowa. Information received by his sister, Hannah Cusic, Crawfordsville, Montgomery county, Indiana. Volume IV: 1857 - 1860

6 March 1858 MICHAEL CONNOR OF MICHAEL CONNOR, son to Dennis Connor and Mary Sheahan, native of Newtownsands, Leitrim [co. Kerry]; when last heard from he was in New Orleans. Information received by his sister Mary, care of Bartholemew O'Connor, No 6 Middlesex street, Boston, Mass. Volume IV: 1857 - 1860

3 August 1867 MARY MULVIHILL OF MARY, JOANNA and DENIS MULVIHILL, or either of them, but especially of the last named Denis. Mary came to America in 1848, Joanna in 1858, and Denis in 1864, at which last time all three were living in or near Albany, New York, where they are still supposed to reside. They are the children of Patrick Mulvihill, of the parish of Newtownsands, county Kerry, Ireland. Whoever will have the kindness to furnish to the undersigned, by letter at an early day, any tidings of the foregoing persons, shall be repaid his trouble, and have the thanks of their brother, whose address is - Patrick J. Mulvihill, Memphis, Tennessee. Volume VI: 1866 - 1870

12 March 1870 DANIEL MULVIHILL OF DANIEL MULVIHILL, parish of Newtownsands, county Kerry; when last heard from, two years ago, he was in the State of New York. Any one knowing his where-abouts will confer a favor by addressing John Kennedy, Reese Graff and Dull Fort Pit Iron and Steel Works, Twelfth Ward, Pittsburgh, Pa. Volume VI: 1866 - 1870

17 March 1883 JOHANNA MULVAHILLE OF JOHANNA MULVAHILLE, of Glanalappa, parish of Newtownsands, Co. Kerry, who came to America about the year 1856. Any information will be thankfully received by Mary Flaherty, care of James F. Kirby, So. Framingham, Mass.

18 March 1854 MAURICE RELAHAN OF MAURICE RELAHAN, native of Kilmeany, parish of Knockanure, near Listowel, co Kerry, who arrived in New York about 4 yrs ago; when last heard of (18 months) was at Savannah. Information of him will be received by his sister and brother-in-law JOHN MOORE, formerly of Pyremount, near Tarbert, co Kerry; now of Danville, Canada East. Address, care of THOS CULHANE. Volume III: 1854 - 1856

16 December 1854 JOHN LANGAN OF JOHN LANGAN, of parish Knockanure, co Kerry, who emigrated to America about 1 yr ago last May; when last heard from he was in Lowell Hall, Wallingford, New Haven, Conn. Information will be received by his brother Thomas, Xenia, Green co, O. Volume III: 1854 - 1856

5 January 1867 TIMOTHY THORNTON OF TIMOTHY THORNTON, a native of the parish of Knockanure, county Kerry, who came to this country about seventeen years ago; when last heard from he was in Connecticut. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received by his friend, John Mulville, Box 239 Waterbury, Conn.



The Hibernian Newsletter
Ord Ársaidh na nEireannach, Litir Gaelige
Feabhra/ February 2009
John A. Gildea Div. #3 and Mary McWhorter Div. #58
Bliain Úr mhaith Daoibh Happy New Year to all in the month of Saint Bridget

Saint Patrick's Day 50th Anniversary Ball
Please plan to come and help us celebrate not only this special anniversary but also the men and Ladies Hibernians of the year. This is a special honor for a member who is truly dedicated and gives his or her time and energy to the Division. This year we honor Joan Berry and Seán Hearty.
Were will the ball be held? The Amber Room, Stacy Road, Danbury
What is the time? 7Pm to 12PM on March 14th 2009
What will be served? First the Cocktail hour with hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, salad, choice of prime rib or chicken, dessert. OPEN BAR ____ $75.00 p/p Eileen Forgarty and the Very Best Band will provide the dance music.
Reservations are a must. Please contact Martin Tuite at 203-744-1651 or Patricia Brady at 203-746-1841 for tickets. Reserve your table now!
This is a special night for our divisions as we honor two special people and prepare for our move this year to our own home. Remember the date is March 14th Put it on your calendar!

The Saint Patrick's Day Journal Ads
Please consider taking out an ad in honor of both the Ladies and Men's Hibernians of the year ----Joan Berry and Seán Hearty.
Also to celebrate the 50h Anniversary of our Hibernian Ball.
A letter was sent out in January to all members asking for your support.
We have many business sponsors who also purchase our Journal ads. If you are interested in helping us to sell ads or wish to put an ad in , please call us Anne Lewis at 203-994-6218 or Phil Gallagher at 203-748-3252. A quarter of a page is $35.00, a half of a page is $60.00, a full page is $100.00 , a gold page is $125.00, back cover is $175.00 , inside front and back cover is $150.00. A patron is on a front patron page of the Journal and is listed at $5.00 a person. All gold page sponsors will be published on our website. There is also a memorial section. Please remit a check with the correct amount at or before Feb. 15th. Please make the checks payable to "The Ancient Order of Hibernians" and mail to P.O.Box551, Bethel Ct 06801-0551 Attention Journal Committee Thank you for your help.
Norm's Bartenders Feb. 6 is Jared Bonner, Feb.13 is Jim Palardy, Feb. 20 is Peter S. Hearty, Feb.27 is Jim Lynch, March 6 is Paul Grasseler Jr., March 13 is Peter Drake, and March 20 is Paul Blaszka.

Epitaph on a lawyer's grave - "the defense rests."

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Undertaker to Murphy "Would you like your mother-in-law embalmed? Cremated/ Buried?
Murphy; "That will be fine."

On Feb. 7th Mardi Gras party at the Hall at 7:30 PM. Admission is $10.00 Free Budweiser till the keg runs dry and New Orleans's food and drink. Live music by the "Muddy Paws ". All the proceeds are for our new Hall. Come on down next Saturday night and have good "craic "and a good time. Bring your friends. Laura Flake and Paul Grasseler

FESTIVAL MEETING is on FEB. 10 Feb 3rd was a snow-out
Men's meetings are on Feb. 11 and March 11. Ladies' Meetings are on Feb. 17th and on March 24th. The March meeting will take place after Saint Patrick's Day. (Please note)

The Fundraiser at Molly Darcy's will take place on Feb.22, 2009 from 2-6PM. This is an annual fundraiser for the Danbury Saint Patrick's Day parade which will be on March15th (the day after the Saint Patrick's Day Ball) the donation is $15.00 at the door. If you bring a non-member, you will only have to pay $7.50. The bands are "The Mighty Ploughboys, The Celtic Pipes and Drums and "The Highland Rovers". These bands offer their time to help with our finances and everyone has a wonderful afternoon. Molly Darcy's will provide a little something to eat. Come on down on a winter's afternoon.

The Greater Danbury St. Patrick's Day Parade is alive and well and ready to step off. Unlike other cities like New Haven, the Danbury Parade is totally sponsored by us. The parade will be starting off from Rogers Park at 2PM. We march down Main Street and behind the Hall on Keeler Street. We supply hot dogs, beer and soda to the marchers. Inside the Hall you can purchase corned beef sandwiches, hot dogs, coffee, Guinness, and desserts. What combinations! Call us for your questions or if you have a group that wishes to march. Maureen Davis at 203-826-7121 or Jim Chiaramonte at 203-733-9816.

ABD unfortunately we were unable to visit Whippoorwill in January. They called to say "they were bitten by the cold bug" and didn't want to share their germs with us. We are looking forward to a Valentine visit on Feb.7th at one o'clock. Want to join us? Call Debbie at 792-7579 or Maura at 744-0299.

Traditional Irish Music Seisiún Mark your calendar, Feb. 22, March29, and April 26 on Sundays at 6. Traditional musicians are for your entertainment at our Hall. See you there!

John Feeney


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Please note: There will be two Masses during the days of our Saint Patrick's celebration. The first Mass is on March 14th at Saint Edward's Church at 9AM. After Mass, (at about 10) there will be a parade from the church to the Town Hall for the flag raising and refreshments will follow. The next Mass is on Saint Patrick's Day at 11 AM at Saint Peter's Church, in Danbury. The ceremony and Flag raising will follow at City Hall.

Sick (Tinneas) and in need of prayers Kitty Gallagher, Patrick Brady, Virginia Tracey, Ann Egan, Aidan Sullivan, Helen Grandie, Bethany Parks, Baby Michael, The Williams family, Amanda Dos Santos, Dot Hurgin, Patricia Drake, Ginny Dachenhausen and her little boys in Bolivia, and all our troops.

Teltic Collection Evening which is the 3rd Silent Auction to benefit the LAOH and the AOH Scholarship Fund. When? Saturday, April 18,2009 at Immaculate High at 7PM. Mark your calendar. April will be here before you know it. (We hope)
The scholarship Committee is asking for donations for the Silent Auction. Please contact a committee member or bring donations to the next AOH or LAOH division meeting.

Applications for the AOH/LAOH Scholarship and Hibernian Book Awards will be available at area schools by Feb. 1st. If you know of a student interested in applying please have them collect an application from their school.
The Hibernian Book Award is available to any high school senior who will be graduating in 2009. The applicant is referred by a member of one of the Danbury Divisions. The student will submit the application along with an essay on Irish History /Culture.
The AOH/LAOH Scholarship is awarded to an 8th Grade student planning on attending Immaculate High School. This Scholarship awards $1,000 per year for the first 2 years at Immaculate High School.
Joan Berry

Connecticut State Board Meetings a State Board Meeting was held on Sat. January 31 at the AOH Hall at 11AM. The Connecticut Board Retreat will take place on Feb. 6th through Feb. 8th at Holy Family in West Hartford. This event is celebrating its 19th year. Contact the past State president Dave Howe for details for the Men's Retreat 203-767-6519
Debbi Lynch Fako, president of the LAOH, would like to know if any Ladies would like to take the Tara Degree. Let Debbi know at the next meeting.
This past Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, 80,000 people were in Croke Park, Dublin to see the Tyrone, Dublin Gaelic Football Game They had a half time entertainment and fireworks for the 125th Anniversary of the GAA. This Monday, Ireland experienced a heavy snowfall which caused havoc with traffic.

As you realize this Newsletter is very late. due to late news items. I want to put the March newsletter out after the LAOH meeting. I ask for everyone's cooperation I need cooperation to be on time.
Thanks Mary Hearty

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Officers & Directors of the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center, Inc. Report

Progress on our home at 6 Lake Avenue Continues to move along. finally at an increasing pace. Much of the time spent has been on developmental work with architects, engineers, surveyors and designers, as well as navigating our way through the City's bureaucracy. No special treatment was given to us as we waited our turn. Brother Mike George is on the site daily as our project manager overseeing the work being done (doing much of the work himself). His activity is being reviewed by Brother Joe Putnam who is acting as general contractor on behalf of the CDICC. He and Mike have fleshed out the construction budget and have modified it as necessary as we have moved along. Our current target is to seek a certificate of occupancy in late March or early April, dependent on the delivery of some major items for installation. Our final hurdle to cross is to close a gap in our available funds, with the funds necessary to complete and open the center.

As most of you know, when we closed on the building the bank required us to move $150,000 into a certificate of deposit. This is to be held in reserve to secure the bank interests until we have shown them a positive cash flow on the center operation. This has left us with a gap in the actual money we have available to finish the renovations. We always knew that we would have to raise additional money and that time is now.

The officers & Directors* of the GDICC have approved a building bond program to raise the money. It was introduced at a joint meeting held on January 4, 2009 at the Main Street Hall. A separate mailing is in preparation that will explain this in greater detail, but here is the synopsis : Members and friends are being asked to loan money to the GDICC in increments of $500.00. They will receive a numbered bond for each $500.00 they lend. These bonds will then be redeemed by lottery selection each year beginning in Jan. 2011 at a rate of at least 10 bonds per year. We need to sell 300 bonds to meet our goal. We hope that each member will take at least one bond and those who can do more will try to do so. Our future is at hand. Let us finish the work we have begun and move happily forward into our new home.
Vin Nolan - President Kathy Hannigan - Board Chair
Eileen Alberts - Vice President Seán Hearty, Ginny McCauley,
Norm Carvalho - Vice President Mary Saracino, Pat Brady
Jim Palardy, Sr. - Secretary/Treasurer Board Members


Fitzmaurice, John "Jack"

John Fitzmaurice John "Jack" Fitzmaurice, age 79 of Danbury, died Tuesday at the New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of the late Ellen (Kelly) Fitzmaurice. Jack was born May 11, 1929 in Ahane-Brosnah, County Kerry, Ireland, the son of the late William and Ellen (Daly) Fitzmaurice. It was in Brosna where he was educated, and he had later served with the Irish Army.in Fermoy. Jack emigrated to the United States in 1954, where he met and married his beloved wife Ellen of 43 years. Jack was employed as a foreman with Republic Foil, retiring after a long career there. Through the years, he was active in his church, St. Gregory the Great, and in later years attended both St. Joseph and St. Peter Church. He was active within the Irish community, and was a longtime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians John Gildea Division #3, where he was the recipient of its Hibernian of the Year Award in 1989. A devoted husband, father, and friend to many, Jack is
survived by his loving daughters, Maura Ruby and her husband, William Douglas of New Fairfield, and Kerry Coelho of Kent,; sons, Sean Fitzmaurice and his wife, Kelly of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Michael Fitzmaurice and his wife, Gina of New Milford. Jack was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren who will miss him dearly. In addition, he is survived by his brothers, Hugh Fitzmaurice of England, Daniel Fitzmaurice of Ireland, and Robert Fitzmaurice of New Jersey; sisters, Bridie Fenix and Mary Kelleher, both of Ireland; several nieces and nephews; and former son-in-law, Leonel Coelho of Warren. Jack was predeceased by his son, William; daughter, Eileen; and brothers James and Bill Fitzmaurice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday September 20, 2008 at St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield at 10 am. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.



It is a matter of conjecture when the first person from Ireland arrived in the Danbury area. James M. Bailey, in his History of Danbury, claimed it was one Peter O?Brien who lived in the Stony Hill section of Bethel in the l820?s. According to Bailey, people came from miles around to view Peter?s thatched cottage and listen to his colorful brogue.

In his autobiography, P. T. Barnum states that in the l820?s, an Irishman was a rare sight in the interior of Connecticut. That could not have been said in l860. By that time, many Irish had begun settling in Danbury and the surrounding towns.

They came for the opportunity to improve their lives. Some stayed in this area after working on the construction of the railroad lines that were extended north from Bridgeport, Norwalk, and New York City. Others found employment in the hat shops of Danbury or the iron mines of Brewster. A number of others realized every Irishman?s dream of owning their own land and purchased farms. This was particularly true in the Newtown area.

The Irish presence in the area increased in the years after the Civil War. The south side of Danbury, which became known as the Fourth Ward, came to have the largest concentration of Irish in the area. The Fourth Ward continued to have a large population of Irish descent until after World War II.

The Irish began to excel in certain fields. Some became union leaders particularly in the Hatting Industry. Others achieved success in politics. Danbury elected an Irish born state representative in 1874 and Newtown did the same in 1876. Ridgefield?s First Selectman in the 1890?s was born in Ireland. Other natives of Ireland became merchants, factory owners and contractors.

The Irish brought with them their Catholic religion. St. Peters Church in Danbury was founded in 1851 and became the mother church for all of the other parishes in northern Fairfield County.

Irish oriented organizations also began to appear. Fenian Circles were established in Danbury and Newtown in the 1860?s. The Robert Emmet Club of the Clan Na Gael was founded in the early 1870?s. It promoted the cause of a free Ireland and continued in existence up until the 1930?s..

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America was organized in New York City in 1836. The organization has its roots in Ireland where its purpose was to defend the Catholic religion and the rights and culture of the Irish people. The A.O.H. has continued this work in the United States as well as serving as a support group for each successive wave of immigration from Ireland.

The A.O.H. was first organized in Danbury in 1873. The John A. Gildea Division was organized in 1959 and has thrived down to the present time. The L.A.O.H. was first established in Danbury in 1903. The Mary McWhorter Division was chartered in 1921. Together the A.O.H. and L.A.O.H. are proud to sponsor annually the Greater Danbury Irish Festival.
Phil Gallagher




DANBURY 74,818 11,432 15.27

BETHEL 18,067 3,684 21.50

WILTON 17,633 3966 22.49

RIDGEFIELD 23,643 5,846 24.73

SOUTHEAST 17,316 4,955 28.62

CARMEL 33,006 8,252 25.00

PATTERSON 11,306 2,785 24.62

NEW FAIRFIELD 13,953 4,437 31.80

NEW MILFORD 27,121 6,238 23.00

BROOKFIELD 15,664 3,805 24.29

NEWTOWN 25,031 5,869 23.45

SOUTHBURY 18,567 4,117 22.17
MONROE 19,247 4,212 21.88

FAIRFIELD 57,067 13,816 24.09





Rhode Island

NEWPORT 26,475 7,349 27.76

MIDDLETOWN 17,324 4,507 26.00

NARRAGANSET 16,361 5,197 31.76

FRANKLIN 29,560 9,496 32.12


LEVITTOWN 53,O67 16,106 30.35





There is much that needs to be written about the history of the Irish in Newtown, Connecticut. In the middle to late l9th century, Newtown probably had one of the highest percentages of Irish within its population of any town in Connecticut. The history of the early Irish in Newtown greatly contradicts the widespread belief that the Irish immigrants of the post famine years were a poverty stricken people who were prone to fighting and drinking. We have a first person account of those early years from none other than the Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Newtown who, in the year l860 wrote the following about the 506 Irish people, comprising ll7 families who lived in Newtown at that time.
... "There is no class of people in this community more industrious than the Irish. Eighty -one of these families own real estate, and it is a common remark that they stand ready to buy up all the land thrown into market in the town. As fast as our American families fall into decay, and are obliged to sell their property, the Irish catch it up. They buy poor land, and by hard work improve it; and they buy good land, and keep it good. It is a constant marvel to see how fast they are getting on in the world. They drink, but not enough to detract from their pecuniary prosperity. I do not know one of them who can be called a low drunkard; though I presume there are some of them of that description. They are sometimes noisy on Sabbath evenings, and when returning from funerals, but seldom make any great disturbance. In l855 they bought the Universalist meeting - house in the Center. .... From l855 to the fall of l859, the Catholics had a monthly service in the church. Last fall an enterprising, intelligent and affable young Irish priest, (Father Francis Lenihan) settled down here, and since that time, worship has been held every Sabbath. He has purchased a parsonage property for fifteen hundred dollars, and his influence is, by common acknowledgment, beneficial to the Irish, and as good as that of a thorough policeman for the rest of us. I do not know of one of these Catholic Irish who has become a Protestant, or who is leaning that way. Their house (church) was painted last fall. They have an organ and organist, and a choir of singers; and the priest told me in the fall that he should have a Sabbath School. He appears to be a thoroughgoing temperance man, and is probably doing more in that line than any other minister in town. The Catholic children attend the common schools; and, as yet, the priest has opened no separate school for them, though one has been talked of. " ...

A person who was described "as a man of exact and thorough observation" wrote the words quoted above. Unfortunately, all to often, myths rather than words like these are what gets into the history books.

Phil Gallagher



Destiny Stone


Irish Study of Gluten-Free Breads Celiac.com 06/10/2010 - New research is currently underway in Ireland, as researchers test "pseudo-cereals" to determine the quality of replacements for glutenous grains such as, wheat, rye and barley. Many celiacs, especially those with delayed diagnosis', suffer from malabsorbtion and malnutrition. It is therefore more important for celiacs to ingest grains that are vitamin fortified than it is for non-celiacs. Researchers at Teagasc Food Research Ashtown are attempting to address the nutritional concerns for gluten-free products. They are working to formulate gluten-free bread products that are tasty, and have higher nutritional properties.


Doctor Eimear Gallagher, of Teagasc Food Research Ashtown, is leading the current research project which primarily focuses on using “pseudo-cereals” such as amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat, to replace gluten containing grains, also known as wheat, rye and barley. Dr. Gallagher suggests that the demand for new and improved gluten-free bread products is growing rapidly due to greater public awareness of celiac disease, and the rise in positive celiac diagnoses'



Detective Inspector Paul Gillen, who was head of the Garda’s computer crime unit in recent years, has been appointed head of operations at Europol’s Cybercrime Centre in the Hague. He was on the case against Sharon Collins, who went on-line for a hit man to kill her partner. PJ Howard Detective Inspector Gillen was also an external examiner for the masters degree in computing at Limerick Institute of Technology and helped set up a degree in forensic computing and cybercrime at UCD.



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Return to Thread List Found this on the web

Letter (from the 1940s?) written by J.J. Kenneally
Thu Sep 29 02:08:15 2005 (Edit Post)
Sharon Hollingsworth At a website about the history of the village of Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland I found a letter written by J.J. Kenneally but the name is spelled Kennelly in the letter.
In the letter he mentions Ned Kelly and his book about him.

You can read it here--


When you go to the homepage http://www.geocities.com/dalyskennelly_2000/ you can click into the guestbook where a lady writes in and gives thanks for seeing the letter from her grandfather, "J.J. Kennelly (Kenneally in Australia)" and confirms some of the facts. I did some checking in Corfield and elsewhere and see that the family facts are correct and the fact of him running for office. From what I can figure the year of the letter must have been between 1945 and 1947 since he says that the Duke of Gloucester is still here (as the Duke was Governor General of Australia between 1945 and 1947). Also he mentions "president De Valera" who served in the position of prime minister of Ireland between 1937 and 1948.
In August 1945 Kenneally did the "enlarged and revised" version of his "Inner History of the Kelly Gang." Kenneally died in 1949.


edited to add in the bit where it says he mentions Ned Kelly, nearly forgot to add that most important part in!
Edited on Thu Sep 29 00:30:02 2005
Thu Sep 29 18:57:26 2005 Beaut find (Edit Post)
Bill Denheld Dear Sharon,
That is a beaut find. Interesting that to read the letter and ' Mat' is a well to do farmer at Eleven Mile Creek. No doubt this kindled JJK's interest in the Kelly saga.
Keep up the good work Sharon, we all appreciate the resource.

Regarding http://www.ironicon.com.au , during the past month my internet service provider had a server crash and they re-instated settings according to an old copy they had. The result of this meant- intending visitors could not access the site/s.

Please revisit the above URL and save that to your Favourites list as this will be the only way to the other sites as well. If anyone has a problem to access please let me know.
With thanks, Bill
Edited on Thu Sep 29 17:05:36 2005
Fri Sep 30 01:48:52 2005 (Edit Post)
Sharon Hollingsworth Bill, thank you very much for your comments. A little appreciation sure goes a long way! I saw over on the ironicon links page where you have mentioned me under the KC2000 link in reference to the forum. Maybe a few people who wondered where I vanished to can now find me.
It seems that not only am I "inimitable" I am unsinkable like Molly Brown (on the Titanic)!
I really appreciate the recognition.
Now I just hope I can keep on finding these great little nuggets of information like the Kenneally letter! It is getting harder and harder to find good stuff as I have searched so darned much these past few years!

Fri Sep 30 06:57:36 2005 letter from 1940 (Edit Post)
Lola R Sharon I have passed this onto JJ's Granddaughter, Mary, as it does not read quite right to me.
Fri Sep 30 17:00:28 2005 (Edit Post)
Sharon Hollingsworth Thanks Lola, I had wondered what Mary Kenneally would make of it. The other lady who was a granddaughter who visited the guestbook seemed to agree with some of the family facts, but I would like to know just where this history site got the letter from! They give no provenance or background to the letter, just listing his name under families that had ancestral ties in the area and thus I clicked on.
Hope we can solve the riddle! Let us know what she says.



Bits and pieces


Court Reports from Limerick Chronicle

27 Dec 1792 Stephen Gurley made 40 half crowns from base metal.

16 march 1793 John Kennelly 2 burglaries & rape sentence to hang.

Spring 1796 Clonmel Ml & Matt Connell forcible entry.

14 March 1797 Wm. Kennedy manslaughter sentence burn on the hand.

11 may 1797 Jer Daly Carpenter & others taking oath of United Irishmen.

28 Feb 1799 Charles Fitzgerald United Irishman hanged Cork.

28 March 1799 James Lacey Pat & David Kelly, transported.

4 April 1800 Henry Stokes for murder of Boland also involved was

Paul Slattery he got lashes and transported.

28 March 1801 James Kennelly forged notes 12months jail.

10 June 1801 John Broder, Denis & Pat Moloney & John Connors Castleisland.

19 June 1801 Ahern of Cork sentence commuted to transportation.

On appeal to Sir General James Duff [court-martial]

14 April 1806 James Walker, D. Cussen, Tom Ambrose, John Nolan Murdered John Enright.

3 Aug Keating murder.

6 Feb 1809 Simin White rape transported.

3 March 1809 Michael Mulvihill Tralee Jail, he set fire to Wall's house. Executed

29 July 1809.

6 may 1809 John Guiry assaulted James Halloran.

6 July 1809 John Byrne white boy Tralee Jail.

14 Oct 1809 Pat Flaherty damaged Ship.

7 July 1813 John Kennelly, M Byrne, Fitzgerald, Healy, John Power all sent from Waterford to Cork for transportation to Botany Bay.

13 Oct 1813 Wm. Connelly robbery.

20 Oct 1813 Mary Fookes pickpocket,

25 April 1814 John Falahee & Catherine Falahee threat to murder two people.

25 April 1814 Denis Keeffe rioter among others in Abbeyfeale.

25 Jan? 1814 John Culhane, Ml. Stackpoole, Pat Scanlon involved in riot at Glin

John & Michael O Keeffe Hanged Kilkenny 22 July 1814.

3 April 1823 Stephen & William Fitzgerald absent from home 7yrs transportation.

15 April 1823 Kelly white boy attack Kitsons Sept 1821.

30 April Kennedy stolen notes.

2 May 1823 John Kennelly & John Sheehan robbery got Jail.

22 May 1823 sent away for 7yrs 21 people including Ml. Kennelly Darby Quaid, Dan Danaher, Tracy ?, White , Dillane, Mullane, Halpin?

3 July 1823 Tom Stokes Illegal Still.

30 July 1823 City Court Tom Kennelly white boy transported.

29 July 1823 Edward Riordan tried to blind himself to avoid transportation.

14 Aug 1823 Batt. Taylor , Pat Sheehy & Jer Kennelly burglary & robbery sentence to Hang , Kennelly transported to Australia he married walker lived in Tasmania.

27 Sept 1823 Mary Stokes selling drink without licence.

24 Sept 1823 John Stokes Sheep Stealing.

7 Oct 1823 transported Mc Auliffe, White? , Purtell? Tom Kennelly, Curry & Boland



Check Jones relation of Culhane and Dan Kearney of Moyvane who fought in war 1 one killed others joined Professions Adelaide?


Australian Army Deaths

P f Culhane no vx73694 killed in action New Guiney 10-11-1943.

J D Culhane no nx200599 killed in action in New Guiney 15-6-1945.

Maurice Michael Culhane no 438382 died off Victoria Coast on 13-1-1945.


James Martin Kennelly no 1865 son of Dan & Jane born Victoria died 11-8-1916 aged 22yrs.

Leon Patrick Kennelly no 2169 son of James and Elizabeth Theresa of Stratford Victoria died 8-8-1915.

Paul Joseph Kennelly no 6337 son of James and Elizabeth Theresa of Stratford died 4-10-1917, Memorial Belgium.

William Kennelly no 6069 husband of Ethel M Kennelly of Fremantle a native of Cobargo NSW. Died 31-10-1917.

W J Kennelly killed in action 1-9-1942 Air Force.



Duagh Trades c1900

Batt Connor Post Master, John Connor Army Pensioner, Pat Langan Cooper, Jer Lyons Shopkeeper,John Keane Do , Nora Gun Do , Liz Stack Do, Cathy Lyons Do, Denis Broderick Boots and Shoes, Pat Fitzmaurice Shoe Maker, Matt Dillon Weaver, Ned Connor Carpenter,Pat Gaire Tailor, Fr Dillon PP, Fr Flynn CC, Dan O Connor Teacher, Ned Stack Do, 5 Catholic RIC Men.


Note John Sheehy born 1800 son of Pat and Rebecca Cronin Sheehy [ Farmers] John was tried in 1822 for Insurrection got 7yrs transportation . His brother Roger Sheehy was Married to Catherine Greney, Roger worked for his cousin John Sheehy of Screehan.


C1660 Fitzmaurice Families had 660 Acres in Kilmorna, 1230 in Illananeene,and 460 Acres in Rahonane. Michael G Leahy.




Named Building Manager of the Year 2001.


Michael G Leahy born Knockanure. Educated at the local NS and the Technical Listowel. He went to the US an 1971 where he joined his Sister Peggy in the Bronx. To further his Education he went to The Delahunty Institute and enrolled for Architectural Drawing. .Maintaining himself working as a Boiler Mechanic.

Michael came home to marry Rose Horan in Knockanure on Oct 20th 1979.He worked for Shannon Development 1980 to 1984 and lived in Clare where their first Child Sean Michael was born followed by Daughters Mairead and Katriona. Returning to New York he became Resident Manager for Tracy Towers .Became a member of The New York Building Managers Association being involved in all aspects of the Association including Financial Secretary and is President for the past two Years.

Michael G Leahy was given a special Honour by his Association when he was named Building Manager of the Year 2001 recently.
"Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people."
--- Chief Seattle



New York Savings Bank


Kerry savers

Catherine Foley b 1813 of Kerry, Hannah Foley b 1844 Manhattan, Matt Driscoll b 138 of Kilflynn, John Ford of Listowel, Maurice Gunn b 1844, Daniel Curtin b 1930 Brosna, Jeremiah Dowling Abbeydorney, Pat O Brien Ballylongford, Nora Perry Ballylongford, Jer Perry do, Bridget Barry Kilflynn, Margaret Beggan Ballylongford, Thomas Mc Elligott b 1839 Irramore, Tom Dean Ardfert, Ellen Mack b1808 of Abbeydorney, Ed Stack Kiltomey, Ellen Stack Tralee, Robert Stack of Stacksmountain, Annie Tuohy b 1848 {Dore}.


Limerick Names

John J Dore b1843, William Stephens, Bridget Taylor b1814, Mary O Brien Ardagh, Mary Moore b1816, Michael Moore b 1809, Edward Madigan Newcastlewest, Pat Leacy b1797, Alice Lacey , John, Dan and Catherine Kennedy, Bridget Keely b1814,

Ellen Keily 1802, Mary Kelly1829, Catherine Hurley b1832, Mary Hennessy b1836, Pat Hanrihan1833, Ann & Ellen Griffin, Matt Flanagan b 1845, Ml Egan, Ellen Egan 1836, Nora Connell b 1841,Catherine Condon b1792, James Cole b1846, James Collins b1822, John Collins b1810, John Clancy b1822, Sarah Callanan b1815, Johanna Baggot, James Barrett b1842, Mary Barry b 1836, Mary Ahearn b 1839.



Newtown Dillon Meeting

Report in Kerry Sentinel of public meeting to collect money for The Irish Parliamentary Fund. Some locals present on a night of bad weather were Wm. Collins DC, John Hanrahan DC, M J Nolan JP Co C Chairman of the Meeting, others Jer Nolan DC, C Lehane. J B Nolan, E Stack, M Ahern, T Ahern, James Kissane, P Culhane, C Mulvihill, J Barry, J Walsh, Pat Enright, Tom Hanrahan, John Collins, M Behane, M Bunce, T Fitzmaurice, P Kearney, P Lynch, ? Mc Enery, D Mangan DC, etc.

M J Flavin sick unable to attend it was claimed at the meeting that M J was the only MP in Kerry to attend Parliament as Thomas Esmonde was sick for some time . The other two Members did not concern themselves.

Collectors appointed P Lynch, Wm. Collins DC, J Hanrahan DC, M Ahern, P Nolan, J

Connor, J Walsh, T Dinneen and Edward Stack. Nolan DC, C O



Nick Names


Thaigheen Flaherty c 1850-1930.

His son Scorch Flaherty because his face was burned in a fire.

Brown William Flaherty.

Parnell Lynch c1880-1960 the road steward.

The Ragga Kennelly his grand son called

The Rock Kennelly because he was born in Rockchapel.

Patsir Kennelly

Manie O Da and Jerry O Da Connor.

Bruck Sexton.

Sean Og Buckley.

Jack Tom Magie O Connor.

Briar Connor

Tom Pati Connor.


Cuss Costelloe c1880- 1960.

The Lots

Knap Keane

Crea Keane

Bill Pailse Keane c1880-1950.

Paddy Otter O Connor c188? - 1970.

Billeen The Duke Finucane , father of Willie Finucane the Poet.


Taigeen Pocus Leahy his father Jim Pious Leahy had a saying hovis pocus.

Bill Ter Mc Mahon his father was called Terry Mc Mahon.

The Village

The Musk Goulding lived end 1800's

Nosy Paddy Ahern

Darby Carroll teacher.

Bacall a stick fighter Carmody

Bailc Ahern.

Shown Ahern

Jimbo Ahern

Cric Cronin

Nedeen the Lady Mulvihill.

Most of above lived c 1870-1940.


Chawke Brosnan

The Gom Brosnan

The Fal Brosnan.

The Blower Brosnan.

The Flash Broder.

Shot Dillon

The Poll Dillon

Dolly Mc Elligott

Foff Carroll

Frick Kelly

The thank God Keane.

All above lived up to c 1950.


Ceann Ban Scanlon

Jack Abroad

The Bay Buckley.

The Pooka Sullivan

Nedeen the Nabby Mulvihill

Weaver Mulvihill.


Tom the Yank Kennelly

Yank Relihan

Budge Gleeson, Roadster Scanlon,





Ballydonoghue Pioneer's


Spiritual Directors

1935 Fr Michael Cannon Fuller, 1947 to ‘48 Fr J J Maher CC, 1950 to ‘56 Fr J Barry CC, 1957 Fr Daly CC, 1957 to'60 Fr Moynihan CC, 1961 to '63 Fr Edmond Stack PP, 1964 to '66 Fr Mc Elligott CC, 1967 to '68 Fr J B Daly CC, 1969 to '72 Fr Noel Moran CC, 1973 to '74 Fr Edmond Stack PP, 1975 to '91 Fr Michael Stack PP,



1935 Denis Collins, 1947 to '53 Patrick Tarrant, 1954 to '74 Lizzie Mary Stack, Michael Donovan, Richie Kissane, Brian O Connor, Siobhan Nolan, Edward Kennelly, Myra Kissane, Milie Costelloe, Ned Joe Kennelly,



1935 Richard Mc Carthy, Tom Carroll, 1950 to '56 Maurice Barrett, 1957 to '66 Michael Donovan, 1967 '72 Sean P O Moran, Mary Nolan, Maurice Mahony, Neilus Carr, Ann Tydings, Eileen Mc Carthy,




Post Card Old Data

Key Words on old Post Cards

Brooklyn 1906 Miss B M Hayes Fairy St.

Miss Hurley Presbytery Bulgaden 1906 . Athea , Pat , Sheehy.

Portland Ml ? Longfellow ?

Miss Blake School House Ardleigh, Colchester [Venesia Farrovia]

Pittsburgh Pa, The Point By Night .

Miss Lucy Magrane ? Loretto Abbey Rome , Farrovia 1925.

Fr J M ? sent card from Rome.

Liverpool Card to Miss Moya O Neil 2 Jocelyn Place from Rita 1931.

Student Margarita Moloney Loretto Abbey.

Miss Bridie Hayes Fairy St . 1931 B Dalton Posted Limerick.

Miss M Moloney from Violet 16-4-1903.

1902 Card from May Carroll ?.

Remember 24th June 1903 from Violet.

Mr J Walsh RIC ? Athea Jan 1927.

Miss Hurley Mountain View Hotel Lisdoonvarna 1906.

D W Hurley Merchant Athea.

9th Regimental Armoury 14th St NY near 6th Ave Brooklyn Stamp , Mr J M Hayes Fairy St 1906 [ M Greany].

Miss Nora Guiney Knockavinna London Card Half Penny Stamp , Xmas .For D W Hurley [Cupid] .

Mary Mc Elligott ,Ellen Cullen, Sr. Dolores,Rathfarnham From Sheffield to Mgt Moloney.

Miss K O Connor Athea 1907 .

Chicago 1907 to Miss B W Hurley Athea.

Agnes Mc Gill to Mgt Moloney from Toronto 14-12- 1905 Jarvis St,

Coborg Canada Abbey St Card . P Roche there for 6yrs ,Dear Friend Denis Moloney,Abbeyfeale . Old Card.

Lucy writes to Miss M Moloney.

Miss Kelly Publican Athea 1905 from Mary A Casey.

Mr James N Cotter Knockbrack Knocknagoshel . From N Healy wanted to talk about work in ?.

From Evelyn to Loretto Abbey.

Mountain View Hotel , Ballybunion Post Mark 1906 to M Hurley.

Card from J O B ? Xmas England going to Paris to Mgt Moloney [old card[

Miss ? Kitty Healy Ballygrennan 1920 ?. Wishing Dearest Kate a Happy Xmas.

Harriet ? Love to Mrs Barrett ? The Sq. Listowel.

Miss Moloney Clare View Lodge Ballybunion.

Miss H Cleary ? @ Mrs Mc Donnell Bulgaden.

Mrs A F Keeffe 596 Wartington St Springfield,1910. Would you like a bunch of Shamrocks Mother.

Marie a Listowel friend has collected 450 Post Cards . c1904.

Brooklyn Card to Mr James Moran Gortnagross 1906.

Directory Dr T L Moloney Ballarat 1867-70.

26 Wood Grimsley Mrs A Bevan ?Cross Roads Ditchingham ? NR Norfolk .

Death of Miss Smith from Jim.

Maggie Mc Coy of Cortland NY wrote to Miss B Hurley.

Miss K O Connor Athea . Paddy talks of Marriage to Earl c1906.

Miss Mollie Kenny Kenny Lodge Ballybunion 1916. SS Peter + Paul Church . Wolverhampton Card.

Rev John B Moloney CC The West Inn Abbeyfeale.

South Leigh Brighton 1905 to Miss Moloney Abbeyfeale from Maya ?

Master F O Donnell The Cottage Kiladysert.

Her Dearest from Berlin to Mgt Moloney.

Maggie Moloy ? Cortland NY to Bridge . Principal School there.

Miss Mary Jo Liston Athea from Mary Scannell Abbeyfeale.

San Francisco P Hurley to D W Hurley.Note Pat J Hurley returned Home died1943 Buried Killahenny with his Wife Mc Enery.

Leytonstone Posted Cousin Tommie to Miss Hurley at Lisdoonvarna.

Pittsburgh PA For Mary T Moloney Church St.

Master Joe Moloney Hope your hand is well again St Vincent's Limerick.

Jose Liston Athea Village 1912 Jim.

Miss J W Booth @ Mr B White Glenagore Athea 1906. Post Mark Leytonstone from Kitty.

7.30 March 7th 1905 Card.

D W Hurley Card from San Francisco 19??.

Pat in San Francisco , J B coming home after 12yrs.

From Maggie Mc Coy to Miss B Hurley 1907. Mamaroneck NY Post Mark.

Joe Fitzgibbons Chicago to Miss B Hurley Athea 1906.

Card from Freiburg to Miss M Moloney 1905.

Ellie Fitzpatrick Upper Knockbrack Knocknagoshel .

John Mc Grath Athea got card from Chicago with Picture of Union Station Yard From Joe.

Mrs Joe Corridan Main St Listowel 1913 post from Kilmallock.

Sr. Assumpta Hurley Professed Ennis 1943.

Wm. Moloney a Limerick Man Won Irish and Greek Medals in Inter Cert. Exam 1901.

KEP list 14th Oct 1841 John Moloney Duagh had Duagh Meadow.

Matt Moloney had Duagh Meadow also called Carrolls Meadow.





P. Mullane. 1880 at Maiwand.

J. Connors. 1855 at Crimea. Born Duagh.

Wm. E Costelloe died 1949.

Wm. Coffey . Crimea 1885.

A. W. Shelton Agar. 1919 Russia.

J.W . Adams 1879 Afghanistan.

P. Grant 1857 India.

R. C. Clare Hart 1879 Afghanistan.

R .Kelliher 1943 New Guinea.

W .Keneally 1915 Gallipoli. Of Wexford.

H .E. Kenny 1915 France.

Wm. Nash 1858 India.

J. O Rourke 1917 France.

C. Raymond 1945 Burma.

J. Weir Foote 1942 Dieppe. Born Canada.

J. Danaher 1881 S Africa.

J. Cunningham 1917 France.

O Moore Creagh 1879 Kabul.

Fr Dan Kelliher Military Cross 1944.




Cunard Line July 9th 1901, NY to Cork

Total on board 193


Leaving New York & Boston RMS " Servia" Captain T Stephens on July 9th 1901 to Queenstown and Liverpool. Second Cabin Passenger List.

Landing at Queenstown


Hugh Reilly, Thomas C Jordan, James Mulgrew, Edward Moore, Thomas Dooley, John Roddy, Timothy Donahue, James Meaney, James Mc Intyre, John S Bateman, A A Dinan, F Curran, W J Keane, Andrew J Noone, William Brotherton, Thomas Kiernan, P W Flynn, Samuel Parks, John Kerr.



Catherine Hoffman and child, James Meaney and two children, Lucy Scott, Margaret Whitty, Hodgins, Mr & Mrs R P Wynne & two children, A E Smiddy, John Tuohey, O Neil, R R Boardman, Rev J J Donohue.


Bridget Reilly, Maud F Boardman, Mary Mahoney, Gaffney, Fitzpatrick, Rose Keenan, Annie O Brien, Dimford, Margaret Kiernan, Maggie Leahy Clounmacon, B J O Rourke, Mc Partland, Lizzie Cooney, Kate Burbridge, Nora Brandon, Theresa Ford, A Durack, Jennie Hanley.


Mrs Elizabeth Jennings, Master John Jennings, Miss May Jennings, Miss Mary A Mc Govern, Miss Elizabeth Mc Govern, Mr George Mc Govern, Mr Francis J A Brennan, Miss Kathleen V Brennan, Miss Margaret W Brennan, Mr Andrew F Hennerley, Miss Lilian Hennerley, Master John Hennerley, Mr John Cox, Miss Anna L Cox, Mr & Mrs R W Larkin, Mrs J P Mc Carthy, Miss Florence MC Carthy, Rev George Mc Carthy.


Mr J R Reed, Mrs L D Jones, Mr Peter Borrowman, Mrs Hodgins, Mrs Wynne's infant, Miss Rose Neild, Miss Mary J Davies, Miss S Forrester, Miss M C Fleming, Miss Mary Fitzpatrick, Miss Nora Brandon.


Not on Board

Miss Julia Beecher, Miss Cummings, Miss Galvin, Mrs F Granger, and two children, Mr F F Galvin, Mr F F Galvin Junior, Mr Richard Power, Captain Stelle, Mr M M Woods, Mrs M Woods.



In her 1989 book, The Living Legend of St. Patrick, Alanah Hopkins writes: ?There are 800 Churches around the world named after St. Patrick. St. Patrick?s Day means the tolling of bells for Ireland?s saint from Buenos Aires to Shanghai.? In her 2000 book Goodbye to Catholic Ireland, Mary Kenny talks about the ?spiritual empire? that Ireland created during the 1800's. If England ruled most of the known world, Ireland created a spiritual empire that dominated the English-speaking Catholic world for over a century. In 1876, one Irish priest wrote:

Ireland has not only done a great deal for the Propagation of the Faith so that her missionaries and nuns and faithful people are now to be found foremost in everything good going on in the various missions of the old and the new world but at present the whole country may be regarded as a vast recruiting field for sustaining the distant missions.

For over a century, Ireland and the Irish diaspora experienced a vocations boom that lasted well over a century. In 1872, Father Thomas Burke, a famous Dominican preacher, pointed to this when he said: "Take an Irishman wherever he is found, all over the earth, and any casual observer will at once come to the conclusion, ?Oh, he is an Irishman, he is a Catholic!? The two go together."

However, studies show that the pre-Famine Irish were not an overly religious people. Studies of the Irish in London, for example, showed a high ignorance of basic Catholic beliefs and practices. But in the wake of the Famine (1845-1849), Ireland experienced a flourishing of Catholic life. Vocations to the priesthood and religious life went through the roof. New schools, new churches went up at an amazing rate, and this poured over into American life. The forced eradication of Gaelic culture in the 18th century played a part, because the Irish ?found their securities in the Church and their leadership in the priesthood.? When the Irish came to America, they clung so closely to the Church because it was the only thing they could cling to when they got here.

By the 1860?s, Irish leadership in the American Church was predominant. Of the 464 American bishops named between 1789 and 1935, over half had Irish names. By 1900, two thirds of the American hierarchy (known as the ?hibernarchy?) were Irish. By 1900, when approximately 11,000 priests served the American Church, just the names beginning with ?Mc? or ?O? accounted for 1,000 of the total. Some women?s religious communities, such as the Sisters of Mercy, were Irish-founded. Others, such as the French-based Sisters of St. Joseph or the Belgian-based Notre Dame de Namur sisters, became so Irish that everyone just assumed that?s where they were founded. Other Catholic ethnic groups resented Irish predominance in Church leadership. James O?Toole, in his great biography of Boston?s Cardinal William H. O?Connell, recalls a story of two French-Canadian priests in New England arguing. One got so mad he called the other one Irish!
Posted by Pat McNamara


10 Ways to Honor Work and Workers


Honor Others' Honest Efforts

Work From Your Heart




Early in the 20th century, the Communists chose May Day as a day to celebrate workers. In 1956, Pope Pius XII designated May 1 as the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Many who once marched on May Day are now ardent capitalists.

Can Catholics today affirm an attitude which does not bemoan our working fate? How can we choose Joseph?s path of dedication and integrity?

Honor Others' Honest Efforts

Some arenas of work command public attention: art, invention, exploration, experimentation, technology and, yes, sports. We honor these enterprises with grants, Oscars and applause.

May 1 is also the feast of supporting-role work?Joseph?s carpentry and the allied exertions of farming, industry, public works and private business. How might Catholics best celebrate the substance and comfort resulting from less visible work? Here are five avenues to appreciate what others do.

1. Resolve to be more conscious of efforts to bring produce to the table, clothing to the racks, trees and flowers to the roadside. Include one unsung effort each day at mealtime grace?without repeating.

2. Express your thanks to the gas-station attendant, the librarian, the child-care worker. Expand your gratitude beyond the works that first command your consciousness?or are mentioned on this page.

3. Respect the work others do by making it more pleasant. Bus your own tray. Pay your bills when due. Be polite.

4. Advocate just wages and good conditions for seasonal workers. Honor picket lines by learning the premise behind the action. Choose products whose producers respect labor and pay a living wage.

5. Pay just wages yourself if you are an employer. Respect and consult with your employees.

In his 1981 encyclical, Laborem Exercens (On Human Work), Pope John Paul II reminded Catholics that Christ ?looks with love upon human work and the different forms that it takes, seeing in each one of these forms a particular facet of human likeness with God, the Creator and Father.?

Just as we see each person as a member of the Body of Christ, so we recognize each work done by hands, head and heart as a contribution to the care of that Body. Some work may appear more central and compelling, but all honest work deserves respect.

Work From Your Heart

While Christians do well to appreciate the work of others, it is even more important to make one?s own work a ?saving work.? St. Paul laid down the gauntlet when he said, ?Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him? (Colossians 3:17).

A meatcutter, speaking in a faith setting about his work, explained how he sees himself giving only the best to his customers?for their health. He said he?s in his glory explaining to customers how to prepare certain cuts, knowing a family?s dinner will be the better for it. He also knows a big part of his job is affirming his co-workers.

Everyone who works (and who doesn?t?) can express a spiritual dimension. Joseph Allegretti, in his newly released book, Loving Your Job, Finding Your Passion: Work and the Spiritual Life (Paulist Press), has pondered the challenge. He emphasizes the how over the what, the way in which we work, more than the work we do. Consciences can be compromised in the workplace and some work (not usually legitimate) is not suitable for creatures of conscience. We must all work for a society in which no job offends human dignity.

These additional actions can enhance your own honorable labor.

6. Intend to work for God?s glory. Beginning each day with the Morning Offering (as promoted by the Apostleship of Prayer) or a less formal resolve to act in concert with the Creator establishes a powerful intention to work as God?s partner.

7. Act responsibly. Work in the well-founded belief that what you do?and how you do it?matters. You work for your family?s well-being, to ensure the smooth running of society for the safety, convenience or entertainment of others. Not everyone is in charge, but everyone has a charge. Don?t cut corners on yours.

8. Be present to your work and your fellow workers. Don?t leave your warmth and goodwill at home?if you leave home for your daily work. Act in your workplace as one who knows the infinite worth of human beings, the value of creation itself and the power generated by concerted human effort.

9. Honor the workers whose efforts assist you. Food-service workers, public-safety officials, auto mechanics, secretaries and bank and grocery clerks: These and many others conspire to keep us at our best, ready and able to give 100 percent. Keep the cycle moving in a positive direction.

10. Use the rewards for your work well. If you find it difficult to see how your work is holy, follow your money trail. Do you use your salary to support yourself and your family? Do you support good works through your parish and other avenues? Do you pay just taxes and support the smooth running of society? Where your money goes, you are represented. Choose well.

St. Joseph led an extremely modest life. It is not his net worth, his earning power or his resum? that we admire. Joseph is the patron of workers because of his association with Jesus?to whom he taught his trade. He teaches us as well.?C.A.M.



coastal ecosystems

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Washington, DC -- NOAA scientists, in a first-of-its-kind report issued today, state that polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), chemicals commonly used in commercial goods as flame retardants since the 1970s, are found in all U.S. coastal waters and the Great Lakes, with elevated levels near urban and industrial centers. The new findings are in contrast to analysis of samples as far back as 1996 that identified PBDEs in only a limited number of sites around the nation. Based on data from NOAA's Mussel Watch Program which has been monitoring coastal water contaminants for 24 years, the nationwide survey found that New York's Hudson Raritan Estuary had the highest overall concentrations of PBDEs, both in sediments and shellfish. Individual sites with the highest PBDE measurements were found in shellfish taken from Anaheim Bay, CA and four sites in the Hudson Raritan Estuary. Watersheds that include the Southern California Bight, Puget Sound, the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico off the Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL coast, and Lake Michigan waters near Chicago and Gary, IN were also found to have high PBDE concentrations. PBDEs are man-made toxic chemicals used as flame retardants in a wide array of consumer products including building materials, electronics, furnishings, motor vehicles, plastics, polyurethane foams and textiles since the 1970s. Similar in chemical structure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, they have raised concerns among scientists and regulators that their impacts on human health will prove comparable. PBDE production has been banned in a number of European and Asian countries. In the U.S., production of most PBDE mixtures has been voluntarily discontinued. - * Email


Franciscans Celebrate 800 Years of Their Founding

Next month, April 2009, the worldwide Franciscan Order is marking its 800th birthday in a special way. In the year 1209, St. Francis and his small group of followers-12 in all-journeyed from Assisi to Rome to seek approval for their way of life from Pope Innocent III. In response, the Holy Father gave them oral approval for their form of life. He also granted them permission to go about preaching popular sermons of an inspiring nature.

During Easter Week, April 15-18, Franciscan representatives from all over the world have been invited to Assisi and Castelgandolfo, the pope's villa outside Rome, to celebrate
the 8th centenary of their beginning (1209-2009). A culmination of these events will take place on April 18 during an audience with Pope Benedict XVI at Castelgandolfo. During this special audience, Franciscan leaders will renew their profession in the hands of the Holy Father. Various branches of the worldwide Franciscan family have been invited to participate in this celebration with the Holy Father.

The Franciscan coat of arms is, indeed, a very inspiring image for us to ponder as we observe the 800th anniversary of our founding!

Father Michael Dalton, 106, was Courtland resident
Posted By By John Miner
Posted 2 days ago April `09

Decorated for his bravery during the Second World War, Ontario's oldest Roman Catholic priest died Monday at 106.

Rev. Michael J. Dalton may have been the oldest Catholic priest in Canada, the Diocese of London said.

In a 2004 interview, Dalton was asked the secret to his longevity. "God only knows," he replied with a twinkle in his eyes.

Born May 5, 1902 near Goderich, Dalton was one of 10 children. He was ordained as a priest on May 21, 1932.

In 1939 he became a chaplain with the Essex Scottish Regiment and served with them in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

The Essex Scottish was part of the ill-fated Dieppe raid, suffering extreme casualties. Of the 558 soldiers from the regiment who hit the beach only 44 returned.

While Dalton wasn't part of the landing, he had the job of writing to soldiers' families, notifying them of their deaths.

The Diocese of London archives has a photo of Father Dalton offering Mass on the hood of a Jeep two days before the D-Day invasion.

Three times during his overseas service, Dalton was hit by shrapnel, twice while travelling in a Jeep.

Dalton received the Military Cross for his bravery and service and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by King George VI in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 1943. He was the first Catholic priest to receive the recognition.

His parish assignments in Ontario have included Holy Name of Mary, Windsor, St. Alphonsus, Windsor, Most Precious Blood, Windsor, St. John the Evangelist, Woodslee and St. John de Brebeuf and Companions, Kingsville.



In 1967, Dalton was named Veteran of the Year and Citizen of the Year by the City of Windsor. In 2001, the City of London created Father Dalton Drive in honour of his war service.

Dalton retired in 1970, but continued to serve as chaplain to the Sacred Heart Sisters in Courtland. He lived at a retirement home in Courtland until his death.




DIED. April? - At Pallace (Kerry) Mr. J. James, son of the late Raleigh James, Esq of Limerick - A few days ago, at Isle, Co. Kerry, in her 108th year, Margaret Donoghue, whose constitution and bodily strength has enabled her to walk three miles to a neighbouring chapel on every Sunday for the last 20 years.

Limerick, March 25. - Monday night the 16th inst eight villains broke into the house of Mr. Michael Lanagan near Cahir, laid him on the floor, put straw under and over him, the set fire to it, and tortured him in such a manner that he confessed he had 150 guineas, which he handed them, but was so shockingly burned that he died on Friday; and on Sunday another house was robbed in the same neighbourhood.
Sunday the Hon. Mr. Justice Day, and the Right Hon. Mr. Prime Serjeant Daly, Lords Justices of Assizes for the Munster Circuits, arrived in town, and on Monday they opened their respective Commissions.

By the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland,

WHEREAS we have received information upon oath that on the Night of the 17th day of March, inst. William Brandon, Shepherd to Michael Burke, Esq of Spring-Garden, in the County of Galway, was barbarously murdered at or near Spring-Garden, aforesaid, by some evil minded person or persons unknown, who fired a gun or pistol shot at the breast of the said William Brandon, and also nearly severed his head from his body.
Now we the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland being fully determined, as far as in us lies, to bring the perpetrators of said inhuman murder to speedy and condign punishment, do by this our Proclamation publish and declare, that if any person or persons shall within the space of Six Months next after the date of this our Proclamation, discover the persons concerned in the said murder, so as that he, she, or they be apprehended and convicted thereof, such person or persons so discovering shall receive as a Reward the sum of ONE HUNDRED POUNDS for each and every of the persons who shall be so discovered, apprehended, and convicted of the said murder.
And we do hereby publish and declare, that if any Person or Persons concerned in the said Murder (the Person or Persons who actually committed the same only excepted) shall, within the time aforesaid, discover his, or their Accomplice or Accomplices, so as that he, she, or they may be apprehended and convicted thereof, such Person or Persons shall not only receive the said reward, but shall also receive his Majesty's most gracious and free pardon for the said Murder.
And we do hereby strictly charge and command all Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, and all other his Majesty's loving subjects, to use their utmost endeavours to bring the said Offenders, and every of them, to speedy and condign punishment.
Given at the Council Chamber in Dublin the Thirty-First Day of March, 1801.

Clainricarde, Shannon, Donoughmore, Kilwarden, G.S. Frankfort, D. Latouche, J. Monck, Mason.



THE Society will give a Premium of TWENTY GUINEAS for the best ESSAY on a GENERAL PLAN for providing for the Poor of this Kingdom - Also, TEN GUINEAS, for the next best Essay on the same subject.
Also, a MEDAL or THREE GUINEAS, at the choice of the Person applying, to the Author of the best ESSAY on any of the following subjects :--
1st. Advice to a Cottier having an Acre and Half of Land.
2d Method of Managing a coarse Kitchen garden.
3d. Management and Culture of Potatoes.
4th Advice to the Poor in Towns.
N.B. The Essays to be approved by the General Committee, and enclosed to WM. DISNEY, Esq, No.5, Hume-street, before the 1st of January, 1802 - March 6, 1801.




Faulkners Dublin Journal May 1764



GAMBLER, the Property of Mr. Hugh O'Neill, will cover Mares this Season, at Bettystown, near Drogheda, at one Guinea a Mare and a Shilling to the Servant; he is 14 Hands 3 Inches high, of great Strength and vast Bone, and five Years old, a brown Bay, and free from all Blemishes whatsoever. He is own Brother to Mr. Watson's Filly, which won the Subscription of 240 Guineas for three Years old last October at Newmarket, and is thought the best Mare of her Years in England; he was got by Young Cade, his Dam by Old Traveller, his Grand Dam by Hip, (a Son of the Cunvin bay Barb) his Great Grand Dam by Snake, a Son of the Lyster Turk, out of Darcy Royal Mare, Mr. Yever's Mare called Yorkshire Jenny, which won the great Subscription last Season at York, for five Years old, with great Ease, and won the King's Hundred Guineas this last April last at Newmarket, was got by Cade, her Dam by Old Traveller. Good Grass for Mares, and proper Care, at 2s. 2d per Week.




Feb 8th 1817


LIMERICK, JAN. 5.- On the night of the 26th ult. as John Shouldice, the Permanent-Serjeant of the Castleotway corps of yeomanry, was on his return from Nenagh, where he had been on some business connected with the Sessions, he was waylaid about the hour of eight o'clock in the evening, and within a quarter of a mile of his own dwelling, and fired at from behind an hedge with such accuracy of aim, that six slugs were lodged in his back. - In tracing back for any cause for this diabolical act of vengeance, we think that Shouldice was one of the persons who helped to defend Wallis's house - Limerick Chronicle
On Thursday night last, a large party of men armed and mounted, attacked and broke into the house of a respectable farmer named Mally, about two miles from Newport, and forcibly carried off his daughter, after abusing and beating the father and mother. She was thrown across a horse, held by two men, and carried to Gouge, near Castle-Connell, almost naked, her brother and some friends, who pursued were beaten off. The next day Mr. Robert Going, with a party of the army, made a close search for her without success, as she had been removed to some other place, but on Saturday evening the Rev. Mr. Crampton was so fortunate as to recover her, and bring her to his house where, from the ill treatment she received, she was obliged to remain till yesterday, when her sent her home with her father, escorted by a party of soldiers to a place of safety. Mr. Waller, of Castle-Waller, has used every effort to investigate this outrage, and having obtained information against some of the principals, we have no doubt from the activity of these Magistrates, they will ere long be brought to condign punishment.


Travelling between Holyhead, London, Cheltenham, &c. &c.
THOMAS MORAN, Proprietor.

RESPECTFULLY informs the Nobility and Gentry of the United Kingdom, and of his Native Land (Ireland) in particular, that he has established the above will all its necessary accommodations, upon principles which, while they have essentially served the Public, have secured to him the zealous Patronage of those who have once favoured his Hotel with a visit.
As by setting out upon the plan of such moderate charges as barely support his system of comfort, the excellence of his Larder and Cellar, as also his Public and Private Travelling accommodations, MORAN has already vanquished all the efforts of the previous Monopoly at this great Thoroughfare, and consequently done away with most of its injurious effects to the Public, as it effected both the Hotel and travelling departments; so be a steady adherence to such system - MORAN looks forward with respectful confidence to the only remuneration he aspires to, namely the small but steady profit arising from Public favour, and the reputation of his Hotel, Livery Stables, Posting accommodation and the Prince of Wales Light Post Chaise, which starts daily from his Hotel from 10 to 12 o'Clock, according to the arrival of the Irish Packet, and runs through the New Capel Cerrig Road, to Shrewsbury, (from whence certain conveyances start at all hours to every Town of note in the Kingdom,) Birmingham, Oxford, and London. As also the Hibernia Coach, to Cheltenham and Bath, three days a week, and is the only Coach direct from Holyhead to Cheltenham.
Note - The Saving to the Traveller caused by Moran's system, will be provided at the Bar and Coach Office, of the Royal Hibernia Hotel, which possesses another convenience, of much weight, where Ladies and Children are concerned, namely, his Hotel is near to the water-side, and the mooring of the Packets, and it also nearly adjoins the Custom House, where Moran personally attends, to get out the luggage of such Ladies and Gentleman, as may be fatigued, and unable to attend themselves.
Holyhead, Jan.4, 1817.



Dec 1810


On Wednesday night, the 21st instant, Messrs.Laffan and White, Acting Inspectors for the district of Ennis, left that town, accompanied by a party of the military, and proceeded to the neighbourhood of Schariff, where they detected five very extensive private distilleries, and after having destroyed an immense quantity of malt, pot-ale, singlings, and the utensils, returned to that town with the stills, heads, and worms, which they lodged in his Majesty's store; and also two men as prisoners, whom they surprised in one of the distilleries, and who are bound over by them before a Magistrate, to stand their trials at the next assizes for said county. The exertion of these officers in that county already, has had the most happy effects, by inducing a gentleman of respectability to take out license for a still of a large content in the town of Ennis, where there has not been one for many years. We sincerely hope that the Excise Officers throughout Ireland will now exert themselves to put down this baneful and abominable trade, which has so much tended to decrease the revenue of the country, the profits of the fair and honourable trader, and to contaminate the morals of the poor and innocent peasantry.

We have received the following account of a new outrage committed by those deluded men styling themselves Caravats :- The home of Mr.O'Ryan, of Ballycurkeen[?], was attacked on Sunday morning, about ten o'clock. Except Mrs.O'Ryan and one female servant, the remainder of the family were at Mass, and Mr.O'Ryan absent. The hall door being incautiously left open, three men, well armed, entered and proceeded directly to the parlour where Mrs.O'Ryan was, and threatened her with instant death if she made the least noise or resistance, and did not give up what fire-arms were in the house; she told them she did not know where they were, offering them at the same time the keys of the house to search for them, upon which they left the room, breaking open eight drawers, saying they would not lose time in trying to unlock them; they likewise forced open some desks and trunks. Whilst they were thus occupied, Mrs.Ryan went out of the house, and ran up the avenue, calling loudly for assistance, which, when the Caravats heard, they pursued her and forced her back, one of them holding his hand to her mouth to prevent her crying out; - they tore here clothes in forcing her back, swearing they would shoot her, which one of them was about to do, when prevented by another. They then searched the house more closely, when they found a case of pistols and some powder and ball, the rest of the arms having, a few days before, been sent to be repaired, which prevented them from falling into the hands of those ruffians. They went off in different directions; when going, they said they were from the county of Limerick, and that they would return again, as they knew there were more arms in the house.- Waterford Mirror.

On Tuesday last as three Valuators, accompanied by four Police men, were proceeding on some tithe business in the neighbourhood of Ardfinnan, the party was surrounded in the house of one Shee by a mob of upwards of fifteen villains with their faces blackened, and furnished with straw cravats, who murdered Arthur Mullowney, one of the Police men, by shooting him. It appears as if their vengeance was particularly directed against this man, it being upon his information that a fellow named Leamy is now confined in Conmel gaol upon a capital charge for firing at a Police man, at the time that Mr.Clutterbuck narrowly escaped being shot, in attempting to seize Leamy.- A person of the name of John Fennessy has been committed to Clonmel gaol, charged with being present, aiding and abetting at the above murder.

A few days since, two men armed entered an house in Carrick in the noon-day, and presenting a pistol at the head of two women, its only inhabitants, demanded the arms, threatening with the most vehement imprecations to put the women to death, in case of noise or resistance. The consequence is obvious; the only arms in the house, a carbine or firelock, they took off unmolested.



The Queen of France's Funeral.
London, Nov.27.


At nine o'clock yesterday morning, the service for the dead began at the Roman Catholic Chapel in Portman-square. The French Princes arrived at ten, the Foreign Ambassadors between eleven and twelve.
The coffin was placed in the middle of the chapel, covered with crimson velvet, and highly ornamented; in an escutcheon were the arms of France and Savoy, and the Crown of France was placed at the head; it was surrounded with 40 lighted tapers. At the head of the coffin stood the Duke d'Avery, as having the charge of the Crown; and near him Pere Elizee, Surgeon to her Majesty; at the foot next to the altar stood the Count de la Chatre, as Commissary of the King of France, and near him the Compte de Nantouillet, as Master of the Ceremonies. On the right on a row of raised seats were the French Princes, Monsieur the Duke D'Angouleme, the Duke de Berry, the Prince de Conde, and the Duke de Bourbon; and below them their respective officers. Mr.De Broval, we suppose, as representing the Duke of Orleans, sat on the left of the Princes. On the left of the coffin, and opposite to the French Princes, was another row of seats for the Foreign Ambassadors. Below them were the great dignitaries of the ancient French military and chivalric orders.
The service was performed by Mr.Dalbignac, Bishop of Angouleme; there were also present Mr.Talleyrand; Archbishop of Rheims, the Bishops of Sisteron, Digne, Nantes, Tarbes, Rhodez, Aire, Usez, Blois, and Montpelier.
The cards of admission for the abbey were simply for the "funeral of the Countess De Lille" and we cannot sufficiently praise the nice sense of propriety which dictated that distinction. From the Chapel to the hearse the coffin was borne by twelve Knights of St.Louis, and the pall supported by four Dames d'Honneur. The procession then began in the following order :

Thirteen men on horseback; a mute with feathers on horseback; a coach and six with the four Dames d'Honneurs - Mesdames la Duchesse de Pienne, la Duchesse de Coigny, la Comtesse de Naronne, and la Comtesse de Mesnard.
Another coach and six, with persons of the household.
Gardes du Corps of foot, headed by one of their Officers.
A mourner on a fully caparisoned horse, carrying on a cushion the Crown of France, covered with black crape.
The hearse drawn by six beautiful horses, and adorned with a profusion of plumes.

In the Chapel, the same ceremonial was observed as at St.Denis, and the cards of admission were for "The Funeral of the Queen of France."
Then followed the French Princes in mourning coaches and six, followed by the principal French Nobility.
After the mourning coaches, came that of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, drawn by six horses, and conducted by his Highness's state coachman, with three footmen and two pages; the coaches of all the Royal Dukes followed, according to their seniority; as also two coaches and six of the Marquis of Buckingham; those of the Marquis of Wellesley, of Mr.Perceval, and all the Ministers : those of the Foreign Ambassadors, and several English Noblemen and Gentlemen.
The Dean of Westminster, at the head of the Chapter, received the body at the entrance of the Church, the avenues and the aisles being guarded and lined by the battalion of Volunteers of St.John and St.Margaret's, commanded by Major Jones.- A requiem was sung by the full Choir, accompanied by the organ; and after the ceremony, the remains of the Princess were deposited in the same vault with those of the Duke of Montpensier, on the south-west side of King Henry VII's Chapel.

Dec 30th 1806


DIED.- At Cloney, near Newtownlimavady, on the 17th instant, Mr. Wm. Haslett, aged 75. - At Cork, Capt. Wm. Barry; he had served for nearly half a century with honour and reputation, first in the Saxon, afterwards in the Prussian, and finally in the British Army.- Mrs. Hodnett, relict of the Rev. Wm. Hodnett, of Carrymore, at the advanced age of 78 years.


We mention with sincere regret the death on the 7th inst of Jas. Beresford, Esq. the fifth son of the late Right Hon. John Beresford : he was a Midshipman on board the Phoenix, and while loosing the top-gallant-sail in chase of a Spanish frigate, he was unfortunately shaken off the yard by a heavy sea that struck the ship.
The Lord Chancellor Ponsonby continued his sittings in the Court of Chancery every day since the expiration of the late Michaelmas Term, until Wednesday last.


The Magistrates of Limerick have publicly stated that an unusual number of Foreigners and other Strangers had of late sojourned in that city and its liberties, some of whom there was reason to suspect of misleading many, by inciting them to attend those nightly meetings which have disturbed the peace of the country, and accordingly required all such Foreigners, &c. to appear before one of them, to satisfy them of their object in repairing to that city, or else they would be arrested.
The London Gazette of Tuesday contains an order of Council for continuing the bounties granted for the encouragement of seamen and landmen to enter into the Royal Navy, from the 31st of December, 1806, to the 31st December, 1807, with the exception that the rewards to persons procuring seamen and landmen are reduced as follows :- for each, Able Seaman three guineas; for each Ordinary Seaman, two guineas; and for each Landman, one guinea; together with the same allowance for travelling expences as before.




Margaret Connell, otherwise Goold, by John Agnew Connell, Esq. her Husband and next Friend, Plaintiff.
Sir Francis Goold, Bart; Sir Patrick O'Coner, Knt. and Others, Defendants.

PURSUANT to the Decree of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland, made in this Cause, bearing date the 15th day of November, 1806, I hereby require all Creditors and Legatees having Charges or Incumbrances affecting the personal Estate of George Goold, Esq. deceased, in the Pleadings named, to come in before me at my Office on the Inns-quay, Dublin, on or before the 24th day of January next, and prove the same, otherwise they will be procluded the Benefit of said Decree.- W.W. POLE. Dated 20th day of December, 1806.


Sample of Knockanure Notes from 2004

04 May 27 Knockanure Launch of Dan Keane?s book Place Names of North Kerry will take place in the Marian Hall Moyvane on Saturday night May 29th after 8pm Mass. Dan has been researching material for this book for several years. Silage cutting is in full swing now; we are having beautiful days with a touch of frost some nights. The Whitethorn and Apple trees are in flower great for beekeepers. From now on the Rhododendrons will present a grand sight at Gortdromagowna bog. The last of the old Ash trees are now coming into leaf. Full Moon on June 3rd. Road works are taking place for months at the junction of John B Keane Road and the Tarbert Road causing delays. Knockanure Tidy Towns will have a car boot sale on Sunday May 30th at the Clubhouse at 3pm. Tarbert Graveyard Committee present P. J . Murrihy at the Lanterns this Friday night May 28th at 10pm. Radio Link: Those who have difficulty receiving the signal please ontact Eileen Collins immediately at 49478. Senior Citizens had a party on Sunday last at the Marian Hall. AGM of Newtownsandes Co-Operative Dairy Society will be held in the Marian Hall on Wednesday 26th of May at 8pm. Michael Corridan of Moyvane was recently elected Vice Chairman of Kerry Badminton Club. Local born John Moriarty gave a series of talks over last weekend at St Dominic?s, Ennismore, Montenotte, Cork City. Poetry competition details from www.hiberno-english.com/events.php Closing date for entries 16th of September 2004. Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2004 closing date for entries 20th August 2004 more details from infopkc@eircom.net Junk Art and Recycled Sculpture Competition and Exhibition closing date for entries June 10th details from Killarney SummerFest 064 71560 or local Library. Macalla na Mainistreach 2004 the Abbeyfeale History Journal contains a fine account of the life and times of Fr Bartholomew Shine OP who was in Knockanure c 1795. Fr Shine was born at Freemount Co Cork in 1757 Ordained Antwerp 1787 he died Parish Priest of Brosna on January 7th 1827. The work of the Mercy Sisters in Abbeyfeale since 1868 is also recorded in the Journal by Sr. Delia Curtin, Sr. Delia has several relations in the Parish. St John?s: on Wednesday May 26th Aidan Dooley portrays Tom Crean and on the following night Thursday 27th Clive Barnes on guitar. St Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross this Sunday May 30th, ceremonies begin at 1.30pm. Bus service to Listowel every Tuesday morning details from 1890 528 528. NCT protest meeting in Abbeyfeale on Saturday May 29th at 10am. Active Retirement Group meets every Tuesday at St Patrick?s Hall, their next outing is to Galway. Down Memory Lane: afternoon at Siamsa this Friday28th of May at 2pm details from 066 7129934. Irish Poetry Master Class at the County Library starts at 10am this Saturday May 29th details from 066 7183541. Local produce market at Seanchai every Thursday morning. Kerry Mental Health Association Newsletter is available at the Library or ring 064 31022, local number 068 22343. Listowel VTOS open day Thursday June 3rd from 10an to 1pm at Listowel Community College details from 21023. St Joseph?s Secondary School Abbeyfeale launched their CD on Tuesday last at their School Hall. Kingdom County Fair was a great success, locals were represented in the cattle classes and in the vintage section, the weather was lovely. We owe a lot to all the voluntary workers who put in so much of their time and effort year after year making a great day out for all of us. Local Vintage enthusiast were at Dromcollogher Mayfair/Vintage Display in aid of Dromcollogher and District Respite Care on Sunday last. Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society will meet at Duhallow Park Lodge Hotel on Sunday May 30th time 2pm to view Great Houses of Duhallow. Writers Week will be officially opened by John McGahern on Wednesday June 2nd at 8pm in The Arms Hotel Listowel. Dan Keane will adjudicate children?s recitation at Listowel Library on Friday June 4th at 3.30pm. A wall of verse will be created at the Arms Hotel during Writers Week. Elections: on June 11th all the local candidates are making contact with the voters. In the European Parliament of 732 MEPs, Ireland will have 13 MEPs Recent weddings: Catherine Greaney daughter of Betty and Mike of Bunagara Listowel married Darren Glancy of Carrick-on-Shannon in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane. Bridesmaids were Lisa Woods sister of the bride, Nicola Glancy and Grainne Daughton. Best man was Clive Glancy groomsmen Gene Bohan and Keith Duignan. Page boys were Liam Greaney and Ronan Guchian. The reception was held in Adare at the Woodlands Hotel. Wedding of Donna Collins daughter of Jim and Hannah of the Nurseries Athea and Tim Forrest son of James and the late Teresa of Knopogue , Brosna. Fr Tommy Leane assisted by Fr Tom Mc Mahon conducted the Ceremony St Bartholomew?s Church Athea. Best man was Neilus Forrest and groomsmen were Seamus Finnegan, John Kelly and Liam Lane. Bridesmaids sisters of the bride Carol Collins, Aine Collins O Riordan, Jakki Collins and Michelle Collins. The reception was held at Ballygarry House Hotel. Wedding of Carmel Gould daughter of Noreen and Edward of Pilgrim Hill and Thomas Mc Mahon son of son of Margaret and Tom of Meenanare, Duagh. Fr Tom Mc Mahon assisted by Fr Pat Moore performed the ceremony in St Brigid?s Church Duagh. Bridesmaids were Angela Gould, Rose Costello and Nora Dowling. Best man was Terrance Mc Mahon, groomsmen Connie Mc Mahon and Timmy Mc Mahon. Flower girls Kerrie Ann Casey and Cara Mc Mahon. Pageboys Eamon Dowling and Michael Costello. The reception was held at the Devon Inn. Death: of Paddy Meehan born Kilmorna 1919 son of Tom Meehan and Liz Collins. Paddy?s sblings were Dan, Den, Bill, Tom, May, Nell, Joan, Kit and Eileen. when Paddy Meehan Married Bessie about sixty years ago he moved to the Six Crosses Listowel. Paddy is survived by his two children Kathleen and Michael. Following Requiem Mass on Monday May 17th 04 in St Mary?s Listowel , Paddy Meehan was laid to rest at Finuge Cemetery. Death took place on May 15th of Tim Shanahan of Tullamore, Shronowen, Listowel and late of Moyvane Village. He is survived by his brother Con and wife Sadie in London, Nephews, Nieces, Grandnephews, Grandnieces, cousins Nancy Flaherty and the Murphy Family of Pilgrim Hill Kilmorna. Tim was predeceased by his sisters Nodie, Mary USA, Nancy and brother Jackie. Requiem Mass for Tim Shanahan was celebrated in St Theresa?s Church Ballydonoghue on Tuesday May 18th . Tim was laid to rest among generations of his ancestors at Murhur Churchyard. Tim Shanahan was son of Cornelius Shanahan of Moyvane Village and Nora Murphy of Lisaniskea, at the age of 7 years he left Moyvane and went to live with his aunt Mrs Julia Keane nee Murphy in Ballydonoghue. Anniversaries for week beginning Sunday May 23rd Tony Scanlon Galway, Deceased members of the Stackpoole Family, Thursday 27th Jerry Enright Mass at 8pm, Saturday 29th at 8pm Mass for Michael and Nora Buckley Main Street Moyvane, Sunday 30th Mass for Michael Flaherty Glenalappa at 11am. Death of J B Keane on May 30th. Exam Mass in Knockanure on Wednesday 26th Station Mass: at the Home of Sean and Esther Foley on Friday 28th at 8pm. No Weekday Morning mass in Knockanure till Friday May 28th Adoration: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 6pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 8pm. Legion of Mary Pilgrimage: to Knock on Sunday June 13th. Lough Derg Pilgrimage :from June 5th to 7th details from 068 31232. Readers: Aisling Kennelly, Chloe Mulvihill, John Fitzmaurice, Eugina Fitzmaurice, Mary O Flaherty and Siobhan Fitzgerald. History: June 1st 1914 Athea Co-Op started taking milk they had over 300 suppliers now less than 30 farmers in the district are in milk.






Hi, I'm from Ontario Canada. I'm having a little difficulty understanding what exactly Newtownsandes is. Is it a town, or a church parish or an area of land similar to our townships here in Ontario?


My great grandfather, John Sweeney and his wife Margaret O'Connor immigrated from Newtownsandes around 1847. I think Margaret's mothers name was Catherine Sheehy.


Thanks for taking time to read my email, hope to hear from you, sincerely, Donna (Sweeney) Lowry




Boston Pilot
Information Wanted Ads

12 July 1856.


Of JAMES GRANT, who left Listowel [co. Kerry] 6 years ago. - Please address
his brother, Michael Grant, Wappelo, Louisa County, Iowa.




Knockanure Teachers

Samuel Lewis in 1830 reports Knockanure had a small Thatched Church with a School attached, Griffith Valuation 1850 John Byrne had school valuation 10 shillings,

Michael Mulvihill had school c 1834, Also hedge school at Trien and at Connors Gortdromagowna,

1868 to 1873 teachers Casey, Keane & Molyneaux,

Boys school records burnt when school went on fire,




1874 to 1917 Maurice Casey, to 1923 Jer Carroll, to 1903 Elizabeth O Mahony, to 1918 Tim Sullivan, Later Hartnett for a short time, to 1919 Joan Flaherty, to 1923 Mary Mc Mahon, to 1928 Tom Callaghan, to 1933 Julia Flaherty, to 1953 Paddy Callaghan, to 1957 Miss J J Horan, to 1968 Miss M O Callaghan, to 1969 Cormac O Leary, to 1965 Kate Finucane, to 1972 Mairead O Callaghan, to 1990 Mary O Carroll,


Moyvane Murhur Teachers
John Shanahan, Margaret Lawlor, Elizabeth & Alice Madden, Tom Enright, David White, Pat Shine, Elizabeth McCarthy c1863, Denis Connor, John Rourke, Jim Barry came 1880, Tom Carr, Dan Mulvihill,

Girls' School

Joan Hederman to 1889, Bridget Shine to 1880, Joan Fitzmaurice to 1885, Lizzie Gleeson to 1926, Nora Scanlon to 1934, Elizabeth Nolan to 1946, Bridie Barrett to 1958, Mary B O Connell to 1964, Mary O Carroll to 1964,


Boys School

Some teachers: Robert Jones c1901, Dan Mulvihill & John O Rourke to 1904, Maurice O Claochlaighe to 1941, Joe Moriarty to 1930, Kathleen Mulvihill to 1945,Tim Buckley to 1941, Tom o Connell to 1944, Mary Shine to 1939, Sean Barrett to 1954, Padraig O Sullivan to c193?, Cormac O Leary to 1953, Mary B O Callaghan to 1971, Noel O Connell to 1961,



Tom O Callaghan 1929 to 1944, Mary B Dineen 1929 to 1945, Mary Collins to c1951, Dorothy O Sullivan to 1964,


Aughrim School c1850 under The Church Education Society & Rev R Fitzgerald,


Samuel Lewis in 1830 reports: Near Newtownsandes Large School House erected at the expense of Fr J Long PP. The Board of Education allows £12 per year to support the School.



Knockanure School Girls c1890.


Brid Ahern, Mary Ahern, Mary Ahern, Ellie Ahern, Mag Ahern, Brid Buckley, Mgt Buckley, Eliz Buckley, Kate Buckley, Kate Broderick, Mary Broderick, Brid Broderick, Mary A Buckley, Kate Brosnan, Han Buckley, Mary Brosnan, N Broderick, Ellie Broderick, Ellie Barry, Joan Barry, Mgt Broderick, Mary Buckley, Nora Buckley, Han Collins, Mary Carroll, Mgt Collins, Ann Carroll, Mary Connor, Brid Costelloe, Mgt Connor, Han Connell, Ellen Costelloe, Brid Carroll, Julia Cronin, Jna Costelloe, Julia Collins, Mgt Collins, Mgt Cronin, Nano Cronin, Mary Custelloe, Ellen Connor, Mgt Custaloe, Nano Connor, Nora Connor, Kate Connor, Brid Carroll, Jna Connor, Mary Carmody, Mgt Connell, Brid Creed, Mary and Kate Costelloe, Kate and Brid Connor, Mary Doolin, Mary Dowd, Mary Drewry, Kate and Jna Dillon, Mary Dee, Nora and Mgt and Ellie Dillon, Kate and Bridget Driscoll, Mary Dore, Mgt Dee, Mary ,Jna and Brid Donaghue, Ann Dowd, Mgt Dore, Cath, Mgt, Ellen, Han, Brid, Jna, and Mary Enright, Ellie Egan, Mgt Egan, Mgt and Kate Enright, Jna Flaherty, Han Fitzgerald, Mary Fealy, Nora and Jna Flaherty, Mgt, Mary, Liz, and Ellen Fitzgerald, Brid Flaherty, Kate Fealy, Brid Fitzgerald, Han Fitzgerald, born c1886, Han and Cath Flaherty, Mary and Mgt Finucane, Mary Fitzmaurice, .


Knockanure National School Opened 26-4-1874.


Teachers c 1890 were Julia Flaherty, Joan Mc Mahon, and Mrs Casey.


Notes taken at National School Exhibition held in Listowel.

Nora Shanahan, born 1914 Clounmacon, Mary Walsh Beale born 1919.Ann Moloney Castlegrace Co Tipperary born 1916.Peggie O Dell born 1922, Rita Shine Creamery Managers daughter. Sarah Barry Newtownsandes came in 3rd Class, Mgt Barry b1916. Joan Horan and her sister came to Knockanure their Guardian a Pensioner.


Noreen Hayes School Teacher Knockalucka 1926. Mary Kennelly Shopkeepers daughter 15-10-1918 in 5th Class. Mgt Horgan and K Sullivan at Knockanure School 1931, and 1941 respectively . Mary Synan b1924, Mgt Synan b1922. Mary Kennelly Finuge 1915. Nora and Mary Kennelly born Finuge 1915 .




Knockanure Tithe List c1825.

Keylod and Gortaglanna

John Sweeney ,John Sandes, Tom Connor, John Moran, Con Keane, Pat Moore, Tom Kelly, John Goulding, ? ? ,Tim Ahern, ? Connor, James Leahy, John Goulding, ? Moloney, ? ? , Mc Mahon, Tom & George & John Sandes, James Nash.


Carrueragh And Coilagurteen


Denis Mahony, Tom Lister, Fitzgerald & Dore, Widow Larkin, Francis Carroll, David & ? Flynn, Tom Nolan, Joe Sweeney, Widow Stack, Garrett Stack, John Relihan, Pat Stack, Wm. Connor, John Griffin, Tim Leahy, John & Widow Leahy, Tom Costelloe .



Geo Gun, Mrs Raymond, Widow Sullivan, Ml & Widow Relihan, ? Pope, Wm. Moore, D Finucane, John & Phil Costelloe, Pat & Dl Burns. Buckley & Finucane, Ml & John Costelloe.




John Kelly, James Fitzgerald ? ,John Cregan, John Mc Mahon, Ml & Tom Mulvihill, John Buckley, Ml Scanlon, Widow Stack O Connor, Widow Connor & Son, Dl & Eamon Griffin, Tom & John Connor, Wm. Stack, Tom Mulvihill, Rob & Tim Leigh, Widow Sullivan , Dl & P Connor & W Buckley, Tim Leahy , Darby Connor.






Knockanure 1850 Index





Ml Moore, Tom Kelly, Mgt Sandes, Tom Connors, Sylv Casey, John Connors , Jer Connors, Hugh Golden, Tom Woulfe, Lar Buckley, John Buckley, Mary Connors, Tim Flaherty, Jer Kennelly, Jer Carroll, Wm. Moore, Mce Neville, Jer Golden, John Golden, John Connors, Jas Connors, Con Connors, Tom Lyons, Robert Hunt, Cath Stoke, Ml Hunt, Tim Hunt, Denis & Dan Sullivan, Wm. Flaherty.




Ml Connors, John Sandes, Church, Pat Keane, John Byrne, Mary Dillane, Tom Moore, Mary Moore, Cath Connors, John Moran, Cath Connors, Wm. Sandes, John Golden, Batt Connors, Pat Byrne, Ml Nash, Tom Langan, Ml McCormick, Jer Dillane, Cath Lindsay, Ellen Enright, Ml Golden, John Kelly, Ed Dillane, James Dore, Ellen Mulvihill, John Stokes.




Pierce Mahony, Mary Dore, John Kennelly, John Callahan, Rob Mahony, Dan Nolan, Con Costelloe, Tim Moloney, Ellen Larkin, Jas Larkin, Jas Leahy, Pat Stack, Pat Keane, John Flynn, John Doody, Tom Stack , Cath Stack, Pat Stack, John & Mary Nolan, Ml Dore, Garrett Stack, Tim , James & John Leahy, Wm. Lynch, Tim Madigan, Tom Leahy, Sarah Nolan, Joe Sweeney, Mary Nolan, Nora Finucane, Ml Relihan, Dan Carroll, John Carroll, Mary Enright , Mary Carroll, John Enright, John, Tom & Ellen Costelloe, Tom Corridan, John Relihan, Joan Pierce, Martin Enright.




Nora Connors, Mce Connors, Bridget Moore, John Stokes, Wm. Leahy, Tom Mahony, Ellen Mulvihill.




Tim Jones, Mary Kelly, Ml Stack, John Kelly, Dan Cronin, John Scannell, Stephen Pope, John Murphy, Ml Scanlon, Wm. Moore, Wm. Lunham, Tom Paradine, John Relihan, Tom Finucane.




Pierce Mahony, Tom Sullivan, Nora Mc Mahon, John ,Dan & Denis Lyons, John Carroll.


Shanacool : Wm. Lunham.





John Sandes, Tom Connors, Batt Connors, John Connors, John Leahy, Tom Leahy, Grave Yard, John Connors, Wm. Leahy, Ml Connors, Con Lyons, Pat Hanrahan, Pat Kelly, Wm. Sandes, Terence, Tim & Johanna Mc Mahon, Pat Buckley, Pat Carroll.





Maurice Kinelly (Mr Wilson) entered the 8th of June 1680, 19yrs son of John Born in Cork BA 1684.


Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy entered July 6th 1835 16yrs R.C son of William Mercator born in Cork BA 1840, M.P Stoke on Trent 1874.


Tom Stack, January 8th 1796 aged 18 of William Mercator Cork, BA 1800.


William Stack (Mr O' Carroll) June 11th 1816 17yrs son of Michael of Kerry BA 1821.


Dan Stack (Mr O' Carroll) June the 4th 1828 aged 20yrs son of Michael of Kerry BA 1831.


Edward Stack (Mr Pasley) February 6th 1792 17yrs of William of Cork.


Edward Stack (Mr Carroll) June the 3rd 1817 R.C, son of James of Kerry, BA 1820.


Eyre Stack, (Mr Maw) June 7th 1824 19yrs son of John of Kerry.


John Stack (Mr Stack) November 3rd 1777 17yrs son of Ed of Cork BA Vern 1782.


Nicholas William Harnett Stack, July 1st 1845 aged 19 son of William Born London.


Robert Stack (Mr Carroll) May the 30th 1820 aged 16 son of Michael born Kerry.


Robert Stack, (Mr O' Connor) November 3rd 1828 son of James born Kerry, BA 1834.


George Stackpoole [ Mr Wall] 19th April 1762 son of George of Clare.


George Stackpoole [Mr Fitzgerald] Nov 9th 1789 a 16y son of George born Clare


John Cunningham [Mr Slattery] Oct 18th 1830 a 25y son of John b Kerry.


John Day [ Mr Donovan] Jan 1st 1804 of Kerry.






Newtown Dillon Meeting

Report: in Kerry Sentinel of February 2nd 1901 of public meeting to collect money for The Irish Parliamentary Fund. Some locals present on a night of bad weather were Wm. Collins, DC; John Hanrahan, DC; M J Nolan, JP Co. Council was Chairman of the Meeting, others attending Jer Nolan, DC; C. Lehane; J. B. Nolan; E. Stack; M. Ahern; T. Ahern; James Kissane; P. Culhane; C. Mulvihill; J. Barry; J. Walsh; Pat Enright; Tom Hanrahan; John Collins; M. Behane; M. Bunce; T. Fitzmaurice; P. Kearney; P. Lynch; ? Mc Enery; D. Mangan. DC, etc.

M. J. Flavin was sick and unable to attend it was claimed at the meeting that M. J. Flavin was the only MP in Kerry to attend Parliament as Thomas Esmonde was sick for some time . The other two Members did not concern themselves.

Collectors appointed P. Lynch, Wm. Collins, DC, J. Hanrahan DC; M. Ahern; P. Nolan; J. Nolan DC; C. O Connor; J. Walsh; T. Dinneen and Edward Stack.





Griffin Families Moyvane

Andrew /Mgt Maher c1890.

Con /Liz Barrett c1840.

Dan / Nora Stack c 1930.

Dan / Mary Dore c1830.

Denis / Mgt Collins c1870.

John / Mgt Mulvihill c1830.

John / Joan Sweeney c1830.

John / Liz Leahy c1830.

John / Nora Connell c1840.

John / Nary Quinn c1840.

John / Mary Hayes c1845.

Maurice / ? c1880.

Ml / Joan Murphy c1830.

Ml / Ann Stack c1840.

Ml / Alice Enright c1840.

Wm. / Joan Connor c1840.

Petition to UCD


John Griffin of Gortdromagowna his father John worked on behalf of TCD c1728 . Employed as receiver of Rents.[1513 TCD]


Mce Kennelly Evicted 17th Century looking for renewal of Lease. [no 799]


Pat Connor, Dick Hudson, Charles Connor, Jim Gould , Mce Kennelly, Murrough Connor, Sands refused them a Lease.[808].


Mce Kennelly Farranvanna May 7th 1597 seeking renewal of Lease.