Kerryman 9 Dec 2004.


BRIDGET Murphy from Kilbranmore, Killarney, who has died aged. 82, dedicated her life to the Catholic Church. Bridie was born and raised in a family of nine — seven  sisters and two brothers — of parents John and Mary Anne Murphy,


After school, Bridie went to work as a domestic help in Una O'Connell’s grocery shop which is now the Celtic shop in Killarney.


She worked there for a number of years before moving to England where she continued her work as a domestic help for the Catholic Church.  Bridie spent her latter working years as a housekeeper for Fr. Murray in Liverpool.


A religious person, she always attended morning Mass and the highlight of her life was meeting the Pope on a trip to Rome.


Bridie's years of dedication to housekeeping for various priests was rewarded when she was presented - with a special medal for her years of service by the bishop of Liverpool.




Kerryman 1904-current, 16.12.2004, page 23


First Anniversary of death of Sr. Paul Trant of Mercy Convent, Holy Cross, Killarney.


Anniversary of Denis Collins, Killarney, thank the priests Fr. Declan O’Connor, Fr. Chris Connolly O.F.M. Planning permission being sought for Mart Yard in Listowel.




Kerryman 1904-current, 16.12.2004, page 9


Siobhan Twomey a Physiotherapy student at UCD travelled to Delhi, India as a volunteer, she was part of the original group who raised E40,000 to fund trip with 29 other students and three leaders.


Colour on Grey Canvass was a book the produced on their trip, proceeds go to fund projects in India and Haiti. To date 52 students and three staff have visited India. Fr. Tony Coote is chaplain at UCD.


Micheal O Muircheartaigh also launched his book at Hannon’s Bookshop, Listowel.






Kerryman 1904-current, 23.12.2004, page 25


Munster League and All Ireland Medals presented. 460 guests attended banquet at Gleneagle.


President of GAA Sean Kelly had right to be proud of Kerry’s achievement. Paul Galvin was congratulated on being 1,000th recipient of an all-star award.


Fr. Brian Kelly, uncle of Sean Kelly, was asked was he proud of his nephew being president of the GAA, It’ll be no dam good if he doesn’t present Sam to the Kerry team.


Many pictures from the night also in paper.




Kerryman 1904-current, 23.12.2004, page 47


Dromid ICA News included Their Christmas Community Party held at the Inny Tavern, Killeeneligh on Dec 5th 2004, Fr. Pat Griffin celebrated mass, meal was served to 60 senior citizens, along with 16 helpers.


Tralee founding member Noreen Mangan was sick recently.




Kerryman 1904-current, 30.12.2004, page 20


Acknowledgements. Maureen McNamara of Killarda, Lisselton, thanks to Fr. John Lawlor, Fr. Aidan McMahon and Fr. Tommy O’Hanlon. Also family of Tadhg Laide of Ballygologue who died Jan. 2004, thanked Fr. Crean Lynch.




Kerryman North Edition, Thursday, January 13, 2005; Section: South Kerry


Tsunami fundraiser


A COFFEE morning in aid of the Fr. Henri Sri-Lankan Tsunami Fund will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Saturday, beginning at 11am, and the organisers are hopeful of a big turnout.


The Fr. Henri Appeal was set up by the aunt of Tralee teacher, Deirdre Daly, who was caught up in the horrific aftermath of the tidal wave which crashed into the Sri-Lankan hotel in which she was staying over the Christmas holidays.


Her aunt, Listowel Presentation Primary teacher, Máiréad O’Sullivan, is hopeful that many will be present on the morning - the proceeds will all go towards helping Fr. Henri’s work in Sri-Lanka. He was responsible for helping to rescue Ms Daly, and the friends with whom she was holidaying, after the tsunami struck. This is the first fund-raising drive by the Fr. Henri Fund.






Kerryman North Edition, Thursday, February 03, 2005; Section: Tralee


Fr. Tom Jones — a man of steel from the heart of The Rock


I RECENTLY paid a very pleasant visit to Fr. Michael Galvin at his old homestead at Rock Street, Tralee, the seat of his parents, where he resides since he retired as Parish Priest of Ballybunion.


Fear Lách, Muinteardha a thug deoch dom as buidéal an tsagairt. A kind friendly man, who gave me a drink out of the Priest’s bottle. Discussing the famous Fr. Tom Jones was the most interesting part of our conversation that evening.


Fr. Tom Jones was born in 1862, in a public house in Rock Street, Tralee, known now as the Old Oak Public House, and he died in Glenbeigh in September 1950, aged 88 years.


He was buried in the Church grounds in Glenbeigh. He was about 5’8”, a man of steel, and fleet of foot. In his youth he was very fond of playing handball. When Fr. Jones was about 18 years of age, a man named Delaney of Athy, Co Kildare, was the World Single Handball Champion.


In 1880, a large crowd of Tralee people travelled by train to Athy, to watch Tom Jones play Delaney in Athy. Jones won that day. It had to be the best of 21 games between the two of them.


Some of the games were played in Athy, and others in Tralee. The Tralee ball alley, in those far off days, was in a yard at the end of the Gas Terrace dwelling houses, Fr. Michael Galvin informed me, and that a man named Thade Duggan was the “marker”.


The final game was played in Tralee, and on that famous day, Tom Jones became the World Single Handball Champion .


In 1880 Tom Jones went to Maynooth at the age of 18. When he was ordained there was no vacancy for him in the Kerry Diocese. He went to the diocese of Rockhampton in Brisbane, Australia. He served in three parishes in that diocese, before returning to Ireland.


I went to Glenbeigh in 1935, and I was there for 14 years. Fr. Jones was then in Glenbeigh. He told me many an interesting story about his time in Australia. He said “my parish was as big as half of the county of Kerry, sparsely populated consisting of a lot of scrub land”.


He travelled on horseback. One day as he was travelling through his parish, a young hardy man jumped out of the scrub. He caught a grip of the bridle and shouted to Fr. Jones that he was taking the horse.


Fr. Jones held on to his bridle and said to the young man, “you will take my horse off me if you are a better man than me” and he told me “by the time I was finished with him, there wasn’t much life left in him”.


I spent many happy late evenings at the presbytery with Fr. Jones. He could play so many musical instruments from the pipes to the mouth organ. All I could play was the mouth organ. After a long session of playing some of his musical instruments, he would convey me out to the road. The avenue was almost covered in briars, bushes and ivy not so today. He would pick an ivy leaf off an ivy bush, place in between his Clair Fhiacala, his front teeth and play lovely music for me, as a parting shot.


Once when on his way home on holidays from Australia, and having handed up his luggage, at Holyhead, he placed his hankerchief on the verge of the quay, moved back a good few paces and with a running jump as the boat was just pulling out, he succeeded in catching on to the gunwale, and pulling himself into the boat. “Ah, Pat” said Fr. Jones, “the captain ate the head off me, but we both became the best of friends after that mad leap.


Fr. Jones was parish priest of Ballyferriter from 1909 to 1916. During a severe storm in one of those years, a Norwegian boat took shelter in Smerwick Harbour. The boat pulled its anchor and the crew abandoned ship. They reached the rocks at a sheer cliff at Ard Na Caithne.




People witnessed the tragedy but the poor people were helpless. The coastguards were stationed at Ballydavid, at the other side of the harbour. A wise man at the scene suggested sending for Fr. Jones.


One of the men saddled his horse and galloped to the presbytery. He gave the horse to Fr. Jones. When Fr. Jones arrived at the cliff top, he instructed that a rope be fastened around his body and down he went.


He brought up the crew one by one even though his hands and legs were all cut and bleeding. The King of Norway gave him a beautiful silver cup inscribed, to Pastor Jones in recognition of his bravery.


Fr. Jones told me he had a sister, a nun who died at a comparatively young age. When he came home from the funeral, he naturally felt very lonely. “Pat” said he “I took down the violin and said to myself, Mary, a ghrá, I sincerely hope that you are in Heaven this evening, where there is supposed to be music and I will now play a few of your favourite airs.”


Fr. Jones used to go on holidays to Dublin, and he always brought his pipes with him. He knew that he would be meeting Leo Rosen and Kevin Potts, two famous pipe players, and the three of them would have some fine sessions of music. It would indeed be lovely to hear some of that music today.


Fr. Jones was a very holy man, who had great devotion to the blessed virgin. Though having moved from Ballyferriter to Glenbeigh, he was still receiving offerings for masses from mothers and wives of fishermen in West Kerry.


My father got cancer at the age of 49, and towards the end the poor man used to get weaknesses. A fisherman’s mother advised him to visit Fr. Jones. He did. Fr. Jones prayed over him. He got no more weaknesses, but Fr. Jones could not cure the cancer, which by then had a firm grip.




Fr Jones, who lived a very frugal life, left his money to the Kiltegan fathers, the Dalgan fathers, and to the SMA. Guidim ceolta binn na bhflaitheas dá anam.


Mise, Pádraig Caomhánach, Páirc Naomh Bhréannain, TráLí.


RETIRED Garda Pat Kavanagh of St Brendan’s Park reached the grand old age of 90 last weekend. Ballydavid-born Pat’s first posting as a young Garda was to Glenbeigh and after 14 years there he came to live in Tralee. He recently penned these words about Fr. Tom Jones, a Tralee man who was a world champion handballer back in 1880.




Kerryman North Edition, 24.02.2005, page 36


Mass of Healing at Duagh Church on March 4th; Pilgrimage to Fatima on May 10th, Monsignor Dan O’Riordan director; Hospice Good Friday Walk; Death of P J Kennelly on 17th Feb. predeceased by his sisters Sr. Stanislaus in 1957 and Sr. Magdalene in 1989. He had three aunts in the Presentation convent. Priests at his requiem Mass Fr. John Lucid, Fr. Joe Nolan and Fr. Donal McSweeney, OFM.


Death Feb 15th 05 of Sr. Lucia aged 97 years, she was 57 years in the convent, last of Fatima children.


Death of Fr. Dan Griffin, buried in Brosna church grounds.


Kerryman North Edition, 24.02.2005, page 20


Moyvane Notes; Death of Paddy Buckley of Bruree and late Main Street, Moyvane, survived by family and siblings including Fr. Michael Buckley. Death of Patrick Kennelly Gortdromagowna. Death of Fr. Dan Griffin, who was curate in Moyvane in the 1960s.(see paper for more)




Kerryman North Edition, 03.03.2005, page 10


Letter page praise for Fr. Alex Reid among others for their work on the peace process.




Kerryman 10 March 2005


Lisselton Notes; Death of Sylvester Molyneaux of Ballyegan, sympathy to his sister Sr. Nora in USA, Jimmy and Timmy.




Kerryman North Edition, Thursday, March 31, 2005; Section: News


St Vincent de Paul: ‘we stand in the gap’


St Vincent de Paul Area President Phil Danaher at Osnam House, Day Place, Tralee, with society members – from left: Sr Concepta O’Connell, Gretta O’Rourke, President St John’s Elizabeth McDonnell, Treasurer Eileen Moriarty, Secretary Carol Daly, and Noreen McElligott.




THE St Vincent de Paul has been in existence in Kerry for nearly 100 years, yet the good work it offers the county continues to grow every day. According to regional coordinator Catherine Sexton, the society is built on three main pillars: personal support and friendship, social justice, and the promotion of self-sufficiency.


Although a lot of its work is to offer financial support, there is also a social aspect to it, and this has become more important in recent years, says Catherine.


“Since the early ’90s the social aspect has become more important – a lot of people now have enough to eat but are really excluded. It’s about status,” she points out, “about not being able to do things in society that others can.”


St Vincent De Paul runs a number of projects countywide catering for every age, group and race. These include visiting families to work out financial arrangements or to offer other support, providing meals on wheels, laundry services, breakfast clubs and clothing, or simply fuel and food vouchers when they are needed.


The society also has some bigger projects on hands. It has built social housing in four towns – Killarney, Killorglin, Ballybunion and Tralee – as well as a holiday home in Ballybunion and a daycare facility in Killorglin.


One of its latest projects is a Third Level Support Programme to support students financially. The society’s particular focus here is to try to combat the effects of long-term poverty, by helping young people from poorer backgrounds complete their education. (see paper for more)




Kerryman North Edition, 31.03.2005, page 35


Lyre Notes; Fr. Pat Moore is making 13 in a row when he celebrates 6am Easter Mass on the Summit of Cnoc An Fhomhair (Knockanore). More on In Mountcollins Fr. Willie O’Gorman presided at Easter services. Moyvane Had Fr. Lucid and Fr. O’Callaghan for Easter services. Marriage in Tarbert. Miss Theresa Ryan married Michael Ahern of Athea, ceremony performed by Fr. Mossy Brick and Fr. Larry Madden.





If we say the rosary daily, when are we supposed to meditate on the Mysteries of Light?

The old lineup was easy to remember: Joyful Mysteries on Mondays and Thursdays, Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Glorious Mysteries on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The new order is a little less symmetrical, but still easy to get the hang of. On Sundays and Wednesdays we meditate on the Glorious Mysteries, on Mondays and Saturdays the Joyful Mysteries, on Tuesdays and Fridays the Sorrowful Mysteries, and on Thursdays the Luminous Mysteries.

Tarmons 1906



Kerryman of Saturday February 17th 1906


Report of indignation meeting held at Tarmons on 13th of February 1906.


Mr Nolan was their representative for 13 years and the meeting condemned the cowardly attack on him.


Attending the meeting from Tarmons were D. Mangan. D.C.: J. Mangin, T. Moore, M. Fitzgerald, P. Fennel, M. O Connor, J. Graddy, James Graddy, R. Fennel, P. Mahony, J. Mahony, J. Enright, T. Buckley, P. W. Bunce, W. Fennel, P. Murphy, M. Wren, D. Wren, J. Egan, E. Enright, M. Burns, J. Halpin, J. Buckley, P. Bunce, T. Mackessy, P. Sweeney, J. Mulvihill, J. Mackessy, P. Collins


Dooncaha: J. Mulvihill, M. Enright, T. Ware, M. Enright, J. Kissane, W. Ryan, M. Scanlon, M. Donovan, J. Kennelly, M. Patt, J. Scanlon, J. Heffernan, M. Mulvihill, E. Scanlon, E, Kissane, P. Horan, J. Holly, Mrs Moriarty, M. Horan, P. Ware, J. Guerin, D. Guerin, J. Enright, J. Stack, T. Sanley, T. Moore,



Shanaway: T. O Brien, M. Murphy, P. O Brien, J. O Conner,


Tarbert: D. Dalton, W. Dalton, T. Linnane





Tarbert is five Miles from Ballylongford and four Miles from Glin.

Contains about 9164 acres


The O Connors came c1200


Kilnaughtin Church built in the 14th century was the old Parish Church of Tarbert.


c1450 Darmait O Conchobhair (he built Lislaughtin Abbey) was blinded and maimed while being a prisoner of the Earl of Desmond. The Earl's of Desmond lost their power 1582.


John O Connor of Tarbert was hanged and beheaded in Tralee 1652. He was called John of the Wine.

The fifth Lord of Tarbert was Thomas Mc Teige O Connor lost his land with the Cromwellian confiscations.



Patrick Crosbie was granted Tarbert in 1609 he brought tenant families with him Kelly's, Moore's, Dowling's, Doran's, Lawler's and several more families, about 290 people.


In 1666 Tarbert was in the hands of John Cooper.


Tarbert House the residence of the Leslie family since 1690. It is a Queen Anne Georgian house. Sir Edward Leslie had a visit from Benjamin Franklin c 1780. Others who visited Tarbert House include Jonathan Swift, the great Dan O Connell, Lord Kitchener {was baptised at Aghavallen in 1850}, Winston Churchill, Charlotte Bronte Thackeray, Charles Smith, Arthur Young 1776, Binns in c1836 and many more.

History of the Leslie family is available.


Captain Robert Leslie sold his Estate in Tarbert to his tenants in 1904.


Robert Leslie was Captain of the local Yeomanry in the early 1800's.

Pierce Leslie of the Kerry Militia died 1872.


Paul Jones was being pursued by War Ships during American war of Independence his sailors put lanterns hanging from a tree to resemble a ship at anchor and in the dark of night slipped down the Shannon and out to sea evading pursuing warships.


E A Sandes born 1851 died 1934 established 30homes for soldiers.



1893 on the 15th of August a boat owned by Maurice Murphy sank on its way home to Tarbert from a days outing to Clare. Seventeen young people were drowned . The inquest was held in Tarbert Courthouse.


On Massey's Hill half mile from Tarbert is a 17th century star fort .

In Tarbert Island a battery was built in early 19th century to command Tarbert Race on the opposite shore in Clare another battery was built.


1764 Crosby gave the go ahead for the Mail Road,

Salt House in Tarbert 1778, two and half Stone of wheat cost six shillings in 1800,

First Concrete House built in 1857 by Michael Naughton

Russell Store opened 1843,

St Mary's Built in 1833, Tarbert a separate Parish since 1859,

Bridewell built 1831, Light House built 1835, Pier construction started 1837,

Tarbert Workhouse 1851 Census, females 365, males 264.

Old School built by Fr Foley in 1868, 1834 four Schools were operating in locality,


St Ita's College 1940 to 1973,

Comprehensive opened 1973

Bishop Fitzmaurice (uncle of Frank Wall founder of ICMSA) died 1962

Work started on the Power Station in 1966, over 700 employed in its construction. The design of the power station was done by the ESB.


Car Ferry started 1969 opened a gateway between North Kerry and West Clare.


Died in 1967 Dr Thomas Mc Greevy.

T M O Connor who lived in the Square was a Co Councillor and businessman.


Lislaughtin Abbey that was established by O Connor for the Franciscans is about 5 miles from Tarbert situated just outside Ballylongford. The Lislaughlin Cross is in the National Museum. Carrigafoyle castle a short distance away another O Connor stronghold . It was garrisoned by 50 Irish and 16 Spanish soldiers who were put to death in March 1580 when it was taken after a two day fight with English soldiers under William Phelan . Cromwellian soldiers finally ruined the castle.

The Royal Irish Academy has old manuscripts of the following Michael O Longáin, George Fitzgerald, Tadhg Ruadh O Connor, Fr Jeremiah O Shea, Dore and Mahony.


Tom Langan alias Captain Steel was sent to Australia after 1798


Some Tarbert Priests

Liam Murphy, Michael Murphy OFM, Maurice Flynn Carmelite?, Fr. Foley Salesian, Dan Finucane d 1964, Paddy Holly CSSR, Liam Mulcahy, Tim Enright CSSR, Tim & Martin Buckley CSSR Ordained 1951 & 1957, Tim Buckley d 1977, Jack Buckley USA, William Ahern Ord. 1900,John O Connor, Philip O Connell, James & Tom O Hanlon, Willie & John Walsh, James O Sullivan USA, J E O Connor d1934, Richard Fitzmaurice Kenmare PP 1819- 38,William Burns OMI d1956, John Naughton d1882,

Charles O Connor Spa of Tarbert decent, Michael Fallon NSW his grandmother of Tarbert, Archbishop Of Dublin Liam Joseph Walsh 1885-1921 his biography written by Fr P J Walsh in 1928, Archbishops ancestors of Tarbert, James Hamilton Ord. 1836, Four Mangan Priests?, Fr De Coursey c1880's.


Folklore 1932 collection sample

Written by Nora Flaherty

Holy Wells

In Walsh's place in Tarbert, there is a Holy Well. Several used to pray there on Saturday. There was a tree growing beside it. Everyone who the used to pray would tie a piece of cloth to this tree. The old District Council tried to carry the well water into the Village. After one days work the well moved a hundred yards away.


In Mulvihill's place in Glin there was a Holy Well.


Lizzie Walsh Wrote

There is a Blessed well in Tarmons. It is in Buckley's farm. A servant girl went to the well for a bucket of water, when she was coming across the ditch her face turned. She then paid a number of rounds at the well and her face turned again. Another girl went to the same well and she took a bucket of water from it. When she took it home, she put it in the kettle to boil; they said that if it was there since it would not boil. There is a bush over the well and everyone leaves a piece of cloth after them hanging on the bush.


Prices 1941

Milk 2.5 old pence per pint, Bach Loaf per 4lb loaf 1 shilling, Petrol 2 shillings and 11 pence per Gallon ,Paraffin 1/6 per Gallon, Coal 5.5 pence per Stone , 2 oz of Tea 5 Pence, Animal Feed 21 Shillings per Cwt.


Listowel Show July 1951: First Prise for Purebred Hereford Bull went to Charles Fitzell Tarbert.


Some Kennelly's born in Tarbert area

To John K and Han Dore/ William 1866, To John K and Mgt Hanrahan/ Mary 1868, Mick K and Mary Kennelly/ Mary 1867, Denis k & Mary Leahy/ Mary 1866, Dan K & Kate Mahony/ Michael 1866, John K & Mgt Fitzgerald/ Tim 1866, Michael K & Nora Redmond / John 1866, Maurice K & Deborah Byrne / Margaret 1866, Tim K & Brid Lynch / Jer 1869, John k & Liz Mulvihill / Joan 1866, Pat K & Catherine Connor / Joan 1866, Michael K & Catherine........? / daughter Catherine in 1864, Pat K & Mary Anglim / Kate 1866, James K & Kate Shanahan / Mary 1865.


Sample Ballylongford Kennelly births

Con K & Kate Connell c 1830's had Kate, John& Michael. John K & Joan Mulvihill c1870 had Ned, Mike, Mary, John, Ann & Maurice. Martin K & Bridie Kissane c1840 had Martin, John, Jim & Mary. Martin K & Mary Stack in C1830 had Nora, Mary, Mgt, Tom, James & Martin. Mick K & Julia......? In c 1850 had Ann, Michael & Nora. Mick K & Joan Banbury? in c 1830 had Mary, John, Dick, and Con. Bill K & Joan Holly in c1840 had John. Bill K & Kate Morgan in c 1846 had Tim & John.


Death July 4th 1913: Cook County Illinois Michael Kennelly 4153 Wentworth Avenue a brother of John Martin Kennelly: Member of C.O.F. St Elizabeth Court 22 born Ballylongford buried Mount Olivet Cemetery.




Death took place on April 5th 2008 of Sheila Ryan nee Synan of Skenenerin, Listowel; She was born to Patrick Synan and Bridget Hunt on September 21st 1937. Sheila is survived by her husband John, children Kathy, Patsy, Johnny, Brendan, Maura, Sheila, Billy, Breda and Olive and brothers Con and Pat. Her siblings Margaret, Mary, Bill, Jimmy, Ned and Sean predeceased Sheila. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church Sheila Ryan was laid to rest at St Michaels Churchyard Listowel on April 7th 2008. Sheila married John Ryan of Ahanagran in 1956.




Glencorby where the Fitzgerald's have lived for 700 years. They took the name Knights of Glin and lived at Glin Castle.

The Old Glin castle was attacked by George Carew in 1600 the Knight was killed and the Castle wrecked. The present Glin Castle was started c 1770.

In Tinnakilla there is an ancient chamber tomb and a pillar stone.


St Paul's Church Glin completed c1871; it replaced a Church built early years of 1800. St Paul's now a Heritage Centre.


Moore's Melodies
On Friday 25 April 2003.
Thomas Moore, the National Poet of Ireland was born in Aungier St., Dublin on 28th May 1779 and died on 25th February 1852. He was the son of John Moore and Anastasia Codd. Anastasia Codd was a native of Wexford but apart from that I have no knowledge of her ancestry, John Moore was born in Clounbrane, Moyvane and my information is that he attended a hedge school in Trien. The hedge school was at the left of the Trien road as you travel south and also at the left of the road leading up to O'Sullivan's of Trien. The teacher or hedge schoolmaster was a man by the name of Lynn, (he lived in a place called Ceathrú Beag, known as Sluice Quarter). To this day the place is known as Lynn's Meadow. Its origin dates back to the middle of the eighteenth century.

Both of Moore's parents were Roman Catholics, and naturally Moore was brought up as a Catholic. Rosetti describes John Moore as a tradesman, a grocer and spirit dealer. My Mother (who was a daughter of Margaret Moore and John Hanrahan) told me John Moore worked in Tralee as a draper's clerk and moved from there to Dublin. The Moores met a fate that was not unusual. Under British rule they were evicted, the land is now owned by Liam Nolan. My great-grandfather moved to Ahalahanna, in his death certificate he is described as a Weaver.

Thomas Moore was a man of small stature, but in his school days has been described as intelligent and lively. His primary school teacher was a Mr. Samuel Whyte who encouraged a taste for drama among the boys and Moore was a favourite of his. At the age of 14 Moore wrote a Sonnet to Mr. Whyte (his teacher) and it was published in a Dublin magazine.

The parents of Moore hailed the French Revolution, no doubt embittered by the experience and the knowledge of wrongs imposed on the native Irish. Moore entered Trinity College in 1794, which was a year after the Irish Parliament had it opened to Catholics. In College he became friendly with Robert Emmet and many others who would have aspirations kindred to those of Emmet. Even though Moore had not joined in anything that the college authorities would regard as a rebellious act, he was reprimanded and interrogated, but honourably refused to implicate his friends. Through his acquaintance with Emmet he joined The Oratorical Society, and also The Historical Society. He graduated at Trinity in November 1799.

His mother was the major influence in pressing Thomas to the Bar. His parents felt there was no future in poetry or in literature. Thomas went to England in 1799 and studied in the Middle Temple. He was called to the Bar but never practised, as he followed what his innate nature lured him to follow. Still we find Moore constantly associated with men and women of fashionable society. There was no doubt a stigma, a feeling of Moore's desires to be among those who regarded themselves as the top echelon of society. In fairness to Moore we must note that among Emmet and his friends he never got the least inclination to partake in any organised or physical uprising, so it is reasonable to assume that Moore would and did (in the words of Kipling) "Walk with Kings nor lose the common touch".

In 1802 Moore published his first volume of original verse, "Poetic works of the late Thomas Little". He received £60. In 1803, he was elected to the post of Registrar to the Admiralty Court of Bermuda. He reached here in January 1804. In March he appointed a substitute and left for a tour of the United States and Canada. He was not over impressed by his experience in America, perhaps his own more than their fault. He was impressed by Jefferson.

He came back to England in 1806, and was at one stage on the verge of a duel, but it was only a bottle of smoke. He met and had a disagreement with Lord Byron, but they reconciled. Moore was still patronised among the houses of fashion. The official substitute appointed by Moore in Bermuda was dishonest and as it was Moore's responsibility, Moore had to pay £6,000, which he did. In 1811, Moore married Miss Besssy Dyke, and it was a life-long mutual love. At a Thomas Moore Festival in Kilkenny City, I asked why a Moore festival, I was told it was in Kilkenny he first met Bessy Dyke.

He moved some time later from London to Derbyshire. He continued to write and publish many other pieces and all enriched him financially and otherwise.

His "Irish Melodies" had begun in 1799 when he got a publication of Irish Melodies by Bunting, Moore sought to preserve the tunes by writing the lyrics and his rendering of the songs or melodies enhanced his prestige. Rossetti also says his voice had hoarseness but was flute like in his singing. Longman, the publisher, paid in advance the large sum of £3,150 for Moore's poem "Lalla Rookh". "Lalla Rookh" was princess out in some oriental country that would be easier visit than get your tongue around the names of places and people.

In 1831, he wrote a like of Lord Edward Fitzgerald. In his latter years he resided at Sloperton Cottage in Wiltshire. One of his sons died in Algeria, another in 1842 of consumption. His mental powers collapsed and he died of Alzheimer's disease on 25th February 1852. It is my opinion that all his children pre-deceased him.

It is claimed that at one stage he said he was annoyed by his Kerry cousins asking for favours. It is also claimed that he never came to Moyvane even though he travelled the Mail Road and passed by Darrigone Cross. So he never visited his father's birthplace. He did visit the great house in Kilmeaney during the reign of the O'Mahonys.

The general belief is that it was while there he heard of Fitzgerald losing his way and falling in love with a McCormack girl whom he married. It is also claimed the Dauphine of France was a descendant of theirs.

They were the subject of Moore's poem entitled "Desmond Song" whose opening line is "By Feale's Wave benighted".

Whatever about his association with people of high society, his patriotic views were manifest in many of his poems. The Song of O'Ruark, closes with the lines "On our side is virtue and Erin, on theirs is guilt". "She is far from the Land" was referring to Sarah Curran, Robert Emmet's sweet heart. I remember my Aunt Kate Keane (Mrs O'Connor) when I was young reciting, "When vanquished Erin wept beside the Boyne's ill-fated river", and also, "The last Rose of Summer". My mother's favourite seemed to be "Oft in the Stilly Night". Personally I have a great love of the sweetness, the tenderness and the lovely flow of Moore's Melodies.

There was a man from Moyvane by the name of Connie Nolan who I got to know through our mutual interest in poetry. I asked him has poetry any virtues apart from flowery language? He replied - it has a refining influence on the mind. Certainly Moore's poems are within that category full of feeling and refinement.

P.S. The £6,000 debt was reduced to £750.






Valley of Knockanure.





You may sing or speak about Easter Week or the heroes of Ninety-Eight
Those Fenian men who roamed the glen for victory or defeat
Their names on history's page are told, their memory will endure
Not a song was sung of our darling sons in the valley of Knockanure.


There was Walsh and Lyons and the Dalton boy, they were young and in their prime.
They rambled to a lonely spot where the Black and Tans did hide
The Republic bold they did uphold though outlawed on the moor
And side by side, they fought and died in the valley of Knockanure.


It was on a neighbouring hillside we listened in hushed dismay
In every house, in every town, a young girl knelt to pray
They're closing in around them now, with rifle fire so sure
And Lyons is dead and young Dalton's down in the valley of Knockanure.


But ere the guns could seal his fate, young Dee had broken through.
With a prayer to God, he spun the sod as against the hill he flew
And the bullets cut his flesh in two, still he cried with voice so sure
Oh, revenge I'll get for my comrades' deaths in the valley of Knockanure.


The summer sun is sinking now behind the field and lea
The pale moonlight is shining bright far off beyond Tralee
The dismal stars and the clouds afar are darkening o'er the moor
And the banshee cried when young Dalton died, in the valley of Knockanure.

Rockchapel Parish,Co Cork, Ireland ........

Pre-historic remains

This background of old collectable glass-bottles placed on a thick stone window-sill seemed just the right one to use on an article about "old things".


Older than just old things, Rockchapel parish has many pre-historic remains dating back more than a thousand years before Christ. The purposes they served, some information on some structures and where they can be found on farms in the district are covered on this web site.


In the Rockchapel parish these pre-historic remains have survived because of certain superstitious beliefs which surrounded the objects. Most people no longer accept these beliefs and the future existence of some relics of the past is threatened by reclamation of land and excavation.




RINGFORTS usually have a rough circular area 45 to 180 feet in diameter. Mostly surrounded by a bank and fosse (trench). They were built by farmers to protect themselves, families and stock, from raiders and wild animals. The bank was built by piling up inside the fosse, the rocks and soil, obtained by digging the latter.

Stakes were sometimes placed on top of the banks. Some had 2 ditches, one of which would be filled with water.

Ringforts only had 1 entrance and inside there would be several round shaped houses for people.

They were used from 500 BC to 1300 AD.

Although this photo here used as an example, is not in Rockchapel, it is a common site in various parts of Ireland of the remains of a ringfort .

In Rockchapel parish, farms belonging to Paddy O'Connell, Timmy Hartnett, Davie Murphy, David Walshe, Paddy O'Carroll, and Billy T.B. Murphy have remains of old ringforts.

Ringforts seemed to have been built in commanding positions, within site of each other and with good views. Some ringforts contained souterrains or underground passages with the entrances well hidden. They could have been used as underground cellars, or a place to hid at the time of an attack.



remains of a souterrain collapsed

It is thought that from the time of Viking invasions of Ireland, from about the 8th century, the need for souterrains as places of refuge increased.

Sketch on what a souterrain might have looked like




A FULACHT FIADH consists of a mound of burnt, brittle stone, usually occuring in marshy areas or near the banks of streams. They are ancient cooking pits dating back to the early bronze age and used for a long time, up to Elizabethan times. Large stones or sandstone was collected and then heated on an open fire. When hot they were put into a trough made from hazel planks and sealed with mud to make it waterproof. The red hot stones heated the water in the trough. About 100 gallons of water could be brought to the boil in a half hour.

The meat could then be cooked in this water.

Once the meat was cooked and the water cooled, the burnt and broken stone and waste from the fire was thrown out over the low wall of the site to form a mound of waste material.

(Left pictured, as an example, is the remains of a Fulacht Fiadh) which gives an idea of what they looked like.)


Old remains could look like a high grassy mound beside streams today.

Most began as a crescent shaped mound


Section through wooden trough and mound.


View of a trough (left hand sketch)

Sketch (right) shows one with a lot of stone fragments in a crescent shape. Some were more like a horse-shoe shape , some in a kidney shape and all were mounds of stones surrounding a wood or stoned lined trough and always near a good water sources of marshy boggy ground.

Fulachta fiadha can be seen on the lands of the following farmers in the Rockchapel area:

David Murphy, Charles Broderick, Martin J.M. Murphy, Tom Buckley, Mossie Fitzgerald, Billy T.B.Murphy, Connie O'Carroll, Kathleen Collins, Mary M.J.Curtin, Neilius T.C.Curtin, Dan Lane, Robert McAuliffe, and Paddy J.Morrissey.



DALLAN or GALLAN is a standing pillar of stone in a field. They may have been erected to mark the grave of a person, and so serve the purpose of a modern-day gravestone. Some served as boundary marks and may have been used as sun dials or scratching posts for cattle.

Another suggested for their use was that Gallans mark the sites of notable events, or could have been associated with religious or superstitious practices.

Seen in many fields around the Irish countryside, 2 examples are pictured here. Some have symbol inscriptions said to be a writing called Ogham.


This writing is usually found in the form of short parallel lines cut along the edge of the stone.

They date from about AD 300 and seem to be the earliest form of writing known in Ireland.

Dallans similar to these examples shown, can be seen on the Rockchapel farms of Dan Lane, Tom Bailey, Nellie Deely, John Buckley, Jer. J. Curtin, Billy T.B. Murphy

Ogham was a 25 letter alphabet inspired by Ogma, god of eloquence. It was carved and read from bottom to top or right to left. Its origin is not certain but may have been adapted from a sign language. It is understood that the names of the main 20 letters are also the names of 20 trees sacred to the druids.

A lot of these stones can be seen throughout Co Cork and Co Kerry.



A group of standing stones arranged in one or more straight lines is called a STONE ALIGNMENT. They are probably associated with ancient worship or may have been part of a fence.

Examples can seen on the Rockchapel lands of Billy T.B.Murphy, Dan Lane and Jack Roche.

As it is a mystery to what the purpose of Stone Alignments was, it has been thought they could have some astronomical signifigance. They usually consist of 3 or more stones in a straight line.

A TUMULUS was a burial ground built of earth. During the famine, there were so many people dying that separate graves could not be made for everyone, so the dead were buried in mass graves.

Although not in Co Cork, this picture is an example of the remains of an old burial ground in an Irish field.

Another type of burial ground is a CAIRN.

This is recognisable as a large stone heap on some farmland.

Charbhaigh (Bocaura) is crowned by such a Cairn and this would probably indicate that a person buried there must have been a person of importance in the community -- a king, a chieftain or an outstanding warrior.

In Rockchapel Parish, there are tumuli on the lands of Phil O'Leary and Danny O'Connell.


1930's postcard. Over looking the fields and village of Rockchapel, Co Cork, Ireland

The Mass Rock overlooking the village.


Heading down from Mass Rock around the corner to cross the stream back to the village.

The buildings bear the name T.C. Curtin


part of the Rockchapel Graveyard. (2001)

Page made by Margaret, the Curtin Clan Genealogist - 2 March 2002


Little is known of the early settlers in the parish of Newtownsandes. We can only guess the type of living and culture they had. They must have been very superstitious, as piosogs have survived to modern times. See local folklore (else where in this book).


Many sites are still to be seen where primitive people used cook their food. Burnt gravel marks their cooking sites. Cooking took place where there was a constant supply of fresh running water. Often neat swampy ground they used to heat stones in a sort of a bonfire. When they were red hot stones were tossed into timber trough of water with a wooden shovel. The stones were used to boil the water, which cooked the meat and vegetables. Often the stones busted with the heat, leaving the burned gravel, which marks the ancient peoples cooking site to this day. In lough Gur we can see the type of houses that our ancestors used 3000 years ago. It is though the first settlers came to Ireland c6000 years ago.


The Bronze Age is thought to have about 2000BC. Celtic farmers grew barley and wheat and many vegetables. They built the ring forts, which were very numerous in the parish. Only a few now remain.

Faction fighting was the order of the day. Slavery was the lot of most people. Human sacrifice was a practice in all cultures surly the Irish did the same.


When Christianity came to Ireland

When Christianity came to Ireland the population was small. By 700AD monasteries were well established. The monks having a settled live were able to make great progress in Farming, Medicine, Arts, and Building.

The Ardagh Chalice made 800AD shows how well art had developed. Monasteries controlled much of the food production.

Around this time the Danes started to attack and plunder the monasteries. People were forced to return to substance farming. While the Danes started villages along the rivers and inlets of the country. They needed food fuel and materials to build houses and had to trade or plunder from the native Irish. They bartered or plundered for their needs. The next great change to come was the Normans who arrived in Ireland in 1170. They brought a lot of knowledge and experience with them. To achieve total power they built strong tower houses and treated their tenants as serfs.

Here in the parish we had castles in Glennlappa and Keylod controlled by the Connors. The Connors were always feuding among themselves. Despite the unsettled state of the area, stone churches in Murhur and Knockanure were built. People marvel at the quality of their workmanship, which is evident in the remains of the churches that still survive.


Farmers had to produce food for their lord and master also his friends and followers. The o Connors also had to have 100 foot soldiers and 60 professional soldiers on call to fight for the Earl of Desmond. When the Earl visited, he and his attendants were to be entertained to lavish banquets.

No doubt raiding parties went around the countryside collecting for the wants of their Lord and master Quick Justice or no Justice prevailed at the time. It is claimed that the population of the O Connors clan area in 1600 was about 2000 people.

Farming must have consisted of cattle (sheep) rearing on the open countryside as no fences exited until much later. Families had to secure small plots of ground to grow crops for household use. With no manure they had to use new ground every few years. Many burned the scraw to provide some sort of fertiliser for their crops.

After the fall of the Connors in 1653, big changes came in landowner ship. Ex-soldiers and loyal servants were given confiscated land in payment for services received. 40 years later most of the Ex-soldiers were dispossessed. In 1750 the population of Ireland was about 3 million. Despite the hardships, disturbances and faction fights, in 90 years the population jumped to 8 million. The potato and the fencing of property helped to sustain the rapid growth in population. People could live on milk and potatoes all their life (many died young).

Early marriage and high birth rate where all hands were put to work. People were able to make a miserable living. People were self-sufficient. They had flax and wool to make clothing, houses were built of mud and thatch and bog dale sticks were also used to roof the house. Both pigs and poultry consumed all surplus and stale food. Most people lived as tenants. They could acquire the site of a house by working for a local farmer. These tenants had no rights. The property owner could evict them at any time. These tenants at well provided free labour for the farmer. Another factor that contributed the population rise was fewer people were joining the wild geese to go to Europe. After the fall of limerick in 1690 thousands of Irish men were forced to go to Europe to join armies. It was believed that recruiting gangs lured young men to embark for Europe. Once abroad ship there were never to return. The fall in the price of corn in 1797 created more unemployment among the land less people. Who were forced to make a living as best they could? The potato was their only salvation. The collapse of the banks in 1820 ruined many substantial farmers and businessmen. Many emigrated in 1825 2000 people left Munster to establish a colony in Peterborough Canada, many from the Listowel area were among the emigrants. There was also a potato famine in 1821, 1822 that led to many white boy attacks.

Much destruction and loss of life took place during these disturbed times. Butter making was always a good trade in north Kerry. In 1820, 30,000 firkins were sent from north Kerry to cork. Before the famine, in1841 45% of farms were 1 to 5 acres. Only 7% of farms had 30 acres or more and by the time of the famine 2 million people were considered beggars or had no visible means of support. 1850 labourers wages were 5 d the price of one stone of potatoes. The famine and cholera caused the death of a great number of people. There are very few recollections of actual deaths from hugger in the parish. Older people could recall the death of one or two strangers who died on the roadside. It is presumed that they died from hunger. Many families left the countries side and went to the towns looking for food which was distributed in the towns. Over crowding poor sanitation and malnutrition cause the death of many. Many families at the time had up to ten children who were very vulnerable to disease. When people left their houses or were evicted their house would be knocked. Cattle grazed their potato patch so less labour would be needed. Forcing more people into the workhouse or emigrate. The poor man abandoned all the small plots of land. While his better off neighbour was able to enlarge his farm. The biggest difficulty of emigration was the fare. A man with property could sell what he had to pay his fare, while the poor man often had to go to England to earn the price of the ticket. In the mean time, his wife and children were in the workhouse. Sometimes the workhouse would pay the fare of teenagers to go abroad. Many of them were orphans. Between 1850 and 1870s Spaights of Limerick took 500,000 people to America. It was not all hunger in Ireland before the famine. It was reported that as many as 100 boats were on the Shannon. 50 thousand barrels of grain and 25 thousand pigs were sent to limerick up the Shannon, also 200 firkins of butter a month. Between the famine and1879 farming was improving the size of farms had increased. Bad harvests again in 1879 caused server hardship and many were threatened with eviction. Michael Davit organised the land league. The land league wanted the three Fs. Fair rent, fixity of tenure and free sale. Most people joined the land league. Old newspapers contained reports of their activities. Many from the parish were arrested and imprisoned in limerick. The neighbours of the imprisoned did all their farm work while they were away. The ladies land league was very active at this time. The land act of 1881 gave some relief. Other acts were to follow in later years. All the land was bought from the landlords. Tenants gained ownership of the land at a small yearly rent. One side affect of the farmer owner ship of land was that new young farmers had no land available to rent. New entrants had to wait until middle age before they could farm in their own right. This had a negative effect on farm progress.

Some prices in 1897: 3 heifer calves £9.00

Mid-wife salary £25.00 per year.

Many emigrated and some joined the army. Donations from abroad helped to rare many families. When they were old enough they immigrated to join their uncles and brothers. Immigration took of the economic pressure from at home. When most of the family had immigrated whoever was chosen to run the home place could get married and raise a family of there own and the cycle of emigration continued.

Wakes and fairs

In the old times, wakes were a big occasion. All the neighbours and relations from miles would come to the house of the deceased and expect to the entertained. It is thought that the funeral to the church in the evening before the burial was a means of curtailing some of the excesses at wakes.

Fairs were another time for trouble both with animals and men. People had to prepare early in the morning so that they would have their cattle in the town a good position in the marketplace was prized by sellers. The earlier you arrived; it was believed you would get a better price. When animals were sold, it was the custom of the farmer to buy provisions and necessities for themselves and their families and would also have to pay the bank and shops for money due.



Work on the farm went with the seasons and repeated itself every year. In the winter cattle were housed they had to be supplied with hay and bedding and cleaned out every day with a pike and a shovel and a wheelbarrow. Every day turnips and mangles had to be pulped to give the animals a proper feed.

For calving difficulties, you could call a neighbour who would have skills in dealing with animals this skill was handed down for generations.

During the winter land was ploughed so that the winter frost, which was more severe than at present, made it easier to cultivate the ground. It was also a time when to make drains and dykes.

Fences had to be repaired. Many people had law cases over trespass, which kept the solicitors busy. The electric fence was a great invention and it put an end to most trespass cases. Cows would be housed until May. Calves had to be reared and sick attended to many died due to lack of medicine. In wet land fluke caused severe losses.

Animals died from diseases, which can be easily cured at the present time. Redwater, Fluke ,Worms,and other wasting diseases caused by mineral shortage Spring was a time for planting Potatoes ,Corn ,and root crops planting was slow and laborious . Crops had to be weeded, thinned and potatoes had to be risen to, at the same time cutting of turf would take place three or four men would a slean and pikes would take nearly a week to cut enough turf for a farmers house. Later hay had to be cut a man could cut one acre a day with a scythe. A mower who had a dispute with another mower could arranged to put something in his opponents tea, in no time he had the runs, there was nothing for it but take off his trousers and work away a stubborn mower was not going to be stopped.

Cutting the corn

Cutting the corn in the autumn. Binding the sheaves, some women used bind the sheaves with a child on their backs, when the corn was dry in the stooks it was carted to the farmyard where a stack was made, later the trashier called all the neighbours called to give a hand. In old times a man with a winnow used travel from farm to farm blowing the chaff from the grain, around the time of the Listowel races potatoes would be dug, put into pits and turned several times during the winter, many young men and women found employment at both home and abroad during harvest time. Late in the year all root crops were put into clamps to protect them from the frost and the weather, surplus produce was taken to the market by the horse load, one poor man had big pockets in his coat so that he could take samples from many bags put them in his pocket and in this way he was able to feed himself. Old trades have nearly died out like shoeing horses, harness making, stone mason and the repair person who could do all sorts of trades, he could build, thatch, repair, pave and pick scallops or quarry flags.

Household chores

Household chores have changed very much during the last century, most houses in the first half of this century were thatched with an open fire in the kitchen, fires had to be started in the morning to make breakfast, water had to be drawn from the well or stream, clothes were made from old suits, jumpers were knitted, sheets made from flour bags, crochet quilts. All clothes had to be hand washed, big items you put them in a tub and trample them with your feet, smaller items were washed on a washing-board other clothes were boiled in a pot. Baking was an art great judgement was needed otherwise you had a burnt loaf, children were often dressed in rags the new clothes saved for Sunday or special occasions, fowl of all sorts were at the kitchen door or inside the house looking for a bite to eat, a dog or cat could raid the table, it was then you would hear the noise, pigs got the waste small potatoes and a shake of meal on top. Ducks and geese were in every puddle in the yard. Children would search the ditches for eggs; sometimes a hen could arrive with a clutch of chickens, which she hatched in some hiding place.

The station was always a big occasion families spent weeks preparing they wanted everything right on the day, on one occasion a girl was sent to the well for water she took the only kettle in the house she left it fall into the well what a fuss was created no kettle and no water to make the tea.


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Subject: John Quincy Adams Griffin


Posted by: Lisa Nichols

Message: Dear Ron,

Thanks for your response. Upon further reading in the ledger I have found that his name was John Quincy Adams Griffin just as you thought and also that he married Sarah Elizabeth Wood. They had four children-Fannie( I don't know if it was a nickname or her given name), Freddie (Fredric Wood Griffin), Edie and Johnie. I got these names from letters that were stuffed into the back of his ledger book. He wrote these letters to his wife in 1863 while he was on a steamer traveling to Havanna. Needless to say I have a lot more reading to do. The book is a wonderful find and would give some family member a thrill, I'm sure. It is so full of so much history. The more that I read the more that I realize what a wonderful man he really was-so respected and well thought of by many-also a great lawyer and a wonderful speecher. This ledger is so full of information on him and his life that it will take me sometime to get through it all. He also had a wonderfu sense of humor. I'm sure that anyone who has a connection to him would appreciate what this book holds.I have not even gotten around to looking through the books that were in his library-there are so many of them that I'm sure it will also take me awhile.

If anyone has a connection please email me.


Lisa Nichols




Clipping of the Day From the "Ohio Repository," 7 May 1835, page 1:

CAUTION.---On the 21st inst. my husband, Jacob Cogan, left me with eight children and absconded with another woman. He is about 45 years old, has dark hair, heavy eye-brows and black beard, a scar on his forehead over the right eye, a lump on the right arm and one on his leg, had on blue [casainett?] cloth coat and pantaloons of the same, one of his little fingers is cut off. The woman he went off with is
named Imerand Shaner, aged about 25 years, has sandy hair, freckled face, and letters marked on her arm; she was born in Germany. This notice is given to caution the public of the character of this pair.--Any information as to the place of their location, will be thankfully received, in order that they may be brought to justice.



The first vicar of Aghavallin that we know of was Muiris O'Cionnfhaolaidh (Kennelly), priest of Ardfert, who in 1402 was to be called to the Vicarage, 'if found fit in Latin.' Either he or another Muiris is mentioned again in 1418 and in 1427 it is stated that he has held Aghavallin for over eight years. He was then deprived of the living and his son Taigh, (who had to obtain a dispensation from Rome to take up his position, as his father and mother were not married at the time of his birth) was installed in his place. He died in 1440.

In 1432 we find Donatus (Donal) 0 Cionnfiaolaidh is recorded as priest in Aghavallin. He translated to Kilfergus (Glin) in 1435 ('a parish long vacant since the marriage of Tomas 0 Halpy [0 hailpinl?] in 1427~'). Cornelius 0 Tuathaill succeeded him.


In 1449 Sean 0 Colmain, clerk of the parish, is provided to Aghavallin in succession to Taigh 0 Cionnfhaolaidh, but two years later Cornelius 0 Concubhair (O'Connor) petitions Rome that on the death of ~O'Tuathaill, he himself was dispensed by the Pope and appointed Vicar. He says he served in Aghavallin for a year, but that John Pursel, Canon of Limerick, settled the dispute between himself and 0 Colmain in favour of the latter.

Appointing 0 Colmain to the vicarage of Kilgobnet and 0 Concubhair to Drumcannon, both in Lismore Diocese, solved this problem.

In 1457, Taigh 0 Logyhane (0 Longhain, Langan) clergyman of the parish is charged with simony (The sale of Church Appointments 0r Church Property) and with perjury. No doubt this proved to the Pope that there were worse clergymen than the Ui Chionnfhaolaidh, so that in 1460 we find Donal 0 Cionnfhaolaidh back in place.


No. 001
Looking for information concerning my grand-parents. Denis Sullivan (or O'Sullivan) and Julia Daly Sullivan. Location: Co. Kerry in the vicinity of Tralee. Denis was born in 1842. His parents were Patrick Sullivan and Mary Lane Sullivan. Julia's parents were Timothy Daly and Julia Kane Daly. She was born in 1853. They lived and raised a family in the west side of Chicago, Illinois. Denis had an older brother Timothy that lived with them. They had 13 children, 10 of whom reached adulthood. They were: Patrick, Julia, Elizabeth, Timothy, Mary, Ellen, Denis, John, James and Daniel. All are now deceased.

Submitted by Daniel Sullivan

My name is Maureen O'Sullivan Butler. My great-great-grandfather is John O'Sullivan from Stumble Mt Collins, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, who married Joan Curtin (born in 1846 in Bronsa, Co. Kerry. Their son John O'Sullivan married Anastasia Hartnett from Cragg Mt Collins Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. They had a son Moses (maybe Maurice) O'Sullivan who married Honara Lane (my grandparents). Sound familiar to anyone out there?

No. 44
My name is Michael Sullivan. I am trying to trace my Sullivan ancestry. My great-great-grandfather was Thomas Sullivan who was born in Co. Limerick in 1820. His father was Denis Sullivan and his mother was Ellen McEnery. Thomas emigrated to Australia (no details on when) and married Catherine McCormack in Melbourne, Victoria in 1856. I'm hoping there is someone who can help with information on Denis Sullivan and his ancestors.

No. 50

My daughter-in-law's GGGG-grandmother was Elizabeth Trunnell, born 1814 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. Her mother was Nancy Ann Sullivan Key who married Evan Trunnell in Bourbon County, Kentucky. In the Woodford County, Ill. book, it states that Elizabeth Trunnell was the granddaughter of General Sullivan of Revolutionary War fame.
I found that General John Sullivan had these children who lived: John, James, George, Margery and Lydia.
Does anyone know if they had a child named Nancy Anne? Or did anyone in the families of the General's brothers, Ebeneezer, James, or George have a daughter named Nancy Ann?
Thank you.

Joyce Oshrin

No. 58
My grandfather, Sean (John) O'Sullivan was born in 1892 at Claghane, County Kerry. His parents were Patrick O'Sullivan (born 1863) and Ann Crean-O'Sullivan (born 1864). I would like to know who Patrick's parents were. Patrick was a fisherman. Patrick's other children were: Bridget, Patrick, Maurice and Michael.

Thank you.
Erin O'Sullivan - Jennings

No. 82

I am looking for information on my great-grandparents. Great-grandfather Timothy J. Sullivan was born at Rota Keste or New Castle, Co. Limerick on December 14, 1846. Great-grandmother Ellen Ambrose was born at Ardagh, Co Limerick in 1837. Ellen was the daughter of George Ambrose and Mary Ellen (Collins) Ambrose. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Tim Sullivan

No. 90
Any information on Patrick and Mary Ann O'Sullivan (brother and sister) Their father's name was Timothy. Timothy's father's name was Jerimiah. I think they were from Ballylongford, Kerry, Ireland. (Leanamore). Thanks for any assistance.

Jim O'Sullivan



My research has been mainly focused on my Tydings ancestors but thought I would ask if anyone had any information on my Kennelly ancestors. I know very little about them, but thought it worth a shot. My Great Grandmother was Mary Kennelly, born approx. 1884, from Moyvane/Newtownsandes. Her parents were Cornelius Kennelly and Johanna Bunce. This is unfortunately, all I know. If, by chance, anyone has any information I would love to know. Also, as always, anything Tydings related would be most appreciated.

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CONNELL, A F Corporal 823 15 April 1917 27 Australian Infantry, A.I.F Australian

CONNELL, A H Private 29360 4 October 1917 Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F. New Zealand

CONNELL, A H Major 28 September 1915 Royal Scots Fusiliers United Kingdom

CONNELL, A H Lance Corporal 17541 7 January 1916 32 North Staffordshire Regiment United Kingdom

CONNELL, A J L Private 13113400 21 December 1943 Pioneer Corps United Kingdom


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Per 1901 Census the Sergeant, Corofin Police Station was a Thomas Stack, born in Kerry.
So far, going on our family traditional Christian names, I got no real line on our Stack's around Kilflynn, Abbeydorney, Lixnaw, Stack Mtns. I wondered about what era they left the poor land to come to the Hill. There must be some Cemetery I have not explored.

Surname Rank Service Date of Death Age Regiment Nationality

STACK, A E Private 10967 4 October 1917 Hampshire Regiment United Kingdom

STACK, A H Private 31946 19 September 1918 King's Shropshire Light Infantry United Kingdom

STACK, A H Sergeant R/59781 11 November 1941 20 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian

STACK, A W Serjeant 12469 13 October 1915 Norfolk Regiment United Kingdom

STACK, E Private 678 31 October 1914 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars United Kingdom

STACK, E Aircraftman 1st Class 1300132 20 June 1941 33 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom

STACK, E A Civilian 16 November 1940 63 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom

STACK, E F Private D/81621 21 July 1944 29 Black Watch (Royal Highland Regt.) of Canada Canadian

STACK, E F Flight Sergeant 402412 9 January 1943 30 Royal Australian Air Force Australian

STACK, E H B Captain 30 October 1914 8th Gurkha Rifles Indian

STACK, E J Lance Serjeant 1104 9 February 1919 Australian Army Pay Corps Australian

STACK, E P Lance Corporal 9950 26 October 1914 20 Royal Irish Rifles United Kingdom

STACK, F Private 14219652 4 January 1945 20 East Lancashire Regiment United Kingdom

STACK, G Gunner 6475211 10 August 1944 28 Royal Artillery United Kingdom

STACK, G D E Pilot Officer J/3119 7 August 1941 32 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian

STACK, G H Lieutenant Colonel 16 September 1919 40 Royal Engineers United Kingdom

STACK, G J A W Civilian 16 October 1940 19 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom

STACK, H S Private 6950A 18 August 1918 18 Australian Infantry, A.I.F Australian

STACK, I Civilian 16 November 1940 14 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom

STACK, J Private 9843 15 December 1918 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACK, J Private 5376 9 September 1916 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACK, J Private 3356 22 September 1916 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACK, J Fireman 14 October 1918 33 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom

STACK, J Private 377533 2 September 1918 32 Manchester Regiment United Kingdom

STACK, J A Private 68801 14 January 1918 18 Royal Welsh Fusiliers United Kingdom


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STACK, J C Lieutenant 30 April 1918 26 Royal Air Force United Kingdom

STACK, J M Captain 1 July 1916 26 North Staffordshire Regiment United Kingdom

STACK, J M Flight Sergeant 4213651 19 October 1944 27 Royal New Zealand Air Force New Zealand

STACK, J S Rifleman L/105317 4 July 1944 32 Regina Rifle Regiment, R.C.I.C. Canadian

STACK, M Lance Corporal 1211 20 July 1916 29 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACK, M Private 4016 8 April 1918 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACK, M J Corporal 1739 4 September 1916 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACK, P Sapper 178633 3 February 1917 27 Royal Engineers United Kingdom

STACK, P F Private 19212 9 May 1916 Grenadier Guards United Kingdom

STACK, R Private 13164 15 July 1915 42 King's Own Scottish Borderers United Kingdom

STACK, R Private SS/9029 4 February 1916 Army Service Corps United Kingdom

STACK, R D Sergeant 2206324 1 July 1944 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom

STACK, T Rifleman A/201420 24 August 1917 19 King's Royal Rifle Corps United Kingdom

STACK, T Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 78151 9 June 1940 36 Royal Navy United Kingdom

STACK, T J Civilian 20 October 1940 57 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom

STACK, T L Rifleman S/14806 3 September 1916 Rifle Brigade United Kingdom

STACK, W Able Seaman P/J 92321 1 September 1940 Royal Navy United Kingdom

STACK, W Private 11155 7 July 1915 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) United Kingdom

STACK, W Able Seaman 7 September 1918 43 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom

STACK, W Private H/9555 18 September 1944 Royal Canadian Regiment Canadian

STACK, W E Corporal 13077368 13 May 1947 28 Army Catering Corps United Kingdom

STACK, W G Rifleman 969 7 July 1916 30 Royal Irish Rifles United Kingdom

STACKE, O G N Lieutenant 15 May 1915 20 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACKE, T G Private 6269 9 April 1917 Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regt.) Canadian

STACKER, S S Private 3449A 19 July 1916 Australian Infantry, A.I.F Australian


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In Memory of


16th Bn., Royal Irish Rifles

who died on
Friday 7 July 1916 . Age 30 .

Additional Information:
Son of William G. and Jane Stack, of Tyrones Ditches, Poyntzpass, Co. Armagh.




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KENNEALLY, B Rifleman 10104 27 October 1914 18 Royal Irish Rifles United Kingdom

KENNEALLY, J Private 7106 25 December 1914 19 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

KENNEALLY, J Private 4781 2 May 1915 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

KENNEALLY, J Corporal 2866 5 April 1918 23 Australian Infantry, A.I.F Australian

KENNEALLY, J Private T4/127073 11 November 1918 Army Service Corps United Kingdom

KENNEALLY, J Private 9495 26 September 1916 Irish Guards United Kingdom

KENNEALLY, J Private 4129 15 September 1916 39 Leinster Regiment United Kingdom

KENNEALLY, L L Private 1765 2 March 1919 36 Royal Army Medical Corps United Kingdom

KENNEALLY, M Stoker 1st Class 215462 31 May 1916 30 Royal Navy United Kingdom

KENNEALLY, R Private 9801 20 October 1914 20 Leinster Regiment United Kingdom

KENNEALLY, R E Lieutenant WX10124 24 October 1942 24 Australian Infantry Australian

KENNEALLY, T Fusilier 4271150 23 March 1943 32 Royal Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom


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In Memory of


who died on
Saturday 17 June 1944 . Age 66 .

Additional Information:
of 21 Selhurst New Road. at Selhurst New Road.




In Memory of


8th Bn., Royal Munster Fusiliers

who died on
Monday 4 September 1916 . Debt of Honour Register

In Memory of


Lance Corporal
2nd Bn., Royal Irish Rifles

who died on
Monday 26 October 1914 . Age 20 .

Additional Information:
Son of John and Ellen Stack, of Church St., Listowel, Co. Kerry.


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In Memory of


1st Bn., Irish Guards

who died on
Sunday 2 July 1916 . Age 25 .

Additional Information:
Son of Matthew and Ellen Kelliher; husband of Elizabeth Kelliher; of Glonnonea, Kilcummin, Killarney.


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17th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F

who died on
Saturday 21 April 1917 . Age 23 .

Additional Information:
Son of James and Margaret Stackpool. Born at Sydney, New South Wales.

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In Memory of


2nd Bn., Royal Munster Fusiliers

who died on
Sunday 15 December 1918 .


In Memory of


1st Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers
formerly, Royal Army Service Corps

who died on
Monday 2 September 1918 . Age 22 .

Additional Information:
Son of John and Emma Stackpool, of 39, Hart St., Liverpool. Served in France from 1914.


In Memory of


who died on
Wednesday 16 October 1940 . Age 19 .

Additional Information:
Son of George John Stack, of 28 Jenkins Road, Plaistow. Injured 15 October 1940, at Prince Regent Lane; died at St. Mary's Hospital.



In Memory of


who died on
Wednesday 16 October 1940 . Age 32 .

Additional Information:
The REVD. RICHARD CHARLES, of 129 King's Avenue. at 129 King's Avenue.



In Memory of


who died on
Saturday 16 November 1940 . Age 14 .

Additional Information:
Daughter of Thomas Stack, of 159 Harvist Road, Willesden, and of Eliza Ann Stack. Injured at 21 Elm Road; died same day at Redhill County Hospital, Edgware.



In Memory of


1st Coy. 15th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regt.)

who died on
Thursday 8 November 1917 . Age 28 .

Additional Information:
Son of Martin and Ellen Kennelly, of 420, Catherine St. North, Hamilton, Ontario.


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2nd Bn., Scots Guards

who died on
Friday 12 October 1917 .

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59th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F

who died on
Wednesday 26 September 1917 .



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DORE, F Private 32018 12 April 1918 33 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom

DORE, F A Private 531561 1 December 1917 25 London Regt (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) United Kingdom

DORE, F B Able Seaman 67218 25 February 1942 30 South African Naval Forces South African

DORE, F C Private G/81251 14 February 1919 39 East Surrey Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, F G Corporal G/5593 14 July 1916 Middlesex Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, F H Lance Corporal 1313 29 April 1915 London Regt (Queen Victoria's Rifles) United Kingdom

DORE, F W H Private PLY/16932 28 May 1915 18 Royal Marine Light Infantry United Kingdom

DORE, G Private E/584 23 July 1944 16 Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, R.C.I.C. Canadian

DORE, G A Private 177253 22 October 1916 Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regt.) Canadian

DORE, G H Private 3357 28 March 1918 30 Australian Infantry, A.I.F Australian

DORE, G L Leading Aircraftman 46528 20 May 1943 22 Royal Australian Air Force Australian

DORE, H Lance Corporal 5339004 18 August 1944 24 The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey) United Kingdom

DORE, H Leading Aircraftman 531093 4 September 1939 19 Royal Air Force United Kingdom

DORE, H E Private 8862 26 April 1915 22 Hampshire Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, H F Lance Corporal K/50302 31 August 1944 39 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Canadian

DORE, H F Private 10750 13 August 1915 Hampshire Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, H F Private PO/18463 3 June 1916 Royal Marine Light Infantry United Kingdom

DORE, H T Private 5018 20 July 1916 Gloucestershire Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, H T Private 78710 27 September 1918 22 Devonshire Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, H V Private 200941 3 May 1917 32 York and Lancaster Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, H W Private 31617 8 June 1917 20 Hampshire Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, H Y Private 23935 24 October 1916 19 Royal Berkshire Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, J Private 29200 21 January 1917 33 Royal Berkshire Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, J Private 3307 13 February 1916 Irish Guards United Kingdom

DORE, J A Private 14608401 5 August 1943 40 General Service Corps United Kingdom


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STACK, J C Lieutenant 30 April 1918 26 Royal Air Force United Kingdom

STACK, J M Captain 1 July 1916 26 North Staffordshire Regiment United Kingdom

STACK, J M Flight Sergeant 4213651 19 October 1944 27 Royal New Zealand Air Force New Zealand

STACK, J S Rifleman L/105317 4 July 1944 32 Regina Rifle Regiment, R.C.I.C. Canadian

STACK, M Lance Corporal 1211 20 July 1916 29 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACK, M Private 4016 8 April 1918 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACK, M J Corporal 1739 4 September 1916 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACK, P Sapper 178633 3 February 1917 27 Royal Engineers United Kingdom

STACK, P F Private 19212 9 May 1916 Grenadier Guards United Kingdom

STACK, R Private 13164 15 July 1915 42 King's Own Scottish Borderers United Kingdom

STACK, R Private SS/9029 4 February 1916 Army Service Corps United Kingdom

STACK, R D Sergeant 2206324 1 July 1944 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom

STACK, T Rifleman A/201420 24 August 1917 19 King's Royal Rifle Corps United Kingdom

STACK, T Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 78151 9 June 1940 36 Royal Navy United Kingdom

STACK, T J Civilian 20 October 1940 57 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom

STACK, T L Rifleman S/14806 3 September 1916 Rifle Brigade United Kingdom

STACK, W Able Seaman P/J 92321 1 September 1940 Royal Navy United Kingdom

STACK, W Private 11155 7 July 1915 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) United Kingdom

STACK, W Able Seaman 7 September 1918 43 Mercantile Marine United Kingdom

STACK, W Private H/9555 18 September 1944 Royal Canadian Regiment Canadian

STACK, W E Corporal 13077368 13 May 1947 28 Army Catering Corps United Kingdom

STACK, W G Rifleman 969 7 July 1916 30 Royal Irish Rifles United Kingdom

STACKE, O G N Lieutenant 15 May 1915 20 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers United Kingdom

STACKE, T G Private 6269 9 April 1917 Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regt.) Canadian

STACKER, S S Private 3449A 19 July 1916 Australian Infantry, A.I.F Australian




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DORE, J A R Warrant Officer Class I R/96824 6 September 1944 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian

DORE, J E Lance Corporal 5733 13 May 1915 22 1st (Royal) Dragoons United Kingdom

DORE, J L Air Fitter L/FX 708144 11 November 1945 30 Royal Navy United Kingdom

DORE, J P C Private T/205130 23 August 1918 19 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) United Kingdom

DORE, J R Lance Corporal NX128574 6 February 1945 20 Australian Infantry Australian

DORE, L F Private 5594 25 December 1916 25 South African Infantry South African

DORE, M Corporal 236 8 October 1916 27 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

DORE, M F Private 709460 9 April 1917 21 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regt.) Canadian

DORE, M I Flight Lieutenant 78438 4 November 1942 31 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom

DORE, O A J H Private TR/7/28029 6 October 1918 18 Royal Warwickshire Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, P Captain 13/655 15 July 1918 33 N.Z. Chaplains' Dept. New Zealand

DORE, R Leading Aircraftman 1103192 30 September 1944 32 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom

DORE, R Sapper 551154 21 August 1917 36 Royal Engineers United Kingdom

DORE, R J Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class D/MX 47346 12 November 1942 30 Royal Navy United Kingdom

DORE, S Private 266255 1 July 1916 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) United Kingdom

DORE, S Private 11272707 26 March 1945 23 King's Own Scottish Borderers United Kingdom

DORE, S A Second Lieutenant 24 April 1918 25 Middlesex Regiment United Kingdom

DORE, S G Serjeant 6896033 27 May 1941 27 King's Royal Rifle Corps United Kingdom

DORE, S H Signalman 14856156 1 January 1946 19 Royal Corps of Signals United Kingdom

DORE, S J Corporal 320985 13 May 1945 25 Royal Dragoons, R.A.C. United Kingdom

DORE, S W Lance Corporal 30407 27 August 1918 33 Grenadier Guards United Kingdom

DORE, T Private 27174 21 March 1918 20 Royal Dublin Fusiliers United Kingdom

DORE, T W Sergeant A/37579 5 September 1944 24 Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C. Canadian

DORE, W Private PO/7977 20 December 1915 Royal Marine Light Infantry United Kingdom

DORE, W Rifleman R/13337 15 September 1916 King's Royal Rifle Corps United Kingdom

STACKPOAL, M Private 610 1 May 1915 Australian Infantry, A.I.F Australian STACKPOLE, J Private 10729 31 July 1917 19 Leinster Regiment United Kingdom STACKPOOL, J Private 3620 21 April 1917 23 Australian Infantry, A.I.F Australian

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DORE, W G Boy 2nd Class J/40029 18 June 1915 Royal Navy United Kingdom

DORE, W G Painter 1st Class M/1269 27 May 1915 Royal Navy United Kingdom

DORE, W H Second Lieutenant 25 September 1916 19 West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) United Kingdom

DORE, W H Captain 9 August 1918 26 Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regt.) Canadian

DORE, W J Rifleman 394322 7 May 1917 London Regt (Queen Victoria's Rifles) United Kingdom

DORE, W K Private 87074 28 December 1917 32 Middlesex Regiment United Kingdom

DOREE, F C Lieutenant 289299 13 August 1944 22 Suffolk Regiment United Kingdom

DOREE, G F Corporal 440116 15 September 1916 32 Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regt.) Canadian

DOREE, H Corporal L/5161 1 September 1914 Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) United Kingdom

DOREE, W J Private 16205 3 December 1917 Hampshire Regiment United Kingdom

DOREEN, A W Flight Sergeant 43468 29 August 1945 21 Royal New Zealand Air Force New Zealand

DOREL, E Lance Corporal 15343 20 January 1915 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom

DOREL, M Rifleman 320600 21 May 1916 London Regt (City of London Rifles) United Kingdom

DORELL, H I Gunner 1397347 23 March 1942 21 Royal Horse Artillery United Kingdom

DORER, P M Leading Seaman C/LD/X 1387 7 October 1939 29 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom

DORES, A H Seaman LT/JX 190083 14 May 1943 32 Royal Naval Patrol Service United Kingdom

DORES, W E Craftsman 170092 23 December 1942 25 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers United Kingdom

DORES, W M Able Seaman D/JX 223640 6 July 1942 20 Royal Navy United Kingdom

DORET, T E Corporal 223207 30 October 1917 Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regt.) Canadian

DOREY, A Pilot Officer J/94186 31 March 1945 27 Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian

DOREY, A E Corporal 7064 10 March 1917 31 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom

DOREY, A E Civilian 31 July 1944 84 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom

DOREY, A H Civilian 15 March 1941 24 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom

DOREY, A H Private 6230 13 August 1917 21 Machine Gun Corps (Inf) United Kingdom

DOREY, A J Private 877 19 December 1918 Royal Guernsey Light Inf United Kingdom


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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.









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Dear Jer, [Dupas]

Thanks for replying.

My immigrant Kennelley ancestor was DANIEL who was b. in Ireland 24 Dec. 1775

and came through Cork seaport to Maryland. He m. 26 May 1803 in Hagerstown,

MD to Jane SHANNON. Daniel d. 13 Aug 1847 in Spring Mills, Centre Co., PA and

Jane d. 16 Jul 1862 also at Spring Mills. Jane was b. near Mercersburg,

Franklin Co., PA.

(At that time there was a dispute about the land and both MD and PA claimed

it, so sometimes the record states MD and sometimes it states PA.)

There son, ALEXANDER Kennelley was b. 8 Aug 1809 in Spring Mills and

d. 18 Jan 1884 in Reedsville, Mifflin Co., PA. He m. 16 Sep 1834 in

Reedsville to Rosanna CONLEY b. 24 Oct 1811 and d. 30 Nov 1891, Reedsville.

Alexander was a cooper. And, he is the one who changed the surname to KINLEY.

I have the records from the Kishacoquillas United Presbyterian Church

in Reedsville and from the cemetery there, along with the tombstone pictures.

I have a copy of his will and a couple of land transactions.

Their son, DANIEL KINLEY, b. 6 Oct 1838 in Reedsville and d. 20 Jul

1918 in Corsica, Jefferson Co., PA and m. on 9 Dec 1861 in Love's Mills,

Corsica, Jefferson, PA, d/o William and Letitia LOTT LOVE. Priscilla was b.

15 Jun 1838 in Love's Mills, Corsica Jefferson, PA and d. 13 Sep 1925,

Ridgway, Elk, PA. She lived with us for the last few years of her life.

Daniel was a 30 day soldier in the Civil War, as a Pvt. in Co. I, 8th

Regt PA Vol. Infantry. He was a farmer, and served as Tax Collector and Road

Supervisor for a no. of yrs. in Clarion Co. PA. He sold the farm at Day P.O.,

Clarion Co. and moved to Corsica about four years before he died. I have

wills, land records, newspaper articles, Civil War Pension records, obits for

both of them and death certificates. They are both buried in Pisgah Cemetery,

Corsica, Jefferson, PA. and were Presbyterians.

Since I was born and grew up in the same territory, I knew all of them

and have a lot of data (documented) for them.

Their daughter, Mary Jane KINLEY was my grandmother and she was b. 26

Dec 1866, Corsica, Jefferson, PA and d. 4 Feb 1960 in Bradford, McKean, PA

and she m. Jesse Edward Franklin SHERMAN on 5 Mar 1889 in Corsica, Jefferson,

PA at the Pisgah Presbyterian Church with Rev. Frank Britt officiating.

My real problem is finding out whether it was Daniel who immigrated or

his father who was b. c. 1755 in Ireland. There is a dispute as to which

Daniel is the immigrant ancestor.

Now, to the McMANIGLE family. That is through my father's line; his

mother was a McMANIGLE, d/o Robert. I would love to get back to who his

father is and, of course, maybe even further back. From another McManigle I

am told that his father was John McManigle and they came from Westmoreland

Co., PA. Most of those families emigrated there from Centre or Union

Counties, so I guess my work is cut out for me. That is my hang-up in this


Once in get home later in March, I hope to be able to peruse some old

newspapers that were found and given to the Jefferson County Historical Soc.

of which I am a Life Member.

Dee Dupuis



Tim Healy K.C. MP.

Sir Arthur Vicars

Both Lloyd George and Churchill said to me that they would do better for Ireland in the next Budget."

In King Edward's reign the theft of the Crown jewels from the office of the Ulster King-of-Arms, Dublin Castle, took place. It still remains a mystery. Sir Arthur Vicars (slain during the troubles of 1920-I at Kilmorna) was then King-of-Arms under the Liberal administration. Despite the theft, King Edward shook hands cordially with him at the Dublin Exhibition of 1906.

Appointments to inferior posts in "Ulster's" gift were afterwards criticized. The late G. D. Burtchaell, of that office, told a friend that when an official resigned a post worth £40 a year his successor promised £500 to get it. The uniform alone would cost £150. (These facts I had from the late Judge H. D. Conner, K.C.)

Before the jewels were stolen, a strange appointment was made. The Conservative Member for Canterbury was given a position in "Ulster's" office.

A London magistrate, Chester Masters, was appointed to investigate the theft. Lord Glenavy (then James Campbell) and I were counsel for Sir Arthur Vicars. Our instructions were to withdraw unless the Press was admitted. Admission was refused, so we left. No report of the inquiry has since been made public.

Vicars retired to Kerry, and to death.

Birrell (Chief Secretary) was upset by the theft of the jewels. Meeting me at hazard in a Dublin street, he walked me to the Castle denouncing Vicars.

I was not impressed, and on a different topic wrote my brother:

18th June, 1910.
"Sergeant Moriarty tells me Redmond has six clerks at work on my speeches over the last 30 years. This will afford them a liberal education."

At that time I was engrossed in the litigation as to the ownership of tough Neagh. The claimants' title turned on the oath of the Registrar of the Ulster King-of-Arms in Dublin Castle, Burtchaell, whom I have just mentioned.

The right of the Lough Neagh fishermen to earn a livelihood in the largest sheet of water in the Three Kingdoms was at stake, and opened up an historical vista reaching back three centuries to the Plantation of Ulster.

A previous claim to the tough had been made in 1878, but the House of Lords rejected it and confirmed the decrees of the Irish Courts, which pronounced in favour of the right of the public to fish in its waters. Then the Patents purporting to have been granted to the ancestor of Lord Shaftesbury by James I were scoffed at by Earl Cairns, an Ulsterman, the Tory Lord Chancellor. He asked what title that King had to give away this huge expanse of water, and ruled that Crown title must be traced and proved like that of private persons.

No evidence of Crown ownership existed when the patents relied on were "enrolled." These were "faked" by the then Lord Deputy (Chichester) for his own benefit, although Deputies were forbidden by Statute to hold estates in Ireland without Royal licence, no such licence had been sought by, or was granted to Chichester. Still, no one in 1878 suspected fraud.

In 1907 the previously defeated litigants resorted to the office of the Ulster King-of-Arms, and employed its Registrar, Burtchaell, to invent some colourable case to show Crown title to warrant the issue of the bogus Patents. Burtchaell made an affidavit adducing documents bearing on the tough, and swore these were the only records that could be found. This was false.

He omitted vital instruments stored in the Record Office, which showed that the Crown never held title to tough Neagh. Some shore fisheries may have vested in the Crown under an Act of Henry VIII, which confiscated monastery possessions, but at that date the King had no foothold in Ulster, and in any case, the monks' forfeiture could not affect the entire Lough.

Advocates are not archivists, and none of the counsel for the fisher-folk delved into the original MSS. before the case was tried. These lay uneasy of access in cramped and abbreviated Latin in the Record Office at the Four Courts. We believed Burtchaell's oath that he had scheduled all relevant documents.

Years of research were necessary to cope with his falsehoods. He cited a parchment entirely blank, save for the words, "James I by the Grace of God," and declared that if it only could be deciphered it would prove to be the "missing link " or" King's Letter" entitling the Deputy to issue a patent for Lough Neagh.

Another document relied on (for which Burtchaell was not responsible) was a pretended lease of Lough Neagh, made in 1803, by Lord Donegall. The "Memorial" (supposed to be a copy thereof) lodged in the Registry of Deeds, was signed in the presence of three witnesses. It never mentioned tough Neagh, and was confined to the River Bann. In the lease put in evidence the signature of Lord Donegall was witnessed by only two persons. This clearly proved forgery. The fraud was confirmed by the fact that another lease of the same date (relating to a different property) made by Lord Donegall was also attested by the same three witnesses. Such attestations demonstrated that a lease which only bore the signature of two witnesses was a forgery.

Of the arguments in the Appeal to the Lords I wrote my brother:

House of Commons,
11th July, 1910.
"The Lords to-day wavered in the Lough Neagh case. Lord Shaftesbury came in and got seats for persons interested in his lease."

16th July, 1910.
"I intend to devote the Long Vacation to compiling a history of the seizure of Lough Neagh under bogus patents, and if the Lords decide against us, it will be a brief for future times,

It would be a pity if the learning I mugged up should be forgotten."

The Lords, after a week's argument, were divided, and decided that the case must be set down for re-argument in 1911. This I deal with later, and wrote Maurice on electoral matters:

1st October, 1910.
"My North Louth friends sent me £400 for election expenses, but I am returning it with a letter which will be published on Monday, devoting it to the registration of voters."

The "Party" were then starting a fresh campaign to increase the strength of their supporters, as another Dissolution lay in the offing.

When Parliament met, the Sketch (29th October, 1910) set forth:

"A satirist of the most scathing description, "Tiger Tim" . . . for the last 18 years has been a familiar figure in the House of Commons, where he is regarded as the most bitter-spoken, most ready-witted man on the Irish benches. Constantly "in eruption," his interventions in debate are always piquant if not helpful. His sardonic temperament has made him a phrase-maker. Thus he described one Bill as "the offspring of a headache at the Irish Office." He declared that the making of the late Sir Henry Campbell-Bannermnn Chief Secretary was an attempt to govern Ireland with Scotch jokes.

One of Tim's most exquisite imaginings, however, was during a recent divorce case, when he said that "the spectacle of his learned friend's weeping was the greatest miracle since Moses struck the rock."

When the Lord Chancellor of England, Lord Loreburn, called me to the Inner Bar in London in November, 1910, I wrote Maurice:

House of Commons,
5th November, 1910.
"I went through an extraordinary ceremony in London for my call as K.C. on Tuesday, having to be "called" in more than 15 courts, with endless bowings and scrapings.

Sam Evans, President of the Divorce Court hailed me as "learned in the laws of Ireland and England." In view of our conflicts over the Budget this was handsome of the Probate President.

Byles tells me that John O'Connor says an important letter was delivered to Redmond from Asquith before he sailed for New York.

Moreton Frewen, who is on intimate terms with Balfour, writes in the Irish Times that yesterday "made history," and tells me Balfour will join Asquith with his forces if Redmond makes trouble, so that he shall not be at the mercy of the Irish.

There has been an adjournment to enable the Tories to consider the Government proposals as to Ireland."

At the Dissolution caused by the Lords' rejection of the Budget, I wrote:

24th November, 1910.
"The Cardinal's withdrawal of his priests in N. Louth will do me harm.

The fact that I went on O'Brien's platform in Dungarvan against his letter affected him. There is no help for spilt milk, and I would have gone with O'Brien even if I knew that this was to be the consequence."

I was beaten at the election. Bribery and intimidation were rampant, and I could not go out of doors in Dundalk without being attacked. I, therefore, lodged a petition against my opponent, who was nominated by the Party in his absence.

I wrote my brother:

20th December, 1910.
"Archbishop Walsh's secretary called on me to say His Grace would visit me to-morrow evening. This is kind, after my defeat.

The Lords have fixed the 16th January for the re-hearing of the Lough Neagh case, before seven peers."

A re-hearing was costly. Poor litigants suffer the loss of service which can be commanded by the rich, who can pay for exceptional work.

Home Tooke, when told "the law is open to every one," sighed "Yes, and so is the London Tavern" - then the great seat of entertainment. Lord James (a Liberal) now disappeared from the tribunal, and Lord Halsbury (a Tory) replaced him. I wrote Maurice:

23rd January, 1911.
"I finished to-day my three days' argument in the Lough Neagh re-hearing in the Lords, and have raised more points on a patent than were raised for 300 years."

Yet Burtchaell's perjuries prevailed in the Lords, and that Tribunal, by four votes to three, decided against the fishermen. Still, it should be made plain that the Peers had not before them the real facts which afterwards I dug up.

Of a smaller case I wrote my brother:

5th February, 1911.
"I received endless congratulations over my first jury case in London.

After I returned to Dublin, Judge Wright not only sent me a note, but when I bowed my acknowledgments, he stood up on the bench, and said, "Mr. Healy, we are all proud of you."

Such are Munster Circuit men. Carson acted splendidly towards me, and spread my praises in London."

Of the case referred to in the last-quoted letter, Edmondson v. Amery, a London evening paper (2nd February, 1911) described my speech as "'an impassioned gem of rhetorical art, tinged with subtle satire, and full of matter-of-fact logic - a masterpiece of counsel's art."

Stephen Gwynn, M.P., said (27th January, 1911):

"He had heard literature spoken, let him say, perhaps, above all by Mr. T. Healy. He had not agreed with the contents of all that was said, but he had admired the beauty of the form, and he thought it was well for them that they had the art of spoken literature still alive amongst them."

The trial of the petition in North Louth now came on. The bribery and intimidation resorted to by the "Party" to oust me was established, and my opponent was condemned in costs.

I wrote Maurice:

10th March, 1911.
"O'Brien tells me he has sold £13,000 of his wife's investments to finance his movement, and it is a serious blow to him to he without further help in men or money.

He was bitter about the management of my petition in Louth, though we won, and strong for the necessity of exposing the Molly Maguires in the coming East Cork petition."

The "Mollies" were Devlin's Belfast organization. O'Brien's irritation as to the North Louth Petition may have been due to the speech of one of my own counsel who dealt with my "faults and follies."

In the East Cork Petition which I conducted soon after, Mr. Devlln's admission that the books showing expenditure were burnt greatly helped. The late Max Green (Redmond's son-in-law), private secretary to the Viceroy, dispatched a motor of the Lord-Lieutenant to East Cork for service against O'Brien. The Petition there was also successful.

Owing to O'Brien's arrangement in N.E. Cork, Moreton Frewen - that widely cultured and highly gifted man - resigned in my favour, and I was elected there unopposed in July, 1911. I wrote Maurice:

House of Commons,
21st July, 1911.
"The Parliament Bill will be passed under the threat of the creation of peers. I hope it will leave the road free for a Home Rule Bill next session.

Yesterday when I was coming to the House from Bird Cage Walk to be sworn in as a new member, a hand was laid on my shoulder. It was Lloyd George with Grey, and though I attempted to let them pass on, they walked to the House with me! I told Lloyd George he should drop the Insurance Bill for Ireland, and he said it the Irish members desired this he had no wish to force it on them. He made it plain that the matter depends on Redmond."

In the session of 1911 a member of Redmond's Party tried to provoke O'Brien by an irrelevant question put without notice, suggesting that his mother was a relative of a notorious informer of the 1865 era named Pierce Nagle. It was the worst incident I had known in the House of Commons. I wrote my brother:

House of Commons,

27th July, 1913.
"O'Brien was upset to-day, having been grossly insulted by Lundon in the House. He tried to go for Lundon, who fled. Then O'Brien wished to turn on Dillon, saying he abetted the misconduct, and wanted to smite Dillon, panting after his vain hunt for Lundon. I restrained him, though I pitied him greatly. I doubt that any Irishman has suffered such unprovoked insult since the Union of 1800."

I then felt the force of Grattan's phrase that the magnitude of the accusation is lost in the insignificance of the accuser.

In March, 1912, there appeared in Pearson's Magazine an article by P. W. Wilson, of the London Daily News, which described me as an "exquisite." Until then every pressman made fun of my raiment. Wilson's indictment began:

"For six stormy years I have watched the House of Commons day and night, and of all the puppets in that venerable pantomime the most fascinating has been, neither Mr. Balfour, nor Mr. Asquith, nor Mr. Redmond, but that strange and solitary enigma - Timothy Healy, K.C., M.P., once member for Louth, now a colleague of Mr. O'Brien at Cork.

I have sat through debates on Dreadnoughts and domestic service, and whisky and University education, on the House of Lords and trouble at Teheran, but, amid all the blurred medley of reminiscence, I see one figure, standing at a corner seat below the gangway, squat and square as the first Napoleon, with Napoleon's shoulders, Napoleon's thrust of his short bull-neck, Napoleon's suggestion of corpulence, and Napoleon's habit of linking his well-formed, well-fleshed hands behind his back, as he talked. He is the picture of Napoleon as Orchardson painted him on the deck of the Bellerophon.

Or I see him seated - so much of him, that is, as can be caught glowering through eyeglasses, darkly from beneath a polished silk hat - the very beau ideal of a buccaneer in broadcloth.

Whence comes this Tim, half-tiger and half-wasp, with the cruelty and kindness of a woman, the dexterity of an advocate, the phrase-making of a poet, who speaks without notes and interrupts without remorse? Whence comes he? And who is his tailor that, otherwise so reckless, he should be in raiment such an exquisite?

The first time I summoned up courage to address him, I expected to be stung. Instead I discovered in this wasp-like man a courtly, mild and kindly gentleman of the old school - a little precise - with a face that did not seem the same as I had deemed it to be, and the meekest of eye. It was "Tim" in private life - not profile as caricaturists love him, but full face; "Tim," ready to do anybody a good turn behind the scenes, as all his younger acquaintances would be ready to testify. . .

He is the one lawyer, other than Mr. Birrell, who talks literature spontaneously."

This is unfair to Birrell - one of the most delightful and readiest of speakers, who besides is, unlike me, a scholar.

Please let me know who wrote above




Hi Jer ~

I have a little more info about my g-grandfather, James Kennelly, married to Catherine Barry. He was born 25 Mar 1860 in County Kerry, we think to Michael Kennelly and Catherine Mullaney. I have his naturalization papers which lists his birthdate. He left Queenstown on the Germanic in Aug/Sep of 1886, going to NY, eventually going to live in Philadelphia.

Any connection?



Thomas Mulvihill married Johanna Scanlon in Guernsey Channel Isles and came to Australia as assissted passengers on the ' Mary Ann ' settling in Tumut New South Wales Australia. I have some details on them but would like more family history. Kind regards Anne M



Hi from New Zealand
My grandmother was Winifred Hett, daughter of Patrick or Joseph Hett , she came to NZ in 1911 from Manchester. I think her father and mother Mary Ann (Carney) originally came from Ireland.
IMy great grandfather was related to Michael Kennealey ex England and who settled in Nebraska. his Mothers name (Michael) was Bridget Dooley Kennealey, any relation to your lot?
Carole Withey
New Zealand, trying to find lost ancestors

My name is Sharla Kennelley McMaster.
As far back as we can trace, a relative of ours Daniel Kennelley, born 24 Dec 1775, County Cork, Ireland and emigrated to America.
My husband and I will be in Ireland 8 JUly 2004-22 JUly 2004.
Where would be a good place to look for records of this man?
My father, William Samuel Kennelley(born 21 June 1921) has done much of the research on our family once they arrived here in the states and I know he would be interested in knowing them back farther.
Thank you for your assistance.
Sharla McMaster

Descendants of Edmund STACK
Second Generation


2. Margaret STACK (Edmund ) was born about 1840 in prob. the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died _.

Margaret married James (Jamesie) FLAHERTY / O'FLAHERTY "Jamesie". Jamesie was born in Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died _.

They had the following children:

+ 8 F i Johanna FLAHERTY died _.
+ 9 M ii Denis (Denny) FLAHERTY died _.
+ 10 M iii James (Jimmy Jamesie) FLAHERTY died _.
+ 11 M iv William (Bill Jamesie) FLAHERTY died _.
+ 12 F v Ellie FLAHERTY died _.
+ 13 F vi Margaret FLAHERTY died _.
14 F vii Catherine FLAHERTY was born in Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died _.
Catherine married John O'SHAUGHNESSY on 1909. John was born in Kinard, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died _.
15 M viii Ned FLAHERTY was born in Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in prob. U.S..

Ned emigrated to the U.S.
16 F ix 'unknown' FLAHERTY (female) was born in Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in prob. U.S..

This daughter of Margaret and Jamesie emigrated to the U.S.

3. William STACK (Edmund ) was born about 1841 in prob. the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died 1918 in prob. the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

William married Margaret DILLON on 1875. Margaret was born 1847. She died 1911 in prob. the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children:

17 F i Mary STACK was born 18 Jun 1876 in the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in prob. U.S..
Mary married 'unknown' BUCKLEY. 'unknown' died _.
+ 18 M ii Edmond (Ned) STACK was born 4 Jan 1878.
19 M iii John STACK was born 20 Jun 1879 in the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in New York.

John was ordained a priest in 1907. He was later appointed pastor (parish priest) in Rockaway Beach, New York, and was known as "The White-Haired Padre".
20 F iv Margaret (Madge) STACK "Madge" was born 3 Mar 1881 in the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in Asdee, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry.
Madge married Paddy HANLON. Paddy died _.
+ 21 F v Catherine STACK was born 27 Feb 1883 and died 20 Sep 1967.

4. Nora STACK (Edmund ) was born in prob. the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died _.

Nora married James (Jamesie Ellen) GALVIN. James was born in Gortaclahane, near Rahea, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died _.

They had the following children:

22 F i Nellie GALVIN died _.
Nellie married 'unknown' PURTELL. 'unknown' died _.
+ 23 F ii Mary GALVIN died _.

5. Brigid STACK (Edmund ) was born in prob. the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died _.

Brigid married Thomas MULVIHILL, son of 'unknown' MULVIHILL. Thomas was born in Faha, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He died _.

They had the following children:

24 M i Thomas MULVIHILL died _.
Thomas married 'unknown' WOULFE. 'unknown' died _.

6. Mary STACK (Edmund ) was born 1856 in prob. the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died 19 Jul 1886 in prob. Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

After the death in December 1877 of Nano, the wife of her brother, Tom, Mary moved from Gortdromasillihy to Gortdromagowna in Knockanure, to help Tom with the housekeeping.

Mary married Daniel (Dan) KENNELLY "Dan", son of Jeremiah KENNELLY and Mary GRIFFIN, on 31 Jul 1879. Dan was born 1854 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died 11 Aug 1887 in prob. Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Dan was the brother of Nano, first wife of Tom Stack. After Nano died in childbirth in 1877, Dan helped Tom with the farmwork, and that was how he met his future wife, Mary Stack, who was Tom's sister and housekeeper.

Both Mary and Dan died around their early thirties of "fever".

Dan and Mary had the following children:

+ 25 M i Patrick (Paddy) KENNELLY was born prob. 1879 and died _.
26 F ii Mary Anne (Sr. Berchmans) KENNELLY was born in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She died _ in poss. Brighton, England.

Mary Anne and her siblings were orphaned as young children after their parents died of "fever" a year apart. They were raised by their uncle, Pats Kennelly and his wife, Ellen, with assistance from Pats' mother, Mary (née Griffin).

Mary Anne entered the convent, joining the Poor Servants of the Mother of God. She lived in Brighton in England.
+ 27 M iii Jeremiah Dan (Jerry) KENNELLY died _.

7. Thomas (Tom) STACK (Edmund ) was born 1855 in prob. the Hill, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died 22 Jul 1909 in prob. Ballygoughlan, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Thomas married (1) Nora (Nano) KENNELLY "Nano", daughter of Jeremiah KENNELLY and Mary GRIFFIN, on 13 Feb 1877. Nano was born about 1850 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She died 29 Dec 1877 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Nano died giving birth to twins who also died. She was only 26.

Thomas also married (2) Ellen (Ellie) SHANAHAN "Ellie", daughter of John SHANAHAN and Catherine WOULFE, on 10 Feb 1884. Ellie was born 1859 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died 15 Oct 1903 in prob. Ballygoughlan, Glin, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children:

+ 28 F i Mary STACK was born 3 Jan 1885 and died 1 Feb 1966.
+ 29 M ii Edward (Ned) STACK was born 17 Feb 1886 and died 8 Dec 1939.
30 M iii John STACK was born 1888 in Ballygoughlan, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died 28 Sep 1918.

John worked on the family farm in Ballygoughlan. He was unmarried when he died around the age of 30.
+ 31 F iv Margaret (Babe) STACK was born about 1889 and died 2 Feb 1931.
+ 32 M v William (Bill) STACK was born 4 Feb 1890 and died 25 Aug 1929.
+ 33 M vi Thomas (Tom) STACK was born 15 Aug 1891 and died 16 Aug 1953.
34 F vii Hanora (Nora, Sr. Evangelist) STACK "Nora, Sr. Evangelist" was born 25 Mar 1893 in Ballygoughlan, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died 21 Dec 1977.

Nora was a Mercy sister, professed on 19 September 1935, and was a hospital matron in Listowel.
+ 35 M viii Richard (Dick) STACK was born 19 Aug 1894 and died 12 Jul 1961.
+ 36 M ix James (Jim) STACK was born 3 Sep 1896 and died 17 Jul 1965.
37 M x Patrick (Fr. Paddy) STACK "Paddy" was born 6 Sep 1899 in Ballygoughlan, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died 3 Mar 1984 in prob. California, USA.

Paddy was ordained a priest in Frieburg in Switzerland. He later served as a parish priest in California.



May 14, 2004
Two deans appointed
Gray extends appointment in Nursing, Kennelly takes office in Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics
by Cynthia Strawson and Sandra Halme
Dr. John Kennelly and Genevieve Gray

Dr. John Kennelly has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics for a five-year term and Genevieve Gray has been re-appointed Dean of the Faculty of Nursing for a one-year term.

Both appointments, made by the university's Board of Governors, are effective July 1.

Dr. Kennelly is currently professor and chair of the university's Department of Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science within the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics. During the last five years the department has succeeded in attracting more than $20 million in funding to support research infrastructure enhancement. He leads a research group whose key areas of study are nutritional and genetic factors that influence the biological efficiency of milk synthesis and also its quality as a human food. His research program has contributed to improved nutritional and management strategies on commercial dairy farms, resulting in more efficient milk production and improved milk quality.

Kennelly succeeds Dr. Ian Morrison, who will return to teaching in the Faculty.

Dean Gray intends to retire from the U of A, yet has agreed to postpone this step in order to fulfill a one-year term allowing time to find a successor.

Gray has lead a number of initiatives during her tenure in nursing, including a significant expansion of undergraduate and graduate student spaces as well as the recruitment of 14 new academics. She has connected and reconnected the Faculty of Nursing to health-service partners and established strategic joint appointments and collaborative research with these organizations.

Gray has also implemented a more broadly based research support infrastructure which has lead to a more equitable distribution of resources to a wider group of faculty and lead to an increase in research productivity.

"We will harness the creative power of current AFHE staff and build excellence in areas of strategic importance through recruiting world leaders in their respective disciplines."
Dr. John Kennelly

Kennelly said his Faculty faces exciting times.

"Agriculture and forestry are the two largest renewable resource sectors in Alberta. These two sectors are key components of the Provincial Life Sciences Strategy. Our Faculty is well placed to contribute to the increased societal and governmental emphasis on health and wellness, as there is a growing awareness that we need to increase our investment in the maintenance of health rather than spending most of our health dollars on treating disease," he said.

"The Faculty has a tremendous impact on this province in the areas of agriculture, forestry, environment, and health and wellness. Along with that impact is an obligation to improve education and research in those areas, training the future leaders of these industries. We will harness the creative power of current AFHE staff and build excellence in areas of strategic importance through recruiting world leaders in their respective disciplines."




Arthritis Foundation Bestows Highest Volunteer Award

William J. Mulvihill of Cincinnati Receives Harding Award

Nov. 17, 2003 [ATLANTA] - The Arthritis Foundation bestowed Cincinnati resident William J. Mulvihill with its highest volunteer award, the Charles B. Harding Award for Distinguished Service, during the foundation's national meeting on Nov. 14, 2003, in Baltimore.

"For more than 20 years, Bill Mulvihill has been a dedicated advocate for the one in three Americans with arthritis," said Dr. John H. Klippel, president and CEO, Arthritis Foundation. "He has always looked to the future, and to focus the Arthritis Foundation on improving the lives of people with arthritis. His passion, leadership and commitment have played a key role in our success."

Awarded annually by the Arthritis Foundation, the Charles B. Harding Award recognizes those volunteers who have provided leadership and direction to the Arthritis Foundation, have given their time and talent generously to help others and have challenged other foundation volunteers to be their best.

During Mulvihill's tenure as national chair of the Arthritis Foundation from 1998-2000, one of his key achievements was bringing the mission of the foundation to millions of people through technology. Under his leadership, the foundation launched its comprehensive Web site, Mulvihill also led the foundation to create the National Arthritis Action Plan -- the first collaborative partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address arthritis as a public health issue -- and partnered with the Alliance for Lupus Research, a non-profit entity founded to prevent, control and cure lupus.

Mulvihill began his association with the Arthritis Foundation more than 20 years ago at the local level with the Ohio River Valley Chapter. He became vice president of the chapter in 1984 and chair in 1987, serving until 1990. He also served as Midwestern vice chair from 1988 to 1990. Mulvihill's national involvement includes past appointments as chair of the Financial Development Committee, vice chair of Councils, treasurer and senior vice chair.

Mulvihill is the senior associate athletic director, development at the University of Cincinnati and executive director of University of Cincinnati Athletic Team Scholarships. Mulvihill belongs to the Council for the Advancement and Support for Education, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and National Association of Athletic Development Directors. He received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Cincinnati and a master's in education from Ohio University.



Leslie Mary MacWeeney (b.1936)
Born in Dublin, Leslie MacWeeney studied at the National College of Art under Seán Keating and Maurice MacGonigal (q.v.). She was awarded a scholarship to the École des Beaux Arts, Paris, where she studied under Professor Souverbis. MacWeeney has been included in many group shows, making her debut at the RHA in 1957, and participating in (and helping to organise) the IELA (1954-1963), the Oireachtas (1955, 1962) and the WCSI (1963). Each time her address was given as Kilteragh Lodge, Foxrock, Co. Dublin. She was also included in the 1959 and 1961 Paris Biennales, and more recently in the Irish Women Artists exhibition, organised jointly by the National Gallery of Ireland and the Douglas Hyde Gallery in 1987. In the catalogue to this latter exhibition, Dorothy Walker gave high praise to MacWeeney's wall hangings of the Stations of the Cross, which now hang in the Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. Walker deemed this series to be "one of the most important works of religious art in the sixties" and found in them "no false note, nothing maudlin, nothing trite, but a powerful emotional content" (pp.56-57). MacWeeney has also had solo shows at the Clog Gallery, Dublin (1957), and the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles (1961), and several shows at the Dawson Gallery, Dublin. Her work is in the collections of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, TCD, the Thomas Haverty Trust, and the Santa Barbra Museum of Art, California.

George Morosini (d.1882)
Born in Palermo, Morosini came to London and in 1840 married Clotilde Parigiani, a well known contralto who sang in Italian opera with Gris, Mario and Lablanche; she was also a cousin of Pope Pius IX. They settled in Dublin at 134 Baggot Street shortly after marriage and Morosini immediately set up business as a portrait artist. He exhibited five portraits at the RHA in 1861.

Tony McNally (b.1953)
Born in Dublin, Tony McNally graduated in botany from UCD where he completed a doctorate in peatland ecology. He brings his intimate knowledge of Ireland's remote and wild landscapes to his paintings. He has studied art at the NCAD in Dublin, and has also spent a number of years working and painting in Northern Canada. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Tony is passionate about Celtic culture. The seascapes and landscapes of the western seaboard provide the inspiration for many of his works.

Eithne McNally (fl.1940s)
Exhibited at the RHA in 1941 and 1943 as Miss Eithne McNally and also showed a flower piece with the Dublin Sketching Club in 1942.

Remembering Heroes of Korean War

It was fifty years to the date and day, fifty years ago, February 2, 1952, tribute was paid to nine young Irish soldiers serving with the U.S. Army in Korea who were killed in action. Their bodies were being sent home to Ireland. The body of one of the nine, Cpl. Patrick J. Sheahan of Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry - killed in action at Chungse-ri, North Korea, was released by the U.S. Military for the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Concelebrated Mass with the chief celebrant, Fr. Sean Reid, O. Carm. of Kilkenny, with over three thousand in attendance. The body reposed before the High Altar of St. Patrick's. It was accompanied by a detachment of the Old Sixty-Ninth Infantry Regiment and the pallbearers were from local Irish groups.
Now, fifty years to the day, a Concelebrated Mass was said at the cathedral, in remembrance of twenty-seven Irish men and women, drafted on their arrival in the U.S., who lost their lives in the conflict.
Chief celebrant was Fr. Patrick Doody of the Holy Ghost Fathers, assisted by Fr. Brian Grogan, the newly appointed Chaplain of the Fire Department, in replacement of the late Fr. Mychal Judge who was killed the morning of September 11, on duty at the World Trade Centre. A good attendance at the Mass despite the inconvenience of street closings and tight security around the cathedral and adjoining streets.
The weekend Mass was organised by the Carpenters Local 608 with the aid of business agent, Gerry Philbin. It was a tribute to the fallen Irish and the latest chapter in a campaign to secure posthumous U.S. citizenship for them. A Bill currently between the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate would do just that, not just for the Irish but the Korean War dead of all nationalities who served in the United States Forces in that conflict. Mayo Korean War veterans in attendance including Pat Boyle of Balla, Mike Moffatt of Lahardane; John Jennings of Swinford, Mike Joyce from Tuam, P.J. Keavney of Cummer, Tuam. Also in attendance were Sean Finn, Ballyhaunis, Joe Flannery, Castlebar and Jim Higgins of Kiltimagh.
The roll-call for all of the military and religious personnel was read by Dublin native and veteran Jim O'Mahoney.
Brooklyn Parade



George Fitzmaurice was born in 1877 in the family home, Bedford House, just outside Listowel on the Ballylongford road. With his father's death in 1891, the family was forced to move to a farmhouse in Kilcara, outside the village of Duagh. The circumstances surrounding the family meant none of its members was ever quite considered of the landed class, and neither did they fit in as locals.


Local stories tell of ‘Master George' being seen composing his plays in the woods, in the parlour of his home, as well as in a large 15 acre top field on their farm. George was inspired by the colourful characters he met, as well as the people's stumbling attempts, at the end of the 19th Century, to speak English instead of Irish.


He moved to Dublin where he was employed by the Civil Service. His earliest writings were published in Dublin weeklies between 1900 and 1907.


He first major success came in 1907 with an Abbey production of his comedy The Country Dressmaker. One of Fitzmaurice's most notorious characters, Luke Quilter, the man from the mountains, appears in this play that proved hugely popular with audiences, much to the surprise of one W.B. Yeats.


His second play, a dramatic fantasy entitled The Pie Dish, was totally rejected by critics and considered blasphemous. It lead to the rejection of what is now understood as one of his best plays, another dramatic fantasy, The Dandy Dolls. Ironically, the Abbey Theatre produced this play in 1969, six years after his death.


Other well-known plays by Fitzmaurice include The magic glasses, The Moonlighter, The Enchanted Land and One Evening Gleam. A selection of short stories The Crows of Mephistopheles was published in 1970 by the Dolmen Press.


George fought in World War One. He spent his later years following monotonous routines in Dublin, with a fear of traveling and people. An unsent letter in his belongings, found after his death, revealed that he had suffered from neurasthenia, which explains his shyness.


He died alone, at 3 Harcourt Street, Dublin, in 1963, at the age of 86.