Well Done Athea
By Domhnall de Barra
After all the months of planning and all the hard work, the Fleadh has come and gone. What a fantastic festival it was and a great lift for our community. From the time it started with the story-telling on Wednesday night to the final sessions on Monday it was a huge success. The story-telling was a new venture and beforehand we did not know how it would go but we need not have worried, it was well attended and the story-tellers, led by the renowned Frances Kennedy from Listowel, kept the large crowd spellbound and in stitches in equal measure. On Thursday we were in more familiar territory with the singing with Catherine Broderick but again this surpassed all our expectations. The place was full up but every singer got great attention and appreciation. No fewer than 32 singers performed from young girls of school-going age to auld codgers like myself! Thanks to the Top of the Town also who provided food on both nights, free of charge. On to Friday and the prayers for good weather were heard. It was a lovely evening for the official opening in The Square and the Wrenboys exhibition that followed. Again a large crowd enjoyed the music, song and dance despite the attention of some very active midges. Sessions followed in the pubs into the small hours and a good time was had by all.
Saturday morning came and the real test of the organising committee. Had we all the venues ready; were there enough stewards to control traffic, man doors, sell wristbands and programmes etc. ? There was a frenzy of messages back and forth on whatsapp but everything fell into place and all the competitions got under way. The rain kept off and this gave competitors an opportunity to practice outdoors before their competitions. It was great to see a piper playing down at the pagoda while a group got together across from the school. Everywhere was full of musical activity and people were in a good mood. The school, in particular was a hive of activity with musicians going up and down corridors looking for the rooms that held their competitions. Chaotic it might have seemed but it was organised chaos and everything went off smoothly. This activity was repeated on Sunday which wasn’t as good weather-wise but it did not make much rain and there wasn’t a hitch. The céilithe on Saturday and Sunday nights saw the hall full of set-dancers enjoying the music of Striolán Céilí Band and Taylor’s Cross, two of the best bands in the business. So, the serious stuff was over and Monday morning was roll up the sleeves time and get all the venues back to the state they were in before the whole thing started. Many hands make light work and it was soon accomplished. The weather finally caught up with us on Monday afternoon and that put a damper on the street entertainment competition. Despite the bad weather two groups turned up and performed in two of the pubs instead of the street. When the judging was done the two groups combined for a lovely session which lasted well into the night. I relaxed a bit myself and had a drink or three while we had a mighty session in Batt’s Bar to finish up the festival.
It truly was a great weekend and the feedback from those who came from all over Limerick and other neighbouring counties was very positive. They could not get over how well the village looked (take a bow Tidy Towns Committee) and the friendliness and helpfulness of the Athea people. It is safe to say there was a buzz about the place that put everyone in good humour. The pubs did a roaring trade as did the shop and the foods outlets. The catering for the Fleadh was second to none provided by Colleen Reidy and Brown Joe’s. Alas the chef at Brown Joe’s had an accident on Sunday afternoon which resulted in a broken leg. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Yes, it was a great weekend but this did not happen by accident. So many people put in so many hours preparing for the weekend. I won’t start naming names but I will say this. I have worked for Comhaltas for most of my life and have been involved in organising Fleadh Cheoil’s at County, Regional and All-Ireland level and I have never worked with a better team. They were so willing to work and nothing was too much for them from the time we started looking for ads for the programme to the clean-up on Monday. A sincere thank you to you all; you have done Athea proud. Our sponsors too were more than willing to support us and made the holding of the event a possibility. They deserve our support in return.
A big thank you to all who helped in any way to make our dream a reality. Our dream was to put our village and parish on the map and show what we are capable of doing. I think we achieved that and that music, song and dance will continue to flourish as a result
There is one person who should be thanked. His name is Ralph and he travelled all the way from London on a scooter to sample the Fleadh atmosphere. Instead of wandering around he put on a high-vis jacket and worked as a steward all through the weekend. Thanks Ralph for being part of the team and we hope you enjoyed your visit to Athea.
A bit of a damper was the break-in at Margaret Carroll’s and Ned Gould’s. Unfortunately these criminals are always in our midst just looking for an opportunity. We hope the Gardaí will be successful in bringing them to justice.
“Valley of Knockanure, The” (2009) (34 mins) Drama.
David Coakley, Gerard Kearney, Jack Lowe, Ryan Sheppard, Liam Burke, Mary Allen, Noel Keefe.
Writer/Director: Gerard Barrett.
Shot on location in County Kerry.
The Valley of Knockanure
Based upon a true story from the Irish War of Independence involving the killing of three IRA volunteers by the Black and Tans in North Kerry.
Verdict: A poor debut from writer/director, Gerard Barrett, and only for the diehard fan of the “Troubles” genre.
Released on DVD but only appears to have been available in Co. Kerry.
From Tom Aherne Notes May 2017
Donie Lyons from Dromreask, Glin will launch his new CD The Lovely Banks of Blaine at Barrett’s Bar, Glin on Sunday May 14 -2017 at 3pm. Donie is an award winning All Ireland traditional singer, and a renowned musician, and he is admired and respected throughout the country and beyond. His talents have delighted so many be it live, or on local radio over the years. The CD will include mainly songs, with selections of his favourite tunes, also included. His numerous fans and supporters will be overjoyed at this news and no doubt the CD will fly off the shelves. Best wishes to Donie, who is a real gentleman, on his latest achievement.
A Stylist Entertainer
DONIE LYONS is a master of music song and chat, and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He is steeped in the rural traditions of dear old Ireland and in tune with present day activities. A very down to earth person who is very modest, about his many achievements down the years. Donie has spent a lifetime performing at various events and venues around his native place, and further afield. His contribution to the entertainment scene has been immense, and we owe him a big debt for preserving our great musical and singing heritage.
His music is styled on the West Limerick/North Kerry tradition, and Donie puts great feeling into it. He can coax music from the side flute that flows easy with a bounce, like a meandering stream, or a bubbling brook. This style can be heard to great effect, on an album he recorded with Gabriel Fitzmaurice, from Moyvane back in the 1990s, titled No Boundaries.
Donie is very proud of the style, and other regional styles, and hope that they will continue. The threat comes from musicians, travelling afield to Fleadhs and Comhaltas competitions, and playing with others, which eventually will bring a universal style. In olden times sessions were more localised and they kept the regional styles stronger.
Donie has been featured regularly on West Limerick 102 Community Radio, since it came on air ten years ago. I recall him playing with his fellow Glin musicians, in the early days, outside the Weigh House, in the Market Yard Newcastle West. It was the day that the late great Gerard Mc Donnell the mountain climber from Kilcornan, made a guest appearance.
Donie has displayed his talents on the Exchange programme, with presenter Sheila O’Regan, in the special entertainment shows that are held a few times during the year. His passion for the traditional music and song can light up a studio. He can join in with the other performers, at the drop of a hat and tell very interesting tales of his travels with Comhaltas, at home and abroad.
Jacki O’Connor who presents the Trad Scene each Saturday evening loves to feature Donie, playing the jigs, reels, slides, and slow airs. Every few weeks one of his songs feature, with “The Vales of New Dirreen” “The Rose of Newtownsands” and “Sweet King Williamstown” three of the most requested numbers.
The late poet Paddy Faley composed an eight verse poem, eleven years ago in tribute to four members of the Glin Comhaltas branch who brought home All Ireland honours from the Fleadh Cheoil held in Letterkenny County Donegal. I include the two verses he wrote in tribute to Donie, who won the men’s traditional singing competition, singing “The Vales of New Dirreen” in 2005.
Donie Lyons has won the hearts of many so modest courteous and kind
With his charming voice and flute music he has captivated every mind
He never seeks to hit the limelight though he has rare qualities to unfold
All who know him were delighted to see him come home with the gold.
He is everybody’s favourite so lovable and serene
You’d stand in the frost to hear him sing “The Vales of New Dirreen”
His presence is very much requested at sessions everywhere
Where he delights the audience with his performances so rare.
It all began for Donie, who was reared in his grandfather’s house in Ballyguiltenane. Henry Sheahan played the flute, and the concertina, and Donie started to pick up the music by air, at a young age. He started playing the tin whistle, when he was seven, or eight years old and the flute when he was fourteen, or fifteen years old. He was an eager learner, and he travelled out and played with others, gaining experience, and he picked up tunes, along the way. A great interest in music, and plenty of practise, made it easier to learn new tunes.
Donie who went to Ballyguiltenane School has one brother Henry, and two sisters, Maureen Barrett, and Eileen Mulvihill who also live in Glin. Farming has been his main occupation, apart from a few years working in Aughinish Alumini. Music is his main hobby but he is also very interested in Gaelic games, and he pulled tug-o-war in his youth. Politics is another passion, and he is a member of the Fianna Fail party and he has canvassed for them in the past.
Donie has a few hundred different tunes, between the jigs and the reels, and playing slides is his favourite, but he also enjoys playing slow airs. He has played with the best known names, including two of Ireland’s greatest flute exponents Seamus Tansey and Matt Molloy, and enjoyed the experience. He also played with the great Irish American fiddle player Liz Carroll who has west Limerick connections.
Donie also recalled the flute playing of John Joe Hartnett, from Strand, and Patsy Lynch from Athea. Playing partners of his also included the late Glin, fiddle players, Martin Mulvihill, and Buddy Furey. Martin had his own school of music in New York, and a branch of Comhaltas was called –The Martin Mulvihill Branch. It was from here that emerged the magical playing of Eileen Ivers. Martin who died on July 23, 1987 got a special award from President Regan, for the wonderful work he had done in promoting the Irish music.
When Martin would come home on holidays, he would be joined by several musicians for sessions, and Donie would drive him around. His usual pub was Barrett’s, in Glin, but he would also play in the other pubs in the village, and would go to pubs in Moyvane, Collins in Athea, and Windles in Carrigkerry for sessions. Joining Martin and Donie would be fiddle players Buddy Furey, Tommy O’Connor, Willie Clarke, Mick Mangan, Jerry Long, Michael Meade, and Jimmy Dillane, and accordion players Pat Enright, Paddy Healy, Jim McGrath, Michael Dillane and David McInerney.
Donie is an award-winning traditional singer, as well as a musician. His grandfather who had a lot of songs, was the first singer, who influenced him. The late Jackie Normoyle from Dromreask, who had a lovely style, was also a big influence. Donie has a vast amount of old songs in his head but concedes it is harder to perfect a song than pick up a tune. He competed in Fleadh Cheoil competitions over the years, at County Munster and All Ireland level. He contested four All –Irelands and in 2005 he won the All-Ireland for senior traditional singing in Letterkenny.
He is a keeper of the songs, and he does not like people singing traditional songs in waltz time, as they are harming them. He likes to follow the story which is at the heart of the traditional song. It is easy to understand as it is mostly about people, places or events.
Donie has also adjudicated at Fleadhs, and other competitions, in Clare, Kerry and Cavan and he is highly regarded by all for his common sense, and down to earth approach to judging. Donie won the men’s and overall World Fleadh Singing competition in Ballybunion in 2006. Ella Marie O’Dwyer, from Freemount, in Cork won the ladies section. The cup he won holds pride of place, amongst his other trophies, and medals.
Donie has gone on three tours with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann, around Ireland Britain, Canada, and the USA, as part of a fifteen, or sixteen member group. His first Concert tour of Ireland was in 2005 and it was a wonderful experience, and he enjoyed every minute of it. He was joined on the week-long tour by the renowned singer Nora Butler from Tipperary and he sang two songs each night, and he also played a few tunes.
In recent years his contribution to preserving the rich musical and song heritage, around his locality has been recognised by Comhaltas, ( Medallion for winning an All-Ireland at their 60th Anniversary celebrations) and by the West Limerick Singing Club. The latter honoured him at Fr Casey’s Clubhouse, on Sunday October 18 2015. He has been a member of the club since their formation in 2002, and it was part of last year’s Gary Mc Mahon Singing Weekend.
Donie was recognised for his tremendous service to traditional music, and singing over his lifetime. A large crowd was in attendance for the presentation, which was well over due, for all he has done in promoting our traditional heritage over the years. We thank him for his vast contribution, and look forward to hearing and listening to Donie, for many more years to come. The old traditions are safe in his possession, and long may Donie and his wife Betty continue to enjoy life.
Thomas Driscoll Newtownsander 1904 22 Julia Driscoll Newtownsandes 1900 21 Bridget Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1908 18 Jeremiah Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1909 26 Kitty Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1912 18 Timothy Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1912 23 William Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1908 20
14. Richard Carr, born Abt. 1825 in Ahalahana, Murher, Kerry, Ireland; died Abt. 1887 in
Newtownsandes,Kerry,Munster,Ireland. He married 15. Joanna Welsh.
15. Joanna Welsh, born Abt. 1823; died Abt. 1887 in Newtownsandes,Kerry,Munster,Ireland.
Children of Richard Carr and Joanna Welsh are:
i. Edmund Carr, born Abt. 1842 in Alhalahana, Murher, Kerry, Ireland; married Hanora Stack; born Abt.
ii. James Carr, born Abt. 1843.
iii. Richard Carr, born Abt. 1844.
iv. Josephine Carr, born Abt. 1845.
7 v. Catherine Carr, born 05 Nov 1846 in Alhalahana, Kerry, Ireland; died 06 Jun 1914 in Omaha, Douglas,
NB; married (1) John Carr 02 Feb 1869; married (2) David Osborne 07 Apr 1869 in Maquoketa,
Jackson, Iowa; married (3) Moses Michael Kanouse 12 Feb 1908 in Florence Nebraska (St Phillips).
vi. Bridget Carr, born 1864 in Ballylongford, Munster, Kerry, Ireland; died 1954.
vii. John Carr, born 1846; died 07 Mar 1865 in County Kerry, Ireland; married (2) Catherine Carr 02 Feb
1869; born 05 Nov 1846 in Alhalahana, Kerry, Ireland; died 06 Jun 1914 in Omaha, Douglas, NB.
Name: Carol J. Culp
How do I list my GGGrandmothers emmigrant burial. Catherine Carr, daughter of Richard and Johana Carr Born Ahalahana,Murhur,Moyvane County Kerry on Nov 5, 1846 died 6 June, 1914 Omaha Nebr, Usa.
Carrs of Newtownsandes/Moyvane/Murher
Looking for additional information on
Richard Carr b. abt 1823 who married Johanne Welshe born abt 1823
both died abt 1887
...their parents, where they were born, marriage date...and confirmation of their childrens names and birthdates.
Catherine Carr b. 5 Nov 1846 at Ahalahana
Additionally we believe are the following:
Edmund, John, James, Richard Jr., Josephine, Bridget (1864)
Family tradition is that one brother was a priest, one a doctor and both went to mission field abroad...perhaps China, where one or both died due to a plague. We show a sister as mother superior
of a convent. Not known which ones...or if these are the correct siblings.
Any info on the family appreciated.
Name: Tina Mattocks
Just looked again - wonderful site. My grandfather was Thomas White from Athea Limerick married to Mary Hunt of Knockanure (Kerry). Mary was the daugher of James Hunt and Bridget Carroll. There are also Fitzgeralds and Nolans in the family. Been to Ireland 4 times now and will be going again!!
Patrick Sheahan was born on March 3rd, 1928 in Newtown, Sandes, Co. Kerry. He attended Murhur National School from 1934 to 1942 were he reached the 7th standard. He came to the United States on May 31st, 1948. He attended my classes from January 16th to May, 1950, obtained his High School Diploma and was called in the army.
He was killed instantly on Cot. 4, 1951 by enemy fire. I received his letter the day he died. He received this citation:
"On June 8, 1951, near Sam Ywie, Korea, Company "A" was engaged in the assault upon Hill 736 when it was suddenly subjected to heavy enemy machine gun fire which cut off four men from their unit, wounding two of them before they could reach a place of cover. Private Sheahan, seeing his comrades fall, stopped to carry them, one at a time, to a position of safety and then remained with them while another went to locate a medical aid man. At this point a large enemy force commenced to assault his position, but he stood fast, firing into the attack with his rifle until his platoon broke through to rout the foe. Private Sheehan's unwavering heroism and determination were instrumental in saving the lives of two fellow soldiers and reflect great credit upon himself and the militar6y service. Entered the military service from the State of New York. Received the Bronze
Manifest for Lucania
Sailing from Queenstown Arrived 20Aug 1904
007. Cronin, Kate F 32y M Irish Irish Newtownsandes 0008. Brandon, Lizzie F 22y S Irish Irish Newtownsandes 0009. Scanlon, Hannah F 20y S Irish Irish Newtownsandes 0010. ORourke, Edmond M 19y S Irish Irish Newtownsandes 0011. Hanrahan, John M 22y S Irish Irish Newtownsandes 0012. 0006. Hanrahan, Thomas M 24y S Irish Irish Listowel; 0005. Kennedy, Maurice M 22y S Ireland Irish Shanagolden 0006. Barry, Michael M 14y Ireland Irish Shanagolden;
Catherine Driscoll Abbeyfeale, Ireland 1923 17 ; Kate Driscoll Abbylace, Ireland 1907 46 ;Kate Driscoll Ardfert 1898 18 Patrick Driscoll Ardfert 1903 24 Patrick Driscoll Ardfert 1903 24 Daniel Driscoll Ardfert, Ireland 1911 25 Nellie Driscoll Ardfert, Ireland 1907 31 Terence O'Driscoll Ardfert, Ireland 1923 23 James Driscoll Ardfield, Ireland 1907 26 Nellie Driscoll Ardfort, Ireland 1907 ;Jas. W. Driscoll Asdee 1899 17 ;Mary Driscoll Ballybunion 1904 19 William Driscoll Ballybunion 1902 21 Annie Driscoll Ballybunion, Ireland 1906 18 John Driscoll Ballybunion, Ireland 1910 27 Margt Driscoll Ballybunior 1900 22 ;Ella Driscoll Ballyduff, Ireland 1909 30 ;Nora Driscoll Knocknagoshel, Ireland 1921 18 ;Maggie Driscoll Listowel 1902 3 Michael Driscoll Listowel 1906 29 ;Thomas Driscoll Newtownsander 1904 22 Julia Driscoll Newtownsandes 1900 21 Bridget Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1908 18 Jeremiah Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1909 26 Kitty Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1912 18 Timothy Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1912 23 William Driscoll Newtownsandes, Ireland 1908 20 ;AHERN: Ahern, Miss Salowglin 1902 age 20;Andrew Ahern Listowel, Ireland1913 age 23;Annie Ahern Abbeydealg, Ireland 1917 age 29 ;Annie Ahern Athea1897@ 20;Bernard Ahern Abbeyfeale 1904 @3;Bridget Ahern Athea, Co Limerick, Ireland 1923 @21 ;Bridget Ahern Athea, Limerick, Ireland 1923@ 21;Bridget Ahern Glensharrold 1906 @19; Catherine Ahern Athea, Ireland 1910 @21;Catherine Ahern Tarbet1899@24; Catherine AhernTimoleague, Ireland 1907@18;Daniel Ahern Abbeyfeale 1904 @38; Daniel Ahern Abbeyfeale 1904 @8;Daniel Ahern Ballylongford 1904 @26;Daniel Ahern Lestowel 1901 age 21;Daniel Ahern Newtownsandes, Ireland 1909 age 24;Patrick Ahern Newtownsandes, Ireland 1912 age21 ;Patrick Ahern Newtownsandes, Ireland 1912 age24;Michael Ahern Newtown Sandes, Co. Kerry 1905 age 22;Michael Ahern Tarbet 1899 age27;Patrick Ahern Athea, Ireland 1909 age28;
The earliest record of our direct Mulvihill ancestors in Ireland is a Christening entry in the Kilfergus (Glin)1, Limerick Church register. It is for Michael (II) Mulvihill, dated 2 Aug 18545, and lists the parents as Michael (I) and Johanna (McMahon) Mulvihill. They were apparently not married in Glin, suggesting that Johanna was not from the immediate area. Michael (I) was listed as a Farmer in Ballygiltenan.
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The marriage of Michael (I) was not his first. His first wife was Johanna's sister Catherine. They were married in about 1850. Michael and Catherine had two children (in Glin) - Mary (1850) and Ellen (1852). Catherine may have died in childbirth with Ellen, or shortly thereafter. Their child, Mary later married John Nolan of Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, on 31 Jan 1874 in Glin Chapel. There is some evidence that Ellen died young.
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Michael (I) and Johanna had at least seven additional children after Michael (II). They were (all in Glin):
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Patrick (8 Jun 1856)5; Godparents Patrick Walsh and Marie King; married Ellen Hunt of Kinard 22 Apr 187930 in Glin Chapel.
Margaret (20 Feb 1858)5; Godparents John Stackpool and Mary Nolan; married Patrick Dillane of Killeany 29 Jul 187531 in Glin Chapel.
Johanna (31 Dec 1859)5; Godparents Patrick McEnemy and Mary Hanrahan; died young (1865).
Ellen (24 Aug 1861)5; Godparents Daniel and Mary Hanrahan;
Bridget "Delia" (4 Nov 1863)5; Godparents Michael and Mary Mulvihill!; Immigrated to US 1885-6; married John Guerin abt 1885.
Catherine "Kate" (18 Nov 1865)28; Godparents Michael Hanrahan and Margaret McEnemy; Immigrated to US 1885-6; married Jeremiah Neville
Honora "Nora" (23 Jun 1868)29; Immigrated to US abt 1888; married John Neville
Tralee, Ireland to New York
23 June 1852
DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - PORT OF NEW YORK
I, John Grover do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear that the following List or Manifest of Passengers, subscribed with my name, and now delivered by me to the Collector of the Customs for the District of New-York, contains, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true account of all the Passengers received on board the Br Ship Gipsey whereof I am Master, from Tralee, Ireland, So help me God. John Grover.
Sworn to this 23rd June, 1852, Before me (illegible signature), Deputy Collector.
Sample list of Passengers
1 Patk Riordan 21 male laborer Ireland United States
2* Matu Riordan 38 male laborer Ireland United States
3 Mary Foley 11 female spinister Ireland United States
4 Mary Hackett 12 female spinister Ireland United States
5 Julia Hackett 15 female spinister Ireland United States
6* Honora Sullivan female Ireland United States
7 John Healy 30 male laborer Ireland United States
8 Mary Healy 25 female spinister Ireland United States
9* James Healy 7 male Ireland United States
10 John Healy 7mos male infant Ireland United States
11 Maurice Carroll 20 male laborer Ireland United States
12 Margt Carroll 22 female spinister Ireland United States
13 Daniel Costello 25 male laborer Ireland United States
14 Robt Mahoney 18 male laborer Ireland United States
15 Margt Lynch 18 female spinister Ireland United States
16 Bridget Dalton 36 female spinister Ireland United States
17 Henry Tyther 14 male laborer Ireland United States
18 David Tyther 35 male laborer Ireland United States
19* Main McKenna 20 male laborer Ireland United States
20 Richd Day 18 male laborer Ireland United States
21* Johan Csonan 20 female spinister Ireland United States
22 Betty Sullivan 35 female widow Ireland United States
23 Jery Sullivan 29 male laborer Ireland United States
24 Denis Sullivan 20 male laborer Ireland United States
25 Eugen Sullivan 18 male laborer Ireland United States
26 Cathn Murphy 29 female spinister Ireland United States
27 Denis McMehan 16 male laborer Ireland United States
28 Julia McMehan 14 female spinister Ireland United States
29 Johan McMehan 12 female spinister Ireland United States
30 Timy Sullivan 50 male laborer Ireland United States
31 Michel Durin 35 male laborer Ireland United States
32 Mrgt Durin 20 female spinister Ireland United States
33 Patk Greaney 41 male laborer Ireland United States
34 Francis Moore 33 male laborer Ireland United States
35 Mary Murphy 19 female spinister Ireland United States
36 Ellis Johnston 20 female spinister Ireland United States
37 Mary Shea 18 female spinister Ireland United States
38* May Griffin Clients 13 female spinister Ireland United States
39 Cathen Cournaus 16 female spinister Ireland United States
40 May Howe 64 female widow Ireland United States
41 Thos. Howe 29 male laborer Ireland United States
42 Wm Lyons 32 male laborer Ireland United States
43 Thos Manig? 34 male laborer Ireland United States
44 May Carroll 25 female wife Ireland United States
45* John Carroll 3 male Ireland United States
46 Pat Carroll 8mos male infant Ireland United States
47 Mary Neil 35 female wife Ireland United States
48* Thade Neil 5 male Ireland United States
49* John Neil 7 male Ireland United States
50 John Cornell 17 male butcher Ireland United States
51 Mgt Breen 14 female spinister Ireland United States
52 John Minahan 21 male laborer Ireland United States
53 Maurice Moriarty 20 male laborer Ireland United States
54 Magt Finn 25 female spinister Ireland United States
55 Julia Conway 19 female spinister Ireland United States
56 John Daly 50 male laborer Ireland United States
57* Patk Daly 19 female widow Ireland United States
58 Mgt Connor 35 female spinister Ireland United States
59 Ellen Connor 17 female spinister Ireland United States
60* Margt Connor 15 male carpenter Ireland United States
61 Thos Murphy 45 male laborer Ireland United States
62 Maurice Sullivan 35 male laborer Ireland United States
63 Thos Sullivan 21 male laborer Ireland United States
64 Bessy Clifford 19 female spinister Ireland United States
65 ????? Brien 26 female spinister Ireland United States
66 Cathn Connor 16 female spinister Ireland United States
67 John Connor 20 male baker Ireland United States
68 Cathn Clifford 22 female spinister Ireland United States
69 Jane Moriarty 20 female spinister Ireland United States
70 Mary Connor 18 female spinister Ireland United States
71 Ellen Long 28 female spinister Ireland United States
72 Mary Long 19 female spinister Ireland United States
73 Ellen Williams 3 female spinister Ireland United States
74 Timy Carroll 45 male laborer Ireland United States
75 Ellen Leary 16 female spinister Ireland United States
76* Morry Sullivan 19 female spinister Ireland United States
77 Johanna Burke 18 female spinister Ireland United States
78 Mary Hurley 10 female spinister Ireland United States
79 Cath Mahoney 22 female spinister Ireland United States
80 Patk Bolan 14 male Ireland United States
81 Mary Nolan 19 female spinister Ireland United States
82 Magt Nolan 21 female spinister Ireland United States
83 Mary Kelly 23 female wife Ireland United States
84 Cathn Kelly 2 female child Ireland United States
85 Patk Finuty 38 male laborer Ireland United States
86 Patk Dean 23 male laborer Ireland United States
87 Lucinda Egan 13 female spinister Ireland United States
88 Margt Huffman 23 female spinister Ireland United States
89 ?aul Shea 18 male laborer Ireland United States
90 Mary Lean 24 female spinister Ireland United States
91 Honora Lean 20 female spinister Ireland United States
92 Thos. Lean 17 male laborer Ireland United States
93 Timy Lean 15 male laborer Ireland United States
94 Patk Lean 11 male laborer Ireland United States
95 Johain? Lean 9 male laborer Ireland United States
96 Mary Leyne 22 female spinister Ireland United States
97 Humphrey Leary 32 male laborer Ireland United States
98* Cathn Leary 29 male laborer Ireland United States
99 Danl Leary 11mos male infant Ireland United States
100 Patk Joy 15 male laborer Ireland United States
101 Bridget Maning 23 female spinister Ireland United States
102 Danl Sweeny 23 male labourer Ireland United States
103 Cornls Mc????ndz 55 male farmer Ireland United States
104* Ellen Mc????ndz 46 male Ireland United States
105 Thos Mc????ndz 23 male laborer Ireland United States
106 Pat Mc?????ndz 21 male laborer Ireland United States
107 Dennis Mc????ndz 18 male laborer Ireland United States
108 Michl Mc????ndz 16 male laborer Ireland United States
109 Cornls Mc????ndz 15 male laborer Ireland United States
110 Mary Mc????ndz 13 female spinister Ireland United States
111* Eugene Mc????ndz 12 male Ireland United States
112* Ellen Mc????ndz 10 female n Ireland United States
113 Mary Foley 24 female spinister Ireland United States
114 Mary Sullivan 25 female spinister Ireland United States
115 Mary Godfrey 46 female widow Ireland United States
116 Ellen Clifford 16 female spinister Ireland United States
117 Cath Neil 65 female widow Ireland United States
118 John Neil 18 male laborer Ireland United States
119 Ellen Neil 16 female spinister Ireland United States
120 Ellen Mc????ndz 25 female spinister Ireland United States
121 Naino Leary 16 female spinister Ireland United States
122 Nancy Brosnan 19 female spinister Ireland United States
123 John Sullivan 21 male laborer Ireland United States
124 Mary Foly 17 female spinister Ireland United States
125* Johana Rrien 30 female spinister Ireland United States
126 Pat Sheehy 30 male laborer Ireland United States
127* Michl Shinhy 13 male laborer Ireland United States
128 Michl Wallow 14 male laborer Ireland United States
129 Mary Conner 60 female widow Ireland United States
130 Cathn Conner 16 female spinister Ireland United States
131 Ann Morarty 18 female spinister Ireland United States
132 Ellen Morarty 40 female spinister Ireland United States
133 Michl Lynch 18 male laborer Ireland United States
134 Thos Ash 50 male laborer Ireland United States
135 Danl Morarty 40 male laborer Ireland United States
136 John Cleary 18 male laborer Ireland United States
137* Ellen Shos 25 female spinister Ireland United States
138 Mary Doherty 16 female spinister Ireland United States
139 Ellen Kennedy 18 female spinister Ireland United States
140* Jerh Keerin 14 female spinister Ireland United States
141 John Kerry 45 male laborer Ireland United States
142 Edw Sheehey 25 male laborer Ireland United States
143 David Fitzgerald 23 male laborer Ireland United States
144 John Doiyan 27 male laborer Ireland United States
145 Kate Dioyan 26 female spinister Ireland United States
146 Mary Clifford 23 female spinister Ireland United States
147 Thos Banning 21 male blacksmith Ireland United States
148 Inft boy Clifford 11mon male infant Ireland United States
149 Thomas Keevan 35 male laborer Ireland United States
150 Margt Lonzo 19 female wife Ireland United States
Sheila Phelan on Edward F. Barrett (1869-1936), Abbey Playwright - New Hibernia Review 10:1 New Hibernia Review 10.1 (2006) 139-146 Edward F. Barrett (1869-1936), Abbey Playwright Sheila Phelan
National University Of Ireland, Galway The extraordinary creative activity of Dublin's Abbey Theatre in the opening decades of the last century was the work not only of notable figures of
literary and theatrical stature but, also of lesser figures who contributed in minor ways as their lives intersected for perhaps a year or two with the visionary project of Yeats and Lady
Gregory. Edward F. Barrett, an accountant, wrote plays in his spare time, one of which was produced at the Abbey Theatre in 1918. His story is essentially that of an amateur who, in different
circumstance, may have flourished as a playwright. Barrett was born on St. Valentine's Day, 1869. His mother was a Fitzmaurice from Listowel and his father was a publican. When Edward was a young
boy, his father sold his pub and moved the family out to Newtown Sandes, a small village in the townland of Coolleen in North Kerry. As he grew up Barrett was interested in books and literature.
After leaving school he trained as an accountant. He also taught for a time at St. Michael's College in Listowel. Dublin was an attractive prospect for an ambitious young man, and he soon
obtained a position as business manager with Messrs. Smith and Sons, Silversmiths, of Wicklow Street
Edward F Barrett was married to a Hunt woman of Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, relations still there.
MARGARET "MAGGIE" HEALY, Born 1849 in Co. Clare, Ireland.
Died 16 Mar 1907 in Chicago, IL
Married 27 Apr 1867, in Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, IL.
Cornelius McCARTHY. Born 27 Oct 1837 in Knockanure Parish, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Died 6 Jan 1916 in Chicago,IL.
They had the following children:
Name Birth Death Spouse
Mary 1869 1893
Julia 1870 1898 Michael O'Connell
Cornelius James "Con" 16 Oct 1871/73
Chicago 27 Sep. 1919
Des Moines,IA Katherine Marie Weymuller
m. c. 1903
Patrick Francis 1878 1939 Mary "Mayme" Keeleher/Keller
Margaret "Maude" 1880
James A. 1886 1970 Hattie
Name MARGARET PIERCE Date of Birth 3 January 1869 (Based on other date information) Address CARHUIRAGH Father DAVID PIERCE Mother BRIDGET CASEY
Name JAMES PIERCE Date of Birth 11 November 1866 (Based on other date information) Address CARHUEIRAGH Father DAVID PIERCE Mother BRIDGET CASEY
Name THOMAS PIERCE Date of Birth 4 January 1863 (Based on other date information) Address CARHIUIRAGH Father DAVID PIERCE Mother BRIDGET CASEY
Name DANIEL PIERCE Date of Birth 17 July 1864 (Based on other date information) Address CName
Name DAVID PIERCE Date of Birth 6 January 1871 Address CARHUERAGH Father DAVID PIERCE Mother BRIDGET CASEY
Name JOHN PIERCE Date of Birth 29 October 1873 Address CARHUERAGH Father DAVID PIERCE Mother BRIDGET CASEY
Name NICHOLAS PIERCE Date of Birth 16 February 1876 Address CARRUERAGH Father DAVID PIERCE Mother BRIDGET CASY , sponsor Dan Carroll and Mary Fealy.
Name MARY PIERCE Date of Birth 6 April 1878 Address CAR Father DAVID PIERCE Mother BRIDGET CASEY
Name MAURICE PIERCE Date of Birth 26 May 1880 Address CARRUERAGH Father DAVID PIERCE Mother BRIDGET CASEY
1840 Moyvane ; HusbandWifeName DANIEL MCGRATH JOHANNA PEARSE Address NR CARHOOEARAGH Occupation NR NR Father NR MCGRATH NR NR Mother NR NR NR NR
1841; HusbandWifeName DANIEL MCEVOY JOHANNA PIERCE Address NR KILMEANY Occupation NR NR Father NR MCEVOY NR NR
Name MICHAEL O'CONNOR Date of Birth 17 February 1911 Address BEENBRACK Father MICHAEL O'CONNOR Mother MARY PIERCE
Name CATHERINE FEALY Date of Birth 1 February 1879 Address CARHOOEARAGH Father WILLIAM FEALY Mother CATHERINE CASEY
Name JAMES CARROLL Date of Birth 14 March 1818 (Based on other date information) Address LISTOWEL Father THOMAS CARROLL Mother ELLEN PIERCE
Name MARY CARROLL Date of Birth 18 August 1816 (Based on other date information) Address LISTOWEL Father THOMAS CARROLL Mother ELLEN PIERCE
Name JOHN CARROLL Date of Birth 8 February 1824 (Based on other date information) Address LISTOWEL Father THOMAS CARROLL Mother ELLEN PIERCE
Name MARY MCELLIGOTT Date of Birth 7 April 1809 (Based on other date information) Address NR Father WILLIAM MCELLIGOTT Mother MARY PIERCE
Duagh Marriage 1844; HusbandWifeName TIMOTHY CARROLL MARY PIERCE Address KNOCKANEBRACK NR Occupation NR NR Father NR CARROLL NR PIERCE Mother NR NR NR NR
FIRST World War centenary is approaching; it is time to start collecting memorabilia on these heroic men who suffered so much. Sample of young locals who died; John Barry, Knockanure, Private in the Irish Guards died aged 22 on 17th March 1917, remembered at Sailly- Saillisel Cemetery, he was son of Mike Barry and Bridget Kelliher; Denis Daly, Listowel Rank Corporal, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Age at death 26. Date of Death 26th December-1918; William Danaher, Listowel, Rank Private, Irish Guards, Age at death 21, Date of Death 19-July-1917; Michael Dee Coolard, Rank, Lance Corporal, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Age at death 28. Date of Death 20-October-1918; John Dore Listowel, Rank Private, Irish Guards, Date of Death 13-February-1916; Michael Dore, Listowel, Rank: Corporal, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Age at death: 27. Date of Death 8-October-1916; Maurice Downes, Lisselton, Rank: Sapper. Royal Engineers, Date of Death 23-March-1918; Henry J De Courcy Born Tarbert, Second Lieutenant Leinster Regiment, Date of Death 18-January-1917, Age at
Death, 20; John C Donovan Born Tarbert, Rank, Sergeant.
Canadian Infantry, Age at death 38. Date of Death 31-May-1918; Michael Dunford born Duagh, Private Leinster Regiment. Date of Death 24-January-1917; Thomas Dillon Asdee,
Private Royal Munster Fusiliers, Age at death 27. Date of Death 15-November-1914. More from www.cwgc.org
Edinburgh University archive has accounts of Girl Guides helping M15, during First World War.
I SAW the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, "What can get through from such snares?" Then I heard a voice saying to me, "Humility." Anthony.
Glin Castle Yacht Race Sat 16th Aug 2014
Posted on 18/08/2014 by glinnews
Randall Counihan started the race shortly after 12pm and both classes set off on a beat toward Bolands Buoy in 25 knots and wind against tide making for very challenging seas. After rounding Bolands the White Sails fleet headed back up the river and completed a triangular course around Rinealon, Mount Trenchard and Loghill before heading home. The IRC fleet took in an extra lap between Carrig Fada and Bolands before completing two laps of the same triangular course as White Sails. The run back up river was against the tide and boats that hugged the Clare shore made massive ground against anyone who ventured to the middle or Limerick shore. Conditions were testing and there were two retirees in each classs. In IRC Battle and Golden Kopper had to retire while Dexterity and Disaray were the only two brave enough to fly spinnakers!!! In White Sails, Sea Maiden and Dehilicious retired. Racing finished at the club line in FYC and the results were given at a reception at Glin Castle shortly afterwards. Congrats to the McGibney family & crew on Dis-a-ray, winners in class 1 IRC by 21 seconds ahead of Dexterity after 4 hours of racing. Dis-a-ray also won ECHO. And congrats to Tom Murray & his lone crewman Paddy McSweeney on Kerry Dream who won White Sails with just over one minute on Marengo. Well done to both boats! Prize giving took place at Glin Castle (host to the race since 1827).