Not surprisingly, at various times and places attempts were made to put a stop to the activities of the two gangs.




This was often, though not exclusively, undertaken by the clergy, such as at Newtownsandes following the day-long fight which left a man dead: ‘Every other Sunday after that the priest came out in the street after Mass, and ordered all the people to go home, and not to fight any more.




The two sides were advised by him, and they never again fought.’




In December 1828, ‘to reconcile contending factions’, a priest had a large crowd of people from Ballylongford, Lisselton, Tarbert and the Galey walk, as a penance, from Tarbert to Tralee.






The Lawlors and Black Mulvihills also had their champions. Gearóid Mulvihill was descended from the Mulvihills of Knockanira, Co. Clare, who ‘had the reputation of being great fighters and men of splendid physique’.




He ‘led the Black Mulvihills in many a bloody contest. Gearóid used to stuff his hat with hay so as to lessen the impact of the blows on his head.’ The following story about him also features ‘a formidable fighter’ for the Cooleens, Seán Sheehy, from Coolaneelig, who was known as the Dailc (‘the hulk’).




Gearóid Mulvihill had many notable victories and was held in high esteem even by his enemies. At that time the champions of different factions used to challenge each other to fight in order to see who was the better man … Big Jim Hartnett of Abbeyfeale sent a challenge to Gearóid, which he accepted. He took none of his followers with him.




It was a long hard fight which Gearóid eventually won. When the Abbeyfeale men saw their leader stretched on the ground they rushed at Gearóid and almost killed him.






Knockanure Folklore






part of Batt and Co many of them would be homeless. The funny thing about it was not sufficient to pay the half-gale rent the tenant should also give over possession this was done by taking a wish of thatch from over the door and handing it to the estate bailiff then if he had any friend of his own for the place the unfortunate tenant was evicted. Some farmers got possession through these happenings.


kept a stiff lead on the rest of the workmen. In olden days the greater part of the tillage of this country was gone with the spades and as each man had to do an equal share it was pretty hard on those who were good workmen hense the phraise came "he was broke; meaning of course he was not able to keep in line with the Gombeen man. With the advent of machinery all this business died away much to the relief of those who were not good work men and much to the advantage of the employer as a good percentage of certain works were not well done when men were to hard pressed


Daniel MacMahon (43)




Priests celebrated Mass in it. Those Friars were called Dominican Friars. The Church is knocked down now to the foundation and the stones taken away from it. Some of the holy people died in Carrueragh and others went to Tralee and died there.








“The ancient name of Kilmorna was Kilmeany it was said to be once of the most beautiful spots in North Kerry.”


daughters married a Polar Gentleman and her brother left her the place and she kept it until Sir Auter was killed and it was then by the Government and divided to the people. Mr Guns was a good man and his work-men had no trouble with him.


Kill means church and long ago there was a burial ground in the ruckery named Mary before the church of Lisiniskea was built.


There was a grave-yard in Kilmorna. When Parnell visited the place there was a tree planted for him and it is still to be seen it is about one hundred and fifty years ago it was planted.


Mahony had too horses named Romia and Bumburshirt and they were the most beautiful horses to be seen in North Kerry. Shanna Cuil is the western end of Kilmeany and the Eastern part is called the river dail and the most eastern side of it was called Trien. There is a gate in




Kilmeany named Buckleys gate and it was about seven feet in height and it was said that a hunter jumped it.


The great house was first a small house and Mr Mahoney did a lot of improving in it.


There was a park in Kilmeany and in the park deers were kept. The whole park was surrounded by a high wall and the deers were driven out each day and hunt them. All the people of Kilmorna were evicted from their homes except the Moor's and the Sullivans. My Great Grandfather Timothy Scanlon came from Athea and got land in Kilmeany after the famine. The public road ran through Mahoney's land and account of the beautiful woods, the road was made at the other side and O Callahan was the contracter and it is called O Callahans road since. There is a beautiful glen called




It is said that the trees grew there by nature. There is a skating flag in the wood and the young boys and girls of the parish used to come there on Sundays.


Mr Parnell who was a member of Parliament came to Kilmeany on a visit and there was a tree planted in remembrance of the day he visited the place, it is about one hundred and fifty years ago. There was a burial ground in Kilmorna before the church of Knockanure was burned. It is said that it was a group of Protestants from Kilmorna that burned the church. Long ago it is said there was a small house at the back of the chapel and in it there lived a man and two children. The fater of the children was killed by night and the two children were left alone in the house. The is a stone still to be seen in Willie Stacks land where he was killed and his blood remains in the stone




and will never leave it. The mans name was James Costello and one of his sons remained hoarse ever since from crying after his father. After he was killed his sister came to take care of the children. They remained there for some time and then they removed down to the Co. Limerick.


The slipping stone in Kilmorna is a big rock sloping downwards to a stream. When the people used to skate on it they made it smooth. It is not half as long as before for when they used to skate on it the surface used to give and cover the lower part of it.


Shannacool means the old corner. There was a gort in Gurtaglanna long ago and it is likely the name came from a garden.




The Forts we find around our townland are the relics of ancient dwellings. These forts date back to the Danish invasion in the ninth century. In the centre of these forts were erected a large pole and around this they built a circular ring of earth from this to the top of the pole they put canves and thus formed a dwelling similar to our tents. They built an outer ring of earth which formed such a strong defence that it could only be taken when its defenders were overpowered by larger numbers. In those days the only weapons of welfare were swords and bowed arrows.


There are several forts in the district and the principal of these seems to be at Gurtaglanna, as it is surrounded by three rings of earth or defences. Probably the chief or ruler of the clan lived in this. This is known as


“The Forts we find around our townland are the relics of ancient dwellings.”


(continued from previous page)




Lissnabro, close to this fort there are four others one of which gives its name to its townland Lisaniskea another is called Lisanfarran this is the fort close to the Knockanure burial ground. To the west of this is Carrueragh there is another one called Lisaphone, south of Lisnaph is one called Lisaknock. There are forts in Kilmorna one of these is called Liskeendonnell. The Danes seemed to have lived in colonies as their forts are close together.


After the battle of Clontarf the danish fighting men returned to their homes hence those who remained with the Irish and the forts were allowed to decay.








Collector Kathleen Cronin - labourer. He worked in this district and also around Listowel and Knockanure. He made a very fine song about the miser Farmer and still a better one about the late Father Casey. A part of the song that he composed was.


"No matter what your offences were.


He would forgive your sins.


He had more power than any Priest.


Himself and God were friends.


He is rolling in the heavens now.






William Broderick Age   12 Informant-  Daniel KeaneAge   58 Occupation farmer




There is a man in the parish of Knockanure named Patrick Drury, commonly known as "Pá" Drury.


One day as he was going to Listowel he met two priests, and they told him to make a rhyme about O'Sullivan the reporter, who was then living in Listowel.


This is the rhyme he made.


In this bright town there lives a clown,


He would sell his soul for porter,


O'Sullivan John he is the man,


The dirty mean reporter.


One of the priests gave him 1/6, and the other one gave him 2/6. Pá said "God bless you" to priest who gave him 1/6 and he said "God Almighty bless you" to the priest that gave him 2/6. The priests asked him what the difference




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Newtownsandes Index

A twentieth century history of Erie County, Pennsylvania : a narrative account of its historic progress, its people, and its principal interests (Volume 2)...


...Right Reverend John E. Fitz Maurice, D. D., was born at Newtownsandes. County Kerry, Ireland, in February,... (February, Pennsylvania, United States - 1839)






The Irish standard 1914/03/28


...a son of the late John O'Connor, of Newtownsandes.... (Minneapolis,, Minnesota, United States - 1914)




Clarion Herald 1964/04/02


...Cunningham, brother of the Rev. Patrick Cunningham of Sts. Peter and Paul church, was born Nov. 9, 1913, in Newtownsandes,... (Ireland, Ireland - 1913)




The Post-Office annual Glasgow directory (Volume 1937-38)


...Kilternan Liscannor, Lahinch * Moira Newtownmountkennedy ' Kiltimagh Liscarroll Monaghan Newtownsandes m Kiltormer Lisdoonvarna {Monamolin * Newtownstewart ' Kiltyclogher... (Cork, Cork, Ireland - 1937)








Catholic News Service - Newsfeeds 1926/10/04


...Newtownsandes by the Very Rev. Michael Keane, P.P. Both priests presented addresses to the President from their respective parishioners. At... (Tarbert, United States - 1926)




Clarion Herald 1963/05/30


...his ordination Mav 28. Bishop Robert E. Tracy of Baton Rouge presided at the Mass of thanksgiving sung by Father... (Newtownsandes county, Louisiana, United States - 1963)




New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXVIII, Issue 39 1900/09/27


...American mission, Fathers Francis and Edmund Fitzmaurice, has been spending a few days in his native parish, Newtownsandes, County Kerry,... (Youghal, New Zealand - 1900)










A history of the city and county of Cork


...Rev. J, P.P, Newtownsandes, Tarbert Kerry, Rev. Edmond, R.C.C, Glanturkin college, Whitegate, co. Cork Beechinor, Rev. Jerome, R.C.C, Aghada, co.... (Patrick, Cork, Ireland - 1803)




A history of the city and county of Cork


...Rev. J, P.P, Newtownsandes, Tarbert Barry, Rev. Edmond, R.C.C, Glanturkin college, Whitegate, co. Cork Beechinor, Rev. Jerome, R.C.C, Aghada, co.... (Cork Co, Cork, Ireland - 1803)




The Irish standard 1914/01/17


... Mrs. Stackpoole, widow of a farmer, has died at Aughrim, Newtownsandes, aged 103. She was... (Aughrim, Minnesota, United States - 1914)




The Catholic Journal 1904/02/13


... Jeremiah Nolan of Newtownsandes, member of the Llstowel rural council and brother to Mr.... (Rochester, New York, United States - 1904)




The Catholic Journal 1901/03/23


...at Leitrim Middle, Newtownsandes, Maria Lehane, aged 62... (Rochester, New York, United States - 1901)




Clarion Herald, 30 May 1963


Fr. Kearney observes anniversary ST. FRANCISVILLE - The Rev. Myles Kearney, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in St. Francisville. celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination May 28. Bishop Robert E. Tracy of Baton Rouge presided at the Mass of thanksgiving sung by Father Kearney. Father Kearney was born in Newtownsandes county. Kerry. Ireland. He was ordained in 1938 at St. Patrick’s college. Carlow. Ireland. His first assignment in the U.S. was assistant pastor of St. Joseph’s church in Rawlins. Wyo. In 1943 he was transferred to Epiphany church in New York city. Father Kearney served as assistant pastor of St. Anthony in Baton Rouge and St. Leo the Great in New Orleans, becoming pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in 1955.


March 12, 2016 at 1:43 pm


Mary Murphy from Moyvane.com




Just research that my great, great grandparents were married in Moyvane 7 SEP 1857 (John O’Shea and Johanna Donahue). So, I’m adding your lovely town onto my visit list of Ireland!


I do have one question. The parish record lists the town Miss Johanna came from as ‘C l o u n p r u h u s’ ?? I am not finding such a town. Closest, I think, was possibly ‘Clontuskert, a.k.a. Cloonturskan’ in Roscommon. I’m just wondering if that makes sense, and if that area is near you?


Dia leat!-Mary




The butter produced by the Glin Co-op creamery was of a renowned high quality partly due to its cooling which was aided by the importation of ice from Norway for the ice houses built for the thriving Glin fish market where salmon taken locally were bought and then sent directly from there to Billingsgate, London for sale. Ice was needed to pack the fish to keep them fresh[9]. A dairy inspector report dated 13 August 1897 confirms this As the creamery is now receiving ice daily and I gave them information how to use this to the best advantage, I expect good results in the future both in quantity and quality.









 Fr Pat Moore 2007



 “We walked to the furthest point of Carrig Island.


Nearby is the first monastic site in North Kerry.


Across the Shannon Estuary the round tower and monastic sites of Scattery break the skyline.


A northwest wind chills the sunlight that is gaining confidence this April morning.


Feeling like the last two priests in Kerry, we are full of Holy Week tiredness, inwardly more ashes than fire, more sickness than healing.


In this place and at a different time Senan of Scattery crossed over to build a causeway, a task abandoned for want of blessing.


"We have only ourselves," we said as we stood there.


In our inner emptiness is the birthing place for Easter hope.


That it may overtake us and bring us forward.”


eaturing Martin McGrath, Gereldine Urwin (Gallagher), Nick Urwin, Anita (?). Shot on Super 8




HANRAHAH PICTURE: L-R; Mary Ahern, Margaret Stack nee Culhane on her 90th birthday and Sean Hanrahan of Athea. Mick Stack of Duagh married Margaret Culhane in 1948, Margaret was the 4th child of Pat Culhane of Kinard and Margaret Hanrahan of Kilbaha, her other siblings were Tom, Maurice, Jack and Mary, she was mother of John, Patrick, Brendan, Eamon, Sally, Margaret and Mary


Irish Dance Master and long time Kings Park resident Jerry Mulvihill, has passed away. was 92 when he died 9th August 2013.


Jerry was born in 1921 in Moyvane, County Kerry. He took his first steps in Irish dancing at the age of four from dance master, Joe Enright. He later took lessons from the famous Kerry dancer, Jerry Molyneaux. In 1948, At age 17 he won the Irish national championship in stepdancing. Jerry emigrated to the United States where he settled in New York City and then in 1969 to Kings Park, LI. . his brother persuaded him to stay in New York.

Jerry is survived by his sister Liza age 98 who now resides at St Ita’s and was predeceased by siblings Mick, William, Paddy, Martin, Mary, Lena and Hannie, they were First Cousin to the great musician Martin Mulvihill of Glin. Funeral mass was held at St. Joseph RC Church on Church Street in Kings Park.


Jerry has taught youngsters of all ages including Donny Golden, who taught Jean Butler of Riverdance fame. Like other master stepdancers Jerry prefers "the old style



Martin Mulvihill (born in Ballygoughlin, County Limerick, Ireland in 1919; died 21 July 1987) was an Irish traditional musician, composer, teacher, and author. He composed roughly 25 tunes in the Irish traditional style. Although his mother played the fiddle, Martin, the youngest of her ten children, was the only one to become a musician. He began his study of music at the age of nine. From a violin player in the neighboring town of Glin, he learned the rudiments of the fiddle and how to read and write music; from his mother he learned the Irish traditional style. His early repertoire was learned both from written sources such as Roche, Ker, and O’Neill's 1001, and from local musicians. In 1951 he emigrated to Northampton, England; there he married Olive McEvoy from County Offaly, with whom he had his four children, Brendan, Brian, Gail, and Dawn. Mulvihill continued playing music during this time, expanding his skills to include button accordion and piano accordion. The latter became his main instrument for several years. In 1965 the Mulvihill family relocated to New York City. He began teaching music lessons part-time, but as his reputation grew this quickly became his full-time ( Wikipedia article )



Liza Mulvihill




Forum Genealogy posted this lovely picture of Liza Mulvihill of Glin. This lady was featured in the last edition of Turtle Bunbury's Vanishing Ireland.


I knew Liza many years ago when she used to cycle to Listowel to collect for the National MS Society. Liza had a lovely niece who had MS. Liza looked after Mary Anne with the very best of care. Anxious to do something to help find a cure for this awful disease that was devastating her family, she joined the MS Society and became its local liaison person. When the flag day came round, Liza would cycle from her home in Ballyguiltenane to Listowel with her collecting tin and flags. In the 1970s these"flags" were little paper rectangles which one attached with a straight pin. She usually took up her position in The Square, collected all day, only stopping for lunch and then cycled back home to count the money and send it back to Dublin with the collecting tin.


The MS Society now is a professional organisation with professional staff as well as volunteers on the ground. Back in the early seventies it was run from Dublin on a totally voluntary basis by a group of ladies . I don't think they ever realised the sacrifice and hardship heroes like Liza endured in order to fill the coffers and fund vital research which has yet to produce the cure we all hoped was around the corner




JJ Kennelly Australia

The North Western portion of this State has been visited by a plague of grasshoppers. Some say the hoppers came to visit His Royal Highness, Duke of Gloucester who is still here and must feel somewhat bored with the fulsome flattery and other rubbish that is daily heaped upon him by the Jingoistic element in these parts. In the hope of getting an advertisement for my book. I sent a copy to the Duke, but so far, I have not heard from him. If he accepts, the papers will have a feature of "Ned Kelly" being installed in the bosom of the Royal Family, But if he does not accept .I will send a similar copy to President De Valera with a suitable letter

My father arrived in MELBOURNE in 186 ? and my mother nee Julia Dillon of Lyrecrompane with her four children -Johanna Matthew ,Honora ,and Daniel arrived at Melbourne on the 10th of August 1865 . Patrick died at Listowel he was between Matt and Hanora .These born in Australia were Julia Mrs Ryan ,Jeremiah who died on 31st of August 1884. James Jerome yours truly ,Elizabeth and Mary Mother Benidect at the Presentation Convent , Windsor ,Melbourne .Dan died 16th July 1933 .Hanora is an invalid and has lived with me for many years .Matt is a well to do farmer at Eleven Mile Creek ,Glenrowan West ,Victoria ,Australia . Matt has 3 sons and 1 daughter . Dan 4 sons and 3 daughters .Mrs Ryan 2 sons and 2 daughters . Mat married Bridget O Brien , Dan married Ellen Kelliher , and I married Elie Deegan . I addressed a copy of my book to Messrs Dillon Bros ,Lyrecrompane , but I have not heard from any of them .I understand that some of Ned Dillon s sons are still living in the old family homestead and I would like to learn something about them .I am inclined to think that cousin Tim Kennelly when living in West Australia was not very enthusiastic in his search for relatives in Victoria . I contested the Merenda Federal Electorate as a Labour Candidate inDecember 1906 and again in 1910 . In each case was defeated by one of my own Nationality . In 1906the late Richard O Neil acted as vote splitter for Robert Harper the retiring Member .In 11910 Mr Thomas Hunt of Kilmore , who had previously attended as delagate thePan Celtic Congress in Ireland acted , knowlingly or un knowlingly as Harpers vote splitter

The result was Harper protectionist 7900 votes

Kennelly Labour 7200 votes .
Hunt Independent Labour 1945 votes .

Thompson Independent 876 votes lost deposit
In a non-Labour Electorate, my effort was regarded, as the best fight put up for Labour in the whole Commonwealth Elections if 1910.

I am pleased to learn that you are taking a keen interest in Public Affairs.

With Fondest Love to All
I wish you every success.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and

A Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Your Loving Cousin

WEST WIMMERA MAIL - August 6, 1920

The marriage of Mr Andrew Campbell to Miss Charlotte Egan afforded the townsfolk of Redbank a pleasant holiday, and somewhat compensated for no visit of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales to its locality.
The ceremony was performed in St. Paul's Church, Redbank, the Vicar, Rev. Canon Reynolds, officiating.
The bridegroom, who with two brothers, "did his bit" at the front, is now appointed Inspector of Returned Soldiers' Settlements in the Apsley district. He is the son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Campbell, of Miga Lake, Harrow. He appeared in the uniform of the A.I.F. and wore the colors of the 38th Battalion. Whilst serving in this unit he was severely wounded and invalided home. Khaki was also worn by Mr Neil Campbell, his brother, who acted as best man, and by Mr G. M. Egan, the eldest brother of the bride, who gave her away.

Return to Thread List Found this on the web

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

You can read it here--


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


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

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

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

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

Sharon http://www.ironicon.com.au/

Hi Mary Ann,

Thank you for sending the back copies of the Voice, I found them very interesting. My ancestors as far as I know came

from Moyvanne (Newtownsandes) and Ballylongford. Thomas's death certificate says Newtownsandes, but his shipping

record says that he came from Muher. From the information in the Voice, it seems that most of the Mulvihill clan came

from Roscommon. I hope you can help me with my research in some way.

I do have some information regarding Thomas and Johanna, but as yet most of it is unconfirmed, but I will include it here.

Thomas Mulvihill b. 18 May 1830 and christened at Roman Catholic Church in Moyvanne, 31 May 1830.

He died on 26 Jun 1915 in Tumut NSW Australia. His father was Michael Mulvihill and mother Ellen Connell.

Also born were Joanna Mulvihill b. 1832, Michael Mulvihill 1835, Johanna Mulvihill b. 1838 and Patrick Mulvihill b.

1841. I know Patrick was born in Kilbaha, Johanna and Patrick both came to Australia and settled in Tumut as well with


I have a handwritten transcript of Thomas and Johanna's marriage which took place in Alderney, Guernsey, Channel Isles

England in 1855, on which they stated that Thomas's father was deceased. Thomas and Johanna arrived in Australia in

1857. They departed from Southampton Dec 1856 on the Mary Ann.

Johanna Mulvihill daughter of Michael, married Patrick Geary from Co. Limerick, and came to Australia.

Patrick Mulvihill arrived in Australia on the Abyssinian 1859 in Sydney. Shipping papers say that his parents were

deceased and he was joining his brother.

I would be very thankfull if someone can connect any of this information with theirs, and maybe allow me to further my

research into my family.

Thanks Mary Ann for helping me with this research. I did go over to Ireland in 2005 and tried to find out more

information, but wasn't successful at all.


Dorothy Vowles,

Little Bay, Sydney NSW



Johanna Mulvihill (née Scanlon) and Thomas Mulvihill


Try Moyvane and Kilbaha

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 the sale of Church Appointments 0r Church Property and with perjury , Donal 0 Cionnfhaolaidh back again in 1460.



List of University Presidents
There have been sixteen presidents since the establishment of Loyola College in 1904.[4]

President Years
Albert H. Biever, S.J. 1904-1913
Alphonse E. Otis, S.J 1913-1919
Edward A. Cummings, S.J. 1919-1924
Francis X. Twellmeyer, S.J. 1924-1925
Florence D. Sullivan, S.J. 1925-1931
John W. Hynes, S.J. 1931-1936
Harold A. Gaudin, S.J. 1936-1939
Percy A. Roy, S.J. 1939-1945
Thomas J. Shields, S.J. 1945-1952
W. Patrick Donnelly, S.J. 1952-1961
Andrew C. Smith, S.J. 1961-1966
Homer R. Jolley, S.J. 1966-1970
Michael F. Kennelly, S.J. 1970-1974
James C. Carter, S.J. 1974-1995
Bernard P. Knoth, S.J. 1995-2003
William J. Byron, S.J. 2003-2004 (acting)
Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J. 2004-Present

Hurricane Katrina
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The University
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SUMMER 2007 / VOL. 7 ISSUE 4
Poetry Corner
Patricia Kennelly

In a shadowy studio
I immortalize you
in a cedar frame
your religious relics
won't be lost
as you were

your spirit
tied only
to dried roses
now powdered
are said to have touched
the coffin of St. Theresa

splinters of a cross
that once lay
across a Holy man
still wrapped
in a faultless square of
waxed paper

a scapular, the backdrop
like a poorly hung drape
in the aged confessional
where you felt coerced to
admit your sins
this promised you salvation

tokens of these
of your silenced voice




at the stone house
you will find
grenadine geraniums

beneath the kitchen window

they spill out of a
window box
their summer petals

a warm breeze brings in
the honeyed air of
ambrosial autumn clematis
eager to waft
and wave at passersby

at the stone house
you will find

gazing out the kitchen window
on a scarce sunny September

where I sit
in silky silence
considering a cup of Ceylon tea
and saying good-bye




the Celtic tiger didn't roar on our trip
which began and ended at the cemetery
kneeling down to
peer into the crumbling open grave
uneven sacred ground

jutted stones like concrete waves
fetid smell of bog and damp grey
we can just
make out a skull or bone
brought forward by an animal
sealing a young man's promise
now witnessed
he did
dance on your grave
his heels bruise the earth

afterwards there is only
the hum of the pub
and hot whiskey
where cloves cling to lemon slices




Beyond the front hall,

where worn Wellies

countless times

have found their way home

Open the door now,

where the sitting room

fire gives

some warmth to your hands

Walk through the hallway,

where their pictures

hang in

gilt-edged frames

Don't open that door,

that leads to the fields

It's as old as the county

it sticks a little

go past the parlor; much

quieter there,

though the mantel clock

ticks loudly

to the upper room,

where you sleep

next to

cold plaster walls

the paisley


wears past rainstorms

one single bed

you are home

in the upper room entirely




They left the house
to squatters and animals

it sat lost
on the hilltop

they tell me of
days when
apple trees lined the hill
when antiques graced
the rooms
brought back
from London or Dublin
by a wealthy priest
his brother
a misguided man
wandered the streets
with tattered Dylan Thomas
and his rantings

they tell me this
this is your family

they say "when are you leaving?"
the day your arrive
you find no warm embraces
only the constant reminder
of whom they think you look like
maggie, adrian, donal ...
to prove to themselves
you are not a stranger
but a long lost
member of the
yellow kennelly's clan
whose pallor
is well known
in the county

you just might be the last
of the bad blood
but you're ok
if you can
hold your own
at The Railway Bar

- Patricia Kennelly

Patricia Kennelly is a first-generation Irish-American who spent many months during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s exploring her heritage at her father's house in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. She is a freelance writer/editor and poet who currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colo. Her work has appeared in many publications including Springs Magazine, Artella, The Pointed Circle, Alembic, Pikes Peak Writers NewsMagazine, italianvisits.com and


Newtownsandes North Kerry

T.C.D. Tennants.

1850 Landlords

T.C.D. Tennants

On 25th Dec 1671 Gortdromagowna was to become part of the Manor of Nohovell .Pierce Crosby of Dublin had a lease dated 22nd May 1722 for T.C.D. lands in the Parish .The lease was renewed to Sir Maurice Crosby of Ardfert , Henry Rose of Dublin , Pierce Crosby of Dublin for 21yrs from May 1739 rent per yr of £798 .Renewal to Maurice Crosby and others from Nov 1746 . William Talbot of Mount Talbot Co Roscommont took the lease for 21yrs from Nov 1768 .Talbots lease was renewed for 21yrs in 1773 . Renewed again for 21yrs from 1783. Ann Talbot widow of William got renewal when her husband died .In 1801 William Talbot renewed lease for 21yrs.Maxwell Blacker of Dublin, Barrister.Leased T.C.D. Lands For 21yrs from Nov 1823, He Renewed the Lease for 21 yrs from Nov 1839 the Tithe Charge £240.St. John Thomas.Blacker of Mullabrack Co Armagh, Renewed the Lease in 1843.

1850 Landlords Knockanure.
T.C.D. St John T Blacker. George and William Sandes. Pierce Mahony.

1850 Newtownsandes Landlords.
William V L Foster, T.C.D., Rev R Fitzgerald, St John T Blacker, John Dennis, Charles L Sandes, William Sandes, Stephen C Sandes, Edword Stokes, Stephen and William Roche, Edward Hudson of Tralee owned 450 AC in Kilbaha.

All Tenants Had Sub Tenants,Most Sub Tennants had No Legal Protection and were at the Mercy of they Local land owner who used them for Cheep Labour, Many took what ever advantage they could get away with.Mr Nolan of Moyvane(Newtownsandes ) was a well known Rent Collector.Old People Remember a Notorious rent Collector Batta the Bailiff Connor.


Pat Kennelly
Mary Molony





Knockanure 1850 Index
Ml Moore, Tom Kelly, Mgt Sandes, Tom Connors, Sylv Casey, John Connors , Jer Connors, Hugh Golden, Tom Woulfe, Lar Buckley, John Buckley, Mary Connors, Tim Flaherty, Jer Kennelly, Jer Carroll, Wm. Moore, Mce Neville, Jer Golden, John Golden, John Connors, Jas Connors, Con Connors, Tom Lyons, Robert Hunt, Cath Stoke, Ml Hunt, Tim Hunt, Denis & Dan Sullivan, Wm. Flaherty.

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


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


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


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


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

Shanacool : Wm. Lunham.


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


http://knockanure.myphotoalbum.com copy and paste for local pictures


You may like to Know about Con Kennelly of Askeaton who had 14 children ,
Con's Parents were Ml Kennelly and ? Hart.
When Con was digging a grave for a Miss Conway he found Bell's in the grave
this was in 1912. The bell's are now in Multyfarnham [preserved ].
A collector offered Con £100 for the Bell's he refused the offer. I think
that Con had a daughter Margaret who Married Murphy they had a son a Priest
Fr Murphy in NY.
Any Tierney relations?
All the best


> > You may like to write to the Kennelly Family,Re
> > Family Tree, Askeaton, Co
> > Limerick, Ireland.
> > The Bells found by Kennelly while digging a grave
> > are still in use,

Hi Bob,
You will like this
Bridget Patt aged 50 wife of James Neville of Lenamore Ballylongford, was living with her daughter Sarah and son in law Dan Kennelly and their children at 3 a ELectoral District - 23 d Ward Page 41.
Co Kings Lexington Ave date 11th June 1875.
All the Best
Hi Anne,
I would love to have more on the Mulvihill's ,
I made a note some years ago taken from the marriage register of Moyvane Newtownsandes Church which I found again recently . Where Michael Mulvihill Married Nora Scanlon in 1850. Full details can be got from Fr M Fleming PP , Moyvane , Co Kerry.
Hi Martin,
You may like to know that William Kidd 1645 to 1701 Capt of a Privateer was executed for the murder or his gunner ? Moore. Kidd was caught in Boston ? and brought for trial to England.
All the Best
Newtownsandes ON-LINE AT

Hi Sharon.
Found Michael Windle wed Mary Mulvihill 1831 in Moyvane.
Michael Moloney wed Catherine Windle no date
Fr Michael Galvin born Moyvane 20-2-1907 son of William and Mary Windle was pastor at St Gertrudes Church, 7025 Garfield Ave, Bell Gardens , in Diocese of Los Angeles.
Hope this will help you.

Still hoping that I can receive some information with regard to MULVIHILL. Micheal and Ellen of Newtown
Sandes town County Kerry Civil Parish of Murher Poor Law Union ( what does that mean ? ) Listowel. One of their children - Thomas 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 Ann

Bob Pattwell forwarded your message to me. That's my Martin PATT in the census and our PATT ancestors are all from Cloonaman. Do you have any PATT's in your tree? Have I written to you before?? I was in Kerry in 1995 and visited Kennelly's Pub in Ballylongford (on the corner of the main street) and heard a Kennelly recite his brother's poetry in the pub (during writer's conference week).


Hi Susan.
I am connected to the Pattwells from the Lindons and Dore Family.
It is very hard to get Kerry Data.
Ballylongford is on Local Ireland site. Brendan is my 4th Cousin.

Bob Pattwell forwarded your message to me. That's my Martin PATT in the census and our PATT ancestors are all from Cloonaman. Do you have any PATT's in your tree? Have I written to you before?? I was in Kerry in 1995 and visited Kennelly's Pub in Ballylongford (on the corner of the main street) and heard a Kennelly recite his brother's poetry in the pub (during writer's conference week).
Any great websites with Kerry records???


Good to hear from you. Thanks for email.
I may not have emailed you but I have certainly spent quite a lot of time in your site. It is excellent!
Have found the odd bit of new info there too which has been great. Although not getting any further back with our northern County Kerry O'Connells We have recently made a connection with Melbourne links to the family after putting together a lot of BDM data I was able to get on line.
O'Connell from the Christchurch NZ line was in Melbourne recently and made the break through while she was there.
It was a bit like the amazing breakthrough we got by finding you.

Descendants of Michael O'Connor

Generation No. 3

3. MORGAN3 O'CONNOR (MICHAEL2, MICHAEL1) was born May 3, 1870 in Clonamon Townland, Co. Kerry, Ireland, and died Abt. 1944 in Co. Kerry, Ireland (Lislaughtin Abbey). He married ELLEN EGAN Aft. 1890 in Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Listed in 1901 Census:
Heads of House -- 1901 Census 0838575 Aghavallen Parish Census:\\
John Sheehy Ellen White
John Staek Patrick Connor*
Anne Hogan Mary Kennelly
Timothy Holly Morgan Connor*
Edmond Holly John Coughlan
David Boyle Johanna O'Sullivan
Patrick Ryan Denis Carroll
Martin Patt Thomas Carroll
John Keane Daniel Bambury
Thomas Loughlan Anne Enright
Daviel Muloihill Michael Broder
John Healy Michael Carroll
Daniel White Nicholas Muloihill
Maurice CarrolAl Cornelius McElligott
Patrick Connor 40, Mary 30, Dennis 5, James 3

Constabulary District: Listowel
Sub District: Ballylongford
Barony: Irraghticonnor
Convicts Group, Inc.


Hi Willie,
Thank you so much for the Baggotstown article, I have sent a copy to
Australia. A Baggot relation.
Thanks again

i Martin,
I Found Edward Moore born Kerry, Life Sentence sent on Ship Canada in 1815
to NSW.Died a labourer at Wilberforce Australia.
I found above in Australia Convicts Site
Hi Cheryl,
I found this in my notes.
William Conyngham Plunkett of Enniskillen was a Member of Parliment and
first Baron Plunkett his grandson 4th Baron Plunkett was Church of Ireland
Bishop in Dublin ? .
Oliver Plunkett 1625 to 1681 was Cannonised in 1975.
I think that Cunningham's had their own coins mintrd in the Galway area.
Cunningham and Dick of Glin Co Limerick sold land under false pretences c

Looking for Mahony or Hennessy on A ship List; Gypsey 23rdJune 1852 I found; TRALEE
Jerh Kennally 19 Lab.


Hi Cheryl,
A Cunningham was sent to Auatralia just after 1798 he lived in Tipperary was
said to have come from near Listowel Co Kerry. He was involved in the Castle
uprising where he was killed c1802. His trade Stone Mason.
Jeremiah Kennelly was tried in Cork on 14th Aug 1823 and later sent away ,
he finished after leave in Tasmania where his wife went out to him. His
trade in later life was a tailor.
Jer may have been in the Tumut area as a storeman. I have more on him and a
short list of convicts but have lost the papers for the time being will
search again.
A record made of teaching stories of a Cunningham teacher of Donegal was
available from a Fr Darcy of Dublin some yrs ago. John & Tom Kennelly ,
James Griffin , Ml Walsh, Fennell, Corbett, and James O Donoghue were all
sentanced to be hanged on June 1st 1822 they may have been transported. I
think they are of the Co Limerick area .Trial 30th July 1823 of Tom Kennelly
sentence transportation .on 22 May 1823 , 21persons sent away including Ml
Kennelly. Hope some of this info will ring a bell.
All the best

> Alexander Cunningham was born about 1800 at Ballyshannon, Donegal. We
> know details of his crime but we do know his father filed a petition for
> Mitigation of Sentence in 1824, requesting that he was "young and
> inexperienced and easily led astray". Needless to say, petition not


Mc Mahon :
I am Terry, descended from Bryan McMahon b. 1831 or 1837 who came to New
Zealand circa 1855, and married Margaret Devane in Australia on Dec 17,
1866. Bryan had brothers Patrick, John and Owen, and daughter Ellena b. Jan
13, 1839 and another daughter. John m. Ellen Tangnay on May 22, 1864. All
are believed to have left Co. Kerry (Molahiffe, Mile Height or Ballyseedy
areas), some to the USA and some to Australia for the gold rushes. Bryan's
father was Thade (Timothy) who m. Margaret Hannafin. He had brothers Jermiah
(Darby) who d. April 16, 1857, and who m. Mary Murphy who d. Jan 31, 1878;
Terence who m. Johanna Murphy Jul 14, 1839; Owen who m. Catherine
O'Sullivan; Denis; Brian who m. Catherine Enright; Charles who m. Ellen
O'Sullivan and Daniel. Their father was Terence who m. Margaret Moriarty and
he d. Dec 10, 1840. His brothers were John who m. ? Flynn; Owen who m. Nora
Stack in 1810; and Timothy who was a half-brother. Their father was Darby
(we believe it could have been Dairmaird or Jeremiah) who d. 1778 and who m.
firstly M. O'Sullivan the mother of Timothy; darby m. secondly Eleanor
O'Mahony who was mother to the other three. Darby had 9 sisters whose
details are not known. Darby's father was John McMahon who m. Catherine
Moriarty. John's brothers were Brian, Jeremiah, Timothy and Terence. John
would have been b. circa 1710. His father was Terence who was b. circa 1680.
We believe he was one of four brothers who came to Co. Kerry from Co. Clare,
and he settled in Molahiffe. Two of the others are believed to have gone,
one to Knockanure (north of Listowel in Co. Kerry) and one to Kilmoiley. A
fourth went to Co. Limerick, where one line included the French connection
through Jean-Baptiste de MacMahon (John MacMahon) b. 1715. Terence stayed in
the Molahiffe area, and his grandson Darby (and probably Terence and his son
also) are buried in the ruins of the old Molahiffe abbey near the church at

Someone in the area may have better knowledge of the graves and their
inscriptions. We would dearly like to hear from anyone with this knowledge.
We would also like to hear from anyone with any interest in any of the
people mentioned above. Unfortunately the older records in the Molahiffe
parish were destroyed by fire, but the family were Catholics, and leased
land for potato farming. Terence's G/G/Grandson Jeremiah (Darby) leased land
at Bushmount off Daniel C. Coltsman, and Jeremiah himself sublet land to
Timothy Cahill. This was in 1853.

Please send all information/inquiries and we can
swap information. We believe we came from the Co. Clare MacMahon/McMahon
family who descended from the O'Brien Kings from Brian Boru.


Hi Mary
You may like some info on Dr John O Moloney Bishop of Limerick 1689 went to Europe c 1690 and died there ( born Co Clare) . His cousin Dr Matt O Moloney and Dr James Stritch administered the Diocese of Limerick in his place.

Hi again,
I heard a story of a Collins girl stealing away in the night and went to the US. If she is still alive she should be 80 or 90yrs old now. she may have left Ireland over 50yrs ago. She may have been a niece of a Hennessy woman of Guhard Lisselton. No relations left now I think..

Hi again from
you may like the following from the Boston Pilot
.Daniel and Patrick Dunford of Newtownsands .
Daniel was in Cleveland Ohio. Patrick sailed from Tralee on August 1851 for Quebec in the ship Nester.
Information thankfully received by Timothy Flahavan, Hedgeville Beekley V.A

Hi Marie
Fr Begley who wrote the History of Limerick his ancestors Moloney came from Co Clare.
A Moloney of Clare was Bishop of Limerick in Penal times , he died in Europe.
Hope to hear from you
Hi Allan,
Did I Tell you that several Maloneys from Ennis went to St Patricks Mount
Canada. I think that a place called Maloneys Mountain is near there.

Here is the information on the Kennealy Family which I found the spelling of
Kennealy as Kenely,Kenally,Kenelly and Kennealey

Michael Kennealy (Cork, Ireland) and Hanora Kennealy (nee Connor / O'Connor)
(Killarney, Ireland) they were married Sept. 13, 1846 in Salem,

There were four children born (As we know of):

Son: Stephen Kennealy born in Salem, Massachusetts on January 3, 1848. Died
February 18, 1885 the cause of Death? Buried in Calvary Cemetery in
Evanston, Illinois

Son: James Kennealy born in Salem, Massachusetts on February 1, 1852. Died
May 10, 1910 the cause of Death T.B. (wasted away like Doc Holiday) Buried
in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois

Son: Edmund Michael Kennealy born in Salem, Massachusetts on January 5,
1856. Died October 24, 1922 and the Cause of Death Organic Heart Disease,
Buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chicago, IL.

Daughter: Margaret Kennealy-Minahan born 12/17/1858 Born in Chicago Illinois
and died on April 7, 1947 the cause of Death Kidney Failure, Buried in Mt.
Olivet Cemetery in Chicago, IL.

The Kennealy family moved to Chicago IL. In 1857 to Bridgeport area of

James Kennealy enlisted into U.S. 1st Calvary Company H on March 9, 1877 in
San Francisco, CA. Re-enlisted to 1st Calvary Company F on March 18, 1882 at
Fort Walla Walla in the Territory of Washington, Discharged March 17, 1887
at Fort Assinniboine, Montana (James Kennealy fought in Nez Perce war in
1877 in Idaho lasted over 30 days) Description: 5'8¼" 155 lbs. Hair: brown
Eyes: gray Complexion: ruddy

Edmund Kennealy married Ellen Farrell on Nov. 29, 1882 in Chicago, IL

Michael Kennealy Born: 18?? In Cork, Ireland Died in Chicago, IL. Nov. 4,
1869 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, IL.
Hanora Kennealy (nee O'Connor / Connor) Born 1819 In Killarney, Ireland Died
in Chicago, IL. On January 3, 1893 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery in
Evanston, IL.

James Kennealy Discharged form the U.S. 1st Calvary in 1887 come back to
Chicago, IL. To joined his Family Later become a Chicago Police Officer in
1889 to 1897 worked out of The Old Deering Police Station which was at 47th
and Paulina St. (Just west of Ashland Ave.) The Deering Police Station is
now at 35th and Lowe St. (Near old Mayor Daley house) also worked as a
roofer and Salesman for the Family business was also a Collector? (For taxes
or bills I don't know) and an Agent for Solutions

James Kennealy married Mary E. Lee on January 8, 1889 at St. Bridgets in
Chicago, IL
Mary E. Lee-Kennealy dies 3 months after child birth on August 23, 1890 a
daughter name Margaret is born but only lives two months.

James Kennealy married Elizabeth J. Egan on Nov. 4, 1891 at St. Bridgets in
Chicago, IL lived at when they were first married was 2943 S. Lyman Ave.
Chicago, IL. (Bridgeport area near 30th and Loomis Ave.) Later move to 5644
S. Halsted Ave. then to 5514 S. Emerald Ave.

James Kennealy and Elizabeth J. (nee Egan) of 5514 S. Emerald Ave. Chicago,
Children are Sons: Francis born in 1890; Walter born in 1899; Donald born in
1902 (later he changed his name to James Donald Kennealy to honored his
father, he is my Grandfather).
Daughters: Florence Hogan born in 1892; Mary Estelle Masterson born in 1904

Edmund M. Kennealy and Ellen T. (nee Farrell or O'Farrell) was 3006 S.
Loomis Ave. then 5620 S. Prairie Ave. Chicago, IL. (Roofer Contractor
Kennealy's Roofing Co.)
Children are Sons: Edmund Jr born in 1884; Wilfred born in 1890; Norbert
born in 1894; Cyril born in 1898
Daughters: Loretta Soper born in 1887; Helen T. Anderson born in 1890;
Genevieve Finnigan born in 1899; Madeline Bach born in 1905

Margaret Minahan (nee Kennealy) (Aunt Mary E. Kennealy heard when she was a
child that Mrs. Patrick Minahan's Daughter Anna Minahan was an attorney And
that she went by the nick name of Racy (Hardest thing to trace is woman
ancestry due to name changes and those days they didn't consider women as
important as men I believe that women should keep their maiden name with
their married name for example as my Mom name would be Donna Jean
Kennealy-Crawford). Let us give special Thanks to Patricia Centner (Grand
Daughter of Helen T. Kennealy) she provided latest information.




> Jerry,
> Thanks for getting back to me. I really don't know about any of my family
> Ireland. From my g-grandfathers death cert. it says his father, John was
> born in Pittsburgh. I can't be certain of its accuracy there, but John's
> wife, Catherine Sullivan is listed as being born in Ireland.
> My g-grandfather was Joseph, born in Pitt., in 1891. He may be the link
> grandfather spoke about to the mayor. There certainly is an overwhelming
> family resemblance.
> All that my grandfather remembered was that as a young child he had an
> who was an atty. in Chicago who would visit them and before leaving buy
> a carload full of groceries.
> Can you tell me the names of Martin H.'s nephews?
> Thanks,
> Kristi Kennelly-M.


Found in the Kerryman newspaper of Jan 19th 1907 court case at Tralee Quarter Sessions before Judge Shaw Timothy Dissett sued Rev J Buckley, B.D., President of Jeffers Institute (a school) for balance of wages, the school closed down and Dissett wanted a full years pay and notice of dismissal. Timothy lost his case. He was son of the well known Mr M.R. Dissett.
Robert Dissett was a brother of Timothy above.
Timothy had a job as Cerk in the County Council at 25 shillings per week and left his job to go teaching with Fr Buckley.
Since he lost his teaching job he was out of work.
Timothy was said to be the cleverest boy in his class.

Kennelly Families Newtown sandes, County Kerry
Con /Brid Bunce c1840.
Con / Liz Mangan c1830.
Con / Mgt Moore c1850.
Con / Joan Bunce c1880.
Con / Ann Hanrahan c1900.
Con / Mgt Hanrahan c1910.
Dan / Joan Connell c1830.
Dan / Kate Mahony c1860.Fr Mce.
Dan / Joan Mulvihill c1850.
Dan / Kate Thornton c1880.
Dan /Mary Stack c1880.-
Dan / Mgt Stackpoole c1880.
Ml / Ellen Kissane c1900.
Dan / Mary Walsh c1830.
Denis / Ellen Creagh c1830.
Ml / Ann Kennelly c1880.
Mort / Brid Shaughnessy c1840.
Pat /Mary Enright c1830.
Pat / Mgt Lawlor c1840.
Pat / Mary Anglin c1860.
Pat / Ellen Dore c1880.
Pat / Mgt Mc Elligott c1900.
Tom / Mary Foran c1830.
Tom / Mgt Nolan c1830.
Tom / Mary Fennell c1840.
Tim / Cathy Connor c1830.
Tim / Mary T Hanrahan c1910.
Wm. / Catherine c1890.
John / Ellen Enright c1840.
John / Brid Kirby c1840.
John / Joan Mulvihill c1840.
John / Mgt Hanrahan c1860.
John / Alice Hanrahan c1860.
John / Joan Healy c1860.
John / Mary Stack c1860.
Jas / Joan Mulvihill c1840.
Jas / Mary Hanrahan c1840.
Jas / Kate Ryan c1840.
Jas / Kate Goulding c1870.
Jas / Kate Moriarty c1900.
Jer / Mary Griffin c1850.
John / Mgt W ?1830.
John /Joan Histon c1830.
John / Kate Flavin c1830.
John / Alice Mulvihill c1840.
John / Brid Mulvihill c1840.
John / Nora Connor c1840.
Martin / Mgt Finucane c1830.
Martin / Brid Connor c1840.
Martin / Mgt Connell c1850.
Martin / Nora Callaghan c1890.
Mce / Cathy Grady c1830.
Mce / Mgt Burns c1830.
Mce / Ellen Connor c1840.
Mce / Mary Golden c1840.
Mce / Deb. Byrnes c1860.
Mce / Joan Donegan c1870.
Ml / Mgt Nolan c1830,
Ml / Brid Crowley c1850.
Ml / Cathy Moran c1850.
Ml / Cathy Moore c1860.
Ml / Mary Kennelly c1860.
Ml / Mary Connor c1860.
Ml / Ann Pelican c1870.
Ml / Ann Callahan c1870.
Ml / Mary Connell c1880.
Nora / Richard Collins c1830.
Nora / John Connell c1830.
Kate /Pat Moore c1840.
Nora / John Keane c1830.
Brid / Ed Liston c1880.
Kennelly / Pat Lyons c1880.
Kennelly /Jim Mahony c1880.
Kate / Tom Moloney c1840.
Nora / John Dore c1830.
Kate /Tim Cronin c1830.
Mary / Pat Culhane c1890.
Ellen / Pat Ryan c1870.
Mary / Pat Shanahan c1870.
Mary / Ml Stack c1860.
Alice / Pat Sullivan c1870.
Kennelly / Pat Synan c1860.
Mary / John Keane c1860.
Kate / John Mulvihill c1830.
Nora / Ml Nash c1900.
Mary / Ml O Brien c1900.
Nora / John Connell c1830.
Denis /Mary Griffin c1840.
Wm. / Ann Enright c1840.
Martin / Kate Windle c1840.
Ml / Kate Cunningham c1860.
Martin / Mary Cusic c1840.
Pat / Mary Enright c1830

First Name: Carol J. Culp
URL: www.acramonia.com
Comment: My g-g-grandmother Catherine Carr (Richard Carr and Johana Walsh) was born at Ahalahana Nov 5. 1846. We were told she had 2 sisters who went to convent, one becoming a Mother Superior; and 2 brothers, one a priest and one a doctor who lost their lives in

First Name: john
URL: jwalsh@pretzel-stouffer.com
Comment: my great-grandfather, patrick mulvihill walsh, born in 1859, left moyvane in the 1880s. he started a real estate business in chicago in 1890, which my father (born in 1922)is still in. i'm a third cousin to jerh walsh at galesbridge.

First Name: Llouise
URL: 49er@garlic.com
Comment: Came upon your site when researching one of my ancestral uncles, Gerald Griffin. I'm one of the White descendants that came to America in the 1820's. Thank you for the additional info, especially on the specifics of the religious life in the family. Would

First Name: Jerry
URL: oconnorj@co.delaware.pa.us
Comment: The Moyvane site is wonderful, my mothers family lived there my grandfather was the blacksmith on Glin Road was hoping to see pictures of the old forge. Keep up the good work.

First Name: Gene
URL: gcanally@netaxs.com
Comment: G-Gfather, Richard Kennelly, born in Ireland around 1842. I can only document him being married in Phila. on May 2, 1868 to Ellen Connors. Cannot locate him prior. Will get back to you when I have more info.

First Name: Jim Kennelly
URL: jimkennelly@worldnet,att.net
Comment: I am planning to visit to Ballylongford area in fall of 2001. Looking for history of Timothy Kennelly & Catherine Connor. Married circa 1820-30. Believe they are my great/great/ grandparents. Any Ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

First Name: john
URL: jwalsh@pretzel-stouffer.com
Comment: My great-grandfather came from Moyvane to Chicago in the late 1880's. A cousin still raises dairy cattle on the same farm 110+ years later. Why is this page Newtownsandes online hen the village is Moyvane?

First Name: Criona
URL: crionaos@hotmail.com
Comment: I am happy to see a local website. My mother maiden name is Kennelly, born, and still living in Balylongford.

First Name: Liam O'Connor
URL: LOConnor@Kerrygroup.com
Comment: Greetings from Kansas City, USA. Originally from Leitrim East, where my parents Michael and Peggy still reside, my career with The Kerry Group currently has brought me to this great city.

First Name: Peggy
URL: email is KCLind@aol.com
Comment: Happy to see a Newtownsandes website. We missed Newtownsandes when we were in Listowel area, but plan to make it there next year. I'll be researching my HANRAHAN, FLAVIN, COSTELLO family from Newtownsandes.

First Name: Dorothy
URL: Irishlovey@aol.com
Comment: Love to read about the news in the Munster area of Ireland. I'm hoping to come there this year, & do some searching on my Kennlly families. Keep up the great work Jer. Hope to be hearing from you. Dottie Kennelly, Erie, Pa. USA

First Name: Jim Kennelly
URL: kennelly@hpedsb.on.ca
Comment: I know I'm close to relatives. Looking for traces of Jeremiah (Darby) Kennelly and his wife, Ellen Mulvihill, who married circa 1840. I think it was around Ballylongford but may be between there and Glin. Ellen's dad was Jeremiah. Other families came out

First Name: Doris
URL: syburmum@earthlink.net
Comment: Good start. Any Buckley's in your database? Searching for mother-in-law's possible relatives. She was Margaret Bernadette Buckley of Newtownsandes.

First Name: Marilyn
URL: mjj_fannon@worldnet.att.net
Comment: I very much enjoyed by website, particularly the article about John Windle. My grandfather's name was Patrick Windle and he was born in Glenagragra, Limerick in 1884. His father Michael and his grandfather Henry were born in Kerry although I have not foun

First Name: DeLores (Dee)
Comment: Found your request to contact you. So glad to hear from someone with the surname of Kennelly! Thanks for answering. Dee Dupuis lanced4559@aol.com



Here is some more info on Maurice T. Moloney:

MOLONEY, Maurice T., ex-Attorney General, was born in Ireland, in 1849; came to America in 1867, and, after a course in the Seminary of "Our Lady of the Angels" at Niagara Falls, studied theology; then taught for a time in Virginia and studied law at the University of that State, graduating in 1871, finally locating at Ottawa, Ill., where he served three years as State's Attorney of La Salle County, and, in 1892, was nominated and elected Attorney-General on the Democratic State ticket, serving until January, 1897.


My dad, David Sheehan, was born in 1900 a few miles outside of the village of Mountcollins. My mom, Catherine O'Sullivan, was born in Tournafulla in 1904. They both immigrated to Chicago where they raised a family.

Hundreds of local pictures in links below










paste links above to see hundreds of local pictures




Passengers on Ship VICTORIA from Limerick to New York, 23
August, 1851.

Mary Brady
Catherine Burt
Bridget Carr
Catherine Commens
Patrick Connelly
Margaret Conway
Patrick Deigan
Bridget Finn
John Fitzgibbon
Catherine Forde
Bridget Fury
Margaret Griffin
Hanna Hayes
Margaret Joyce
Thomas Kildeay
Bridget Lynch
James Matthews
Susan McMan
John Morris
Bridget Mullin
Ellen Murray
Mathias Nester
Mary Nolan
Thomas Noon
Anthony Puniard
Martin Rooney
Martin Shanahan
Peter Sweeney
John Tierney
Mary Tracy
Connor Ward

"Bryan Abbs"


List of Passengers on Ship BRYAN ABBS from Limerick to New York,
7 March, 1850.

Mary Begley
Mary Brazil
Mary Cahill
Thomas Carroll
Mary Carroll
John Carroll
Biddy Carroll
John Darcy
Betty Farrell
Patrick Forrestal
Johanna Gleeson
Patrick Hassett
Hana Hayes
Eliza Healey
Honor Hogan
William Jackson
Anne Johnson
Johanna Morrissey
Abby Nulty
Catherine O'Dea
Ellen Purcell
Thomas Purcell
Mary Quade
Edward Quirk
Patrick Rourke
Mick Sheehan
Catherine Sheehan
John Slattery


List of Passengers from Cork via Liverpool to New York on board
COLUMBUS, 7 September, 1849.

John Casey 56
Michael Casey 13
Barbara Casey 19
Johanna Casey 18
Rosean Casey 16
David Connell 45
Margaret Connell 35
Dan Connell 15
John Connell 13
Jerry Connell 10
Margaret Connell 9
Johanna Connell 8
Mary Connell 5
Pat Connell 3
Eileen Connell 6 Mo.
Patrick Connell 50
Ellen Connell 44
Mary Connell 22
Philip Connell 19
Dan Connell 16
Judy Connell 15
John Connell 13
Margaret Connell 7
Johanna Connell 4
John Cremin 28
Kitty Cremin 25
Timothy Cremin 3 Mo.
Daniel Daly 50
Margaret Daly 50
John Daly 26
Bessy Daly 25
Judy Daly 20
Margaret Daly 19
Denis Danihy 40
Johanna Danihy 40
Con Danihy 15
Dan Danihy 17
Denis (Daniel) Danihy 7
Mary Danihy 19
Michael Danihy 13
Mary Danihy 13
Matt Danihy 5
Denis (Matt) Danihy 60
Johanna Danihy 50
Mary Danihy 23
Matt Danihy 21
Daniel Danihy 19
John Danihy 17
Bridget Danihy 15
Michael Danihy 11
Eileen Danihy 10
Denis Danihy 7
Tade Danihy 3
Tim Danihy 40
Mary Danihy 42
Dan Danihy 13
Nelly Danihy 10
Michael Danihy 8
Tade Danihy 5
Con Danihy 3
Daniel Fenigan 55
Johanna Fenigan 48
Mary Fenigan 22
Johanna Fenigan 20
Kitty Fenigan 10
Judy Fenigan 7
John Fo(w)ley 52
Eileen Fo(w)ley 50
Dan Fo(w)ley 18
Eileen Fo(w)ley 28
Mary Fo(w)ley 24
John Fo(w)ley 21
Pat Fo(w)ley 16
Johanna Fo(w)ley 11
Jules Fo(w)ley 8
John Galvin 32
Margaret Galvin 30
Biddy Galvin 6
Tade Galvin 4
Patrick Galvin 2
Margaret (O')Keefe 50
Nano (O')Keefe 23
Johanna (O')Keefe 21
Eugene (O')Keefe 17
Jeane (O')Keefe 13
Daniel Kelleher 69
John Kelleher 36
Dan Kelleher 29
Kitty Kelleher 26
Mary Kelleher 21
Kitty Kelleher 3
Tade Kelleher 2
Connor (Daniel) Leary 55
Ellen Leary 50
Johanna Leary 20
John Leary 18
Eileen Leary 16
Mary Leary 13
Jerry Leary 11
Peggy Leary 5
Matthew Leary 50
Mary Leary 45
Judy Leary 20
Darby Leary 18
John Leary 16
Pat Leary 13
Dan Leary 6
Johanna Leary 4
Matt Leary 1
Denis McAuliffe 28
Johanna McAuliffe 24
Michael McAuliffe 22
Robert McAuliffe 17
Margaret McCarthy 22
John Sullivan 35
Ellen Sullivan 30
Mary Sullivan 25
John Sullivan 6 Mo.


Quinns of Newtownsandes and then Philadelphia
Posted by: Mark Clark (ID *****4140) Date: February 15, 2009 at 10:50:26
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I am looking for anyone who knows more about the Quinns from Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland, and Philadelphia.
I have located the family in the 1901 and 1910 Ireland censuses. Some, but not all of the siblings below immigrated to the US, in the period 1895-1915.

The homestead was located in the townland of Leitrim Middle, in County Kerry, in the civil parish I have seen identified as Newtownsandes, Muhrer, or Moyvane (modern name). John Quinn was head of the household in 1901 and 1911. His son Matthew apparently married Bridget Mulvihill from Leitrim West, and later took over the homestead of her parents. John's homestead in Leitrim Middle appears to have passed on to his son Michael.

There were not many Quinn families in the Leitrim townlands and surrounding area of Co. Kerry in 1911, so I would like to hear from any Quinns in that area now who have roots in those townlands.

The ones who immigrated to the US generally listed Newtownsandes as their home or place of birth, which I take to refer to the district, not Newtownsandes Town specifically. They came to Philadelphia, although John Quinn later moved to Connecticut. I have little detail of these Quinns in the US, since John Quinn, my grandfather, died young, in 1916.

The James Quinn family shown below is a probability, not a certainty. There was definitely a sibling named James Quinn, but the one shown below is connected by virtue of living immediately next door to Nellie Quinn Ward in the 1910 census. The Ward family below is known to be part of this family by virtue of hand-me-down family history.
Daniel Quinn and his wife may have died before 1930, since their only child was living with two aunts in the 1930 census.

Hope someone recognizes some connections here,
Mark Clark

1 John Quinn b: abt 1810-1820, Co. Kerry
.. 2 John Quinn b: abt 1839 Co. Kerry
.... +Mary (Ellen) Tierney b: abt 1842 Co. Kerry; m: 1871 Co. Kerry
...... 3 Mary Quinn b: Co. Kerry
...... 3 John Joseph Quinn b: Abt. 1876 Co. Kerry; d: 02 Dec 1916 Connecticut, USA
........ +Nellie Kennelly b: 20 Dec 1876 Tarmons, Tarbert, Co. Kerry; m. in Philadelphia
...... 3 Matthew Quinn b: abt 1876 Co. Kerry
........ +Bridget Mulvihill b: abt 1876 Co. Kerry; m: Abt. 1906 Co. Kerry
.......... 4 Mary Quinn b: abt 1907 Co. Kerry,
.......... 4 John Quinn b: abt 1908 Co. Kerry,
.......... 4 Bridget Quinn b: abt 1910 Co. Kerry,
...... 3 Michael Quinn b: abt 1881 Co. Kerry
...... 3 James Quinn b: 02 Aug 1882 Co Kerry (or possibly 20th)
........ +Katherine Kelly b: 14 Feb 1880 Kiltmagn, Ireland m: 1909 Philadelphia
.......... 4 James J Quinn, Jr b: 15 Apr 1910 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Marie D Quinn b: 03 Apr 1912 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Kathleen Quinn b: 02 Aug 1914 Philadelphia d: Aug 1983
............ +Stinger
.......... 4 Daniel P Quinn b: 13 Feb 1917 Philadelphia d: 03 Jul 1989
.......... 4 Loretta H Quinn b: 31 May 1920 Philadelphia d: 26 Mar 2002
............ +Corcoran
...... 3 Ellen (Nellie) Quinn b: abt 1887 Co. Kerry
........ +Patrick Ward b:abt 1879 Ireland m: 1908 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Hugh Ward b: 03 Oct 1909 Philadelphia d: Sep 1978 Havertown, Pennsylvania
.......... 4 John Ward b: 03 Sep 1911 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Anna Ward b: 1913 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Mary Ward b: 1915 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Helen Ward b: 1916 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Catherine Ward b: 1918 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Joseph Ward b: 1922 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Francis Ward b: 1924 Philadelphia
.......... 4 William Ward b: 1926 Philadelphia
...... 3 Catherine Quinn b: abt 1889 Co. Kerry
.......3 Daniel John Quinn b: 12 Aug 1891 Co. Kerry
........ +Mary E Brady b: 05 Dec 1890 Ireland m: 1920 Philadelphia
.......... 4 Anna Marie Quinn b: 12 Aug 1923 Philadelphia
.................(may have been known as Anna M Brady, either through marriage or name change)
.......3 Stephen Quinn b: abt 1893 Co. Kerry


LOCAL born Patrick Walsh went to Kentucky and married a Newtown Dillion woman Mary Stack and they had 13 children. Patrick Walsh was born in Newtownsandes in 1837 he went to America in 1852 with his father John Walsh 1812-1865 who was a stonemason. For a time they farmed at East Union, Nicholas County, Kentucky. Mary Stack was born in 1835 she arrived in America with her half brother Richard Gregory and reunited with their parents at Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky.
Among the children of Patrick Walsh and Mary Stack was R. P. Walsh who had a business in Paris, Julia married John R. Salmons, Margaret married Charles Ritz, Agnes married Douglas Griffith, John J Walsh moved with his parents to Mount Sterling and had a clothing business till 1896, then he joined his brother R. P. Walsh in business under the name of Walsh Brothers, later in 1912 J.J. established The Walsh Clothing Company becoming both President and General Manager of the Company. J. J. Walsh married Margaret Kelly in 1902 and they had one child John J. Walsh Junior. Family headstones in Kentucky include; George Gregory of Newtownsandes died November 4th 1871; John R Walsh born Newtownsandes died September 24th 1865 aged 53 years; Patrick Walsh 1834- 1896; Mary Stack Walsh 1836 1912.
APPEAL: The Little Sisters of the Poor have sent appeal envelopes for help to local householders, they were founded by Jeanne Jugan 1792-1879, she will be canonised this year, the sisters came to Ireland in 1868, local woman Sr. Sarah Kearney spent her long life with the Sisters.


All I know about the Dores is that my grandfather Michael Dore (originally from Asdee but then Gortdromosillshy; his mother was a Carmody from Knockanure and also from Asdee) and his wife Hannah Dunne (still has relatives in Moyvane) had 13 children, my mother being one of them (Ellen). Her sister Mary Mulvihill (RIP), brother Michael (RIP), sister Bridget (RIP) all lived in Moyvane. Several of my aunts and uncles moved to England during WWII for work. I can't remember all 13 names of my aunts and uncles. My uncle Michael's wife Sissy still lives in Moyvane at No. 1 Cottage with some of her children. My grandfather was a taylor. My grandfather had a sister named Sarah and I really don't know very much about her. I know I am related to the Stacks and remember as a child going to the bogs behind my grandfather's house. I also believe I am related to Nolans, just not sure through whom. And I am related to the Mulvihills, only through marriage (Mary). I have been in touch with some of my Dore and Mulvihill cousins in the States. I am always looking for more information about my family. I haven't been to Ireland since 1968...a long time ago. I am hoping to get back either this year or next and bring some of my own children to see where I am from. My dad's grandmother was a Sheehy and she was from Kerry; her husband (John Tapley) was from Gorey Co. Wexford; his mother (Hannah Tapley) was from Wexford and his dad was from Galway (John Scanlon).



From: Nan Brennan < nan.brennan@mindspring.com>
Subject: Gaynor Goulding Howard Golden
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 23:10:36 -0500

Looking for contact with anyone connected to this family.
I believe the "nee Goulding" may be a mistake.
I think this Bernice Howard Gaynor's maiden name was Golden, not

Chicago Tribune (IL)

Bernice Gaynor, nee Goulding, beloved wife of Edward; loving mother
of Edward Howard and John Gaynor; fond sister of Marie O'Brien,
Margaret Kirby, Josephine Culhane, Nance, the late John, Hugh,
Thomas, Patrick, Dennis, Michael, and Catherine O'Laughlin;
grandmother of nine. Funeral Saturday, 8:45 a.m., from McInerney's
Funeral Home, 46th pl. and Wallace st., to St. Gabriel's church. Mass
9:30 a.m. Native of Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland. Interment
St. Mary's cemetery. BO 8-0703.


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ballynan (View posts) Posted: 10 Apr 2006 2:37AM GMT

Classification: Query
Surnames: Golden Howard Walsh
John Golden sponsor with John Howard to John Michael Walsh, baptism April 9, 1911 at Visitation Parish in Chicago. Parents dennis Walsh and Cathy Sullivan

John Howard and John Golden also lived together at some point in the early 1900s in Chicago.

This John Howard's brother Daniel Joseph also was married to a Bernice Golden around 1911 or so.

This Howard family is from Co Kerry. This Golden family is from Ireland, I think but have not confirmed Co Kerry
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Re: Chicago Golden
Profile not available. (View posts) Posted: 17 Apr 2006 6:45AM GMT

Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Golden Gaynor Howard Culhane OBrien Kirby
obit of Bernice Golden Howard Gaynor
Chicago 1962

1962-03-08 Gaynor Edition: Chicago Tribune

Bernice Gaynor, nee Goulding, beloved wife of Edward; loving mother of Edward Howard and John Gaynor; fond sister of Marie O'Brien, Margaret Kirby, Josephine Culhane, Nance, the late John, Hugh, Thomas, Patrick, Dennis, Michael, and Catherine O'Laughlin; grandmother of nine. Funeral Saturday, 8:45 a.m., from McInerney's Funeral Home, 46th pl. and Wallace st., to St. Gabriel's church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Native of Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland. Interment St. Mary's cemetery.

note I believe the "Goulding" is a mistake * should be Golden
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Re: Chicago Golden
donieobrien (View posts) Posted: 29 Apr 2006 9:36PM GMT

Classification: Query
Goulding is correct ,Name still extant in Kockanure wich is part of Newtownsandes (now known as Moyvane) parish in County of Kerry Ireland.
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Re: Chicago Golden
Profile not available. (View posts) Posted: 29 Apr 2006 10:07PM GMT

Classification: Query
Surnames: Golden Goulding
Thanks Dan..

This Bernice was Golden in most of the US records I have found on her....until her obit then she's Goulding
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Re: Chicago Golden
FosterMacNeal (View posts) Posted: 16 Jan 2008 6:14AM GMT

Classification: Query
Surnames: Golden, Coffee, Foley
My Golden's originated in Ireland and most of the family immigrated and settled in Illinois. Their names were:
Name: Richard Golden
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 6, Cook, Illinois
Age: 75
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Ireland
Relationship to head-of-house: Father
Race: White
Occupation: View Image
Immigration Year: 1898
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Kate Golden 39 (b.1861)
Richard Golden 75 (b.1825)
William Golden 40 (b.1860)
David Golden 36 (b. 1864)
John Golden 16 (b.1884)
William Golden 9 (b.1891)
Norah Golden 33 (b.1867)
Abbey Golden 14 (b.1886)
John Foley 33
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have no knowledge of their county of origin.
All my best,

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Re: Chicago Golden
ballynan (View posts) Posted: 17 Nov 2008 9:28AM GMT

Classification: Query
Surnames: Golden Goulding
This family, some of whom used GOULDING, was from Moyvane-formerly Newtownsande Kerry.

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Re: Chicago Golden
chazreed (View posts) Posted: 14 Dec 2008 1:28AM GMT

Classification: Query
My mother was one of the daughters of Catherine O'Laughlin. My mother (Rita Frances (O'Laughlin) Reed) used to tell us that her mother's maiden name was Goulding.

By the way, if you have any other knowledge of this branch of the Goulding/Golden family, I'd love to hear it. Thanks.

Charles Reed
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Re: Chicago Golden
ballynan (View posts) Posted: 17 Dec 2008 4:58AM GMT

Classification: Query
Surnames: Golden Goulding
Do you know anything more about your Golden/Gouldings?

Were they in Chicago?


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Re: Chicago Golden
ballynan (View posts) Posted: 17 Dec 2008 5:44AM GMT

Classification: Query

Abbey, who was actually a niece not a daughter of Richard in the 1900 Chicago census, returned to Ireland according to the Ellis Island records, in 1912, returning to Chicago in October of 1912. Her father is listed (still living at that time) as John Golden of Killelan East townland of Caher Parish in Cahersiveen PLU, Kerry. Ship Maurentania, arrived New York October 18, 1912

Hope this helps.

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Re: Chicago Golden
chazreed (View posts) Posted: 17 Dec 2008 8:52PM GMT

Classification: Query
Alas, no. One of the previous stings only confirmed the names of my grandmother's siblings told to me by my late aunt (Mary Crilly O'Laughlin). That is all that I have been able to find online about the families (O'Laughlin/Goulding). I'm inquiring after more information from my Chicago O'Laughlins. Maybe one of them has done some research. I'll pass along any information I get relative to the Gouldings/Goldens.

And yes, I believe all of my aunts and uncles from Patrick O'Laughlin and Catherine Goulding were born in Chicago in the 1920s and lived near Washington Park




at end of page c1920 some local Greyhound Owners


Little is known of the early settlers in the parish. 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.



Some Local Greyhound Owners c1920.
Tom Allen Ballybunion. D J Bailey Tralee. John Barrett Kilflynn. John L Barry Listowel. Wm. J Behan Ardfert. Dan Boland Lisselton.
John Brassil Tralee. Wm. D Broderick Listowel. Con Brosnan Listowel. Tim Brosnan Kilmorna. Jer Buckley Lixnaw. John Bunyan Lisselton. Jim Carmody Kilflynn. Frank Casey Ballyheigue.Jim Clarke Ballybunion. Dan Cleary Shanagolden. Dick Colbert Abbeyfeale. Dan Collins Templeglantine. Wm. R Collins Abbeyfeale. Wm. Coolehan Tarbert. Tom Corridan Abbeyfeale. Wm. Corridan Ballylongford. Dan Costelloe Lixnaw. Jas Costelloe Ballybunion. Jack Cremins Lisselton. Mick and Tim Cronin Lixnaw.Jim Crowley Listowel. P J Curtin Glin. Wm. Diggins Causeway. Jas Dillon Lisselton. Wm. Dillon Finuge. Martin Dinneen Causeway. Willie Dowling Woodford.Wm. Dunne Abbeyfeale. Eugene Ferris Tralee.
Henry and Wm. J Fitzell Ardfert.Jim Fitzgerald Foynes. Tom Fitzgerald Athea. Ted Fitzgibbons Listowel.Pat Flynn Kilmorna. S W Fuller Glenoe. Wm. Fuller Odorney. Kit Galvin Finuge. Ml Galvin Duagh. Mort Galvin Lixnaw. Jas Griffin Causeway. Jack Griffin Castleisland.John A Griffin Newcastlewest. John Halloran Ardfert. J C Harnett Abbeyfeale. John D Harnett Tournafulla. Ml W Harnett Abbeyfeale. Jim Harty Causeway. Jim Healy Ardfert. E Horan Castleisland. Guard Hurley Rathkeale. Denis Hussey Castleisland. Moss and William Keane Causeway.Bill Keane Ballygrennan. Jack Kearney Ballyheigue. Paddy Kelliher Rathea. Andy Kelly Kilmallock. Pat Kelly Tanavalla. J R Kissane Ballylongford. Pat Lawlor Lixnaw. Con and Pat Leahy Abbeyfeale. Jim Liston Knockaderry. Pat Liston Tralee. Jim Lynch Lixnaw. Denis Pat Lyons Abbeyfeale. Tom Mahony Abbeydorney. Austin Martin Tralee. Ml M Moloney Church St Abbeyfeale. J P Moriarty Ballyheigue. Jack Mulcahy Newcastlewest. Ml M Mulcahy Strand.Tim Mulcahy Tournafulla. Tom Mulcare Shanagolden. John Murphy Listowel.Wm Mc Auliffe Templeglantine. Bill Mc Auliffe Abbeyfeale. John Mc Carthy Ardfert.J Mc Donnell Ballyduff. Henry and Maurice Mc Elligott Lixnaw.Jack Mc Ellistrum Edenburn. Jer Mc Ellistrum Tralee. Jack Mc Grath Ardagh. Jim Mc Mahon Shanagolden. Joe Mc Mahon Rathkeale.Eugene Mc Namara Ballyduhig. J Mc Namara Abbeyfeale. Bill Nash Ardagh. Wm. Nolan Lyrecrompane.Tom O Brien Tanavalla. Ml O Carroll Ballyheigue. Tom Carroll Pallas. John Connell Lixnaw. Tom J Connell Listowel. Tom J P Connell Abbeyfeale.Chris O Connor Ennismore.Denis O Connor Listowel.James Connor Glin. John Connor Duagh. Tim Connor Glin. Jas O Donnell Newcastlewest. P E Driscoll Ardfert. Mick Flaherty Ardfert. Wm. Flaherty Tanavalla. Bertie Gorman Foynes. Jer Keeffe Abbeyfeale. J L Keeffe Meenscovane. Owen Leary Finuge. Wm. Leary Listowel. Dan P Rourke Tralee. Charles Shaughnessy Askeaton. D M Sullivan Knockaderry. John Sullivan Tarbert. Jack Sullivan Lixnaw. J Sullivan Abbeyfeale. T D Sullivan Listowel. T Sullivan Ballyduff. Wm. Sullivan Tournafulla. Jim Dower Duagh. Dick Power Ballylongford. John Price Tralee. Pat Quill Causeway. Jim Regan Kilmoyley.John Regan Lixnaw. D J Reidy Castleisland.J J Rice Abbeydorney. J A Roche Ardagh. Mick Roche Lixnaw. John Ryan Abbeyfeale. Pat Ryan Askeaton. Jer Ryle Ardfert. Dick Savage Finuge. ? and Wm. Savage Ardfert.John Scannell Abbeydorney. Denis Shanahan Ardfert. Ml Shanahan Kilflynn. Dan Sheehan Finuge.T F Sheehan Kilflynn. J P Sheehy Duagh. J B Silles Lixnaw. Jim Somers Shanagolden. Jack Stack Coolkeragh. Denis Sullivan Kilflynn. P J Trant Listowel. David Walsh Tralee. Jer J Walsh Tralee.J R Walsh Listowel. Tom Walsh Tralee. Davie Ward Abbeyfeale. David Fitzgerald Abbeyfeale.T D Warren Abbeyfeale. Paddy White Bedford. Peter Williams Ardfert.M Woulfe Finuge. Ml Woulfe Listowel. J Mc Carthy and M Collins Ardfert.Pat Sheehy Duagh.Ed Sheehy Tralee. Dick Woulfe Kilteen. Fitzmaurice Duagh.




More Local Co Kerry Families



- I received a letter from Auatralia , from a decendent of Garret Dee & Margaret Hennessy - they were from Ballybunion & Margaret died in Ballylongfrod in 1882 . They were related to Pope Hennessy . Didn't say how he got my name - must have got it the G.R.D. as I put a Hennessy Tralee area in that a few years ago - pile of infromation on the Pope hennessys but I i couldn't tie in with them of course - pity as it would look very interesting in a family tree !!!!
I expect my great great grandfather ,Denis H lived in Rahela in 1850 -Griffiths

The following link is to an index of the Griffith's Valuation for Murher. Thought you maybe interested in seeing it. I assume you probably have, but it's always a nice thing to have on the computer as an index.


Griffith's for Kerry by area

Also, I was recently going through the US census an indexing all the Irish Tydings/Tidings in the US over the years. When looking over my relations in Rochester, they listed a Windle as a boarder in their house. I know that Windle is a surname in the Moyvane area, though it possible it was someone from there whose family knew my relations as a contact point in the US. Let me know if you are interested and I can send you all the details about the person from the census.

Here is the information in the Windle that lived with my Great Grandparents in Rochester, NY. This is from the 1910 Census.

Maurice Windle 32 years old Laborer

Just states he was born in Ireland. Doesn't mention when he came to the US. My Great Grandparents came in 1905, Daniel Tydings, and 1906, Mary Kennelly. Then married here in the US a year later. At this time, two of Daniel's Brother's lived in the house as well.

If you do find any information on Cornelius Kennelly and Johanna Bunce, my Great Grandmother Mary's parents, I would love to know.

Unfortunately I have no information regarding my Kennelly relatives outside if the fact that the Dissett farm passed into their hands almost 200 years ago. I have correspondence from other descendants in Kerry that married into the Walsh, Devane, Heffernan and O'Shea families but those letters are almost a centruy old too. If I am ever to find someone descended from the Martara Kennellys it would probably come from you.

Edward was the second son of Michael Dissette and Anne Delane, who was born at the farm of Ahanagran in the year 1768. Shortly after

the family moved to a farm called Carig contiguous to the old dismantled castle of Carigafoyle where he became a domestic in the house of their landlord Mr. Sandes, with whom he was a favorite. After Carig House and demesne was rented by Mr. Sandes to a Mr. Meade together with some of the adjacent farms, Edward who witnessed the signing of the lease, was in some fear of his Parents being ejected from their farm. Whereupon his father came to an agreement with Mr. Meade for a further lease of his farm and being employed by Mr. Sandes as agent or collector of the rent of his Carig Estates. When Mr. Sandes moved to Kileavan in the Queen s County he took my father with him.
My father s oldest brother John having suffered in childhood from a disease called palsy which induced an infirmity in his gait and a perpetual tremor in his head even when he grew up to years of manhood, which incapacitated him for the ordinary labors of husbandry. His chief occupation was the care of his father s horned cattle. He had a most retentive memory, grew up a child of nature, seldom spoke in English not being sent to school. He performed the duty and joined the Order of the Carmelites, wore the scapular as presented by the Blessed Virgin to "Simon Stock" who testified to the same and instituted the Society. This duty he endeavored to perform together with the Order of St. Francis and the cord worn tightly around the waist close to the naked skin . After years of importunity he induced my dear grandmother to join the Order and they were provided with loose habits of brown bombazine to be worn in their coffins with the scapular. The frequent repetition of these rosaries counted on his beads together with his passive, blameless life gained for him the reputation of a holy man and known by his neighbors as (Shawn ne Podrighas) or John of the Prayers. The veritable closing words of his prayer were ("Maw wa mudruh dha ebrughuh Gallmor duth ahn yeanov li coonuh the moor Grasthuh") "If we do the good works which we promise to do by the help of Thy Great Grace".

My uncle Michael who was bred a gardener planted some fruit and forest trees and shrubs and small fruits and white thorn. The tillage of the farm chiefly devolved upon my uncles Timothy and Thomas, who were industrious youths. When they removed to an adjoining farm called Martara, their hazard showed a goodly number of stacks of grain and hay, and mounds and pits of potatoes. This farm on the death of my grandfather in 1811 was divided into halves by a ditch boundary running from north to south, my uncle [Thomas?] taking the west half and my uncle Timothy the east half.

Uncle Thomas, who resided at Mont Pleasant in County Limmerick, rented his Carig farm to John Kenally. Uncle Timothy yielded his share of the land to Michael Kenally, brother of John. Michael had previously become Uncle s son-in-law by marrying his daughter Nancy. My grandmother retaining the pasture of two cows with their portion of tillage until her death, which happened in 1823. Her only daughter, Mary, became the wife of John Kisane. Her youngest son, Jeremiah, having obtained employment in Queen s County, in one of his youthful freaks forsook his situation and entered his British Majesty s service on board the man-of-war Malta under the assumed name of Maurice Dillon.

I was very interested in the 1798 tie-up- I will send you a copy of my book on Kerry and 1798. I did not realize there was any contact at that time between the Carrig Sandes' and the Portarlingon Sandes', though the latter were indefatigable correspondents to Dublin Castle-the seat of the British Government in Ireland, whereas the Sandes' in North Kerry-of whom there were many generally kept their heads down-possibly in case they might loose them as a John sandes was a local United Irish leader at the time of the Rebellion.
As for the Dissetts I'm afraid I can't be much help, but one thing I can tell you is that Thomas and Mary Dissett were living in Lenamore-my own townland in 1901. Thomas aged 60 was a (British) Navy Pensioner his wife was aged 65, both natives of Kerry, both Catholics and both could speak Irish as well as English. The house where they lived is long gone but I remember it well, moreover as it was a stone slated house of which there were very few in this locality fifty years ago. What would make it of interest to you is that is was built as a 'herd(man)'s house on the Crosbie Estate, and that according to tradition Thomas Dissett or 'Lisett' as he was called locally was described as Crosbie's (or Sandes') gamekeeper.

Chicago Tribune (IL)



Edition: Chicago Tribune


--Jeremiah J. O'Brien, beloved husband of Nellie Bambury O'Brien; uncle of Patrick J. O'Brien. at chapel, 4817 Madison street. Funeral Thursday, 9:15 a.m., to Our Lady of Angels church. Mass 10 a.m. Burial Mount Carmel. Member of Holy Name society and native of Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland. Kindly omit flowers. AUstin 6-1136.

Dear Dillon Family,
> I am currently trying to piece to-gether the Dillon ( Dillane)
> families, who came into Queensland, via various Queensland ports,
> especially Cooktown.
> I am descended from Thomas Fury Dillon ( Dillane), who came to
> Australia around 1880. His brother John Fury Dillon ( Dillane)
> followed later, and even later another brother William. My family
> always used the spelling Dillon, but my research including the
> of the two older boys in Ireland shows that the name should have
> spelt Dillane, and that most of the Dillane families had the name
> spelt as Dillon on shipping lists and then later used the same
> spelling on documents in Australia.
> Most of the Dillane families, who were related came from the area
> Limerick a few miles east of Glin, and the documents, that I have
> my family said that they were from Glin, although I have learnt
> their father William and his ancestors came from small townlands
> Kinard close to Glin. Most of the Dillane ancestors are actually
> buried in the Kilfergus cemetery close to Glin. My William Dillane
> married a Mary Fury. Their older three sons according to Civil
> were born in Tarbert Co. Kerry. However all the boys thought they
> born in Glin, Co. Limerick, James in 1864, Thomas Fury in 1865,
> Fury in 1868 and William around 1871 ( I have not found the Civil
> records for him yet)
> I came across some wedding notices for the Dillon families in the
> Cairns Post in the early 1900's and realized, that some of the
> families were related. These wedding notices listed all those who
> attended the wedding.
> Between 1864-1871 in Ireland a number of younger couples, who
> resided in the Glin, area of Limerick were working a few miles away
> the estates inTarbert, Co. Kerry. Most of the families then
> to Limerick around 1871. This is a list of the husband and wives,
> worked and lived in Tarbert, before returning to Limerick. They are
> some of the parents of the young ones, who migrated to Australia,
> of whom came to Queensland, but especially North Queensland.. I
> suspect that two of the mothers did so as well. Some of the sisters
> came, but I have great difficulty picking them up, because of a
> of name on marriage.. William Dillane and Mary Leary Patrick
> and Margaret Cregan Thomas and Bridget Cregan Michael Dillane and
> Margaret Walsh Patrick Dillane and Bridget Connors Thomas Dillane
> Mary McEvoy Michael Dillane and Catherine Culhane James Dillane and
> Mary Gaynor Michael Dillane and Anne Carroll John Dillane and Mary
> Hogan Patrick Dillane and Kate Henchy John Dillane and Honora
> I am hoping that if you are related to any of the above families,
> you would get in contact with me. Or if you know that your
> Dillon/Dillane family came from an area of Limerick close to Glin.
> would like to know how many of the children of these families came
> Australia. I know there were at least ten of the sons.
> I also have in my possession 29 letters written at the home of a
> Denis C. Dillon in 1914. The family was living not far from
> The sister of the school teacher, who was living at the Dillon home
> wrote these letters to her George in England. The letters also
> many things about life in the Dillon household, especially with
> regards to a young girl Madge Dillon, who I think must be the
> daughter of one of the Denis Creagan Dillon, Margaret. If I can get
> contact with Madge's family I have permission to share these
> with them.
> I am hoping that you can help me with my Dillon/Dillane family
> research. Also if you wish I can pass on any data that I find on
> family, and how the families are related.
> Kindest Regards,





I saw your reference to Newtownsandes the a rootsweb Kennelly page. You seem to have access to some facts and I was praying you might have what I have been searching for. I am trying to find info on a "Murtagh (Mortimer?) Kennelly, born in Newtownsandes in the late 1700's. He Married Catherine Flahaven and had 4 children who emigrated to Canada. There might be other children also who stayed in Ireland or went somewhere else (U.S., Australia,New Zealand?), I have no idea. The 4 who travelled to the Ottawa area in Canada are Martin b.1807, Bridget b. 1793, Ellen b. ?, and Catherine b. ?. There are at least 4 other Kennelly clans throughout Ontario, Canada, but we can't make any connection as far as relationship, even though they all seem to have come from the same area (Kerry, Limerick) of Ireland. Seems to be an old tale of some disagreement early after arrival in Canada and kinship was never claimed after that. Doesn't seem to be anything some Irish lads would do ... oh no! I was hoping to get at least a small link to my g-g-g- gran. I have much of the line complete since arrival in Canada, and am hoping to go back a little more. Thanks in advance, Shaun Kennelly