information received will be forwarded
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I would like to thank all who attended the launch of my C.D
'Songs I love to sing' at the Kilmurry Inn on Friday night
December 5th. The support of all the people of Kilmurry and
surrounding areas and all my friends and work colleagues was
overwhelming and it made the night a tremendous success. Special
thanks to everyone who contributed in any way. Those who purchased
the C.D, supported the raffle, gave donations, sent me messages
of support, also those who helped with the catering and of
course all at the Kilmurry Inn for providing such an excellent
venue. My thanks to Mr Paddy O Brien of the Irish Heart Foundation
for officially launching the C.D. Also to Kevin McSweeney
for doing a wonderful job as M.C. for the night. To all the
musicians and guest artists, Jim Callanan of Max Rambles for
the main music accompanyment and for all the musical contribution
in the making of the C.D,Guest artists on the night Joe Crowley,
Neily Collins, Batty O Mahony, Noel Howard, Paddy Finnegan,
Dimmy Callanan, the members of the Pike Theatre Ballincollig
for their comedy and songs. I would like to thank all those
who helped with the raffle tickets and also the wonderful
sponsors of the raffle prizes. I would also like to thank
my own Mum Mary Dromey for her support and she even gave us
a song on the night also. And speaking of family I have to
mention the great support I also received from my husband
Liam. Also special thanks to all at the Diamond Bar for the
great 'Pre Launch party' the previous Friday night. Thanks
must also go to the radio stations for the 'airplay'and promotion
they have given the C.D and especially Mr Tim Coughlan who
took the time to attend the launch. To date over a thousand
euro has been raised for the Irish Heart Foundation and the
C.D is continuing to sell well. Copies are available in Sheilas
shop Kilmurry and the Kilmurry Inn and cost 5 euro. You can
be assured that your money is going to a very worthy cause.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Mona O Riordan
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Just came across your site.Very good.
As a person who grew up in Aherla and now reisiding in Dublin,
I would like to contact people who played hurling for Cloughduv
in the period 1978-1982.
Anyone who remebers the minor and under 21 teams of that period
and who sees this - it would be nice to hear from you.
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My name is Martina Murrray and I really like your website
.In fact I check it every week. I attended Kilmurry National
School from 1955 to 1963 . Due to various house moves and
general clear outs I have no school books from my primary
school days and I am most anxious if possible to get a copy
of the following books
The Cathecism Notes - a little book which gave all sorts of
supplementary information not contained in the Cathecism itself
for example how to lay out a table in the event of a priest
making a sick call etc.
On Wings of Words this was the English Reader used .As far
as I can recall Book One had a yellow cover and was used for
3rd and 4th Classes and BookTwo had a red cover and was used
for 5th and 6th class
Can anybody out there help ?
Looking forward to hraring from you and Wishing you all a
very Happy Christmas and every success in 2004
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have just discovered your webpage/Newsletter whilst "surfing"
the net and felt I had to write to congratulate you on a very
interesting and informative article. In fact I was thrilled
when I found it and it has made me feel very "homesick"
for Ireland and all my many cousins who live in various areas
of Co. Cork. This webpage will certainly be a regular calling
post for me from now on.
Father, Michael O'Leary, was born in Ballyvourney in 1900,
the 2nd son of Jeremiah Leary and Mary Lehane. Mary was the
daughter of John Lehane and Mary Riordan who lived in Rath,
and Mary and Jeremiah were married in Ballyvogue RC Chapel
in 1894. Mary Lehane, my GMother, had a brother John,
born abt. 1872/3, and he migrated to USA in 1894 when he changed
his name to LYONS which, apparently, is the Anglicised form
of Lehane. He married an ABBIE LYONS and they settled in Brooklyn,
NY, in 1930 and both died there in the 1940s. They did not
have any children. My problem is that I cannot find where
they married - in Co. Cork or USA. and did John marry using
the name Lehane or Lyons?
have done extensive research into Abbie's family and now know
that she was a daughter of CORNELIUS
LYONS/MARY LYONS, married abt 1867/8 who also migrated to
USA..This couple had the following
children all born in Co. Cork:
stayed in Ireland and lived in Ballyvogue.
Mary, married Andrew Desmond, MA. USA
Margaret Married Daniel McCarthy,MA. USA
Daniel C. married Ellen Forde, CT.USA
Abbie, married John Lyons [Lehane]
Johanna [Anna] married Charles Winblade, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Michael F, unmarried, died aged 23 in 1905 in Brooklyn
Cornelius, no details.
big problem is that I cannot find the Townland of birth of
these 2nd cousins of mine but I do know that the name Lyons
is very well known in the Cannaway district and I am wondering
if there is anyone who might recognise this family history.
live in Australia as my Father migrated out here in 1924 but
have visited your beautiful country many times and have a
very deep-seated love of it and its people. I have cousins
in Cork, Coolea, Renanaree [?] Crosshaven, Myrtleville and
Carrigaline but sadly they are not too interested in family
keep up the good work with your webpage and I do look forward
to visiting it on a regular
God Bless you all
Millar [nee O'Leary]
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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I am hoping you may be able to assist me and my husband on
one of his descendants, Phillip Ryan who we believe was born
in County Cork in 1802.
Phillip Ryan's father was in the commissariat Dept. of the
British Army. At an early age Phillip went to Lisbon, Portugal
to be near with his father who was involved in the Peninsular
War under the Duke of Wellington. Unsure of father's name
(likely Phillip) Had relative (uncle or close elder called
Malachi Ryan) He went fishing in the North Sea and joined
the Navy. HE was a trained cooper and probably served an apprenticeship
on London as he did go to night school in London. He ended
up in New Zealand where he married a Maori woman - Mary Piharo.
I have more info on his life in New Zealand, but am trying
to track descendants in Ireland or States to invite to family
reunion in Christchurch, New Zealand in Feb 2004. Any information
or ideas on where to go next would be greatly appreciated!!
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I don't know much about
the area, but I'm told that I have a number of relatives buried
in Kilbonane Cememtery including my great-grandparents Edmund
Eager and Susan (Murphy) Eager. According to people who have
visited the Cemetery, they are buried in a large area with
four Yew trees at the corners of the grave.
As I understand it,
the Eager family lived in Ballymalis and the surrounding areas
and Kilbonane was the family burial place.
I'd love any information
on the cemetery, its history, the surrounding area, and the
other Eagers buried at Kilbonane.Click
Well done on your revitalised
website. Keep up the Good work!
Happy Christmas to all who work on the web and every success
Great Great Grandparents John Long who married Mary Davenport,
were from Kilmurry. They had 4 children that I know of,
two of whom Peter Long and Denis Long were born in 1844
and 1846 respectively. I am presuming therefore that John
and Mary would have been born in the period 1800/1810 approx.
I don't have dates of birth for their two other sons Jack
Long who married a Hannah Linehan in 1871 and Jeremiah Long
who remained unmarried.
I know that Denis Long married Abbey(Gobnait) Sullivan on
the 31 July 1869 in Cloghduve. (This is my line). Gobnait
is supposed to be from Lissarda and was the daughter of
Thomas (Thomas Rua) Sullivan and Mary Connor. Gobnait was
baptised Abigail and she was born on the 25 November 1848
and she is reputed to have had 3 brothers Jeremiah, John
and James and 1 sister. Denis Long was living in Kilcondy
at the time of his marriage to Abbey.
I am wondering whether perhaps it
might be possible for me to establish any information about
John Long and Mary Davenport from your Church records. Any
help and assistance which you can give me in this regard
would be very much appreciated.
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Congratulations on an excellent Website. This is my first
visit and I certainly will be re-visiting.
Now to the purpose of my email. I recently visited Kilmurry
searching for the grave of my grandfather and his people,
but to no avail. They lived in the townland of Castlemore
and despite of our best efforts we found nothing. However
talking to some locals and others since I understand that
Fr Tim O Sullivan of Cloughduv is putting the parish records
on CD. I would be very interested in this when it is available.
Perhaps you could advise me on the progress of this project.
For the record this is my family history in regards to Castlemore:
My grandfather, Timothy Sullivan was born in Castlemore in
1854. We don't know when but he moved to Cork City where he
became an agent for the Prudential Insurance Company.His first
wife, Annie died in 1898. I know nothing more about her as
the only evidence is her death certificate.
He maried his second wife, Hanna Coleman, in 1899. She was
from Glanmire and she was my grandmother.
Timothy died on the 10 May 1927 and the newspaper notice says
that he was buried at 'South Kilmurry' Hence my searching
the local cemetaries.
To fill in the picture the following is the other information
that I have:
Timothy's father was a Patrick Sullivan, born about 1819.
His wife's name was Hannah-surname unknown.
In Griffiths Valuation for 1852 his address is given as Castlemore,
parish of Moviddy. He had a house in fee from Richard T Rye.
There were two children that I know of Timothy, my grandfather,
and Daniel, born 1863.
Finally he is shown in the 1901 census at the same address,
with his wife. It states that he is a retired quarryman and
that he is blind.He does not appear in the 1911 census.
I would be grateful if any of your site viewers and others
can add to my information on my Kilmurry connections.
In the meantime I look forward to the CD.
Keep up the good work.
I am in the process of trying to locate the exact place
in County Cork from which my Buckley ancestors emigrated
to the United States in 1836. On Murthey Buckley's tombstone
is written: "a native of Ireland, county of Cork, parrish
of Conway." Several years ago, a genealogist in Dublin
led us to believe that "Conway" is the old name
for "Convamore," an estate which lies adjacent
to Ballyhooly. However, Irish researcher Tom O'Leary recently
found information which indicates that "Conway"
is probably a mis-spelling of "Cannaway," a civil
parish within the Catholic parish of Kilmurry.
So now I am concentrating on Kilmurry, and I find that at
least one Buckley family currently lives in that village.
I would very much like to contact them and wonder whether
you could provide me with their address. Perhaps they would
know of a Murthey and Catherine Buckley, with young son
John Franklin, who left County Cork in 1836.
Any assistance you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Mary Van Gorden
Black River Falls, Wisconsin USA
recent posting on your website, "Thomas Desmond was
born in Parish Canavee" is of interest to me. My great-great
grandfather, Thomas Desmond [son of Patrick Desmond and
Hanora Lyons Desmond] is said to have been born in Parish
Can you tell me where that parish is? He was born perhaps
as early as 1810. John and Patrick Desmond may have been
his brothers, or relatives. Thomas emigrated to Canada about
1840 and then to the U.S. Any help you can give me in tracing
either the Desmond or Lyons families will be greatly appreciated.
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