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A county with more than 125,000 cows, Longford typifies the Irish Midlands with its low-lying bogs and pastures. It is hemmed in on two sides by large lakes – Lough Gowna in the northeast and Lough Ree along the Shannon River, which forms Longford’s western border.

Ardagh, Co. Longford

Derrycassan Woods, Granard, Co. Longford, Credit: Longford Tourism

Co. Longford is generally a quiet place, and with so many bodies of water, it is a great spot to engage in a little aquatic relaxation, such as fishing and boating. If you’ve a bit of a bent for danger, canoeing or kayaking the intense white water rapids on the River Inny in Ballymahon will certainly get your heart pumping, as they are among the biggest and most exciting rapids in Ireland.

Kayaking, Co. Longford, Credit:: Longford Tourism 

Early in its history, Longford was a place for the gentry and monks, a fact that explains the incredible number of monasteries within its boundaries, including Abbeylara, Abbeyshrule, Abbeyderg and Saint’s Island, most of which have well-preserved remains open to visitors. Officially shired in 1586, Longford also saw its share of wars, overseeing the defeat of French forces during the 1798 Rebellion (an exhibition in Ballinamuck tells the story), and contributing the North Longford flying column, led by Seán Mac Eoin, to the Irish War of Independence.

Killoe Church, Co. Longford, Credit: Longford Tourism

Longford also produced beloved poet Oliver Goldsmith and famous actors like Mel Gibson, whose mother was from Ardagh, but none of these can overtake Longford’s biggest claim to fame: an Iron Age bog road that dates back to 148 B.C. Parts of the wooden structure are preserved at Corlea Trackway Visitors Centre in Kenagh.

Preserved Trackway dating back 148 B.C, Corlea trackway, Co. Longford

For one of the best views in Ireland, hike up to the motte in the little known town of Granard in the north part of the county. From here, at 543 feet up, you will be able to see nine Irish counties, five lakes and a handful of forests and rivers, including the Shannon, Erne and Inny. This unsuspecting little town also birthed Kitty Kiernan, fiancée of Michael Collins, and claims that both St. Patrick and evil Queen Maeve spent time here.

101 Must-Do’ ways to live your regional connection.

Our 101 team have been working with local tourism, business, community and Council initiatives to bring you some of the best ways for you to live your connection to Longford.

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Smith

Catharine Sweeney Smith
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winter

hai @Oakln6 i am trying to figure it out as well
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Smith

Brian smith
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Brian Smith

According to the Book "History of Alabama and Her People" by Albert Burton Moore, my 4th Great Grandfather, James M. Smith had origins in Ireland. Unfortunately, the book never clearly states where from. He was born c. 1778, but isn't clear on the place. His first born, Daniel Ulysses Smith was born in Georgia,USA while all other children were born in Alabama, USA. Is anyone familiar with this family?
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Smith name has a long history in the British Isles, but now DNA and some recorded history says one of its origins is from the north-west region of the Emerald Island. The Smith’s of Cavan story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup D2] can trace their beginnings to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. This Smith surname origin is from the Cenél Conaill [R1b-L513, Subgroup D] who found the Dál Fiatach.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) A group will also found the Kingdom of Ercing in Wales as trade with Romans will become essential around 300 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Smith story begins in pre-history Ireland but this line and many of his kin will move to Wales, then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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hummingbird102jan

My Smith came from the Londonderry area. Dr. Samuel Smith, William Smith and two sisters came to America in 1754. They sailed from Londonderry to Pennsylvania. Dr. John Smith and a Lawyer, Robert Smith stayed in Londonderry. I am looking for there family left in Ireland. Thanks
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Oakln6

how does this work, i recently got passed down my coat of arms, and wanted to do a little research, I am a Smith living in America, i am Irish, any help would be appreciated..
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Nancy Calendine

looking for any information on father of Bridget murphy (born 1850) fathers name was Michael and mothers name was Julia i was able to find that Bridget was married to Peter Ryan in 1876 in Dublin in St Andrews roman catholic church they lived at 9 Leeson place records show that Michael and Julia were both deceased by 1876 Any information i have found was in the Dublin area I have alot of information on Bridget and Peter but nothing on her parents I would like to find Julias maiden name Bridget and Peter came to Quebec in 1883 with 3 boys Christopher Peter and James they lived in newberry middlesex canada and had 2 more boys joseph and john
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sue michele tynes

looking for information on jonathan murphy he was married to jane (waddell) murphy his son john c murphy was born in halifax co virginiain 1798 would liketo know where in ireland my family comes from
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John Murphy

My grandfather's name was Humphrey Murphy. He was married to Margaret O'Hare. My great grandfather's name was also Humphrey Murphy. He was married to Margaret Hengleton. All of the above were born in Ireland. My grandparents died in Cambridge Mass.
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KATHY Wye

I’m looking for a Mary Bridget Murphy born around 1917 her dad was Patrick Murphy
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Leah Leverett

My Grandfathers name was James Archie Murphy I know nothing about him i was never able to meet him i just really want to learn more about the Murphy's
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Shannon

I am planning a trip to Ireland with my in- laws next year and am hoping to find out a bit more about my heritage before we go! What I know is that my father's grandparents came over into Ellis Island sometime between appx 1898-1903 and settled in NY. My grandma married James Murphy, who I believe came from Ruth DeWald and Benjamin Murphy. I am also told that we have a Duke ancestor who was an infamous forger who was chased out of Ireland and into Scotland.
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Murphy

My Murphy family settled in bluefield w.v. and I'm trying to find where. My family member name thorton Murphy father was an were did he come from..most of my Murphy family lives in edgecombe county N.C.
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Anonymous

My family member is named James Murphy. He was born in County Tyrone, Dungannon, to be exact. He served in the British cavalry during World War 1. He was a dragoon, a hussar, a cavalry sniper, and a lancer. He was wounded after a German stormtrooper slashed across his face with a knife and left him with scars.
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James Doran Kelly

Hello. I am searching for any of my relatives who live in Leitrim. My great Grandfather was born in 1887 and I believe that he had a siter, Bridget who was born in 1883 and a brother Frank, who was born in1885. Their father was Francis and I could not find their mother.I believe they were farmers and were from Treannadullagh/Belhavel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day.?

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M Lock

I'm searching for my Kelly family who originated from Queens County and lived in Manchester, England. My great-gran Sarah Kelly had a father Michael on her marriage which took place in Manchester in 1873 but she was born in 1952. Any suggestions would be great.
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Bob Baskerville

My Great Great Grandfather, Patrick Kelly, son of Patrick Kelly and Ellen Sheridan, was born in County Leitrm in 1851, emigrated to America in 1869-1870 with 2 cousins. My information ends with Patrick and Ellen, we are not sure if they had more kids than Patrick, who their parents were etc. Any help would be appreciated.
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Kelly Gibbons Benedict

My great grandfather’s name is John Kelly who married Bridget Kettrick. These are the children’s names, Charles, Michael, John, Mary, Norah, Julia, Pat and Bridget Kelly who married Martin Gibbons. I know Bridget Kettrick’s fathers name is Patrick Kettrick, his wife I might be Bridget Hoster and that’s all I have on my grandmother Bridget A (Kelly) Gibbons. Can anyone help me out? My grandmother Bridget (Kelly) Gibbons often was called Bridie and her sister Catherine was called Kitty who married in the USA as well.
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Kelly

My Great Grandfather and his immigration papers and I have his first and last and where from. His name is Patrick Kelly and he immigrated from Dublin. My first name is Kelly because I was named after my Nana's maiden name which was Kelly from her Father. So the names I have are Patrick Kelly from Dublin probably around the 1900s I'm guessing. Patrick Kelly from Dublin immigrated around 1900s Daughter is Ruth Kelly which was her maiden name she became Ruth Wilkinson after.
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Shirl O'Connor

Hello, My Name is Shirl O'Connor. My Father is James O'Connor. His Mother was Kathleen Duggan and his father was Michael O'Connor. I know his Father was born in 1894 and died in 1937. If anyone could help me, Find their marriage and another information please I would be grateful.
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Dermot Blake

Margaret Kelly from Dublin lived in Astoria Oregon. Her brother John Kelly married to Mary Byrne also lived in Astoria and had one child Maurice Kelly born April 1918 New York.....died in Palm Springs May 2008
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Casey

Michael Casey born 1710
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Casey

Michael Casey born 1710
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Ray Casey

i am looking for any information about john casey who played for kildare with his four brothers thomas,billy,joe,jim in the early 1900 and won a all ireland medal my father thomas worked for c.i.e and lived in cabra west all his life they were born rathangan co kildare any information thank you ray casey thomas,son
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Louis

Looking for relatives of my Great Great Great Grandmother Mary Catherine Casey born 1839 in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland married in 1853 in Adelaide South Australia. She passed away in Port Elliot South Australia in 1922. Her spouse was John Fidock.
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Liam Clarke

Hi, I am looking for details or information about John Casey 1805 1876 of Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland and his family, including forebares. The information I have located indicates he was born in Walshtown and lived in Conmoyle, both of which are townlands in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. One of his sons lived at the townland of Bryanstown in Mullingar. Getting confirmed details beyond the late 1800 or 1700's is challenging. Oral tradition, supported by family members now in their nineties, says the Casey's were in Co. Westmeath and before that Co. Cork. The time of the move is uncertain.
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Frank Kaicy

Yes, I am trying to track down names changes from Casey to Kaicy. I have traced down a Michael Kaicy and Julia (Kirby) Kaicy, in Ireland in 1843? However I have not been able to find anything pass that. this was in Kilkenny Ireland. Any advice would be helpful.
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Sara Kelly

Hello, I’m tracing my ancestry and trying to find more information to the Casey name. My great grandmother was Mary Riley born around 1889, she had my grandfather Joseph Riley in Brooklyn New York in1907. The birth father is unknown, but I have DNA connections to the Casey family and Ireland connection to Roscommon and Longford. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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O'Malley

My grandmother Mary's maiden name was Casey. Her father being Martin Casey from Ireland. He married and had two kids James and Mary. Mary had four children and six Grandchildren. I don't know anything beyond my great-grandfather but would love to.
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James Casey

I am looking for my great great grandfather Charles Frank Casey or O’casey. He son Charles left Ireland and came to Cherokee North Carolina.
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Michelle

Dear All, I am looking for my bio father, whose surname is Casey. But he worked before in USA Navy, in Hawaii, per my adoptive families stories. But later I got more info, that he and/ or his families or ancestors, have been living/ connecting also, to the British Isles. I did dna tests, but in Ancestry DNA, I do not take the Tracing Region dna tests, so, I got not so details. My adoptive mother too, told me that my bio father, that Casey has a bit East Asian mixed, which are more common in Hawaii. But I just sight seeing here, so just in case, any one can advise me how to find more about our Irish ancestors, and whether there are any DNA tests projects, like the Jewish DNA tests projects. Thanks so much. Regards - Michelle
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Jon Casey

Hi, I am a Casey from Newfoundland Canada. I am trying go trace my roots back to Ireland. I know that my great grand father came from Ireland. If anyone can provide feedback. Thanks
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casey

Hi Fellow Casey's I am on the search for a James Casey whose father was John Bernard Casey a Coal Miner.james was born about 1929.me and mum have taken DNA tests and mine came back 80% irish and mums is 45% Ulster irish? Gedmatch numbers Carla A106074 Gill Casey A962767 email carlacasey@ymail.com we live in Galway Ireland
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Janson Quessy

Good day I am doing my genealogy and am a descendant of a certain Roger Casey born c. 1646 "in Ireland" who landed in Acadia, New France (nowaday called New Bunswick, Canada) c. 1660. Some family rumors hint towards Co Cork... maybe Mitchelstwon. I am schedule to visit Ireland in June 2016 and would like to investigate "on site" into some archives, if such exists. I am wondering if you could either givc me some indication as to where to look for or whom to contact that could help me on this quest. Here is the website of our family where you can peak into what we have been able to discover so far about our lineage. http://caissiefamily.org/ Best regards from Montreal, Canada --
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LowlanderOne

my father, Barry Casey, said that many years ago his family was under the protection of the MacLeods. Id like to know if this is true.
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shell71

my casey member daniel born 1829 came over from county cork married elizabeth hunter from lincolnshire england had a sister johanne who married a richard tunnadine,he then settled in Chesterfield Derbyshire his father on his wedding certificate also daniel, afew people have mentioned a place called bandon anyone shed any light on any of the info thanks
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barney72

hi im trying to trace my casey ancestors who came over fro mayo ireland and settled in west yorkshire england.
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Melissa Reilly

I have flax growers noted in my Reilly tree. Edward O'Reilly born in 1777 was one. He had many children and one was Patrick. I do not know where he was born but I know he ended up in Carlow and married Winifred Noonan there. Are any of the siblings I have attached your kin?
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Reilly

Thomas F. Reilly of Philadelphia. Noteworthy builder in Philadelphia, Pa. Particularly in the northeast suburban section where Wynnefield, Overbrook and Bala are located.
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REILLY

THE REILLY'S I AM SEARCHING WERE FLAX FARMERS IN RATHROHEEN MAYO COUNTY IRELAND. THE EARLIEST ONE IS PATRICK REILLY BORN 1817 AND PASSED AWAY IN ABOUT 1902. HE HAD A SON PATRICK BORN 1869,WHO WAS MY GRANDMOTHER'S BROTHER, HE MAY HAVE DIED INTHE 1950 ERA.
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Pat Baldwin

John Reilly, born 1790, migrated to Canada from Ireland to Toronto, Ontario Canada. He had a son, Thomas C. Reilly, B. 1809, daughter Rebecca Reilly, b. 1815, son John G Reilly, b. 1819 and daughter Mary A Reilly b. 1820. My direct line is through the son, John G Reilly, b. 1819 In Cavan, Toronto Canada, and who later moved to moved to Buffalo New York. John G Reilly had a son Silas Wright Reilly B. 1850 in Buffalo NY., who had a son John Gillespie Reilly, b. 1871 in Buffalo NY., whose son was my father, John Edwin Reilly, b. 1911 In NYC, NY.. I have been told the first Reilly came from County Caven, Ireland, but cannot verify this. The siblings of the first John Reilly also lived in Buffalo NY.
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PAULA EWEN

Thomas Duffy was a Spirit Dealer in the Offaly area in the 1800's. He married Esther Mara. Do these names ring a bell with anyone?
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Duffy

Hi All, I can trace my family back to Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland, 1786, Starting with Hugh Duffy (Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland, born 1786) moving on to Owen Duffy (County Monaghan, born 1820), then Peter Duffy (Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland, born 1846) then Francis Duffy (Hamilton, Scotland, born 1880) then my Grandfather James Duffy (Fife, Scotland, born 1909) then my Father James Duffy (Finglesham, Kent, England, born 1937) and then me (Ramsgate, Kent, England, born 1962) My Maternal Grandmother was born in Cork, Ireland, and although to English parents, I have been able to gain my Irish Citizenship through her.
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Duffy

To all my Duffy family from Sligo and Ross Common ?? I also have dunleavy, fitzpatrick and Fitzgerald on my direct family tree. Duffy is my farthers line. I'm very interested in finding my tribe ????
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Christopher w Rushkin

My grandmother was Helen Marie Duffy (1897 - 1980) and her father was James Duffy (1875 - 1946) who was born in Donegal Ireland.
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Danny L. Duffey

I had always heard, that some of the Duffys, who immigrated from Ireland, to America, (and who were Protestant) changed the name and added an "e" to indicate that they were Protestant instead of Catholic. My GGGG Grandad, Michael Duffey, immigrated from Londonderry in the later half of the 1700s, with his friend, Thomas Ramsey and actually fought in the American Revolution. After the war, he settled in Fayette county, PA and eventually migrated to Adams County, OH (via the Ohio River.) My father's name was Denver H. Duffey, born in Springfield, OH (10/01/1920).
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Duffy

You need to remember that most of DUFFYs who immigrated to the United States actually change their name to DUFFEY it was a way to set themselves apart from the Roman Catholics.
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Andrea Parrish

My great grandfather John Duffy, married Ellen Brett, and came from Ballaghaderreen, Ireland when it was still part of County Mayo.
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Teresa Duffy-Phillips

Looking for information on Patrick Peter Duffey. Born in 1797 Lived in Stonepark Ireland Married Mary McMahon In 1824 They migrated to the US I’m not exactly certain when. Patrick went by Peter Duffey. He had several children including John Patrick Ellen and Peter. Ellen Duffey married Charles Arthur Lennon in Ireland. The Duffys migrated to Philadelphia Pa. Patrick Peter died in 1853 at the age of 55 any help would be most appreciated Teresa
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Bill Duffy

Yes if you find more information on the John Duffy/ Mary Whitney family history,In Longford Ireland. Please share with me.
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Duffy

James Duffy (great grandfather) was born in Inniskeen (Inishkeen) -- 22 August 1843 to Catherine Cooke and James Duffy. Emigrated to NYC (Manhattan) in 1869. Died there in 1905. He had sisters and brothers -- John, Michael, Catherine (who married Patrick McGeough of Dundalk). She (Catherine Duffy) was born in Inniskeen in 1857 and moved with her husband Patrick to Dundalk, where she died in 1956.
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Sugrue

My ancestor is John Duffy who married Mary Whitney. They had James Duffy June 29, 1834 in Co Longford. I would love to make connections to my Irish relatives!!
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Sue Fox Bond

I'm looking for Fox ancestors who settled in Hants, Nova Scotia around 1800. Census records indicate they were Irish, but haven't been able to trace them back to Ireland.
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Patrick fox

I would like to contact people with the name Fox while we are driving route 66 from may 1st to may 16th
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FOX

K.Fox Winnipeg,Manitoba Canada
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Christine

My Quinns came from kilkeel down to Liverpool
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Donna marie Freeman

Looking for the Quinn family I believe located in Spittle or Galway. My parents (John Quinn) mother(Anna Dora Kelley) I was told lived in County Cork. Interested in finding heritage of my family. Other relatives last names Gorrivan, Coyne, Fenney
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Quinn

John Quinn perhaps from Galway or Dublin with relatives in Tyrone and Cavan. He had a daughter who was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England and her name was Mary Ann Quinn. Also, he may have had a brother James Quinn.
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Janice Taylor

I am looking for my great-great grandfather John Quinn who was perhaps born in Galway in either late 1700's or early 1800's . May have relatives in Tyrone or Cavan Ireland also. He went to Liverpool, Lacashire, England and had a daughter by the name of Mary Ann Quinn who is my great-grandmother,
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Quinn

catherine conboy quinn 1813 to 1893 Had three sons Michner 1840-1906; john 1843-1901; hugh 1844
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Quinn

Quinn - why only the famous? Mine certainly were not! I would love to know where the Enniscorthy Quinns lived prior to Enniscorthy and 1800’s but have already been told it is impossible to trace my Quinn family - yet Ive been able to get back further than a lot of people researching Irish ancestry. . My Quinns are from Enniscorthy, County Wexford, today and back to early 1800 John Quinn. Johns son James Q married Bridget Redmond (1825bn) c1844 NLI - daughter of James Redmond and Kitty Kavanagh married Enniscorthy 1811 (NLI) Their son Thomas Quinn c1850-1939 married Elizabeth Brien Thomas daughter Mary Eliza Quinn, my Grandmother 15/1/1897 Enniscorthy, (family in 1901/1911 Census Shannon Hill Urban) married England 20/12/1923, died Slough England 1988 . Thomas son Francis known as Frank married Annie Dixon - fought wars in many places overseas and their descendants still live Enniscorthy today Thomas son James bn 1886, started as a cleaner and was in the Irish Guards went to war - was wounded (shell shot) in France and returned to either England or Enniscorthy. He did definitely return to Enniscorthy soon after and then left again (family said to America? Never to be heard from again - his Uncle Patrick Ann Quinn is still alive but a very sick man who would love to know what really happened to James. Patrick has just done DNA testing in an effort to try to find descendants of James. My Mother only knew her Mother and Frank but had no other information on the Irish family at all. Unfortunately mum passed away 4 years ago age 91 and I only found my Enniscorthy family in June this year. My brother and I have also done DNA testing so I know where we connect up with the other Quinn strands in Enniscorthy and have shared this information with my family connection. 23andme say my famous ancestor is Benjamin Franklin and Bono lol. FTDNA dont offer this. I tested at both sites. Kind regards Carol
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Quinn

Mary Ann Quinn
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Adrian Quinn

Anthony, please stop being so patronizing. It is BC and AD.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Quinn name has a long history in Ireland, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the south-west region of the Emerald Island. The Quinn story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup O2] can trace their beginnings to what is now County Kerry from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Quinn surname origin is possibly a branch of what will become the Dáirine [R1b-L513] who are found in south Ireland around 300 CE.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Dáirine will join with the Dál Riata of north-east Ireland and invade Scotland around 500 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Quinn story begins in pre-history Ireland but many of his descendants will then move to Kintyre, Scotland where they and other R1b-L513 members will form the Dalriada. This line and many of his kin will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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Faerie

Looking for relatives of Matthew, Frank and Molly Quinn who emigrated to America early 1900s. Their father was a magistrate, I believe named Frank also - mother was Ellen Kelly. They were from close to Galway, I think. There was another brother who also immegrated and died young.
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JAMES BRADY

as far as i know my great grandad came from county caven , and he had 6 brothers , one was a priest in wigan and i think his name was barney brady
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philip o'brien

I believe my great grandfather Tom Brady was from Cootehill and was linked to the White Horse and Pig Farming. He moved to Scotland late 1800's. My Grandfather Bernard (Barney) had 8 children, one of which was my mother Elizabeth Brady. Other family members were, Tom, William, Sarah, Nan, Margaret
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Ram

any help with Henry Brady 1625 Ireland. present day descendant Thomas Anderson Brady 1927. thank you in advance!
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Peter Brady

I am try to find my relations in usa a number of my great uncles emigrated to USA I late 19th = early 20th century from county Carlow Ireland I know my great great grand father Thomas Brady was born in 1836 and his father Peter in 1794.i know my great uncle John,1886 and his brothers emigrated John joined the us army .he was chief of police in Miami 1960-70s
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Elizabeth Currie

I am trying to trace my gg-grandmother Ann Brady. She was married to Bernard McMahon and they had several children including my great grandmother Roseanne who was born around 1855. I have found a birth certificate for her brother Ross who was born in the parish of Drung. The family moved to Leith, Scotland around 1870. I have had no luck on Ancestry so any information would be appreciated. Thanks
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Elizabeth Kaiser

OK, sorry, my grandmother's cousins were the Dalys. My g-grandmother was Sarah Daly, and she married William Brady, and they had my grandmother, Evelyn Teresa Brady. Thank you
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Elizabeth Kaiser

Would like to pick up connection in Ireland for my g-grandparents, who came to New York in the US around 1900.. They were William J. and Sarah Brady. I do not know my g-grandmother's maiden name, but they were married in Ireland before leaving for the US. My grandmother, Evelyn Teresa, was born in New York in 1910. They all appear in the census records, but as yet no records on port of departure, ship name, or town/county of marriage or origin have come to light. Once I asked m grandmother where her family was from and she said Tralee, so it could be they left from there, maybe lived and were married there?
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Stacey

The only thing I know about mine surname is that is Brady, and the spell has been changed a few times in our history. Also that my great grandfather's father was given land from the king of England, land which my Bradys still own and live on today, which is on North Carolina. Could anyone tell me how to find out was Brady family, I originate from?
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Donegan

Can i get some information on this family. My gg grandfather was Patrick Brady from Marsh Road in Drogheda. His eldest daughter was called Rose. Patrick died in 1893 in Drogheda. Rose died in 1919 in Dundalk and is buried in St Mary's Drogheda. My great grandmother was Mary Hanratty nee Brady. She lived in Halifax, England and is buried there.She died 1904. On Mary's wedding certificate there is a Margaret Brady as a witness.Maybe she is a sister? Also i found a wedding certificate online for a Julia Brady from the Marsh Road who had a father named Patrick for 1882. This states Patrick was alive then. Can anybody tell me is Margaret and Julia part of my family? I have no record of Patrick's wife. I have found a newspaper notice online for
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Rosacook

Looking for family members in Ireland My family Was John and Catherine Brady from Caven Ireland There son William Brady is My Great Great Grandfather. We are having a reunion this summer July 14th. Please contact me.
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Farrell

Andy Farrell: Head Coach of the Irish Rugby Team at the present time.
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John Farrell

O'Farrell Bui & O'Farrell Ban originated in a dispute between an Uncle & nephew so they have the same origins.
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Ronald C. Winkles

My 4th great grandmother was Elizabeth Farrell of Dublin. She was b 1754 in Dublin and died 1808 in Hawkins Co., TN. Her father was a ships captain. She married James Baldwin b. 1752 d. 1801. The couple came to America in 1772 settling in PA. I do not know the origin of the Farrell Family before this date.
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Farrell

I would like to know how I can find out which branch I came from Ó Fearghail Buidhe or Ó Fearghail Bán.. from what Ancestry shows me my 2nd Great Grandfather is James Farrell born in 1830 Limerick Ireland and migrated to America and lived in Tennessee until he died but I am not sure if that is correct. What is the best way to find more information about my Irish ancestors? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.
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Angela Willis

It looked like every possible variation of the surname was included on this page, but the spelling of my Mother's name isn't here...which I find curious... Ferrell.
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Anna Farrell

I would like to know where the O' Farrell clan originally came from. Also, I would like to know to know more about Mairéad Farrell (1957-1988) Irish revolutionary. Member of an I.R.A. team that went to Gibraltar, who was gunned down by an S.A.S. team after trying to surrender. Thank you for you help
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Andrea Eaton-Whitley

Hello, My name is Andrea Eaton and my grandmother was Helen Kenny.

Helen's family were th?e Kennys of Roscommon, but immigrated to North America in the mid-late 1800s.  My grandmother's family was from Connecticutt and Massachusetts. I was hoping to find more information about the Kennys for help in looking up the journey of my family's history.

Also, I'm learning Irish. As I know there are many dialects/accents, and ?as I suppose I must choose one or the other to focus on, the accent of my ancestors seems most appropriate.?

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Kevin Kenny

 Good Evening,, my Kenny ancestors originally came from co Donegal , they migrated to co`s Roscommon and Galway under the Cromwellian resettlement scheme of To` Hell or Connaught`in the 16th century `` - there were 12 offspring in my father`s family 9 of whom left for America in the early 1900`s , mainly to Chicago , where they spread out from there to other parts , maybe even Canada . 
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Kenny

John Francis Kenney the third aka JFK, Munchkin, Little Kennel. September 3 1959
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Kevin Kenny

our Kenny clann were from SW. Donegal also, they finished up in co Galway.
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William Kenny

GGF John Kenny (1869) from Tonroe or Feenagh (near Ballinammen, northern Roscommon) and his father John (38) from Driney Townlands (Lough Glinn) w/ his father Thadeaus (17) near Driney as well. Any information / connections appreciated. DNA testing pending (atDNA & Y-DNA)...
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Kenny

Just to mention a previous entry on this page depicting poetry - didn't think this site was to be used for advertising personal works and websites for commercial gain .
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Kenny

Famous Fenian who fled to the US: Donal Ruadh Kenny born 1870 Tang, Co Westmeath / Longford Poem about Donal: DONAL KENNY, by JOHN KEEGAN CASEY First Line: Come, piper, play the 'shaskan reel' Last Line: For donal kenny's heart was broken. Alternate Author Name(s): Leo Subject(s): Love - Loss Of "Come, piper, play the 'Shaskan Reel,' Or else the 'Lasses on the Heather,' And, Mary, lay aside your wheel Until we dance once more together. At fair and pattern oft before Of reels and jigs we've tripped full many; But ne'er again this loved old floor, Will feel the foot of Donal Kenny." Softly she rose and took his hand, And softly glided through the measure, While, clustering round, the village band Looked half in sorrow, half in pleasure. Warm blessings flowed from every lip As ceased the dancers' airy motion: O Blessed Virgin! guide the ship Which bears bold Donal o'er the ocean! "Now God be with you all," he sighed, Adown his face the bright tears flowing-- "God guard you well, avick," they cried, "Upon the strange path you are going." So full his breast he scarce could speak, With burning grasp the stretched hands taking, He pressed a kiss on every cheek, And sobbed as if his heart was breaking. "Boys, don't forget me when I'm gone, For sake of all the days passed over-- The days you spent on heath and bawn, With Donal Ruadh, the rattlin' rover. Mary, agra, your soft brown eye Has willed my fate," he whispered lowly; "Another holds thy heart: good-bye! Heaven grant you both its blessings holy!" A kiss upon her brow of snow, A rush across the moonlit meadow, Whose broom-clad hazels, trembling slow, The mossy boreen wrapped in shadow; Away o'er Tully's bounding rill, And far beyond the Inny river; One cheer on Carrick's rocky hill, And Donal Kenny's gone for ever." The breezes whistled through the sails, O'er Galway Bay the ship was heaving, And smothered groans and bursting wails Told all the grief and pain of leaving. One form among that exiled band Of parting sorrow gave no token, Still was his breath, and cold his hand; For Donal Kenny's heart was broken.
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Kenny

Donal Ruadh Kenny born 1870 Tang, Co Westmeath / Longford Fenian Poem: https://www.poetryexplorer.net/poem.php?id=10047374
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Michael Kenny

I am the 7 génération of Kenny born in Québec Canada
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David M Bruner

My Kenny forbearers are said to have came to the US, about 1865, from Newcastle, Co. Limerick. Question, would it be unreasonable to expect that Catholic families might have migrated to southern Ireland Counties to avoid religious persecution? DNA suggests that my Irish origins is likely Co. Donegal, specifically Southern Donegal.
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Kevin Kenny

Is it not the case that when they spread out from co Antrim they were known as ``Kineys`` or Kiny`s and as they moved through the different counties t words the west the spellings of their names changed
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Kevin Kenny

Handed down to myself was that the kenny name was indeed English , The people themselves were of irish origin , the Kenny name was given to distinguish them from other clans,, Any information greatly appreciated, thank you,,,
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Caroline Kenny

john joe kenny dingle kerry ire
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Kenny

Update: Leitrim Genealogy Centre confirmed that Ó Cionnaoith were predominant in Connacht when compared to Mac Cionnaoith.
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Kenny

Is it correct that the McKenny's of Roscommon were descended from the Kenny clan probably much more so than McKenna clan of Monaghan? According to P. Woulfe, McKenna "family" was a client clan of O'Connor in Roscommon, which hardly sounds like that line would be responsible for any major proliferation.
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Kenny

Is it probable that most McKenny's in Roscommon descend from the Kenny clan rather than McKenna clan of Monaghan? Patrick Woulfe stated that a "family" of McKenna's were clients/followers of O'Connor's, which doesn't sound like they would proliferate in big numbers.
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jstokes

Looking for family of Marguerite Kenny born 1820 Ireland died 1865 Quebec Canada-wife of William White
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Smyth

Agnes Smith, b. 1738 Antrim. Married William McCreight b 1735. Married 12/4/1759 Had 5 children in Ireland before passage to America 1772
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Raymond Smyth

sadly i have to go away for awhile but will gather as much history as i can all i can recall is that my fathers family came from Glennavey Co. Antrim excuse the spelling mistakes
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Gamal sheridan

I am the first none Sheridan to be born in Egypt my grandfather is Frank Joe Sheridan and he was a the Royal Engineer in the 1940,s
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Sheridan

No famous ones I know of, but I've recently learned my great grandmother was Mary Francis Sheridan (father was Patrick Sheridan and mother Ann McCabe. Mary Francis emigrated to NYC in 1864 at fourteen years of age. I would like to know where in Ireland this family came from - Patrick Sheridan and his daughter, Mary Francis Sheridan. Of course, I'd like to know where the McCabes came from, too, but this is a site for Sheridan. Mary Francis Sheridan married William F. McCabe who had been born in NYC. This is all fascinating to me because I wasn't raised with my father and didn't know much about my lineage. And I'm a writer of historical fiction, i.e. Irish historical fiction! So perhaps I'm a famous Sheridan!
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Louise Pearl

Hi , this may sound odd, but I have been trying to find my husbands father for a very long time. Eustace( nickname John) born out of wedlock in superior Wisconsin in 1935.was put in StJoseph Orphange at About 6 months old .his mother was also .He took a DNA test which shows he is from ancestry paterner side father side shows Ireland South .he met his mother for one day when was about 20 she still lived in Superior Wi and also his father still did . His mother would not tell him who he was , only she said you look nothing like your father. She died a year later, never left any clues. His mother was adopted in superior wi and stay there all her life.so I am looking into anyone who could be his father who lived and was of Irish descent in superior wi about 1935. Sincerely Louise ,my family is also Irish . R1B male line as is my husband Eustace.
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Marian Sheridan

Marian Sheridan Lisorman Dormanhair Co Leitrim
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Shero101

Sheridan is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic name O Sirideain. Blah blah blah The truth is that the Sheridan name is alot more ancient than usually thought. I believe that SheriDAN is derived from the ancient people the Tuatha De Dannan, who were one of the first settlers to colonise Ireland arriving on the shores of Connemara after the Formonians and Firbolgs tribes in about 1897BC - 1477BC For more info on the truth about our Sheridan name through history, check out this website below www.princeofdan.org
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McCormack

Looking for info on James McCormack born about 1833 (maybe RosCommon) Was a gardener for Queen Victoria - when he and his fiancee (Mary Shea) (Kilkenny) , maid for the Queen were intending to leave Ireland and come to Newfoundland, Canada - she gave them a very large grant of land in St. John's, Newfoundland. They married at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (now know as the Bascilia) Nov 24, 1853, in St. John's, Newfoundland. They settled on this land in Riverhead and raised their family. Mary died in 1899 St. John's, NL and James died 10 Feb 1898 and they are both buried in Mount Carmel RC Cemetery. If someone has some info they can add, please let me know. Thanks My grandmother was their granddaughter - Catherine (McCormack) Madden 1892- 1937.
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Ann Bach Gross

My maternal grandmother came a place called (Cagle Ceena) my spelling. Her name was Anna.
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Helen Mulligan

I was Helen Louise Milligan, daughter of Shaun Thomas Mulligan (from Runcorn, England), Grandaughter of Thomas Patrick Mulligan, of Patrick (?) Mulligan (Ireland).
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John Mulligan

I am John Mulligan from Donegal now living in Dublin
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Mulligan

Mulligans from County Cork and Donegal Also, Daniel Healey (1800's)
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Lynne farrelly

Hello there, My direct ancestor is Mary Mulligan from Dublin who married James Blake from Clare in 1862 in St Nicholas without Parish, Dublin. Mary's father Michael was a soldier, I think from the 18th regiment of foot. He was attested in 1840 place of origin Roscommon and discharged in Dublin. If I have the correct record, he was discharged medically unfit after fighting in China. I think I have found a connection with the very early Mulligans from County Donegal but am struggling find any official support. The connection I have is a "penal Crucifix" dated 1724 which means someone from my family was at the pilgrimage of St Patrick's Purgatory in Lough Derg, Donegal in 1724. I believe the Mulligans (O'Mulligans) had a family seat in Donegal until the Plantation of Ulster removed their lands causing them to disperse. Any ideas about how I could check out the facts of my story and flesh out the details of these ancestors lives would be very thankfully received
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Maryellen Churnick

My father was Eugene Francis Kiernan as was his father and there were many other Eugene Kiernan ancestors but getting more and specific information has been very difficult to find. He was born and raised in Taunton, Mass in 1911 but l do not know when my grandfather was born. He died in 1932 and my dad died in 1985. He was the only boy and l am my dad"s only child. I would like to find more information about my Kiernan ancestry and would appreciate any help or suggestions anyone can provide.
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Donohoe

Hugh (Donohoe, Donahoo, Donahoe) b.1615 - d.1675 Was born in Dublin Ireland. Married to Elizabeth Ann Campbell (b.1618-1680). They had a son, Edward Donohoe b.1640 - 1750. Edward was born in Ireland but passed away in Vigina British Colonies. Edward married Catherine Campbell (b. 1640-1720) and they had two kids. Patrick B. Donoho and Margarete Donahoe.
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Donohoe

MY MOTHER WAS BRIDGET DONOHON FROM AUGHAMORE LOWER, MOYNE PO. LONGFORD, HER BROTHER WAS JIMMY DONOHOE AND HIS SON IS JIM PAT DONOHOE STILL LIVING IN LONGFORD. MY MOTHER CAME TO THE US AND IS NOW DECEASED AND HER BROTHER JIMMY STAYED IN LONGFORD AND IS ALSO DECEASED
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Donohoe

Patrick Donohoe married Bridget Burke both from Killimor Co Galway Ireland. Had children Matthew b.1835 and d.1905, Richard b.1838 and Catherine b.1841. Don't know anything about the last two. Think they might have gone to America any info please
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Schmidt

I have a Mary Donohoe & also spelled Donohue as well as Danahoe when married to Patrick Scully in 1868 in St. Pauls Roman Catholic Church @ Congress & Court Streets Brooklyn NY Mary was born in Ireland in 1840 & immigrated to the USA (NY) in 1860. I've totally been unable to find out where she came from in Ireland as available records just do not seem to go that far back. So any Help would be greatly appreciated. Jim
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Dorothy O'Farrell Taylor

My dad was Thomas Theoflus O'Farrell (1902-1986) and his dad was Thomas Jefferson O'Farrell died approx 1965). That's as far back as I know
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O'Farrell

Iam just trying to fine out more about my familys history as I live in Canada and was born in N.S in New Waterford in 1947 my dad was born on Christmas Ins. in 1915 ? his name is Thomas F Farrell his dad was Francis and his dad was Angus just looking
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jessica tuite

hi i am jessica tuite, i am trying to find out more about my last name and where it comes from. almost my whole life i have been ashamed of my last name. but i come to find it unique and want to learn more about it.
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Tuite

8/17/1900. Died 1975
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Longford is getting a great reputation for its white water rafting and kayaking. Has anyone done it? Where is the best place to go? Top 3 suggestions anyone?
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