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Up until May of 2011, the most famous person to come out of meek Co. Offaly was Patrick Kavanagh, but the poet was ceremoniously trumped by U.S. President Barack Obama, who visited his ancestral home, single-handedly put the nearly non-existent village of Moneygall on the map.

Barack Obama having a pint in Moneygall, Co. Offaly, in 2011, Credit: Irelandscontentpool

Being the largest county in the Midlands is about the only superlative title Offaly can claim, aside perhaps from producing Ireland's ugliest Taoiseach, Brian Cowen. The county also has a disproportionate number of bogs, which cover something like 20% of its total area. Among them are the Bog of Allen, Blackwater Bog, Clara Bog and Boora Bog.

Co. Offaly has two main tourist attractions. The first, Clonmacnoise National Monument, is a monastic site founded in the 6th century by St. Ciarán and now home to relics and a wonderful museum full of high Celtic crosses. The other is the Demesne Castle in Birr, a 17th-century fortress that sits on a lovely sculpted garden and houses a historic science centre that traces some of the great and otherwise oddball contributions to Irish science, the pinnacle of which is the Great Telescope, a rather unsettling looking contraption that was once the largest telescope in the world.

Clonmacnoise Graveyard, Co. Offaly, Credit: Irelandscontentpool

Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, Credits: Shutterstock

Birr Telescope, Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, Credits: Irelandscontentpool

Much of Co. Offaly's natural beauty is settled into the Slieve Bloom Mountains, which cross the southeast section of the county along its border with Tipperary. This area is rife with hillwalking, fishing and birding opportunities, while the River Shannon flows down the west side of Offaly, offering boating and angling opportunities.

Beyond the town of Birr, Offaly's largest city is Tullamore, also its county seat. The town gives its name to a rather low-end Irish whiskey: Tullamore Dew, which was an early pot whiskey commemorated in the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre here (the distillery was sold and moved to Midleton in Cork in the 60's). Irish Mist, a whiskey-honey-spice liqueur, was also produced here.

Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre, Co. Offaly, Credits: Irelandscontentpool

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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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Mark murray

Hi i am looking for any relatives of francis edward murray from Ballyshannon donegal born in the 1930s. I have lost all contact with the family and would like to make contact. Thank
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Murray

My 3x grandmother was Margaret Murray from County Down Ireland. She married James Adair on 9 December 1852 at Newtownards, County Down. Margaret's father was Michael Murray, a Carpenter from Mary St, Newtownards and James's father was William Adair, a Weaver from West St Newtownards. I have the family of James and Margaret Adair from Scotland but have nothing for Michael Murray and on James Adair death cert in 1872 his parents were William Adair and Jane or Jean McMoreland. I am sorry but this is all I have, Marie
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John Edmund Murray

My father was John Edmund Murray Sr. He was the second son of Frank Murray ( died in1916) from head injury due to horse accident in Central Park. He met wife Mary Doogan ( from Donegal county in 1907 in New York City. My grandmother was from family of 6 sisters who arrived alone to us in 1898 to work as maid for Dorothy Kilgallen. Grandmother passed in 1955 and is buried with her husband at Gates of Heaven in New York. I think I have relatives in Donegal County, Roscommon where grandfather Frank was born. Cavan and Kilsandra ( where his Ellis Island manifest said he was from at 21 in1907 . Same age as grandmother. My uncle Frank Murray worked as mathematician during the War. And my father worked for General Groves in Army Corp of Engineers. Aunt Virginia lived in New York City and two children Danny and Kathleen( Caitlin). Interested in finding relatives in Ireland. Have vacationed in Cavan and Donegal. Dublin too
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Michele Bouchard

Looking for Matthew Murray born 24 Oct 1868 parents Patrick Murray and Mary Carroll I believe they were from Galway which stated on Matthew Murray USA New York Naturalization for Petition. Maybe they came from Scotland. Michele 1914-384-3563
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Murray

What about Matthew Murray, probably the most famous of the ilk! Born 1765 at Newcastle upon Tyne, son of Reynard and Margaret Murray, he died 20 February 1826 in Leeds. He built and worked the famous 'Round Foundry' in Holbeck, Leeds, where in 1812 he produced the world's first commercially successful steam locomotive for the Middleton Colliery Railway at Leeds.
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Murray

William Baltus Murray from Dorchester County, SC My G-Grandmother was Eugenia Murray from Jedburg,SC This may be the earliest possible ancestor since they lived in the same area of SC. MURRAY - William Murry arrived Charleston from Belfast Ireland on 8 Feb 1768 on ship Betty Gregg. Settled on the Edisto River six miles from St. George, at the intersection of the Charleston - Augusta, GA stage coach road and the Walterboro Road (SC highway 15). For over a hundred years this community was known as "Murrays Crossroads" but was changed to "Grover". REF: Moorer, Connor, Murray book by Monroe Black (1997. From the Orangeburgh German-Swiss Society webpage
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JOHN DUMAS

Looking for either or both parents of: Thomas Murray 1794–1891 Married to: Margaret Crorken 1806–1879 They moved to Prince Edward Island between 1838 and 1844 by their children's birthplaces.
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Murray

Ancestor Robert Murray (of Scottish descent before 1746 defeat of Jacobite rebellion) enlisted for British Navy in Cork in 1806. Hoping for any suggestions as to how his family history prior to 1806 can be found in Ireland.
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Murray

Hello all, my name is Paul Murray and I'm from Charleston, South Carolina. I'm very proud of my Irish heritage. Some of my ancestors came from Dublin, Ireland.
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Murray

I am looking for my 4th great grandfather’s mother and father. He was born in 1790 Wicklow Ireland. His wife was Bridget Kelly. Both died in Ontario Canada. Does anyone have fiat passage information when the left and where the landed,(USA), or Canada. Thank you Ann Katherine Murray
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Cathy Racicot

Note to bobburns message: Tracey is a family known to my Murrays of lower Minnesota, Mapleton area. I found the two names on a family tree website for the Traceys. Good luck.
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kevin.murray

hi I'm Kevin Murray trying to trace relatives of my dad Michael joseph Murray born in 29/06/1904 in Letterkenny ,who went on to marry Sarah McFadden nee McBride,on the 21st April 1936 in Letterkenny is mother was Lizzie,so any help would be grateful,i can go back to 1864 with my mother side but I am drawing a blank with my dad side
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Jennifer Morris

Looking for info on a Reynard Murray, born in 1750 in Ireland, traveled to England and had a daughter named Margaret Murray born in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland England in 1780, her mother was unknown, Reynard was her father... this is all info I have on Reynard, my fiance is a living descendant of Reynard and I would love to surprise him with more info.. thanks if anyone can help..
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Murray

Hi, I'm at least the fifth generation Murray born in Manchester, England. I'm trying to find the source of my ancestors, and maybe the answer lies with the birthplace of my Gt Gt Gt Grandfather John Murray who is proving elusive. My line going back to him is Fred Murray (Mancs) son of Fred Murray (Mancs) son of John Murray (Mancs) son of James Murray (Mancs) son of John Murray (unknown). Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Murray

hello,the murrays im looking for originate from galway and the west of ireland many left during the famine 1846,they married into a family called nestor,there was a patrick and jane murray,who would have been in there 40's when they left ireland and landed in new york,there are also murrays in canada and australia,two brothers timothy and robert went to australia with their famolies in the 1920's,any information at all would be appreciated,they were all roman catholics.
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Fitzgerald

Catherine Murray (b: Dec 4, 1831), along with Mary Murray (b: March 1827) and Daniel Murray (B: 1816). The siblings came to America in 1855. from Belfast to Wisconsin. With the age differences I would guess there are others. Catherine married Richard Fitzgerald from Buffalo County Wisconsin. Mary married Daniel O'Hearn from Waupan, Wisconsin. I have not found documents that name their parents or give info for more clues. Would like to connect them to Ireland.
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Dawn Persons

I just found family on father's 'Persons' side that go all the way back to Dal Riata's 188th King, wow, i couldnt be more astounded and awed, i love the history of all of my family, its like meeting them all in one room of heaven! :D
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Chris Fortune

I am hoping to get going in the right direction. I am a 3rd generation American, but was adopted. I know my mothers maiden is Woodard. When I tried to look this up it keeps referring back to family name Murray. Any help would be wonderful.
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Candice

Just wanting to know more about my biological fathers family. His name is John warren Murray. His mother is Sheila Murray father Al Murray. He has two sisters, Rachel and Jennifer. I would like to know so when my daughter Alex has to do her family geneoligy at school I can tell her more than just my bio dads name, his parents and siblings. Please let me know.
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bobburns

I am researching brothers my ancestor John Murray 1737-1790 and Francis Murray 1731-1816 out of Ireland probably Belfast and into Colonial America. John and Francis had a sister Mary Murray Tracey and a niece named NancyAgnes Martin widow of Daniel Martin. John, Francis, and presumably Mary were born in Ireland. Francis died in Newton, Bucks County, PA, and John died in Elkton, Cecil County, MD. John was a merchant and during the American Revolution was a privateer.
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Karen

My 2x great grandmother was Mary Kennedy born approx 1852 Clare, Ireland. We don't know anything about how she came to Australia. She married a James Augustine Smith in Adelaide, South Australia in October 1880 and she died July 1918 in Adelaide, South Australia. I would appreciate knowledge of her life before she arrived in Australia
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kennedy

Correction Thomas was arrested in 1795 in his family's Waterford Crystal shop on the corner of St. Stephen's Street and Drury Lane.
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kennedy

My 4Xgreat ggrandfather was Thomas Kennedy b circa 1782/1783 in Dublin. He was an Irish Rebel, a Defender, arrested in 1785 for high treason against the Crown, and convicted in Dublin the following year. His coconspirators, were hung. Thomas was spared due to his age (13/14) and transported to Australia on the convict ship Brittania in December 1796,arriving in NSW in mid 1797. I have been unsuccessful in obtaining accurate detail on his parents and would appreciate any information other members may have.
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Debby Kennedy

My great grandfather was William Henry born 1867 or 1868. He married Isabella Hannah Brown. They had a son, William George Kennedy and my dad was William Christian Kennedy. Any information would be greatly appreciated and very excitedly received.
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Ryan

My great x 3 grand mother was Sarah Ann Kennedy. She was born in 1831 in County Clare to Laurence Kennedy and Barbara Holland. At some stage she immigrated to Australia, where she married my great x 3 grandfather, James Michael Ryan in Victoria. They immigrated to New Zealand. James drowned in Saltwater Creek, Timaru and Sarah remarried to Andrew Dowling. She died on 8 Feb 1918 in Timaru New Zealand. I am unable to go back any further and would love to find out more about my ancestors and make family connections. Please contact Debi - debij.18@gmail.com
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Kennedy

Timothy KENNEDY b. 1802 The Spittal Tipperary Town County Tipperary married Catherine McGrath then travelled to Australia about 1840.
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Archie Kennedy

You mention, "A further point is that any connection between the Irish and Scottish Kennedys is purely one of etymology; there is no evidenced genealogical connection." That is almost true. My people emigrated from Canna Island, Scotland, to Nova Scotia in 1791. I was surprised to discover that my Kennedy DNA is Dal gCais. I'm left with a mystery - why and when did my Kennedy ancestors go to Canna. Here is my blog on my own family history: http://cannakennedy.blogspot.ca/2014/12/from-canna-to-canada.html
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Luna

My great grandmother was Rose Kennedy, she was born in 1885 and married John McAvoy who was born 1882. IF anyone has any extra information on either of them I would appreciate it.
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Sheila M Walton

Hi! I have several different Carroll families as ancestors, and am stuck in research.

James Carroll, the brother of my great Grandfather married Margaret O'Carroll daughter of Cain O'Carroll, son of Kiran? O'Carroll.
My great grandfather, John Carroll married Eliza Carroll after coming to America. I can trace my great grandfather but not my great grandmother?

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Michael T Carroll

hi. i am a carroll with ancestry to King's Cove, newfoundland. cannot get from newfoundland back to ireland. anyone know of a john carroll b. 1869 m. Anastasia Sexton. Seeking to know ancestry of john carroll. thx
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Carroll

I am a descendant of Stephen Carroll born 1733 in Tipperary, Ireland to Patrick Carroll and Bridge Ann Wild. He came to the US with two brothers and settled in Wilmington, North Carolina where he died in 1828. His son Benjamin Carroll fought in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. I was wanting to find out more of my relatives from Ireland. My name is Jacob Carroll
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Patrick carroll

Hi Our people are from county laois Ireland
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Teresa Zimmerman

Looking for info re: gggrandfather John A. Carroll born in County Mayo 1822 (spouse, Ellen Monahan Carroll -no other info known). Their child, James E. Carroll, is my gggrandfather, born New York City, New York, USA on Sept. 13, 1846 (spouse, Anna McHale Carroll of St. Louis, Missouri.) To this union ten children were born; one is my ggrandmother, Margaret Ellen Carroll Abell, born December 11, 1880, Amboy, Illinois, USA.
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Tom Stevens

I was a bit surprised that County Cavan was not mentioned unless other Crrolls migrated there. What might have been their County of origin? Like another entry, my maternal grandmother's dad, James Carroll, Jr., was born in County Cavan. His DOBnwas November 11, 1833 in Maudabawn, Cootehill, Drumgoon Parish, County Cavan, Ulster Province, Ireland While Co Cavan is in Ulster Province it is part of the Republic of Ireland and not of Northern Ireland.
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Carroll

Good evening !My Carroll surname comes from some Wiresh Carroll that lived in Argentina in middle 1800s, and had a son Miguel Estevan around 1849 from her wife Carolina. I have found completely zero information about him. Can you help ? Regards !!
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Philomena Foley

I want to connect with Carroll family Limerick. I have done a lot of 'digging' for information but there are gaps. Do you have a connection to Thomas William Carroll born 17/3/1879, Poona, India. His sister was Ellen Carroll born 6/4/1875, Deesa, India. She is my grandmother. Their mother was Mary who married Thomas Carroll a soldier in India and later married John Dowrie, also a soldier, in India. They retruned to live in Dixons Lane in limerick. The gap is who is Mary an how she was in India. Anybody????
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carroll

Rich I am searching for birthplace of my g-grandfather Patrick Carroll born about 1828 somewhere in Ireland. He immigrated to the US in the mid 1850's. I am also searching for any Carroll family members in the I-P37 DNA Haplogroup. Thanks
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ramon

Looking for my gggrandmother Mary Carroll born 1845 Co Cavan Father James Carroll farmer mother Mary Carolan. She came to Australia and married John Malone here in 1864 Regards Ray Coster Australia
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ilv2so62aol.com

My name is Theresa Resino maiden name Walsh origin of my Walsh family was Mayo at the turn of the 19th Century. The only male Walsh in our famly that has taken his DNA has a haplogroup of I-P109 curious about this.
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Bern

Same first and last name of my grandfather middle name was Joseph
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Reuben Innes

So I am leaving a message to all Walsh families in Kilkenny Ire my name is Reuben Innes and I am connected to a DNA family who 400 years ago lived there that was my surname before Innes family tree has one name family Jackman my tribal markers are R1b-L513
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D W

John Walsh was my grandad, he came over from Ireland to London, where I was born. He grew up in a home and so his heritage is slightly shrouded in history, especially on his Dad's side - whoever he may have been. Some secret. He was born in Dublin, was sent to Cork, and then found himself in Galway. That's when he met my Nanny Norah and eventually came over here to London.
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Stephen Meek

I’m a great-grandson of Adam Walsh of Antrim Co. Ireland. He may have been born between1855-65. Came to Canada in near 1895. And settled in Renfrew Co., Ontario.
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Brett walsh

I’m a Walsh from New York have family in county Clare trying to connect with
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Brian Walsh

Anthony, I am a Walsh with family roots in Co. Carlow....St. Mullins / barony of Idrone area. My Y-DNA haplogroup is T-M70. Regards, Brian Walsh
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Thomas Francis Walsh

Descendant of Thomas Joseph Walsh from Brooklyn New York. US Navy veteran.
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Deb Johnson

Great-Grandfather, William H. Walsh, born 1873 in Pa., USA; father, Edward, born in Ireland.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 or 3) Guy’s sons will join the Welsh Adventurers and invade Ireland bringing their quest back to their native land. Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring the 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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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France. It is a very old name which appears in the 5th century Roman inscriptions as Dumnovellaunos in Brittany meaning “Deep Valour” equivalent to Irish Domhnaill. 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 Walsh story begins in pre-history Ireland then moves to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages. Guy de Sancto Wallerico’s ancestor joined the Normans and invaded England in 1066. In 1128, he is granted lands in south Wales.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) You may say the Walsh surname is not of Irish origin, but Welsh and Norman (from Normandy, France). But now DNA and some recorded history says otherwise. DNA tells us the origin of Walsh is as Irish as they come. The Walsh story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins 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. The Walsh surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly and McDonald in Ireland.
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Anthony Barrett

You may say the Walsh surname is not of Irish origin, but Welsh and Norman (from Normandy, France). But now DNA and some recorded history says otherwise. DNA tells us the origin of Walsh is as Irish as they come. The Walsh story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins 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. The Walsh surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly and McDonald in Ireland. The Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France according to research from the Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celti
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Anthony Barrett

You may say the Walsh surname is not of Irish origin, but Welsh and Norman (from Normandy, France). But now DNA and some recorded history says otherwise. DNA tells us the origin of Walsh is as Irish as they come. The Walsh story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins 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. The Walsh surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly and McDonald in Ireland. The Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France according to research from the Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celti
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Dubhglas

Descendant of Michael Walsh of Ireland.
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James Malone

My Malone side is from Armagh with my dad and his family moving from Armagh to Coventry in the 1950s. There is a reasonable bunch of my generation still there and im branching out with an Aussie Mrs and living in the UAE. I'd like to visit Markethill, Armagh, where my dad was born and my Nan and grandad married. 
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Malone

John Malone 1700 Comfort Malone 5th Great Grandmother I read John Malone was a Revolutionary War Hero and that there is a Malone castle in Leitrim Ireland Can you tell me moreplease?
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Malone

Gus Malone ,I think born in Wicklow 1886 died 1950/51 .
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Moved to the US and marri

I am looking for information about my great grandmother, Mary Catherine (?) Malone from Munster Ireland. Moved to the US and married James Milam. She died young in Texas.
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Richard

Hi looking to see where my family come from. My dad David john malone born in Germany while my grand was in the army. (Rear gunner). Granddad was born in Scotland. I am Richard David Malone born in Wales.
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Malone

John Malone b. around 1870 in Co Mayo married Ester Graham and was a Connaught Ranger. Hi first son was James Harold born 25-01-1895 John, Wilfred, Ester, leonard.
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Malone

I'm the last of the Malones in my family. My mother was a Malone who never married my father left when I was little. She had 4 sisters still local and a brother who moved to England. Little did we know after my gran died that she had many children before meeting my grandfather. Who ever here knows about the atrocities the church committed back in the day, understand what I'm talking about. It's a bit ironic coming from a name of such holy diety. Anyways my grandfather Thomas Malone came from Kildare as did his father before him. He settled on the the kildalky road, trim co Meath . I'm eager to learn the history of our family as I've only scratched the surface and so far it's extremely interesting
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Russ

Looking for Richard and John Malone father. they were from Caroline County, Va. Can not find when their father came over the pond.
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Llori McCullough

my ancestor was from timahoe,Kildare. I understand that there is a village were the malones worked a masons and builded a castle. It is now in ruins but I understand there is still Malones in this village. Is this village Timahoe?
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Ramon

Hello everyone especially Terry2029, my Malone ancestors came to Australia from Blackrock. My gggrandfather was Michael Malone 1808 who married Catherine Byrne. Son John 1838 came to Australia in the early 1860s. There is a good chance that we may be related Terry2029 as I have 7 James Malones in my tree. I live in Turramurra NSW Australia
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regcox2

Hello Malone family I am looking for family information for Cornelius Malone Melone b 1732 in Timahoe, Kildare, Ireland. Thanks for any help you can give me. He immigrated to the US around 1751.
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Terry2029

I am looking for relatives. My great grandfather was James Malone from Blackrock. He married Mary Moynihan and came to the USA in 1880 to 1890.
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Martha

Looking for information on John Mcmurray , married to Jane (Jennie ) Miller Mcmurray she diedI 1909 here in the United States in SC
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Nancy Walker

Geneology research: Looking for parents &/or family of James McMurray(b.1811) near Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland. Emigrated to Upper Canada most likely in 1830-1840’s time frame.
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Frances Medico

Looking for parents/family of Bridget McMurray 1819 - Dec 16, 1891. She married Patrick Charles McGovern (1817-Dec 3, 1862) from Glangevlin, County Cavan and they moved to Lebanon, PA, USA.
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wendi

I would like to see where my family on my mothers side originated.
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Mcmurray

Edward Arthur McMurray November 10 1900 May 4 1992
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Stella Cormier

Looking for wedding date of Roger Mooney and Bridget Marran (Marnar). James wedding certificate stated they were from Queen's county, Ireland. James married Marguerite Vautour in 1822 in Richibuctou, NB Canada.
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Mooney

My uncle was James Mooney, born in November 25th 1917 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, died around 2008 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. In 1945 , he was Maritime Welterweight Champion and held the title till 1947. He was the son of William Mooney and Exelda Poirier (Perry)
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GERTRUDE

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GERTRUDE

hi fellow Mooneys. IT IS I
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Mary O'Connor

Hi, Has anybody managed to source who was the spouse of Morgan Mooney born Circa 1740 died 1824 . Farmer of Coenstown Co Kildare Ireland?
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Mooney

I am looking for Thomas Hickey born in Ireland 1819 he married an Ellen Patten Nov 1868 in Loughborough, Leicestershire they had 3 children Joseph Hickey born 1852-1907-?? Robert Hickey born 1855 -1890 George Hickey born 1858-1917 married Mary Elizabeth Mooney 1881 ( my great-parents)
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Mooney

Mary Elizabeth Mooney born 1863 married a George Hickey in 1881
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Mooney

Hi My Grandmother was Kathleen Mooney born in Meath 25 Oct 1896 to father Thomas Mooney born around 1861/1863 in Louth and mother Margaret (possibly Byrne or Hanley) in Meath born around 1871 Could have been 10 children in all, but at least 3 died by the 1911 census. In 1901 lived 4 Rathmines Little, Rathdown, Taney, possible brother Francis Mooney bron between Nov 1900 and April 1901 on this census. and 7 Byrnes Cottages, Milltown, Rathmines in 1911. Kathleen married Walter Williams on 16 March 1918 at St Peters Cathlic Church in Rhodes, Middleton, Manchester .Fanny Mooney, present at the birth of her daughter Gertrude Mary Williams in 1918 at 53 Church St, Rhodes, Middleton, Manchester. Kathleen died around 1962 in Middleton.
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Rachel Logsdon

I am researching my grandfather's family history and hoping someone can help. What I have found out so far is that my Grandfather's grandfather was born in Kilsacron around 1859. His name is Jerimiah (Jerry) Daly. His wife was Margaret O'Connor in Kerry around 1850. I have Jerimiah's parents as Daniel Daly and Honora Prendiville. Margaret's parents as Hugh O'Connor and Mary O'Connor. I've been doing this research for a few months and keep hitting a wall to go back any further. My mother believed her father's ancestors were German, so I am excited to show her what I have so far. Really hoping someone out there has more information. Would love to have it! Thanks so much!
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Daly

Patrick Daly Born approximately 1857 - 1859 in Oola, County Limerick. Trying to find where and when he died. Possibly went to America.
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Colleen A Daley

Hello I am looking for a Honorah Daly. Mother of Lawrence Daly came to America 1860. No father was listed for Lawrence Daly.
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Shirl O'Connor

Hello, My name is Shirl O'Connor. My Mothers was Kathleen Kelly, Her mother was Margaret Daly her Father was Michael Kelly. Margaret's Father was Daniel Daly and her Mother was Catherine Conlon. By my Grandmothers birth Certificate she was born in Clare Kings. I know she moved to Dublin, I also believe she died in Dublin in 1938. Regards
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DALY

Hi Dalys Im looking for any information on family hailing from mainly North Wall area of Dublin inc Denmark Place, Coles Lane, St Brigits Gardens. My grandfather John Joseph? Daly b. 1892 d.1963 married (25th Feb 1926) Margaret Darcy b.1902 d.1970? They had children - Peter, Mary, Christine (Chrissy), Evelyn, Patricia (Patsy) and my father George Joseph (Joe) I know family still live in the area so any info most appreciated thank you.
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Allen / Daly

i am looking for Ellen Daly who married James Allen in Feb 1835 in Balyna Kildare and then moved to Birmingham England
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DENNIS DALY

I am looking for the Daly family who moved from West Limerick to Ballytigue Bruree Limerick in the Early 1800s fathers name Daniel sons name Charles Dennis Daly
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Kate Woodward

I descend from Joseph Daly, son of Patrick and Mary Daly (her maiden name was also Daly). Joseph and his brother James came to the Queensland gold fields in the late 1870's. As there is a double Daly connection I would love to find out more. Both Joseph and James were born in Tyrrellspass Westmeath.
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Sean1949

My ancestors are from county Rosscommon and my grandfather lived in the town of Knockcrogery. His mothers maiden name was English and he was one of then brothers and sisters.
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daly

Hi im jacqueline daly from limerick ireland,just joined this today,and will wait to see how it goes,,so hello to all my fellow irishmen amd women out there around the world,my name daly comes from the 4th century,and is also wher the name dail Eireenn,which is our parliament,translated it means meeting place,hence where our goverment meets!! also they say without a doubt related to the Daley mayors from Chicago,,its truly avery old name,so hope maybe to meet some more family out there!! so for now slan leat,, cheers jacqueline daly,,,,,
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Peter

Hello! Great Grand Father left Ireland and arrived New Zealand in later 1800s. I was wondering if he had siblings and what happened to them. His name was Bartley and came from Galway, the Burren.
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Dylan Robert Dempsey

I am also a Dempsey and am interested about our family! please anyone get ahold of me that can or wants to help! god bless
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Kathleen Dempsey

I have thousands of Dempsey relatives, have been able to trace to Canada & the United States but stumped on which relatives came from Ireland. My Great Grandfather was Patrick Dempsey, and there were so many. I have my family tree on ancestry.
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Rebecca

I been looking in to my family history and it’s amazing to know how many dempseys there is and that my family stared off from the o’dempseys in irland Offaly my grandad was myles Dempsey from Liverpool his dad John who had 12 other brothers and sisters then his dad Lawrence Dempsey from irland Laois and his dad Lawrence from Laois and then his dad was James dempseys got really far with my grandads would love any family out there who r from same family to get in contact would be amazing to go to irland see Offaly and the castle that r ancestors lived and Owed and see if there is still and family history there are family living there as am still living in Liverpool England and am 29 thank you means so much
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Theresa Parish

I’m looking for any family of Elizabeth Mary Dempsey, who I believe came from Waterford. She married an English man by the name of Arthur Russell, they had 2 sons, my father goes by the name John Arthur Russell
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Dillon Shane Dempsey

I have always wondered about my family history. I currently live in Helena Montana, in the United States. Many other Dempseys live in Montana. I would love any distant relatives to reach out.
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DOOLEY

Heard Dooley 1992 date death
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Charles Dawe

My grandmother was Elenor Dooley, half Irish, half Italian. She has passed away now. My father is a Dawe, 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Italian and half Welsh. His names is James Francis Dooley and is 72. My name is Charles Dawe and I live in Mississippi. Happy to connect with family. Just spent some time in Ireland (Galway, Kellarne, Dingle Peninsula, Dublin). My email is charlesdawe@gmail.com
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Julie Shewman

My great great grandfather was Michael Dooley. Born in Limerick area 1832, died in Montana USA in 1886. Ancestry.com thinks maybe his parents were Darby Dooley and Nance Connors but I’m not sure. I don’t know anything really about him other than birth and death dates. He died when my great grandmother was very young so no info to go on. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
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Lois Atnip

My first Dooley, Dooly, Dowley, was an Elenor, Nelly, Ellen. B:1789 Offerlane, Laois, Ireland. She married William England around 1800, first son was William England 1806, then Letitia 1808 and 6 more children ending in 1820. Backing up a bit Nelly's parents were Darby Dooley (Dowly) and Elenor Dermody, both born 1860's around Laois. Anyone recognize these ancestors? My tree "Roots of my Past" and public. My name is Lois Atnip (roz Burger) My Mother was my Irish side, Gleason, Queens New York.
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Shelle Morgan

Feel free to visit my tree!
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Shelle Morgan

Hi!
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Patti Dooley

Thomas Henry O'Dooley (1650-1740) married to Catherine Katie Gaffney (1650-1700) from County Antrim, Ireland. The only info I have found on his father was: Chiefs Clan of Dubhlaoich O'Dooley. I have no idea what that means. Not sure if that's his father's title, or if the person whose research I found, only had verbal history passed down. Thanks much for any information.
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Heidi Overstreet

Dan Dooley, Henry B Dooley, Captain (1710-1772) is my husband's 6th Great Grandfather. His father was Thomas O'Dooley (1610-1774); his father was Thomas O'Dooley 1650–1740 and his father was Chiefs Clan of Dubhlaich (O'Dooley) born 1630 in Westmeath County, Ireland and died in Leinster which I believe is next to Westmeath. I don't know much about the clan, only that this particular clan has been around since the 1200's DEATH Leinster
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Aileen Dooley

I am Aileen Dooley born in Toronto, Ontario Canada. My Great Grandfather was Patrick Dooley born in County Offaly (not sure where in Offaly). My parents are from Ireland and emmigrated to Canada in 1957 after they married and arrived on the Saxonia. My Dad's name is John Dooley and my mother's name was Teresa McMahon. My sibling and I know all of our 1st cousins very well and have been back and forth to Ireland from childhood. My Great Grandfather Patrick Dooley settled in Coolderry, Co. Monaghan where he ran a Dairy Farm. The farmland has been passed down to my cousins through the generations.
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Shirley

Hi my Dooleys are from Limerick, don't know where just now. Michael and Thomas Dooley 2 brothers went to Chicago and had a family there. I think there was more kids than these 2 in Limerick. Thomas was a policeman in Chicago and Michael married Elizabeth Comerford in Chicago. These 2 died in a terrible car accident. Thomas married......... They had 9 children. 1 girl and 8 boys. Thomas retired after 29 years in the police force. This is all we know at the moment. Kind regards Shirley
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Fred

I am great grandson of Patrick J Dooley. I've been able to trace ancestry to his father Bartolomew Dooley of Cork Ireland. Would like to trace back further.
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Dan Dooley

I am the 6th great grandson of Henry B. Dooley. He was born in 1710 in the Derry/Antrim area. He came to Virginia, USA sometime between his birth and getting married in 1734. His father was Thomas O'Dooley who was born in Ireland but also emigrated to US as he died in Viriginia. I'm looking for more information on my family history.
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Dooley

Dooley. La ba ne co.ga law ay
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Melissa Dooley

I am the daughter of Lorna Dooley, granddaughter of Eldon and Nina Dooley. Both of my grandparents are from Mt Nebo WV., I see I already have family on here.. Hello!!
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Margaret Pierson

I am the granddaughter of Richard Hubert Dooley of Mt. Nebo, W.Va. USA. Birthdate was July 30 1903(?) He and my grandmother, Rhoda Thomas Dooley had 11 children-Eldon, Arley, Edna Dooley Moore(my mother) David, Harold, Gerald, Velda, Darla, Ruth, Retha, and Louise. He had a brother, Emmet Dooley, sister Myrtle Chipps, sister Mae who died at the age of 18 from a nose bleed. I know our family came from Ireland but have no idea what area or what year. My great grandfathers' name was John Wesley Dooley.
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Jean Elizabeth Mills

My grandfather was Simon Dooley from County Clare, Ireland. They had 8 children. He was killed in a car accident o\n April 13, 1924, in Chciago.
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DOOLEY

Simon Dooey came to the USA on the Oceanic in 1902 with his cousin Michael Russell and settled in Chicago, IL.
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Chrystal Fraser

Sorry that is "Virginia"!
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Chrystal Fraser

My maiden name was Dooley, my mom is a Dooley, and my grandfather was a Dooley. His name was Olly Dooley. He was from Mississippi and his dad was from Verging.
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Dooley

My great grandfather was named Jeremiah Dooley. He supposedly was from around Rome, New York ( Oneida County ) and born around 1841. However, someone thinks he could have actually been born in Ireland. He likely fought in the Civil War. Cannot find out names of his parents, where in Ireland they were from or names of any brothers or sisters. would like help.
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Virginia Dickenson

My mother just passed away. Her maiden name was Bettie Dooley. My grandfather was Reginald Dooley. They were from West Virginia.
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Dooley

My great grandfather.micheal Dooley..my father Michael Dooley and me Margaret Dooley Vines
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martha

I am the great granddaughter of James Patrick Dooley of Rathgibbon, Co Offaly one of 8 children. His parents were Kieran Dooley b1830-d1883 and Mary Tooher b1840-d1915. My Grandfather James left Rathgibbon approximately 1903 ending in Yonkers New York where he married Josephine Murray also of Dowras Co Offaly the daughter of John Murray and Martha Kilkeary. They had 3 children Kieran. James Brendan. and My father Gerald Patrick. My Father Gerald Patrick married Anne Emily Brannigan they had 8 children.
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Susan Dooley

I’m the granddaughter of George “Freddy” Dooley of Liverpool. He emigrated to New York City in the 1920s. I was able to trace Freddy’s line back several generations in the Liverpool area, to Joseph Dooley in 1820, but haven’t yet found the Irish connection, though I’m sure there is one. I’m visiting Limerick today!
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Carole jones

Carole Jones (Nee-Dooley) I am the granddaughter of Charles Dooley. I don't know which part of Ireland his family originated from but they lived in the Wrexam area of North Wales in a village called Gwersyllt and when my grandfather married they moved to a village called Bradley, also in the Wrexam area. They had 6 children, one of whom was my mother, Maureen Dooley. I know that my grandfather's mother was named Jayne. I wish I knew more as I am so interested to know my family history. Hello to all you Dooley families.
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Mike Stanley

I am the grandson of Robert Lynville Dooley. His grandfather came through Ellis Island in the late 1800s. My wife and I will be in Ireland this June. We would love to meet with some of the relatives.
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Maher

My 2nd great grandfather, Michael Maher was born  Nov 1, 1821 in County Roscommon, Ireland. (This is listed on his son's death certificate).  He came to the United States in about 1850. His siblings also came, Thomas born 1825, and sister, Margaret born 1835. We were told his parents were Thomas and Mary (Nealon) Maher, that they stayed behind in Ireland. Would love any information on this family, especially where they lived in Ireland. 
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Lindsay Maher

I know my great grandfather William Arthur Patrick Maher was born on a ship from ireland to south africa around 1905. He married Joyce Dulce. They had 4 kids Derrick, Patsy, Rodney and Terrance. Only terrance william john maher is alive still.
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T.E.P. Maher

The little I know of my family is this. Anthony Patrick Born 1871 died 1913 - Married to Mary Agnes o'Rourke. They had 6 Children in no order Jonathin, Kevin, Terence, Kathleen, Ursula,Vincent. All of whom have passed on. They all lived in South Africa, but I believe Both Grandparents came from Ireland Cork,Cork. R.C. More than that I don't have any more data. Email terrymaher@telkomsa.net
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MAHER

Charles Maher born 1790, Silvermines, Tipperary. Married Anne Cahill
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Martin Maher

I'm a 5th generation of an Irish ambassador in poor conditions in Argentina, and I'd love to know my roots My dad is Gustavo Maher, my grandpa is Rafael Maher, and his dad is Félix Maher, got no other knowledge about other generations.
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Thomas Maher

I know little about family ancestors. My Grandfather was Timothy Lawrence Maher born about January 1860 in Blairsville,Pennsylvania,USA He was orphaned about age 6, had an older half sister named Maggie O'Neil whose mother was Mary Henry O'Neil. Anything else before that is supposition. email tlm414@comcast.net
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Daley

George William Daley (September 14, 1875 - August 12, 1952) was an American newspaper editor, sports writer, and syndicated author of fictional baseball stories and poetry The Stolen Base. He often used the pseudonym Monitor. Daley was born in Clinton Heights, Rensselaer County, New York and married Marion Rhines while a student at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
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Robert Van Daley

Does anyone know anything about John W. Van Dailey, he was born in the 1800s in Pennsylvania. Can't find trace anything past him.
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Daley

My 3x Gt Grandparents were Michael and Margaret (Brown) Daley from Tralee, County Kerry. They had 3 children Johanna born Rockfield 12 May 1844. My 2xGt Grandfather John born Faha 28 May 1848. Elizabeth born Boulicullane 27 August 1854. The above information was on irishgenealogy.ie I have no idea of what Marriage year or place for Michael and Margaret. John immigrated to New Zealand approx 1878 married Catherine Doyle in Wellington , N.Z. Would appreciate any suggestions on how I can enhance my research of this family. Thank-you
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Domnahl

the only information I have is that my Irish g.g.grandfather was William Mills Daley, he was on a schooner out of New York USA, in the year 1835, thus family were there prior to the potato famine. I understand that family were originally from Larne in Cork, ???? I hope that someone will be able to expand on this information and come back to me as soon as they have time. Thank you for your help.
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SharonDAILEYSmith

ONE OF MY ANCESTORS WAS ,, HUGH DAILEY born in belfast, ireland ... he married ELEANOR OBRION-they had sons , JESSE DAILEY,JOHN DAILEY- I DONT KNOW THE OTHER NAMES .... IF YOU KNOW THESE NAMES WE ARE FAMILY PLEASE WRITE BACK SOON - THANK YOU
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Mary Clogston

I am lookng for an Eagan ancestor from Lisseycasey, Clare Ireland who was married to a Markham.
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Colleen Broderick Cyr

Looking for the parents of Eleanor Egan born 1798 Hearts Content Newfoundland. She married Samuel Broderick of Grates Cove in 1819 in St. John's Nfld.
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Egan

Mary egan 17/04/2018
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Vinny di Simone

Looking for the marriage info of Cornelius Egan and Mary Sullivan about 1880 in Co. Kilkenny or Co. Cork ? (Parents of Cornelius Egan are Richard Egan and Anastacia ? of Co. Kilkenny.)
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Dermot Blake

James Egan from Longford Ireland married Kate Murray 3rd June 1889, Arapahoe County, Colorado........any information?
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jim Carroll

My forebares were the MacCarroll's of County Tyrone and the Gaffigans who transplanted from Scotland to San Francisco, CA. We clearly are not of the O'Carroll's; however there is one from County Cork from the O'Carroll sept names Honora, from my mother's side. As the eldest of the family, I was happy to see that the coat of arms was distinct from those that are usually shown as the O'Carrolls.
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John

My late father’s name is Bernard corcoran his brother Leo lives in Dublin his late sister Pauline lived in galway they were born and raised in knocknagoshel my grandfather john corcoran was the local Garda but I would like to know more about my grandparents
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CORCORAN

John Corcoran - died 1900
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Corcoran

Richard Corcoran of the Montezuma Corcorans, originally settled in Cincinnati
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Bob Kuster

Michael Corcorane (1821) married Ann Gordon (1825). The came to the United States and had their first child, James, In New York in 1853. I have some information about Ann's family but would like to know who Michael's ancestors are.
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John Leo Kevin Corcoran

My Great grandfather moved to PE. CA. from Pictou NS . He married Prudence Flannigan whose father was Bart Flanigan who came from Ireland.
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mo corcoran

I'm descended from Richard Columbus Corcoran b. 18.7.1888 in Queenstown, Cork. Happy to hear from you!
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Corcoran

My Corcoran family lived in Mandistown County Meath. My great grandfather, Patrick Corcoran, married my great grandmother, Bridget Kirk (age 19 of Bornamoe, Louth), on Nov. 9, 1874. Together they had 7 children before Bridget died on April 29,1888. Patrick emigrated to the U.S.(Philadelphia) in April 1898 with 5 of his 7 children and his brother, Thomas. (Mathew Corcoran died 1885 at age 2. We don't know what happend to the eldest daughter, Mary). Patrick's father was Matthew Corcoran and Bridget's father was Michael Kirk. My grandmother was one of Patrick's children, Margaret Corcoran. I'd like to trace the Corcorans from my great grandfather as far back as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Tom Gorman

I am interested in tracing my wife’s Corcoran family in the Lawrencetown, Galway area. Per his U.S. naturalization application, John Corcoran was born 1 July 1825 in Lawrencetown. He emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, USA in May 1945. I can find no record of any siblings or parents coming with him. Per his Massachusetts Death record (12 Oct 1900) his parents were Hugh Corcoran and Margaret Crosby. John’s son started a very successful family retail store (Corcoran’s!) that stood in Central Square in Cambridge, MA for over 100 years. Can you help connect us to the Corcoran Clan back in Ireland?
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Gerard Corcoran

I am interested in tracing all the Corcoran branches using Genetic Genealogy. My branch comes from Lorrha, Co Tipperary and Clonfert, Co. Galway. Another branch were Millers and established up to eight mills around Dunmore and Tuam.
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Bradley Jacobson

I am trying to find out about my family heritage of the Breen family the only information I have is that they came from Holland and immigrated to the united states and settled in Iowa in Holland they were furniture makers known as Breen family custom furniture any information is appreciated
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Carol Stewart

My Great Great Grandfather named Michael Breen born in 1810 in Tipperary. His wife was Catherine Farrell born in 1810. Their children were Margaret, Honora, Thomas, John and Michael. They left Ireland around 1854 and settled in Halton Ontario Canada. Looking for birth records and other family.
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al cook

Henry Breen from Battle Hill County Armagh was my GGG grandfather
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Breen

Anastatia breen BIRTH 6 JUL 1896 • Kilbride, NL DEATH 18 MAY 1976 • St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada great-grandmother
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Breen

Breens of Killorglin/Glenbeigh/Glencar/Beaufort
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Breen

Breens of Gortmaloon, Kerry 2 centuries of Breens, some are still there also Breens of Killorglin or Glencar/Glenbeigh Co.Kerry, Ireland
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Breen

My father was born 24.04.1919, an only child. in Mullyash Co. Monaghan. His name Vincent Paul, lived with Mother Alice on a farm. Names like Dinny, cousin Brigid ,Fr Ollie(then, not now) surnames Milligan and Gogigly in family. Spelling might be wrong. Alice in Oram graveyard. Any cousins ?? Thanks
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Breen

Researching the Family of my GGGGrandfather, Henry Breen 1804-1884 of Country Armagh, Northern Ireland. M. Isabella Riddell 1835. Kilmore Parish, Townlands Clonroot and Drumard Jones. Also associated with BattleHill and Church of Ireland. Several children went to Canada and settled in SW Ontario, in and around Comber. William, Mary and Isabelle I have traced through Ontario. Looking for more information on Jones Preston Breen, Elizabeth Breen (2 by that name, one died in 1848 and another was born in 1848 and renamed. Looking for Joseph, John and Henry.
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carolan earl

i am trying to trace my 2 gt grandfather ??? he was the father of james breen married to bridget cassin in kilkenny ireland in 1858
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Elizabeth Breen

we like to receive information about william henry breen
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Breen

Interesting that the Breen DNA is pegged as R1b-L513. FTDNA has Thomas Breen born c1770 of "Kerry Breens" as R1b-L513 - The MRCA (most recent common ancestor) with Patrick Breen (1809-1884) DNA R1b-BY9000 and also from Kerry is 3939ybp (years before present) So much for tribalism.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Breen name has a long history in Ireland, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the north-west region of the Emerald Island. The Breen 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. The Breen 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 Breen 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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christinabreen

My father was Michael Joseph Breen, born in Dublin in 1923 to parents Daniel and Sarah Breen nee Snow who married in 1918. Their addresses on the marriage certificate was 8 Whitworth Row, L Oriel St for him and 29 Richmond Cottages, Dublin for her. I dont know much at all about his family as my father came over to England during WW2 and never went back to Ireland. My father had a brother Joseph and sister Patricia and apparently a sibling who died during childhood. I would like to know if anyone is related and could throw light on the family. Thank you
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Maloney

Looking for my father's paternal ancestors.  Ralph Anthony Maloney was my father and James Bertram (or Bertrand) Maloney was my grandfather. My great-grandfather. James Fletcher Maloney would have emigrated to the US around the turn of the century.  No one is left to help trace back past my great grandfather to Ireland, but I was told we were originally from Co Cork. Been there twice but haven't had much luck with research. 
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Cathy Sanford

My great grandfather was an immigrant to Cape Breton Nova Scotia. His Som Martin Maloney married Jean Scott and they settled in Westville Nova Scotia having 10 children. The family members are small and little is known about relatives. It would be great to connect with some. I don’t have dates of the travel of my great grandfather but I do know his first wife died on the journey to Canada.
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Dennis O'Connor Maloney

I'm from San Francisco. My Great grandfather came to the US in the early 1880's, married a girl he knew from Rathangan Kildare in Pennsylvania and went straight to San Francisco where he had a number of brothers. My Great great grandfather had moved from Ballybunion Kerry to Rathangan, probably because he bought or was left some property. He married a Hackett from across the road.
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Maloney

Robert arthur Maloney featherweight and lightweight boxing champion south aust 1942
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Brendan Maloney

I’ve a lot of relations in us : England Australia/ I’m from banagher co Offaly Ireland’ family would of came from Kildare allenwood ; do wonder how many relatives I have as most the Maloney had very big families -and alot of them left Ireland thought time
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Maloney name has a long history in Ireland, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the north-west region of the Emerald Island. The Maloney 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. The Maloney 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 Maloney 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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dannyboy

is ther any one relaited to nita maloney who died oppox thirty seven years ago i am the son of anita may name is daniel i think she had three brothers ,my grandfathers name was patrick, and grand mothers name was nina. please contact me.Dan
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elspeth

Hi, I am from the Buffalo new York area. looking for the Maloney line. They where originally from Dunkirk N.y. Ellen Maloney was married to Michael Lee. Her parents where John Maloney from Ireland born 1883 an Catherine Mahaney from Ireland
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Terence Dunne

Hi, I am attempting to find forebears of Martin Dunne 1780 - 1845 who was married to Sarah Graham 1780 - 1830. Both died at Ballyhuppahawn, Laois. Any information would be welcome.
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Dunne

www.dunnesofbrittas.com
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Dawn McNamara

Hi, I have just found out that my ggggrandparents lived in Dublin. Lewis (or Louis) Dunne married Ellen Doyle. They had a son named James W. Dunne circa 1842 who moved to New York in 1865 and married Mary Tallon in 1868 (in New York). I am trying to find out more about Lewis and Ellen Dunne. Regards, Dawn
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Hannah howard

Hello i am trying to locate a lady called MIriam Bridget Dunne born 23/08/1967, she had an older brother and two younger sisters, her father ran a garage and the son worked with his father,if anyone has any information I would appreciate it greatly. Kind regards Hannah
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Dunne

Hi, I am interested in Dunnes in Drogheda and Belpatrick in Collon Co Louth. Colm
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Molloy

I’m looking for any connections to James Molloy born @1790 unsure where but died 2/10/1937 in Barnsley Yorkshire uk he married Mary Kelly born @1803 unsure where and died 30/11/1825 in Barnsley Yorkshire they married 18/6/1821 in Silkstone near Barnsley Yorkshire they had one child Thomas who is my 2 great grandfather. Would be nice to know where they originated
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Erin

Hello. I’m trying to get information on the Molloy family from County Kilkenny. My great great grandfather, John Molloy was born in 1808 and married Ellen Raftis in Thomastown (Ballyconway) in 1838. They had 3 children and came to Chicago in 1856. Any info about John’s family would be appreciated.
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Maureen Lennon

I'm trying to find birth record and family members of John Molloy from the Killala area of Mayo. John married Maria Nealon in 1853. They had several children and several emigrated to the US. Any information on John's parents or siblings would be greatly appreciated.
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Molloy

My grandad was William Patrick Molloy, born 1898 in Birr, Offaly. His siblings were, Bridget, Mary-Ellen, Julia, Patricia, Catherine, Margaret, James and five who didn't survive childhood. His parents, my great-grandparents were James Michael Molloy (b1853) married Mary-Anne Quirk. Next, back Patrick Molloy who married Mary Halloran, next back to 1820ish was Thomas Patrick Molloy and before him another Patrick Molloy b 1797. All these were from Birr to the best of my knowledge. Alongside all these fine Molloy's I have details of eighteen siblings, namely great great uncles and aunts. I have stuck a little history up on www.mogsie.co.uk
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Dawsonmolloy

Hi everybody its me dawsonmolloy and im 9 years of age, i live in york,north yorkshire just joined the site and i would like to know a bit more abot my family name and we are having a holiday in august for 2 weeks in Wexford... me and my dad had a look at the molloy family crest again today its brilliant and you can never stop loving it thanks dawsonmolloy
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Bannon

John Oswald Bannon, born June 6, 1886, died 1958
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Laurel

Would like to chat with Fred as my Bannon relatives have "Barnes" as their middle names, many times in the family. Usually this happens when the wife uses her maiden surname as a middle name for their children when born
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Bannon

Looking for info on my Bannon family who immigrated to Canada in 1819, from King's County. John Bannon, was a grandmaster in the Orange Society. Along with his wife, Jane, nee Whitten/Whitton, escaped to Canada as there were numerous attempts to kill John. Along with their children, they sailed to Canada, changing their surname to "Beynon" instead, to help prevent being followed by his attackers.
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Aine McGrath

Hi, I’m trying to trace Bannons that came to Twonagha, Thurles, Co Tipperary in early 1800s.
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Seamus Bannon

Hi, I might be able to help Trevor Bannon & Fred Barnes if the mail me at jcrb@live.ie Seamus Bannon
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Fred Barnes

Hello I'm trying to find details on Christopher George Bannon/Banon, born in Westmeath about 1816. His parents could be Thomas Bannon c1772-c1856 and Mary Ann Davis. He married Mary Ann Frances McCarthy in Skull, Cork on 18th May 1848 and had a daughter, Fanny in 1849. Christopher appears to have arrived in Port Philip, (Melbourne) Australia in 1852.
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Trevor Bannon

I trying to trace family from pre famine era.
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Rigney

My ancestor is John Rigney 1828-1880 from county Roscommon Ireland. His wife was Bridget Harney. Are there documents to show who his parents were or more information on John and Bridget. I am not finding much at all. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Best regards, ED
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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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Behan

Patrick Bahen (Beahen) gg grandfather Not sure if he was famous born? late 1700s married Richard Buckey or Bookey daughter. His son John born 1823 emigrated to Canada 1842 not sure if Patrick came also. Norma in Canada
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Behan

all i know is i am the person ta will continue the behan bloodline ad my great grandma died unfortunate o im the last behan left
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Norman Behan

i can go back to Rathfarham Dublin 1850 thomas Behan married Mary Cody ,there son James married Sarah Mangan 1877 also Rathfarham,there sonMathew my Grandad married Mary Ellen Forde 1905 dublin city, it looks like the family moved into the city late 1800s maybe around the time of the famine.My dad was James behan Married my Mam Ellen[Eileen]nee Byrne 1941.
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Behan

Patrick Bahen emigrated to Canada 1842 with family .The only child's name I know was John my great great grandfather born 1823 Ireland ,. The family has a note saying Patrick Bahen married Richard Buckey daughter, Richard was piked the night of the Roman Rebellion. That's all I know about my Irish connection. I would appreciate a response if you are able to help fill in gaps for our family. Norma
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M Behan

David, I have some information on the descendants of Jeremiah and Catherine Flynn Behan, although I haven't been able to find ancestors. Let me know if you'd like to get in contact and share information!
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David Auger

I am building a Family Tree through Ancestry and came across a relative named Mary Ellen Behan born about 1814 in Co Tipperary, Ireland and passed away in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - looks like her parents were Jeremiah Behan and Catherine Flynn both born in 1790 - might have been married to Thomas George Edge in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - would like to hear from anyone who know more about these families. Thanks
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Behan

My Grand Father Bernard Behan was born December 1890 in Tyrrellspass, Westmeath to Richard Behan and Mary (Farrell) Behan. He was Web in Dublin in March 1922 to Jane O' Neill. Any Behan's out there linked in Westmeath to me. My fathers name was also Bernard Behan born in Dublin.
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Behan

My Grandfather Bernard Behan was born in Westmeath, My Dad Bernard Behan was born in Dublin. And Me Joseph Behan I was born in Dublin
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Patrick Gilfoil

My name is Pat Gilfoil but the original name was Guilfoyle. My grandfather came from Cork to the USA in 1906. His parents died shortly after arriving. His name was Howard J Gilfoil. Is there anybody that could be related?
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Michael Coughlan

y there is records in8 cannin place monkstown cork in te 1901 census itrland as follows; Coughlan David 35 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Coughlan Francis 36 Female Wife Roman Catholic Coughlan Margaret 9 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Coughlan Charlis 7 Male Son Roman Catholic Coughlan Ellen 3 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Coughlan John 6 Male Son Roman Catholic Coughlan Bartholmew Male Son Roman Catholic Coughlan Mary Francis 1 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
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Michael Coughlan

if they were born in the 1820s it was before the penal laws were rescindided so records may be non existing if they were catholic.
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Thomas Oanes

Hi, i recently learned from my dad that my family came from Ireland and apparently on of my grandads (not sure when he lived or died) owned a fair bit of Ireland from selling royal horses, he was threatened with a death warrant if he didn't give up the land and was wondering what his first name was (last name Coughlan or coughlin) and if i could re-enherit the land back
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Rick Waldron

Looking for info on my GG Grandfather, David F Coughlan (Coughlin), born October 24th, 1864 in Blackrock, Cork City. He was son of Daniel Coughlan and Mary O"Neill. Daniel was a mason by trade as was David who emigrated to Cambridge, MA. Married Ellen O'Connell. Any help is appreciated
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Sharon F. Fitzpatrick

Julia Coughlan came to the US, perhaps in 1848, and married Michael Fitzpatrick in Burlington, New Jersey, in October 1849. Julia's sister Margaret married Michael's brother James, although we don't know when or where. (James was in Burlington in 1850 but Margaret was not, and there is no marriage record for them at our Church in Burlington, so perhaps they married in Ireland.) They were all born in Ireland, settled in Burlington, and raised their families there. I believe Julia died between 1900 and 1905. Margaret's death certificate (June 1893) says her mother's name was Katharine. I cannot find a Katharine (or Catherine, etc.) Coughlan in Ireland with daughters named Margaret and Julia. Does anyone have any clues or ideas? Julia and Margaret were probably born in the 1820's or early 1830's; they had their children in the 1850's and 1860's. But, unfortunately for me, they gave their ages rather "creatively" on the U.S. Census and the New Jersey State Census, so it is hard to tell birth years. Every 10 years, the Census taker would knock on the door and find they had only aged 2 or 3 years instead of the expected 10! It's actually quite funny to see the ages given for them, but it sure makes "finding" them difficult. Any information, advice, or hint would be so very appreciated. The Coughlan sisters and the Fitzpatrick brothers were all illiterate, so I have no records or family letters to help me. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Sharon Fitzpatrick
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Jane Doughty

I am looking for my Irish ancestry from my grandmothers side who were Irish. My great grandad was John Dempsey and born in the 1840’s. Am I right that the name Dempsey originated in Co. Offaly. I have come to a dead end for more information. The last information I have is that he came to England with his parents to the county of kent when he was around the age of 15.
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Michael McAteer

Patrick Kavanagh was not a native of County Offaly. He was a native of County Monaghan. The River Shannon flows along the border between Offaly and Galway. The town of Banagher has long attracted tourists travelling by boat along Ireland's longest river. Novelist Anthony Trollope resided in Banagher for a period during the 19th century. This posting also fails to mention Leap Castle in Coolderry, close to Offaly's border with Tipperary. This Castle is regarded as Ireland's most haunted, and it has long attracted visitors interested in the paranormal.
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seb

awesome!
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