HISTORY: Durrushistory Aug 2 2022


1939 Compulsory Purchase Order for Labourers Cottages, Bantry, Castletownbere, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Schull, Skibbereen




Conditions for housing for labourers wee appalling.


Eldon Potter, (1836-1906).  A Sterling Irishman', Skibbereen Eagle, An Eye on the Tsar.   Sir John Gorst, M.P., Royal  Commissioner on Labour,   Aughadown, 1891


Eldon Potter, (1836-1906). businessman, editor and later owner of the paper commonly called the Skibbereen Eagle.  In 1891 he hosted Sir John Gorst in a historic  fact finding mission to West Cork and reported extensively.  There are harrowing descriptions of distress, absolute poverty and hopefulness.  In a sense for the poorer classes the ripple effect of the Famine lingered well into the 1890s with periodic partial crop failure agricultural depression.  It was not confined to just Catholics there  were many poor Protestants  in the districts west of Skibbereen.


Conversely post famine there was significant consolidation of farms holdings,  the commercial development of the towns.  This is a reflection in the rising number of readers of the Skibbereen Eagle and  the range of advertising of goods and services.


Potter was fiercely independent. Perhaps a legacy of his father being a United irishman.  A Patriot in Jonathan Swift's description as one who grew 2 blades of grass where 1 grew before.  His enormous funeral is a testament to the respect he commanded from all walks of life regardless of politics or religion.


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Kerryman Newspaper






Early history of ‘The Wolfe Tones’ celebrated in Tralee


The Wolfe Tones: Tommy Byrne, Noel Nagle and Brian Warfield, pictured on Monday at the unveiling of a plaque to honour a gig that they played there back in 1965 at what was then the 'Derry O'Rourke' Tavern but which is now the Castle Off License. Photo by Joe Hanley.


The 1965 Rose of Tralee Therese Gillespie who had the honour of unveiling a plaque to honour the Wolfe Tones who played what was then Derry O'Rourkes Tavern and what is now the Castle Off License. From l-r: Johnny Wall (Mayor of Tralee), Therese Gillespie (1965 Rose of Tralee), Tommy Byrne, Noel Nagle and Brian Warfield (Wolfe Tones) and Eddie Barret (organiser and owner of Castle Off License). Photo by Joe Hanley


The plaque that was unveiled at the Castle Off License on Castle St in Tralee on Monday.


The Wolfe Tones: Tommy Byrne, Noel Nagle and Brian Warfield, pictured on Monday at the unveiling of a plaque to honour a gig that they played there back in 1965 at what was then the 'Derry O'Rourke' Tavern but which is now the Castle Off License. Photo by Joe Hanley.


Kerryman Fergus Dennehy


October 27 2021 06:00 AM


Very soon into what would go onto be a very long career for the band, ‘The Wolf Tones’ performed right here in Kerry in the mid 1960’s as part of the ‘Rose of Tralee’ festival.




It was an appearance that would help to kick start the career of this legendary band and now, thanks to the efforts of locals – lead amongst them, Eddie Barrett – this little bit of history has been etched in stone into outside the building where they performed all those years ago.


The band have long acknowledged the Rose festival as the starting point for their illustrious career and repaid that in spades over the years by returning multiple times to perform there. Their first and arguably most famous show though was performed in what was back then known as the ’Derry O’Rourke’ Tavern and which is now the Castle Off-License on Castle Street.




Back then, the four person band – made up of Brian Warfield, Noel Nagle, Liam Courtney (he was replaced by Tommy Bryne in November of 1964) and Brian’s brother Derek – were light years away from what they would go onto become and so had to make do by sleeping in two two-man tents in Derry’s back garden in Ballyard.




Eddie Barrett, whose family have owned and run the popular off license since 2005, helped on Monday afternoon – along with the band themselves and the 1965 Rose of Tralee winner, Therese Collins (née Gillespie) – to unveil a plaque commemorating the band's famous gig there.


Speaking to The Kerryman about the unveiling, Eddie said that he was just wanted to help celebrate a little bit of local history.


"We discovered through the grapevine and going through the records of the bar and through chatting to the O'Rourke family that ‘The Wolfe Tones’ had won their first prize there back in ‘65 I think it was and then they set out on the road to being a professional group after that and the rest, as they say, is history,” said Eddie.


“The lads were only about 17 or 18 at the time. They had more or less come together out of school, playing together and singing their few ballads and all that. They were taking part in this ‘Festival of Kerry’ folk group competition and they won the whole thing and this competition, it generated a huge amount of money in those days, £250 pounds for the winner and that’d have been worth about £10,000 today so that was huge for them to win that,” he continued.




"We’ve been wanting to do something for the last few years but with COVID and everything, we couldn't. They played at the INEC on Sunday so today was the first opportunity they’ve had to to come to Tralee. There are three of the original four still in the band and obviously it was a huge memory for them at the time because it was the kick start that they got. This is a real piece of Tralee history that we want to celebrate,” he finished.














One of the world’s busiest cities paused briefly to allow a Kerryman tend to his flock.




Dan Tim O’Sullivan, from Gleesk in Kells, Co Kerry, was granted the Freedom of London in 2019 and toasted the honour by herding sheep through the UK metropolis.




The founder of the Danny Sullivan Group, which employs over 1,500 people, he was awarded the prestigious honour to recognise his success as a businessman and the charitable works he has undertaken in the city.




The honour allows him certain benefits, one of which is the right to shuttle sheep over the River Thames on London Bridge.




However, due in part to the traffic chaos that would ensue should London Bridge be shut down, the lesser-known Southwark Bridge, has become the stand-in crossing.




Mr O’Sullivan was one of a number of freemen to take part in the celebration yesterday.




The tradition stems from medieval times when sheep farmers drove their sheep across the Thames to sell them at market.




Those who held the title of Freemen of the City were allowed to cross the bridge without having to pay the toll.




The practice died out, likely long before the car took over the city's streets, but was revived again in 2013 when the Worshipful Company of Woolmen arranged the first official Sheep Drive for freemen of the city.




The event became a popular one and has continued since then, raising funds for the Woolmen’s Charitable Trust and the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.




Speaking on Radio Kerry, Mr O’Sullivan said he was delighted the event was revived.




“My family, my friends on both sides of the sea, a lot of them came over for it, my cousins are back from America,” he said, adding that a party was planned for after.












CONEY ISLAND — Irish eyes are smiling again!




After the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to go virtual last year, the Great Irish Fair was back live on Sept. 25, with all of the music, dancing, and good times that have been associated with the event over the years.




The 40th Annual Great Irish Fair, celebrating the cultural and religious traditions the Irish brought to the U.S., took place at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island from morning to night. The fair is sponsored by the Irish American Building Society.




Andy Cooney and His Band started off the music portion of the day with Celtic-flavored tunes that had the audience tapping their feet.




And there were lots of performances by Irish step dancers, like the Buckley School of Irish Dance, whose timing and precision impressed everyone who watched them.




Fourteen Irish-Americans who have worked to improve the lives of others were honored at an awards ceremony at the fair.




Caroline Ingram, a Rockville Centre teen named the fair’s Colleen Queen, said she was honored to be included in this year’s group of awardees. “They’re all amazing. They inspire me to do better,” she said.




In addition to Ingram, the winners were: Kevin Cummings (Chief Brehon), Dick Brennan (Celtic Cross Award), Maura Coughlin (Al O’Hagan Award), Derek Warfield (Bard of the Fair), Brendan Leavy (Thomas Cuite Memorial Award), Martin P. Dunne (Paul O’Dwyer Memorial Award), Brenda Malley McCabe (Katherine Slattery Woman of the Year), James J. Wrynn (St. Thomas More Award), Father Brian P. Dowd (Father Michael O.F.M. Memorial Award), FDNY Battalion Chief Lenard Phelan (Captain Timothy Stackpole Memorial Award), N.Y.P.D. Inspector Megan O’Malley (Patrolman Edward Byrne Memorial Award), Kevin Browne (Firefighter Thomas Phelan Memorial Award) and Frank DeRosa (Bishop Joseph Sullivan Memorial Award).




Like Ingram, O’Malley was moved by her fellow honorees. “I think they inspire me to speak out about my Irish heritage,” she said.




The day began with a morning Mass celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who praised the Irish for their contributions to the Catholic Church in America.




“It’s nice that the Great Irish Fair is back after COVID,” he said prior to Mass. “It’s a wonderful event, and it raises money for Catholic education. That’s important.”




Father Christopher Heanue, director of the Irish Apostolate for the Diocese of Brooklyn, described fond memories of going to the Great Irish Fair when he was a child. “It was always a lot of fun.”




The Great Irish Fair was founded by the late Al O’Hagan, an Irish-American community leader who served as a government liaison for Brooklyn Union Gas for 35 years. The first fair was held in an area near the Brooklyn Bridge. The event moved to Coney Island several years ago.










The Great Irish Fair 2021


September 21, 2021




New York City’s largest, longest-running and most popular Irish music festival — the Great Irish Fair of New York — is returning live and in person on Sept. 25.




After the pandemic led to a virtual version last year, the 40th Annual Fair will once again ensure the end-of-summer tradition is carried on under new norms. However, given the success of last year’s virtual format, this year’s Great Irish Fair will also be livestreamed on Facebook to a global audience.






The Presbytery, Abbeydorney, (066 7135146)




22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 29th August 2021.


Dear Parishioner, 


                              If you, like me, are a fan of the Nationwide programme on RTE


1, you may have seen last Wednesday’s broadcast.  Up to that time, I had never


heard of a Clare born nun, Sr. Ethel Normoyle, a member of the Little Company


of Mary since 1963, who went to work as a missionary in South Africa in 1972. 


The  programme  made  by  a  fellow  Clare-born  person,  Colm  Flynn,  had  been


broadcast, shortly after it was recorded in 2013.  As I watched the programme,


I saw that Sr. Ethel was total absorbed in her work of caring for a section  of the


South African population that were totally neglected and living in terrible slum


conditions.  One of the unusual features of the Nationwide programme was that


Sr. Ethel, who did not wish to be in the limelight was shown meeting the late


Mother  Teresa  and  being  praised  by  Queen  Elizabeth  during  a  visit  to  South 


Africa.  She got many awards for her work with the poorest of the poor.


                               After  watching  Nationwide,  I  decided  to  check  the  internet


and  found  quite  a  lot  written  about  Sr.  Ethel  in  the  Clare  newspapers   The


‘Clare Champion’  and  ‘Clare Echo.’  I learned that ‘Not  long  after  arriving  in


South  Africa,  Sr.  Ethel  was  subjected  to  an  attempted  kidnapping  during  the


Apartheid years.  This incident strengthened her thirst for justice and led her to


opposing racial discrimination in the country.’    In  another  interview,  she  re-


called that incident.  “I did not expect the cruelty that I was faced with.  I was


threatened,  spat  on,  arrested  and  stabbed.    The  attempted  kidnapping  was


what frightened me most, as when I could close the door in the morning, I had


a fear that I would not return.”  Sr. Ethel had a clear memory of the day in 1994,


when “our beloved Nelson Mandela, took the presidential oath in parliament. 


I jumped from my chair, as I watched it on TV and I said to myself ‘this is a point


of reference that we’ll never go back to where we’ve come from.  It was worth


fighting for.’” 


After receiving a lung cancer diagnosis earlier this year, Sr. Ethel returned to her


native County Clare and died on Monday 16th August last.  At a time, when we


are almost ‘drowning’ in a sea of bad news, it is good to hear about ‘one of our


own, who brought happiness and joy to a multitude of people far from her na-


tive home and who had been a reluctant missionary, when she was appointed


to South Africa many years ago.  (Fr. Denis O’Mahony)






Marie Moloney passed away on July 4 2021. Here her dear friend from her schooldays in Listowel kindly consented to write an tribute to her for Listowel Connection.




Marie (Moloney) Martin




It was such a shock to hear of the unexpected death of my lovely friend Marie Moloney (Martin) on Sunday 4th July.  We had been friends since we started in Babies class in Presentation with Sr. Frances.




Marie had many friends of course through her life and I was lucky to be one of them. What fun we had during our childhood years playing ‘shops’ and ‘housies’ in her home in Gurtinard.  We spent many a carefree day in the fields around the house and in the Square with Brenda Dillon and Berenice Mulcahy.




All through the years since then we have dipped in and out of each others’ lives in one way or another.  Marie, as well as being a very glamorous girl was also a creative and imaginative stylist as well as having a great singing voice.  But most important of all, like her sister Kay and her late brother Jimmy, she had a very warm engaging personality and had a great Listowel sense of humour.




Having qualified as PE Instructor in Sion Hill, she emigrated to England in her twenties to join British Airways as an Air Hostess.  Later her good friend Kathy Corridan (Market St) joined her at BEA’s sister airline BOAC.   Kathy died prematurely seventeen years ago.   For the past thirty or more years, even though we seldom met, due to geographic and family commitments, we corresponded every Christmas.  I looked forward to her long newsy letters and she did likewise to mine, particularly if I referred to people by the ‘nicknames’ we had given them in a good natured way, long ago. Not very P.C. now!




Marie had a very happy and exciting life with her husband Geoff, who as a judge. He  had assignments in Tonga, St. Helena & The Turks & Caicos Islands.  Earlier Marie lived in Hong Kong where she met with another of our childhood friends – the late John Keane (Church St), who was then in the Hong Kong Police. John was the brother of Nora Keane Moriarty.




Marie is survived by her husband Geoff, her daughters Mair & Léan, her grandchildren Joseph, James, Evie, Tom  and her sister Kay.




Until we meet again Marie, Slán agus Beannacht. 




I will always cherish your memory.






From Listowel Connection.




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This is the first photo I posted on Listowel Connection.




Here is how I stated my aim for the blog;




"What I intend to do with this blog is to post news from Listowel along with some of my photos and every now and again to post some old stories, anecdotes and anything else I find interesting. "




Nothing much has changed in the ten  years.




From the start I have  written the posts using Google Blogger. This is a very simple to use free blogging tool and it has served me well for 10 years.




If you so wish, each new post is delivered to your email inbox by another free service from Google called Google FeedBurner.




Now you and I know that there is no such thing as a free lunch. I expected that Google would eventually charge for hosting the blog and emailing it to subscribers. I was wrong.




Hosting on Blogger is still free but instead of charging for the FeedBurner service they have decided to discontinue it. From next month, June 2021, people who used to get the Listowel Connection email every morning from Google Feedburner will no longer do so.




This development made me rethink things. I felt it was a time to put the blog on a more secure footing, one where the rug couldn't be pulled at short notice.








I remembered a lovely young man who had approached me once during Writers' Week a good few years ago. He told me that he thought what I was doing was a valuable service. He asked me if I had backed up the material. I hadn't. He told me that if I ever wanted help archiving the material from the site or if there was any other way he could help me, he would.




Who was this knight in shining armour?




He is Alan Groarke, formerly of Moyvane and now of Denver, Colerado. Alan has his own internet company




For more than 7,000 years the island was inhabited by people of the Stone Age. Very little is known about them although they did leave behind a few clues which has enabled historians and archaeologists to offer us a glimpse of who they were and how they lived.






Random Scottish History


Pre-1900 Book Collection of Scottish Literature, History, Art & Folklore.






Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal; Sketches of Superstitions, Saturday, March 13, 1841, pp.63-64.


4d ago [Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal Contents]




Dick Fitzgerald was sitting one morning by the side of the sea, smoking his pipe, quite lonesome, and thinking to himself that a man without a wife was, after all, like a bottle without a drop of drink in it, or the left leg of a pair of scissors, or any thing not complete; when lo! he saw a beautiful young creature, combing her long sea-green hair, upon the ocean-sands. Beside her lay a little cap, the cohuleen-driuth. Dick knew what was what, and seized the cap, knowing that he was then sure of her. When the merrow saw this, she fell a-crying, and very salt, no doubt, were the tears she shed. “Don’t cry, my darling,” said Dick; but, as she cried the more, he thought she did not comprehend him, and tried the universal language, which all women, fish or no fish, understand. He took and squeezed her hand, which was a very pretty hand, only a little webbed between the fingers. The merrow was wonderfully pacified, and ceased whining at once. But she had yet doubts. “Man,” said she, looking up in Dick’s face, “man,” says she, “will you eat me?” “By all the check aprons between Dingle and Tralee,” cried Dick, amazed, “I’d as soon eat myself! Ah! some ugly thief of a fish put that in your head.” “Man,” says the merrow again, “what will you do with me, if you won’t eat me?” The neat way she called him “man” settled the matter entirely. “Fish,” returned he, trying to speak short like her, “fish, here’s my word for you, this blessed morning, that I’ll make you Mrs Fitzgerald, before all the world.” “Never say the word twice,” says the merrow; “I’m yours, Mister Fitzgerald. Just stop till I twist up my hair.”







Brian specialised in the heyday of the canals between 1825 and 1850,




Spanish flu vs COVID-19: An Australian perspective of a pandemic | Australian Story





Any member of IrelandXO.com can add a building or landmark to the XO Chronicles. This video will show you exactly how to create and individual entry for any Building in Ireland, located within the Civil Parish where it was once, or still is, located.




Hello there from Edmonton, Canada!; My 2xgreat grandfather was Joseph Haire from Bryanlitter Townland, near Clontibret. He was born about 1835 to Thomas Haire and Margaret Kirker (or Kirkend, from Keady) and migrated to New York, circa 1860, where he worked in the Colgate Soap Factory for a period of time before migrating to Pilot Mound, Manitoba, Canada.  There, he met and married Martha Hume. They eventually moved to Edmonton Alberta. He lived to be 105, and was, at the time of his death in 1941, the oldest man in Canada.  He took his first plane ride at the age of 103!






Place of migration:


Migrated to/Born in USA




Nellie Cashman was born into the Irish Famine in Middleton, County Cork in 1845. When she was five years old, her family left in search of a better life in America. They first settled in Boston, later moving to Washington D.C. Nellie's early career was in the hotel industry. She worked as a bell hop and lift operator.




In 1874, Nellie moved north to the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. There she used her hotel experience and established a boarding house for miners. As she was a devout Catholic, Nellie requested that her lodgers make donations to charity in lieu of rent payments. These donations went to the construction of a hospital. During her time in the Yukon, a terrible snowstorm resulted in as many as 77 miners becoming trapped in the mountains. Nellie ignored the advice of the Canadian Army and gathered a search party who set off to find the trapped men, armed with food and vitamin C. Her venture was successful and she managed to nurse then men back to health and bring them home safely. Her daring efforts earned her the name, 'The Angel of the Mining Camps'.




In 1877, Nellie relocated again, this time to Tombstone, Arizona. There she opened another boarding house as well as a restaurant. In 1884 her sister Fanny died of TB, leaving her children orphaned. Nellie took up the mantel of foster parent and raised her nieces and nephews as her own.




Nellie spent a number of years following gold rushes across the United States and Canada, eventually settling in Nolan Creek, Alaska.




In 1925, Nellie's health deteriorated. She was admitted to hospital in Victoria, British Columbia where she died shortly after.




A monument has been erected in her honour in her native Middleton.






Any member of IrelandXO.com can add an ancestor, or person of historical interest, to the XO Chronicles. This video will show you exactly how to add a person to their Irish place of origin by creating a Chronicle page for them. It includes:




Trip to Ireland, Scotland, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Kathleen Kennedy, others, 1937: July-August










First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visits the Pontifical North American College (also known as American College of the Roman Catholic Church of the United States) in Rome, Italy. Mrs. Kennedy is accompanied by the Rector, Monsignor Martin J. O'Connor




Danny Houlihan is a native of Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. He learned to play the bag pipes from the famous piper Jimmy Fitzgerald of Main Street, Ballybunion.




















Kerryman of the Year




 by Noel Roche of Chicago and Listowel




To my brother, Tom, who makes me proud




He was born in 1945 on the third day of July


Another child for Dick and Madge, a little baby boy.


Rumour has it he was late, they thought he wouldn’t come at all.


When he finally did come out, he was soloing a ball.


Just like all the other boys, he always loved to play.


It seemed he was a natural when it came to GAA.


His heroes were the Kerry teams, those men so big and bold.


His dreams were that someday he would wear the green and gold.


And wear the green and gold he did in 1963.


He won an All Ireland medal and became a hero to me.


Soon he moved to England and left Kerry behind.


“Twas his body that left Kerry, Kerry would not leave his mind.


Tom can talk of anything under the heavenly sky


But when he talks of Kerry he has a twinkle in his eye.


If you want Tom to help, all you have to do


Is throw in the word Kerry and he will be there for you.


How much does he love Kerry?  To him its not a game


Tom has got a daughter and Kerry is her name.


And now I’m here tonight to cheer


As they name my brother Tom, Kerryman of the Year.


There is no better man and I will tell you why


When it comes to Kerry, Tom is do or die.


And if you cut him open this sight you would behold


There is no red inside his veins. His blood runs green and gold.


Ellen Ellen O'Keefe 1856


Askeaton  County Limerick Kilconry County Clare






Ellen O'KEEFFE  was born about 14 Jul 1856 in Askeaton, Limerick, Ireland. She died1  on 03 Dec 1938 in Young NSW. She was buried on 04 Dec 1938 in Murringo NSW.






Ellen arrived in Australia on board the "Earl Dalhousie" 15 Feb 1876.




Following Irish naming pattern Ellen should have been named after father's mother but this would have had another Mary as eldest daughter is named after the mother's mother, also Mary.




Ellen was born in Limerick, Ireland, on the banks of the Shannon and migrated to Australia with her family on board the sailing ship "Earl Dalhousie" on 15th February 1876,  (Travelling on the same ship was young Jim McInerney, from County Clare - Incorrect family myth, James arrived in Sydney on 24 July 1875. Ellen and James must have known each other in Ireland as their older siblings married in Ireland in Feb 1875) and four months after arriving in Australia (he) James and Ellen were married at Morpeth by the late Rev. Father Corcoran.




Ellen O'Keefe McInerney After marriage the town of Young became the destination of the couple and as the train journey finished at Gunning, for in those days the train went no further, a horse and dray was secured and the newly married couple set out for the Black Range.  They first selected a small property which they named " Belowra" but after a short residence there they left Belowra and moved closed to Murringo to "Mount View".  Gradually a home was built, but in 1901 the fruits of years were swept clean away in a disastrous bush fire.  Six weeks later Jim McInerney at the age of 47 years died as a result of appendicitis, the remedy for which was then not known - leaving his wife Ellen and ten young children. Ellen McInerney fought her way through her difficulties and reared her family.  The was no Government help in those days, but "Mothers" trust in God was well founded.




Ellen died aged 85 years at her Campbell Street residence on Saturday night after a short illness.




Mass for the Repose of the Soul was said at St. Marys Church on Sunday morning, after which the body was conveyed to the St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church at Murringo.  The funeral took place after service at 3pm on Sunday.  Mourners from Murringo, Young and surrounding districts formed one of the largest corteges seen at Murringo for many years.  She is survived by a family of two sons and six daughters.  The sons are James (Young), Patrick (Murringo); daughters Ellen (Cass- Gilgandra), Mary (Dargan-Woollahra), Anne (Coombs- Bondi Beach), Margaret (Ryan- Young), Johannah, Sister Margaret Mary (Wellington New Zealand, and Eleanor McInerney (Young).  Two daughters, Catherine (O'Connor- Murringo) and Bridget (Quinnell- Adelong) are deceased.








    With the passing of Mrs.Ellen McInerney, Young has lost one of brave women who took an active part in blazing the trail of the early settlements, and from whom sprang a race that is to-day building up a great nation, a race whose finest heritage is the spirit which animated the pioneers of the bush, enabling them to overcome all difficulties.




Extract from "Young Chronicle" Burrows News, Friday 21st July 1933




    Mrs.Ellen McInerney, of Murringo, attained her 80th Birthday on Sunday (last week).  The event was celebrated by her children and grandchildren, at her residence. Practically all were present and she was given a right royal time. The general sentiment expressed was thus - "The world is full of mothers, of mothers good and true; but better than all others, the one I love just YOU.




    Nothing delights the heart of Mrs.Mcinerney more than an occasion of this kind, when the family congregates to do honour to a mother who has proven her worth. They all remember the old days, when one or the other of the family required a new pair of boots, or a hat, or frock, when mother came to town. The business always went to Whiteman's. Yes mother only knew one store, no matter what the price, and that was Whiteman, our genial "G.S." who is still going strong.




    THE EXCITEMENT  There was always an argument as to who was to go to town with mother and what preparation! The old spring cart was taken to the dam, and will watered to make sure the tyres would not come off on the journey, and then "Darky; we all knew "Darky", the horse, a descendant of the brumby named "Dollie". All the kids learned to ride on "Dollie" but "Darky" was the outlaw of "Dollie's" family.




    When the morning came for the eventful trip to Young, it was nothing to see all the neighbours, all the household, and "Scot" the dog out to catch "Darky".  He was a real terror.  He had a chain on his leg, too, but "Darky" ignored the bashing of the chain and careered around the 53 acres in fine style ignoring all and sundry.   However, he was usually caught about 5 o'clock in the morning and then mother was two hours late and almost in tears.  There were the turkeys for some hotel to deliver and the wheat to get gristed at the mill and there were a pair of fowls for Sep Watt she promised to send in last week and then right at the finish, when "Darky" was harnessed to the old spring cart, it was found old "Daisy" wouldn't let one of the family milk her, so mother had to waste another quarted of an hour and do the job herself.




    Nothing went right when mother was away,  The turkeys got boxed, with Ground's or O'Connor's and the only way out then was to leave them to roost the night together, when they would return to their respective destinations. But we must get back to "Darky".  He'd go well till he struck the Wambanumba Hill and then he would jib and rear up in the spring cart.  How well we all remember the occasion when "Darky" upset the whole of the produce destined for Young.  There was a general mix-up of turkeys, fowls, ducks, wheat and butter all scattered on the road in front of Morgan's Hotel.  Then "Darky" backed and the vehicle ran over the pair of turkeys sold to Dan Garry, of the Great Eastern Hotel, but Dan was a sport and accepted the explanation.




    Then after all the shopping was finished, the boots for Pat, the hat with "H.M.A.S." on the front for Jim, the shoes for Lena and then the white frock for Josie, who had to take part in a concert in Murringo.  No Josie (Johannah now S.M.Mary of Wellington, N.Z.) was never forgotten.  Mother thought the world of her and she always got something better than the others.




    About dusk all hands waited for the sounds of the squawking wheels of the old spring cart, with "Darky" and the 7lb tin of Milaquin's treacle, with the blackfellows photo on it and the sausages. There was always disappointment if Mother went to town on a Thursday because we couldn't eat the sausages on Friday.  Oh no! Mother saw to that and that particular night "Darky" had a right royal feed of bran and chaff. Mother was always forgiving.




NOTE: James and Ellen were the GGP of Peter Quinnell, their daughter, Bridget was his GM, who married John Quinnell.




Ellen married2  James MCINERNEY  son of Patrick MCINERNEY and Bridget O'DEA in 1876 in Morphet,  NSW. James was born about 1853 in County Clare, Ireland. He was christened in 1853 in St John Church, Cratloe, County Clare, Ireland. He died3  on 10 Feb 1901 in Murringo NSW. He was buried in Murringo, NSW.




Peter Quinnell's Great Grandfather Immigration: Arrived in Colony on the vessel SURREY (Surry) sailing from Plymouth and arriving in Sydney on 24 July 1875.




Ship’s Log Details as transcribed:




Name: James McInerny       Age: 25




Calling: Labourer                  




Native Place: County Clare,




Parents Names and if still alive: Bridget, Clare.




Religion: R.C.          




Read or Write: Both




Relative in Colony: Brother John, Corowa.




Deposit Journal Entry: Depositor for James was his brother, PATRICK McINERNEY who also sponsored MARGARET SULLIVAN (believed to be another sister of Patrick Snr.) at the same time.




James's brother, Thomas, married  Ellen's sister, Mary Ann O'Keeffe in Ireland before he migrated to NSW, in 1875. It was incorrectly stated in family lore that James & Ellen met on the ship going to Morphet in 1876.




James McInerney and Ellen O'Keefe had the following children:




    Catherine MCINERNEY  was born on 31 Oct 1877. She died on 23 Aug 1913.




    Bridget MCINERNEY  was born on 19 Sep 1879. She died on 09 Feb 1936.




    Ellen MCINERNEY  was born on 07 Aug 1881. She died on 29 Jun 1954.




    Mary F MCINERNEY  was born on 19 Sep 1883. She died on 14 Feb 1959.




    Anne MCINERNEY  was born on 08 Jun 1885. She died on 20 Jan 1962.




    Margaret J MCINERNEY  was born on 07 May 1887. She died on 20 Oct 1960.




    Patrick MCINERNEY  was born4  on 16 Mar 1889 in Murringo, Young, NSW. He died on 31 Jul 1946 in Murringo, NSW. He was buried in Murringo.




    James MCINERNEY  was born on 27 Jan 1892. He died on 10 Jan 1952.




    Johannah MCINERNEY  was born5  on 14 Jan 1894 in Murringo, Young, NSW. She was christened on 04 Feb 1894 in Murringo, NSW. She died on 05 May 1970 in Wellington,NZ. She was buried in Karori, Wellington NZ. PROFESSION: Sister Margaret Mary of the Little Company of Mary, Christchurch New Zealand




    Eleanor (Lena) MCINERNEY  was born6  on 13 Mar 1897 in Murringo, Young, NSW. She died7  on 14 May 1963 in Sydney. She was buried in Murringo.




This Chronicle has been adapted from "Where Irish settled in Australia".


ST Patrick http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11554a.htm




MARCONI: On Tuesday the 19th of March Princess Elettra Giovanelli, daughter of Marconi and her son Prince Gugielmo Marconi will visit the former site of the Marconi Radio Station on the 100 year anniversary of the first spoken word from East to West from the Radio Station to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Canada. In the afternoon they will unveil a commemorative plaque to this historic occasion in Ballybunion.


On March 19, 1919 Guglielmo Marconi made the first radio wireless voice transmission across the Atlantic. And he did it from Ballybunion. 100 years later, there is a commemoration of this historic event in the Irish College, Ballybunion. If you have ever used a radio, then you are enjoying the work of this man. Mark the date: March 19, time 9.30 - 1500


Events include presentations, demonstrations exhibitions , as well as the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the event, by Prince Marconi (Guglielmo's grandson). The presence of the Marconi family is a great boon.


The Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter is expected to drop in for photos too!












North Kerry Word press






Our family has had a long and strong association with St Ignatius Church. My grandparents married there, as did my parents; my sister’s and my weddings were held there too, along with numerous family baptisms and funerals. Collectively, we have always held the Jesuit order in high regard.




Vale, Anders Ahlqvist


Oct 6, 2018


Val Noone, a scholar of Irish-Australian history and culture, circulated the following email to a  group of friends.




Professor Anders Ahlquist


Greetings. Some of you will already know, others not. Our much respected friend and colleague Anders Ahlqvist died suddenly in Finland on Friday 24 August 2018, aged 73. He is survived by his wife Judith and their son, Jacob.




Pamela O’Neill has written an excellent tribute to Anders for Tinteán (6 September), and there will doubtless be international contributions honouring his legacy. The following paragraphs are a small personal tribute from Melbourne.




New post on My Kerry Ancestors








Kerry Ancestors – Conflicting Info or Fake News?


by Kay Caball




'Fake News' , 'alternative facts', conflicting genealogical evidence, whatever title you use,  how do you apply it when researching your Kerry ancestors?   In other words, what 'facts' can you believe in?  


Mendelsohn has performed searches on


When you do genealogy, you’re constantly confronted with the reality of our immigrant past,” Mendelsohn told JTA. “It appears from some of the attitudes and stances that people are taking publicly that they’re forgetting that.”




In Miller’s case, Mendelsohn tracked down his great-grandmother’s line item in the 1910 census. The entry noted that four years after arriving in the United States, she spoke only Yiddish, not English.




Mendelsohn has performed similar searches for the immigrant forbears of a handful of President Donald Trump’s advisers and supporters, seeking hard data to support the idea that America is a nation of immigrants. She’s found out about Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s great-great-grandfather, conservative pundit Tomi Lahren’s great-great-grandfather (who forged his immigration papers, no less) and U.S. Rep. Steve King’s grandmother, who arrived in the United States from Germany at age 4. (“We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” the Iowa Republican tweeted in March.)




On Jan. 9, Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, called for an end to “chain migration,” which refers to immigrants bringing their relatives to live in the United States. But Mendelsohn discovered that the practice had brought Scavino’s great-grandfather, Gildo, to the country.




“So Dan. Let’s say Victor Scavino arrives from Canelli, Italy, in 1904, then brother Hector in 1905, brother Gildo in 1912, sister Esther in 1913, & sister Clotilde and their father Giuseppe in 1916, and they live together in NY,” Mendelsohn tweeted, listing his family members. “Do you think that would count as chain migration?”




In recent days, with Congress and the White House locked in a bitter battle over a federal funding bill and the children of undocumented immigrants, Mendelsohn published her research in Politico, was interviewed on MSNBC and was cited in Breitbart News.




Miller did not respond to a JTA request for comment. But he says the reforms he’s advocating would preserve blue-collar jobs for American workers while making sure the people who arrive on America’s shores will contribute to the country.




“We want to have an immigration system that takes care of the people who are coming here and the people who are already living here by having standards, by having a real clear requirement that you should be able to support yourself financially, by making sure that employers can pay a living wage,” he said at the August news conference.




Mendelsohn, a freelance journalist from Baltimore, has been an amateur genealogist for years, mostly focusing on her own family, friends and adoptees seeking their biological parents. She calls her own family’s genealogy a “classic Eastern European Jewish immigrant story,” and disputes the idea that people need to have skills in order to be welcomed into the United States.






Paddy is going






The field work diaries of Conrad Arensberg and Solon Kimball in Clare 1930-36; stories for the present?




Dr Anne Byrne of NUI Galway will tell the story of the Harvard anthropologists Conrad Arensberg and Solon Kimball who came to Ireland in the 1930s to study rural communities in County Clare.




Writing about the Survey in 2001, Anne received a gift of five original social anthropology field work diaries. Sharing the gift again, she invites re/readings and new conversations on the unpublished diaries and archives querying their contemporary relevance.




Extracts from the diaries on farm and family life will be examined in this talk and you are invited to contribute your thoughts and ideas as we listen to the first hand observations of rural family life and farm work in Ireland in the 1930s.




The diaries and survey letters record the original voices of men, women, farm families, shopkeepers, priests, publicans and politicians with whom the anthropologists conferred. Arensberg’s diaries of his time in west Clare, namely Luogh, record the preoccupations of people, their work on the land, rearing, selling and buying cattle, conventions of marriage and inheritance, the dominance of religion and politics in conversation, the scarcity of money and the significance of ‘influence’ for procuring work.




Anne Byrne is a sociologist in NUI Galway (Political Science and Sociology) interested in how biographical stories and narratives of the past and present illuminate everyday struggles and moments of resilience in ordinary lives. With CLASP press in Clare Library, in 2001 she and Ricca Edmondson and Tony Varley, published a long essay on ‘Arensberg and Kimball and Anthropological Research in Ireland’ as part of the republication of the facsimile third edition of Family and Community in Ireland. Recent socio-biographical publications include with Colm Byrne, 2017, ‘Family Stories and Secret Keepers: Who is Maíre Bastable?’ in Sara Anne Buckley and Pat Dolan (eds) Family Histories of the Irish Revolution, Four Courts Press; 2017, ‘Epistolary research relations: correspondences in anthropological research - Arensberg, Kimball and the Harvard-Irish Survey 1930- 1936’ in O’Giollain, D. (ed), Irish Ethnologies, Notre Dame University Press; 2014, ‘Single Women in Story and Society’ In Inglis, T. (ed) Are the Irish Different? Manchester University Press; with Tanya Kovacic, 2014, ‘Those Letters Keep Me Going: tracing resilience processes in US soldier to sweet heart war correspondences, 1942-1945’ in Reid, H., and West, L., (eds) Constructing narratives of continuity and change: a transdisciplinary approach to researching learning lives, Routledge.




KDHS lectures are free to members, EUR5 for non-members. New members are welcome. The annual membership fee (July-June) is EUR20.


The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thu 12 Dec 1907 Page 11


The Irish in Australia: The Story of Their Great Achievements.


By P. S, Cleary.








The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957) Fri 20 Aug 1875 Page 4


Dr. P. MOLONEY, a young practitioner, who has only recently, comparatively speaking, taken his degree, heads the poll, while two physicians of high standing and long practice, like Drs.


JAS. ROBERTSON and J. B. MOTHERWELL, occupy the second and third places respectively. We must not be understood as wishing to disparage Dr. MOLONEY, who is a gentleman of ability


and promise, with an honourable and prosperous career before him,




John J Broderick




Birth 22 NOV 1865 • Coolbeha, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland


Death 9 AUG 1939 • Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA


Parents   Michael Broderick   1829–1884,  Mary Anne Hickey  1837–1911








The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 39, Number 22, 23 May 1908




Who would have thought, writes Dr. J. C. McWalter in the Dublin Leader, that, in the seventeenth century, a Catholic Kerryman could have become a Professor at Oxford and Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and Chief Physician to the King of Poland  Yet, this is the true romantic history of Bernard Connor (1666-1698), as told in the lately published and fascinating history of Dr. John Knott—himself one of the few survivors of that series of scholarly physicians who made the Dublin school famous. Now, that the question of Universities is in the air, it is of added interest to hear the sympathetic account of a cultured Protestant like Dr. Knott of his hero, of whom he says that—" being of the Popish religion, he was not educated regularly in the grammar schools and university of that island ; nevertheless, he had all proper learning given him"; and who managed to find his way to the University of Montpellier at the age of twenty, where he passed through a brilliant medical curriculum ; thence, to Rheims, where he graduated as Doctor of Physic ; thence to Paris, where he rapidly distinguished himself in the practise of the profession of his choice; more below.






The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 43, Number 24, 4 June 1910


The Right Rev. Bishop Fallon, of the diocese of London, Ont., has lost no time in beginning the strenuous life of an ordinary of a large diocese. Bishop Fallon, like many other prelates, has made it his duty to encourage temperance, and to each candidate confirmed he gives the total abstinence pledge until the age of twenty-one years; at the same time wisely exhorting the boys to live temperate lives, as he explains to them the evils of intemperance.




The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 57, Number 13, 10 March 1917


Death of Judge Fallon March 6 1917 age 79, born Galway. (Snippet of article)


He could be very severe when the occasion demanded, as when delinquent children were brought before him. "Bring their parents into court," he would command, "I will try to deal with the parents in a way they will remember." To wife-beaters he always expressed his regret that he could not sentence them to the whipping-post, "the only punishment for men like you," he would say. Judge Fallon was a staunch Catholic, and a citizen who held the respect of all who knew him. In his closing years he still studied and read. About two years ago the Judge translated from the French of the Viscount de Melun the "Life of Sister Rosalie" of the Sisters of Charity, a story of very great interest. The Judge's own daughter, a member of the same community, died at the Mother-House, Paris, while the book was on the press. Judge Fallon is survived by two daughters, Miss Euphemia M. Fallon, and Mrs. C. M. Cavanagh, of Dorchester, Mass.












Pilot, Volume 37, Number 16, 18 April 1874


Paris, March 18, 1871. If anything were necessary to prove how lasting the love of country is in the human heart, the fact that centuries after their fathers had left their country, men of Irish descent still meet and celebrate the national fete in foreign lands which have been their homes since their birth, would remove all doubt on the subject. For the last century, at least, these dinners, though sometimes interrupted by great events, have taken place in the French capital. The one of yesterday is the last celebrated by those anciens Irlandais , and was not the least interesting of them. A few years ago the number of those present was larger; for death has swept away many of the former guests. Count O’Donnell, Councillor of State, Count August Dillon, Mr. MacCartan, Rev. Mr. O’Donnell, Rev. Mr. MacArdle, Lieut. MacDermott, etc., are no more, and war has thinned the little bataillon sacre. Age, too, and illness, or some unexpected obstacle or important business, kept a few away from their countrymen, and letters expressing regret at not being able to assist at the dinner were received from the following worthy descendants of heroic ancestors.








Pilot, Volume 37, Number II, 14 March 1874


LIMERICK. Of James Maloney, a native of Newcastle West, county Limerick, who came to this country about the year 1856 or ’57, and landed In New York; he lived In Washington street of said city. Information of him, or family, will be received by his nephew, Dennis Maloney, No. 2 Providence street, Worcester, Mass.




The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 1, Number 16, 20 April 1895


GRIFFIN: "Our Irish Letter" asks for a short sketch of Gerald Griffin, a request with which the writer is but too happy to comply. He was born in Limerick, Dec. 10, 1803, where his father had a large brewery, but the business not being a successful venture the family moved to Fairy Lawn near Glin, some thirty miles from the city of the Violated Treaty, and after a few years residence, the parents finally emigrated to America. Gerald, however, who was intended for the medical profession, remained with his brother Doctor Griffin who lived at Adare. His two sisters also remained in Ireland and in company with them he spent much of his time in rambling through the demesne of Lord Dunraven— fishing in the Magne, or watching its waters glide whisperingly along by the time-worn walls of the old castles and romantic ruins of that historic locality. Poetry was his first and greatest inspiration, (See more below)






The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 12, Number 8, 14 July 1894


FUNDS: Mr. Justin McCarthy the Irish Parliamentary Fund is rapidly swelling to respectable dimensions, so quickly indeed, as to remind one of the good old Land League days when the Irish representatives were a unit fighting for the sturdy Irish farmers against their heartless landlords and rack rents. The following list of subscriptions to the fund has been published by its trustees








100 Years of Irish Kenya Relations




I am lucky to know the chairperson of the Irish Kenya Society. He is Jack O'Regan formerly of Ballyheigue and now living, working and raising a family in Kenya.




On September 22 2017, Culture Night, Go Kerry and Jack organised a night of celebration of a very different part of our unique culture.... our reaching out to other nations and the influence Irish people have had in far flung corners of the world.






Limerick Evening Post and Clare Sentinel


1 June 1830


Distressed Weavers of Limerick


Final Report


Of the Committee for the Relief and Employment of the Weavers of the City of Limerick.


The arrangements stated in the Report published in the Post and Sentinel of the 20th ult. have been since carried into effect; and the exceptions then entertained by the Committee have, they are gratified to announce, been satisfactorily attained.








Letter from Van Dieman's Land


Freeman's Journal — 10 February 1835




The following are extracts from a letter, written nearly twelve months since, in Van Dieman's Land, and lately received by a gentleman in Kilkenny, who has been kind enough to permit us to publish them, The letter is from a man of the strictest probity:— Kilkenny Journal




"I am most happy, as an opportunity offers for London, to send you an account of this d____d country; and I hope you'll make it known to all persons who purpose to emigrate to those colonies (which you ands I were led to think were the best) that Ireland bad as it is, is better than here. —


There is neither employment for free people, or pity for the affected, the hearts of all are callous to every feeling save that of avarice. I have been from one extremity of the colony to the other, and in no part of it could I obtain anything like comfort, or do I see for any one. If it were not for a few pounds which remained to me after the expense of our voyage, &c., I should before now die of want. There is no employment for persons of any calling whatever. This country is inhabited by persons who have been transported for the last 30 years; and they have land granted them on their freedom, but their morals are quite depraved. Each person in town and country that holds property of any description are allowed prisoners to do their work, and if they do not do it, complaint is made, and they are cruelly lashed every day till they give full satisfaction to their master. I wish it was generally known in Ireland by the unfortunate and misguided portion of my countrymen, how transports are dealt with here; and I am sure they would commit no offence to subject them to transportation. I assure you in the most positive manner, it would be a greater mercy to hang them at home than send them here. I suppose you know the order of things as regards the seasons here; to-day the sun is much hotter than it is with you in June. Now is the commencement of the Autumn season— we have not had any rain since our arrival; but the weather has been very hot. The climate is very healthy, and what very extraordinary, very changeable. We never had better health. We were sixteen weeks on our voyage, an had no accident. I hope I shall some day have money enough to pay our passage from this unchristian land; for although there are Protestant, Catholic, and Methodist places of worship, very few frequent them. The country is hilly and mountainous, and I have not as yet seen any thing like a good crop of corn. The markets are as follows:—Bacon1s per pound, beef and mutton 6d per pound, Bread 10d for 4 pound, Potatoes, 3d per pound, and all other vegetables very dear. I have purchased a few acres of ground for seven years. I pay 80l. a-year for two rooms without furniture.




Respects for, &c. &c.


    Launceston, 20th Feb. 1834


© Nick Reddan 2002


Taken from Ancestry.com


Name    Birth      Death


Kenealy, Michael Sr


                1829 - County Cork, Ireland         16 August 1903 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA


Kenealy, Michael F Jr


                Aug 1859 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA             14 Jul 1915 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA


Kenealy, Muriel


                abt 1906 - Illinois               -


Kenealy, Nellie V


                Jan 1882 - Maryland        -


Kenealy, Patrick


                abt 1860               Baltimore City, Maryland, USA


Kenealy, Patrick


                Ireland Ohio


Kenealy, Patrick


                Jan 1843 - Ireland             13 Oct 1901 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio


Kenealy, William


                Dec 1891 - Illinois              -


Kenealy, William Edward


                12 Nov 1890 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA   21 May 1976


Kenealy, William Henry


                21 Sep 1862 - Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA                14 Sep 1954 - Los Angeles


Kenealy, William J


                28 Jul 1854 - New York, USA        13 Apr 1910 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA


Kenealy, William Joseph


                5 May 1891 - Maryland 2 Jan 1956


Kennedy, Dr. Edward A


                abt 1881 - Vermont         bef 1949 - USA


Kennedy, Ellen


                May 1826 - Ireland           20 Jun 1911 - Cook, Illinois, United States


Kennedy, Eunice V R


                abt 1917 - Massachusetts             -


Kennedy, John


                Ireland -


Kennedy, M Evona


                abt 1914 - Massachusetts             -


Kennedy, Marie Antoinette


                Abt 1918 - Great Barrington MA                abt 2001 - Wash DC


Kennedy, Mary L


                abt 1886 - Canada            -




                Kerry, Ireland    -




                abt 1780 - Kerry, Ireland                Kerry, Ireland




                Ballyegan, Ballybunion, Kerry, Ireland     Ireland


Kennelly, Anne


                18 Jul 1880 - Dromin, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland       -


Kennelly, Annette Grace


                27 Jul 1907 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA                 5 Jun 1986 - Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, USA


Kennelly, Bridget


                02 May 1846 - Coolnaleen Cross Roads, Kerry, Ireland     -


Kennelly, Bridget


                30 Jul 1880 - Kerry, Ireland           -


Kennelly, Bridget


                6 Jan 1876 - Kerry, Ireland            -


Kennelly, Brigid


                1885 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland,     -


Kennelly, Catharine


                11 Nov 1872 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland     -


Kennelly, Catharine


                1 May 1876 - Kerry, Ireland          -


Kennelly, Catherine


                abt 1876 - Kerry, Ireland                -


Kennelly, Catherine


                27 Sep 1874 - Dromin, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland     -


Kennelly, Con


                abt 1850 - Greenville, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland     -


Kennelly, Cornelius


                abt 1810 - Ballyegan, Ballybunion, Kerry, Ireland                Mar 1885 - Toureen, Duagh, County Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Daisy


                16 Mar 1883 - Cook, Illinois, United States             -


Kennelly, Daniel


                Kerry, Ireland    -


Kennelly, Daniel


                abt 1809 - Kerry, Ireland                -


Kennelly, Daniel


                17 Nov 1856 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland     -


Kennelly, Edmond


                1816 - Kerry, Ireland       -


Kennelly, Edmund


                -              -


Kennelly, Edward


                Oct 1875 - Illinois              -


Kennelly, Eileen


                -              -


Kennelly, Eileen


                1920 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland      15 Mar 1957 - County Cork, Ireland


Kennelly, Elizabeth


                1888 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland,     17 Nov 1981


Kennelly, Elizabeth


                abt 1835 - Duagh, Kerry, Ireland                Duagh, Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Ellen


                1887 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland,     -


Kennelly, Ellen


                14 Aug 1887 - Dromin, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland    -


Kennelly, Eugene


                abt 1872 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois                2 Jul 1892 - Cook, Illinois, United States


Kennelly, Hanora


                abt 1877               -


Kennelly, Helen


                abt 1879 - Illinois               -


Kennelly, Honora


                abt 1845 - Coolnaleen Cross Roads, Kerry, Ireland             12 Nov 1928 - Wilmerding, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA


Kennelly, Honora


                abt 1858 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland             -


Kennelly, James


                May 1860 - Ireland           -


Kennelly, James


                Ireland -


Kennelly, James


                -              -


Kennelly, James


                Moybella, Ballybunion, Kerry, Ireland     -


Kennelly, James


                abt 1824 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland             23 Apr 1891 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA


Kennelly, Jer


                -              -


Kennelly, Jeremiah


                -              -


Kennelly, Jeremiah


                1883 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland      25 Jul 1950


Kennelly, Jeremiah


                1844 - Kerry, Ireland       -


Kennelly, Jeremiah Alouisus


                30 Nov 1882 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA              25 May 1942 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA


Kennelly, Jeremiah E


                abt 1853 - Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland   8 May 1891 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA


Kennelly, Joan


                -              -


Kennelly, Johanna


                26 Mar 1852 - Coolaclarig, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland             -


Kennelly, Johanna


                12 Nov 1871 - Dromin, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland    -


Kennelly, John


                7 Mar 1858 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland        -


Kennelly, John


                -              -


Kennelly, John


                abt 1886 - Ireland             -


Kennelly, John


                20 Jun 1877 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland       -


Kennelly, John


                abt 1806 - Kerry, Ireland                -


Kennelly, John Howard


                17 Feb 1909 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA               15 May 1978 - San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA


Kennelly, John Joseph


                4 Jan 1885 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois             27 Jan 1934 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois


Kennelly, Katie


                abt 1886               -


Kennelly, Katie


                abt 1875 - Kerry, Ireland                -


Kennelly, Margaret


                1821 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland    -


Kennelly, Margaret


                abt 1885 - Dromin, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland           -


Kennelly, Margaret


                abt 1842 - Kerry, Ireland                02 Feb 1927 - Toureen, Duagh, Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Margarett


                abt 1784 - Kerry, Ireland                1870 - Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Martin


                abt 1895 - Pennsylvania                 -


Kennelly, Martin


                12 Sep 1870 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland      -


Kennelly, Martin


                abt 1838 - Dromin, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland           -


Kennelly, Martin Henry


                11 Aug 1887 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA              29 Nov 1961 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA


Kennelly, Martin Robert


                26 Nov 1922 - Cook, Illinois, United States             6 Aug 1944 - France


Kennelly, Mary


                abt 1886 - Ireland             -


Kennelly, Mary


                abt 1847 - Coolaclarig, Kerry, Ireland        Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Mary


                12 Jun 1841 - Coolnaleen, Cross Roads, Kerry, Ireland      -


Kennelly, Mary


                1890 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland,     -


Kennelly, Mary


                -              -


Kennelly, Mary


                27 Sep 1878 - Kerry, Ireland         -


Kennelly, Mary


                29 Apr 1888 - Coolaclarig, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland              -


Kennelly, Mary


                31 May 1887 - Ireland     10 Sep 1926 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Kennelly, Mary E.


                29 May 1878 - Boston, Mass        3 May 1935 - Tonica, LaSalle, Illinois


Kennelly, Mary Rose


                Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland   7 May 2014 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Maurice


                abt 1883 - Coolaclarig, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland     -


Kennelly, Michael


                17 Aug 1859 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland      -


Kennelly, Michael


                abt 1846 - Coolaclarig, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland     bef 1901 - Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Mort


                -              -


Kennelly, Nora


                abt 1960               26 Apr 2005 - Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland


Kennelly, Nora


                abt 1884 - Dromin, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland




Name    Birth      Death


Kennelly, Patrick


                5 Feb 1873 - Dromin, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland       -


Kennelly, Patrick


                Jan 1843 - Ireland             15 Oct 1901 - 38 Woodlawn Avenue Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio


Kennelly, Patrick


                1847 - Kerry, Ireland       -


Kennelly, Patrick


                6 April 1843 - Ireland       13 Oct 1901 - 38 Woodlawn Avenue Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio


Kennelly, Patrick


                -              -


Kennelly, Patrick


                1845 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland      1912 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Patrick


                abt 1900 - Pennsylvania                 -


Kennelly, Patrick


                Kerry, Ireland    -


Kennelly, Patrick J.


                abt 1915 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland              17 Feb 2005 - Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Rita


                1916 - Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland      24 May 1989 - County Cork, Ireland


Kennelly, Rita


                -              -


Kennelly, Stan


                -              -


Kennelly, Thomas


                -              -


Kennelly, Thomas


                Kerry, Ireland    -


Kennelly, Thomas Joseph


                28 Oct 1926 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA               19 Apr 1985 - Cook, Illinois, United States


Kennelly, Timothy


                abt 1820 - Coolaclarig, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland     Kerry, Ireland


Kennelly, Timothy


                12 Feb 1880 - Coolaclarig, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland              -


Kennelly, Timothy A


                29 Jul 1882 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois            Cook, Illinois, United States


Kennelly, William


                Kerry, Ireland    -


Kennelly, William


                Kerry, Ireland    -


Kennelly, William


                12 Nov 1871 - Listowel, Kerry, Ireland     -


Kennelly, William


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Keneally, Johanna 


                Feb 1853 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA             21 Feb 1927 - Baltimore, Md, USA


Kenealy, Bessie


                15 Mar 1897 - Illinois       30 Mar 1973 - Delavan, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States


Kenealy, Charles


                1867       1896 - Ohio


Kenealy, Edmund


                1809 - Ireland     27 Aug 1884 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio USA


Kenealy, Elizabeth


                Dec 1897 - Maryland       -


Kenealy, Ellen M.


                abt 1830 - Ireland             9 Feb 1904 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA


Kenealy, Geneveive


                abt 1909 - Illinois               16 Dec 2006 - Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States


Kenealy, Geraldine


                abt 1915 - Illinois               -


Kenealy, Grace


                abt 1902 - Illinois               -


Kenealy, Helen


                Sep 1899 - Illinois              13 Jan 1992


Kenealy, James


                abt 1912 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States -


Kenealy, James P


                1892       1919 - Ohio


Kenealy, Jerry


                abt 1848 - Ireland             -


Kenealy, John


                Jul 1893 - Illinois                15 Apr 1966 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


Kenealy, John


                1893       1913 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA


Kenealy, John Joseph


                13 Mar 1893 - Baltimore, MD       -


Kenealy, Joseph


                abt 1910 - Illinois               11 May 1978 - Cook, Illinois, United States


Kenealy, Julia A


                5 Dec 1884 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA          15 April 1958 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA


Kenealy, Lillie


                Jun 1898 - Illinois              26 Aug 1994 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


Kenealy, Margaret Angela


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Kenealy, Mary


                Jan 1890 - Illinois               -


Kenealy, Mary Ellen


                Mar 1861 - Maryland      7 Oct 1925 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA


Kenealy, Mary J


                19 Mar 1879 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA       14 July 1947 - Baltimore City, Maryland, USA


Kenealy, Mary J


                abt 1927 - Maryland        2011


Kenealy, Michael







Launch of the Kerry Girls: Emigration & The Earl Grey Scheme

by kay Moloney


Michael Lynch, Kerry County Archivist, on behalf of Writers Week, was the MC. Jimmy Moloney, who was performing his last duty as Mayor of Listowel, Jimmy did officiate at this last event which just happened to be the launch of his aunt's book. Minister Deenihan then spoke on his work with the National Famine Commemoration Committee and in particular he mentioned his visit to Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney last August for the International Famine Commemoration, where the Earl Grey Girls were honoured and where he met a number of their descendants.


remember and honour the 117 girls from County Kerry who were victims of the Famine, but who were never given any recognition of even their very existence until this day.





SHINE: Pat Shine lived one mile from Tarbert, was born at Kilbaha, he was a school teacher and settled at Carhoona, Tarbert in 1892. His grandfathers name was Con Shine from Co Limerick and he came to Walls farm at Kilbaha, while his two brothers settled at Direen, Athea. Old Con Shine had three sons Dan father of Pat Shine the teacher, John and Con. Dan Shine had four sons, Con who lives at Kilbaha in the Old farm where his grandfather Con settled. John deceased before 1906 had farm at Ahanagran, Ballylongford. Pat the teacher and William who was superior of Presentation Order, Cork.

Pat C Shine , Lawyer Spokane Washington wrote letter 1907 describing his relationship with Direen Shine Family. His people lived at a farm in Direen. His father had six brothers , John a village shopkeeper, Athea. Dan and Con died London Constabulary. Barth and Frank , lawyers in Dublin, died young. Edmund went to America and his son John E Shine, General Passenger and Ticket Agent of the S.P., Kansas City, MO. Pat Shine above had a sister Kathleen in Brooklyn, NY., she made a tour of Killarney and district c1906, she visited a grave of Owen Shine who died aged 117 years

Shine, Massachusetts; John P Shine M.D. living at Holyoake in 1906, his youngest sister Miss Hanoria Kennelly Shine , graduated from Trinity College, Washington , DC in 1909. His father Michael Shine was married to Helen Connors of Islandanny, he died c 1906, aged 96 years and his mother was Kelly, who were related to Burkes and Kellys of Listowel.

Elizabeth Shine a cousin from Barracks, Athea went to America and was mother of David Farragut.

Dawson Daily News Dec. 11th 1908. At Dawson Alaska.

Stampede to a new stream on the Stewart about 10 miles below the mouth of the Black Hills. Tom Shine, an old timer about Dawson is understood to be one of the stampeders , leading the rush .

Taken from

History of the Shine family in Europe and America / by John W. Shine. Published 1917








Journalism was not something I chose for a career. It was chosen for me by Father Bill Cunningham, my English teacher at Sacred Heart Seminary High School in the 1960s. Having left the seminary in 1969, I needed a paying job – and not ju