Google-Unique Names


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[Translations: Japanese]


You are unique, just like everyone. Shouldn’t our names be too?


My name is not. According to the database How Many of Me, which calculates the likely incidence of first/last name combinations, 1,000 other guys in the US have my name, Kevin Kelly. I think that is a major undercount because I personally have met dozens of others with my name, surely only a fraction of those born with it. A website set up as a clearing house for all the Kevin Kellys on the web lists nearly one hundred people with my name, which can’t possibly be one tenth of those named.





Broadcast on Jan 15, 2017, this programme explores Mary Anne MacLeod Trump's early life, Christian faith and emigration to America.




iManly Knowledge, Military History


Jeremy Anderberg • July 16, 2020


9 Civil War Battles Every Man Should Know










ROBOT Called ROSA, short for Robotic Surgical Assistant, the diminutive white-and-blue robot already has proved her value in the operating room. Since ROSA’s arrival last year, thanks to a grant from USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad, she has helped Hadassah replace the knees of 20 patients.





New post on West Cork History






1908, Cork Assizes, Lord Chief Justice O’Brien, Honourable Judge Andrews, Registrar, James T. Andrews, 1 Waterloo Road, Dublin later Sir James Andrews, was Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and brother of Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, John Miller Andrews and Thomas Andrews, builder of the Titanic. Great grandson of Thomas Drennan, United Irishman, Poet, Coiner of Phrase ‘The Emerald Isle’


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1908, Lord Chief Justice O'Brien, Honourable Judge Andrews, Registrars, Theobold William Butler Keaney, 1 Hatch St., Dublin, James T. Andrews, 1 Waterloo Road, Dublin Sir James Andrews, 1st Baronet KC, PC (NI) (3 January 1877 – 18 February 1951) was Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and brother of Prime Minister John Miller Andrews and Thomas Andrews, builder of the Titanic. Andrews was born in Comber, County Down, the third son of Thomas Andrews, flax spinner, of Ardara, Comber, and his wife, Eliza, daughter of James Alexander Pirrie and Eliza Swan and sister of William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie. He was a great-grandson of the United Irishman leader William Drennan. Although he came from a family of industrialists Andrews chose to study law (his uncle, William Drennan Andrews, had been a barrister and Judge of the High Court of Justice in Ireland). In 1900 he was called to the Irish Bar at King's Inns.Although he came from a family of industrialists Andrews chose to read law (his uncle, William Drennan Andrews, had been a barrister and Judge of the High Court of Justice in Ireland). In 1900 he was called to the Irish Bar at King's Inns. He died in Comber in 1951, his estate valued at £40,142 1s. 3d. in England; Northern Irish probate sealed in England, 30 June 1951. The baronetcy died with him.




1908, Cork Assizes, Lord Chief Justice O'Brien, Honourable Judge Andrews, Registrar, James T. Andrews, 1 Waterloo Road, Dublin later Sir James Andrews, was Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and brother of Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, John Miller Andrews and Thomas Andrews, builder of the Titanic. Great grandson of Thomas Drennan, United Irishman, Poet, Coiner of Phrase 'The Emerald Isle'




William Drennan: Drennan's Ancestors were the Irish clan Ó Draighnáin, Anglicized to Drennan meaning "grandson of blackthorn". William was son to Reverend Thomas Drennan (1696–1768), minister of Belfast's First Presbyterian Church on Rosemary Street, where William was born in 1754.[3] Thomas Drennan was an educated man from the University of Glasgow and was ordained to the congregation of Holywood, Co. Down in 1731. Drennan was heavily influenced by his father, whose religious convictions served as the foundation for his own radical political ideas. His sister, Martha, married fellow future United Irishman Samuel McTier in 1773.




Some earlier Cork Assizes:


Assizes 1273       Record in UK Archives SC 8/174/8666                      Proceedings at the High Court of Justice at Dublin and Cork 1652–1654 for Trying Irish Catholics Arising from Rising of 1641. Mentioned Belgooly, Bandon, Garretstow                Assizes 1686, Chief Justice Keating.                                                         


Assizes 1711, Kings Old Castle, Lord Chief Baron Rockford, John Nutley. March . 1717, Judge John Foster, 1719, Munster Circuit at the Tholsel, Lord Chief Baron Gilbert and Mr. Baron Pockington. August 1731 3 Judges, Rogerson, Ward, KIngs Counsel      Spring 1749 Justice Yorke, Sergeant Marshall, City Tholsel, County Kings Old Castle. Summer 1749, Sitting Saturday City Tholsel, County Kings Old Castle Baron Dawson, Justice Hassett.           1753 Spring. Mr. Justice Arthur Blennerhassett Judge Court of King's bench 1745 subscriber to Ancient and Present State of Cork, Smith., Summer Mr Lord Chief Justice Caulfield. French, Justice, Mr. Justice, Lent Assizes 1754, Munster Circuit, County of Cork, at the King‘s Old Castle, Mon. 8 Apr. CJ (19/02/1754) Caulfield, Lord Chief Justice. Justice, Lent Assizes 1754 Munster Circuit, County of Cork, at the King‘s Old Castle, Mon. 8 Apr. CJ (19/02/1754) Caulfield, Lord Chief Justice. Justice, Lent Assizes 1754 Munster Circuit, County of the City Cork, at the Tholsel, Mon. 8 Apr. CJ (19/02/1754)1754 Bowes, Lord Chief Baron. Justice, Summer Assizes, Munster Circuit, County of Cork, at the King‘s Old Castle, Fri. 16 Aug. 1754 CJ (15/07/1754) Bowes, Lord Chief Baron. Assizes Judge, [no address given] Fri. 16 Aug. 1754 Assizes began Friday 16th August ; Lord Chief Baron Bowes and Boleyn Whitney, Esq; Judges.‘ FCR (1783), 1756, September, Baron Mountney, Judge Smith. 1759 Summer Tholsel for City, KIngs Old Castle County, : Lord Chief Justice Caulfield, French, Clerks, Samuel Owens Esq., Whitefriars St., Wiliam Knox Esq., Loughboy






“To the Right Honourable Sir William Aston,3 Knight, and Lord Judge of Assize of the Munster Circuit.


“The humble Petition of Dermond O Folivey4 a well and most accomplished Gentleman.


“Most humbly, and most submissively, and most obediently, and most dutifully, by shewing, and expressing, and declaring to your Lordship, that whereby, and whereas, and wherein, the most major, and most greater, and most bigger, and the most stronger Part of the most best, and the most ablest, and the most mightiest Sort of the People of the Barony of Torrough and County of Kerry, finding, and knowing, and certifying themselves, both hereafter, and the Time past, and now, and then, and at the present time, to be very much oppressed, and distressed, and overcharged in all Taxes,
















Letter from Emanuel Hutchinson Orpen, Dublin, concerning commercial development needs of County Kerry








Letter from Emanuel Hutchinson Orpen, attorney, 50 Exchequer Street, Dublin, to Henry Goulburn, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, offering detailed observation on impediments to progress of commercial development of southern County Kerry. Comments on backward state of district from Dingle bay to Kenmare, and seeks a good road from district of Killarney to the harbour of Sneem; such a development would facilitate creation of a broader infrastructure for local commerce and export trade. Remarks on poverty of people and quotes from earlier letter the greater part of the tenantry on estate of Marquis Lansdowne [Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice] ‘actually make his Lordship’s rent by begging’. Points to example of Carbery, in County Cork, which has good roads, corn stores and regular shipping to Cork, Dublin and even Portugal. Urges parliamentary assistance for public works in Ireland, for fishing and manufacturing, and extension of bounties for flax production. Alludes also to applications from principal landowners in region for laying of new roads in order to improve travel and enhance access.








Seanad Éireann debate -Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008


Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy.


Senator Donie Cassidy




I pay tribute to Kit Ahern, a former member of this House and Dáil Éireann, who died recently at the age of 92. Although a native of Limerick, she spent her adult life in Ballybunion, County Kerry, following her marriage to Dan Ahern and went on to become an active member of Kerry County Council.




I had the pleasure of knowing Kit personally. She was a truly wonderful person, a formidable woman who worked tirelessly promoting the welfare of rural Ireland and, in particular, the quality of life for Irish women. Kit was passionate about the Irish language, our culture and the arts and used every opportunity to promote all things Irish. She first came to prominence as president of the Irish Countrywomen's Association, ICA, between 1961 and 1964. Kit and her ICA colleagues travelled the length and breadth of Ireland recruiting new members and instilling a sense of optimism for the future of rural Ireland. The ICA was involved in many battles to bring running water and electricity to rural Ireland, the basic essentials of day-to-day living.




Kit was appointed to Seanad Éireann by the then Taoiseach, Seán Lemass, in 1964 and subsequently retained her seat on the cultural and educational panel in 1965. She contested the general elections in north Kerry in 1965, 1969 and 1973 and secured a seat in the Dáil in 1977 under the then Taoiseach, Jack Lynch. It was the first time two Fianna Fáil Deputies were elected to the north Kerry constituency, the other being the late Tom McEllistrim, also a Member of this House and whose family continues to be represented in Dáil Éireann. She served one term in the Dáil as a Deputy and, on losing her seat in 1981, subsequently retired from national politics. However, despite all her achievements, Kit never lost sight of her humble roots and once described herself as "the first pleb to be elected president of the Irish Countrywomen's Association".




She was a wonderful woman and a great person to know. She worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of north Kerry and rural Ireland. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. We on this side of the House will remember her as a great friend who served in both Houses of the Oireachtas. The people of Kerry have lost a loyal and true person. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam.


Frances Fitzgerald


Senator Frances Fitzgerald




On behalf of the Fine Gael group, I pay tribute to the former councillor, Senator and Deputy, the late Kit Ahern. She was a pioneering woman, one of the few women in Irish politics when she was first elected. She had a passionate commitment to rural Ireland, to the quality of life for women and a strong commitment to arts, culture and language. Her influence in many ways transcended party political lines. She was a president of the Irish Countrywomen's Association, which is a marvellous organisation. She played a key role in building up that organisation in the 1940s and 1950s. As she said, she did not come into it a ready-made organisation; she helped to form and build it. It played a key role for many years, particularly at that time in rural life, and it continues to play a role today.




She was also a member of the Bord Fáilte. She was an avid promoter of the Irish language and president of the Kerry Historical and Archaeological Society. She had broad interests. I did not know her personally but people speak warmly of her. She was first female cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council when appointed in 1977. She was also elected, as the Leader said, to the Seanad and Dáil on a number of occasions and retired in 1981.




While I did not know her personally, what I have heard about her shows what a positive, constructive and innovative contribution she made to public life in Ireland and in the Oireachtas. I note Senator O'Sullivan was quoted in theIrish Examiner as saying she had huge integrity. That is a wonderful tribute to be paid to anyone. To her family, friends and her colleagues, I extend my deepest sympathies and those of the Fine Gael Party. May she rest in peace.


Joe O'Toole


Senator Joe O’Toole




I extend condolences from the Independent benches to the former Senator Kit Ahern's family and party. I never served with her but knew her quite well. She was a pleasant woman and a great conversationalist. She never visited the House without going out of her way to speak to any of us with Kerry connections or from Kerry. I used to always tell her, like I tell all people from that part of west Limerick, that they know they are really Kerry people even though their address might be west Limerick.




She spread her wings quite well and her bloodline has had a significant impact on Kerry's status. Her great nephew "Bomber" Liston brought great silverware to Kerry and her cousin, Senator O'Sullivan, is continuing the name and operation of Kit's family in politics.




She was born in Athea but we always associate her with Kerry. We pay tribute and recognise the work she has done in this building, be it the Dáil or Seanad. Anybody who puts himself or herself forward for public representation is engaged in the highest area of activism in a democracy. Regardless of his or her party or views, I always recognise and salute that, and we should do that.




More importantly in the case of this woman, she was a role model as a community activist. She was involved in everything in her community and in the development of the ICA, in particular, in which she reached high office. She made her contribution at local level, including in the ICA, but also in every local association, organisation and club. She was a member of a county council and had a commitment to local community. She also served in Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann. It is people like her who become role models for young people. It is to people like her we should refer as teachers in terms of people's responsibilities in a democracy. Their responsibilities are not only to receive but to give. While we might agree or disagree with some of the measures she proposed along the way, her commitment is the requirement and responsibility or being a citizen in a democracy and must be much prized and supported. As a teacher she made her contribution, which I recognise.




I recognise, salute, and pay tribute to a woman who made a contribution as a teacher, in her local community, county, Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann. We can ask no more of a citizen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Alex White


Senator Alex White




I would like to add my voice and that of the Labour Party to the tributes that have been paid to the former Senator and Deputy Kit Ahern.




I was struck by a point made by Senator Harris, with which I strongly agree, that there is a tendency in our public debate and discourse to almost to write off people at a relatively young age or increasingly at a younger age. In particular in political life, it is important to recall and pay tribute to the enormous contribution of somebody like the former Senator Ahern who joined a new political party at the age of 70. In an age when it is often suggested that politics is an ephemeral entity or is purely characterised by media spin, it is vital that we recall and pay tribute to the enormous contribution of somebody like the former Senator Ahern over many years, not only directly in political life but through the ICA, an extraordinary organisation with huge history and record of public service, as referred to by Senator Fitzgerald and others.




I pass on our condolences to the late Mrs. Ahern's family and her political colleagues in the Progressive Democrats. I noticed that in one interview when the former Senator Ahern was asked about her nomination for election to the Seanad she said, with a mixture of idealism and true practical thinking, that she accepted the nomination that had been given to her to the Seanad for three reasons. She said it was first, as a tribute to the women of Ireland, secondly, as a tribute to herself and, thirdly, to try to create a base for a new north Kerry Fianna Fáil Deputy.




She was a woman who made a huge contribution and it is sad that we are noting her passing today, but her's was a life full of commitment and real, genuine public service. In those circumstances, I am pleased to add my voice to what has been said.


Dan Boyle


Senator Dan Boyle




On behalf of the Green Party, Comhaontas Glas, I express sympathy on the passing of the former Senator and Deputy Kit Ahern. I was struck by two factors from reading media notices of her passing. The first one is the reputation she — having lived to the age of 92 — seemed to have maintained in the Kerry area well after she had exited public life. The second factor is a personal one. She finished elected public office at the election I first participated in as a voter; there is probably close to 50 years between us. For her to have maintained such a reputation among the people she served is a recommendation in its own right and anyone involved in public life should strive to attain that. Some people look for baubles from their activities in pubic life but her example is a better one to live by. On finishing elected public office, she maintained her involvement in public life. By her actions and words she made herself known in terms of her views on the nature of politics and how she believed she could contribute as an individual, despite not holding public office.




Another area should be further acknowledged before we conclude these expressions of sympathy. In a political system where women continue to be under-represented, she was active at a time when female Members in this and the other House numbered no more than single figures. To have operated in such an environment and to have ploughed a furrow for the slow and steady progress that has since been achieved should serve as an indicator of how much remains to be done in this area. Particular tribute must be paid to a parliamentarian who played a role in advocating the need for women to be more actively involved in public life. Her passing presents us with a challenge to ensure the level of female participation in politics is improved as quickly as possible.


Fiona O'Malley


Senator Fiona O’Malley




I pay tribute to Ms Kit Ahern and the contribution she made to political life. Although small in stature and fragile in appearance, she was certainly tough in spirit. As a woman in politics, and traditional politics in Kerry at that, she was a pioneer. She was a courageous woman who stood up for what she believed in and represented her community, country and gender proudly. She was something of a trail-blazer and I am proud that she was born in Limerick. It is typical of Kerry people that they try to take credit for every good that comes out of Limerick.




Kit Ahern was a modest woman in many ways and I was delighted to get to know her in the course of the emergence of the political party of which I am a member. At the tender age of 70, as Senator Alex White observed, she decided to join another political organisation to which she remained fiercely loyal until her death. As Senator Boyle said, when she left public life and the front line of politics, she continued to work loyally and tirelessly behind the scenes on behalf of her local community and her political party. She was an impressive individual and a person I am proud to have associated with my political party. It is a pleasure to pay tribute to her as a person who paved the way for the involvement of women in politics. I am proud to follow in her footsteps.


Ned O'Sullivan


Senator Ned O’Sullivan




Kit Ahern was a cousin of mine. She was a person I greatly admired and whom I was proud to support during her long and successful political career. She was an individual of great vision and with a strong sense of duty to serve her country and community. She was driven primarily by a desire to ensure women received political equality at a time when that principle was not universally acknowledged. She was president of the ICA prior to her involvement in politics and she worked hard to develop home industry for housewives at a time when there were few opportunities for women outside the home.




Kit was honoured to receive a nomination to the Seanad from the then Taoiseach, Seán Lemass, on two occasions, in 1964 and 1965. As Senator Alex White observed, she accepted the nomination to the Seanad as a tribute to mná na hÉireann. She was subsequently elected to the Seanad in 1969 and 1973 on the cultural and educational panel before finally being elected to Dáil Éireann in 1977, on the fourth attempt, after coming close on two occasions prior to that. Just before her death she joked to me that the new configuration of north Kerry and west Limerick gave her reason to think of coming out of retirement at the age of 92. Her political battles in north Kerry, not all of them with members of other political parties, are part of the folklore of political life in the county. Kit used to say it is not a question of the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. She always displayed great courage in adversity.




She was a great supporter of all things Gaelic. Bhí fíor-ghrá ag Kit dár gcultúr dhúchais. Bhí sí dílis don teanga Gaeilge i rith a saol. She was a loyal and dependable individual. Her integrity was important to her and there could be no compromise on matters of principle. This was the reason for her decision to join the Progressive Democrats Party under the leadership of her close friend, Des O'Malley, a man she admired greatly and who is admired by many of us in north Kerry. This decision was respected by her former colleagues in Fianna Fáil and although she made many new friends, she never lost her old ones. However, her decision gave me many sleepless nights at the time.




Her late husband, Dan, and her brother, Eoin, were her greatest supporters. She was proud of all her family, with a special pride in the achievements of her nephew, Eoin "The Bomber" Liston. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue her work in the Seanad and to pay tribute to her in this Chamber. I thank the Leader for arranging this tribute to Kit. On behalf of her family, I thank all those who have spoken so kindly of her.


Paul Coghlan


Senator Paul Coghlan




I wish to be associated with the warm and well deserved tributes that have been paid to the late Kit Ahern. I did not know Kit well but she struck me as a kind and most pleasant lady on every occasion I met her. She was a great conversationalist and a wonderful contributor to everything in which she was involved. It is good and fitting that her cousin, Senator O'Sullivan, should be here to pay tribute to her.




She was a great national president of the ICA. As county president for some of that period, my mother worked well with her. Kit had a tremendous record of dedicated and distinguished service, both locally and nationally. She was a wonderful leader of the county council — the first female chairman — in 1977. She was a great representative and promoter of Kerry and a wonderful director of Bord Fáilte. She served well in this and the other House. Her contribution to everything she did speaks for itself. Kit led a full life. I extend my deepest sympathy to her family.


David Norris


Senator David Norris




I did not have the pleasure of being in the House when Ms Ahern was a Member and subsequently Cathaoirleach, but I met her on three occasions, widely separated by years. The first was when, as Cathaoirleach, she chaired a debate organised by one of the major debating societies in Trinity College. At this debate, one of my friends who had not only a double but a triple personality, being variously a strong republican from the midlands, an Orangeman from the shipyards of Belfast or a relic of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, decided to make lurid comments and vulgarly abusive remarks about the appointment of a Roman Catholic clergyman as chaplain to Trinity College. Ms Ahern took these comments seriously and remarked that this person must be a Protestant guttersnipe from Ballymena. She was terribly entertained when the joke was explained to her.




I met her subsequently at Listowel writers' week where I discovered she had a grip almost as good her successor, Tras Honan. Ms Ahern was devoted to Kerry, knew its literature intimately and had that wonderful way with words that Kerry people have. The final time I met her was some two years ago when I spoke at the Brendan Kennelly summer school in Kerry. She was as vigorous as ever even though a woman of considerable age. I listened with great interest to what she had to say. Senator O'Sullivan said she liked to remark that the important thing is not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. This accurately reflects my occasional experiences of the late Senator Ahern.


Pat Moylan


An Cathaoirleach




I wish to be associated with the tributes which have been paid to the late Kit Ahern who, as has been said already, was nominated to this House on two occasions by the former Taoiseach, Seán Lemass. Kit served on the cultural and educational panel from 1969 to 1977 and made many worthwhile contributions to the debates in this House. She then successfully contested a Dáil election and served in that House from 1977 to 1981. On a personal note, her late brother Paddy was a neighbour of mine in Banagher for many years. In keeping with the Ahern tradition, he was a very industrious and respected member of the community as a tailor and publican in the town. I extend my sincerest sympathies to the extended family of Kit Ahern on their sad loss.




Members rose.




“By reconstructing these records, which collectively comprise millions of historical and genealogical facts, we have the potential to transform the evidence base on which Irish history is written. Because the archival collections date from such an early period of history, the reconstruction effort will allow anyone with an interest in researching their families or localities to engage in deep history, reaching back almost half a millennium earlier than most readily available genealogical resources.”




In Committee on Finance. - Vote No. 32—Office of the Minister for Justice.


Wednesday, 20 April 1932




Mr. Lemass: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass This Party stands for the same principles as were enunciated in 1916. The first of these is majority rule, the right of the representatives elected by the people of the country to [218] make laws binding on these people without fear, favour, rent or render, or permission from any other authority on earth. That is what we are standing for. We are going to see that majority rule will operate, and that it will be effective majority rule; in other words, that it will be possible to ascertain exactly what the will of the majority is by giving them every opportunity of expressing it. We have had Deputy Fitzgerald asking do we contemplate some possibility at some time in the future of somebody advocating communism? Of course, we contemplate that. It is open to people to advocate communism, and if they can get a sufficient number of people to elect them in support of a communistic doctrine, to come in here and advocate it. It is no crime to advocate any political policy, and we are not going to make it a crime. We are going to try and make the Dáil representative of every section of opinion in the country. It is by doing that that we can achieve more to secure stability and ordered progress than the late Government did by seventeen Coercion Acts during their ten years in office. Deputy Hogan has expressed the hope that this peace will last. I can assure him that he will get his hope.




Mr. J. Flynn: Information on John Flynn Zoom on John Flynn I have written to the Minister for Justice in connection with the proposed new barracks. Perhaps there has been some misunderstanding on the part of Deputy Corry and myself, but certain advertisements were issued and we took it for granted that new barracks were to be erected in Kerry. Therefore, I did communicate with the Minister for Justice on the question. I understand now that no such scheme will be carried through. There was an item in last year's estimate of £1,500 for each of at least four barracks in Kerry. The Minister at the moment has intimated to me that it will not be discussed now but later. I would like to impress upon him that if at all possible the erection of these barracks in Kerry or in any other county should be deferred, and that the money proposed for them would be far more remuneratively spent by providing employment in other ways than in the erection of barracks or the repair of barracks either.




[227] Opposition Deputies have referred to peace and prosperity. I would point out one real menace to peace in rural portions of the Co. Kerry. Certain members of the detective forces have done terrible things in their time. They have gone so far as to torture innocent men from political motives, and these forces are still retained in Kerry in certain rural districts. I would ask the Minister at least, pending a revision or disbandment of these forces, to remove them from the districts in which they did desperate things against certain sections of the people. I would point out very strongly that it would be a real basis of peace if such elements were removed or if there was an intimation that in the very near future the Minister could accomplish that.












Bullied as a child because he was small for his age, Gino Bartali identified with the underdog. He was first exposed to the growing evil of Fascism through his father, Torello, who was associated with an anti-Fascist labour movement that was trying to gain basic rights for workers who did backbreaking work for minimal pay. When one of that movement’s leaders was murdered by the Fascists, it was a sign that they wouldn’t tolerate opposition.



Jimmy Deenihan T.D.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, launched the new Genealogy Website

at Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday 26 March 2013 .


www.irishgenealogy.ie is a new Irish Genealogy search portal

This portal will make it possible for users to search records from a number of genealogy records sites including:

Census 1901/19011 records, Irish Census of populations for all counties of Ireland.

Griffiths Valuations, the first full scale valuation of 19th Century property in Ireland, published 1847 to 1864.

Tithe Applotment records, Compiled 1823-1837,

Soldiers wills,

Military Archives,

National Library of Ireland,

Ellis Island records, passenger lists and other records of U.S. immigration through Ellis Island, New York.

Ireland-Australia transportation database,

Women in 20th Century Ireland 1922-1966, a database of almost 20,000 entries on a set of records relating to central government.





Anarchy at Listowel Heritage in Tourism Conference, April 2012

The Heritage in Tourism conference in Listowel on 21 April demonstrated yet again the complete anarchy that currently exists in the related fields.

Glossy publications are everywhere – no doubt helped by Wikipedia – and they are supposed to distract and sidetrack the tourist. They cost a mint to produce, and the czars of tourism and heritage and grant organizations support them all with the taxpayers money. And all this is expected to bring tourists to the region and keep them there. It is all a disaster for those of us who address some kind of core curriculum.

And the biggest scandal is that the czars making the decisions are MBA qualified, who don’t know their core curriculum to start with and have the fashionable prejudice of the secular Left against what truly distinguishes Kerry, the Christian centuries. So they favour instead geology, archaeology, botany and lichens and molluscs, producing glossy brochures designed to send folk into bogs or up mountains or wade up to their knees in brine.

There were lots of pious aspirations, but they ignored the guiding imperative, which is paper and procedures and all the roadblocks put in place by officials to justify their fat-cat jobs; the real genius of officialdom, including the offices of the czars, is to foil initiative and play at being ceos. Some of the participants tried to wring blood from a stone. Example: the B&Bs of Dingle – those outside the town – are making no money; what can we do? nothing, it’s all down to the drink driving laws.

Even if you solved the problem of heritage illiteracy among the heritage elite, or demoted some of them to subsidiary positions where they belong, there would still be the problem of clutter. The clutter arises from grants i.e. free money; politicians and community groups become involved because of grants, and the effect of this is that the fat-cat ceos get the opportunity to play God by turning applications into a game of management. I can tell you for one that none of them ever phones a writer, or hangs out with anybody but a politician or the leader of a community group.



The Lock Estate

by Kay O' Leary


The Lock Estate

A Growing Debt

The Lock(e) Estate which was bought by the Hurlys in 1857 (and included Lyreacrompane) had financial problems dating back many years. On the 21st of April 1825 part of the lands of Fenit (Within) were mortgaged by William Lock Snr of Norbury Park in Surrey and William Lock Jnr to secure repayment to a George Watson Smith for thesum of £2,000 and interest.

On the 28th of February 1827 a similar sum plus interest was secured. On the 15th of January, 1828 £1,500 was repaid by William Lock Jnr to George Smith. On the same date the Locks secured a £9,500 loan from Smith. Sixteen days later the agreement was amended to include Elizabeth Catherine Locke, wife of William Snr and Frederica Augusta Lock, his mother. At this stage the Locks owed £12,000 to William Smith. Provision of £700 yearly was made for Elizabeth Catherine Lock if she should survive her husband and the security was Fenit House and Estate.

In December 1829, William Lock Jnr married Selina …… and he died on the 15th of September 1832 leaving a daughter, Amelia Selina Lock and his wife Selina. One wonders what he was up to when he passed away because exactly nine months later!!! Selene gave birth to a daughter, Augusta Selina Elizabeth Lock (who subsequently became the Duchess De St Arpino). William Lock’s first daughter, Amelia, died January 1834 aged two.

William Lock Snr (landlord of lands including Lyreacrompane) died on the 15th December, 1847, at Lee in the County of Kent, his wife, Elizabeth Catherine, having died in May of the previous year. The will of William Lock Snr. referred to his estates in Kerry and made a specific provision of £20 yearly for their life to Mary Jaccaz then residing in Paris and who had been in his service for many years and the same to Louisa M…. who was then in his service. It gave a legacy of £500 apiece to his granddaughters, Frederica Elizabeth Blake and Elizabeth Blake.

The main beneficiary was his daughter whom he referred to as Elizabeth Lady Wallscourt and he had appointed his brother, Rev George Lock and three others as executors. In a codicil dated the first of September 1847. William Lock did direct that “all such household goods and furniture, linen, china, jewels, paintings, pictures, sculpture and books” should go to his daughter, Elizabeth.

In October 1849, at the age of 16, Augusta Selina Elizabeth Lock (referred to in the above will) married the Right Honourable Ernest Fitzroy Neville Fane (commonly called Lord Burghersh). Ernest (probably an old man when he married the teenage Augusta) died on 22nd of January 1857 leaving Augusta Selena a widow with no issue.

Augusta Selena was now known as Lady Burghersh and in Griffiths Valuations of 1852 she is listed as the landlord of almost 2,000 acres of land in the Lyreacrompane district.

It would appear that the Locks administrated their estates as absentee Landlords.

Lyreacrompane Tenants in the Lock Estate 1820s.

A record of the Tithes Aplotments for 1820s shows the following were tenants in the Lyeracrompane area at that time. The Tithes were a Church of Ireland charge on tenants based on the amount of land they held and were a source of major discontent for the Catholic peasantry. Later in the century the Tithes were reduced to 25% and transferred as a charge on to the Landlord. However, many landlords passed on this extra cost to the tenancy by way of rent increases. This added to the general discontent of the time. In the 1880s there were about 20 evictions in Lyreacrompane.


Darby Dillane, Thomas Connor, Daniel Connor, Patrick Connell, W O.Halloran.

These tenants held a total of 443 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches. The tithes charge on these tenants totalled £4 6s 3d. Also mentioned as being in Lyreacrompane at that time were Patrick Dillane and Owen (?) Connell.


John O’Halloran, John Heffernan, John Costello, Robert Stack

These Tenants held a total of 719 acres and the Tithes charge was £3 17s 6d.


Michael Enright, Pat Buckley, John Walsh

Those tenants held a total of 252 acres, 2 roods and 31 perches.


Maurice McElligott, Thomas McElligott.

These tenants held a total of 114 acres.

Lock Estate Tenants in 1852

According to Griffiths Valuation 1852 the tenants in the Lyreacrompane area at the time of the sale of the Lock Estate to the Hurlys were all were tenants of Lady Burghersh.


Patrick and Edmond Dillane (381 acres), Thomas and Mathias Connor and Edmund Molyneaux (417 acres), Eugene and Patrick Connell & William Kirby (159 acres). The following were sub-tenants of Patrick Dillane; Michael Buckley, Mary Stack and Richard Gregory. John Quill was a sub tenant of Thomas Connor, Mathias Connor & Edmund Molyneaux.


Thomas Halloran (716 acres), Patrick Stack (223 acres). Anne Connell and John Sheehy were sub- tenants of Tom Halloran and Michael Doran was a sub-tenant of Patrick Stack.


Timothy Cronin and Maurice Enright (138 acres), Michael Shanahan (121 acres). Edward Enright was a sub-tenant of Tim Cronin and Maurice Enright.


Mathew Kennelly, Mary Dillane, Jer Dillane, Patrick Dillane Snr (116 acres), Jer, James and John Gallivan (179 acres), Patrick and Maurice Shanahan and Maurice and Patrick Kelly (100 acres), John and Thomas Dillane (185 acres total) Thomas Cahill, Catherine Dillane and Patrick Dillane Jnr were sub-tenants of Matt Kennelly and Margaret Dillane was a sub-tenant of John and Thomas Dillane. (The record shows that there was a graveyard in Gortaclohane in 1852 measuring 33 perches).


Thomas and Michael Quill (193 acre sub-tenant of Thomas Connor)

John Hurly, of Fenit House, bought the Locke Estate in 1857.




Jimmy Deenihan’s Biography:

Jimmy is Fine Gael’s Spokesperson for Tourism, Culture and Sport.

He has been a TD since 1987 and from 1994-1997 he was Minister of State at

the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

Jimmy was a member of the Senate from 1982-1987, and he also sat on Kerry

County Council from 1985 to 1994.

He is married to Mary and they live in Listowel.

Some other facts about Jimmy:

Jimmy won GAA All-Ireland football medals with Kerry in 1975, 1978, 1979,

1980 and in 1981 the year he captained the team.

He received a GAA All-Star Award in 1981.

As a former PE teacher, Jimmy is a lover of all sports, particularly GAA,

hurling and rugby.

He loves traditional Irish music, and he’s also a fan of American folk

music; some of his favourite artists are Kris Kristofferson and Jim Croce.

Jimmy’s three top films are The Field, Ryan’s Daughter and The Quiet Man.

His political hero is Daniel O’Connell, because Jimmy believes he proved

that peaceful demonstrations are the most effective way of achieving

political objectives.




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Match 1 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Despatch from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the Governor General, 2 June 1925, enclosing a copy of a letter, 5 May 1925, with enclosures addressed to the Prime Minister by Mrs Scanlon who claims compensation for her father's murder, 29 July 1888 and for the loss of a farm in Listowel, County Kerry, which he, John Foran, held as tenant.

Date: 2/6/1925

Cabinet: s 4463

File: Governor General, Letter from Mrs N. Scanlon, Pittsburgh, Pa

Type: Despatch

Keywords: compensation cases

Match 2 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Copy letter to Mrs Catherine Stack, Listowel, County Kerry, from S Mac Ugo, Private Secretary to the Taoiseach, 16 August 1954, acknowledging her letter and stating that her representations in respect of the rule requiring women national teachers to retire on marriage have been brought to the attention of the Minister for Education. [No copy of Mrs Stack's letter exists in the file].

Date: 16/8/1954

Cabinet: s 6231C

File: Women National Teachers (1) Question of compulsory retirement, (2) special measures to meet scarcity, (3) rules for recognition

Type: Letter

Keywords: education; teachers

Match 3 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Letter to TC Courtney, Chief Engineering Adviser, Department of Local Government and Public Health, from Michael Keane and Sean J Scully, Joint Secretaries, Listowel Parish Relief Committee, 18 November 1941. They enclose a copy of statements of loss and damage incurred during the recent flooding of the parish. For example, Mrs Ellen Buckley, Pollough, Listowel, is an old age pensioner on 10/- per week. She has 21 statute acres at a Poor Law Valuation of £14. She has no stock and has her land let to John Lynch at a rent of £34 out of which she has to pay rent to the Irish Land Commission at £9 and rates of £7. Her dwelling house was brought down by the flooding and she is living with Mrs Kennelly. The statement indicates that she has no chance of returning home. Two tons of potatoes belonging to her were covered with water, thirty hens were drowned and 20 horse rails of turf were damaged.

Date: 18/11/1941

Cabinet: s 12672

File: Listowel, Flooding - 1941

Type: Letter

Keywords: disaster relief

Match 4 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Letter from Mrs Mary O'Shea renewing her accusations against two Court Officers whom she accused of 'swindling' her out of her money.

Date: 16/6/1958

Cabinet: s 4622

File: Governor General, Letters from Mrs Mary O'Shea regarding certain proceedings in the County Court at Listowel on 1912

Type: letter

Keywords: compensation

Match 5 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Acknowledgement card from the wife and family of the late Maurice P Walsh, Listowel, County Kerry, September 1959, expressing gratitude to all those who sympathised with them in their bereavement.

Date: 9/1959

Cabinet: s 14426C

File: Deaths of Persons other than Heads of State & Church Dignitaries, Messages of Sympathy & Representations at funerals, 1953-1959

Type: Card

Keywords: protocol

Match 6 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Telegram to Costello from Nora O Grady, Church Street, Listowel, 3 June 1954: `Long may you reign. God Bless you and all your work'.

Date: 3/6/1954

Cabinet: s 15719A

File: Mr John Costello, Taoiseach, Messages of congratulation on appointment, June 1954

Type: Telegram

Keywords: politics

Match 7 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Copy letter to Miss Nora O Grady, Listowel, from Costello, 4 June 1954, thanking her for her message which she sent on his appointment as Taoiseach.

Date: 4/6/1954

Cabinet: s 15719A

File: Mr John Costello, Taoiseach, Messages of congratulation on appointment, June 1954

Type: Letter

Keywords: politics

Match 8 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Telegram to de Valera from Miss Lena Mullally, Listowel, expressing congratulations on his appointment, 7 March 1957.

Date: 7/3/1957

Cabinet: s 16205 Annex

File: Mr Eamon de Valera, Taoiseach, Messages of Congratulations on Appointment, March, 1957

Type: Telegram

Keywords: politics

Match 9 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Letter to de Valera from Miss Lena Mullally, Listowel, expressing congratulations on his appointment,11 March 1957. She also encloses an Easter card.

Date: 11/3/1957

Cabinet: s 16205 Annex

File: Mr Eamon de Valera, Taoiseach, Messages of Congratulations on Appointment, March, 1957

Type: Letter

Keywords: politics

Match 10 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Minute to the Private Secretary to the Taoiseach from the Secretary, Department of External Affairs, 20 January 1961, relating to a letter from Mrs S McNamara, Listowel, concerning photographs which were taken during the Taoiseach's visit to the Dominican Convent of the Perpetual Rosary at Fatima. He informs him of the name and address of the photographer.

Date: 20/1/1961

Cabinet: s 16892B

File: Nigeria, Independence Celebration, September - October 1960

Type: Minute

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Match 31 from 'Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment' NA reference number: 2002/67/300

Original reference number: D145/2/68

Description: County Kerry: Special Regional Development Fund; application for assistance for Feale Nale Industries, Listowel, County Kerry

Date: 1967-1970

Match 32 from 'Office of the Secretary to the President' NA reference number: PRES 1/P 5359

Original reference number: P 5359

Description: Listowel races

Date: Sept 1955-Aug 1958

Match 33 from 'Office of the Attorney General' NA reference number: 2004/2/144

Description: Listowel Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws, 1973

Date: 1973

Match 34 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW8/

Description: Specifications and estimates for constructing a landing place and canal on the River Gale at the end of the new Gunsborough Road at Killarada

Date: 1839-1841

Item: 149

Location: Gale River, Gunsborough, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Drawings: 5

Match 35 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW5HC/4/

Description: Survey plans, 14 July 1925; floor plan of Listowel RIC Barracks, undated

Date: 1925

Item: 228

Location: Listowel ex-RIC Barracks, Co. Kerry

Drawings: 3

Match 36 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW5HC/6

Date: 1837

Author: Henry Stokes, Civil Engineer

Type: Road

Item: 0044

Location: Ballylongford and Listowel to the sea at Ballybunion and Killarada and others

Match 37 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW5HC/6

Date: 1839

Author: Henry Stokes, Civil Engineer

Type: Road

Item: 0422

Location: Tralee to Listowel

Match 38 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW5HC/6

Date: 1841

Author: Henry Stokes

Type: Road

Item: 0348

Location: Listowel to Abbeyfeale, map of proposed new roads from Listowel to Abbeyfeale and Rathkeale between Bunagara bridge, and Islandanny, between Kilmeany and Meenanaspig

Match 39 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW5HC/6

Date: 1843

Author: Henry Stokes

Type: Road

Item: 0349

Location: Listowel to Abbeyfeale, plan of a proposed new road from Listowel to Abbeyfeale between the Knights bridge and the church of death

Match 40 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW5HC/6

Type: Road

Item: 0347

Location: Listowel and Ballybunion to Shanagolden, proposed new roads


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Match 1 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Letter to the Taoiseach from DS O Maoldomhnaigh, Dail Eireann, 15 April 1958, relating to the Constitution of the Commission of Inquiry into the teaching of Irish. He suggests three persons for consideration with a view to appointment to the proposed Commission. For example, Mrs Cait Ahearne, formerly a Secondary Teacher and at present Vice-President of the Irish Countrywomen's Association. She lives in Ballybunion and is married to a National Teacher.

Date: 15/4/1958

Cabinet: s 13180B

File: Irish Language, Policy

Type: Letter

Keywords: Irish language; commissions of inquiry

Match 2 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Letter to Mrs Kit Ahern, Ballybunion, County Kerry, from Lemass, 23 November 1964, offering her a nomination to the Seanad. He states that the recent death of An Seabhac has created a vacancy.

Date: 23/11/1964

Cabinet: s 1714147/95

File: Seanad Eireann, Membership Nominated by Taoiseach, Ninth Seanad, 1961

Type: Letter

Keywords: senators

Match 3 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Letter to Lemass from Mrs Kit Ahern, Ballybunion, County Kerry, 24 November 1964, accepting the nomination to the Seanad and asking to meet him.

Date: 24/11/1964

Cabinet: s 1714147/95

File: Seanad Eireann, Membership Nominated by Taoiseach, Ninth Seanad, 1961

Type: Letter

Keywords: senators

Match 4 from 'Department of the Taoiseach' Description: Newsclipping from the 'Irish Press', 27 February 1961, containing an article entitled 'They seek bureau on development'. The article refers to a meeting of the Central Council of Tuairim at which delegates discussed the problems faced by development associations. 'The setting up of a central advisory service to supply information to development associations was advocated by Mr RM Boland'. The speakers included Miss K Shern, Ballybunion, County Kerry.

Date: 27/2/1961

Cabinet: s 17138A/61

File: Community Development, Federation of Local Development Associations, General

Type: newsclipping

Published: Irish Press

Keywords: industry; employment; rural life

Match 5 from 'Department of Finance' NA reference number: FIN 1/ 1991

Original reference number: 623/41

Description: Listowel and Ballybunion Railway: claim for damage to flying gate at Ballybunion

Date: 28 Jul - 2 Aug 1923

Series: Early Series

Match 6 from 'Department of Finance' NA reference number: FIN 1/ 2953

Original reference number: 747/44

Description: Army: Listowel to Ballybunion Barracks: Claim of John Faley for coal supplied

Date: 30 July 1923

Series: Early Series

Match 7 from 'Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment' NA reference number: 2002/67/138

Original reference number: D145/16/67

Description: County Kerry: Special Regional Development Fund: application for assistance for Ballybunion Knitwear

Date: 1967-1971

Match 8 from 'Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment' NA reference number: 2002/67/307

Original reference number: D145/9/68

Description: County Kerry: Special Regional Development Fund; application for assistance for Jeremiah Murphy, Ballybunion, County Kerry

Date: 1968

Match 9 from 'Office of the Attorney General' NA reference number: 2002/14/124

Description: Ballybunion Parking Bye-Laws, 1971

Date: 1971

Match 10 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW5HC/4/

Description: Drainage plan, 14 December 1918; survey plan with accompanying sketches, 14 October 1925

Date: 1918 - 1925

Item: 58

Location: Ballybunion ex-RIC Barracks, Co. Kerry

Drawings: 13

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Match 11 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW5HC/6

Date: 1837

Author: Henry Stokes, Civil Engineer

Type: Road

Item: 0044

Location: Ballylongford and Listowel to the sea at Ballybunion and Killarada and others

Match 12 from 'Office of Public Works' NA reference number: OPW5HC/6

Type: Road

Item: 0347

Location: Listowel and Ballybunion to Shanagolden, proposed new roads

Match 13 from 'Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845-1847' NA reference number: RLFC3/1/

Description: Joseph Dexter, Coast Guard, Ballybunion, predicting a shortage of potatoes.

Date: 15/01/1846

Item: 357

Drawings: 2

County: Kerry

Barony: Iraghticonnor

Match 14 from 'Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845-1847' NA reference number: RLFC3/1/

Description: Joseph Dexter, Coast Guard, Ballybunion, to Sir James Dombrain, Inspector General of the Coast Guard, predicting a potato shortage in the spring and summer.

Date: 01/02/1846

Item: 462

Drawings: 1

County: Kerry

Barony: Iraghticonnor

Match 15 from 'Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845-1847' NA reference number: RLFC3/1/

Description: Maurice O'Connor, Tarbert, regarding the establishment of an Indian corn depot at Ballybunion and the payment of local subscriptions to the central committee in Listowel.

Date: 20/04/1846

Item: 1684

Drawings: 3

County: Kerry

Barony: Iraghticonnor

Match 16 from 'Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845-1847' NA reference number: RLFC3/1/

Description: Captain William Neame, Assistant Inspector General of the Coast Guard, stating that orders had been issued for the supply of ten tons of Indian corn to Ballybunion station and five tons each to Valentia and Ballinskelligs.

Date: 30/05/1846

Item: 2727

Drawings: 1

County: Kerry


. Search the counties of Pennsylvania for Kerry

has been also assessor, collector, auditor, etc. REV. P. FORHAN, father superior of Conowago Chapel, P.O. McSherrystown, is a native of County Kerry, IrelaDd. He came to America at an early age and was educated at Woodstock College, in Baltimore, Md. He then taught in the Baltimore, Worcester ...

. and moved to Bradford county. In Sullivan, then Lycoming county, Patrick Gahan met his future wife, Nora Fitzgerald. Both were natives of county Kerry, Ireland. To this marriage were born five children: Elizabeth, wife of Cornelius Harrington, a farmer of Cherry township; Thomas W., the subject of ..

.. Lillian Frances (married William M. Lauman), Mary Josephine, and Fannie Heikes. MORTIMER O'CONNER, M.D. Mortimer O'Conner is a native of County Kerry, Ireland. He received a classical education; commenced the study of medicine at Dublin, in October, 1846, and graduated there May 6, 1851. For a

. in Standing Stone township, this county, November 14, 1847, and is a son of ‘Philip and Ann (Griffin) Grace, natives of Counties Tipperary and Kerry, Ireland, respectively. His father came to America in early manhood, was for many years a resident of Standing Stone, this county, where he was ...

... Pa. and married Katie Cahoon, of Pottsville. He has lived at Girardville since 1873. MRS. HANNAH SULLIVAN, merchant at Gordon, was born in county Kerry, Ireland, April 16th, 1836, and was married to Patrick Sullivan, of the same place, in 1864. Mrs. Sullivan has lived in Gordon since her marriage. ...


Name of Missing Home county Arrival port Date Edit johannah Cleary

kerry 1858 Johanna Welsh Or Walsh* () john Cleary kerry 1858 Johanna Welsh Or Walsh* () john Cleary kerry 1859 Johanna Cleary (sister) john Green kerry 1855 Francis Green (father) patrick Kelly kerry 1856 Ellen Kelly (sister) john Langan kerry 1854 Thomas Langan (brother) margaret Murphy kerry 1850 Catherine Doran (mother) maurice Relahan kerry new york city 1854 John Moore (brother-in-law) richard Stack kerry 1853 Catherine Stack (wife) thomas Walsh kerry 1858 Johanna Welsh Or Walsh* () thomas Walsh kerry 1859 Johanna Cleary (mother)




New Hibernia Review 10.1 (2006) 139-146 _________________________________________________________________ [Access article in PDF] Edward F. Barrett (1869-1936), Abbey Playwright Sheila Phelan National University Of Ireland, Galway The extraordinary creative activity of Dublin's Abbey Theatre in the opening decades of the last century was the work not only of notable figures of literary and theatrical stature but, also of lesser figures who contributed in minor ways as their lives intersected for perhaps a year or two with the visionary project of Yeats and Lady Gregory. Edward F. Barrett, an accountant, wrote plays in his spare time, one of which was produced at the Abbey Theatre in 1918. His story is essentially that of an amateur who, in different circumstance, may have flourished as a playwright. Barrett was born on St. Valentine's Day, 1869. His mother was a Fitzmaurice from Listowel and his father was a publican. When Edward was a young boy, his father sold his pub and moved the family out to Newtown Sandes, a small village in the townland of Coolleen in North Kerry. As he grew up Barrett was interested in books and literature. After leaving school he trained as an accountant. He also taught for a time at St. Michael's College in Listowel. Dublin was an attractive prospect for an ambitious young man, and he soon obtained a position as business manager with Messrs. Smith and Sons, Silversmiths, of Wicklow Street. Although his move to Dublin was permanent, Barrett retained strong ties to Kerry and in 1898, at the age of twenty-nine, he married Nora Hunt, whose family farm at Knockanure was also in the townland of Coolleen. It was, by all accounts, a happy marriage. Nora and Eddie had one daughter, Maura, born in Dublin on October 15, 1906. Eddie Barrett grew up in North Kerry during a time of considerable political and social agitation. Farmers there suffered much...
G) kennelly CONNORS BRIDGMAN (Apr 06) Moneymohill
John kennelly married Mary CONNORS in Kilcolman church circa 1826. They lived at Moneymohill. Their daughter Johanna emigrated to Australia in 1855 as one of the MONTEAGLE EMIGRANTS. These people were helped with loans from Lord Monteagle who also sponsored ships to take them to Australia. Johanna is my g grandmother and she married John Dwyer BRIDGMAN who was from neighbouring Kilcornan Parish. Perhaps they knew each other before they emigrated. I would love to know.
Surname Keywords: kennelly CONNORS BRIDGMAN


Connell-Sullivan. (Apr 07 Green) Athea, Ath an tSleibhe
Cornelius Sullivan aged 40 and wife Johanna Connell aged 35 left Limerick in 1873 with 4 sons and 2 daughters for Australia. Possibly lived in or near Athea. Occupation given as Farmer. Would appreciate any information and contact with relatives.

Mulvihill (Mar 07 Red) Murher, and Parish
Trying to find any connection or information regarding the Mulvihill family. My ancestors came to Australia in 1857 from Muher (Newtownsandes) they were Thomas Mulvihill and Johanna Scanlon (Ballylongford). Any information would be appreciated.

Whites of Athea (Revised Aug 06 Green) Athea
Father was James White born 1913 Athea. Had brothers, Thomas and John (known as Jack) and sisters Bridget (known as Delia), Mary, Christina (died age 21)and Catherine - don't know what happened to her. They were the children of Thomas White and Mary Hunt(who came from Knockanure, Kerry, daughter of James Hunt). Thomas was the son of Thomas White and Bridget White - he was born around 1865.



Whites of Athea - Athea
Father was James White born 1913 Athea. Had brothers, Thomas and John (known as Jack) and sisters Bridget (known as Delia), Mary, Christina (died age 21)and Catherine - don't know what happened to her. They were the children of Thomas White and Mary Hunt(who came from Knockanure, Kerry, daughter of James Hunt). Thomas was the son of Thomas White and Bridget White - he was born around 1865.

Connell-Sullivan. - Athea, Ath an tSleibhe
Cornelius Sullivan aged 40 and wife Johanna Connell aged 35 left Limerick in 1873 with 4 sons and 2 daughters for Australia. Possibly lived in or near Athea. Occupation given as Farmer. Would appreciate any information and contact with relatives.



O'Donohue (Sep 06 Red)
Seeking decendants of Cornelius O'Donohue and Ellen nee Curtain who had a son Daniel and daughter Mary also other daughters, Daniel was born about 1856

looking for (Mar 06 Red)
anyone with the surname harnett

Abbeyfeale (Feb 06 Red)
I am searching for any McCarthys living in Abbeyfeale.



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Flynn - Lyons of Doon, Listowel, Kerry (May 07 Red)
Maurice Flynn and Eliza (Lyons) married in Doon, Listowel then lived in Boherbee, Tralee. Their son Stephen Flynn, born 1896, was my Grandfather.Other children include Thomas, Bridget,, Maurice and Bertie? Maurice (snr) was son of Daniel and Eliza was daughter of Thomas (a Smith)

Looking for Hedderman Info (Jul 06 Red)
Looking for information on the family of David and Bridget(Mahoney) Hedderman. Daughter, Kate Hedderman, emigrated to New York City in 1901 at age 41 from Listowel. Another daughter Delia Hedderman Enright emigrated at an earlier time. For a third daughter, Ellen, it is unknown if she ever left Ireland.

Bourke family (May 06 Red)
We are on our way to Ireland next wed from NZ. Does anyone know of any relatives of a Martin Bourke / burke ( from 1860's) and who had associations with Listowel, Lixnaw and Kilflyn.

Mary Anne McGonigle (Apr 06 Red)
My greatmother was born in 1860 in Listowel. Her father's name was Cornelius McGonigle. She emigrated to Australia and marrried Charles Hackett in Adelaide in 1879. Any further information sought.

Charlie O'Brien (Jan 06 Red)
Charles O'Brien in Listowel circa 1890, believed to be buried there will military honours.

John (Jack) McCarthy (Jan 06 Red)
John and Katie McCarthy Listowel circa 1900-1930, need more info.John is supposed to be buried there.

regan (Dec 05 Red)
looking for info on timothy regan who married a kathleen Walsh around 1900

Godfrey, John Joseph, Listowel (Nov 05 Red)
Searching for information on Godfrey family. Grandfather John Joseph Godfrey born in Listowel in 1878 or thereabouts.

Hayes family, Listowel (Jun 05 Green)
Looking for any information on a Thomas Hayes, who in 1901 was living at 124 Church Street, Listowel.

I am looking for some info on my gr-gr-grandparents, Patrick (b1841) and Mary (b1839) Quinn. I believe either one or both came from Listowel or Tralee. Mary Quinn's maiden name possibly Driscoll? Emigrated to Merthyr Tydfil, S Wales. Would be grateful if anyone could help.

Kelly Family (Sep 06 Green)
I am descended from one Thomas Kelly, b. 1848 Ireland, believed by the family to be in Ballybunion. His father was also a Thomas Kelly. If this is the right place, he had relatives who died in a fire here possibly in the 1920s, and 2 sisters who emigrated to Boston USA. Thomas himself died in Cardiff in 1906. Does this link to anything anyone knows?


County of Kerry transp
A List of all convict felons and vagabonds who have been ordered
for transportation in the County of Kerry for these seven years
#PAGE 27
last past, with an account of what money hath been raised for
those purposes, commencing April assizes 1736.

Assizes sixteenth April 1736. Raised for transporting l. s. d.
Maurice Savane and Thomas Savane felons convict,
ordered for transportation 9 18 7
Assizes fifth April 1737. For transporting, transmitting
and guarding William Howran a felon convict, ordered
for transportation
6 10 0
At the same assizes. For transporting James Stack,
Charles Crowly, John Connor, Cornelius Shea and Joan
Carthy vagabonds, presented and ordered for
transportation 30 0 0
Assizes twenty-sixth July 1737. For transporting
Marshall and James Agherine, felons convict,
presented for mercy and ordered for transportation 10 0 0
Presented then for the charges of transmitting them 2 0 1
Assizes eighteenth July 1738. For transporting Owen
Sweeny, John Mc. Loughlin otherwise Oltagh and Darby
Downey, felons convict, presented for mercy and
ordered for transportation, and for charges of
them 18 18 8
Assizes fourth April 1739. For transporting John
Mc. Jeffry Connell and Daniel Killeghane convicts,
under the like order, and charges of transmitting
them 14 10 10

Assizes nineteenth August 1739. For transporting and
charges of transmitting Daniel Callaghan, Dennis
Downey, John Bromehane and Ally Noonane convicts
under like order 26 2 6
Assizes twenty-second July 1740. For transporting
Dennis Connor otherwise Gunskagh, Daniel Frenighty,
Thomas Doolin, Maurice Doolin, Darby Sullivan,

Charles Rahelly, Dennis Sweeny and Mary Griffin
convicts under like order 40 0 0
For charges of transmitting them to Corke [Cork?] 7 17 3
Assizes eleventh March 1741. For transporting
Matthias Gallavan, Thomas Paradine, Owen Ferris,
Dermot Collity, Michael Collity, James Bourke,
Cornelius Donoghoe, Teigue
Dinaghy and Daniel Dinaghy
convicts and vagabonds under like order 45 0 0
Expenses of transmitting them 8 19 6
Assizes twelfth August 1741. For transporting and
charges of transmitting Patrick Connor, Darby Connor,
Timothy Connor, John Sullivan, Dennis Sullivan, Dennis
Spillane, James Mulcare and John Stack otherwise

#PAGE 28
Crosbie vagabonds presented and ordered for
transportation 49 12 0
Assizes fifth April 1742. For transporting Garret Joy,
John Deneen, Hugh Brosnehane, Thomas Bryan, John
Hease, John Dillane, Maurice Cullane, Florence
Scannell and David Sheghane vagabonds under order 55
0 0
Assizes tenth August 1742. For transporting Daniel
Buohilly, Daniel Breene, Thomas Millone, John Bryan,
Dennis Shea, Murtogh Shea, Timothy Managheene, Daniel
Quirk, Ellenor Mohill otherwise Quirk, Cornelius Lyne
and Cornelius Launy convicts and vagabonds ordered
for transportation 55 0 0
Raised for expences [expenses?]
and charges of
transmitting them 11 1 0
Assizes first of April 1743. For transporting Morgan
Sweeny, Ellenor Connor, Mary Mansfield and Catherine
Fitzgerald vagabonds ordered for transportation 20 0 0
Raised for charges and expences [expenses?] of
them 3 0 0
Total money raised
413 10 4
Total persons 68
No money was presented for those purposes at the last assizes.
Dated the seventeenth of November 1743.
Francis Cashell, deputy Clerk of the Crown

for the County of Kerry.




Some Local Greyhound Owners c1920.

Tom Allen Ballybunion. D J Bailey Tralee. John Barrett Kilflynn. John L Barry Listowel. Wm. J Behan Ardfert. Dan Boland Lisselton.

John Brassil Tralee. Wm. D Broderick Listowel. Con Brosnan Listowel. Tim Brosnan Kilmorna. Jer Buckley Lixnaw. John Bunyan Lisselton. Jim Carmody Kilflynn. Frank Casey Ballyheigue.Jim Clarke Ballybunion. Dan Cleary Shanagolden. Dick Colbert Abbeyfeale. Dan Collins Templeglantine. Wm. R Collins Abbeyfeale. Wm. Coolehan Tarbert. Tom Corridan Abbeyfeale. Wm. Corridan Ballylongford. Dan Costelloe Lixnaw. Jas Costelloe Ballybunion. Jack Cremins Lisselton. Mick and Tim Cronin Lixnaw.Jim Crowley Listowel. P J Curtin Glin. Wm. Diggins Causeway. Jas Dillon Lisselton. Wm. Dillon Finuge. Martin Dinneen Causeway. Willie Dowling Woodford.Wm. Dunne Abbeyfeale. Eugene Ferris Tralee.

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



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Dublin Ladies Distressed





No 7


To the honorable the knights Cittizens & Burgesses in the Comons house of Parliament assembled in the kingdome of England

The severall vndernamed dispoiled & distressed Ladyes & Gentlewomen now resideing within the Citty of Dublin, & others in the kingdome of Ireland/

In humble manner represent theire miserable Condition

Sheweing, that of your suppliants some have by gods great mercy & goodnes with the great hazard of their Lives & the vtter Losse of theire whole estates, escaped the fury of the Irish rebells, whose vnparalled cruelty exercised on such as fell within theire power doth sufficiently appeare

Some of them although resident in & about the Citty of Dublin yett had their estates lying further off in the countrie possessed by the rebells

The whole Livelyhood also of others consisting in certaine somes of money being the legacies Left vnto them by theire deceased parents, all being either in the hands of such as now are in actuall rebellion or of such others as were by the rebells slaine or wholly stripped out of all, and therefore disenabled to answere the necessityes of your suppliants

By all which your peticioners are destitute of all meanes of releife and now readie to perish, some of them being reduced to such extremities that the selling away of theire ordinary attire, & necessary wearing apparell at great vndervalues is the greatest part of their present supply./.

And whereas of your peticioners many are of honorable condition & others of the better ranke of gentlewomen, whereby they are vncapeable of the ordinary provision already by your charitable & pious care designed for the other poore of the inferiour sort, and therein your suppliants Left destitute, & Laid open to apparant ruine if not taken into your consideration

May it therefore please your honors among others your Acts of charity to comiserate the most distressed condition of your peticioners in thinking on such wayes & meanes for theire present sustenance & subsistence as in your wisdomes shalbee thought fitting./

That by adding hereof to your other great workes of pietie, you may also add vnto your List & oblige to bee in the nomber of your daily votaryes, vs whose names are here subscribed

Anne Docwra

Anne Docwra Hars Leigh Anne Blayney

Eliza Docwra Ann Edgworth Jane: Moore:

Ma: Wylouby Allice Moore Elizabeth Roper

Martha Culme Marie Blayney

Rebecka [mark] Hewetson Alce Hammilton

Rebecka Hewetson fil: Mary Butler

Mari Beare

Elyza: Wirrall

Dorthy Moigne

Mary Arundell

Alice Hammilton

Vallentin Hammilton

Joaeth Allen






Reason to pay poor






August. 15. 1642

Reasons why the Committee for contribucion to the distressed Subiects of Ireland doe thinke fitt to order that the summes of money contained in the proposicions presented by Doctor Jones should be ordered to be payd unto them according to the sayd proposicions, though there be not present money to satisfye the same.

1.That there be willbe forthwith a great confluence of poore Ministers & other poore out of Ireland, that will come ouer; which the ordering of this money to be payd then when it cometh in, though it be not presently payd the , will prevent; as the sayd Doctor Jones is certainly informed from the Master of the Rolles there, Ser Sergeant Maior Riues, Sergeant Maior to the Lo: Lambert & o t from the Commissioners for the Ministers & divers other persons of good credit; as appeareth by their seuerall lettres.

2.In that confluence of Irish into the this Kingdome, there willbe an inevitable danger of their bringing ouer the infection of the plague pestilent fever with them, as hath bene allready done in some parts of Devon.

3.When this money is so ordered to be disposed of, it will stopp the ordering of it to be disposed any other way;

4.When it is once knowen in Ireland, that this money will is so ordered here vpon that report, the poore Ministers & other poore will there get releife vpon by loanes & advancement vpon that hope in confidence of repayment from hence vpon that order.

5.If those Ministers for want of this order should come out of Ireland, there would be great want of their service there, for both for their preaching of the Gospell generally throughout the whole Kingdome, & particularly to the armye.

6. That by reason of their extreme povertie both in clothes & all manner of sustenance, they are willbe in danger & allready threatned to be forthwith turned out of their dwellings & lodgings; whereas the n notice of such an order, would giue them credit, till money come.

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Roger Mathew

John Blakiston

John francklyn

Thomas Dacres

Miles Corbett

Edward Boys

Antho Irby

Laur: Whitaker

J: Bous

Giles G{reen}





1641 Depositions




Reference: MS 840, fols 047r-048v






No 15



One Sunday the 10th day of July last past the Lord fforbes with diuers other shipps Landed at Kyngsale having in the said ffleete nyne ensignes companyes which the munday, twesday & thursday following were mustered on the hills nere adioyning the said harbour On Twesday being the twelfth of July the lord kinalmeakey gouernor of Bandon bridge came to Kinsale to conferr with the said Lord fforbes & the friday followinge being 15th of July: the said Lord fforbes with the 9 companyes marched vp to the towne of Bandon being seaven mile distant from the towne of Kinsale, where his souldiers were billetted for that night. On Satturday morning followinge waggons beinge prepared for their carriadge of the Amunition and provision for the souldiers, and twoe waynes for the twoe feild peices, The said Lord fforbes about three of the clock in the afternoone of marched forth with his 9 Companyes and two companyes of bandon bridge souldiers vnder the Commaund of Captaine Hooper and captayne Woodhowse, and any the governors troop rankes contayninge some 60 to 70 horse march and lay all night on the west side of the said towne on a Mountayne some twoe miles & half distant from the said towne On Sunday in the morning being the 17th of July they betymes marched towards the towne of Cloughnekelly being then having some fower myles and half from the said towne. The said towne beinge formerly a Corporacion, & Consisting all English, and the said lord gouernors towne but forsaken in January last by the English & then inhabited by the Rebells. And in their marching to the said towne, The troopers slew to the number of 80 or thereabouts in the country & towne, And waringe bringing to the said towne a great prey of Cowes & sheepe by the perswasion as was generally reported of one Sir William Hull the said Lord fforbes left in the towne twoe of his owne companyes being vnder the comand of captayne Price and captaine Welden; & on Company of bandon bridge souldiers vnder the commaund of Captayne Woodhowse; who w in the said who were left there of purpose to provide for the Armyes returne th at night, who were gone to releefe the Castle of Rathbarry which was vnder the commaund of Mr Arthur ffreke a dersett sheere gentleman being then in great distresse, the said castle being three myles, & ½ distant to the west from the said Towne, And In their marching to the said castle they mett with a prey of Cowes & sheepe which were all dryven to the castle, & cominge to the said castle they were distribute to the distressed of the castle accordinge to their seuerall needs being brought thither to that intent only some quantity of sheepe & twoe Cowes the souldiers killd for their dynner, which being dressed and put on the fyer presently one came post from





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the said Towne to the lord fforbes & told him that the towne was of Cloughnekelly where the three companyes were left was encompassed about with at least 2 or 3 thowsand lyne Rebells, and that if a speedy course were not taken for their Releife, they were all in daunger of being lost wherevppon the Lord fforbes as a carefull Commander presently gaue order to his captaynes & officers that all the off companyes with should bee in a Readynes to march away, which accordingly was donne, but another messenger comming afterward ffrom the said towne with not [sewnding?] the former said they were not in such danger as their former Intelligencer certifyed, & the said Sir William Hull vppon his second relacion reporting openly speaking that the Rebells were cowards, and if the said three companyes were vigilant & carefull they need not feare the enimyes approchinge, wherevppon the lord fforbes gaue order that the souldiers should haue one howers tyme for the dressing of their victualls After which tyme The tyme being expired they after (some souldiers beinge were left in the castle and amunition deliuered to the said Mr freke) they marched towards the said towne burning & killinge as they went, But as they had marched a myle from the castle there were some that fledd from towne which met t them & who told them that they did veryly beleeve that the three companyes were all cutt of, & that the whole army of the Rebells were marching towards them wherevppon the English Army both horse & foote were presently in order, & marching towards the said towne found some english lay dead on the high way some twoe miles & half distant ffrom the said towne, and being within a myle & half of the said towne as soone as our English army had recovered the height of the said Hill, the enimy appeared on both sides & before vs & havinge the recovered the playne ground our twoe feild peics were discharged on the enimy being then even within shott on forward & thother backwards which discharge presently made the enimy to fly, & suddenly vppon the flight the troope fell on them And most of those that fledd to the right hand fearing f our fforces fledd into an Iland (for the tyde came vp to the towne) some mile distant ffrom the towne & se hoping there to be saffe in regard they were English were strangers (as the enimy supposed) & knew not the way into the Iland. It beinge then vppon turning water, But they were mistaken for the troopers being as well acquaynted with the Iland as themselues pursued them & killed diuers of them in the Certifi said Iland & forced many into the tyde who were all drowned (only fyve as was reported escaped to the other side to the mayne) & theyre was one Burt of kinsale a str{ }





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and valliant man { } pursuing after { } the tyde shooting att them in the water soe that there were slayne & drowned that day in all about 600 of the Rebells And now the day being spent in the pursuite of the enimy our forces retur marched in the evening toward the said towne wherein in the said towne & about the towne were slaine of our English about some 80 or 100, who were of the 3 companyes that were left in the towne to provide for the Armyes retourne, but the capt: whose name was weilding if he had or would haue be taken advyce by the Auncient English men that knew well what belonged to the Irish warrs It was generally conceaved that there had not an English mans blood been spilt that day, for the other companyes fledd to that forte by the towne, and there saved themselues, and not one man lost whereas capt: Weildings company of & some other souldiers of Bandon with him thinkinge to withstand the enimy (although multituds) after the first dish e discharge the enimy fell in vppon them & routed them they being f e but few in number) & soe had the slaughter of them, But it was thought that the Capt. Leiftennant and Auncient fledd to a howse in the towne & made g (which was fyred by the enimy), for their dead bodyes could not be found: soe Marching through the towne (it being in a valley) the gouernor stayed would not rest there, but lay on a hill by a waters side so me a mile distant from the towne, & on mounday following the 18th of July the souldiers generall seeing it was a very weatt morning the souldiers marched home to towards the towne of Bandon, sparingly, & the troope went a myle backwards to the poore towne before mentyoned & brought with them between 18 & 19 C sheepe & some h & some 30, and odd cowes & some horse all which were driven to the towne of Bandon & there gyven to the souldiers, On Wednesday following being the 20th of July the lord fforbes with his eight coulours & two of Bandon, & the former troope marched to a Castle called Kilbrittaine were which was the cheifiest Rebells castle in the west & the strongest but taken by that famous towne of Bandon in which there was a garrison of bandon souldiers where they lodged all night & the thursday in the morninge followinge they march{ed} to a towne an Irish towne called Timoleague wherein was a castle & an Abby, one in the one side end of the said towne & the others one { } the other side end , the reg Army being all pitcht in order before the castle be presently they summoned the castle who had an Annswere contrary to their expectacion, for It was thought because it was Sir Roger o Shaghnesyes castle who was then in the North & had done good servyce about Gallaway, that the Lady shaghnessy his wife





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would deliver vp the castle, but it was of opinion that there were some great ons fledd thither for refuge who would not suffer her, to yeeld vp the castle, Although shee had made on sent many promises to the governor of Bandon formerly to that effect for the surrendring of the said castle, wher vppon pyoneers were sent to the castle, & the feild peics discharged, but all would not prevayle for want of a canon or demicannon the Army was forced to leave the seidge with the losse of 5 or 6 men & others some 8 hurted Only the towne was burnt, & to the ground, & the Abbey was fyred & the pyoneers gott into the castle yard, & brought from thence some 60 or 70 head of Cattle & some sheepe and horses


James Cleland


V.B. 10


Mr Clelands papers

of the proceedings in Mounster

from Nov. 20 til July 23




















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Kerry Blennerhasset






Arthure Blenerhasset late of Ballycartan in the parish of Bal {tho}sid y barony of Teaghmakn y within the Countie of Kiery gentleman duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue of his Maiesties Commission to vs and others directed (beareing date the 5th day of March Anno domini 1641 concerninge the losses robberies & spoiles since the rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants within the Province of Munster, as alsoe diuers others particulars to be enquired of touching the discouery of <A> this present rebellion in Ireland & deposeth & saith

That vpon the second of february in the yeere of our lord God 1641 or therabouts vndernamed persons gentlemen & freehoulders of the said County in a rebellious & hostill maner with collors flyeing came to beseidge the Towne & Castle of Traly in the said County, namely fflorence mc Carty of Carrig=preghane in the said County gentleman, (since made gouernor of the said Countie) donnell mc Carty of Castle=logh, in the said County gentleman, (collonell of some of the forces of the said County) Edmond fitz Morris of Tibbrid in the said County Esquire Garrett fitz Gerrald of Ballymcdonnell in the said Countie gentleman, John fitz Gerrald alias John Allea of Caharragh in the said County gentleman donnell mc Moriertagh of Castle-donnell drum in the said County gentleman fflorence mc Carty of Glanarorte in the said County gentleman (since killed in open rebellion) ffynen mc dermod Carty of Creggine in the said County gentleman, Owen o Sullyvane alias O Sullyvane=more of Dunkearne in the said County gentleman donogh mc Gillecuddy alias Sullyvane ofin the said County gentleman Teig o donoghoe alias o donoghoe of killothy in the said County gentleman James Browne of killarny in the said County gentleman, Morris mc Elgot of Bally mc Elgot in the said County gentleman Capteine Roger o donoghoe of Rosse in the said Countie gentleman Nicholas mc Thomas of Bally kealy in the said County gentleman, Garrett Pierce of Aghamore in the said County gentleman Pierce fferretter of Bally=Sibill in the said County gentleman Teig mc Dermod Carty of Tirenegnoss in the said County gentleman Walter Hussey of Castle=Gregory in the said County gentleman The deponent further deposeth that the said parties seuerally with their forces (consisting somtimes of three hundred armed men, at other times fiue hundred, & sometimes a thousand) continued siedg to the said Castle till the begining of Au=gust followeing, dureing which siedge the English & protestants in the same, (being in number fiue hundred) persons yong & ould or therabouts at the blocking vpp of the said Castle) endured much misery, the enemy haueing kepte all releife from them, for that by the time that the said Castle was deliuered vpp diuers of the beseidged men women & children English & protestants were




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<hand> shot and murthered by the said parties & their confederats namely Lawrence Trisham the yonger of Traly aforesaid merchant Hugh Dash=wood of the same shoomaker Henry Jones of the same merchant Edward Westcombe of the same shoomaker John Dixon of Pottally in the said County shoomaker John Tinby late of Bally mc Igoe in the said County husbandman Valentine James late of Pottally aforesaid Inkeeper, John Gooding of Traly aforesaid yeoman, Jeffrey Bayly in or nere Pottally aforesayd merchant Lawrence Trisham the elder (Gaoler of Traly aforesaid was then apprehended by them & hanged at the market crosse of the said Towne) Joseph Collier of Bally kelly in the said County yeoman Edward Barrett of Traly aforesaid yeoman John Turnor of the same yeoman Mary Balchellor of the same widdowe Elizabeth birne of the same widdowe, Andrew Rawly of the same Taylor Robert Haystam of the same smith Edmond o Comane of the same yeoman, & diuers Innocent children at least half a score dureing the said siedge were shot & murthered in & about the said Castle by the said parties & their confederats The deponents cause of knowledge is, that all the time the said Castle was besiedged he this deponent liued in another Castle hard by the same, & had daily credible information of the passadges that past in the said siedge & likewise was eywitnes of the deliuery of the said Castle into the hands of the said parties, whereby he came to knowe that the premisses are vndoubtedly true.

The said deponent likewise saith That Aboute the third of 7ber last the vndernamed persons (cheefe oficers & comanders among the rebells) gathered their forces together consisting of six or seaven thousand armed men horse & foote (of purpose & to assault & set vpon the English garrissons in the County of Corke to <hand> take them) namely the lord Viscount of Muskry the lord Roch the lord of Ikerin the lord of Castle=connell, Theobald Purcell <B> Baron Loghmay Garrett Barry generall of the forces of Munster Patrick Purcell of Croe in the County of Lymericke




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Esquire (Lieutenant generall of the said forces) Morris {} ffitz Edmond of Castles Lisfin in the said County gentleman Oliver Stevenson (since killed in open & actuall rebellion) <C> & late of dunmoyline in the said County Esquire Cormack mc Callaghane Carty of Shrugreny in the said County of kiery gentleman domincke ffaning late mayor of the Cittie of Lymericke Edmond ffitz Gerrald of Chenlis in the said County of Lymericke gentleman, Edmond mc Shihy of Ballyellenane in the said County gentleman & Thomas oge of Ballykealy in the said County of kiery gentleman & their said forces, haueing met together, with collors flyeing in a rebellious & hostill manner entred vpon the confines of the said County of Corke & would haue advanced further to effect their said Interprize, if not then seasonably resisted by the English forces. The deponents cause of knowledge therin is that he was prisoner with the said parties & therefore present whereby he observed the said parties & euery of them in armes comandeing diuers companyes of horse & foote thereby to mainteine their hostility & open rebellion,

Jane Guord the wife of Gurham Gourd late of Traly aforesaid (a brittish protestant) this day was produced as a witnes before vs & being examin e d & sworne vpon the holy Evangelist by vertue of the said Comission (onely touchinge the siedge of the said Castle of Traly) she deposeth that she sawe thaboue named parties & euery of them seuerally mainteineing the said siedge against the said Castle of Traly & continueing the said siedge dureing the time aboue mencioned & that the persons aboue named (being English and protestants) were then & there shot & murthered by the said parties her cause of knowledge is that she being a Towne= dweller at Traly aforesaid she knewe the said gentleman to be at seuerall meeteinges in the same, as alsoe that she being in the said Castle dureing the said siedge she obserued & sawe the said parties shot & murthered in the said Castle & further they cannot depose


A: Blenerhassett

Jane [mark] Guords mark


Jurat fuerment coram nobis

25o feb: 1642

Phil: Bisse

Tho: Bettesworth




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The examination of Arthure Blenerhassett



Lo: Muskerry







Philip Bisse

Thomas Bettesworth