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Michael Nash was born in County Limerick, Ireland circa 1807. He was a woodranger for Lord Monteagle at Mount Trenchard. He married Margaret Walsh 26/2/1843 in Foynes, County Limerick, Ireland. Sponsors: Lawrence Naish and Joanna Hayes.



In 1849, Michael Nash paid 3 men, Patrick Dempsey, Michael Culhane and John Hennesey to cause bodily harm to the steward of Lord Monteagle, Loughlin Sharpe. Loughlin Sharpe was paying the poor, on the public works projects, only a schilling a week and pocketing the rest of the money. This angered Michael.



The men met at Nolan's Pub in Newbridge and Michael paid them. They then proceeded to the house of Loughlin Sharpe where they cut off his ear and slit his achilles tendon.



All four men were sentenced to 7 years transportation. Here are the records of Michael Nash.




Michael Nash was convicted of a charge of malicious assault on 7/16/1849. His sentence was 7 years in the penal colony system. He was "transported" from Cohb (Cork), Ireland on the ship RODNEY on 12/20/1851. The Rodney weighed 877 tons and was built in Sunderland in 1850. The ship had 312 convicts on board. The ship's Master was Alex MacLean and the Surgeon was Harvey Morris. He sailed to Gibraltor, Spain, and spent 18 months there and then was transferred to the ship the Saint Vincent and was on the last boat of convicts to Hobart, Tasmania in 1853. The Saint Vincent dropped off 100 convicts in Gibraltor and picked up 102 convicts for the final voyage. The Saint Vincent was rigged as a ship of 633 tons, built in London in 1829. Her master was John Young and Surgeon Thomas Sommerville.


CONDUCT RECORD.[comments in these type of Brackets are mine]

Michael NASH

Tried Limerick 16 July 1849

Arrived [Hobart] 26 May 1853 Roman Catholic can read (a little) 7 years


Transported for assault and robbery Prison report iss? [hard to read, could

be a code for something]

conv Gibraltar govd? [don't understand this comment] Stated this offence

attacking a house and assault and robbery, a gun was stolen. Married



Trade: Laborer, Height: 6ft 1', Age: 48, Complexion: Dark, Head: Round,

Hair: Dark Brown, Whiskers: - , Visage: Round, Forehead: High, Eyebrows:

Bushy Black, Eyes: Brown, Nose: Large, Mouth & Chin: Medium,

Native Place: Limerick

Remarks: 31/5/53 RB 10/6/53 R Boutcher Wesby [could be short for Westbury]

20th DV 21st Hosp Tn [this was hard to decipher and is a best guess] 25/8/53

DV 29/9/53 DV 30 H Allison Lgford [Longford}

[A couple of faint letters I could not decipher] 12.53 TofL [ticket of


CPardon [very faint then a few other letters or numbers un readable]

13/12/53 must len[or similar letters] 18mths for a CP

Rcvd [Received] CP 9.1.55








24 July 1815 Anne of Martin Connors and Ally Heffernan.sponsors Richard Nash and Anne Heffernan.





21 August 1815 Bridget of Ralph Nash and Anne Nash; sponsors Thady Connors and Margaret O'Brien.




16-18 June 1816 Catherine of Michael Mc Coy and Catherine Sheehy; sponsors Frank Nash and Kitty Cussen.




September 1816 J--- of James Murphy and Ellen Nash; sponsors James Sullivan and Kate Sullivan.




April 1817 Richard of Richard Nash and Joan Mc Auliff; sponsors --Reagan and --Mahony.




27 August 1819 Daniel of Joseph Roberts and Mary Shanahan; sponsors John Burges and Catherine Sullivan.




December 1819 John of John Nash and Mary Cussen; sponsors John Bently and Catherine Cussen.




June (before 18th) 1820 Francis of Francis Nash and Mary Dalton; sponsors James Cussen and Mary Nash.




27 January 1822 Elizabeth of John Nash and Mary Cussen; sponsors Frank Nash and Mary Nash.




12 November 1841 Margaret of James Nash and Margaret Quinn; sponsors Patrick Gehigan and Mary Quinn.




25 February 1842 Patrick of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors Patrick Rice and Mary N ash.




4 November 1844 Richard of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors Richard Shanessy and Ellen Shanessy.




1 December 1844 Mary of John Nash and Johalma Sheehan; sponsors John Moore and Anna Dooly.





5 February 1846 Johanna of John Callaghan and Margaret Nash; sponsors Francis Nash and Mary N ash.




26 January 1847 Catherine of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors Maurice Casey and Mary Mc Mahon.




23 May 1847 John of John Nash and Johanna Nash; sponsors Henry Copley and Alice Atkins.




23 May 1848 Michael of William Nash and Ellen Moran; sponsors Dan Mc Auliff and Mary Sullivan.




12 March 1849 Mary Ann of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors Patrick Nash and Catherine O'Connor.




29 July 1850 Mary of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors Jeremiah Clifford and Mary Mc Mahon.




13 August 1852 Francis of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors Patrick Nash and Margaret O'Connor .




31 October 1854 Patrick of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors Edmund Flanigan and Hanora Clifford.




16 June 1857 Thomas of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors Michael Harris and Ellen Noonan.




30 October 1858 Margaret of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors Jeremiah Clifford and Mary Shaughnessy.




23 January 1862 James of John Nash and Bridget Mc Mahon; sponsors John Mc Mahon and Mary Nash.




11 October 1864 David of Richard Nash and Mary Clifford; sponsors John Nash and Mary Woulfe.




30 December 1864 Eliza of John Nash and Bridget McMahon; sponsors Richard Nash and Mary McMahon.





8 May 1866 Jim of John Nash and Bridget Mc Mahon; sponsors Patrick Nash and Mary Nash.




Newcastle R.C. Parish Abstracts (Additional Material)




26 February 1816 Neal of Dennis Kilmartin and IvIary Barey; sponsors Barth Egan and Biddy Nash.




25 April 1816 Jane to Thomas Fitzgerald and Mary Nash; sponsors Thomas Dalton and Catherine Moore (or Moone)




8 June 1816 Richard of James Mc Cann and Mary Broderick; sponsors Pierce McCann and Nancy Nash.




26 March 1821 James of Edmund Keane and Johanah Nash; sponsor Anna Keane.




2 April 1833 Elizabeth of James Raleigh and Catherine Nash; sponsors Michael Creagan and Mary Shanessy.




8 January 1835 John of Kennedy O'Kennedy and Ellen Nash; sponsors John Casey and Hanora Flanigan.




11 February 1841 Patrick of Michael Moran and Ellen Nash; sponsors Denis Flanigan and Margaret Nash.




30 May 1843 Margaret of Michael Moran and Ellen Nash; sponsors Patrick Nash and Mary Williams.




26 June 1848 James of Michael Hanly and Margaret Nash; sponsors Michael Moran and Johanna Nash




20 September 1874 Daniel of Patrick Mullins and Johanna Hunt; sponsors Francis Nash and Johanna





1830.02.16 Nash, Js. Jna. Burns. Dl. Burns/Jn. Burns

1839.04.15 Nash, N.R. Johanna Mangan. Jn. N.R./ Cath. Dooley.

1841.04.20 Nash, Richard. Margaret Hammond. Jn. Hammond/ Mary Hastings

1844.02.20 Nash, James. Catherine McNamara. Jn. Flaherty/Mgt. Ryan.


1847.07.30 Nash, Patrick. Brigt. Riordan. Michael Keane/ Mary Madden.

1848.02.05 Nash, James. Bridget Nelville. Rev. Js Donavan/ Ml. Shanahan.

1852.01.31 Nash, Michael and Ann Nelville. Jn. Murray/Mary Ann Hastings.

1852.08.16 Nash, Thomas and Margaret Mescal. Joe. Carney/ Bridgt. Mescal.

1857.10.31 Nash, Michael and Mary Madigan. Mark Sheehy/Hana. Nash.

1860.02.08 Nash, Thomas and Ellen Galvin. Ml. Galvin/Jn. Galvin.

1873.02.22 Nash, Michael and Catherine O'Donnell. Thomas Nash/Cath. Conway.

1885.02.17 Nash, John and Maria Liston. ? Nash/ Maria Ann Shaughessey.

1887.02.17 Nash, Michael and Maria Corbett. Thomas Madigan/ Mgt. Mangan.






James Nash and Catharine MaMahon

Child: David Chr. 3/17/1845


Michael Nash and Margaret Parsons

Child: Denis Chr. 3/27/1848


Edmond Naish and Mary Sheahan

Child: Michael Chr. 7/28/1862

Margaret Chr. 5/20/1865

Hanora Chr. 7/2/1867

Edmond Chr. 7/25/1869


James Nash and Margaret Kiely

Child: Ellen Chr. 7/1829


Patrick Nash and Bridget Lynch

Child: Ellen Chr. 2/10/1840

Ellen Chr. 2/9/1841


Patrick Naish and Bridget Riordan *

Child: Ellen Chr. 7/8/1842


Michael Naish and Eliza Molony

Child: Ellen Chr. 4/19/1846


James Nash and Mary Leaney

Child: Ellen Chr. 12/24/1866


John Nash and Mary Kirby

Child: Margaret Chr. 9/19/1863


James Nash and Catharine Frynnane

Child: Michael Chr. 7/28/1849


Francis Nash and Bridget Connell *

Child: Michael Chr. 2/16/1844


Patrick Naish and Elizabeth Enright

Child: Patrick Chr. 3/17/1871


Patrick Nash and Mary Crotty

Child: Patrick Chr. 5/22/1870


Michael Nash and Mary Moloney

Child: Richard Chr. 12/14/1832


Michael Nash and ? Summers

Child: Seragh Chr. 4/13/1831

Mary Chr. 3/24/1836




Child: THOMAS Chr. 1/12/1835





Thomas Naish and Mary Meskil

Child: Thomas Chr. 11/12/1854

John Chr. 5/8/1856

Michael Chr. ?/4/1860


Patrick Nash and Mary Costello

Child: Johana Chr. 3/28/1840

James Chr. 2/10/1842

Mary Chr. 1/23/1845

Catharine Chr. 5/12/1848

Sarah Chr. 2/1/1852

Anne Chr. 3/6/1854

Margaret Chr. 5/6/1855

Patrick Chr. 11/9/1857

Michael Chr. 1/16/1860

Charlotte Chr. 12/16/1866


James Naish

Child: Bridget Chr. 3/22/1829


James Nash and Bridget McNamara

Child: Bridget Chr. 7/22/1849


James Naish and Catherine McNamara

Child: John Chr. 4/9/1847

Bridget Chr. 12/18/1851

Mary Chr. Mary 7/24/1854


Patrick Nash and Eliza Galway

Child: Brigdam Chr. 2/21/1858


Michael Nash and Catherine Nevil

Relative Edmond Naish Mary Sheahan

Child: Sarah Chr. 5/9/1853

Margaret Chr. 11/1/1855

Catherine Chr. 4/15/1860

Sarah Anne Chr. 6/29/1869

Brigidam Chr. 1/17/1873


Carroll Naish and Mary Sampson

Child: Caroline Chr. 5/16/1832


Lawrence Naish and Hanora Connors (MY LINE)

Child: Cate Chr. 7/6/1848

Catherine Chr. 6/7/1838


Michael Naish and Mary Maloney*

Child: Catherine Chr. 12/16/1841


Richard Naish and Hanora Kane

Child: Catherine Chr. 12/20/1829

James Chr. 3/23/1832

Hanora Chr. 4/24/1836

Mary Chr. 9/20/1838

Carroll Naish and Ellen Stauton

Child: Secilia Chr. 5/6/1843

John Patrick Chr. 10/3/1857

Mary Teresa Chr. 4/29/1860

Helena Caroline Chr. 2/22/1863


Carroll Naish and Mary McNamara

Child: Henry Chr. 12/11/1839


James Nash and Mary Cusak

Child: James Chr. 4/4/1843


Richard Nash and Margaret Hammond

Child: James Chr. 12/10/1848


Patrick Naish and Mary Healey

Child: Michael Chr. 5/3/1852

Johanna Chr. 1/30/1853

Mary Chr. 5/9/1854

Margaret Chr. 10/27/1857

Michael Chr. 3/25/1860


John Naish and Johana Mangane

Child: John Chr. 1/19/1843


Michael Nash and Mary Madigan

Child: John Chr. 10/17/1861


Thomas Nash and Sarah Galvin

Child: John Chr. 8/3/1862

Margaret Chr. 7/21/1865


Carroll Naish and Anne Margaret O'Carroll

Child: John Joseph Chr. 8/29/1841

Richard Chr. 8/10/1845


* other names mentioned with these christenings: Richard Naish and Catherine Griffin





ASKEATON-BALLYSTEEN BAPTISMS RC FROM MICROFILM ROLL WITH SPONSORS( work in progress)Parents listed first, then sponsors.


1829.12.20 Nash, Catherine-Richard Nash and Hanorah Keane, Michael Nash, Mary Keane.



1829.--.-- Nash, Helen-John Nash and Margaret Kiely, Patrick Hanley, Mary Malley.



1830.09.08 Nash, Mary-THOMAS NASH AND MARY KILMARTIN, John Nash and Helen Kilmartin.(MY LINE)



1831.04.13 Nash, Sarah-Michael Nash and Mary Sommers, John Hogan and Mary Quinlan.



1832.03.23 Nash, James-Richard and Hanorah Keane, James Quinlan, Mary Quinlan.



1832.05.16 Nash, Caroline-Charles Nash and Mary Sampson, Robert Gaff and Mary Hynes.



1835.01.12 Nash, Thomas-THOMAS NAISH AND MARY KILMARTIN, Cornelius Leary and Bridget Bucky.(MY LINE)



1836.03.24 Nash, Mary-Michael Nash and Mary Sommers, Thomas Hogan and Catherine Hogan.



1836.04.24 Nash, Hanorah-Richard Nash and Hanorah Keane, Robert Fawl and Bridget Hall.



1838.06.07 Nash, Catherine-Richard Nash and Catherine Griffin, Dennis Riordan and Margaret Burns.



1838.09.20 Nash, Mary-Richard Nash and Hanorah Keane, Michael Nash and Bridget Nash.



1838.12.14 Nash, Richard-Michael Nash and Mary Moloney, William Moloney and Bridget Nash.



1839.12.11 Nash, Henry-Charles Nash and Mary McNamara, James Culhane and Mary Culhane.



1840.03.16 Nash, Patrick-John Nash and Johanna Mangan, John Cowhey Bridget Dooly.



1840-03-28 Nash Johannna-Patrick Nash and Mary Costelloe, Michael Wall and Hanorah Scanlan.



1841.02.09 Nash, Helen-Richard Nash and Catherine Griffin, Michael McGuird and Mary Farrell.



1841.08.29 Nash, John-Charles Nash and Anne O'Carroll, Charles Nash and M. O'Carroll.



1841.12.16 Nash, Catherine-Michael Nash and Mary Moloney, Thomas Quin and Bridget Nash.



1842.02.10 Nash, James -Patrick Nash and mary Costelloe, John Minitor and Anne Looney.



1842.07.08 Nash, Helen-Patrick Nash and Bridget Riordan, Robert Riordan and Johanna Riordan.



1843.01.19 Nash, John-John Nash and Johanna Mangan, John Dooley and Mary Healy.



1843.04.04 Nash, James James Nash and Mary Cusak, N.R. and Sarah Nash.



1843.05.06 Nash, Madeline-Charles Nash and Anne Carroll, Edmond O'Carroll and Mary Goold.


1844.02.16 Nash, Michael-Richard Nash and Catherine Griffin, Thomas Burns and Elizabaeth Cooney.


1845.08.10 Nash, Richard. Charles Nash, Anne O'Carroll. Richard Carroll, Caroline Nash.




1846.04.19 Nash, Helen. Michael Nash, Eliz. Moloney. Edmund Nash, Anne O'Neill




1847.03.22 Nash, Francis. Charles Nash, Margt. O'Carroll. Fran. O'Carroll, Anne O'Carroll.




1847.04.09 Nash, John. Js.Nash, Catherine McNamara. Js. Kinnerk, Helen






1848.03.27 Nash, Js. Michael Nash, Margt. Parsons. Lauce. Nestor,


Catherine Nash




1848.06.06 Nash, Catherine. Lauce. Nash, Hana. Connors. Michael Connors


Hana. Fitzgerald. (MY LINE)




1848.06.18 Nash, Catherine. Patrick Nash, Mary Costelloe. Js. Leahy,


Mary Costelloe.




1848.06.21 Nash, Redmond. Charles Nash, Anna O'Carroll.


John O'Carroll, Helen Nash.




1848.12.10 Nash Js. Richard Nash, Mgt. Hammond. Michard Hammond,


Mary Brick.




1849.07.22 Nash, Bridget. Js. Nash, Bridt. McNamara. Patrick Shanahan,


Helen McDonagh.




1849.07.28 Nash, Michael. Js. Nash, Cath. Synan. Jn. Kenny, Mary Ryan.




1850.05.17 Nash, John. Patrick Nash, Mary Costelloe. Thomas Hennessey, Mgt. McMahon




1851.12.18 Nash, Bridgt. Js. Nash, Cath. Mcnamara. Js. Kinnerk, N.R.




1852.02.01 Nash, Sarah. Patrick Nash, Mary Costelloe. Patrick Madigan,


Mary Madigan.




1852.05.03 Nash, Michael. Patrick Nash, Mary Healy. Patrick Healy,


Sarah Nash.




1853.01.30 Nash, Jna. Patrick Nash, Mary Healy. Michael Nash,


Mary Leahy.




1853.05.09 Nash, Sarah. Michael Nash, Cath. Neville. Js. Quinlevane,


Anne Lynch.




1854.03.06 Nash, Anne. Patrick Nash, Mary Costello. Patrick Nash,


Mary Nash.




1854.05.09 Nash, Mary. Patrick Nash, Mary Healy. Js. Healy, Mgt. Healy.




1854.07.24 Nash, Mary. Js. Nash, Cath. McNamara. Thomas Kelly,


Mary Shaughnessy.




1855.11.01 Nash, Mgt. Michael Nash, Cath. Neville. Patrick Nash,


Mary Costelloe.




1856.05.06 Nash, Mgt. Patrick Nash, Mary Costelloe. Michael Nash,


Sarah Nash




1856.05.08 Nash, John. Thomas Nash, Mgt. Mescall. Michael Mescall,


Brid. Mescall.




1857.10.03 Nash, John. Charles Nash, Anne Staunton. Charles Nash,


Ann Carroll.




1857.10.27 Nash, Mgt. Patrick Nash, Mary Healy. Con. Healy,


Brid. Connor.




1857.11.09 Nash, Patrick. Patrick Nash, Mary Costelloe. Michael Galvin,


Cath. Nash.




1858.02.21 Nash, Brid.. Michael Nash, Cath, Nelville. Js. Neville,


Brid. Neville.




1860.01.16 Nash, Michael. Patrick Nash., Mary Costelloe. N.R., Susan Bourke.


1860.04.15 Nash. Cath. Michael Nash, Cath. Neville. Thomas Nash, Helen Keeffe.




1860.04.29 Nash, Mary, Charles Nash, Elanor Staunton. Michael Ryan, Maria Ryan.




1860.05.04 Nash, Michael. Thomas Nash, Mgt. Mescall. Michael Mescall, Cath.O"Brien.




1860.09.25 Nash, Michael. Patrick Nash, Mary Healy. Dl. Leahy, Cath. Nash.




1861.10.17 Nash, John Michael Nash, Mary Madigan. Ml. Mulqueen, Helen Mulqueen.




1862.07.28 Nash, Michael. Edmund Nash, Mary Sheahan. N.R., Mary O'






1862.08.03 Nash, John. Thomas Nash, Sarah Galvin. Jn. Nestor Anne Galvin.




1863.02.22 Nash, Helen. Charles Nash, Helen Staunton. Wm. Murphy, Mary Murphy.




1863.09.19 Nash, Mgt. John Nash, Mary Kirby. Thomas Connors, Helen Noonan.




1865.05.20 Nash, Mgt. Edmund Nash, Mary Sheehan. Patrick Kennedy, Sarah O'Neill.




1866.12.15 Nash, Charlotte. Charles Nash, Elanor Staunton. Roger O'Sullivan, Anne Finsley.




1867.06.02 Nash, Hana. Edmond Nash, Mary Sheahan. Michael Corbett, Cath. Slattery.




1869.06.29 Nash, Sarah. Charles Nash, Helen Stauton. Js. Hickey, Sarah Collins.




1869.07.25 Nash, Edmund. Edmund Nash, Mary Sheahan. Edmund Sheahan, Mary Sheehy.




1870.05.22. Nash, Patrick. Patrick Nash, Mary Crotty. N.R., Mary Nash.




1871.03.17 Nash, Patrick. Charles Nash, Nora Stahns. Patrick Nash, ? O' Sullivan.




1873.01.17 Nash, Bridget. Edward Nash, Maria Sheehan. Patrick Halloran, Maria Halloran.


1875.04.04 Nash, Eliz. Edmund Nash, Maria Sheahan. DL. Mcnamara, Mgt. McCarthy.


1876.10.29 Nash, Jn. Edmond Nash/Maria Sheahan. Js. Liston/ Maria Liston.




1881.10.19 Nash, Helen. Charles Nash/ Theodora Sheehy. Robert Sheehy/ Helen Sheehy.




1882.10.26 Nash, Theodora. Charles Nash/ Theodora Sheehy. Jn. Nash/ Helen Nash.




1886.09.14 Nash, Bridgt. John Nash/ Maria Liston. Js. Liston/Bridgt. Liston.




1888.01.11 Nash. Patrick. Michael Nash/ Maria Corbett. Js. Corbett/ Maria Walsh.




1889.01.13 Nash, Michael. Michael Nash/ Maria Corbett. Patrick Nash/ Mgt. Corbett.




1889.03.03 Nash, Michael. John Nash/ Maria Liston. John Nestor/Maria Sheehy.




1890.11.16 Nash, Js. Michael Nash/ Maria Corbett. Jn Cronin/ Mgt. Walsh




1892.04.24 Nash, Jn. John Nash/Maria Liston. Ml. Sullivan/ Cath. Liston.




1892.12.11 Nash, Jn. Michael Nash/Maria Corbett. Thomas Hourigan/ Maria Nash




1892.12.11 Nash. Chris. Michael Nash/ Maria Corbett. Ml. Corbett/ Anna Corbett.




1893.04.03 Nash, Js. John Nash/ Maria Liston. Maria Sommers/ Maria Shanessy.




1893.11.28 Nash, N.R. Michael Nash/ Maria Corbett. N.R./N/R.




1894.10.05 Nash, Maria. John Nash/ Maria Liston. Dl. Shaughnessy/ Anne Sommers.




1894.11.04 Nash, Maria. Michael Nash/ Maria Corbett. Wm. Marshall/ Maria Bradley.




1896.03.08 Nash, Edward. John Nash/ Maria Liston. Dl. Carroll/ Cath. Mulqueen.




1896.03.25 Nash, Joe. Michael Nash/ Maria Corbett. Michael Madigan/ Maria Gleesome.




1897.08.22 Nash, Patrick. John Nash/ Maria Liston. Ml. Kenrick/ Helen Kenrick.


1897.06.26 Nash, Anna. Michael Nash/ Maria Corbett. Patrick Walsh/ Hana. Ryan.






MORE NASH'S! Askeaton Abbey







The Naish vault in Askeaton Abbey refers to the Naish family of Ballycullen, Askeaton, County Limerick,Ireland. They were very large landowners in the area. The huge vault bears the inscription," In this ruined chapter room, the ancient and exclusive burial place of this family, this tomb was erected by Carroll Naish of Ballycullen Esq.& CO." The tomb commemorate's his wife who died in 1836. Her name was, Mary Sampson Naish.They had a daughter named Caroline Chr. 16/5/1832. Carroll Naish remarried after his wife's death to Ann Margaret O'Carroll. Their children were:

Secilia 1843

John 1841

Richard 1845

Frederick 1847


The Askeaton Abbey was founded in 1389 by the Fourth Earl of Desmond for the Conventual Franciscans. It was improved and enlarged by the 15th century and most of the surviving ruins date from then. In 1579, Sir Nicholas Malby sacked and burned the Abbey, killing many monks. The Franciscans returned in 1627 and restored the Abbey in 1643. The Abbey provides one of the finest examples of the ecclesiastical architecture of its period, the cloisters and the east windows being particularly notable and remarkably well preserved. The whole building is enclosed by a thick stone wall and down through the centuries burials have taken place within the Abbey and in the surrounding yard. Maybe Naish/Nash burials?






John Callaghan married Mary Nash 26th April 1835 Newcastle West Parish. Their children were baptized in Newcastle West Parish. SP= Sponsors.

Their Children:

27.04.1835 Mary Nash SP. Gerard Shanessy/Mary Nash

13.10.1837 Richard Nash SP.Daniel Griffin/Anna Sheahan

11.10.1838 Richard Nash SP. Patrick Nash/Johanna Nash

26.06.1844 John Nash SP. Daniel Griffen/Margaret Nash

05.02.1846 Johanna Nash SP. Frank Nash/ Mary Nash

05.12.1847 Johanna Nash SP. Patrick Nash/ Ellen Nash

31.03.1850 Elizabeth Nash SP. Maurice Casey/Johanna Casey

24.08.1852 Margaret Nash SP. Richard Nash/Johanna Nash

07.10.1854 Richard Nash SP. Patrick Nash/ Johanna Nash

20.05.1858 Bridget Nash SP. James Shaughnessy/J.


James Callaghan leased an office, house and yard at Maiden Street, Newcastle West in 1852.( Gortboy townland) This was leased from Richard Nash and Patrick Nash.





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Additional Allotment, Listowel.

HC Deb 21 March 1910 vol 15 cc911-2W 911W


asked the Chief Secretary whether he can explain the circumstances under

which a labourer named O'Brien, of Knockundervaul, Duagh, rural district of

Listowel, was refused the additional half-acre; was the application of this

man twice inquired into; is he aware that at the inquiry in July, 1907, Mr.

M'Cabe, Local Government Board inspector, expressed himself in favour of it;

and that there is a sufficiency of land held by the occupier, Thomas Casey,

out of which an additional allotment might be granted?


I understand that O'Brien's application has been twice inquired into, but

there is nothing in the transcript of the shorthand writer's notes of the

second inquiry to show that the Board's inspector approved of the renewed

application, and he disallowed it on the ground that the applicant was not a

labourer. The area of the farm on which the additional half-acre was marked

appears to be forty-one acres, but the occupier based his objection upon the

fact that consent was given to the original half-acre for a cottage and plot

for O'Brien (although he was not an agricultural 912W labourer), on the

understanding that no more land would be applied for by him. The applicant

never worked as an agricultural labourer, but is a tailor.





Knockanure Jimdo guest book

My gt gt grandparents were Cornelius Dore/Door/Dower and Johanna Stack, along with Maurice Joy and Kate Carroll. Their son Cornelius and their daughter Norah migrated to Queensland Australia where they married and raised a family. In Australia, we go by the name DOWER.Your website is amazing!





Re: Robert E. Shanahan

Posted by: Fred Shanahan Shannon Date: October 28, 1998 at 19:50:57

In Reply to: Robert E. Shanahan by Jim Roslund of 871




Last update: 9/20/98



Ann Shanahan m. Richard Savage of Mounthawk, Tralee * * Bartholomew Shanahan b Mar-1836 Co Kerry; came to US 1854 * * Bess Shanahan m. Tim Shea of Clontubrid, Listowel * * Billy Shanahan of Tralee m. O’Connor of Castleisland * * Bridget Shanahan m. Mick Foley of Killorglin * * Bridget b. 1862 and Thomas Shanahan (twins) b. 1862, Mary, b.1856, Honora b. 1848, Daniel b. 1852 * * Bridget and Margaret Shanahan of Broguelane * * Bridget Shanahan Listowel * * Bridget Shanahan b. 14 May 1892 Ballysheen, Abbeydorney * * Bridget Shanahan m. John Connell of Clogher, Lixnaw * * Bridget Shanahan m. Clarke Bally of Ballybunnion * * Catherine Shanahan b. 25 Feb 1871 Aghamore, Abbeydorney * * Catherine Shanahan m. Mike Keane of Pollough, Listowel * * Catherine Shanahan b. 1894, of Portmagee, parent: Maurice Shanahan * * Charles Shanahan b. 1906, of Farrenreigh, parent: P.J. Shanahan, * * Christina Shanahan b. 1902, of Telegraph St., parent: Patrick Shanahan * * Cornelius Shanahan b. 1879, of Portmagee, parent: John Shanahan, * * Cornelius Shanahanb. 1882, of Portmagee, parent: David Shanahan * * Cornelius Shanahanb. 1887, of Faranreigh, parent: John Shanahan * * Cornelius Shanahan b., 1896, of Portmagee, parent: Maurice Shanahan, * * Cornelius Michael Shanahan b.1906, of Portmagee Village, parent: James Shanahan, * * Cornaleus Shanahan son of Patrick Shanahan & Bridget b. 1816. from Listowel area Siblings — Patrick, Daniel, John, Pat, Honora. from Ship’s list “Regulus” with the Peter Robinson Expedition * * Con and Pat Shanahan of Moyvane * * Catherine Shanahan of Carhoona * * Catherine (Kitty) Shanahan 1825-1840 * * Daniel Shanahan 1812 m. Catherine Sheehan b. 1806 * * Daniel Shanahan b. 1810 m. Mary Curtin to Canada with the Peter Robinson Expedition * * Daniel Shanahan of Ballylahiff * * Dan Shanahan of Tullig * * Dan Shanahan m. Kate Loughnane of Kilflynn in 1804 * * Dan Shanahan m. H. Brown of Tullig * * Denis Shanahan b. 1792 Honora McCarthy b.1793 children — Daniel b. 1812, William b. 1810, John b. 1835, Florance b. 1818—left Ireland in 1825 with the Peter Robinson Expedition .* * Dan and Dan Shanahan of Beale * * Denis Shanahan b.1851 Aulaneduff, Killahan m. to Ellen Fealy b. 1847 Aghamore, Abbeydorney. m. 20 Nov 1871 Abbeydorney - (children) Catherine Shanahan b. 1871, Mary Shanahan b. 1872, Ellen Shanahan b. 1874, James Shanahan b. 1877, Margaret Shanahan b. 1879 , Michael Shanahan b. 1880, Hanora Shanahan b. 1882, John Shanahan b. 1887, Bridget Shanahan b.1892 * * Dan Shanahan of Lissahane * * Dan and Pat Shanahan of Tubridbeg * * Denis Shanahan of Tubridmore * * Denis Shanahan b. 1851 Aulaneduff, Killahan m. to Ellen Fealy b.1847, * * Dan Shanahan of Knocknacaska * * Daniel Shanahan b. 1860 from Castleisland * * Daniel James Shanahan b. 1900, of Cable Station, parent: Patrick Shanahan, * * Daniel Shanahan b. 1886, of Portmagee, parent: Mich. Shanahan * * Dan Shanahan b. 1812 son of Denis b. 1792 * * Dan Shanahan of b. 1860 Castleisland write: (2904 Jade Cove Ct, Sacramento 95821 * * David Shanahan b. 1879, of Faranreigh, parent: John Shanahan, * * Debora (Debbie) Shanahan m. Flaherty of Tralee .* * Desmond Shanahan m. O’Sullivan of Kells C’ives * * Dora Shanahan m. Denis O’Connel of Kells * * Eddie Shanahan Fybough * * Edw. Shanahan of Lisheenbawn * * Edward Shanahan m. Alice ? went to Chicago joined police dept. * * Edm. Shanahan of Candouglas * * Ella Shanahan b. 1884 of Ballylongford, parents John Shanahan and Mary Carroll, m. Thomas Fitzgerald. * * Ellie Shanahan m. Florance O’Connor of Listowel * * Ellen Shanahan b. 1880s of Listowel m. Jeremiah Loughnane they had 5 children John, Patrick, Johannah Mary, Mary Ann "Molly", and "Sonny." Johannah * * Ellen Shanahan m. Johnstone of Ballybunnion * * Ellen Shanahan b. 1895 m. Garland, living in Long Island NY. mary 7 tom * * Eileen Shanahan b. 1907, of Farrenreigh, parent: Michael Shanahan, * * Ellie Shanahan b., 1918, of Portmagee, parent: Nora Shanahan * * Elizabeth Shanahan m. John Healy they had 7 known children - Patrick b. 1824, Catherine b. 1832, Mary b. 1836, Hanora b. 1837, Michael b. 1841, John b. 1842 - my gg grandfather and Daniel b. 1845. * * Elizabeth (Bessie) Shanahan of Knockanasig, Listowel 1867-1946 m. Mike Dillane of Farran, Abbeydorney * * Edm. Shanahan of Ballyline * * Ellen Shanahan b. 28 Sep 1874 Aghamore, Abbeydorney * * Hannah Shanahan of James street * * Ellen Shanahan b. 1895 Fybough * * Eliza Shanahan - June 21, 1897- write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * Ella Roggin Shanahan - August 22, 1887- write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * b. 1818 m. Mary Murray b. 1818 * * Hanora Shanahan b. 29 May 1882 b. Ballysheen, Abbeydorney * * Hanna Mari Shanahan b. 1893, of Knightstown, parent: Michael Shanahan, * * Helena Bridie Shanahan b. 1910, parent: C.J. Shanahan, * * Honora Shanahan from Tralee to U.S. aboard Lesmahagow * * Helen Shanahan m. Mce. Fitzgerald of Limerick * * Henery Shanahan April 4, 1889- write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * Henery A. Shanahan -June 24, 1887- write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * Henry Shanahan - April 9, 1889- write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * Tom Shanahan of Muing * * Jack Shanahan m. Kitty went to U.S. in 1940 * * Jack Shanahan of Irramore d. 1922 m. Scollard (married twice) * * Jack Shanahan of Fahavane, Kilflynn one of Ireland’s outstanding I.R.A. heros d. 1960 m. McElligott * * Jack Shanahan of Valentia (a cable station operator) m. Julia Elizabeth Sander (d. 1968)- (dau. of Honora Brennan 1851-1932 and Frederick Sander) David Wilson * * James Shanahan from Tralee to U.S. aboard Lesmahagow * * James Shanahan b. 1884, of Faranreigh, parent: John Shanahan * * James M. Shanahan - December 23, 1883- write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * James and Ml. Shanahan of Kilcolgan James Shanahan - May 3, 1890- write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * James Shanahan of Shanakeal, Castleisland * * James Shanahan of Doory * * James Shanahan of Shanakeal * * James Shanahan b. 6 Feb 1877 Aghamore, Abbeydorney * * Jim Shanahan farmer m. Hanrahan of Ballybunion * * John J. Shanahan - Apri l 10, 1881 write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * James Shanahan of Dromin * * Jeremiah Shanahan m. Johannah Davis of Tralee * * Jeremiah Shanahan wireless operator m. Corcorn went to Chicago * * James J. Shanahan - July 3, 1850 Write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * James Shanahan b. 1897 Fybough * * James Shanahan b. 1905 of Lixnaw write; 8300 W. Forest Preserve Dr,, Chicago, IL 60634 phone # 1-3122-625-1057 * * Jerh. Shanahan of Tullamore * * Jeremiah Shanahan m. Johannah Davis of Tralee * * Jerome Shanahan m. Elizabeth Parker of Fenit Island * * Fr. John Shanahan Ballybunion spent 50 years in the Harrisburg Diocese write: 8300 W. Forest Preserve Dr,, Chicago, IL 60634 phone # 1-3122-625-1057 * * John and John Shanahan of Coolatoosane * * John Shanahan of Knockmeal * * John Shanahan of Irrabeg m. Catherine Kissane * * John Shanahan b. 4 Nov 1887 Ballysheen, Abbeydorney * * John A. Shanahan to New York in 1800 * * John Shanahan b. 1875, of Farenreigh, parent: John Shanahan, * * John Shanahan of Fahavane * * John and Pat and Tim and John of Ballylahive * * John Shanahan m. Blennerhasset of Castleisland * * John and Pat and Dan and Michael and Eliza Shanahan of Farranreagh * * John Shanahan * * John Shanahan b. 1889, of Knightstown, parent: Mich. Shanahan * * John Shanahan b. 1897, of Portmagee, parent: Maurice Shanahan * * John J. Shanahan b. 1925, of Farranreigh, parent: Dan Shanahan * * John Shanahan of Ballygarron * * John Shanahan of Fybough, Keel, Castlemaine b. 1858 m Kate Foley - 2nd wife Mary Comack O’Brien b. 1861 Shanahill East, Keel, Castlemaine * * John Shanahan from Lixnaw * * John Shanahan of Tullamore m. Annie Daley * * John Shanahan write: John Shanahan, 2612 Horseshoe Court, Richland, WA 99352 * * John Shanahan b. Jun-1844 came to US 1869 * * John Shanahan m. Cronin of Kilflynn * * John Shanahan of Shanavalla * * Fr. John Shanahan to U.S. * * Fr. W. Shanahan to U.S. * * Johanna Shanahan of Listowel * John D. Shanahan 1813-1826 m. Susanna Murphy to Canada with the Peter Robinson Expedition * * Johanna Shanahan of Kilflynn * * Joseph Shanahan - March 5, 1877 write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * Joseph Shanahan -June 5, 1917- write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * Julia Shanahan of Glashnanoon * * Julia Shanahan (the Saint) of Fahabane m. Michael Stack * * Julia Shanahan of Tyagh 1852-1930 m. John Savage of Ballymacelligott * * Julia Shanahan (1826-90) m. John Brennan (1800-84)about 1840 on Valentia Island (my ggg-grandparents) David Wilson * * Kathleen Shanahan Abbeydorney m. Tagh Dunn * * Kathy Shanahan m. Spicer of Tralee * * Kathleen Shanahanb. 1928, of Farranreigh, parent: John Shanahan * * Kitty Shanahan 1805 m. Timothy Murphy went to Canada with Peter Robinson Expedition pg. 223 “Holy Land” * * Kate Shanahan m. Allan of Farranfore * * Kate Shanahan m. Capt. Costello of Ahabeg * * Kathleen Shanahan m. Slattery of Laccamore * * Maggie Shanahan m. Moriarty of Tralee * * Maggie Shanahan m Tom Shanahan went to U.S. * * Martin Shanahan m. Ellen (nee Behan) Furlong came to New Zealand last century. Abbeydorney * * Mary Shanahan b. ca 1840 * * Mary Shanahan of Moher * * Mary (Babe) Shanahan Listowel * * Mary Shanahan b. 1925, of Farranreigh, parent: John Shanahan, * * Mary Elizabeth Shanahan b. 1900, of Cable Station, parent: Patrick Shanahan Mary Shanahan from Tralee to U.S. aboard Lesmahagow * * Mary Shanahan of Gullane * * Mary Shanahan of Kilflynn * * Mary Shanahan b. 1889, of Portmagee, parent: Maurice Shanahan * * Mary Shanahan to Cork m. J. Warner of Banty * * Mary Shanahab. 1903, of Portmagee, parent: James Shanahan, * * Mary Shanahan 25 Jan 1840 bapt. Liscohane * * Mary V. Shanahan from Tralee to U.S. aboard Lesmahagow * * Mary Shanahan b. 1901 Fybough * * Mary Ann Shanahan m. MI. O’Connor of Listowel * * Mary Ann Shanahan b. 1908, of Farrenreigh, parent: Patrick J. Shanahan, * * Mary Shanahan m. John Hayes of Kilflynn * * Margaret Shanahan b. 5 May 1879 Ballysheen, Abbeydorney * * Margaret Shanahan b. 1907, of Portmagee, parent: Maurice Shanahan, * * Maurice b.1850, John b. 1844, Mary b. 1840, Bartholomew Shanahan b. 1836 * * Margaret Shanahan - April 16, 1889 write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * *Margaret Shanahan of Lixnaw write: James Shanahan, 8300 W. Forest Preserve Dr,, Chicago, IL 60634 phone # 1-3122-625-1057 * * Margaret Shanahan 1856-1932 * * Maurice Shanahan Listowel * * Maurice Shanahan b 1-Jun-1850 Ireland; came to US 1870 * * Maurice Shanahan b. 1897, of Knightstown, parent: Michael Shanahan, * * Margaret Shanahan - July 27, 1849 write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * Ml. and Edm. Shanahan of Toomies * * Michael Shanahan of Knocknagun * * Michael (Mick Joe) Shanahan Abbeydorney * * Michael Shanahan b. 1876, of Glanleam, parent: M. Shanahan, * * Michael (Mike) Shanahan b. 1864 from Farran, Abbeydorney * * Michael (Mike) Shanahan of Knockburrane, Lixnaw 1864-1926 * * Michael Shanahan b. 1877, of Faranreigh,parent: John Shanahan, * * Michael Shanahan of Dooncaha * * Michael Shanahan m. Ellen O’Brien write: Clark Shanahan Owosso, MI * * Michael Shanahan Listowel * * Michael Shanahan b.1 Oct 1880 Ballysheen, Abbeydorney * * Dr. Michael Shanahan m. Hanna Baily of Tralee Dr. Shanahan in 1916 treated Sir Roger Casement while he was imprisoned and convoied a message to the Comd. of the Irish Volunteers. children: Ted, Coleste (Nun) * * Mike Shanahan of Kilflynn m. Donegan * * Mce. Shanahan of Liscullane * * Ml. Shanahan of Knockbrane * * Ml. and Mce. Shanahan of Glashananon * * Molly Shanahan m. Ed O’Connor of Listowel, Tullamore * * Molly Shanahan of Kilflynn * * Nancy Shanahan m. G. Sherlock * * Ned Shanahan of Clandouglas m. Mary Mangan * * Ned Shanahan of Lisenban, Castleisland * * Ned Shanahan of Castleisland m. Brosnan of Castleisland * * Ned Shanahan banker m. Jones of Ballard, Valenta * * Nora Shanahan b. 1899 Fybough, m Timothy (Champion) Foley lived Shanahill East, Keel, Castlemaine * * Nora Shanahan m. John Welsh of Tralee * * Pat Shanahan of Lackanooneen * * Pat Shanahan m. Marg Fordham of Galway * * Pat Shanahan m. Crean of Ballyheigue * * Patrick Joseph Shanahan from Castleisland * * Patrick John Shanahan b. 1791 m. Ellen b. 1797 went to Canada with the Peter Robinson Expedition * * Patrick Shanahanb. 1907, of Portmagee, parent: James Shanahan, * * Patrick Shanahan b. 1888, of Portmagee, parent: Maurin Shanahan * * Patrick Shanahan left in 1849 —Jim Roslund * * Patrick Shanahan and Margaret Neil of county Kerry around 1840-1850? They had 14 children. Jim Roslund ( * * Patrick Shanahan of Ballylahiff * * Pat and Wm. Shanahan of Dromlivaun * * Pat and Ml. Shanahan of Knockalougha * * Pat Shanahan of Pallas * * Pat Shanahan of Ahanagran * * Rosellan Shanahan b. 1902, of Telegraph St. parent: Patrick Shanahan * * Pat Shanahan of Listanavally * * Paul Shanahan b. 1816 m. Jane Keleher to Canada with the Peter Robinson Expedition * * Rd. Shanahan of Kilbaha * * Rd. Shanahan of Tonebwee * * Richard Shanahan from Farrenfore or * * Timothy Shanahan of Fybough b. 1887 * * Timothy (Thade) Shanahan of Ballygrenane, Listowel 1869-1946 * * Theresa Shanahan m. J. Coffey of Killarney * * Thomas Shanahan of Glankeagh * * Capt. Thomas Shanahan 1891 of Nolhbrown highly decorated soldier with the North Kerry’s Flying Column m. Bridget Gaughan * * Thomas Shanahan b. 1898 Fybough * * Thomas Shanahan of Farran 1861-1932 m. Ross of Kilmore * * Thomas (Billy) Shanahan m. Margaret (Peg) Stack of Fahavane, Kilflynn * * Thomas (Tommy) Shanahan solicitor of Abbeydorney m. Bridie * * Tom Shanahan of Castletown * * Thomas Shanahan of Cahermead * * Tom Shanahan of Crotta m. Kate Byrnes of Dromikeel, Kilflynn * * Tom Shanahan b. 1739 of Aulane, Abbeydorney m. Margaret Stack of Fahivane, Kilflynn they had TWENTY-ONE children * * Tom Nedin Shanahan (Edward) m. Julia Stack children: Eamonn, Willie, Dan, Paul, Maureen (Nun), Peg, Ina * * Tom Shanahan of Abbeydorney m. Bridget McCarthy of Ballacorohan, Lixnaw * * Tom Shanahan of Banbuidhe, Tralee * * Thmothy (Thade) Shanahan b. 1869 from Farran, Abbeydorney * * Tom Shanahan ot High street * * Tom and Jas. Shanahan of Ballysheen * * Tom Shanahan of Farran * * Tom and Dan Shanahan of Bawnboy * * Tom Shanahan of Knocknahaha * * Tom Shanahan of Magh * * Tim Shanahan of Ballygrennan * * William Shanahan of Farran, Abbeydorney m. Mary Stack * * William E. Shanahan - June 3, 1879 rite; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * William Shanahan b. 1891, of Knightstown, parent: Michael Shanahan * * William Shanahan m. Nora Fitzgerald of Tralee went to U.S. * * William (Will) Shanahan b. 1810 m. Mary Stack * * Willie Shanahan went to Chicago in 1911 joined police dept. * * Willie Shanahan b. 1924, of Portmagee, * * William (Willie) Shanahan Tralee m. Margaret (Peggy) ? * * Willie E. Shanahan -June 5, 1885- write; Marilyn Shanahan 5529 S. Neva Chicago, Illinois 60638 * * Wm Shanahan b. 1880, of Faranreigh, parent: John Shanahan * * Wm. Shanahan b. 1901, of Portmagee, parent: Maurice Shanahan, * * Wm. Shanahan b. 1912, of Portmagee, parent: James Shanahan, * *


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There is a new Web Page set up in Abbeydorney, County Kerry, Ireland. They are willing to help genealogists locate their ancestors who came from County Kerry.

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Descendants of Abbeydorney / Kilflynn


Mary Spiesz, New York, USA.


I am searching for information about my maternal great-uncle, William Sullivan, better known as "Bill the Tailor", who married a girl from Abbeydorney and settled there. I was told he had a son who may still be alive in Abbeydorney. My great-uncle Bill was the son of James Sullivan of Barrow, Ardfert and Julia Savage, formerly of Listowel. Any help will be appreciated. I am also trying to locate information about my late maternal grandfather, Patrick Moriarty of Killorglin (born 1880's; died early 1900's in St. Catherine's Hospital, Tralee). His wife was my late, maternal grandmother from Barrow, Ardfert, Kerry. Her name was Mary Sullivan. Thank you for your help. E-Mail:





Name: Marie Scott,Oklahoma, USA.


Looking for lost relatives around Abbeydorney or someone that can steer me in the right direction to continue my search for my Abbeydorney family. My great-grandfather was Patrick J. Walsh, born in 1871 to Patrick and Ellen Delaney Walsh. Along with his brothers, Jeremiah and Daniel, he immigrated to Pittsburgh Pa. around 1890. All three were policemen in Pittsburgh. They left behind siblings, Maurice (Mossie) who married Nellie Hanlon, John, and a sister Nellie. On the 1901 census, this family was living in Ballymacquim East, Killahan, Abbeydorney. A 11 month old granddaughter, Mary Behane, was living with them as well as Ellen's mother, Johanna Delaney. Any assistance or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I will be happy to share the information that I have on this side of the ocean. Thanks and God bless. E-Mail:





Carolyn Cullison,Virginia, USA


I'm searching for roots O'MAHONEY & SCOLLARD. They left Abbydorney or area in 1842 to come to the USA. Patrick O'Mahoney left with 3 sons one also a Patrick. The older Patrick died on ship. the younger married Catherene Scollard daughter of Nicholas Scollard also from Abbeydorney. They are my great grandfather, great grandmother and Great, Great grandfather. Spellings may be different. If any of this ring a bell or think they just might be related please email me. God Bless you all. Carolyn Cullison. E-Mail:





Virginia McClennan from New Plymouth, New Zealand


I am a great great granddaughter of Mary (Quinlan) Behane and Jeremiah Behane. Mary Behane, and later her son Maurice, owned a pub in Kilflyn which is now Parkers Bar. My great grandmother was Ellen Behane who married Martin Furlong - he was a policeman in Abbeydorney. They came out to New Zealand in 1865, leaving my grandmother Winifred Furlong with her aunt, Mary Shanahan , in Kilflyn I have Winifred's baptismal certificate from the Catholic Chirch of Kilflyn, 1864. Her sponsors were Patrick Furlong and Ellen Loughnane. She came to New Zealand in 1880. I have many letters and photographs of family in the area. The oldest letters are from Mary Shanahan, dating back to 1892. Later letters were from Winifred's cousin, Johanna King. I have made contact with some family connections in Ireland and have been able to share some of this material with them. Your site is excellent and I'll be following its development keenly.


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Fred Shanahan Shannon from Grand Rapids, MINNESOTA, U.S.A.


O’Shanahan, Shanahan, Shannon ?? Great Grandpa’s name was O’Shanahan for sure. When he boarded the ship his birth record was a blur. Mishandling his papers was a bad habit he had. So reading his name was distressing and sad. The Ship’s Surgeon, a stern man with only one goal, Interrupted Gramp’s name without the front “O” Now this left a new handle for Gramp to support. To pass down to his kids with the first letter short. Things got too rough in the Canadian Woods, He packed up his family and their personal goods. Arriving in the States, he made one more mistake, He shortened it again for simplicity sake. O’Shanahan, Shanahan, Shannon, it’s all so confusing, Finding uncles and aunts with wrong names they are using. The reason for this is still a mystery to me. For this is not the name that planted our tree. This explains the trouble that’s beseeching me now. Tracking down a family who’s name changed somehow. The name O’Shanahan came straight from the sod. And Shanahan for sure was the name in the Log. Now this leaves only Shannon at the end of the road. And there are so many, that’s what I've been told. So I guess I’ll keep searching in hopes that I find, Another Shanahan, Shannon in the same state of mind.


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Vincent Saporita from Villa Ridge, Missouri


Researching STACK, HANRAHAN, AND LILLIS families. Garrett Stack, his wife Johanna Hanrahan, and 11 children sailed on the Christopher Columbus in 1849. They sailed from Liverpool to New York. Garrett's father was Robert Stack. Johanna's father was Patrick Hanrahan. Passenger list shows Garrett50, Johanna46, Robert22, Joan19, Patrick17(My ggrandfather), John15, Michael13, Johanna11, Garrett9, Mary7, Ellen5, Cathe4, Judy2. One daughter remained in Ireland. Patrick Stack(my ggrandfather) was born in Tullihinell, Barrylongford parish, County Kerry on 5/11/1828. The 1851 census shows the family in Canada, in Wellington County, Garafraxa Township. This is near Fergus and Guelph, about 75 kM west of oronto. It shows Garrit53, Johana46, Michael18, Garrit14, Mary12, Elinor10, Cathrine8, Julia6. Patrick and his family settled in East St. Louis during the Civil War. Would appreciate hearing about any of these families.


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Barbara Jessop from Wisconsin, U.S.A.


I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your website. As I mentioned in your guestbook , my sister and I visited the Abbeydorney area last Fall. It is beautiful! I am from Wisconsin and my sister is from North Dakota in the United States.Both of our Great Grandparents came from The Abbeydorney area. The Sugrues were from Kilgulbin to be exact. My Great Grandmother, Catherine Sugrue, immigrated to the U.S. in 1861 with her Grandparents. She left behind her parents,William Sugrue and Joanna McCarthy and 10 siblings . She had only one brother, John. He had 10 Children, many whom, I believe, remained in the area.


My Great Grandfather, Timothy Laughlin, was from Kilflyn, born in the Parish of Abbeydorney. He came to the U.S. at the age of 10 with his father, Timothy Laughlin, and a brother, John. Through my research, I have been unable to locate any Laughlins in the Kilflyn area. I have found Loughnanes. Could this be the same family? If anyone has any information, I would surely appreciate a response. My GGGGrandfather, was also Timothy and he married Mary Flagherty, probably in the late 1700's. Thank you for the opportunity to include this in your website.


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Mike Chrisom from Farmington, MI USA


Got your URL from Fred Shannon ... my great great great grandfather, John HEALY was born 5/1/1797 in "O'Dorney, County Kerry", per his obituary; he died 4/20/1874, at the "Healy Settlement", Jackson Twp., Macon Co. Missouri USA. His wife's maiden name was Elizabeth SHANAHAN, no birth/marriage/death dates available, but family tradition says she passed away during the Famine. They had 7 known children ... the youngest, Daniel HEALY, was born October 26, 1845 in "Abdorna, Kerry"; the older six in were born "down the road" in Tralee. Would be very interested any info about the Descendants of Abbeydorney mentioned on the homepage, or in corresponding with anyone who may have info on my "people" in the area. Thanks, and God Bless!


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Front (L to r); Terry Brosnan, Lixnaw, John McElligott, Leam, Kilflynn, Danny O'Shea, Kilflynn, Timothy Lyons (Aero) , Garrynagore, Tim Sheehy, Lyre, Pete Sullivan, Ballyduff, Paddy Mahony, Ballyegan, Battalion O.C.


Back (L to r); Denis O'Connell, Lixnaw, Stephen Fuller, Kilflynn, William Hartnett, Mountcoal, Tim Twomey, Kilflynn.




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The Culhane Family of NewtownSandes/Moyvane, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Updated August 27, 2007


Dennis Patrick Culhane

3701 Locust Walk

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214

A-United States



Edit Your Page This home page is for the descendents of Patrick Culhane and Nora Enright Culhane, who were married, and lived on a dairy farm in Newtown Sandes (now Moyvane), County Kerry, Ireland. They had nine children, who were born in the mid-1800s. Many of their grandchildren emigrated to the United States, mostly to the Rochester, New York area, and other upstate New York towns.


This descendent profile was compiled by me, Dennis Culhane, of Rochester, New York, now living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I visited Ireland around August, 2000, and found the old farm and house where Patrick and Nora lived ("The Long House"). The Culhanes who currently live there (Sean and Maurice), and who were being visted at the time by their brother Pat and his wife Kathleen of Birmingham, England, provided some of the information contained here. They also provided me with a sheet of ancestry information compiled by Francis A. O'Connell, from which a good deal of this information came. Other information came from members of the O'Connor family (John and Padraig) who live nextdoor to Sean and Maurice. The O'Connors are descendents of John Culhane, one of Patrick and Nora's sons. Other information came from my father, Morris, of Rochester, and his brother, Robert, of New Ipswich, NH. This is definitely a work-in-progress, as there is a significant amount of unknown information, particularly birth and death dates, and even whole generations of children (Please forgive the usage of "Unkown" in the descendent report - it is not meant to imply that people were born or died "unknown" but that the DATE is "unknown.") If you have anything to add, including personal information, anecdotes, birth/death dates and locations, occupation, etc., please forward the information to me, and I will edit and update this site. Also, if you are in contact with other family members, please forward to them this website address.


I can attach images, photos, documents, etc. to this website as well, so, if you like, you can forward those to me, and I'll post them. I can return any paper documents you send me. If you have Family Tree Maker software, I can forward you an electronic copy of the entire family folder on which this family tree is based, and you can keep and update your own copy (I could email you the family tree file as an attachment).


Finally, send me an email if you are a member of this family, and would like to be notified of any updates to this site.


The Culhanes of Ireland and Rochester have not yet contemplated a reunion, but the creation of this descendents profile certainly suggests that we should have one. Suggestions...? Ideally it would be in Kerry, or we could try Rochester. Interested anyone?



Descendants of Patrick Culhane


Generation No. 2



2. JOHN2 CULHANE (PATRICK1) was born in Newtown Sandes, Lietrim Middle, in the "Long House". He married QUILLE (ENRIGHT?) in Newtown Sandes, Co. Kerry, Ireland.