Kilkee Disaster 1910



Templeglantine, Ardagh and Ballyine , Co Limerick. 1954,%20Christmas.pdf


Workhouse NCW 1984 article


Ballyine and Limerick articles 1965, Abbeyfeale and Fr Casey.,%20Autumn.pdf

Arch Deacon Fitzgerald 1788-1863 PP Rathkeale wrote 29 stanza ballad.


Catholic Life books parish news.



7 July 1917

Listowel Fair, small with few buyers, beef scarce at about 1s 3d per lb, mutton scarce at 1s 1d. Springers, 1st class £25 to £30; 2nd class £10 to £20, two year old heifers, 1st class£13 to £18, 2nd class £10 to £13; Yearlings £6 to £8; dropped calves from a week to a month old. From £2 to £3.

Mr Michael Dillon, Knockanasig, sold a very handsome red bull, three years old, to a Co. Limerick purchaser for £52.

Pig Market, bacon made 122s per cwt dead weight; bonhams from 30s to 45s a piece.


Death has taken place of Mr M A Lehane, son of Mr T Lehane, Listowel. Deceased was studying at the Irish College, Paris, when his health broke down.


17 Sept. 1908 Catholic Press NSW.

MISSING FRIENDS. Any person knowing the whereabouts of Maurice O Connell native of Athea, County Limerick, Ireland, who came to Australia about the year 1863, kindly communicate with P. Naughton, Rawdon Island, Hastings River. NSW.

Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW 24 Sept. 1892

Missing Friends; WILLIE M'COY, late of Carramere, will write to his Mother he will hear something to his advantage. Last heard of four years ago, when in Sydney. MARGARET M'COY, Curramere, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick, Ireland


INFORMATION wanted of JOHN WALSH,. late of Athea, Co. Limerick, who left home in '81 ; last heard of in the employ of Mr. Foley, on the Darling River. Reply to John Raleigh (late of Ballyhahill), Cungegong, Moatefield PO.. N.S.W.





No. 8957-Recorded July 23, 1897

Maloney, Thomas, age 83y 4m 27d, male, white, retired farmer, married

Died: May 21, 1897, 2:00 a.m. at 1454 w 6th st, Davenport, Iowa

Cause of death: senility and cystitis

Born: Co. Limerick, Ireland. Resided in U.S. 45 yrs

Buried: St. Anne's Cemetery; May 22, 1897

Obit: Daily Times, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, May 21, 1897


At his home 1454 West Sixth street, at 2 o'clock this morning occurred the death of Thomas Maloney in the eighty-fourth year of his age. Death was the result of a complication of diseases against which the great age of the deceased ill could cope.

Mr. Maloney was a native of County Limerick, Ireland where he was born in 1813. He came to this country in 1858, and just before the beginning of the Civil War he established himself upon a farm near Long Grove, where he remained until some years ago, when he entered upon retirement, and removed to the home in this city in which he passed away.

The deceased is survived by his widow and five children, John, T.F., James and Patrick and Mrs. T.F. Meagher of Lenox, Iowa.

The funeral will be held from his late residence on west Sixth street at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning with services at St. Mary's church. Interment will be made at St. Ann's cemetery in Long Grove, Iowa.


Freeman’s Journal 13 Aug 1917

SERGEANT-MAJOR'S DEATH-The death in action of Sergeant-Major John Hennessy,Leinsters, has occasioned keen regret in his native town, Listowel. The deceased was 21 years in the army, and served through the South African war,

and was about receiving a commission when he was killed by a shell. He was the son of the late Mr. D.C. Hennessy, journalist, and author of the "Lays of North Kerry."


19 May 1823 Connaught Journal

On Friday night, three valuable farm houses, on the lands of Ballyrehan, in the immediate vicinity of Crotto, county Kerry, were set on fire by some incendiaries, and totally consumed. The houses, when burned, were untenanted.



May 30, 1857

County Kerry

Of Eugene Madden, of Ballyconnery, Parish of Liselton, who was learning the carriage-making trade in Paris, Kentucky, about 3 years ago. Information received by his brother, Edward Madden, Keokuk, Iowa.


12 July 1856

Of JAMES GRANT, who left Listowel [co. Kerry] 6 years ago. - Please address his brother, Michael Grant, Wappelo, Louisa county, Iowa.



21 Feb 1857

Of RICHARD HARTNETT, and his sons, Michael, James, Thomas and Jeremiah, and daughter Honora, of the county of Kerry; when last heard from were in Burlington, Iowa, one year ago last May. Please address his son-in-law, Michael Moore, Osage City, Cole county, Mo.


Of EUGENE MADDEN, of Ballyconnery, parish of Liselton [co. Kerry], who was learning the carriage-making trade in Paris, Kentucky, about 3 years ago. Information received by his brother, Edward Madden, Keokuk, Iowa.



Of PATRICK DOWNEY, of Ballynahown, parish of Knocknacashill [co. Kerry]; when last heard from was in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, went to Missouri, and is supposed to be now in Iowa. Please address his sister Mary (who has been anxiously enquiring about him for four years) care of Dennis Rahilly, 6 Pearl street, New York.



20 Feb 1858

Of LAWRENCE CUSIC, native of parish Newtownsands [co. Kerry]; when last heard from was in Sidney, Ohio, and moved to Iowa. Information received by his sister, Hannah Cusic, Crawfordsville, Montgomery county, Indiana.






5-Nov 1900 The Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser



He was born in County Kerry, Ireland, in 1858;? he was ordained priest In All Hollows College in 1882 and arrived in Sydney the same year and was appointed to the curacy at Parramatta under his life-long friend, Arch

Deacon Rigney. He was translated to Barrima ? thence to Moss Vale, then back to barrima, thence to Mingle and Cooma He left enduring monuments of his zeal and devotion to duty in the shape of churches, at Moss Vale he built a comfortable and commodious presbytery. From all these parishes he carried he carried away on his departure from them substantial tokens of esteem and respect in which he was held amongst his people

Ministers of all denominations in Coma .called at the Presbytery and tendered to Rev. T Harnett Parish Priest, Bega their sincere sympathy , Mr Boyle , Mr Meoatt.? of the Railway Department who knew Fr Harnett for years offered to his afflicted brother the sympathy of the Presbyterian congregation. This morning several priests arrived in Cooma including father O Gorman of Michelangelo . Fr Grace of Bungendore Rev Father Rohan of Moss Vale and. Rev, Father Walsh of Liverpool.



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10-3-1883 Freeman’s Journal NSW


The following is taken from the ' New York World' :— The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Lundrigan, who died on Sunday last at the age of 103 years, took place from tie residence of her son-in-law, Richard Fitzgerald, No. 216 Monroe-street. Mrs.

Lundrigan. was born in County Kerry, Ire land, in 1779. Though seventy years of age when she came to this country, she experienced no discomfort during the ocean voyage. She was a very energetic old lady, and up to two months before her death she never suffered from illness. Until two years ago she never found it necessary to wear spectacles. She wan an expert seamstress and did fine needlework until illness prostrated her. Mrs. Lundrigan was the mother of sis children, two of whom are now living, the eldest, a son, being sixty-two years of age. Mrs. Lundrigan was buried in Calvary Cemetery. _





30 Dec 1943 Barrier Miner Broken Hill NSW

Victoria Cross For Queenslander

CANBERRA--The award of the Victoria Cross to Private Richard Kelliher for bravery in New Guinea in September was announced by the Governor General (Lord Gowrie) yesterday. Kelliher, who enlisted in Queensland, was born In County Kerry, Ireland. The citation revealed that when Kelliher's platoon was attacking an enemy position at Nadzab it came under heavy fire from a concealed machinegun post. On his own initiative Kelliher dashed forward and hurled two grenades which killed some of the gun crew. Then he returned to his own section. There he seized a Bren gun and again went forward alone and silenced the post. He next went forward alone under heavy rifle fire from another enemy position and rescued his wounded section leader.



29-1-1949 Advocate Burney Tasmania.


A large number of friends and relatives paid tribute to the memory of Mrs. Sarah Ethel Hunt, wife o£ Mr. A. B. Hunt, of East Devonport, who died on January 5. In Internment took place in the general cemetery. Rev. R. B. Cranswick conducted the last rites. A service was held in St. Paul's Church of England. Mrs. Hunt is survived by her husband and a son and daughter. Mrs. Hunt was married 53 years ago, and was the last surviving member of a well-known family. Three sisters and two brothers predeceased her. ' There were many floral tributes.

The late Mrs. Hunt was a daughter of the late John and Margaret Quin, of Formby. Her father died in 1893 at the age of 95. He was born in Kerry, Ireland. He joined the military forces and landed' in Sydney with his regiment in 1809. He came to. Van Dieman's Land and married the eldest daughter of Dr. Luttrell. Governor Macquarie attended the ceremony and gave the bride away. About 1818 Mr. Quin took up residence at Port Dal?ymple, at the mouth of the Tamar, on land granted to his wife by Governor Macquarie.



19 March 1938 Cairns Post QLD

Found Dead on Footpath.

Michael Scannell (47), single, a labourer, was found dead on the foot- path at the Queen's Hotel about 3.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A post- mortem certificate issued by the Government medical officer . (Dr. A. M. Langan) showed-that death was due to-natural causes. Scannell, who was born in County Kerry (Ireland), had been in Queensland for 30 years. He has a brother, Mr. Jerry Scanneil, a watersider, The funeral will leave the .mortuary at noon to-day.



29 Jan 1909 Cairns Morning Post QLD


MELBOURNE, Thursday.

A man named Thomas Fitzgerald died in the Warrnambool Benevolent Asylum yesterday, at the age of 111 years. He was born in the County Kerry, Ireland, in 1798, and arrived in Victoria in 1855.



8 Aug 1919 Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW


The Rev. Father Mahony, who has been attached to St. Francis Xavior Church as a curate, passed away on Tuesday night, from an attack of influenza. He was a strong, robust young man, a general favourite with the members of his Church, owing to his happy, genial disposition and It was thought that a long life of usefulness was before him. It was willed otherwise, however, and although far from his kindred he received all the care and skilful treatment possible, but death claimed him after, a brief ill ness. His remain were laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon in the ground attached to the Church, in the presence of a very large gathering of parishioners and citizens of the town. The service was a very impressive one and was conducted by the Rev. D. O'Sulli van (Albion Park), assisted by Revs. A. P. Malone (Kiama), P. J. Power, J. Galvin ?, P. Howe, E. McDonald, E Bonnet, Thomas O'Farrell (Leichhardt), D. Hannan, P. Cusack, J. Kissane, Lynch, Feehan, O'Brien, P. Galvin and Dr. Toomey (Moss Vale). A short service was held in the church, and the body was taken from the Presbytery into Harbour-street, and along the Church ground to the grave, the members of the H.A.C.B.S. and Children of Mary standing on each side of the route taken, and forming in behind the coffin, which was carried by members of the Hibernian Society. As the closing part of the sad rite was being performed, the Children of Mary sang a number of hymns, and as the strains of 'Nearer My- God to Thee,' swelled forth upon the air, many tears Were shed for one that had been laid to rest far from the ones and the land that he loved so well, and that he looked forward eagerly to seeing in the near future. The late Father Mahony was a native of Listowel, County Kerry, Ire land, and was 30 years. of age. He received his classical education at St. Michael College, Listowel, and after, wards at St. Kieran's, Kilkenny . where he studied Canon Law, Philosophy, and Theology. About four years ago he came to New South Wales. His first appointment was to St. Vincent, Redfern , where he remained for four months, he afterwards spent two years at St. Joseph, Rozelle, and then came to Wollongong, where he has been for a year and nine months.



25 April 1916 Otago Times

The Kieler Zeitung says that the prohibitive dog tax in Germany makes it possible for only the -wealthiest to keep dogs, and the result has been the killing of thousands of dogs. Their carcases have been converted into pleischmehl," which is being used, under different disguises, for human consumption.



27 Oct 1917 Fielding Star.

The death is announced from Auckland of the Hon. William Beehan, Ex-M.L.C, at. the age of 64 years. The cause of death was blood poisoning caused by the bite of an insect. Born at, Kerry. Ireland. Mr Beehan arrived in New Zealand in 1874, and after a period spent on the goldfields entered the service of John Cosgrove, Auckland, and subsequently started in business on his own. account. He was called to the Legislative Council in 1903,


Death Shaughnessy Priest 22 June 1933


The death occurred at the Mater Misericordiae Private Hospital, North Sydney, last Sunday. Shortly after 1 p.m., of Right Rev. Monsignor T. O'Shaughnessy, P.P., V.F., of the Goulburn diocese, and late parish priest of Cootamundra. Since his retirement, in 1928, from active parochial work, Monsignor O'Shaughnessy had led a secluded life at Cronulla, in a cottage own ed by the Goulburn Sisters of Mercy. He

had been in failing health for a consider able time, but it was only about six weeks ago that he entered hospital. In fairly good health last Saturday, he was not considered to be in immediate danger; but a bad turn developed around 10.30 a.m. on Sunday, and within three hours the soul of a very zealous and kindly priest had gone to the vision of God. Rev. Father R. O'Mara, S.J., was with him at the end, and fortified Mm with the rites of Holy Church. He died in his 81st year.



11 Jan 1951 Advertiser Adelade

Death Of Parish Priest

PORTLAND (V.). Jan. 10. 1951

Rev. Wm. Cain, parish priest of All Saints from 1909 to 1941, died today at his home at the age of 77. Falling health caused his retirement after 32 years' service. He was born in Listowel County Kerry, Ireland, and was known and respected by residents of all denominations and visitors.


7 April 1941 Courier Mail QLD.


The Rev. Father Michael Joseph Barry died on Saturday, aged 82. The funeral will move from St. Stephen's Cathedral, to Nudgee Cemetery, after

a requiem Mass Beginning at 10 a.m. to-day. Archbishop Duhig will preside at the Mass. Father Barry, a pioneer priest, arrived in Queensland from County Kerry, Ireland, 50 years ago. Because of illness he had been living in retirement at Ipswich in the last 25 years.



4 Jan 1940 Catholic Press NSW.

The death occurred suddenly in his presbytery at Clayfield. (Brisbane, Q.) last Thursday morning of Rev. Father Francis O 'Connelly P.P. He was aged 49 years and was for 25 years a priest. Father O'Connell was ordained at' All Hallows, Dublin. In 1914 he came to Queensland, and served as assistant priest at Gympie, Ipswich and Toowoomba. Five years later he was appointed parish priest at Crow's Nest, whence he went to Clay field in 1921. He took over a rented house and a small wooden church which could accommodate 150 parishioners. His first task was the building of the £10/000 St. Agatha 's Church, Clayfield, which can accommodate more than 500. In subsequent years he was one of the prime movers for the establishment within the parish. of a modern convent, a. Christian Brothers' secondary school, primary schools, and a presbytery. One of his last efforts was the building of St. Eita's Secondary School for Girls, which was opened last year. The deceased priest leaves two nephews in . Queensland — Rev. Father John 6 'Connell, of Cannon Hill, and Eev. Father Michael O'Connell, of Gympie. Requiem Mass for the repose of Father O'Connell 's, soul was celebrated in St. Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane, on Friday. His Grace Archbishop Duhig presided and paid a high tribute in his panegyric to the work of Father O'Connell. More than 80 priests were present at the Mass, which was celebrated by Rev. Father John O'Connell. The funeral was to Nudgee Cemetery. — R.I.P.


14 June 1917 Catholic Press


Here, There and Everywhere

A big Chinaman from Kerry.

At a reception given Bishop Dougherty, of Buffalo, formerly of the Philippine Islands, the Bishop told of a visit to the mission house in Hong Kong.. China, where he. met a big Chinaman, garbed in true Mongolian style, and with yard-long queue, a moustache and goatee. Asking the Chinaman if h understood French, he got this

surprising answer: 'What's the matter with you, Bishop Sure,. I'm Father Kennelly from Kerry. The Rev. Father T. M. Kennelly, S.J., is a brother of a popular Australian priest the Very Rev. Father P. Kennelly. P.P., Colac. Ballarat. Although a native' of Ireland, China is his home, and he has become as Chinese as the Chinese themselves. Born in Listowel, he went to China 32 years ago. A writer of an American paper says: 'His name is on every tongue from Kong Kong to Chif ?.

Being an eminent linguist, speaking French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and several Chinese dialects, he is still proud of. An teanga ' gaedilge of his beloved Eire, which he regards as an invaluable auxiliary in the acquisition of languages and dialects.' Another incident: A representative of the Government had seen the charitable work of the nuns, and was so pleased, that he offered to give them whatever was in his power to grant. The nuns deliberated for some time, and timidly asked for an alarm clock.



9 Dec 1920 Freeman’s Journal.

Death of the Irish Franciscan Provincial,


The news came by cable on Saturday last that the Very Rev. Father'' J. P. Hanrahan, O.F.M., Provincial of ' the Irish Province of the Order, died at Multyfarnham, County Westmeath, on the preceding, day, at the comparatively early ago of 44. For the past year Father Hanrahan had been in very in different health, in spite of treatment by eminent specialists and changes of climate. He was born in Listowel, County Kerry, and passed his studies in Killarney and later in St. Isadora’s College, Rome, where he was remarkable for his intellectual gifts, which he sedulously cultivated. Indeed, it may be said that too much application to study hastened his early demise. His attainments in the field of history— especially Irish history — have been of incalculable service in gathering materials for the canonisation of the Irish martyrs who suffered in the various periods of persecution during the English oppression. While director of studies in Multyfarnham College

Father Hanrahan brought the institute to a high degree of proficiency. His gentle and sympathetic disposition endeared him to a wide circle of friends within and without his Order; and his solid and matured counsel was sought in many weighty affairs, both ecclesiastical and civil. He took a deep interest in promoting the welfare of his Order in Australia, and was about to visit Sydney when indications of failing health made themselves known. Father Hanrahan was justly proud of his relationship to a namesake of his whose name is on the glorious catalogue of those who suffered for the

Faith and who are listed for canonisation. Father Hanrahan also lent his indomitable energy to the promotion of the Irish language study among young Irish Franciscans in Ireland and in Rome, and the fruits of his interest in this branch of national culture will be gathered in years to come, in the elucidation and editing of the treasures

of Irish lore, which are in the historic convent at Merchant's Quay, Dublin, in which work members of the Order are at present engaged. A Solemn Dirge and Requiem Mass were celebrated in Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley, this morning for his repose.


NS Wales Government




The Freeman's Journal

Monday, Aug. 13, 1917

PUBLICAN FLAGS- Thirty-six publicans in Tralee, who were summoned for

exhibiting flags on the occasion of the homecoming of the released

prisoners, and against whom the cases were dismissed by the magistrates on a

technical point have been again summoned.


10 June 1939 Argus Melbourne.


The Rev J J Gallivan, a veteran member of the priesthood, died at North- cote early yesterday morning, In his 83rd year Born in Listowel County Kerry, Ireland on February 8 1856 Father Gallivan was ordained to the priesthood In All Hallows College Dublin on June 24, 1880 and came to the Melbourne arch-diocese in the following November After serving as a curate at Kilmore. He was appointed parish priest at Gisborne in 1886 and in 1911 he took charge of the Sunbury-Bulla parish where he remained till 1923 completing 43 years service in the Kilmore Gisborne and Sunbury districts In April 1923, he was appointed to the charge of St Joseph’s parish Northcote and he held that position up to the time of his death

Solemn Office and Requiem Mass will take place at St Joseph's Church Northcote at 10 am to-day, and Archbishop Mannix will preside The funeral will leave the church for the Sunbury cemetery Arrangements are In the hands of Alfred Allison



OBITUARY. Northern Argus SA 24 May 1935


LATE MR. JOHN DEE. On April 2- 1935, passed away one of the later colonists from the Old Country. Mr. John Dee arrived in South Australia from County Kerry in the year 1881. He was born in Listowel in 1859, spending his early youth there and married Miss Ellen Larkin, second daughter of John Larkin, of Listowel. Mr. Dee, with his wife, came to South Australia in the sailing vessel Ashmore, and settled in the lower North districts, taking up land at Port Clinton, and later at Balaklava and in the Hill River district, where he engaged in mixed farming for several years. Members of his family are settled in these districts. Mr. Dee retired from active farming twelve years ago, living on his property at Sheoak Log, near, Gawler. Having always enjoyed excellent health, it was not until the close of his life approached that he experienced any illness. He died at the age of 70 years and is survived by his wife and nine children, four sons and five daughters, also two grand-children.


22 May 1930

Sister Mary Sylvester Harnett.

On Easter Sunday, 20th May 1930, Sister Mary Sylvester Harnett passed away, after an illness extending over many months. Born near Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, Sister Mary Sylvester, who was a sister of the late Rev. Father D. A. Harnett (Cooma), and the late Rev. Father T. Harnett (Bega), entered the Convent of the Good Samaritan in 1894. Until about two years ago, when failing health obliged her to relinquish teaching, she was actively engaged in the work of the schools. Forest Lodge, Newtown, Marriekville, Manly, Wollongong, Rozelle, and Port Pirie (South Australia) were, in turn, fields of labour for this efficient and cultured teacher. Her last years were spent at St. Scholastiea's Convent, Glebe Point. On Monday, 21st ult., Requiem Mass was celebrated in the convent chapel by Rev. Father D. Furlong, and at 2 p.m., after the last Absolution had been given by Rev. Father E. G. Par ker, the funeral left by motor for the cemetery at Rookwood. Rev. Dr. Sheehy (a cousin of Sister M. Sylvester), assisted by Ven. Archpriest McDonnell, P.P., Rev. Fathers R. McElligott, P.P. (cousin), P. Walsh, P.P., and P. Galvin, P.P., officiated at the graveside. — R.I.P.



2 Feb. 1934 Longreach Leader Queensland.


The 'death occurred in Brisbane on 26th January,1934, of Mrs. William Johns, relict of the late Mr. Wm. Johns. The late Mrs. Johns, who was 75 years of age, was born in Balleygrenan, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, in 1858. She came to Queens- land in the Buranda, landing In Brisbane in 1886. The last 28 years of her life were spent in Longreach, excepting the last 5 months when she resided with her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Anderson, Brisbane. She entered the Brisbane Hospital on the 25th January, passing away the following, day. The late Mrs. Johns, whose

husband predeceased her 6 months, ago In Longreach, is survived by 3 daughters and one son.

Freeman’s Journal 1 July 1909

DEATH. MULVIHILL.— June 6th, 1909, Trinity Sun- day, Michael Mulvihill, born at Drombeg, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, at his late residence, 190 Keppel-street, Bathurst, N.S.W., Australia. Aged 84. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Irish and American papers please copy.


14 June 1918 Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser


Bachelor Dies at 92.

Staunch Teetotaller and Non Smoker.

Patrick Keefe, a colonist of 64 years, and a resident of Bacchus Marsh for over half a century, has died at the advanced age of 92 years. He was born at Listowel, Ireland, on 17 March, 1826, where he joined the. Irish constabulary. In Australia he was a mounted const able, and was stationed at Kyneton, Rochester, Boort, Donald, Majorca, and Bacchus Marsh. He had many exciting adventures to tell of bush rangers and cattle " duffers." Subsequently he settled on the land. He was a staunch teetotaller and was not slow in expressing himself on the subject. He has stated that his savings in this direction, and from tobacco smoking enabled him to take two trips back to his native land. | Mr Keefe was never married, he apparently preferred to paddle his own canoe, and he had a pretty long trip up the river of life.






Michael Kane Kerry died Jan 1932 Australia



18 Oct 1884 Freeman’s Journal


Among the seven Arctic explorers rescued by the Thetis and Bear was Maurice Connell, of Company B, 3rd Cavalry, a native of the County Kerry. Connell was so emaciated and exhausted, when rescued that for some days afterwards he was not able to realize the fact that he had been snatched out of the very jaws of death. He did not hear the awakening scream of the steam whistle.

When his comrade shook him up from his prostrate position in the camp and told him of succour at |hand, he wildly exclaimed;   ' For God's sake let me die in peace.' A teaspoonful of brandy applied to his lips called back the fleeing life spark, for Connell could not have survived more than a few hours. he was. by far the weakest of the seven survivors, and the strongest must have surrendered within 48 hours. The story told by Connell from previous memory of their starving experiences is simply heartrending ; how they burned the hair off their sealskin boots and coats, cut them into strips, boiled them into a stew and ate voraciously of them until the stomach rebelled and nausea and weakness ensued in several cases. nature gave no call for 12, 15, and even 18 days, and then bloody haemorrhage and consequent weakness ensued, prostrating the

victims for several days. The difficulty of keeping heat in the body was very great. The rule of the camp was to permit no one to sleep more than two hours. He was awakened roughly and called upon to shake himself, beat his hands and pound his feet and restore circulation. This was found absolutely necessary to prevent torpor and possible death, the usual accompaniment of intense cold. Through all these hardships and sufferings Connell maintained the traditional character of his race for mirth and drollery, and many a quaint Irish story and rich Irish jest made ice-packs of the Arctic seas echo with the laughter of his comrades. We congratulate Connell on his safe return



1 Sept 1927 Catholic Press

Death of Mr. Daniel Tierney. On the 17th August 1927.,

 Mr. Daniel Tierney, a resident of the Orange district for more than half a century, passed away at North Sydney. Born at Lenamore, Ballylongford, North Kerry, in 1849, he was for several years engaged in farming pursuits in his native land before coming to Australia. Owing to the blight of landlordism he could

not see much prospect in the future by remaining there, so he decided to come to . Australia, and arrived here in 1873; Like many young Irishmen at this and an earlier period, he was the victim of a Government which cared little for the people's welfare. The Home Rule movement, which afterwards accomplished so much under the leadership of Parnell, was just then attracting notice, and the late Mr. Tierney  used to relate the famous Kerry election of February, 1872, when the Protestant Home Rule candidate, Mr. Hassett, defeated the Catholic Tory, Dease, in a district almost exclusively Catholic. This election was the last conducted . in Ireland .under the old system of 'open voting.' Arriving in Orange in 1874 he remained in and about the district until May last, when he came to Sydney for health reasons. During that long period he established ,a reputation for sincerity and uprightness, and was highly respected by the whole community. Always a devout Catholic, his was a familiar personality on Sunday to two generations going to Mass. As a 'true Irishman lie took an active interest in Irish affairs, and always nailed his colours to the mast. The delegations to Australia in the 'eighties and again after the Irish Party united under tho leadership of John Redmond, found an ardent supporter in the deceased. Though in no way aggressive, he would not allow aspersions to be cast on Ireland, and he died as he lived, true to faith and Fatherland. The interment took place on the 18th Aug. 1927, at Orange. Rev Father O'Donnell recited the last . prayers. The chief mourners were Rev. Brother Joseph (Patrician Brothers), Sydney, Mr Patrick Tierney, Sydney (sons), Mrs. J. Fitzgerald (sister), and Mr. J. Fitzgerald (North Sydney), brother-in-law. — R.I.P



16 Jan 1892, Freeman’s Journal

Among the late converts to the faith is Mrs. 'Eustace, of Newstown, Tulla, a daughter of Gen. Morris Stack. As a Protestant she was zealous in the practice of her religion and was a generous friend to the poor and sick. Her sister, Mrs. Berthnon, who resides in England, has also become a Catholic.


A car. two traps a horse, harness and four head of cattle the property of the Very Rev. Canon Cahill. the parish priest of Tipperary and Vicar General of the archdiocese of Cashel, were seized recently by the police in satisfaction of the sum of d8l49 still due by him as one of the sureties of Mr. Wm. O'Brien, M.P. The property has since been released, Canon Cahill having paid the amount demanded.


Father M. B. Kennedy, the noble-hearted curate who so ably espoused the cause of the evicted tenants of Curras and Meelin, was recently presented by them with £50. But with, characteristic  generosity he has turned the money over to Wm. O'Brien, to be used, as he paid, for the maintenance of the wounded soldiers  of Tipperary and Youghal.




6 Jan 1921 Catholic Press

Mr. James Stack. Mr. James Stack, one of the best-known Irishmen in Queensland, being just as big a favourite in Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, and the Downs as he is in Brisbane, has just returned from a trip to the old country, having journeyed through England, Scotland, Ireland and America. He visited Dublin, Belfast, and several of the large cities in Ireland, but spent most of his time in his own native Kerry, in the vicinity of Tralee. He was witness to some of the incidents which have made Green wood's Black and Tans notorious. He had many opportunities of judging the great spirit of the people, who, though they are passing through a Calvary greater ' than even '98, are undaunted and unconquerable. Mr. Stack saw Cork, Limerick, and parts of Clare after the reprisals of the Black and Tans, and he says that no words could convoy the feelings of horror with which he gazed upon such wanton destruction of property, and things which Irish people hold so sacred. His trip through America, with its prohibition joke, and its tragic ? drugs consequences, has given him some experiences which he relishes to tell. Although Mr. Stack is glad to be back again in Queensland, his homecoming was saddened by the death of his married daughter, Mrs. Boyle, who died after a short illness in Warwick, leaving her husband and one child to deplore their great loss. — R.I.P.



OBITUARY. ----- Mr. Thomas Denis Ryan, who had been a resident of Kilmore for 27 years, and a business man of the highest probity and honour, died at half past twelve at his residence, Powlett-street, on Thursday morning last. Mr. Ryan, who was 62 years of age, was born in Glasgow in 1850; he was the only son of Mr. Thomas Ryan (a Customs official) his mother's maiden name being Mary McElligott, both being natives of   Ballylongford, Kerry, Ireland. His father having died when the subject of this notice   was only three months old, his mother mre- married a Mr. Stack having issue three in family---the Rev. Gerald Stack, parish priest of Cambalang near Glasgow---formerly a professor in St. Patrick's College in the city named Mrs. Brady, now resident of Falmouth, and the late Sister Sebastian.,who up   to the time of her death some two years ago was Rev. mother in the Presentation Convent at Glagow, all of whom were much attached to their step-brother ; indeed Father Stack came all the way to Australia some two years ago to visit Mr. Ryan, spending some time with him, a matter of great, solace and pleasure to Mr. Ryan, who was then, and for some years previously, in delicate health. Deceased gentleman came to Victoria when quite a young man, and after spending a brief period with the late Mr Martin M'Kenna, of Kyneton Brewery, he took up duty with the old established and popular metropolitan firm of Messrs. Hogan and Mooney, wine and spirit merchants, to whom he proved a most capable, efficient and trustworthy employee. After some years with the firm named he married Miss Mulcahy, owner of the Oriterion Hotel and store, which handsome business he actively carried on for some time, and practically supervised almost up to the day of his death, the delicate state of his health not seeming to dim his unusually bright intellectual capacity. During his long years as an invalid he was zealously and carefully looked after by his good wife, whose self-sacrificing devotion should be mentioned as deserving of all praise. The writer, who had special opportunities of knowing Mr. Ryan, has no hesitation in attributing to him many admirable qualities, being just, straightforward and highly conscientious in his dealings and one whose accuracy was unquestionable. His death was most peaceful and edifying, being attended most assiduously by the local Catholic clergy- men---being conscious to the last moment. The remains, enclosed in an oak casket, were interred in the Kilmore Catholic Cemetery on Friday afternoon, the Rev. L. Martin,   P.P., attending to the obsequies at the grave. Mr James Beegan had charge of the mortuary arrangements, which were efficiently   attended to.


John Stack


Sydney Morning Herald 10 Aug 1858


BOTTOMLEY--RUTLEDGE-July 24th, at St. Mary's, Balmain,

by the Rev. W. Stack, William Henry Bottomley, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Rutledge, and niece of Mr.

James Barnett, late of this city.


3 Jan 1920 Queenslander Brisbane

news was received of the sudden death of Mr. Daniel Enright., an old and highly respected resident, and one of the pioneer farmers of the Elphinstone district. The deceased, who was over 70 years of ape, was found dead in a paddock on Monday afternoon, having apparently fallen while engaged in ploughing. The deceased was a native of . Kerry, Ireland, and soon after his arrival in Queensland joined the police force. He resigned after some years' service, and took up farming' pursuits on the Downs. He is survived by his widow, two, daughters, and three sons. One son, who joined the A.I.F. early in 1914, made the supreme sacrifice at Gallipoll.



Kentucky Irish American 6 Oct 1906


The people from East Limerick and
North Kerry heard with regret of the
death of Joseph Fitzgerald of Ballyhahill who was known in that part
of the country by almost every man
woman and child and his kindly and
generous  nature was a household
word For close on half a century
he was the leading merchant in
Ballyhahill and his funeral to the
family burying place In Glin was
three miles long


NY Tribune 1 April 1921.

Another clash between Sinn Feiners
and government forces is reported from
Ballyhahill, County Limerick, in which
one rebel was killed in a running fight
and one policeman was slightly


May 21 1904 Intermountain Catholic


Mrs William OBriens new book Under Croagh Patrick will be published by Mr John
Long It is the result of her residence during the Past twelve years in the romantic country on the seaboard of Connacht Her husband Mr William OBrien who has given up his seat in parliament and withdrawn from public life is writing his recollections of the past quarter of a century They reside in Mallow cottage Westport



Intermountain Catholic Oct 3 1908

A marriage will take place shortly in India between Lieutenant G H Pen
gelley R A son of General Pengelley and Mary Eva daughter of the late
Major Hugh Ingoldsby Massey County Limerick

A very pretty wedding took place in Loughill church on Wednesday last
when the nuptials were celebrated of Miss Ruth Connolly youngest daughter
of the Rev B J C Connolly of Foynes and Mr A G Wyllie eldest son of Mr Andrew Wyllie of Mossmorran Juniped Green Midlothian

Great regret has been caused in
Glin by the death of Mr Ed McGrath N T who has passed away at the
early age of 28 years Deep sympathy exists with his relatives and evidence
of this feeling was testified by the large procession that accompanied the
funeral to Kilfergus