Re: Dillon or Dillane

mildredethel173 (View posts)

Posted: 5 Jun 2005 12:12AM GMT

Classification: Query

Edited: 13 Nov 2005 12:57PM GMT

Surnames: dillon/dillane

yes he came out with 2 brothers and a cousin on the lord dalhousie for burning hay stacks I have a copy of the trial transcript the cousin was a Patrick Stack i am the grand daughter of olga may Dillon whos parents were john and mary and thats where i get a bit confused i went to cygnet and i gathered so much info now im having trouble putting the tree together I noticed that Janine Roberts is looking for her family her grandmother and my grandmother were sisters they are even burried in the same cemetary next to each other thank you for your reply i would love your help kindest regards Jodi

MyHeritage Family Trees

Patrick Kissane, 1925 - 1935

Patrick Kissane was born on month day 1925, at birth place, to john Kissane and Mary Kissane (born Blake).

john was born on January 3 1898, in County, Kerry, Ireland.

Mary was born on June 26 1903, in Glenworth county, cook Irlend.

Patrick had 6 siblings: Mary Pierce (born Kissane), Willam James Kissane and 4 other siblings.

Patrick lived at address, Massachusetts.

He lived in 1930, at address, Connecticut.

Patrick passed away of cause of death on month day 1935, at age 10 at death place, Connecticut.

He was buried at burial place, Connecticut.

Documents of Patrick Kissane



1992 Convent Yearbook


My great grand uncle founded Glasgow Celtic

Mairéad Mahony, 1 Bríd

It wasn’t through Packie Bonner, our famous football star, that I became a fan of Glasgow Celtic. My interest began years before that as my great-grand uncle, Fr. John Foley (1860 – 1953), was one of the founders of the club. He died in his native Tralee in the 93rd year of his life and 64th year of his priesthood.

He frequently paid the rent of the club’s first pitch out of his own pocket. Fr. Foley was in his younger days a crack athlete, a first-class boxer, cricketer, footballer and walker. When he was over 60, a walk of twenty miles in four hours was nothing to him.

He was a man to make you turn and stare in the street. Even in his advanced years he had the build of a giant and the springing walk of a perfectly trained athlete.

I am really proud to see how well Glasgow Celtic, which he helped to found, has done since.



Bishop Patrick Joseph Keane, Sacramento

Ciara O’Connor, 1 Bríd

My great grand-uncle, Patrick Joseph Keane, was born in Barraduff, Lisselton on 6th January, 1852. He was educated at St. Michael’s College, Listowel and later at St. Patrick’s College, Carlow.

Pope Pius X1 appointed Fr. Keane as auxiliary to Bishop Grace of Sacramento on 10th September, 1920. After the death of Bishop Grace, Fr. Keane was appointed Bishop of Sacramento. He was responsible for updating the historic Sacramento Cathedral. Bishop Keane died on 1st September, 1928.

The family of Bishop Keane was indeed a distinguished one. Bishop Keane’s brother was Governor of Assam from 1932 until he died at the age of 63 in London. He had served as State Secretary in India from 1917 to 1921.

Bishop Keane had another two brothers, Rev. W. Keane who was Parish Priest in Killorglin, and Rev. John Keane who was a Jesuit in St. Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street, Dublin.

I am very proud of my great grand-uncles as, indeed are his relatives to this day in the parish of Ballydonoghue.




In August 1799, Britain and Russia launched an invasion of northern Holland in an effort to topple the Batavian Republic and restore the House of Orange. The British-Russian armies - including the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, consisting of some 1,000 soldiers - arrived in Groote Keeten under the Duke of York. About 12,000 British soldiers were landed in total.

Willem V, Prince of Orange-Nassau, had fled to England in 1795 and the Batavian Republic was established.

"The regimental archives show well over 100 people killed in 1799 in the Coldstream Guards, Body of soldier recently found in Holland beach, Spring 2013.



My name is Mike O'Sullivan and I am the son of Michael C. O'Sullivan,
who was born in Derry, Listowel, County Kerry in 1927. Our family now
lives in the United States, near Philadelphia. I recently came across
your Internet site and showed it to my Father. He was quite surprised
to learn that it contained the names of several of his relatives,
including his deceased Mother, Father, and Sister. Their names were
all included on the listing of Lisselton-area deaths.

I'd appreciate any other information you may have on the area,
especially any other websites that may be of use. Thanks in advance
for any help you may be able to provide.

The death has occured of Jimmy Kennelly, Kilbaha, Moyvane on his 92nd
birthday, Monday, May 9th, 2005. Jimmy was the son of Tim Kennelly and Mary
Jane Hanrahan of Kilbaha. He is survived by his wife Maimie; children
Moira, Ina, Timmy, Martin, Christina, Seamus and Michael; his brothers Rev.
Fr. Michael, SJ and Timmy; his sisters Breda and Mae; his grandchildren,
great grandchild, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers
Danny, Jack, Pat, Fr. William, John Joe and his sisters Catherine and Eilis.
He was interred in Murhur cemetery following a funeral Mass in the Church
of the Assumption, Moyvane. At his graveside, Gerard Donegan sang his
favourite song, 'Oh, the happy days of childhood' and Alanna Donegan played
two Kilbaha airs on the side flute.

I know this reply is very long, but you have no idea how much your email meant to me and my family. My mom was thrilled to know that you contacted me because she was the one who wrote Nora and shared letters with us, but never knew why her letters stopped. Mom was very surprised to hear that Nora lived to 102. She assumed that Nora passed on when the letters stopped. There sure is longevity in that Flaherty family! So many lived a very long time. Aunt Anna is now 85 and I'm hoping she will understand the family information you provided me. Sometimes her mind wanders, so I hope to catch her on a good day. She may even be able to fill in some blanks we have.
I would love to hear stories of this extended family and share some of ours. We weren't exactly sure how to locate relatives in Ireland. I've had the hardest time finding something because I didn't understand the Knockanure/Newtownsandes/Moyvane area and I was looking in the wrong place. It was a strange thing my granddaughter was taught 3rd grade this year by a young teacher named Heather Barker, from County Claire, and she and I started talking about Ireland. She told me about the Moyvane site and that got me to looking a little harder and when I posted my comment back in November. My mom and dad were fortunate enough to visit Ireland in 1981; I think my dad was rather nostalgic about being in Ireland, knowing that his dad, mother and the aunts were from there, but they were on a tour, so it didn't leave any time to actually try and find folks or ask questions. My daughter and I toured Ireland two years ago and I thought about extended family, but sometimes you just don't know where to start or whether anyone would really care about us trying to locate family or not. I'm not sure about other American nationalities, but it's a funny thing about Irish Americans, the roots run very deep. With so many of us, there is this 'need to know' where the original family came from. I think that's why so many of us visit Ireland. We just have to! And I sure don't know anyone who has ever been disappointed!!
Mom asked me if you were related to Nora as you knew her well, or maybe friend or neighbor? You write the local notes, so is that connected to the Moyvane site or an area newspaper? Where is or what is Gortdromagowna? Not familiar with the name. I have a million questions, not all mine, but my family's also!
Here is a little history of my family:
Grandma Molly married John J O'Brien (from Claire) and settled in Kansas City, Missouri. Grandpa died in 1953 and Molly in 1959. We're not too sure of ages (in their 80s we think) because dates on their naturalization papers did not to agree with the information my mom said Grandma told her. Grandma lost one or two children, but surviving children were John Joseph (my dad) - Catherine Nora (named after the sister they called Caca and Nora) - and Anna Theresa (the last one). Catherine died January 21, 1981 at 64. Daddy died December 23, 1985 at 71. My dad and mom (Grace) married in 1936 and had 4 children. John Joseph III, born in 1938, Patricia Ann, born in 1940, Michael Thomas, born in 1944, and me, Kathleen Marie, born in 1950. We all still live in the Kansas City area and have families of our own. As I am the youngest, many of the great aunts and family were so much older that I really don't remember too many of them and many had already died when I was young.
One of the sisters, Madge, married the Moran you mentioned in your note and had three children, Mary, Eddie, and Nora. (Seems Nora had many namesakes!) Eddie and Nora died some years ago. Madge's daughter, Nora, had a daughter named Alexis, who worked at St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City with my niece, making it a very small world when they started talking one day and found out they were distantly related! Alexis visited on Thanksgiving two years ago and we traded family stories about the Moran and O'Brien families, of the four sisters and their families, so the world got smaller. The priest must be in this part of the family, but I don't know him.
My great aunt Nanna (Christened Anna-apparently daddy couldn't pronounce it right) never married and worked in a boys home for many years. She would come to visit almost every Tuesday. I can remember as a kid waiting at the top of our hill for her bus to walk her down to our house. Mom would always have for her cabbage, some salt pork and a potato (Nanna's favorite!) and I do remember that she liked a shot of whiskey right up until she got sick! Nanna died August 10, 1967, and I'm assuming she was also in her 80s or older.
I don't have any information about Catherine, only that daddy couldn't pronounce it and she became Caca.

About the Flavin family. They were family of Bill or Tim? Calling them from the States might be a little difficult, but could I get a mailing address and write them or would they mind if I contacted them? I have some pictures I could copy and send of some of the Flaherty's who lived here. Or I could send them to you if you provide your mailing address.


Again, I know this is rather long, but I really want to thank you for contacting me. And I can tell you that you really made the day for my mom and Aunt Anna. Hoping to hear from your soon or anyone else who would care to write. My best wishes to everyone.




Hi Kathleen,
I knew your grandaunt Nora Flaherty well she lived to be 102 year and died 6th Dec 1981, her brother Bill died c 1958, Tim died 19-4 1982 aged 96 , four sisters went to the US they say. One married Moran her neighbour and they have a priest in the family he came on a visit from America yrs ago.
A nephew Tim Flaherty of 39 Ruskin Road, Southhult? Middlesex died 30th May 1996 aged 70 yrs. Another nephew John Flaherty died some months ago his 80'o. The Flavin Family are grandnephews of Nora and will tell you of their many relations Keep in contact.
I have a photo of Nora and a poor copy of an American nephew only to find them. Remind me from time to time.


I have checked the Moyvane site since I posted the original comment, but no reply. Then the email addresses were gone, so I thought I would be out of luck. I was very excited to receive an email about a response to my request for information about the Flaherty family! As I stated initially, Nora Flaherty was my grandmother's sister and came to America in the early 1900s with the other sisters, but returned. My grandmother, Molly (Mary Ann) Flaherty settled in Kansas City, Missouri after marrying my grandfather, John O'Brien.
Thank you for your reply. I do hope you can provide some information, particularly for my aunt who would love to know of family. This would be such a great treat for her. Thank you so very much!


Knockanure Branch of the Land League

A meeting of the Branch was held on Sunday 1885. Mr T. W. Leahy in the chair. Other officers were Mr Patrick Kennelly, Mr J. T. Nolan honouree secretary, Mr. James o Connor, Mr. Hugh Goulding, Mr. John Carroll. Mr. M. o Connor, Mr. Dan F. Leahy, Mr. W. T. Leahy, Mr. James o Sullivan, Mr. Dunne.Honouree secretary of Athea Branch also Present.Reports of previous meetings were also read. A large number handed in their subscriptions and received cards for membership. Subsequently a large contingent headed by the Athea fife and drum band marched into the village. A large crowd had assembled outside the League room and were addressed by Mr. D. T. Leahy Mr. J O Sullivan and Mr P Dunne who spoke forcibly on the necessity of the organising the friendly feeling between Farmers and labourers vote of thanks to the Athea Contingent brought the Proceedings to a close. The Release of Knockanure Land League Prisoners in 1885 who arrived in Listowel by train from Tralee was greeted with deafening cheers. Mr. James o Sullivhan of Kilmorna presented of behalf of the noble young ladies of the parish a bouquet of flowers to Daniel Leahy and his colleagues who were just realised from prison. A crowd headed by the Listowel Brass Band marched through to Mr. Stacks new house. A meeting chaired by John Fitzpatrick of St. Michaels Collage was held. Others attending were J. Condon, solicitor Newcastlewest. J. Moran, solicitor, Listowel.
J. Stack M.P for North Kerry addressed the Meeting. A vote of thanks having been passed the people dispersed. The released prisoners were entertained to dinner at the residence of Mr. John Stack

Fr William Moloney lately arrived from Ireland took up a tempory position in Sierra Valley where lived about 1000 people many of them Ranchers in 1868 . He is noted as being the first Missionary to visit the north of Pumas County . Visiting Johnsville on Deer Creek , Quincy, Indian Valley, Susanville and Honey Lake Valley in Lassen County . He was the first Priest in Lassen County . The records show that Fr William Moloney was very active on the Missions in California and Nevada .He gave 40yrs service to the Church in this area . Journies of 50 miles were common . At times he would be 100 miles from the end of the trail at Downieville where mining took place in 1880 . He named his famous Horse Charley . In the mountain area of Northern California travel in winter was difficult with deep snow drifts . To travel you would need a pine board 4" wide and 8 to 12ft long fixed to the soles of shoes a long stick was needed for balance . A priest had to be strong and fit to cope with the hardships of Missionary life . It took 6 weeks to make the circuit from Truckee to Alturas and back home again . Fr William Moloney son of Tadhg and Kate Enright born Coilagurteen, Knockanure in 1841 Ordained 1864, died Sutter Creek 1903 . He was a brother of M T Moloney Solicitor General Ottawa .Inscriptions on Family Headstone Gale Cemetery , Timothy Moloney died Nov 1st 1885 aged 93yrs . Memorial Erected by their son Maurice Moloney Ottawa Ill. USA . Also remembered son John Moloney who died Jan 19th 1904 .his wife Ellen died 13th April 1908 .son Edward Moloney died Nov 5th 1872 aged 27yrs.

John Windle Sudden Death

Kerryman Report April 1924

Sudden Death inListowel .

At about 11oclock on fri a Fair Day in Listowel a small farmer of Aughrim moyvane .John Windle aged about 65 yrs collapsed and died . an Inquest was held that evening by Dr Clancy Coronor .Mr Martin Mulvihill merchant .Church St .foreman of the Jurey .Sergt P Flynn represented the State . Martin Mulvihill said that he and his father were born on the next farm to the deceased and knew him very well a delicate man who lived alone with a couple of children . Was neglected and perhaps had no proper nurishment either. Mr William Collins also knew deceased well was also present .Mr Maurice Healy of Ballygrennan said that deceased appeared to be in ordinary health shortly before he died .

Dr T Buckley found that death was due to heart failure .A Verdict according to medical evidence was returned .

Another Report in the same edition .

Abbeyfeale Markets .

150 loads of hay @ 60 shillings upwards

Calves 25s to 50s each . eggs 10d per doz. potatoes 1s 3d per stone. Oats 2s.


1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger - the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.



Jimmy Nolan as he was generally called was a man of many parts, a shopkeeper, photographer and a writer. Many newspapers and magazines have published his work. He was always a good man to seek out a suitable photo to publish. He knew the type of material that suited each publication. He knew all the tricks in publishing. If he gave a photo exclusive to a newspaper it would have a better chance of been published. Other things Jimmy had to watch was writing something that could cause offence. There are always self-appointed censers, just waiting for the opportunity to show their authority. The revenue commissioners were said to read the parish notes in the "Kerryman" where they got the names of people who worked abroad and return with a "nest egg". When a concert or a dance was advertised through the notes, unless you worded it very carefully it would be omitted, unless there was an advertisement that week in the advertising column of the newspaper for the dance or the concert. When a concert was mentioned often a sketch or play was part of the show. Often the play or sketch would not be mentioned because the performing rights people would be alerted the collect there few pounds. Jimmy has left us a valuable insight into what was happening in the parish through the "Kerryman" notes column. Where he added a bit of history here and there, most notes recorded weddings, deaths and who went abroad he also wrote for the Shannon Side Journal on the tragic drowning on the Shannon in 1893. Jimmy says while an article in 1946 for the "Cork Examiner" he interviewed closely many who were connected with the disaster of 1893. Many remember how Jimmy would climb on a chair steady himself with the support of a bystander. He would a just his camera many times to get what he considered a proper shot. He was always in demand for every occasion where a photographer was needed. Often travelling long journeys which were no problem to him as he enjoyed been driven to occasions, where he would get a photo and bits and pieces for his next weeks notes.

Now and again he would admit that he was the worst handwriter, sending notes to the newspaper, so he got a typewriter to make things easier for the printers.

Creamery suppliers always visited his shop. Both with news and to get some supplies. Many the ice cream cut straight from the block Every household in the district has a photo taken by J. F. Nolan.

We would do a service to his name and future generations if a book of his photos were published. He is a most neglected photographer at the present time.

Knockanure Branch of the Land League

A meeting of the Branch was held on Sunday 1885. Mr T. W. Leahy in the chair. Other officers were Mr Patrick Kennelly, Mr J. T. Nolan honouree secretary, Mr. James o Connor, Mr. Hugh Goulding, Mr. John Carroll. Mr. M. o Connor, Mr. Dan F. Leahy, Mr. W. T. Leahy, Mr. James o Sullivan, Mr. Dunne.Honouree secretary of Athea Branch also Present.Reports of previous meetings were also read. A large number handed in their subscriptions and received cards for membership. Subsequently a large contingent headed by the Athea fife and drum band marched into the village. A large crowd had assembled outside the League room and were addressed by Mr. D. T. Leahy Mr. J O Sullivan and Mr P Dunne who spoke forcibly on the necessity of the organising the friendly feeling between Farmers and labourers vote of thanks to the Athea Contingent brought the Proceedings to a close. The Release of Knockanure Land League Prisoners in 1885 who arrived in Listowel by train from Tralee was greeted with deafening cheers. Mr. James o Sullivhan of Kilmorna presented of behalf of the noble young ladies of the parish a bouquet of flowers to Daniel Leahy and his colleagues who were just realised from prison. A crowd headed by the Listowel Brass Band marched through to Mr. Stacks new house. A meeting chaired by John Fitzpatrick of St. Michaels Collage was held. Others attending were J. Condon, solicitor Newcastlewest. J. Moran, solicitor, Listowel.
J. Stack M.P for North Kerry addressed the Meeting. A vote of thanks having been passed the people dispersed. The released prisoners were entertained to dinner at the residence of Mr. John Stack.

World War 1 Local Deaths
Maurice Hannon Lixnaw, 6488 d 10 November 1917

William Danaher Listowel 7529, d 19 July 1917.

Tim Galvin Brosna, 17873, d 17 January 1917

John Barry, Listowel, 7579, 2nd Battalion Irish guards, killed in action in France on the 17th March 1917.

Wiliam T Blundel, 64871, Listowel, d 21st April 1917

Pat Bunyan, Listowel, 7047, d 10th November 1917,

William Burke, listowel, 3591, d 10 November 1917,

Edward Carmody, Listowel, 5639, d 4th May 1917,

John Cleary, Listowel, d 1st May 1917, aged 27

Samuel Whitaker, 19059, Tarbert, d 26th September 1916

Fr, Donal o Sullivan, Chaplin, d 5th July 1916, some,

Pat Pierce, 3970, Dysert, d 28th June 1916,

William Nolan, Ballylongford, 5408, 5th August 1916.

Edward Nolan, Cahirciveen, d 26th June 1916,

Maurice o Connell, 4969, d France 21st August 1916,

Michael Lynch, Tarbert, 6446, d 1st June 1916,

Michael McAulife, Listowel, d 1916,

James Smyth, Listowel, d November 1917,

John Sullivan, Listowel, 40918, d 25th October 1917,

Michael Sullivan, 13971, Lixnaw, d 26th September 1917,

William o Boyle, 10491, Ballybunion, d 2nd November 1917,

Paul McElligott, Listowel, 305434, d 12 August 1917, Africa

Michael Healy, Listowel, d 15th September 1917, India

John Hennessy, Listowel, 4794, d 31st July 1917,

Charles Hewson, Listowel, d 12th April 1917, Cameroon,

John Kelliher, Kerry, 5266, d 12th October 1917,

John Kirby, Listowel, 22751, d 3rd May 1917,

Edward Lacey, Listowel, 4782, d 22nd July 1917,

Bernard Gibney, Listowel, 24640, 19th April 1917,

Christopher Godfrey, Listowel, 6428, 22nd September 1917,

Robert Charles Hudson, Canada, Tralee, d 17th October 1918,

Denis Daly, Listowel, 1576, d 26th December 1918,

Michael Dee, Coolard, 1296, d 20th October 1918,

Maurice Downes, 241264, Listowel, d 23 March 1918,

John Enright, Listowel, 2148, d 29th September 1918,

William Fitzmaurice, Tarbert, 6486, d 21 March 1918,

James Cannavan Listowel 498714 , d 10 Oct 1918.

Michael Sheehy Sgt, Duagh, d 9th July 1918.

Michael Stack Listowel 4516 d 8-4-1918wounds.

John Sullivan 4279 d 30 Sept 1918.

J Byrne Listowel 3644, d 1918.

Jeremiah Leahy Lixnaw 7298 d 10-1-1918.

Wilson Mc Cracken Listowel d12th Oct 1918 no 20170.

April 17-Yesterday morning the dwelling-house of Riversdale, near Listowel,
with a most extensive range of out-offices, consisting of three stables,
coach-house, cow-house, Barn, potatoe-house, and cider-house, with two
farm-houses on the demesne, were discovered to be on fire, when much
valuable property was consumed, with two horses and a cow, and several
others dreadfully scorched. A large quantity of potatoes, oats; ive carts,
and many other articles of husbandry were also consumed- the dwelling-house
was, with great exertion, saved from sharing the fate of the offices.-When
such family as the RAYMONDs, respected and remarkable for their hospitality,
benevolence nad charity to the distressed, are, in their absence in England,
to be selected as the victims of outrage and destruction of property-who can
reckon for one night to escape the alarming system now so prevalent, and
until now totally unknown in that country, where hospitality and friendly
feeling were hitherto congenial to the men of Kerry?

Since writing the above we have received the following from our Newcastle
"On Thursday night, some of those daring ruffians, whose nightly
depredations reflect such disgrace upon their country, set fire to the
out-offices of Riversdale-house, the property of Mr. RAYMOND, which raged
with such rapidity, that, in a short time, the whole beautiful and extensive
concern was, with the exception of the dwelling-house, alone, consumed to
ashes, and four valuable horses, several cows, a large quantity of oats,
potatoes, turf, farming utensils, several hogsheads of cider, and many other
valuable articles totally destroyed, together with two farm-houses
continguous thereto. The same night no less than ten fires were perceptible
in the above part of the county Kerry.

"On Captain CROTTY, of the 30th regiment, stationed at Abbeyfeale, being
apprised of the fire by one of his patrol, he instantly repaired to the spot
with a strong guard, who assisted in saving some effects.,"-----Chronicle.

The dwelling-house and barn of James WALTHO, weaver, on the lands of
Rosgill, three miles from Newport, county Tipperary, were maliciously set on
fire, yesterday morning, about one o'clock.--The greater part of the
furniture and weaving machine, is destroyed; also, some oats and potatoes,
whiche were in the barn.

Connaught Journal
Galway, Ireland
Monday, April 28, 1883


The following is an authentic copy of the letter addressed by HICKEY to his
brother. The letter was a spontaneous production of the unhappy man:-

"MY DEAR BROTHER,--I send you this, in the hope that you will compose
yourself with me. For if I lived, I never would have made a better
preparation for death than I hope I made at present. I am as happy a man as
ever came of my name, as God ????? ?????ed to give one time for repentance.
I ??? and entreat you will compose yourself and my ????? and brother, and
beg of your neighbours to give up this system. They have an example in me.
But I am satisfied as I have time to repent for my sins. I forgive all the
world-and even those who brought me to this- and I hope that God will
forgive me. I earnestly entreat of ye that you will do the same. If I had
gone to England, perhaps ye never would see me, and I should pay the debt
sooner or later. I would not now exchange my hopes for all I ever saw;
therefore, I shall be very happy. Let no one persuade ye that the present
system will prevail in teh country. My dear brother, I am sorry that I did
not think four months ago as I do now; I was innocently led into this
dangerous business. I hope that my example will preserve many men from the
destruction which is lighting on their heads, and if not prevented in time,
will bring ruin on their country; and if ever there is one person in the
country upon whom they may depend, there are twenty of another description.
I hope this will have a good effect on every person in the country that will
hear it, and I thank God I am as easy in my mind as ever I was in my life. I
hope for pardon of my sins through the merits of Jesus Christ, and therefore
I am happy, and I hope you will be happy also.
"May God bless and protect my sister, brother, friends, benefactors, and
enemies. I hope to meet a merciful Reedemer that will have compassion on me,
and rub out all my iniquities, for he has promised pardon to the sins of
those that are heartily sorry for them. God give me that pardon, God grant
me that sorrow through Jesus Christ, that I may be of the number of the
saved. Time ends and eternity begins with me on Thursday.
" April 17, 1823.
"Farewell my dear sister and brother, till we shall meet hereafter.

To the Editor of the Cork Mercantile Chronicle.
Cork, April 18, 1823

SIR,- The anxiety manifested very generally throughout this city to learn
every particular of the conduct of HICKEY, who was hanged yesterday, leads
me to send you the following narrative of what took place during his
confinement in the barrack of Buttevant, previous to his conviction. The
details you may rely on as correct, as I have them from an individual of
high respectability.
HICKEY was, unquestionably, the Leader of the Whiteboys, that for some time
infested the neighbourhood of Doneraile. He knew, more than any other man,
of the numerical strength of his deluded associates; of the evils they had
perpetrated; and of the purposes for the attainment of which they still
continue in arms against the laws. he was, in fact, the mainspring of that
infernal machine that has, within the last twelve months, committed such
devastation in the hitherto most peaceable and humanised part of the County
of Cork.
Much useful information was therefore expected from this doughty Captain. He
must have been aware, from the moment he was arrested, that his life was
justly forfeited. He was caught almost in the actual commission of felonious
outrage-there remained no doubt of his guilt. He was not, however, destitute
of hope- he expected much from the clemency of a humane Government. He would
give information; but he would give no names; he would prosecute none of his
deluded associates. Early and repeated applications were made to him. He
asked, if he may expect mercy in the event of his giving useful information?
He was told that the keys to the doors of mercy were in the custody of the
King's Representative, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland- that no Magistrate or
Commanding Officer here could hold out any certain grounds of hope to
him-but that they would pledge themselves to make a fair report to
Government of the good he may achieve, by whatever information he may give.

He consented to give up his own for his relative's arms. For this purpose he
sent for one of his brothers, who was in confinement at the guard-house at
Doneraile. He ordered the brother to go with the military and point out to
them where the arms were deposited. The lad denied all knowledge of the
arms, and refused to accompany the military. "How can I," said the deceased
[HICKEY] to him, "expect from strangers that they will interpose their good
offices for me, if my own brother will refuse to do an act of justice for
hte preservation of my life!" Young HICKEY now burst into tears, and
consented to deliver on the arms.

In a few days after this occurrence the deceased HICKEY was again asked, if
he could not make some further disclosures, the he might be the means of
atoning for his past irregularities, and of arresting the progress of crime?
He declined prosecuting any man, and would not give the name of any of his
associates to any Magistrate or Officer. On thing, however, he would do- he
would endeavour to get in all the arms in the parish, with out compromising
his integrity. He would inform the Rev. Doctor O'BRIEN, his Parish Priest,
where or in whose possession arms were, that the Parish Priest, by his
influence with his Parishioners, may prevail on them to surrender their arms
to their Pastors- and, by so doing, be the means of saving his (HICKEY's)
life. The unfortunate man always expected that, if the arms of his populous
District were surrendered through his information, the Government, in view
of that desirable event, would commute his sentence from death to
This proposal was made by HICKEY to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount DODERAILE
and and Major CARTER. Those personages called on the Rev. Dr. O'BRIEN, at
his house at Doneraile, on Friday, the 21st of March, to inform him of this
proposal, and to solicit attendance at Buttevant.

The Rev. Doctor, though at the time confined to his room by indisposition,
consented to visit HICKEY on the plain understanding and expressed
conditions- 1st, that he should be allowed to have no communication with the
prisoner HICKEY, but in presence of a third person.

2dly, That whatever communications may be made by HICKEY should be
considered private and confidential-and that ?????? nor his companions
should be called on, by any Magistrate, Offier, or President of a Court of
Law, or of Justice, to give any information relating to what may be the
subject to discussion on inquiry on that occasion.

These two conditions being acceded to by his Lordship and Major CARTER, the
Rev. Dr. O'BRIEN, in company with his Curate, the Rev. Mr. MURRAY, proceeded
to Buttevant barrack on Saturday, the 22d of last month. HICKEY gave the
Clergy man a list of all those in the parish of Doneraile, and of a few from
the neighbourhood parishes, who had arms in their possession. He begged of
them to do everything in their power to get in the arms- He was certain that
if the arms were surrendered his life would be saved. He desired that the
people should on the following day (Palm Sunday,) be invited to bring in
their arms; and that the Clergyman should send for those whose names were
returned by him, as having arms, or send some confidential person to them to
prevail on them to surrender the arms.

The praiseworthy exertions of the Roman Catholic Clergy were, on this
occasion, most unwearied. They wished to save the life of a fellow man; and
by getting in the arms, they hoped the progress of wickedness might be

On the publication now made in the Chapels, that it was known to the Clergy
in whose hands the arms were, and that it was expected by them they would be
delivered up within twenty-four hours, the people, in general, appeared well
inclined to comply. Orders were issued by the Commanding Officers taht no
patrol, or military body, or persons in military clothes should appear on
any road leading to Doneraile until ten o'clock at night, that the people
should have had an opportunity of bringing in the arms without fear or
interruption. In the course of Sunday, the 24th ult., many applications were
made to Dr. O'BRIEN and to his Curates, to discover from them where the arms
were to be left, at what hour to be brought in, &c, &c.

Every thing now promised happy issue to the too long protracted evils of
this unfortunate County. But in a few hours the scene was changed. Some
incendiaries amongst the crowd resolved not to give up their arms, and
threatened the lives of those who may be induced by the Clergy to surrender
them. Thus had all hope of saving the life of HICKEY, or of restoring peace
to the distracted neighbourhood of Doneraile, been blasted by the
interference of bad men, who on this occasion bartered the life of their
Leader and the peace of their Country, for the precarious possession of the
arms which they had plundered.

It is too much to expect that the exertions of the Clergymen will, not
withstanding this temporary disappointment, be successful in rescuing their
neighbourhood, and by that means the county at large, from the evils and
terror which have deluded and rablle peasantry have brought on this country?

Yours, &c.

Looking for info on Co. Kerry Drury family "of the parish of Leitram, parish of Murher." James Drury was born to Edmond Drury and Mary Frawley and baptised in the Catholic church in Murher parish (Now Moyvane?) in January 1838.

James carried letters of reference from prominent citizens in Tralee dated 1861. James later moved to London and was a police constable there. He married Magdalene Thompson (an Anglican) in Wandsworth in 1871, and she gave birth to their first son, Edmond, two days later. The marriage certificate says James' father was already deceased. James & family moved to Canada in 1880. An 1881 letter from a Frawley cousin in the U.S. asks James for his mother's address.

James was personal representative for the Estate of William Henry Drury (d. Dec 5, 1905) of Saskatchewan. I don't know if W.H. was related to James or even what age he was, only that he was not one of James' sons.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Date of arrival of passengers at New York

Native Place in capitals



Mary Buckley1938; Rev John Gaire 1935; Julia McAuliffe 1935; Mary Walsh 1937; other names to consider Tom and Ann Duagh 1873;Ellen Mary Frawley 1935.



Mary Keane1936; Catherine Kennelly 1937; Ellen & Mary B Mahony 1936; Joan Mc Donnell 1936; Nora Ryan and Bridget Ware 1937; Nora Ryan 1938, other names to check Minnie Dodson 1935 and Anna McCormick 1936;



Mary Biggane 1936; Mary C Riordan 1938; Mary Catherine Brandon; Margaret Mary Connolly 1936; Anne Cregan 1935; Pat Enright 1937; John Hayes 1938; Joan Hickey 1937; Mary Normoyle 1936 and Anne Normoyle 1937.



Catherine Fitzgerald, Mary C Griffin and John P O Sullivan in 1938; Bridget Flavin, Mary E Connor and Bridget H Long in 1937; Ellen Herbert and Bridget Connor in 1936 and Ellen O Connor 1935;



John Walsh, Catherine Windle, and John Flavin in 1935; Bridget O Connor 1936; Mary Barry 1937 and Fr Myles Kearney and Joan Kearney 1938;



1935 Julia Dowling, Dan Horan, Mary McCarthy; Fr Tom McEnery; Fr John O Sullivan, Kathleen Sheehan and Michael Reidy; 1936 Ellen Leahy, Ann Lyons, Ellen O Connell, and John Ward; 1937 Catherine O Keefe, Elizabeth O Connell, Mary Lyons, Dan Hartnett, Margaret Collins and Ann Brosnan. 1938 Julia McCarthy, Fr Pat J Leahy, Fr John J Healy and Simon Hartnett;



1935 Ellen Stack, Joan Sullivan, Pat J Walsh, Bridget Cody, James J Dalton, Mary Ita Dalton, Ellen Halpin, Wm. O Connor Hunt, Wm. Pat Kennedy, Catherine Lynch, Tom F Moran, Ml Moriarty, Mgt O Sullivan and ? Reidy; 1936 Ellen Walsh, Nora Dowling, Ann Doyle, Catherine Fitzgerald, Joan Harding, Elizabeth and Mgt Kennelly, Wm F Listowel and Sr. Mary Kathleen Lynch; 1937 Daniel Louis Sweeney, Catherine Lyons, John McElligott, Gerard and Mary Jane O Connell, Nancy Reidy?, and E J Stack; 1938 Cath. Sullivan, Bridget Galvin, Con Hanrahan, Catherine hayes, Fr John Relihan and Fr William McMahon; 1891 Michael Kelly, Maggie Flavin and Florence Fitzgerald;




Tom Neville Stack
Information from Miss Mai Quillinan .
Tom Stack was married in Carrueragh Kilmorna , to Mary Neville of Carrigkerry . They had three sons the eldest born on christmas night 1849 was called Thomas Neville Stack . The second son Maurice Tom Stack married Mary Goulding their children were Tom Maurice and John Maurice Tom inherited the farm while John went to America . The third brother of Tom Neville Stack was called William he got a farm in Carrigkerry .
Mai Quillinans mother Ellie Stack was daughter of Maurice Tom Stack a brother of Tom Neville .
Mais father Michael Quillinan of Blossom Hill Rathkeale , Co Limerick . Tom Neville Stack Founded The Finance Union Journal in 1877 .It is reported that three generations before Tom Neville a member of the Stack family was a Butter Merchant in Cork who had a brother a Banker .
Another Stack Nicholas Moore Stack a man of culture and an actor taught at Maynooth and Carlow College .
Tom Neville himself was a Journalist a Financier and a Poet his second wife was a daughter of Mr Andrew Thunder of Dublin .
Mr Thunder went to Clongroves Wood College . He died aged 45yrs .
Mr and Mrs Stack were married for over 20yrs and had five children.
In 1895 Tom Neville Stack was one of the Founders of the British Homes Assurance Corporation Ltd. .
He was also an Officer in the 2nd London Rifles which was founded by Prince Albert .
Tom Neville Stacks views on Irish Banking are contained in the Blue Book which was issued by a committee of the House of Commons

Following the disaster in London . . .

East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign with the support of Falklands war hero Simon Weston.

The idea is that you store the word "I C E" in your mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency".

In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them. It's so simple that everyone can do it. Please do.

Please will you also email this to everybody in your address book, it won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.