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Buckley / O’Connor Moyvane (Newtownsandes)


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Paul Buckley


Posted: 07 May 2019 09:49PM   


Classification: Query




I’ve hit a brick wall researching my great grandparents. Jeremiah Buckley (1871-1948) and Bridget O’Connor (1873-1940), both lived in Newtownsandes 1870s-1940s. They had three sons, John (Jack) Buckley (1903-1987) who remained in the village until he died in 1987, Maurice (my grandfather) (1911-1991)who moved to England and Jeremiah (1910-1999) who emigrated to New York.


Jeremiah (nicknamed Bob) married 'Katherine'in New York and had two sons, Jerrimiah (1938-1985) and Thomas Edwards (1944-1968)


Bridgets parents were John O Connor (born approx. 1826) and Kate/Catherine (born approx. 1838)


Any information on any of the above would be gratefully received as I’m struggling to find out anything from the usual sources !




Paul Buckley


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Posted: 22 Aug 2018 08:26AM   


Classification: Query


Hello, My Great Grandfather was in the Highland Light Infantry during WW1. There are two soldiers in that regiment at the same time, one who ended up a prisoner of war, the other discharged with shell shock.


How can I find out which was my GGF ? All the records I've looked at so far do not contain a date of birth.


Thanks in advance.








Ashe - Chicago


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NewAshe - Chicago




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Posted: 27 Sep 2002 07:54PM    


Classification: Query


Edited: 22 Apr 2003 05:51PM


Clearing the attic recently I came across an old scrap of paper which originated in Chicago. It was a report of a Gaelic football match between two teams composed almost entirely of Kerrymen. The teams were Thomas Ashe and Pearses.


The teams were: Thomas Ashe: Ed. Moriarty (Capt.), J. Walker, P. Fitzgerald, Jim Moriarty, J. Bowler, B. Moriarty (all Dingle), Jerry O'Sullivan and John O'Sullivan (Camp), Ml. McCarthy (Tralee), Bill Dillon (Glin), Ed. Finnucane (Newtownsandes), Jim Scanlan (Castleisland), Jack Kerins (Currow), Pat and Stephen O'Donnell (Tarbert). The team manager was Tom Galvin (Lispole).


Pearses: Ml. Sullivan (Capt.), J. Lynch, M. Keane, J. Moriarty, J. Keane, P. Keane, M. Lynch (all of Dingle), J. Sheehan (Tralee), J. McCarthy, J. O'Connell(Caherciveen), M. McKenna, A. Moriarty (Keel), G. Ashe, M. O'Rourke (Camp), J. Courtney (Castlegregory). Team manager- Jerry Murphy (Waterville). The year was 1929.




Dillon Ancestors in Ireland


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NewDillons in Ireland


Jane (View posts)


Posted: 11 Mar 2001 07:54PM   


Hello Michael! My great grandparents were James and Bridget Casey Dillon of Newtownsandes, County Kerry. Are the castles you mention in your paper near there? I'll be in Ireland in June and thought I would go there. Thanks!






January 14, 2019 at 6:30 am


Tom Lyons




Greetings and Happy New Year! My name is Tom Lyons and I live in New York City. My grandfather, Michael J Lyons was born Feb 6, 1880 in Killomero, Ballylongford to James Lyons & Margaret Sullivan. He was the oldest of, to my knowledge, 5 siblings. The remaining were Bridget b.1881, Jeremiah b.1884, James b.1886 & Thomas b. 1888. Michael came to New York around 1900 where hi aunt, Ellen Sullivan, introduced him to Ellen Butler from Knockanure. They married in 1902 and went on to have 11 children. I see here in the Moyvane Newsletter the mention of a Dano Lyons and Linda Lyons. I’m curious to know if either of them, or anyone reading this, has any connection to or knows of descendants of the Lyons or Butler family? I appreciate your time and thank you in advance for any information you may provide!


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    January 14, 2019 at 9:41 am


    Martin Moore








    James Lyons of Larha married Margaret Sullivan of Killomoroe in Ballybunion Feb 1879.




    They had at least 5 children:- Michael, 1880; Bridget, 1881, Jeremiah, 1884, James [1886] and Thomas [1888].




    You can get these at


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        January 18, 2019 at 3:54 pm


        Tom Lyons




        Thank you Martin for taking the time to reply! Actually, the information I had came from the site you mentioned! It has helped me tremendously with my research. My interest was peaked when I saw the mention of a Dano Lyons & Linda Lyons in the newsletter. I know nothing of Michael’s siblings and was hoping to see that there were possibly descendants who still lived in the area. To my knowledge only Michael came to the States but not 100% sure. Again, thank you for your reply! Hopefully, after relocating from New York to Florida, I will have the opportunity to visit the area and walk the earth from where my roots are planted!




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January 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm


Con Shanahan






My great grandmother, Bridget Hoare (Hore) moved from North Kerry (possibly Moyvane) to Ballysteen, West Limerick along with her siblings during or shortly after the famine where she married my great grandfather Cornelius Shanahan in April 1858. Many years later, in 1905, her brother Simon Hoare was killed when he ‘fell from a common cart’ near Ballylongford on the Tarbert Road probably whilst visiting his relatives. The coroner’s report has not survived but a brief report of the accident was carried in a local newspaper. (All of the Simon’s children emigrated to the U.S. in the 1920’s). I have received information that there may be a connection between the Hoares and the Kearneys of Moyvane and would appreciate any information that might throw some light on this one way or the other.


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January 3, 2019 at 10:11 pm






Hello my name is Aimee Leigh Aherne I am 15,my dad was Micheal Anthony Aherne of Moyer Cross I do not have any contact with any of my dads family,Their choice would like to see old pics or hear from anyone who knew him,he died when I was seven please help me if you can thank you.


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December 23, 2018 at 2:29 pm


PJ Mackessy




Hello There PJ Mackessy hear living in Tipperary, Just want to wish you all in Moyvane A Very Merry and Peaceful Christmas………. My Mom Came from There and you could hear the pride in her Voice when ever Mom Spock of her Home in MoyVane….R.I.P. Mom ( Ne, Mary Scanlon) Mary Mackessy Thank you for letting me write hear………


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November 13, 2018 at 11:51 pm


Robert Burns




I just found out through DNA and my own research that my Great Grandfather Daniel Burns was born in Moyvane in 1842. From what I found out, his Father was Michael Burns and his Mother was Mary Mcelligott ,


My Great Grandfather was married to Catherine Mannion. They left Ireland in the 1860s and settled in Baltimore Maryland USA and had 4 children,


There has to be some Burns’s left n Moyvane.


If these names mean anything to anyone, please contact me at






Sheri Nolan Wells


Friday 18th August 2017, 08:10PM




Hi Sheri,  I wish you much success in your Nolan search.  Perhaps we are connnected but I have nothing concrete to support this thought.  I have hit a brick wall trying to find the original Irish County for my Nolans but so far I have found.... My GGrandfather William No(w)lan was born in 1862 in the townland of Drombeg, several kilometers north of Listowel.  His parents were William Nolan and Mary Walsh. (Mary having both parents as Walsh and coming from the Tullabeg area of Nth Kerry)  This William was born in India c. 1830 to a Dennis Nolan and Jenny Dowd.  I can find no documents for these two but they are listed in the book "Northern NY - A Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people,"  This has half a page about their son Father Dennis Nolan who was a priest for many years in Northern NY. In the Griffiths valuation in 1855 there was a Maurice Nolan residing in Drombeg.  In 1853  William and Mary Walsh had married and their first son born in 1854 at Tullabeg, they named Maurice with Maurice Nolan being his sponsor.  By 1856 their next son Dennis was born at Drombeg.  I can find no death record for Maurice so maybe he allowed them to come and live with him in Drombeg, where they stayed til they both died in the early 1900's.  In a branch of Mary Walsh's  family (a cousin) there is a Thomas Walsh (born c. 1920's) and Catherine Mulvihil marriage. Some of their children went to America, Ottawa, Ill for sure.   When we visited this area 2 years ago a local man who knew of my Nolan family told me that "word was that the Nolans came from Co.Cork".  That was a suprise and i have not been able to go further back.  But this same man told me of a family living in the area who where descended from my William and Mary.and this turned out to be true.  I hope that you may also have a similar success.  We found this local man by stopping and asking folk for directions to the townland of Drombeg and explaining  I was searching for my ancestral home.  People were so friendly and happy to help.   Have you tried putting your query on the Co.Kerry rootsweb mailing list?  Best Wishes Chris in NZ






Message: Hello. I recently came across an article referring to Newtownsandes and the Leahy family connections. I understand Fr. William Casey wrote a booklet about The Leahy family life & times in Abbeyfeale since their first ancestor left Tournafilla c.1796. I am a descendant of the Leahys and am tracing the family. I have had great sucess with the Australian side of things but have nothing to go on with the Irish descendants. I am wondering if anyone would know where I could find a copy of this booklet as the library in Abbeyfeale didn't have any record of it. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,




Also Murhur Churchyard

As far as I know, Johanna Kennelly of Newtownsandes (b. 1843?)
married Patrick Moore in Ireland. Their Children were Catherine,
Honorah Mary (my great-grandmother), Mary, Michael, and William.
Patrick Moore seems to have died in Ireland, whereupon the rest of
the family emigrated to the U.S. Here I have conflicting information
- it may have been 1872 or 1881, but the former is more likely. The
family came through Philadelphia and went to Pittsburgh, PA, later
moving to New York, which is where my family's from.


Posted by: Patrice LAURENT (ID *****1807) Date: July 29, 2007 at 01:51:08
In Reply to: Re: Coat of Arms by Jim Stacks of 723

Good morning from France,
I am part of the Stack tree (from Françoise Josephine Pauline de STACK who got married in 1785 with my great great great great great grangfather Jean-Philippe PATIOT) and own a coat of arms coming from my family (from Sir Robert Stack to Colonel Robert Stack; dated from 1766).These Stacks were linked to different families: O'Connel, Fitzgerald, Fitzmaurice, Mac Carthy...
Any information about them?
Where did you get the information you gave?


Bernard E. Stack, b. 1856, County Kerry, IR > 1864 IN > 1874 CO >1875 MT - Bio
Posted by: Carole (ID *****4261) Date: September 21, 2007 at 12:17:02
of 723

A biography/family history of Bernard E. Stack is included in "Progressive Men of the State of Montana". Parents: John and Katie Stack, who immigrated to LaPorte, IN, in 1864. On 26 Aug 1885, Bernard married Miss Mary A. Ziman, born in Prussia, the daughter of Gottleib and Mary Ziman.


Martin Stack 1889
Posted by: Carolyn Feenstra (ID *****2368) Date: January 05, 2004 at 00:49:28
of 723

Hello. I am searching for any information for my great grandfather, Martin Stack. He came to America in 1889 from Ireland. He was under the age of 18 at the time. He married my grandmother, Catherine, here in the US. I do not know her maiden name. They had several children, one of which was my grandmother Anne Marie Stack. I do know that my great grandfather worked as a conductor for an orchestra and he could play several instruments. He also had 2 artificial legs from being run over by a train. I am looking for his birth date and place and any other information that anyone might have. Thank you.


Re: Stack kids running station in Gary IN
Posted by: Sheri (ID *****2688) Date: January 07, 2004 at 15:53:13
In Reply to: Re: Stack kids running station in Gary IN by Leo Stack Jr of 723

Hi Leo. Sorry I lost track of you when we moved from Indianapolis to Youngstown OH. Wanted to tell you that I recently confirmed our family relation. I obtained a copy of my gt grandmother Mary Ann (Stack)Dailey's obituary and she was indeed the sister of your grandfather, Michael Stack. Happy New Year, cousin Leo!! If you know of anyone who might have photo's of Michael I'd sure love to see one. Sheri Ferrell. Can now be reached at:


Garret & Margaret Stack, Ireland to PA
Posted by: Susan Hadden (ID *****3941) Date: February 27, 2004 at 15:40:04
of 723

I am looking for Garrett Stack who married Margaret Quiller in either Co. Kerry or Cork, Ireland. They came to the US in 1859. The only known child is Mary Ellen b. 12 October 1852. Mary Ellen was living in Pittsburgh in 1871 with her husband Michael Nugent. Any information on this family would be appreciated.


Re: Ellen Stack (Ellen Mulvihill)
Posted by: Joanna-Marie Stack (ID *****4309) Date: February 29, 2004 at 02:57:51
In Reply to: Ellen Stack (Ellen Mulvihill) by Robert Mulvihill of 723

Hi...don't know if your GGGrandmother was from Listowel in Kerry at all, but my nan and grandad were Margaret (Peggy) Mulvhill and John (Jack) Stack from this area. They grew up together, emigrated to England separately in the early 1930s and although my grandad died before I was born so I never knew him, my nan often talks about the number of marriages there were between the two families - one of which was between her great aunt Ellen and his great uncle John.


Posted by: Joanna-Marie Stack (ID *****4309) Date: February 29, 2004 at 03:14:52
of 723

I am looking for anyone with information on the Stacks in Listowel co. Kerry. I have seen a few posts on here about Listowel so am wondering if there are any of my relations on this board? My grandfather was John (Jack) Stack and my grandmother was his younger sister Mary's best friend, Margaret (Peggy) Mulvhill. They emigrated to England separately both around the mid to late 1930s and when they met again and married they settled in Paddignton, London where my nan still lives (my grandad died of a heart attack in 1980, five years before I was born). I am 18 years old and have just recently started researching my family tree so I am looking for more information on my grandfather's family. I knew 4 of his brothers - Jerry, who was the youngest, lived with my nan as a lodger until he died of cancer and emphysema in 1997 and since I never knew my grandad he adopted the role, so we were very close - Ned moved to America (The Bronx, NYC) about two years before my grandad left Ireland and died there (I think it was about 12 years ago but I'm not entirely sure) - Dan also emigrated to England and became a priest for many years until he died in 2000 of Alzheimer's disease - Jet lived in Kerry his whole life and was well known in the local area for being a bachelor and having no less that 12 cats at any given time!!! I believe he also had another brother (name unknown) who moved to Australia when my grandad was very young. His sister Mary whom I previously mentioned emigrated to America and is still living but we have lost contact with her for about ten years, she was last known to be living in Queens, NY.

This is pretty much all the information I have on them right now...if anyone feels they might know something of the family, I have photos I can send out of my grandad, Dad, Jet and Jerry and also of the Mulvhill side of my family if you have any info on them.

Many thanks in advance,

Jo Stack

Posted by: Toulie (ID *****1093) Date: September 13, 2006 at 14:36:56
In Reply to: Re: LISTOWEL CO.KERRY STACKS by Joanne O of 723

My great great grandmother was Catherine Stack of Listowel. She married John Galvin and had possibly 12 children. Of the twelve the following immigrated to the Washington DC area of the United States: Margaret M, Honora Agnes, Delia Theresa, Julia, Mary Ann, Catherine and Annie. I believe that they had a son John P, d 1915,who possibly stayed in Ireland.

I am looking for any information on this family.

Posted by: catherine Pilie (ID *****0994) Date: May 30, 2007 at 14:58:53
In Reply to: LISTOWEL CO.KERRY STACKS by Joanna-Marie Stack of 723

My Mother is a Stack from the Listowel area,Newtownsandes.I know very much about my family which includes the Stacks,Mulvihills,McCarthy's and O'Sullivans.My Mother's siblings still live in Ireland and England.Some in Killarney some around Dublin and some outside of London.She had an aunt that immigrated to New York.Her name was Nora Stack.My son just did a family tree for school.Luckily we had alot of info.My mother's parents were John Stack and Joanne Shanahan.

Re: Coat of Arms
Posted by: Patrice LAURENT (ID *****1807) Date: July 29, 2007 at 01:51:08
In Reply to: Re: Coat of Arms by Jim Stacks of 723

Good morning from France,
I am part of the Stack tree (from Françoise Josephine Pauline de STACK who got married in 1785 with my great great great great great grangfather Jean-Philippe PATIOT) and own a coat of arms coming from my family (from Sir Robert Stack to Colonel Robert Stack; dated from 1766).These Stacks were linked to different families: O'Connel, Fitzgerald, Fitzmaurice, Mac Carthy...
Any information about them?
Where did you get the information you gave?



My ancestors as far as I know came
from Moyvanne (Newtownsandes) and Ballylongford. Thomas's death certificate says Newtownsandes, but his shipping

record says that he came from Muher. From the information in the Voice, it seems that most of the Mulvihill clan came

from Roscommon. I hope you can help me with my research in some way.

I do have some information regarding Thomas and Johanna, but as yet most of it is unconfirmed, but I will include it here.

Thomas Mulvihill b. 18 May 1830 and christened at Roman Catholic Church in Moyvanne, 31 May 1830.

He died on 26 Jun 1915 in Tumut NSW Australia. His father was Michael Mulvihill and mother Ellen Connell.

Also born were Joanna Mulvihill b. 1832, Michael Mulvihill 1835, Johanna Mulvihill b. 1838 and Patrick Mulvihill b.

1841. I know Patrick was born in Kilbaha, Johanna and Patrick both came to Australia and settled in Tumut as well with


I have a handwritten transcript of Thomas and Johanna's marriage which took place in Alderney, Guernsey, Channel Isles

England in 1855, on which they stated that Thomas's father was deceased. Thomas and Johanna arrived in Australia in

1857. They departed from Southampton Dec 1856 on the Mary Ann.




Mary Bridget Mahony of Newtownlands? born 13-5-1901 lived at Park Av New ? Social Security Index 1950.

Ellis Island index sample continued
Bridget Mahony of Newtownsandes left 1913,

John McLaughlin
posted Jul 23, 2005


Thanks! Paddy Drury wrote a version of "Valley of Knockanure". (I have the words).

I'm interested in this song and always believed that it was written by Bryan MacMahon (Tim Leahy wrote yet another version). However, on the Peggy Sweeney DVD "Kerry: A Kingdom of Song", authorship is credited to Kiely O'Mahony of Athea. Does anyone know anything abour Mr. O'Mahony (dates, etc)
and whether or not he really did write "Valley of Knockanure"? (I'm working on a book on Irish songs)

Dáil Éireann - Volume 13 - 17 December, 1925




SEAMUS O CRUADHLAOICH asked the Minister for Finance if he will state when the award of £45 obtained [2066] by James Mahony, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, from the Compensation (Ireland) Commission in June, 1925, will be paid, and whether he is aware that this man is in great need at present.

MINISTER for FINANCE (Mr. Blythe) Ernest Blythe

MINISTER for FINANCE (Mr. Blythe): The award referred to by the Deputy has been duly received in my Department and will be discharged at a very early date.


Posted by: Mary Connolly Date: December 26, 2000 at 14:38:28
In Reply to: Re: Connolly by Mary of 553

Thanks for reply. My grandfaher from Leanamore, I have info. from that area about him and my grandmother from Lettrim Middle( Newtownsandes). Are you familar with Connolly's from Drum Parish, SpringHill, thats just outside of Athlone. E-mail USA Mary 12/26/00


Researching Catherine Carr (1846) (aka Katherine/Kate)my g-g-grandmother born at Ahalahana near Moyvane (aka Newtownsandes/Murher)/Munster/Kerry/Ireland.

Her father was Richard Carr, mother Johanna Walshe.

She had siblings reportedly of John, James, Edmund, Bridget (1864), Josephine, Richard (Jr?) (1824) and Thomas(1860)

Richard was ordained in Belfast and went to Australia. He encountered plague and asked his brother Thomas who was a doctor to join him. Both died in Chiltern and Melbourne.

Josephine was said to be mother superior of a local convent.
That is all the information I have. I would like to get birthdates,death dates and children if any...of the other family members.


Posted by: MARY (BRENNAN)CONNOLLY Date: July 15, 2000 at 17:13:04
of 553



Posted by: MARY CONNOLLY Date: August 05, 2000 at 17:20:35



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Subject: [IRL-KERRY] Mahoney
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 09:55:27 -0700 (PDT)
I'm stumped and don't know where to go from here in my research. I'll tell you what I have and if anyone could "tell me where to go" ;) from here that would be great.

I'm trying to find information on my great-grandfather, Maurice Mahoney, b. Oct 17, 1873, rumored possibly in Kerry.
I know he married Margaret Connor in Winchendon, MA 1904, at 25 years of age
From that certificate I know that his parents were James and Bridget (Enright) Mahoney, both born in Ireland.
(Margaret Connor, b. 1882 Winchendon, MA dau. of Patrick and Ellen (Cahill) Connor--but that's another posting ;) )

On, I found an Edward Mahoney, also in Winchendon, (m. 1898, d. 1903), with the same parents' names. Winchendon is a small town *now*, so I find it hard to imagine that there would be two men in that town at the same time with the same parents names.. unless they were brothers.

On I found a Maurice "Mahony" that emmigrated to Winchendon, in 1902, at 23 years of age, to visit his sister "Annie" on Cross St. (This would be the right age to have married Margaret at 25 two years later. ) And the 1900 Winchendon census lists a child of Edward and Minnie as "Annie". It also says that the "place of last residence" was "Newtownsande". Is that a town in Kerry?

Thanks to help from good folks on another list, I have Maurice's draft card, and cencus listings for 1910, 1920, and 1930. The 1930 census has a "2" in a circle under the colum headed "year of immigration to the United States". This could be 1902- which makes me suspect the passanger list I found is the right person.

I don't know where to go from here to find any more information on Maurice. I don't know if James and Bridget ever emmigrated. I was hoping to find a birth certificate for Maurice.

Any help would be great. Unfortunately, I work *a lot* (and far away from a computer), and cannot spend nearly as much time on this as I would like.



The Moyvane Wrenboys 1956 to 1976
by Maurice O' Connell

The group were reformed in 1956 the year Ronnie Delaney won the Olympics in Melbourne. On St Stephans Day we played in the local towns of Athea, Glin, Foynes, Ballyhahill, Loughill, Ballylongford, Tarbert, Knocknure, Moyvane and Listowel. We were invited by the late John B Keane to the All Ireland Wrenboys in 1960. Moyvane got a new Curate in 1964. New people joined the Group.

Side Flute Players: John Kirby, Myles Thornton, Donie Lyons, Jimmy Mulvihill aand Moss Cunningham.
Dancers: Jonnie Enright, Phil Kennelly, Kathleen Kennelly, N. Murphy.
Tambourine Players: Jimmy Kirby, John Joe Stackpool, M. J. Flaherty, Tom Scanlon, Billy Berkery, John Dore, Brendan Carroll and Timmy Buckley.
Singers: Sean Ahern, Eddie Cunningham, Eileen Managher, The Beglay Sisters and Philip Enright.
Musicians: Paddy Fitzmaurice, Joe Burke, The Flahertys, Gaberial Fitzmaurice, the late Paddy Flaherty, Tom Foley and the late Mikey Stack.
Dancers: Celine Hession, M.Cahill
Make-up: A.N. Kennelly, M. Long, Kit Horan
Pike and Diesel: Din and Tom Hanrahan, and the late John Kearney.
Producers: Fr. Tom. Hickey and Fr. Pat Ahern
The Ugly Sisters: The late Bill Horan, Maurice O' Connell and Eamon Sweeney.
King of The Group: Din Hanrahan.

Dan Keane was a Wrenboy in 1965 and a Judge in 1966. There are other peoples names I cant remember at this time, but if you contact me I will include them in my next piece.



The Vales of New Dirreen

Fare well, fare well, my native land farewell forever more,
I now must leave you far behind and seek a foreign shore,
For very soon the ocean wide between us will intervene,
In that dear old home its mine no more, in the vales of New Direen.

At home in dear old Ireland I fain for ever would stay,
But fate it has compelled for to wander far away,
From these native hills and valleys fair where blooms the shamrock green
In that dear old home its mine no more in the Vales of New Dirreen

In cold dark waves and Saxon lands we have known great joys and woes
And in that far off ocean wide where the stately Hudson flows
In Ireland too we have cherished hopes but seas are placed between
From that dear old home its mine no more in the Vales of New Dirreen

The sandowen seas I have crossed before and sought a foreign strand
But still I thought I soon would see again my native land
Its like John Mitchell in his cell where something tells unseen
Which makes me roam from my dear old home in the Vales of New Dirreen

When last I looked upon that place it was with a mournful eye
The tears fell trickling down my face and loudly I did cry
The pale of night it soon came down and that was the last I had Seen
of my dear old home its mine no more in Vales of New Dirreen

Now to Conclude those enfin lines fearing I should be late
The Mourning Train from Adagh starts at twenty five past eight
O God be with you Ireland your the starlight ocean Qeen
And a Fond farewell to all who dwell in the Vales of New Dirreen.

An old Ballad


Murhur Churchyard

William Sullivan Coilbee d 16-12-1927 a 63yrs. Bridget d 1945. Donal O Sullivan d Nov 10th 1980.


Michael Kennelly d 1914. Mary d 1922. Dan d 1932. Ellie d 1945.


Con Kennelly Tarbert d Sept 1959 ? a 86.Martin Kennelly d 22nd April 1963 a 86.

Hannah Kennelly Moyvane d Jan 1954 a 75.

Margaret Holly d 1909, Mary Culhane d 1911.


Nora Kennelly d Sept 1914 a 42. Mary Bridget d 2nd Nov 1915 a 20. Margaret Teresa d 14th Sept 1916 a 18.


Edmond Hudson of Kilbaha in Memory of his Wife Nora d 20th Sept 1876 a 57.


Erected by Dan Scanlon Aug 2nd 1879 .He Died 22nd Nov 1906 a 87.

Ellen Scanlon d March 21st 1897 a 80.


Johanna F Scanlon Newtowndillon in Memory of her Husband who died 31-12-1889 a 39.Mary Elizabeth Scanlon Daughter d 26-12-1899 a 14.Kate Scanlon d 15-1-1909 . Johanna F Scanlon d 16-12-1927 . John F Scanlon d 26th June 1957. Ellen Scanlon nee Shanahan d 8th Oct 1961.


John Shanahan Glenagragra d 23rd Nov 1943 a 83.His Wife Ellen d April 1954 a 92.

Pat Mulvihill d 31st Aug 1968 a57.



Rev John O Connell d 9th April 1822 a 36.Con Connell Kilbaha d 30 Nov 1975 a 100.Tomb Erected by Morgan and Tim Connell Brothers of Fr O Connell.

Also Buried there Stephen O Connell Ballygoughlin d 7-2-1919.His Son Pat d 3-12-1949 a 80.

Con Connell d June 20th 1943 a 16.Ellen d 20th Aug 1949 a 61.

Con White The Lots d 16 July 1951 a 67.


Tom Lyons Baby d 1-12-1975. Eileen Lyons d 14th Sept 1983.


Edward Mulvihill d May 1857 a 38.His Wife Julia d June 1876 a 68.Erected by Sons Pat d Sept 1874 a 47.

John Kissane d Tipp in his Pharmacy 7-3-1910.


Mary O Connell Kilbaha d Sept 1st 1960. Her Daughter Catherine d 2-1-1968 Her Sons Eugene d 23-3-1984, Brian d 6th Oct 1986.



Rev John B Cunningham Ord Louvain 28 June 1885 , d July 17th 1885. Son of Brian Patrick and Margaret.


Mary Griffin d 12th May 1896.


Tim Kennelly d 27th April 1955.Kilbaha.


Maurice Cunningham d 25th April 1924. James d 29th May 1929. Hannah d 16th April 1963.


Fr John Foran PP Prior d aged 66.


Dan Kennelly and his Wife Catherine . Martin and Margaret Kennelly. Catherine Margaret of Dublin Erected in Memory of their Father Dan Martin Kennelly of NTS d Aug 1851 a 87. Their Sister Bridget d April 1860 a 60.


Erected by Tom Kennelly of Chicago to the Memory of his Father Michael Kennelly of Kilgarvan who d June 18th 1875, his Mother Catherine Kennelly d March 10th 1876.


John Fitzmaurice his Father Edmond his Mother Johanna Sister Mary Ann and William Fitzmaurice who d 15-2-1956.


Dan O Connor Clounpruhus d June 20th 1982 a 78.

The O Connor Family Father ? d may 10th 1942 Mother ? d Dec 9th 1947, Also Miss Margaret O Connor d Sept 6th 1950.


Rev Stephen Hayes CC 11yrs Curate in Limerick Diocese born 29-2-1840 , d 30-301875.

James C Hayes MD Medical Officer Palliskennery , b Aug 5th 1837 ,d Typhus Fever 18-1-1874.

Rev John Hayes CC DD son of ? Michael and Johanna Hayes of Fairy St Athea b Oct 20th1823 , d Shanagolden 12th Oct 1871.

Also in Memory of Johanna Hayes Widow of Michael Hayes of Fairy St d 26-4-1872 a 74.

Mary Elizabeth nee Boucnieui ? Wife of Tom Hayes MD d March 12th 1888 a 49. [ JP Bowville ? Rathkeale]


Richard Fitzgerald Lenamore d 16th Oct 1971 a 78. His Wife Mary d 19th July 1975 a 84.


Dan Mulvihill d Aug 24th 1877 a27 .

Con Mulvihill of Faha , Michael O Connor Leitrim W d Feb 10th 1836 a 12 yrs.

Pat Dore in Memory of his Father Michael of Moyvane who d July 6th 1872. Also his Brother John d Dec 18th 1897.

William J O Connor Church View d 1990.


Con Mulvihill d 24-?-1811 a 45.


Dan Shine d July 1862 a 59. His Wife Mary d March 1885 a 79.Their Daughter Nora Richardson d March 19th 1922 a 74.

Shine ? Moyvane d 10-1-1944 a 23.


Tom Barry Coilagurteen d 17th July 1955. His Wife Deborah d 2nd May 1957, Sons Stephen ,James, Tom, Infant sons John ,Con ,Michael, Daughters Mary, Hannah, Deborah,Infant Daughter Nora, Their Son In law Maurice Dowling d 1973.


Michael Shanahan d 9-1-1812 ? a 60.


Dan Connell d 1813 a 44.


Michael Hanrahan d 8-?-1793 a 24.


Richard Stack Clounbrean and Gortdromasillihy d 13th Sept 1929 .


Fr Michael Galvin St Gertrude Church Calif. Of Glenalappa

Ord. Carlow 1933 d July 10th 1967.

Mary Galvin d 24-2-1916. William d 7th Nov 1952.

Pat Windle d 10th Oct 1945 .

Garrett Jet Galvin d 16-1-1988.Mary d 30th June 1973.

Mort Galvin Barragoogeen d 20th July 1968 , his wife Mary Enright d 20-20-1956.


Richard Shanahan d 12th April 1904. His Wife Catherine d 16th Oct 1924.

In side gate

Tom McElligott Moyvane Died September 13th 1963.

Michael Divinity student Died 30th of January 1940 also his parents Tom & Nora McElligott

His Wife Bridget McElligott Died august 1st 1956.

Tom McElligott DD Died 9th of September 1967 buried Boston.

Fr Edmond McElligott SSP Died June 2nd 1982 buried Kiltegan

Denis McElligott Died 20th of the March 1982.


Bridget Woulfe Died 1905

Johanna Goulding Died 1932

Dan Enright Died good Friday April 1942 aged 42 years

His Wife Hannah (Buckley) Died 14th of July 1982 aged 75 years


Michael D Enright Died 16th of February 1924 aged 63 years.

His Wife Catherine nee Welsh Died February 1943 and son Dan.

Rev John D Enright Ordained September 1976 died 8th of January 1884 aged 32 years.


Tom Moloney Sanfrancisco Died December 3rd 1951.[Larha]


Tom Collins Moyvane North Died 19th of February 1900

His Wife Mgt Riordan died 27th of April 1922

His Daughter Nora Enright Ahalanna Died 27th of April 1939

Eileen Collins d 10-12- 1946.

Catherine Connor Collins d 6-3-1922.

Her Husband Michael Collins d 20-201957.Their Son

Tom Collins d 25-5-1986.


Catherine Dunne Dromurhur d 1905.

Her Husband Denis d May 29th 1953.


Erected by William Moloney Glenalappa in Memory of his Uncle William Moloney who d July 7th 1912 a 72.


Erected by John Shanahan in Memory of his Father Con who d 29th May 1886 a 66.also His Sister

Eileen Shanahan d 10th July 1889 ? a 27. Old flag stone.


William Buckley Glenalappa d 1-4-1935 a 66.His Daughter

Mary Buckley O Connell d June 2nd 1941 a 34 her Mother

Bridget Buckley d Nov 20th 1955.

John O Connell [Husband] d May 15th 1975.

Daughter Margaret d Oct 15th 1942.

Michael and Nora Buckley Aughrim [near Gate]


John Diggins Murhur d 27-4-1983.


John Shine Moyvane Wife Catherine Children John , Pat , Ellen, Nora Shine .


Matt Fitzgerald Asdee Village of Murhur d Oct 1988 a 83.


John K Lawlor , John and Julia Lawlor Daughter

Mary Josephine .


Tom O C ? Carhoona d June 10th 1957.


Pat and Elizabeth Maher In Memory of their Daughter Margaret d July 27th 1919 a 7.


James and Catherine O Grady Tarmons Their Daughter Hannah no date.

Miles Sheehan Kilbaha d 13-3-1953 a 15.


Tom Kissane Dooncaha d May 4th 1975 their Daughter

Mary aged 3.

Pat Sweeney Tarmons d 12-3-1956 a 71.

Martin Sweeney d 18-1-1985 a 78.

Bridget Sweeney d Oct 1943.

Nora Sweeney Driscoll d May 30th 19 ??.


Mary Donovan Ahalanna d 18th Nov 1961.


Batty Stack d March 5th 1943. His Parents James and Bridget.


William Foran Shronoun d 9-4-1936 his Wife

Johanna d 12th June 1909 their Son

Pat d 21-12-1980.

Also Hannah Goulding nee Sweeney.

Rev John Foran PP Prior d 11-2-1906 a 56.


Nora Carmody nee Connor The Hill d 24th July 1970 a 69.

Her Husband John d July 1982 a 78.


Pat Carmody Cuss d 8-12-1963 a 51.

His Son Oliver d 25th Nov 1974 a 29.

Elizabeth Carmody Ahalanna d 4th Sept 1916 a 55 her Husband

Michael d 2nd Oct 1947 a 84.Their Son

Eddie d 22nd Nov 1920 a 28.Their Daughter

Mary Ellen Fuller Glenoe d 23-3-1944.


Pat Enright Murhur d 17th Aug 1986 his Parents

Denis d 19th May 1957, Mary nee Quinn d 21st Nov 1976.

Uncles John Enright Tubbertureen d 9th May 1943.

John Joe Enright Aughrim d 27th Nov 1956 his Wife

Elizabeth Brassil d 27-2-1970.


Collins Family Knockanure.



Tom Guiney d 1919 a 66.

Michael Guiney d 17th May 1870 his Wife d 18-3-1875.

Catherine d Nov 1st 1871

Children of above John d June 3rd 1883.

William Guiney d 25th June 1930 a 75.

Michael Guiney d 4-4-1949 a 71 his Wife

Bridget Shine d July 1st 1970 Their Daughter

Mary d 6th Aug 1975 ,Han d 10th Aug 1993

Their Son d 17th May 1991.

Hannah Guiney d 5-1-1954 a 74.


John Connell Kilbaha d June 4th 1925 their Son

Pat d 24th Sept 1955 his Son

William d 30th Nov 1956.

Erected by his Daughter Nora in Boston.


Jer Mulvihill Dromrisk his Wife

Johanna d 21st July 1932.


Mary Windle Aughrim d 23rd July 1962

Erected By William and Nancy Myers of California .


Some Memorials to the Dead Collected by Jer Kennelly.


Moyvane 1824 Farmers
Mary Stack,47.50 Acres.
James Moriarty,29 Acres.
Richard Collins,13.25 Acres.
Widow Gallaher, 5.75. Acres
John Stack, 6.25 Acres
Connor,46.50 Acres
Michael Mangan,19.50 Acres
Dan Mc Carthy,5 Acres
John Guiney, 8.25 Acres
David Guiney, 4 Acres
E Mc Grath, 14.50 Acres
M Hennessy, 8 Acres
Land 52.50
11.50 Acres
Michael Buckley, 11.75 Acres
Tom Connor, 11.75 Acres
Tim Connell, 19.50 Acress
Michael Ahern, 9 Acres
28.50 Acres
Edmond Stack, 17.50 Acres
John Forhan, 39.25 Acres
6.75 Acres
Morgan Connell and
Tim Connell, 37.75 Acres
Edmond Stack, 35 Acres
John Moore, 38.50 Acres
Pat Mc Mahon, 46.50 Acres

Nov the 26th 1791 New South Wales Received its First Irish Prisoners. A Local man Phil Cunningham was sent to N.S.W. after the 1798 rising he was a stone Mason he got involved in the Castle Hill uprising and died from Wounds or was killed in 1804.



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;

Mary Nolan 1938, Mary Esther Noonan, Brid Tobin 1886, John Mahony 1865.

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;

TARBERT to New York arrival date

1852: James and Mary Barrett, John Behan, Mgt Bowles?, Catherine Bunce, Mgt Byrne, Bridger Cahill, Mary Carmody, Wm. Carr, Mary Caulfield; Connell's Ellen, Mary & Mary and Susan; Connors James, John and Batt; Mary Cooney, John Carrig?,; Creden Catherine, Joan, Dan, Ellen, Martin, Mary and William, Bridget Conway, Ellen Cunningham, John Daley, Nora Donnellan, Ann Drew?, Ellen and Pat Dwyer, Mary and Matt Faley?, Simon Farrell, Dan and Mgt Finucane, Ellen Frawley, David Gleeson, Ann, Joan, Michael, Pat and Margaret Gorman.
David Grady, Joan Guinan, Josephine Goulding Bermuda, Mary Halloran, Mary Hallinan, Mgt Harnett, Jer Hayes, Ellen Heally, Mike Hennessy, John and Pat Hickey, Jane and Mgt Hourigan, Mary Harman, Catherine Kennedy, Judy and Wm Loftus, Mgt and martin Mangan, Joan and Mary McGrath, James and Jane McGuire; McInerney Mary, Bridget& Bridget, James and Mary, McMahon Ann, Biddy, Cathy, Mgt, Maria, and Tom; McNamara Bridget, Cathy, John and Pat, Charles and pat Moore, Mgt Moran; Moroney Mgt, Mary & Mary, Pat Morrissey, Mary and Pat Moyle, Pat Murry, Mgt Nugent, Cathy Purcell: Pershall? Dane, Ellen, James, Lar, Mgt, Mary & Mary, Mgt Purtile, John Quinlivan; Redden Bridget & Bridget, Cathy, Mgt, Mry and Nancy; Reynlds Brid, Elizabeth, John and Tom, Joan and Martin Ryan, Mary and James Scanlon, Mgt Setrite, Mgt Shea; Mary, Brid and Ed Sheehan, Mary Sherry, Nora and James Stack, Mgt and Pat Storen?, Cathy Walsh.

Margaret Brown in 1938, Sheila Coogan in 1937, Bridget Enright 1936 and 38.
Henry O Donnell 1936, Joan Shanahan 1938, Michael Tarbert 1870,


Arrival date


Wm Collins 1901, John Conway, John Fitzmaurice1903, Bridget and Lizzie Flaherty 1902, Annie Hanrahan 1895, Wm Kiely 1900, Lizzie & Mce Mahony 1902, Roger McGrath 1901 and Kate O Brien 1901.


Annie & Mce Bambury 1902, John Brassil 1899, Mary Bunion 1894, Tom Canaly? 1901, Pat Enright 1894, Joan Jeffcott 1894, Mce Joy 1896, Kate McDermot 1901, Mary Moriarty 1901, Mgt & Pat Shoughnessy 1901, Mgt Patt 1901 and Ml Scanlon.


Eugene Mc Carthy 1900, Deb & Tom Stack 1899,


Mary Beasley 1896, Richard Bennett 1899, Mary Creed 1899, Nellie Dore 1901, Wm Joyce 1898, John Dempsey? 1899.

Han Carroll 1896, Kate Murphy 1902 and Mary Ryan 1902.


Ann Barry 1901, Mary Barry 1895, Mgt Broderick 1899, Eliz & Mce Brown 1899, Pat Carmody 1901, Francis & Gerald 1902 and Mary A Carr 1901, Jer Carroll 1895, Cathy Corridan 1899, Kate Cotter 1895, John Cotter 1899, Jane Cotter 1896, Jer Cronin 1894, Joan Dillon? , Minnie Dillon 1894, Pat Diggin 1895, Tom Dineen 1898, John Donoghue 1896, Pat Dooling 1902,Nora Dowling 1901, Tom Fealy 1895 & 1902; Nora 1893, John 1901 and Tom Fitzgerald 1902, Pat Galvin 1900, Frank Gleasure or Gleeson 1901; D J 1901, Daniel F and Kate Griffin 1901, Kate Grogan 1899, Mary Grogan 1894, Philip Harding 1899, Julia harnett 1895, Mary Hennessy 1894, John J & Nellie Irvine 1900, Mgt Jones 1901, Jas Joy 1902, Mgt Keeffe 1899, John Galvin? 1901, Mary Galvin? 1901, Mary Galvin? 1901, Wm Galvin 1901, Julia Kennelly 1898, Tom Kennelly 1903, Wm Pat Kirby 1903, Pat Leonard 1903, Wm Lynch 1895, Ellie Lyons 1901, Ed Mahony 1902, George Mason 1899, Dan McCarthy 1901,Cath Mc Carthy 1894, Ml McElligott 1902, Brid & John McElligott 1901; James, John, Mary & Mary, and Wm Galvin 1901, Ml Relihan 1901, Wm Moloney 1903, Mary A & Ml Moriarty 1897, Ml Mulvihill 1895, Dan Murphy 1902, David Murphy 1899, Hannah, John and Maggie Murphy 1903, Mary Nolan 1899, Mary O Brien 1901, Wm O Brien 1894, Ed O Connell 1899, Ml O Connor 1901, Jas O Halloran 1901, Annie O Sullivan 1895, Richard Purcell 1894, Ellie Pierce 1898, Bridget pierce 1893, Ellen Quille 1899, Kate Relihan 1901, Tom Relihan 1901, Joe, Mce and Rich Roche 1899, Ellie Ross 1895, Ellie & Louisa Sheehy 1902, Pat Sheehy 1901, John Stack 1901, John & Mary Sullivan 1898, Mary Sullivan 1896, Mary Sullivan 1903, Han Thornton 1901, Ed, Jas & Tom Walsh 1902 and Ml Walsh 1897.

ATHEA to Boston Arrival dates

Nora Ahern 1903; Nellie Sullivan and Mary Hayes in 1895; Kate Cunningham 1894; Michael O Connor in 1897; Mary Brosnan, Joan Hayes, Mary Cregan, and Mary Riordan all in 1900; the following arrived in 1901, Cathy Byrne, Lizzie and Mgt Kelly, Ellen Mulvihill, Ed Mc Kenna, Mgt Sheahan, Dan Brown, Wm Danaher, Ml Lyons, Mgt Mulvihill and Nora Shine;

GLIN Co Limerick
Ed Barry, Tom Hunt, John Hunt and Ellen Culhane in 1900; Nora Normile, Mary Mc Mahon, Dora McGrath, John, Lizzie and Mgt Culhane, and John Hunt in 1901; Pat J Faley 1899; Julia Horan?, Bridget Normoyle, Julia Horan? and Kate Houlihan in 1897; Bridget Cullinane?in 1896; John Hunt in 1900; Ellen McGrath and John Normile in 1895; Nellie Mormile, Bridget Fennell and Mary Thompson in 1902.

ABBEYFEALE date of arrivals at Boston

In 1901 Con Wren, Dora Sullivan, Francis Sullivan, Jer Sheehan, Lil Scollard, Stp Roche, Nellie O Connor, Lizzie Moore, Nora Sweeney, Tim Sullivan, Liz Sheehan, Ann O Connor, Han Doody, Jas Kelleher and Luke Harnett; Liz Ahern 1899; Nora Barry 1896; Mgt Cotter 1895; Maggie Broderick 1903; Jas Brown 1898; Tom Brosnan 1899; Pat and Joan Brosnan 1895; John Brown Cors J O Connor, and Ml Colbert in 1900; Mce Collins and Mgt Cotter 1895; Con, Mce and Jas Cronin 1897; John Cronin 1902; John Curtin 1903; Ml M Curtin 1895; Pat Dalton 1898; Jer and Mary Doody 1894; Julia Doody 1902; Tim Finnigan 1902; Ellen Fitzgerald 1899; Ellen Geany1897; Kte T Geany 1895; Tim griffin 1894; Lizzie Hartnett 1902; Mary Harnett 1895; Pat Hough an Pat Keeffe 1898; Bridget Lane 1900; Tom Lane 1895; John Lane 1898; Nora Leary 1899; Joan and Stp Lyons 1894; Nora Lyons 1902; Ed Mahony 1902; Ellen Mahony and Denis McAuliffe 1895; Pat Lyons 1897; Tim Lyons 1903; John and John McCarthy 1895; George and Rosa McCarthy 1903; Maggie and Mary McKenna 1894; John W Norton 1898;Kate and Pat O Connor 1902; Maggie Connell 1895; Dan O Connor 1896; Cath. And Jessie O Connor 1894; John O Connor 1897; Nellie and Pat O Connor 1895; Wm O Connor 1899; Francis and Mary O Grady 1894; John Quirke 1893; Ellen and Maggie Walsh 1895; Ellen Wren 1895; Tim Done? 1913;
Fitzgeralds: Ann 1925, Ed 1908, Ellen 1899, Joan 1925, Mgt 1907, Mary 1907 and Nellie 1906.
Mgt Flaherty 1914; Ml Flanigan 1912Mce Flynn 1923;
Harnett: Cath 1923, Julia 1927, Liz 1902, Mgt 1939, Ml 1923, Pat 1895, Lar 1910, Luke 1901, Mary 1895 and Nellie 1910;
Han Sweeney 1914; Doody: Denis 1894, Han 1901, Jer 1894, Julia 1902 and Mary 1894;
Julia Ward 1926 and Denis Trant arrived in 1923.

Check original ship lists as mistakes always take place in transcribing.


History from October 19th 2006 Notes


HISTORY: Ibn Khaldun born in Tunis in 1332, died in Cairo in 1406, he was an Arab historian, scholar and thinker, the Black Death took away most of his family when he was 17, for various reasons he was on the move all the time, he believed that moral decadence to be one of the great threats to civilisation, 195 copies of his books survive, an exhibition marking the 600th anniversary of his death is now on view at the Royal Palace in Seville, part of the catalogue can be viewed




STACK: 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 Quinlivnans mother Ellie Stack was daughter of Maurice Tom Stack a brother of Tom Neville , her father Michael Quinlivan was 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.

Neville Stack

For his father and aviation pioneer, see T. Neville Stack.
Thomas Neville Stack
19 October 1919 - 26 January 1994

Air Chief Marshal Sir (Thomas) Neville Stack KCB CVO AFC (1919-1994) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.


[edit] Early years
Stack was born on 19 October 1919 the son of aviation pioneer T.N. Stack. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 as a flight cadet at RAF College Cranwell. He gained a permanent commission on 29 July 1939[1] and passed out of the College with the Sword of Honour. He spent his war service with Coastal Command serving on flying boats until transferring to Transport Command in the late 1950s. Including a tour as Deputy Captain of the Queen's Flight.

[edit] Air Staff Officer
In 1967 he became commandant of the RAF College Cranwell before moving on in 1970 as a representative with CENTO. In December 1972 he was appointed as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command[2] then moved in the same role at RAF Strike Command. Between 1976 and 1978 he was Air ADC to the Queen. From February 1976[3] he was Air Secretary before he retired at his own request in 1978.[4]

[edit] Civil life
On retirement for the air force he became a Gentleman Usher to the Queen[5] and then from 1989 and Extra Gentleman Usher.[6] He also became a Freeman of the City of London. Stack died in London on 26 January 1994.

[edit] Honours and awards
27 June 1947 - Croix de guerre (Belgium)
27 June 1947 - Chevalier of the Order of Leopold with Palms (Belgian) to Acting Wing Commander Thomas Neville Stack (33455), Royal Air Force, in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the liberation of Belgium.[7]
1 January 1957 - Wing Commander Thomas Neville Stack (33455), Royal Air Force is awarded the Air Force Cross (AFC)[8]
1 January 1963 - Group Captain Thomas Neville Stack, AFC, Royal Air Force is appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)[9]
12 June 1965 - Acting Air Vice-Marshal Thomas Neville Stack, CVO, AFC, Royal Air Force is appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) [10]
1 January 1969 - Air Vice-Marshal Thomas Neville Stack, CVO, CBE, AFC, Royal Air Force is appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)[11]
1 January 1972 - Air Marshal Thomas Neville Stack, CB, CVO, CBE, AFC, Royal Air Force is appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath(KCB)[12]

[edit] Notes

T. Neville Stack
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For his son and RAF Air Officer, see Neville Stack.
Captain Thomas Neville Stack AFC (died 1949) was a 1920s test pilot, air racer and aviation pioneer. He served in both the First and Second World War and in all three services.


[edit] First World War
Thomas Neville Stack left the Army to join the Royal Flying Corps in 1917, at the end of the war he became a flying instructor. In 1921[1] he re-joined the Royal Air Force and served in Iraq leaving in 1925 to become chief flying instructor with the Lancashire Aero Club. [2]

[edit] England to India
On the 15 November 1926 Stack left England in at attempt to reach India in a De Havilland DH.60, he was accompanied by Bernard Leete in another Moth, they reached Karachi on the 8 January 1927.[2][3] In June 1927 Stack and Leete were each awarded the Air Force Cross, Air Ministry, 3rd June, 1927, The King had been graciously pleased to approve the award of the Air Force Cross to Mr. Thomas Neville Stack (Flying Officer, Reserve of Air Force Officers), in recognition of the distinguished service rendered to aviation by his recent flight in a light aeroplane from London to Delhi. [4]

[edit] England to Australia
In 1934, to enable him to compete in the England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race, Stack together with Sidney Lewis Turner had a specially modified long-range version of the Airspeed Envoy built. It was named the Airspeed Viceroy.

The Airspeed Viceroy started the race from RAF Mildenhall, England, but after several reliability problems including with the mainwheel brakes, it was withdrawn from the race at Athens. The pilots concluded that it would be unsafe to proceed and they would probably be unable to finish the race.

[edit] Second World War
In the 1940s he was Chief Test Pilot at Austin Motors where he flew new aircraft straight from the production lines. He later joined the Fleet Air Arm and commanded 742 Naval Air Squadron in Southern India.[2]

[edit] Later life
His son Neville Stack born in 1919 became an Air Chief-Marshal in the Royal Air Force. Stack was a manager at Orient Airways when he died near Karachi, India on 22 February 1949.[2] Newspaper reports that he was killed when he was run over by a lorry. The Police allege he threw himself under the vehicle. Stack had recently been interned by the Pakistan authorities (with regard a sale of a Dakota to India) but was allowed a daily visit to see his priest at Mauripore Airport and he is alleged to have thrown himself under the lorry while walking to the house of the priest. [5]

Obituary: Air Chief Marshal Sir Neville Stack

Saturday, 29 January 1994


Thomas Neville Stack, air force officer: born Sidcup, Kent 19 October 1919; served North Atlantic 1939-45; Coastal Command 1945-52; Transport Support in Far East (Malaya Ops) 1954-59, (Borneo Ops) 1962-65; AFC 1957; Deputy Captain, Queen's Flight 1960- 62; CVO 1963; CBE 1965; Commandant, RAF College Cranwell 1967-70; CB 1969, KCB 1972; UK Permanent Military Deputy, Cento, Ankara 1970- 72; AOC-in-C, RAF Training Command 1973-75; Air Secretary 1976-78; Air ADC to the Queen 1976-78, Gentleman Usher to the Queen 1979-89, Extra Gentleman Usher 1989-94; Director-General, Asbestos International Association 1978-89; married 1955 Diana Todd (one son, one daughter); died London 26 January 1994.

NEVILLE STACK was one of that select band of pre-war Cranwell- trained officers who survived the Second World War and later rose to the highest ranks of the Royal Air Force. Essentially a maritime aviator, he was rarely involved in

policy-making but made his mark in several important operational appointments and subsequently as a key figure in RAF training.

Born at Sidcup, in 1919, 'Jimmy' Stack was the son of an air pioneer who set up several long-distance records. He entered the RAF College Cranwell as a flight cadet in 1937, and on graduating in 1939 was awarded the Sword of Honour. He was immediately selected for Coastal Command where he spent most of the war piloting one of the great instruments of victory in the Battle of the Atlantic, the Sunderland flying boat. Serving with 201 and 204 Squadrons and with 2 School of General Reconnaissance he flew from bases as far apart as the Shetlands and West Africa, yet on his own admission never saw a U- boat. Such unspectacular, tedious but always demanding patrolling was the lot of most Coastal Command crews, and it was essential in combating the U-boat peril, described by Churchill as the only thing that really frightened him during the war.

For several years afterwards, Stack remained in the maritime role, serving on the staff at Headquarters Coastal Command and also as Chief RAF Instructor at the Joint Anti-submarine School, Londonderry. Here, working alongside the Royal Navy and often flying the Lancaster, he helped develop the techniques and tactics so necessary to counter the rapidly developing Soviet submarine threat.

In 1954 came a change of scene when he was appointed to command the Far East Transport Wing, based in Singapore at Changi. Here the main task of his Dakota and Valetta squadrons was to support the army's counter-insurgency operations in Malaya by providing communications, dropping and landing supplies, delivering leaflets and evacuating casualties. The eventual success of the long Malayan campaign owed much to air transport, and for Stack's own part during his two-year stint he was awarded the Air Force Cross in 1957.

This experience was now put to use at Headquarters Transport Command, where he worked with the Parachute Brigade and the Air Transported Brigade on mobile operations. In 1958, following the assassination in Iraq of King Faisal, he commanded the transport forces in Cyprus which delivered the Parachute Brigade to Jordan in order to protect King Hussein.

Three years later, after a spell as Deputy Captain of the Queen's Flight serving under Sir Edward Fielden, he returned to the Far East for his last operational appointment. He served as senior Air Staff Officer at headquarters 224 Group, based at Seletar, for the first two years of the Confrontation between Malaysia and Indonesia. His group was responsible for the air support of the British troops seeking to protect the Borneo territories against Indonesian incursions, and air supply - with helicopters of particular importance - was central to their operations. Indonesian Confrontation was a classic example of the careful application of limited force and the subsequent pattern of events in South-East Asia owes much to its success.

Stack was back home by 1965, served a period at Flying Training Command, and in 1967 - to his delight - returned to Cranwell as Commandant, a post for which his relaxed, extrovert personality was especially suited. It was his diplomatic skills that were used next, when he went to Ankara in 1970 as United Kingdom Permanent Military Deputy to the Central Treaty Organisation and had to cope with the politico-military problems of a major international alliance.

There followed three years as Commander-in-Chief of Training Command, where he was responsible for all aspects of RAF training, and from 1976 until his retirement in 1978 he was the last four-star incumbent of the post of Air Secretary, in which he oversaw the careers of all RAF officers. This was a post for which his long and varied RAF experience and his ability to get on with people were eminently suitable.

On retirement he became Director General of the Asbestos International Association but always found time to retain his links with the Service, particularly as an enthusiastic and influential President of the Old Cranwellians' Association.

The RAF will remember him for his dignified bearing; his gentle yet effective style of leadership; his great personal charm; his approachability; his kindness. It was always a pleasure to be in his company.



Michael in Nova Scotia,
I'm also researching the Keane name. I have a letter sent to my grandmother
after her mother, Mary Margaret Hanrahan Hively (who was born in No. Kerry,
Tarbert Ireland) passed away in Nashville, TN. The letter was from a sister
or an aunt of Mary. The names in the letter were Mrs. Dan Keane-Aunt Hannie
from Knochanvue and Mrs. Y. Keane-Aunt Kate from Newtownsandes. An Aunt Lon,
Mrs. Kennelly also from Newtownsandes was also mentioned. I'm getting a
scanner soon and will place on this site for all to read. It is a jewel and
I am so glad it was kept all these many years--since 1940's!
Does anyone have any connection to any of these Keanes?
I've recently ordered from two books written by John B. Keane of
No. Kerry, the writer who now ownes a pub. Thanks, Mimi

I need help with the following individuals. I know they are related to methrough my Great Grandmother, Mary Margaret (or Margaret Mary) Hanrahan. Shewas born 1866 in Tarbert daughter of John Hanrahan and Catherine O'Connor.When she died here in Tennessee (USA) in 1940 the following people werementioned in a letter that was sent here to my Grandmother (and was kept allthese years) expressing sympathy over her death.Trying to find out how they were related to Mary Margaret but guessing theywere sisters or Aunts. Aunt Hannie, Mrs. Dan Keane who lived at CavuevaghKnochanvue, Aunt Kate who was Mrs. Y. Keane and lived at Leitvim WestNewtownsandes and Aunt Lon or Con who was a Mrs. Kennelly and lived at KeylodNewtownsandes Co. Kerry. Any idea who these people were in relationship tothe Mary Margaret above?Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Mimi Morris

The Cork Examiner, 5 October 1878
The grand and imposing ceremony of the religious profession of two young ladies of this parish, and the reception of a third from the parish of Athea, took place here on Wednesday last. The Lord Bishop of the diocese, the Most Rev. Dr. Butler, assisted by the Rev. William Casey, C.C., Abbeyfeale, said Mass on the occasion, after which the postulant put off the gay attire of the world and was clothed like her two happy companions in the modest garments of the meek, gentle Sister of mercy, and thus became vested in the humble garb of religion. The three happy aspirants after evangelical perfection resolved to become spouses of Christ and imitators of Mary-to devote the remainder of their days to the education of youthful innocents, to bring them up in the ways of usefulness, virtue and religion-to be in reality Sisters of Mercy, by soothing the anguish of disease, ministering to the cravings of want, and cheering, by their holy presence, the last moments of suffering humanity. The names of the young ladies professed were Miss Lizzie Broderick, in religion Sister Mary Joseph, third daughter now professed in that Mercy Convent of William P. Broderick, Esq., Abbeyfeale, and niece of John P. Broderick, Esq., solicitor, Tralee, and Miss Ellie Curtin, in religion Sister Mary Gonzaga, third daughter of the late John Curtin, Esq., Ballybehy, and sister of C. J. Curtin, Esq., solicitor, Abbeyfeale.
The young lady who received the white veil was Miss Sheehy, daughter of Edward Sheehy. Esq., Cratloe. After the ceremony his lordship and the accompanying clergymen, with the numerous friends of the above ladies, retired to a grand and spacious room, tastefully prepared and exquisitely decorated by the good sisters of the community, where a sumptuous dejeuner awaited them. Amongst the assembled guests were-his Lordship the Bishop of Limerick, the very Rev. Dr. Coughlan, P.P., Abbeyfeale ; Rev. Wm. Mulcahy, C.C., do. ; the Rev. Dr. Greene, C.C., Coolcappa ; Rev. Father Conway, C.C., Templeglentue ; Rev. Father Condatt, C.C., Athea ; A. Toole, Esq., Dublin ; Miss Ellis, Windsor, England ; Miss Lizzie Ellis, Glenas, Rone House ; Miss Diana Creagh Harnett, Moynaha, Abbeyfeale ; John P. Broderick, do. ; C. J. Curtin, Esq., solicitor, Abbeyfeale, Mrs. J. Curtin, Ballynehy ; Dr. M'Carthy, Abbeyfeale ; Mrs. M'Carthy, do. ; the Misses O'Reilly, do. ; Wm. P. Broderick, Esq., Mrs. Wm. Broderick, Master Pat Broderick, Tralee ; Mr. Naish, Kilbreny ; Mrs. Naish, do., the Misses Naish, do. ; Miss Maggie Broderick, Miss Molony, Miss Harnett, Bridgemount ; Miss O'Sullivan, Miss Nolan, Mr. Joseph O'Sullivan, Mrs. O'Sullivan, Mr. Michael Ahern, Athea ; Mrs. Aherne [sic], do. ; Mr. P. O'Driscoll, Kanturk ; the Misses O'Driscoll, do. ; Mr. Thomas Roche, Tullyoline ; Miss Roche, do. ; Mr. Edward Sheehy, Crathloe, Athea ; Mr. J. P. Woulfe, Mr. Thomas Curtin, Ballycomane ; the Misses Curtin, Mrs. Geary, Limerick ; the [sic] Mrs. Sheehy, Newcastle, Mr. William Hurley, Athea ; Mr. Sheehy, jun., do.




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WILLIAM SHINE, who is living in retirement at No. 923,

Church street, Indianapolis, was born in county Limerick,

Ireland, about 1833, a son of Cornelius and Ellen (Enright) Shine

— the Shine family tracing their lineage to France. Cornelius and

Ellen Shine passed the greater part of their lives in their native

county of Limerick, although they died in county Kerry. They

reared a large and respected family, named, in order of birth, as

follows: David, William, Michael, Cornelius, Margaret, Ellen, and

Johanna. These children all still live in Ireland, with the excep-

tion of William, whose name opens this paragraph, Margaret, who

died in her native parish, and Johanna, who died in Kansas City,

Mo., all good and true Catholics.


\\'illiam Shine was married in his native county, in February,

1 86 1, by Rev. Father Morochty, in the parish of Knockanure, to

Miss Bridget Sullivan, a daughter of Eugene and Katherine

(Connell) Sullivan, natives of the western part of county Kerry,

Ireland, and who died on the farm on which they had passed all-

their life. They were the parents of si.x children, Mrs. Shine bemg

the eldest, and the others being named Mary, Thomas-, John, Eugene,

and Thomas (second). The sons all passed away in Ireland, and

the daughter, May, is now Mrs. Daniel McCarty, of Indianapolis.

The marriage of Mr. and Mr. William Shine was blessed with

thirteeen children, whose names are all given in the sketch of

of John W. Shine.


William Shine had been preceded to America by his son, Johiv

W^, and a daughter of about two years, and in 1886 he disposed

of his lease on the farm in Ireland and brought the remainder of

his family to Indianapolis, where he has prospered and now owns

considerable real estate. The family are all members of St. John's

church, and the parents are also members of the church sodalities,

Mrs Shine being also a member of the league of the Sacred Heart,

and the daughter, at home, a member of the Young Ladies"








sodality. No family in the parish is held in higher respect, and

personally Mr. and Mrs Shine are especially esteemed for their

many christian virtues.




JOHN W. SHINE, patrolman, and one of the most efficient

members of the Indianapolis police force, was born in the par-

ish of Knockanure, county Kerry, Ireland, June 24, 1864, and is a

son of William and Bridget (Sullivan) Shine, both natives of the

same county.


William Shine was a farmer in the old country, but on com-

ing to America, in 1886, entered the employ of the Indianapolis

Belt Railroad company, with which he remained six years, and

then retired. He and wife had born to them a family of thirteen

children, of whom nine still survive and reside in Indianapolis, viz:

Mrs. Mary Mulehill; Cornelius, employed at Kingan's packing-

house; William, a bartender; Thomas, an upholsterer; Katie, a

dressmaker; Michael, a porkpacker; Eugene, a sawmaker, and

Maggie, a student, beside John W. , the subject, who is the eldest.


John W. Shine passed his earlier business years in the employ

of John Stack, a member of parliament and a dry-goods merchant

in the town of Listowell, county Kerry, Ireland. He preceded

his family two years to America, and for one year worked for D.

J. Sullivan, a dry-goods merchant of Indianapolis, and was then,

for six years, steward in the dining-room of the Central Insane

hospital of Indiana, having under his charge about 500 patients.

He was next employed for two years as assistant superintendent

of the Prudential Life Insurance company. During the two terms

that Mayor Sullivan was at the head of the city administration,

Mr. Shine was a foreman on street work, and December i, 1897,

was appointed a member of the city police force.


Mr. Shine was united in marriage April 17, 1888, at St. John's

church, by Rev. Father Bessonies, to Miss Katie Sheridan, a



native of county Cavan, Ireland, and a daughter of Bernard and

Kate (Maher) Sheridan, who also had one son, Michael, who

served sixteen years in the British army. Mr. and Mrs. Shine

have been blessed with two children, viz: William, who was born







March 26, 1889, and Katie, born October 12, 1S91. The family

are devout members of St. John's church, contribute hberallv

toward its support, and poHtically Mr. Shine is a sound-monev

democrat. He is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians

and was a charter member of the Celtic club. Mrs. Shine is a

member of the Ladies' Auxihary society of the A. O. H., and both

he and she are greatly respected by a large number of sincere



MICHAEL FRANCIS KENNEDY, deceased, was born in

Cambridge City, Wayne county, Ind., October 25, 1870, a

son of Martin and Mary (Dillon) Kennedy, highly respected resi-

dents of the same ciiy, but natives of county Kerry, Ireland.

Michael Francis, the deceased subject of this memoir, was educated

primarily in the public schools of his native city, later passed one

year at St. Meinrad's college, and still later studied two years

under the private tutorage of Rev. Father Spelman, and was by

him so well instructed that, on entering St. Charles college at

Baltimore, Md., he was assigned to the second (or sophomore)

class, or, in other words, advanced one class higher than the first

(or freshman) class. \N'hile pursuing his studies at St. Charles, and

in his senior, or graduating class, he was called away from earth,

a victim of that insidious and fell disorder, consumption, and died.





MICHAEL LAHEY, deceased, was born in county Kerry, Ire-

land, in 1852, and came to the United States in his young

manhood. On June 14, 1868, he was married at St. John's Cath-

olic church, by Rev. Father Bessonies, to Miss Hannah Neenan,

also a native of county Kerry, and a daughter of John and Mary

(Davis) Neenan, both natives of the same county in which they

lived and died, being at the time of their death about sixty years

of age. Mr. and Mrs. Neenan were the parents of eight children:

Bridget, wife of John Rice, residing in Indianapolis; Hannah, who

married the subject of this sketch; Annie, widow of Patrick Cro-

nin, who died of yellow fever, is now residing in Memphis, Tenn. ;

Margaret, wife of James Mahoney, still lives in Ireland, where she

has a family of grown-up children; Nora, wife of Patrick Harvey,

resides in Memphis, Tenn. ; Timothy left Indianapolis about ten

years ago and has not been since heard from; Bartholomew, who

came from Ireland to the United States and located in Memphis,

Tenn. , with the view of locating there permanently, is unmarried.






Michael Lahey was a shoemaker by trade, and at this trade

he worked from his manhood until his death, which event occurred

in 1890. Timothy Lahey, a brother of the subject, and a laborer,

now resides on Georgia street, in Indianapolis. Michael and

Hannah Lahey were the parents of the following-named children,

viz: Timothy, now employed at Kingan's packing house, and liv-

ing with his mother; Mary, now Mrs. Wilbur Ryan, and living in

Elmira, N. Y. ; Kate, living at home; Johnny died at the age of six

3ears, and Johnny, the second, died at the age of nine months;

Hannah, and Bridget, the latter deceased. The family has always

been in Indianapolis, and most of the time of their residence here

have been members of St. John's Catholic church, to the support of

which, Mr. Lahey, while living, was a liberal contributor. He died

as he had lived, a devout Catholic, and highly respected by all that

knew him. While not a wealthy man at the time of his death, yet

he left his family in comfortable circumstances. Mrs. Lahey and

her children are all active workers in their church, and for the

cause of Catholicism, she being a member of the Living Rosary

society and of the Sacred Heart. Mr. Lahey was a member of

St. Patrick's Total Abstinence society, and Timothy is a member

of the Young Men's institute. Timothy Lahey is a 3'oung man of

excellent character, industrious, frugal and studious, and, being

the only son, it falls largely to his lot to care for the family,

which he is doing in a most commendable manner so far as possi-

ble, and thus is his mother's pride and his sisters' wise counsellor.

Too much credit cannot be given him for the course of life he is

pursuing and for the success with which he is meeting.







JOHN HENRY SCANLON, councilman from the Eleventh

ward, Indianapolis, was born in Somerset, Perry county, Ohio,

December 23, i860, a son of Michael and Margaret (Lynch) Scan-

Ion, natives of county Kerry, Ireland.


Michael and Margaret Scanlon were married in their native

county and in 1852 came to the United States, settling in Somer-

set, the oldest Catholic settlement in the state. The father was a

farmer, and to his marriage with Miss Lynch were born seven chil-

dren, yiz: Michael, a raiload section foreman on the Baltimore &

Ohio road; John Henry, whose name opens this article; James A.,

a liveryman; Thomas Joseph, a professional bookkeeper; Mary,

wife of Richard McGonigle, a machinist at Junction City, near

Somerset; Margaret, wife of Samuel B. Dittoe, and Kate, house-

keeper for hei brother, John Henry. Both parents of this family

were called to rest at Somerset in 1888 and 1889, respectively.


John H. Scanlon graduated from the high school of his native

city in 1882, and then entered the law office of e.\-Congressman

William E. Finck, under whom he pursued his legal studies two

years. In 1884 he came to Indianapolis on a visit, but was offered

a clerkship by the American Express company, which he accepted

and filled. one year, and then entered the employ of the Sarven

Wheel company, with which he remained nine years; in 1894 and

1895 he served as deputy county recorder, and for the two

years has conducted a sample room in Parnell Hall, at the corner

of Maple and McCarty streets.


At the October election of 1897, Mr. Scinlon was elected, on

the democratic ticket, a member of the city council from the






Eleventh ward, and entered upon the discharge of the duties

of his office on the 14th day of the same month. Mr. Scanlon

is a young man of fine business capacity, is well informed,

and something worthy of note will be heard from him at no distant

time. He is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, in

which order he has served as county president for two years, and

is popular and respected wherever known.







JOHN JOSEPH McCarthy, a well-known and substantial

business man of South Bend, Ind., was born in county Kerry,

Ireland, June 24, 1843, and is a son of John and Jane (Lother)

McCarthy, natives of the same county, and born, respectively, in

1796 and 1S13.


John McCarthy, the father, was educated in the parochial

school of Abbeydorney, and completed his schooling at the age of

fourteen years. He was a freeholder, was a farmer all his life,

and was married in his native parish, in 1835, ^^3' Kev. Father






Thomas Fitzgerald. His marriage was* blessed with si.\ children,

viz: Jeremiah, now a resident of Harrisburg, Canada; Johanna,

still living in county Kerry, Ireland; Margaret, wife of Daniel

O'Haley, of the same county; Mary, wife of Dennis O'Conners;

Thomas, of South Bend, Ind., and John Joseph, whose name

opens this sketch. The mother of these children was called to

rest in 1848, and the father in 1871, both dying in the faith of the

Catholic church, and their remains now lie side by side in the

Catholic cemetery of their native parish in county Kerry.


John Joseph McCarthy was educated in the parochial school of

his native parish, which he attended until he reached the age of

si.xteen years. At his majority he came to the United States, via

Quebec, Canada, where he landed in June, 1864, and thence, via

Detroit, Mich., he came to St. Joseph county, Ind., and for two

years was employed at Notre Dame. In 1866 he made atrip to

Canada, remained there two years, and finally settled in South

Bend, in 1868, and engaged in the grocery trade, in which he was

very prosperous and which occupied his time and attention for

eight years; he then engaged in the wood and coal trade, and in

this he also met with splendid success and acquired considerable

property, and finally relinquished trade altogether, in order that

he might devote his attention solely to his real estate interests.


Mr. McCarthy was first married April 17, 1868, to Miss Julia

Murphy, the ceremony taking place in St. Patrick's church. South

Bend, with Rev. Father John Louth as the officiating clergyman.

Of this union there was no issue, and Mrs. McCarthy passed away

April 27, 1889, her remains being laid to rest in Cedar Grove cem-

etery. Mr. McCarthy, shortly after this sad event, made a trip to

his native land, visited his relatives, and after a surcease of sorrow

returned to South Bend. June 13, 1892, at St. Patrick's church,

he was again united in matrimon}-, the bride being Miss Mary E.

Donovan, and the ofificiating clergyman the Rev. Father Spellard,

and this happy union has been blessed with three children — Mary

Ellen, Monacha Jane and John J.


Mr. McCarthy and family are devoted members of St. Patrick's

church, and it is needless to say that Mr. McCarthy is very liberal

in his financial contributions towards its support. Through his








business sagacity and prudential management, he is now the owner

of twelve dwellings and one fine store, and is regarded as one of the

most useful citizens of South Bend and respected by every one for

his sterling integrity and many good qualities of mind and heart.