My wife’s grandfather, James Sullivan taught for many years in Keimaneigh School, Ballingeary. In 1884, he married Catherine Cronin from Gougane Barra. He died aged 46 in 1896 leaving a large family and he is buried in St. Gobnait’s cemetery in Ballyvourney. His wife died in 1916 and is also buried there.
His father was Owen Sullivan and was present at the marriage.
He had a brother, Owen, who married Catherine Horgan and lived in Kilmeedy West. He had several children and one of them, Jeremiah used to correspond with his cousins in Keimaneigh in the 30’s and 40’s. We understand that the farm in Kilmeedy is no longer in the family.
We are trying to establish the Ballyvourney connection as some of the Sullivan families there agree that there is a family relationship, but are unable to make an exact identification i.e. in which townland in Ballyvourney was the original family located and to which Sullivan family was he related.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Best wishes, John Derby <email>
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John J. O’Sullivan, of Braintree, Massachusetts, United States, died July 27, 2015. John grew up in North Horsemount, Kilcorney, Co.Cork, Ireland and was always proud to visit his homeland. He later lived in Dorchester, where he raised his family, before moving to Braintree. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Old Dorchester Post 65. For over 40 years, John worked as a long lines troubleshooter for AT&T. He will be remembered by family and friends for his animated phone conversations, kindness and quiet determination.
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I am researching my Irish heritage and from census records I am aware my great great great Grandfather Michael Mahoney (Mahony, as seen spelt this way in some websites) lived his last days with his daughter Kate O’Keefe and son-in-law Michael at House #5 Shanbally, Knocknagree. He died in 1901.
On 19th Feb 1846 Michael married Catherine Brosnahan at Rathmore with Nohaval and Kilcummin. I am trying to establish which church they were actually married in and whether that church still exists. I assume they lived in the immediate area all their married lives.
I am also trying to discover where they are buried. I am not sure in what year Catherine who may also have been known as Kate died but I assume it was before Michael in 1901.
I am aware they had at least one child, Daniel, who moved to New Zealand in the late 1870’s. Daniel was my great great Grandfather.
Any help would be most appreciated.
Grahame Benvie <firstname.lastname@example.org>