O’Donoghue/O’Leary Ballinagree/Kilcorney

Hi all! I’m looking for more info on Jeremiah O’Donoghue b 1842 and married Catherine O’Leary b 1857. They left for NZ in around 1877 and I’m pretty good for info from that point on. It’s the Irish end I’m struggling with.
Jeremiah parents were Jeremiah and Ellen nee Walsh. I’ve heard they had a farm at Horsemount/Kilcorney. He had at least one sister, Julia, who married Catherine’s brother, Dan O’Leary.
The O’Leary family lived at Ballinagree. I’ve heard that Catherine decided to get back in touch with her older brother Timothy in her later years, saying “there’s been a Tim O’Leary on that farm for 400 years, there’ll be one there now!” Apparently, he was still there.
Are there any cousins of mine still around the area? Where were these farms? Are they still in family hands?
from Ireland XO

Death Notice: Catherine Buckley, Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Catherine BUCKLEY (née Sheehan), The Hall, Kilcorney, Rathcoole, Co. Cork. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family and in the tender care of the staff of Mallow General Hospital. Wife of the late Sean. Deeply regretted by her sons and daughters, Aine, Liam, Siobhan, Sean, Tadgh and Noirin, her sister Hannie, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, fifteen grandchildern, three great-grand-childern, sister-in-law, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Reposing at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Monday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. May She Rest In Peace. [1]

A Sunday Hunt

From the overnight rain the by road was wet
As by the cottage of Con C the hunting party met
All of them locals for a Sunday of fun
In rain coats and second hand clothes not expecting any sun

On a Sunday morning in September in the Fall of the year
The sound of the wind in the trees rather pleasant to hear
Across the face of Clara low fogs of rain did crawl
On a typical enough morning for the early Fall

The brothers Con, Jerry and Michael O’ Connor were there
In anticipation a chase of a fox or a course of a hare
Young tall and sturdily built Michael Murphy of Shannaknock with browny his cattle dog
Arrived for the hunt via a shortcut through the bog

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