Bob Kenney has been researching his family tree and is stuck at his great great great grandmother. She was Ellen Healy of Crippleford, and her marriage to Timothy Buckley on June 1, 1833 is listed in the Dromtarriffe Parish Register.
He had been trying to locate Crippleford, but after some time failed, so he asked us, but we’ve never heard of it, and no-one we asked has heard of it either. So we’re wondering if anyone of our readers has heard of it, or could ask someone that might know. Bob would be delighted if someone could help him out. If so please leave a comment below, or contact us directly [contact details are on our Contact Page].
A few thoughts:
1.. There are a couple of references to Crippleford online, all referring to “Thomas Wallace born Jan.6, 1806 in Rethcool, Duhallow, Cripleford on the Blackwater in County Cork,Ireland”.  . There are also more references to Crippleford in the parish register, so it’s safe to say that the name did/does exist in the Dromtarriffe Parish area.
MILLSTREET OLD AGE PENSION COMMITTEE – Very Rev. J.Canon Casey, P.P. V.F., Chairman, presided. There were 136 claims before the meeting; 96 claims were passed at the maximum of 2s 6d; 8 were allowed 2s, and 2 were allowed 1s6d per week, and the remainder adjourned to the next meeting; 4 claims were passed for the Old Age Pension at the rate of 5s per week, and 2 cases were sent forward for reinvestigation. Since October 20th, the Committee have passed 350 claims, over 300 being allowed 2s 6d , and the remainder from 2s, 1s 6d and 1s per week, a large number of claims for the district not being heard yet. The Committe haveheld several special meetings so as to facilitate the passing of the claims – Irish Examiner 22nd December 1916
The Old Age Pensions Act 1908 introduced a non-contributory pension for eligible people aged 70 and over. It was implemented from January 1909 in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. To be eligible, applicants had to be 70 years old, to have an income of less than £31.10.00 per annum and to ‘be of good character’. During the first three months of 1909, … continue reading the full article “Millstreet Old Age Pensions”
Greetings from the USA. My mothers family came from Millstreet. This is the info I have: Patrick D. Kelleher born in the Aubane section of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland on 3-15-1851. He was the son of Daniel and Mary (Sweeney) Kelleher. He came to the USA about 1871, bringing with him his sister’s youngest daughter. He settled first at Factory Hollow in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA living there with his sister Mrs. Mary Daley. He was at marriage a farmer living in Greenfield aged 28.
I have been over to Ireland the last three years in a row. I brought my mother the last 2 trips, one of which we did take a short trip to Millstreet to look at gravestones. Could not find a Kelleher headstone anywhere……..poor attempt at humor! So many Kellehers and Sweeneys that I could never sort it out. I will be making a trip again in 2017. Any connections on distant relatives would be appreciated.
My name is Mary O’Leary. I am currently living between Cork and the US. I am tracing the Irish ancestors of a friend of mine Lisa Foley in the United States.
Lisa’s maternal great grandfather came from Lisnaboy, Cullen, Millstreet, Co Cork.
His name was John Murphy, he was born around 1876 in Cullen. His parents names were John Murphy and Julia Noonan (Nunan). He emigrated to New Jersey around 1896.
He married Hanor/Norah O’Leary born around 1877 also in Cork (perhaps Millstreet). I am not sure whether they married in Ireland or the US.
Hanor/Norah O’Leary’s parents names were Daniel O’Leary and Johanna Murphy.
John and Hanor/Norah had four children all born in New Jersey Hannah (Anna), Julia, Daniel and Mary. Hannah(Anna) married Stephen Hughes and had two daughters Rita and Patricia. Rita is the mother of my friend Lisa.
I would appreciate any assistance on this matter. Could you direct me to somebody who could help me or do you know are there church records available locally?
The information I am looking for somewhat falls after the 1901 and 1911 census and earlier census information is sparse.
Thanking you in anticipation. Kind regards,
Bridget Buckley was born in Derragh, Cullen, in 1822, the daughter of William Buckley and Catherine Sullivan. Bridget emigrated to the US in 1849. Her brothers Timothy, William, Daniel and John emigrated at about the same time. They all lived for several years in Massachusetts before Bridget, William and Daniel acquired farms in Iowa, together with the Irish spouses they met and married in the US.
Does anyone have any information about this Cullen family? About family members who remained in the area? Bridget has more than 300 direct descendants living mainly in the US. They will not all come to visit you, I promise. But many are eager to learn more about their Irish ancestor.
Marilyn Cummings Warman, Delft, the Netherlands, <email>
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.
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 <<email>>
Below is a list of farmers / creameries from the Millstreet area who were delivering butter to the Cork Butter Market in 1884, which taken from the Original Survey of February 1884.
It would be interesting to know how many firkins were supplied by each person, but that data (along with more like the presence of inspectors) is not shown here, but can be seen in the original documents.
This digitised info as well as all the suppliers from around Munster are located on corkarchives.ie. The original forms are available to view in the Archives research room by appointment. A copy of a form may also be obtained on request: Email: <email> or, Tel.+353 (0)21 4505876.
We’re lucky that the Millstreet Parish (and Kerry Dioscese) baptism and marriage registrers have been digitised and indexed online since 2009, but yesterday the National Library of Ireland have put the microfilm of the of the Catholic Church Registers (pre 1900) for the whole country online. So where we had the information previously, we can now go and see the original entry in the parish registers.
There are four Registration Books for the Millstreet Parish (click the links below to see each one):
I am looking for information about my Great Grandmother, Mary Nicholson ( Buckley). I understand that she was born in 1865/6, and prior to marrying John Nicholson in 1887/1888 lived in Carrigacoleen, Millstreet. They appear in the 1901 and 1911 Census at 9 Main Street.
Her son, and my Grand Father, Patrick Nicholson, appears in the 1901 Census as a ‘visitor’ in the home of Patrick and ‘Nanno’ ( Nora) Buckley in Carrigacoleen. Their son, Denis Buckley,may have been a witness at the marriage of John Nicholson and Mary Buckley. In the 1911 Census( England) Patrick Nicholson appears as the nephew of John and Abina Buckley, in London. John Nicholson died, I understand in 1940.
I would very much appreciate any information regarding where he may be buried. I do not have any information with regards when Mary Buckley died, or where she is buried.
Dear sir/madam, I shall be over in Millstreet on 4th/5th May, tending to my Nans grave. One of my aunts has sent me a photo of a plaque in Drishane cemetery and would like some more information, it is for a Charles Chenery Justice, who we believe died in early 1879. I’m hoping that I could meet up with someone who could enlighten me. Many thanks Paul Justice<email>
On St. Patrick’s Day, I send along a pic of my great-grandfather, Dr. Michael W. O’Keefe, 1852-1926, born in Millstreet, son of Daniel & Catherine O’Keefe, so it is said, and sent to the US about 1860 to be educated by his older brother Rev. Dennis Aloysius O’Keefe (1840-1868), a priest who sent the boy Michael to a Catholic school (St. Charles) in Maryland.
Dennis had parishes in Uxbridge, Mass., and then Clinton, Mass., and died while raising funds to build a church. His parishioners built a huge monument to him in the graveyard (instead of a church?).
MY great-grand father, Cornelius Casey was born in Ireland about 1842. My problem is I do not know where in Ireland he was born so I have hit a brick wall. I did hear Bantry but that could be where he left from. He staked a mining claim in New Zealand in 1868. I have not been able to find him arriving in New Zealand but think it would have been shortly before he staked his claim as I think that maybe why he went to New Zealand was for the mining. He married Ellen Keohane in 1872 in NZ. She was baptised in the Parish of Caheragh, Co. Cork in 1845 the daughter of James and Catherine Keohane (McCarthy). I do know that he returned to Ireland from NZ in May 1908 and returned to NZ in November 1908. I have researched every avenue in NZ and cannot find anything that gives me a clue. I was looking at an Irish genealogy site and came across a Cornelius Casey name from Millstreet and for some reason I could not get this connection out of my mind. So was wondering if there are any Casey families in Millstreet that are researching the name and maybe able to make a connection with me. Or anyone that can help me. I would be most grateful.
Thank you, Marie Casey <email>
We received the below email this evening. Does anyone know if the school records for Millstreet are held somewhere, and if they are accessible? or does anyone know of these O’Callaghan’s?
I’m trying to get information on my Great Uncle, Michael Angelo O’Callaghan. There is a possibility that he went to school in Millstreet. He was born in 1868, so I imagine he started school in 1873. I don’t know if records go back that far, but if they do his name might appear on them. If you can trace him, I would be more than pleased if you could inform me what Secondary school he went to, and if College, which one. Any information at all would be very much appreciated. Thank you
I am trying to trace a Jeremiah ( Jerry) Kelleher who lived in Millstreet or surrounding area before he left for America approx early 1900s. No further info re his home address is known.
He married Hannah Desmond from Cobra, Clondrohid ( my grand aunt) and they lived in 84 Forest Ave., Brockton, MA., USA.
They had a family of four ( all deceased), Eleanor, Joseph, Lillian ( RIP 1997) and Margaret. Jeremiah died in USA pre 1942.
Their Great Grand Daughter is visiting Ireland in the next two weeks ( 1st Oct 2014) and we would love to trace Jerry’s Millstreet roots and relations, anyone with any info please e-mail rogerosullivan @yahoo.com or phone 087-2207491
Hi, my name is Pat O Riordan and I hail from Curraraigue and I am now living in Leap near Skibbereen. My mother Mai Mullane now diseased came from Ardnageeha Cullen. I am doing some research on the family. My uncle Con Mullane owned the land on which a doctor’s house and Dispensary was built.
I am wondering if there is any information available on when it was built, The names of the Doctors who worked there. I would appreciate any information or perhaps where I might be able to find information on the house a and the dispensary.
I am hoping you can help me. I was really pleased to find your community website as I am trying to find information regarding a Patrick Byrne who came from Millstreet, Cork. During the late 1930s, early 1940s he worked in London as a builders labourer. I understand he had a family in Millstreet. Frustratingly this is all the information I have, I am doing this research on behalf of my mother and it is important to her to find out what became of him. Would it be possible to post a message on your website to see if it means anything at all to any descendants of any Byrne families?
Hi! My name is Richard Alexander Florczak III. I live in Hudson, Florida. My grandmother, Nora Maureen Florczak has family who lives in Millstreet, Ireland. Her maiden name is Sullivan. Her father (my great-grandfather) was Cornelius Sullivan. His family were once one of the most wealthiest families in Millstreet.
The head of the family was Daniel Sullivan (my 2nd great grandfather). His wife (2nd great grandmother) was Mary Cronin. I don’t know how many children they had. But I know a little bit about the family. My great grandfather (Daniel and Mary’s son) was Cornelius Sullivan. He went by Con to his friends. He owned a mountain called Clara Mountain. His family owned thousands of acres. One of his sisters was mentally challenged and was taken care of by the Cloistered. Cornelius gave all of his land and the Clara Mountain to the Cloistered nuns, due to them taken care of his sister all of her adult life. I know two more children and that is it. One of Con’s brothers were Jeremiah Sullivan. He was born in Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland. One of Con’s sisters was Johana Sullivan. She was born in 1925. She became a nun when she came to the United States. She died in 1975. … continue reading the full article “Genealogy: The O’Sullivans who owned Clara Mountain”
On 5 October from 10 to noon I will be hosting a reunion for the extended family of Denis and Ellen Walsh Buckley from Knocknakilla/Millstreet. Denis’s son Richard born about 1850 would be my 2nd gr grandfather who married Hannah O’Hayre from Newmarket I believe. Hannah’s parents were Donal and Mary O’Connor O’Hayre with a son Jeffry and possibly Thomas. Richards siblings were James,Daniel,Patrick,Hanora,Michael,Denis,Edmond and John. Michael married Ellen Kelliher about1875. My next door neighbor in Boston is Mary Kelliher whose grandfather would have been Thomas Kelliher born 1864 in Millstreet, Mary’s cousin would be John O’Leary from Millstreet currently – trying to see if there is a family connection.ANY RELATIONS TO ANY OF THE ABOVE ARE WELCOME PLEASE BRING ANY FAMILY PHOTOS AND STORIES. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING PLEASE CONTACT ME OR BERTIE BUCKLEY 02958827 SO THAT WE CAN GET A HEADCOUNT. GOOD LUCK TO CORK AGAINST CLARE !!!!!! – from Jack Buckley <email>
I am a Benedictine nun writing from the USA, and I was hoping to be in touch with someone who knows anything of the family of my great grandfather, Jeremiah McNamara who emigrated to the USA and settled in Boston late 19th, early 20th century.
My father, now deceased, told me that his ancestors lived in Millstreet, County Cork, above the Post Office. However, the sister of his grandfather was born in Macroom.
Her name was Mary and her parents, Daniel and Margaret McNamara, came to Boston with their five sons and five daughters. Mary (Sr. Rosalie Josephine) became a Little Sister of the Poor in Jamaica Plain, Boston, but died in the motherhouse in London, England.
I have put in this query to the folks in Macroom as well.
My great grand mother Catherine Dennehy was from Carriganima, and married James Kelleher of Toames East Macroom. She was born in 1852 and died 1925.
Would any of her relations be still living in the Carriganima area? I would love to make contact.
Ned O’Connor Co.Clare <email>
Joe Walsh of Cahir, Co Tipperary sent us this very interesting photo and family history:
“The attached may be of interest. I think they are young Duggans c1905. Agatha (Buckley) Duggan left her pub in the west end to niece Gretta Griffin. Who died c 1992.
My great great grandfather was Jeremiah O’Sullivan of Millstreet (c1840), whose daughter Hannah married Thomas Griffin (from Mayo) and they ran a draper shop in Millstreet (1890s-1940). I think it was Corcorans later. Their daughter Mary Griffin married Jim Walsh of Cahir (where Hannah is buried), and son Tom, who stayed in Millstreet and married a Buckley – their Daughter Gretta ran a pub ‘Tanglewood’ until her death in 1992.”
If you can connect with the photo / history, leave a reply below, or send Joe an email at: <email>
My great-grandparents were Denis Connors born about 1819 and Ellen Sheehan born about 1835. Most of their children were born in Millstreet, Cork. Children: Abagail b 1865, Ellen 1867, Katherine b 1869, Bridget b. 1870, Timothy b 1871 (my grandfather), Elizabeth b 1873, Nellie b 1875, Ty b 1879, Daniel b. 1881 and Cornelius b. 1877. Timothy moved to Boston, MA and married Ellen J. Nellie Regan in 1899. I would appreciate any information you might have.
Terri Connors Mallard – <email>
My name is Kristin O’Connor from Richmond VA. I have been researching my family history and have located the death certificate for my Great Grandfather, Jeremiah (Jerome) O’Connor from Duarrigle, Cork. I believe him to be the younger son on this census record link below. I am interested in learning anything I possibly can about these O’Connor’s past and present.
According to family lore; Jeremiah was involved in the militia, and he was also intending to, and studying to be a priest; yet left under significant disgrace for marriage to a young woman (Alice Hays?). He emigrated to NYC and started his young family with Alice. His eldest son, my grandfather Edward Joseph, was nine years old when his father Jeremiah(Jerome) was mysteriously shot and killed. I’m hoping to learn more about this Duarrigle family, the O’Connor’s before them, and any corroborating information about his life in Derragh. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Cork/Derragh/Duarrigle/1150207/
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Millstreet :-)…
Most sincerely, Kristin O’Connor from Richmond Virginia
Hi, My name is Sheila McLaughlin and I am From The United States. My grandpa, Jeremiah Lynch was born in Rathcoole, Millstreet Co. Cork June 14 1902. His Mother’s name was Honora or Nora Kerrisk or Kerrish. He had a brothers Humphrey and Thomas (who came to the US) and a sister Nora among other siblings.
If you happen to have any info re: the Lynch family, please email me at: <email>
1834 John Connor and Catherine Sullivan had a child Patrick in Dromtarriffe parish also had Jeremiah 1837 my great-great grandfather, both Patrick and Jeremiah came to the USA. Patrick was in Savannah Ga in 1860 was a confederate artlillary gaurd at some point moved and lived out his days in Memphis TN. Jeremiah came to New York in 1866 on a ship called “city of Paris”, he moved to South Amboy NJ and lived there till he passed in 1923. John 1839 also baptised in Dromtarriffe parish is rumored to have moved to Australia in the 1860’s.There also may be a sister Johanna b 1840ish Dromtarriffe also … also maybe in 1844 a Ellen O’Connor in neighboring Boherbue. Finally Richard baptised in Boherbue in 1846. he also came to USA and lived till his death in South Amboy NJ.
If any one has any information on my family in this area please contact me i also am on facebook with my email is: <email>
Thank you, J Patrick Connors
A recently completed research project for me traced my family back to Denis and Ellen Buckley from Knocknakilla, Millstreet, Cork. Going back to the mid 1800’s. Their children born around 1850 are; James, Daniel, Patrick, Manor, Michael, Denis, Edmund and John. The only knew that I know who went to America was Richard my great grandfather who settled in Boston. I am wondering if there are currently any Buckley’s currently residing in Knocknakilla.
I will be in Kenmare the middle of next week and plan on coming to Millstreet probably on Wednesday and would very much like to make contact with any of the family currently residing in the area.
Any assistance you might be able to provide would be immensely appreciated. All the best Jack Buckley – 0873581250.
——- Further descendants:
* Children of timothy Lyons and Hanora Buckley: Johanna 1872 Patrick 1879 Timothy 1881 Catherine 1887.
* Michael Buckley & Ellen Kelliher: Mary 1886 Joseph 1893
* Daniel Buckley & Margaret Ring: James 1872 Daniel 1875.
* There is also a marriage between Patrick Buckley and nora Leary in 1895.
* Edmond Buckley & Eliza: had one son Denis (1896) [see the 1911 census]
Hi, I’ve been researching my ancestry and have found Nora Reardon (or Honora Riordan), my great-grandmother, was baptized on Feb. 16, 1873 and her parents were Eugene Reardon & Catherine Sullivan. She had five siblings, Peter, Cornelius, Bridget, Eugene, John. She came to the U.S. in 1895 on the ship Teutonic. I know the family lived in Millstreet. Are there any relatives still living in Millstreet? I would be very interested to know. Please contact me at <email> if you have any info. Thank you, Patty Anderson.