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  1. Hello,
    I am searching for information about my ancestors from County Cork. My grandmother Catherine Corcoran’s grandfather was Patrick Corcoran (1830-1888) born in Millstreet.
    His parents were Will Corcoran and Ellen Brien. Will was baptised 30 Nov 1800 at St Finbarr’s.
    My great grandfather was Patrick’s son John Simon Corcoran.

    I’ll be visiting Millstreet with my wife and 3 teenage sons near the end of June. I would greatly appreciate some local history and to learn about resources for genealogy.

    Todd Adam Plesco

  2. Hi there,
    I am looking for a bedsit or cheap accomodation in milstreet as I will be starting work there
    My email is <email>

  3. Hello! I am trying to find the place in County Cork that my husband’s ancestors came from. We suspect that it may be from Millstreet. The family lore has the name as O’Riordan. My husband goes by Rardin. We are wondering if anyone with O’Riordan, Reardan, Rardin, Etc. ancestors from Millstreet have done DNA testing and are on Gedmatch? My husband’s Gedmatch # is A827575. His name is Larry Rardin. If you are a match we would love to hear from you! Thank You, Lauren

    1. Hi Lauren,

      You don’t match with our GEDmatch #, but if you use ‘People who match both kits, or 1 of 2 kits’ with our codes it may help separate the local ish people for you. QM3774276 and UB2969359.

      The cMs aren’t very high but you will have some people to contact.



    2. We are three Riordan 3rd cousins of which two have 2 chromosome matches to Larry Rardin and my husband Mike (3rd of the cousins) has 4 matches. We are using the cM parameter of 4.
      We understand this is lower than Gedmatch’s default. I does seem that we have a distance relationship. Our Riordan families came from the Millstreet and Macroom areas.

      Thank you!
      Claudia Riordan

      1. Hi Claudia!
        Thanks so much for checking for a match on Gedmatch. We are thrilled. We are also not surprised that the CM’s are low. Larry’s ancestors came to the US in the mid-1700’s. Now I can start my deep search into the Riordan history in the area.
        Many, Many, Thanks!
        Lauren Rardin

    3. I’m not sure it’s worth giving you the result from a negative Gedmatch search but since I did the search I’ll take the time to do so. My grandmother was Margaret Mary Riordan. She was born Feb 7 1872 in Glenmount, Cork. That’s the townland name on the birth certificate although I can’t find that in the census records or Google maps. Anyway it’s in the RC parish of Castlemagner which is about 22 Km from Millstreet town.

      Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful; I suppose we are very distant cousins.

      Frank Long
      Gedmatch Kit QQ6106294

      The below is added by the admin: Civil Birth Register:
      Birth of Margaret Riordan on February 7th 1872 at Glenmount Pk, Castlemagner, to Mary Riordan (née Foley(?)) and Daniel Riordan a labourer of Glenmount.

      Glenmount was one of the big houses back in the 1800’s. It is in Glenlohane townland. It is about halfway between Castlemagner and Kanturk.
      Glenlohane townland:
      Google Maps:
      Glenmount – the entrance:

        1. Hi,
          Sorry i can’t really help you. I don’t know where the ‘longs’ came from. Some distant relative thought that we were related through the longs but i haven’t managed to make the link. I would love to find out more about the longs.

          1. Here is what little I have on Long’s from Millstreet town; not to be confused with the Long’s from Aubane, both of which are in the Millstreet RC Parish. Denis Long, my g-g-grandfather was born abt 1810; he married Margaret Fitzgerald (based on my g-grandfather’s death certificate) and had at least three sons. Those three sons came to the US and settled in and around Boston, MA.
            No baptism records are available for the time that Denis’s children would have been baptised in the Millstreet RC Parish.

            Denis was a blacksmith in Millstreet town. No Long’s are in the 1901 census so Denis likely died before then. Civil death records, which start in 1864, don’t have either Denis or his wife Margaret in the Millstreet Registration District. So they both likely died before 1864.

    4. My 4x great grandmother is Catherine Reardon (married Jeremiah Moynihan.) My Moynihans and Reardon were from up the road in Carriganima. Their son Jeremiah Moynihan also married a woman named Catherine Reardon. This woman was the daughter of John Reardon and Catherine Shea.

  4. Hi. I’m looking for information on my ancestry. My great grandparents were Thomas Hinchin and Sarah Cremin, from Kanturk and Banteer. Any information would be appreciated. The name changed to Hinchion, Henchin, and the current Heinchon.

    We’re here from San Antonio, Texas.

    1. I would suggest visiting the Catholic Church and the post office in Banteer. There are still Hinchions in the area.

      Good luck!

  5. Name: Sarah Cremin
    Event Type: Marriage
    Event Date: 17 Jan 1860
    Spouse’s name: Thomas Hinchon
    Parish: Clonmeen
    Diocese: Cloyne
    County: Cork and Laois
    First Witness: William Murphy
    Second Witness: Daniel Hinchon

    On Ancestry there is a tree which includes the following information on Thomas

    John Hinchin 1800–1888
    Catherine Sheehan

    Daniel Hinchin 1830–
    Bridget Hinchin 1834–
    John Hinchin 1836–
    Johanna Hinchin 1838–
    Eliza Hinchin 1841–
    Michael Hinchin 1844–
    Margaret Hinchin 1846–

    Spouse & Children
    Sarah Crimmin 1841–1906
    John Hinchin 1860–1888
    Daniel P Hinchen 1863–1905
    Catherine (Kate) Hinchen 1865–1898
    William Hinchen 1868–1946
    Elizabeth Heinchion 1870–1948
    Brigid G Hinchen 1872–1966
    Thomas (“The Carpenter”) Hinchen 1875–1957

    At the moment I am only on my phone, but the link to the tree is

    Some of Thomas and Sarah’s family went to America and some stayed locally.

    1. Thank you Mary! I’ll check out the tree when we get home. Would you have information on Sarah? We’re trying to trace her to my wife’s family line. Her name is Nita Cremeen.


      1. I believe we spoke previously and are linked in Ancestry. We both have Sarah Cremin- same year but mine married McCarthy. I’m in contact with my Cremin line now!! And I’m dna linked to Irish Mary!!! So if you have a Gedmatch number maybe we can see if we can make more progress?!
        My email is <email>
        Ps Mary any way you can find out who Sarah’s parents were? (Daniel’s Sarah)

  6. Dear Sean.
    Just noticed recent article on William Dennehy who was killed on service with US Army in 1918.
    My mother Margaret Dennehy formerly of the Tanyard often mentioned her relation who was in the first world war.
    Williams father Daniel Dennehy was my Great Grand Uncle from Lackadota.

    Keep up the good work Sean,
    Noel Bourke

    1. Hi Noel

      Daniel married my gr aunt Margaret Murphy.

      29 May 1888 • Millstreet, Cork, Ireland
      Parents Jeremiah Dennehy and Mary Murphy, Margaret s parents William Murphy and Mary Quill. His homeland Lakdota hers knocknakilla Millstreet7 entry 9. Id. Ky-rc-ma 71540. Witnesses Peter Moynihan and Norah Shea. Daniels address Laccodota.

      9 March 1893 • knocknakilla, Cork, Ireland
      Phthisis, pulmonary 1 1/2 years. William Murphy registered death. TB.

      This is sadly I don’t have much info on the Dennehy family except I believe Daniel was born about 1838 and he had a brother Jeremiah Dennehy b 1835.

      My tree is on Ancestry

      I am in touch with some of Margaret and Daniels daughters children.

      Regards Mary

      1. Hi Mary
        My 2nd Great Grandmother Mary Ann Murphy was born in Millstreet 1837 to John and Anna Murphy . Mary and her sister Johanna b.1839 , came to NZ in 1862 .
        I have been unable to find any information on the family in Millstreet .Any help appreciated
        Regards Mark

        1. Hi Mark,
          I found your tree online, sadly I can’t see anything to prove who her parents are. I did just see quite a few trees on Ancestry and they believe that Mary was born Quilling (Cullen?), Co. Cork also John, Patrick or Michael maybe her father. Sadly, I think you will have to wait until someone matches your DNA, also I don’t know if you have come across GEDmatch, it’s free and can be very useful at finding mutual matches. Also, a couple of handy DNA groups on Facebook, the first and last ones are basically using GEDmatch codes finds mutual relations.
          North Cork DNA MatchFinder
          Cork Genealogical Society / IGP County Cork
          DNA CORCAIGH Cork Project

          I myself have Murphy’s and on paperwork can’t get beyond 1860.
          Regards Mary

          1. Hi Mary

            Thanks for looking into this for me

            Information on the sisters various birth ,marriage and death certificates confuses the issue
            Millstreet Co Cork is also shown as Mill St Quilling Co Cork
            Mary’s death cert has her birthplace as Stillwater Co Cork ?- but on the birth cert of her daughter Julia – Mary is noted as born in Millstreet
            Mary’s death cert gives her father as Michael .
            Johanna’s death cert gives her parents as John and Anna Murphy – Farmers
            Johanna’s info seems more consistant and complete.
            A work in progress
            Thanks again for your help
            Regards Mark

  7. Dear Mary,
    My Great Grandfather Jeremiah Dennehy was a brother of Daniel.
    He was married to Margaret Collins of Lackadota on 7/10/1877.
    They had 8 children. They lived at the Tanyard Drominahilla.
    Jeremiah died on 6/6/1892 of Pulmonary Phythisis aged 39.
    The youngest child John(jack) my Grandfather was only 9 months old at the time.
    All the Dennehy from this branch emigrated to England.
    My mother Margaret returned to Ireland during the war after a career nursing in London
    She settled down and married in Kilkenny.
    Noel Bourke

    1. Dear Noel,

      I found the 8 children, upon looking at the tree properly last night, I did actually have Margaret Collins down as Jeremiahs wife, but never followed it up.
      Maria Dennehy 1878–
      Jeremiah Dennehy 1880–
      Timothy Dennehy 1881–
      Catherine Dennehy 1883–
      Daniel Dennehy 1885–
      Margaret Dennehy 1887–
      Julia Dennehy 1889–
      John Dennehy 1891–

      Was your grandmother an O’REGAN?

      I will message you on Ancestry, and if you reply back on Ancestry and give me your email address I can link you to my tree.

      Regards Mary

      1. Dear Mary Irish,
        Sorry for delayed response, I think I met you with Michael Cashman in Feb.2020, before lockdown.
        My grandmother was indeed Ellie Regan who married Jack Dennehy in June 1918.
        I have finished my book on Millstreet and hope to publish before end of 2020 dv.
        Noel Bourke

  8. Having worked with a Millstreet native I thought I would look up his home town and add to my twitter feed.

  9. Hello…It looks like this is the place to ask help with tracking family history. I visited Millstreet this September but couldn’t quite catch up with Mr. Radley. My great-grandmother was Bridget Mary Francis Kelleher and was born in Millstreet 1 FEB 1861. Her parents were Timothy Kelleher and Johannah Murphy. She and her husband, David Morrissey (or Morrison) emigrated to the US in 1889. I’d love to make contact with any relatives and to know more about the family. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

    Best wishes,
    Michael Morrissey


    Admin’s note: Information on Bridget and her family has been branched out to it’s own the article Bridget Kelleher, Drishanebeg (1860-1936)

    1. Thank you very much. That helps a lot with my family tree. I hope to visit Millstreet again soon. Your museum is a great spot.

  10. Hello! My name is Erin, I’m from the states but studying at UCC for the semester. My grandmother sent me with information about our family and family’s friends that lived in Millstreet, and I was hoping to be able to get in touch with them. My great grandmother was Catherine (Nanny) Kelleher, she and her family lived next to the O’Sullivans whose property borders the Blackwater River (not sure exactly where though, but near Dooneen). My grandparents and other family members have visited the O’Sullivan’s when they visited Ireland in the past. If anyone knows them and could put me in contact with them that would be amazing! My grandmother sent me with some pictures of her on the property from years ago and I was hoping I could be able to visit again for her.
    Thank you so much!!

  11. My name is Mary Kay Hayden Carlson. I am looking for my great great grandparents–Timothy O’Riordan and his wife Mary O’Shea O’Riordan from Millstreet, County Cork. I believe they had 8 children, my great grandma was Hannorah O’Reardon who came to America in 1858 age 22. She married Michael Timothy Hayden in New York, USA.

  12. Hi, my name is Jeanne Cianciola. My great-grandfather Patrick Horgan emmigrated to Boston in 1888 from Queenstown. His birth certificate states he was born 3/10/1867 in Dereen, Millstreet. His parents were Cornelius Horgan (6/20/1832) and Honora Riordan. He had 2 brothers: William (3/13/1864) and Timothy (5/9/1861). I believe William married Eliza Mangan 4/7/1889 and Timothy married Hannah Crowley 2/21/1889. I’ve only been researching for about a year and found the information above in the National Archives and Irish Geneology sites. I’ve hit a wall, so to speak. I’m wondering if I still have any ancestors in the area or if you might have further information on any of them. Thanks so much!

  13. FORDE Good morning all! I am trying to trace my grandads grandparents… they were Richard and Hanora Forde from Bolomore Rathcoole. Just trying to see if there are any Fordes around this area !? Many thanks for your help! I have a great photo of them too -feel free to email or facebook me.. <email>

    Admin’s comment:
    The family are shown in the 1901 census below. Ask ask for our notes on the Forde family from Bolomore

    Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
    Forde Richard 40 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic
    Forde Hanora 37 Female Wife Roman Catholic
    Forde Marget 18 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
    Forde Julia 13 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
    Forde Ellen 10 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
    Forde Edmond 8 Male Son Roman Catholic
    Forde Pat 6 Male Son Roman Catholic
    Forde Hanora 4 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
    1. Hey sean! Thanks for your reply … I dont know of any relations there 🙂 I believe alot of the Barretts went to Albany NYC.. daisy x

  14. Hello!
    My name is Sara O’Connell. My Great Great Grandfather Philip O’Connell was born in Millstreet in the year 1879 to parents Philip and Hanora O’Connell. I found an old correspondence that mentions that they lived in a place called Gorteennafinnoge (spelling?). I believe my Great Great Grandfather came to America in 1888 (very young!)

    I will be traveling to Ireland this summer, and I would love to know if anyone has more information on my ancestors. I will definitely be visiting Millstreet while we are there!

    Thank you,
    Sara O’Connell

    1. Good luck Sarah, my farther and great grand farther were from CULLEN just a wee distance from Millstreet
      I have been back a couple of times. Cottages still there but derelict. My farther was born 1914 in Knocknashinagh. Cullen. So my grand parents & great grandparents were around way back in 1800’s.

    2. Hi Sara,
      Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Gorteennafinnoge is showing up next to Dooneens. There was a Philip Connell born on 28th July 1870 Gorteennafinnoge, Cullen. On the register it lists father as Philip and mother as Hanna Connell nee Murphy.

      His baptism is listed as follows:
      Date of Birth 29 July 1870
      Mother HONORA MURPHY
      Further details in the record
      Father Occupation NR
      Sponsor 1 DANIEL SHINE
      Priest T CARMODY
      Book Number Page Entry Number Record_Identifier
      Millstreet 3 72 N/R KY-RC-BA-398199

      According to GM Jones Family Tree on Ancestry PHILLIP O’CONNELL Snr was born in 1838 in Ireland, the son of Margaret Morley and John Connell. According to GM Jones they had three sons (John 1861, Patrick 1867 and Philip 1870) and two daughters (Mary 1860 and Hanora 1863). From what I saw on the tree their children all went to America. This I didn’t check out, I think it’s possible other children were born.

      I did find a possible marriage which would change dates of birth again,
      Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – DROMTARIFFE
      Marriage of PHILIP CONNELL of NR and HONORA MURPHY of LYRIVICANE on 7 May 1854
      Husband Wife
      Address NR LYRIVICANE (Poss Lyravuckane next to Gorteennafinnoge)
      Occupation NR NR
      Father NR CONNELL NR NR
      Mother NR NR NR NR
      Further details in the record
      Priest NR
      Husband Age NR
      Husband Denomination RC
      Husband Marital Status NR
      Wife Age NR
      Wife Marital Status NR
      Husband’s Father’s Occupation NR
      Wife’s Father’s Occupation NR
      Witness 1 JOHN KEANE
      Witness 2 MARY MURPHY
      About the record
      Book Number Page Entry Number Record_Identifier
      2 6 11 KY-RC-MA-39306

      You did say you believed your Great Great Grandfather went to America in 1888. I did find a Death which is possibly Philip Senior’s death. 21st February 1888 Aged 64, he is listed as a Widower and he had been a Labourer. The death was registered by his son Philip. The address was Ploverfield.

      6th May 1882 a Hanora Connell died from what looks like Gorteennafinnoge, Cullen, but registered by Patrick Connell (?They had a son called Patrick) and her age was listed as 45years.

      You never know, someone may know what happened to other family members.


  15. Hello,
    I am looking for some information about Riordans from Kilcorney. My great grandfather, Patrick Riordan, came to America in the 1920s. When he died in 1978, he had two brothers that still lived in county cork, named Michael and Onie( records show his name as Eugene). The family had originally lived in Ivale, Kilcorney. Onie was born in 1907, and Michael was born in 1913. They also had siblings Timothy and Nora that came to America. If anyone knows anything about these two people or anyone connected to them it would be greatly appreciated.

      1. It likely is the same Owen Riordan. I know very little about who he was, but he was definitely born in 1907 and I know that he worked on the farms. He has a great resemblance to my grandfather (his nephew). Thank you!

        1. Jake…I recall Owen often calling to my home at The Square, Millstreet. He always had a smile and a welcome for everyone and was hugely popular in Kilcorney, Millstreet and far beyond. He was a true gentleman. Friday was one of his favourite days to visit Millstreet. His niece, Mary Bridget became one of the very first female Gardaí (Police Force) in Ireland….of whom he would have been very proud.

          1. Seán, it is great to hear stories about someone I knew nothing about. It seems like Owen was a very great man.

  16. Sending good thoughts & prayers that all in Millstreet remain safe and healthy during this unprecedented and most challenging of times. -Jerry Sheehan (New York)

      1. Jack, I never knew that he had been a part of the IRA. It is great to hear so many stories of his life. It seems like Owen was a very fascinating man.

        1. There are two Eugene Riordan names in the 1911 census and are probably uncle and nephew. See house 9 & 16 Brookpark, Kilcorney. Young Eugene in house 9 is aged 4 yrs and Eugene in house 16 is aged 31, and old enough to be in the Mushera company of the IRA. Eugene aged 4 looks as if he could be Owen b.1907 an enjoying the pint in McCarthy’s.
          l think this might be helpful Micheal @

          1. Thanks Jerry,
            Noreen saw the comment too and she said what I was thinking … that it was unlikely to be Owen Riordan in the Mushea Company in 1916, as he would only have been 9.
            In her records, the Owen Riordan in the Mushera Company was from Glenleigh. The family were known as the “Jack Seán Lanes”, and are listed in the 1911 census:

            Residents of a house 9 in Glenleigh (Kilcorney, Cork)
            Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
            Riordan John 49 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic
            Riordan Margaret 59 Female Wife Roman Catholic
            Riordan Kate 24 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
            Riordan John 23 Male Son Roman Catholic
            Riordan William 17 Male Son Roman Catholic
            Riordan Eugene 13 Male Son Roman Catholic
            Riordan Denis 10 Male Son Roman Catholic


            I’d trust Noreen’s notes to be honest, but what i have a problem with is the interchangeability of Owen and Eugene. . Eoghan (Owen/Eoin) is the Irish for Eugene).

  17. Jake, please confirm that with others who know more than me about the War of Independence in the Millstreet area. Jack

  18. We should remember that young boys and girls acted as ‘runners’ for the IRA . Somebody quite young could have been involved so young Owen was likely to have been active in this way.

  19. I wonder Sean if you have a copy of your radio show broadcast about the unveiling of the Bard Monument in August 2016?

    1. Barry…I shall check the audio archives of Millstreet Museum for that important recording. Please remind me of the exact date in August 2016 so that I can access the coverage. Keep safe and well.

  20. Gorteennafinnoge should be retained as the proper name as should Lisnashearshane and others for such evocative descriptions of a place, Jack Lane

    1. References to Ploverfield go back to at least the 1860’s. Gorteennafinnoge is still the official name, but it’s hard to turn the clock back on 150+ years.

      What other name does Lisnashearshane go by?

      As we’re at it, bring back Drom Uí Scanláin … or Dromyskanlane as it was referred to in 1619 during the inquisitions.

  21. Hello,
    I am searching for information in regards to my great grandparents Daniel Kelleher born about 1833 and Margaret Sullivan born about 1835. They both lived in Millstreet, and were married about 1857. I would appreciate any information that anyone has. Thanks

    1. A Daniel Kelleher and Margret Sullivan lived in Toureenbawn,Millstreet.
      They had seven children that l can find,there may be others.
      Mary Anne Kelleher married a Patrick Nagle (Lisnaboy) 7 july 1898 – no other details
      Honora Margret Kelleher, b.17 nov 1867
      Daniel Kelleher, b.27 feb 1869
      Timothy Kelleher, b.2 sept 1872 and is married in 1911 census to Hanora (surname ?)
      Denis Kelleher, b.7 july 1876
      Theresa Kelleher, b.11 feb 1878
      Con Kelleher aged 15 yrs in 1901 census
      Hope some of this is of use to you Paula, Jerry.

      1. Jerry,
        I am so very grateful for this information. What a wonderful Christmas surprise.
        I hope this will make the search much easier. Thank you for your time and thoughtfulness.
        Merry Christmas,

      2. Daniel D. Kelliher, Born JAN 6 1869 – died JAN 5 1934, is buried in Quincy Massachusetts along with his wife Katherine T Behan Kelliher & their children (inclusive of my Grandfather Emmet.

        Close but perhaps not the same Millstreet family

  22. Hello, researching Honorah Duggan, b March 1835 in/near Millstreet/Macroom. Her father’s name was Dennis (occupation – weaver) and her mother was also Norah/Hanorah/Honorah.
    Honorah migrated to Australia in the early/mid 1850s and is my GG Grandmother. Any Duggans in town have Norah in their family tree?

    Thanks, Gavin Small, Canberra, Australia.

  23. Hi all,

    I’m looking for any and all information regarding my 3x great grandfather Daniel Moynihan b. 1837, likely in Carriganima and d. 1913 in Boston. I have his obituary in the Boston Globe placing him in Carriganima. I believe his parents were Jeremiah Moynihan and Catherine Reardon, but I am not 100% positive.

    I don’t have a lot of experience with Irish records so any help would be appreciated.

    All the best,
    Mike Barresi
    Peabody, MA

  24. Can you post a little more relevant material from the Obituary. Does it name any brothers or sisters? Who did he marry etc. There is a possibility parents may be Timothy Moynihan and Catherine Shea.

    1. The obituary doesn’t say much else relevant to Ireland. I also have his death record which lists his parents as Jeremiah Moynihan and Catherine Reardon. The death record was signed by his son Jeremiah with whom he was living with at the time of his death.

    2. Hi Mary, the obituary doesn’t provide any other information but his death record has his parents as Jeremiah Moynihan and Catherine Reardon. The death record was signed by his son Jeremiah with whom he was living with at the time of his death. That is truly all I know other than Daniel’s age being 74 in 1913 which puts his DOB around 1839 and his wife was Mary Murray according to the marriage records of Daniel’s children.

  25. Thanks Mike, the last piece of information was very useful. I did find his birth as 29th Nov 1829.
    I can give you more information – Michael will give you my email address. I had not realised he had married Mary Murray here in Ireland about 1855/6 and all the children were born in Carriganima.

    1. Amazing! Thank you so much! I’m not sure about proper protocol for this website, but my email address is mbarresi3 Any information you could provide would be simply amazing. Like I said, I have been researching for over 20 yrs and this is the first bit of substantial information I have on my Irish side.

      Thank you again for your help!

  26. Greetings!
    I have a 2nd Great Grandfather who was promoted to Head Constable of the Millstreet Barracks in 1842. He retired from this position in Nov of 1855. As I understand, Con Robert Booth lived in the barracks with his wife, Catherine Mary Keating, and children.
    After retiring, Con Robert became Warden of the Gaol in Youghal for a time.
    I visited the Garda station in Millstreet in 1998 and saw the old barracks behind the station.
    Is the old barracks still standing/falling?
    Does anyone have any information on the barracks/Millstreet from the 1840s to the 1850s they’d like to share? Thank you.

  27. My ancestor, Richard Pomeroy, left Millstreet and moved to America around 1790. I just want to say to any of the POMEROY clan still left, HELLO from America!!

    1. Hi Steven.
      Greetings from Ireland.
      Yes, there are Pomeroys here! My Mam was Mary Pomeroy and her cousin’s four children, who are Pomeroys, live locally.

  28. I am trying to find any information about Jeremiah, John, and Denis Corkery who are buried in the local cemetery and all died in 1798. They were aged 25, 27, and 27. I know this was during the time of the 1798 Rebellion and was curious if anyone or anything is available about their story and early ends.

    Thank you,

  29. Oh ,how I would like to hear more of the history of the three Corkey young men who died in 1798. Both of my parents were Corkery surnamed. and of late I was glad to get an account of my Mother’s side dating back to 1890s ,thanks to Michael Cashman. Who knows Michael may be able to unearth more jewels from the more distant past.

  30. Happy June, everyone!
    Does anyone know what newspaper[s] had the most/best coverage of the folks and town of Millstreet, between 1840 and 1855?

    1. The best paper would have been the The Cork Examiner founded in 1845 and the early years are available online on the The British Newspaper Archive on subscription.

  31. Looking for family connection to John Dineen of Millstreet. He had a sister named Anne. He is my grandfather, I am 76 with no brothers or sisters. Would like to close this linage and trace back to Millstreet if possible. Thank you!
    Chuck Gibbs

  32. Hello. I am trying to find details on my Great Grandfathers family.
    His name was Denis Robert Buckley, Born 1869, Millstreet ( Dooneen? ), to Cornelius Buckley ( we think born 1812 or before, died around 1912 in Millstreet) and Honora Murphy who died in 1879, Millstreet and may have been born around 1819. Cornelius and Honora had 8 children, Cornelius, Eliza, Mary, Johannah, Margaret, Honora, Juliana and Denis.
    Denis Robert moved to New Zealand ( some of the others did too) and married a polish woman there, my grandfather is Robert Denis Buckley and I am the daughter of one of his 18 children. I have seen a few distant relatives identify Honora Murphy’s parents as Tim and Mary (Loony) but I can’t match that to the Honora Murphy who definitely married my Great Great Grandfather Cornelius. there are a lot of people with the same names in Cork around that time.
    Cornelius Buckley was a farmer, I think by the railway station? Is that area called Dooneen, is it a street? I believe one of Denis Roberts brothers, Cornelius or Con ( no birth cert yet ) stayed and took over the farm and that it is farmed today by Buckley’s who come from this family.
    I would like to be able to name Cornelius Buckley and Honora Murphy’s parents, and find their birth dates. I think I am missing a marriage certificate for Cornelius and Honora that would identify their parents. I can find plenty of possible birth details with both names but without a connection to their marriage I cannot confirm their parents. I have one of their children’s baptism certs with a witness named Johannah Murphy. Is that Honora’s mother? Sister? The other witness was another Cornelius Buckley, who could be their older son, or it may be Cornelius’ father of the same name. My father visited Millstreet around 2003/4 and has seen Cornelius Buckley’s gravestone but did not take a photo or note any details that may be on it. I believe a fire may have destroyed records that could help me with my family tree, as nobody on the ancestry site has any details about Cornelius or Honora before they had children.

    1. Hi April,
      I had a look to see if I could find the Marriage cert for Cornelius and Honora, and I failed to turn it up. Seeing as one of their daughters was born in 1855, that’s right at the start of the available records, so it’s likely that it no longer exists 🙁

      Baptism of MARIA (MARY) BUCKLEY of DOONEEN on 29 June 1855

      Baptism of MARGERITA (MARGARET) BUCKLEY of DONEEN on 25 August 1861

      Baptism of HONORA BUCKLEY of DOONEENS on 1 October 1865 (ASSUMED)

      Baptism of DIONISIUS (DENIS) BUCKLEY of DOONEENS on 20 November 1869

      1. Thank you so much. Yes, I have found those baptism links also, and I have managed to find birth records for all the children except this Con, who stayed in Ireland. I am assuming we know he exists for sure from my great grandfather and his siblings in NZ speaking about him. Denis Robert died before I was born, as did my grandfather. Plenty of Cornelius Buckley’s in Cork, and even in Millstreet, but without baptism and marriage certs I think we might be stuck not knowing any family history beyond Cornelius and Honora. I found a record on the ancestry site for a marriage between Cornelius Buckley and a Honora Murphy, Glanmire, Cork, 1839. We think it might be them. We have a very large family in NZ that come from Cornelius and Honora, my grandfather had 18 children, many of the others had similar large families.

  33. At or near 5 W End, are some attached houses, I’m looking for a present day picture of.
    They are across from St Patrick’s, and have a ‘Millstreet Tourist Information’ sidewalk map out front. They are the four houses west of Number 6. I’d provide house numbers. But they’re not visible on GM.
    Unfortunately, I can only locate a 2018 image on Google Maps. And the view of the houses is blocked by construction equipment. I’m sure it’s gone by now. But the image is yet to be renewed.
    Anyone there bored enough to take this on? If so, I can receive your kindness on . Thank you 🙂

  34. Hi !

    My great Grandfather Patrick Casey was born in Millstreet County Cork in 1825.

    He came to Canada in 1847. Would there be any information on my family available.

    I believe his father was named Laurence. Any info will be greatly appreciated .

    Yours truly,


  35. Thanks for acknowledgement. Anything you can find on my ancestors from Millstreet (Casey’s) would be appreciated.

    1. Hi ! My Great Grandfather Patrick Casey was born in Millstreet in 1825. He came to Canada in 1847 from County Roscommon. His parents were Laurence Casey and
      Elizabeth Bo’Hannan or (Bo’Han.?)
      I’m trying to obtain infomation on latter people. Any help from someone would be
      greatly appreciated.
      Phil Casey.

    My 2nd Great Grandfather, Robert Sanford Booth, was a Head Constable at the Millstreet Barracks from 1833 ’til 1855. I found the following when searching for information on his career.
    If any Learys still reside at Millstreet, please pass this along to them, with my sincerest apologies!

    Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers Millstreet, Cork, Ireland
    1855: January 8th
    Complainent: Head Constable Robert Booth
    Defendant: David Leary
    Witness: Robert Booth [C]
    Complaint: Drunk in the town of Millstreet
    On the night of the 1st of Dec, 1854
    Order: To pay for Fine 1’ + Costs 1/-

  37. Greetings All,

    I’m hoping you might be able to help me. I am from South Wales and am trying to trace my Irish ancestors. According to the 1921 Census and the 1939 Register my great-grandmother, Mary Ford(e) was born in County Cork, 18 November 1888. Her marriage certificate notes that her father was William Ford(e) who was an Agricultural Labourer. The closest match to these details I can find is the birth of a Mary Forde born 10 December 1887 in Drishane, Millstreet, father William Forde (Farm Labourer living in Rathduane) and mother Johannah Forde (formerly Cremin). Places I know or have been told Mary lived are Mountain Ash and Llanbradach (South Wales). Do you know of any individuals with the surname Forde or Cremin in Millstreet that might be connected to me?

    Huge thanks / Diolch

  38. Hello Millstreet,

    My great-great maternal grandfather was John O’Sullivan and his wife, Catherine Looney O’Sullivan. They live on #5 Church St. in Millstreet. They had eight children. Six of the children emigrated to America, except for Kate O’Sullivan and her parents. One of the children died young in Millstreet and his name was George. He is buried at St. Patrick’s Church along with his parents. Kate is possibly buried their also, as she lived her entire live in Millstreet at # 5 Church St. If anyone has ever heard of the aforementioned I would love to hear from you.
    Thank you,
    Brian Brady
    St. Louis , Missouri

  39. My Grandfather was Dennis Ford(e) brother of Ed who lived nextdoor to the Post Office in Millstreet. Ed was the only sibling to remain in Cork. The other siblings Joan, Patrick and Daniel went to America. I would like to find out my Great Grandfather and Great grandmother information.

    1. Hi Ann,
      Just saw your notice last night & double checked with my Aunt Joan. She reached out to you via Maggie on FB.
      We are from Uncle Den’s sister, Joan’s line.

      Great-grandparents you are talking about are Michael Forde and Julia Hickey
      (Michael had a brother Timothy who went to Chicago)
      There were other siblings, some passed infancy sadly.

      1. Yikes! My response posted unedited.
        Sorry Ann.
        You are right Uncle Eddie stayed in Cullen and then Uncle Den’s other siblings went to Mass. USA. Uncle Dan, Uncle Micheal & my Gma. Joan.

    2. Hi Ann,
      Just saw your notice last night & double checked with my Aunt Joan. She reached out to you via Maggie on FB.
      We are from Uncle Den’s sister, Joan’s line.

      Great-grandparents you are talking about are Michael Forde and Julia Hickey
      (Michael had a brother Timothy who went to Chicago)
      There were other siblings, some passed infancy sadly.

  40. Greetings,

    This is a long shot but…. I am from the United States in Oregon. My ancestors immigrated to the USA from your area. Looking for living relatives as I am visiting next week.

    My great Aunt is Brigid OKeeffe and she married a William Roche. They had three kids. Sheila, Catherine and Benjamin.

    Catherine married a Conway and had a bunch of children and Sheila married a John Murphy. Sheila and John had a house in Rock Chapal. Sheila had kids Liam and Tom.

    Any help would appreciated.

  41. Catherine Roche from Carriganes married Charles Conway from Blarney in 1952, so this may help people to recognise this family.

  42. Dear All, I have visited Millstreet twice so far, and have had great help from Sean Radley and Michael Cashman tracking down one set of my Irish great-grandparents, Philip John Cronin (1819-1883) and Mary Ann O’Leary Cronin (1825-1881). They were both born in Millstreet and married in the Cullen Roman Catholic Church. Mary Ann O’Leary’s parents were Cornelius O’Leary and Mary O’Leary. Philip and Mary Ann emigrated to NYC in 1850 and from there moved to Lapeer County, Michigan, where they purchased a farm. Cornelius and Mary appear also to have emigrated from Millstreet, but they settled near the town of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, in New York State. They passed away there and are buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in the nearby town of Brasher Falls. If anyone has information on these people, please send on what you know.

  43. I hope that all is well on your end – I am writing to you as I am interested to find out if there are any members of the Healy or Bourke families still living in Donoure, not far from Millstreet. I am a descendant of both families and I am looking to get in contact to further my research into them – my exact connection is that my great-grandmother Kate Healy was born in Donoure in 1874.

    Kind regards,

  44. My mother was a McCarthy. Her ancestors lived in Millstreet for hundreds of years.
    Her GF Mathew McCarthy was born in Millstreet in 1781.he emigrated to Canada in 1816.
    Mathew’s father was Daniel McCarthy who was born in Millstreet in 1755.
    Her ancestors go back to Dermot McCarthy who built Drishane Castle and Cormac McCarthy who built Blarney Castle, both around 1450 AD.
    I would like to find relatives in Millstreet. Any suggestions?
    I will be in Millstreet somewhere between Sept. 8-9.

  45. Hello

    Thank you for a wonderful website providing great information on Millstreet and its residents.

    My 2x great grandmother emigrated from Millstreet to Australia in the 1850’s and her marriage certificate names her parents as John O’Leary, a cooper and Rose (nee Sullivan). I would like to find out more information about her family and also if there was a brewery or similar in Millstreet at that time where John would have worked.

    I have enjoyed reading other people’s questions and see that the surnames mentioned keep appearing in my DNA matches on Ancestry.

    Thank you very much for any information people can provide.
    Canberra, Australia

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