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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. 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.



  3. 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!

  4. 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

    Catherine Sheehan
    Daniel Hinchin

    Bridget Hinchin

    John Hinchin

    Johanna Hinchin

    Eliza Hinchin

    Michael Hinchin

    Margaret Hinchin
    Spouse & Children
    Sarah Crimmin

    John Hinchin

    Daniel P Hinchen

    Catherine (Kate) Hinchen

    William Hinchen

    Elizabeth Heinchion

    Brigid G Hinchen

    Thomas (“The Carpenter”) Hinchen

    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.


  5. 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

  6. 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

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