Did you know that a first cousin of Australian war-time Prime Minister is buried in Drishane Cemetery? Their fathers John and Denis, and another brother Michael emigrated together on the Earl Dalhousie in 1874, but Denis returned with his son John in 1882 after his wife died.
“John Curtin’s (the Australian Prime Minister 1941-1945) early ancestry is Irish. His father, also a John Curtin, was born in 1853 at, Kilpadder, near Dromohane, Mallow, in the Parish of Kilshanig, Co Cork. He emigrated to South Australia in January 1874 on board the “Earl Dalhousie” with his brothers Michael and Denis. He served in the Artillery Corps and transferred to the Victorian Police in 1878. He retired from the Force in 1890. John’s brother Denis was born in 1843. He married Bridget Conway in Adelaide, South Australia in 1876 and together they moved to Melbourne, Victoria. Their son John Michael Curtin was born in 1879. Sadly Bridget died, and in 1882 Denis and his young son went back to Ireland. Denis is buried in the [read more …] “John Michael Curtin”
The McCarthy Family tomb was filmed in Drishane Cemetery from where we proceeded to meet Michael O’Sullivan (who is quite an expert on the O’Sullivan Beara March and of the Boeing Crossing in 1602). We now include a selection of images relating to this section of day. In the afternoon we had the magical “snow” effect in Drishane and more. This we shall upload in Part 3 of our feature. Let’s now view the extra images of [read more …] “RTÉ Film Crew at Drishane Cemetery and at the Boeing Crossing on the Blackwater”