McCarthy/Foley/Cronin: Gortnacreha/Mullaghroe/Eagloune/Knocknaloman

Hello,
We hope to connect with the McCarthy Family that lived in Gortnacreaha & Mullaghroe & Eagloune (wives’ maiden names: Foley & Cronin).
We have the marriage of Daniel McCarthy & his bride Mary McCarthy (her maiden name) in 1860.
Daniel’s parents lived in Mullaghroe: Daniel McCarthy & Honora Foley.
Mary’s parents lived in Gortnacreha: Florence McCarthy & Catherine Cronin. The new couple went on to have eleven children:

  • Daniel born 1861 in Gortnacreha
  • Honora b. 1863 in Gortnacreha
  • Catherine b. 1865 in Cullen
  • Florence (male) b. 1867 in Cullen
  • Mary b. 1869 in Eagloune
  • Michael b. 1871 in Eagloune
  • Timothy b. 1872 in Eagloune
  • Jeremiah b. 1874 in Eagloune
  • John b. 1877 in Eagloune
  • Julia b. 1879 in Eagloune
  • Denis b. 1881 in Eagloune

We know they lived there until at least 1879 and that sometime between 1879 and 1890 the parents (Dan and Mary) moved down to Knocknaloman. Their son Daniel married and moved from Eagloune to Rathduane when he married shopkeeper Mary Morgan of Rathduane (daughter of John Morgan and Helena McCarthy). We do not yet know what happened to the other siblings (marriages, etc.).

If you are part of that McCarthy/McCarthy family of 11 children we would enjoy hearing from you

Regards,
Diane Rollo  <email>
George Pearson  <email>

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Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/images/banner_search.jpg

At the end of November 2009, Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism unveiled a new website called irishgenealogy.ie, with the aim of allowing everyone to search for information on their Irish ancestors from the comfort of their own homes.

Luckily for us, the Kerry Diocese along with the Dublin Diocese are the first to have their records included on the site, so the records for Millstreet Parish (includes Ballydaly and Cullen)  are available to browse throughhttp://www.irishgenealogy.ie/images/logo.jpg

For Millstreet, there are 11,718 Baptismal records and 1,957 Marriage records for the dates 1st January 1751 up to 31 December 1903.

[update Feb 2013]  The full list of Dioceses with records online has increased since this article was first published, and is now:

The site is very easy to use, so it should be one of your first ports of call if you are researching your ancestors.

Thanks to Presley for reminding me of this item

O’Briens of Ballydaly

Hello,
I was just inquiring about the history of the O’Briens of Ballydaly, Millstreet. My great-grandfather John O’Brien left his farm there and came to America. He later returned and married Cathleen Moynihan who used to live in a little yellow house on the main drag. Last time I was there it was a flower shop.
Matthew O’Brien
If anyone has anyinforrmation, please leave a comment below, or send an message using our Contact Us page, and we’ll forward the information.

Daniel Finn, Catherine Creedon & Family

Death Cert of Daniel Finn (click to see full size)

Daniel Finn (1818-1887) Laborer and Immigrant to USA in 1873 (b. December 1818, Millstreet and Cullen, Cork, County Cork, Munster Province, Ireland – d. October 14, 1887, 276 1st Street, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07302-2713, USA)

Birth:
Daniel was born in Millstreet, Cork, Ireland to Mary and Patrick Finn (c1790-?).

Marriage:
He married Catherine Creedon (1834-1914) around 1855-1860.

Children:
Together they had the following children: Mary A. Finn (1860-1885) who was born in Ireland or Wales; Nora M. Finn (1866-1898) who was born in Wales and married John Joseph Burke I (1868-1939); and Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Finn (1873-1918) who was born in Cardiff in Wales. There were two more children that died at birth and they are probably buried in Wales or Ireland.

Emigration:
Around 1860 Daniel and Catherine moved from Ireland to Cardiff, Wales. In 1873 the family moved from Wales to the United States and lived in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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1911 Census Return Forms for Millstreet – online

An example of a local Census Return Form from 1911
The 1911 Census Return for the O’Riordan family who lived at the corner of Mill Lane and Main Street, Millstreet

Recently I became aware that the 1911 Census has been published online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie. So if you would like to find who was in your house the night of that census, or if you would like to trace your ancestors then this is an interesting place to look. Personally, I have found my own four grandparents and my 7 great grandparents that were still alive then, and some more interesting facts too.

In this census, Millstreet Town is not a district, but is split into two separate DEDs (District Electoral Divisions): Coomlogane and Drishane from the days of the great houses in town. The full list of local DED’s are:

Caherbarnagh, Coomlogane, Drishane, Kilcorney, CrinalooRathcool,
Keale, Cullen, Skagh (Derinagree), Knocknagree, Rosnalee

note: the Derragh DED which was in the 1901 census is now gone and is part of the Cullen DED in 1911.

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