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  1. Helen Adams-Keane in Guestbook

    Hello,
    My husband, Peter Keane and I are travelling to Ireland next week and will stay one night in Listowel, in the hopes of learning more about the whereabouts of my husband’s mother’s family — the McEnerys who lived in Moyvane. His uncle was Denis McEnery who died in 2012, and he also had several aunts. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Nicholas Warrington

      Anna Maria Kennelly was a McEnery I think before she was married.
      She runs this site and still lives in Moyvane so hope she replies soon.
      I’ll be over from the UK next week and can’t wait!

      • Brian Horton

        Enjoy Nicholas!

  2. Anna Maria Kennelly in Guestbook

    Hi Jacqueline, If you would like to contact me at the following email address I have quite a bit of information for you including a picture of Chrissie. (The Dunnes always called her Chrissie)
    My email address is [email protected]
    A.M.K.

  3. Jacqueline in Guestbook

    Hi, I’m hoping to make contact with members of the Dunne family of Dromurhur or anyone who may remember the household in the 40’s/50’s. In 1934, when Catherine & John’s eldest child was a few weeks old, they boarded out a toddler from the County Home. Her name was Christina Maher and we know she was still living with the family in the 1950’s. Her foster siblings included John, Daniel, Patrick, Mary, William, Denis, James & Thomas. We would dearly love to hear of any memories of Christina, her life, her work, when & why she moved on. We know she returned in the late 1990s to pay a visit shortly before Catherine’s death. However, she never spoke of her early life so it’s a mystery; we’d be delighted if there any any photos in existence. We really hope someone is able to help, albeit going back in time quite a bit! We visited Kerry earlier this year but unfortunately didn’t have the time to visit Moyvane though we are due to return. Thank you for reading this!

    • Jer Kennelly

      Please Contact me
      Jer Kennelly

      • Jacqueline

        Hi Jer,
        Thank you for post, did you know Chris?
        Jacqueline

  4. John Leman in Guestbook

    Hello,
    My name is John Leman. I currently reside in Douglas, Wyoming, U. S. A. Here, I own and operate my own cattle ranch.
    About 20 years ago, I traveled to Knockanure to look up family relatives on my grandmother’s side (William and Nora O’Sullivan). I was delighted to be make my acquaintance with Ann Woods, her husband Jerry and their children. At that time, both Ann and Jerry operated Flynn’s Bar. I was also introduced to Ann’s mother Margaret. I have since lost contact with Ann and would very much like to reconnect with her if possible.

    If anyone in Knockanure reading this would be able to help me in this endeavor, I would be most grateful. I will fill in my name and email contact below.

    Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to offer.

    Kind regards,

    John Leman

    • Ann Woods

      Hi John lovely to hear from you again

      • Ann Woods

        I would be very grateful if I could get in contact with John

        • John Leman

          Hello Ann,

          It was wonderful to hear from you again. I will give you an email address in this reply. If you would be so kind to acknowledge you received it, I will respond to you in more detail. the Email is as follows: [email protected]
          I very much look forward to hearing back from you .
          With kind regards,
          John

  5. Stephen Giles in Guestbook

    Hello,

    I wonder if anyone could help me.

    My family history has led me here to this village. I am looking for any information on the Kennelly family. My Great Grandmother was Mary Kennelly (07 03 1918 – 1980/1) who was born in the village, and outside of that I know next to nothing of her connection here. So much so I don’t even know who her parents were! I’m hoping that being such a small village that there was only one Kennelly family.

    I don’t suppose anyone would have any history on the family? What is curious is that she met my great grandfather (Denis Carroll) who resided in Waterford. Which is some distance. Was it common to travel so far? My mother tells me that Mary worked in service in a big house as a cook, I gather this would be in Waterford though!

    Any information on the family would be most welcome.

    Thank you!

  6. Fiona Brennan in Guestbook

    Hello,
    Can anyone help with my research on the history of amateur drama in Kerry? Interested in talking about Fr. Hickey and who might have photos, like those on your website, and about those people who were involved and amateur drama in North Kerry. Thank you!

    • Anna Maria Kennelly

      I will give you some information Fiona. I was one of Fr. Hickey’s group when he was in Moyvane.

  7. Fiona Brennan in Guestbook

    Hello,
    I am interested in speaking with Amy one from Moyvane about amateur drama and the photos on your website. I am doing research in amateur drama history in Kerry.

    Many thanks,
    Fiona Brennan

  8. Martin Moore in Guestbook

    Thanks for mention of my new book, ‘A Kerry Odyssey’. Some local men who served with the Australians and New Zealanders in World war 1 are included.

    Martin Stack of Kilbaha enlised in the Australian Imperial Forces in July 1915, but by 1919 had deserted and returned to Ireland. He was apprehended at Listowel in March 1919 and returned to England. Edmond Cronin of Knockanure served with the New Zealanders at Gallipoli and was killed in France in May 1917.

  9. Richard Harty in Guestbook

    From: Richard HARTY Message Body: I remember my mother Ida Keating reminiscing about growing up in Moyvane and Maudie and all the Cunninghams, the McElligots, Mamie Quinn and how to …
    … the tune was played in Moyvane the tune was called, “Down Though Bally.” Does anyone know the real name? — This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Moyvane – The Middle Plain ( https://moyvane.com )

  10. Becky Clark in Guestbook

    I am researching my great-grandfather, Michael J. Downs (1859-1936) and his half-brother Daniel W. Hartnett (1852-1904) who were both born in Newtown and moved to America as adults between 1870 and 1887.

    Their mother was Ellen Walsh of Leitrim. Ellen married Daniel Hartnett Senior in Ahalahana in 1840 and later married Patrick Downes of Newtown in 1858. (Hence the half-brothers noted above.)

    Sometime after 1858 Ellen Walsh and her second husband Patrick Downs moved to Athea, Limerick where Ellen died in 1901. Her father was Michael Walsh of Leitrim. Her mother was possibly Mary Scanlon.

    I am looking for Walshes who may be related. Also looking for Hartnetts, Enrights, Culhanes and McCarthys who were cousins to my great-uncle Dan Hartnett. All moved to the same neighborhood in South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania between 1850 and 1880. Wondering if they followed one another from the Moyvane/Leitrim area during those years to work in South Bethlehem, PA.

    From the guestbook I see many Walshes, Culhanes, Enrights and Scanlons and am looking for possible connections as I am planning a visit to Moyvane and would love to learn more.

  11. Lora Kraus in Guestbook

    Hello,
    My name is Lora Kraus and my great grandmother, Nora O’Connor, was born in NewtownSandes around 1872. Her mother was Johanna O’Connor. Nora’s older brother Maurice and older sister Johanna immigrated to America (St. Paul, Minnesota), with Nora following around 1890. Her younger brother Michael came shortly after. Family stories were that there were other siblings including a Dan who remained in Ireland. Nora married my great grandfather John O’Sullivan in 1900 and raised their family in St. Paul.

    My grandpa was Maurice O’Sullivan and my mom, who is no longer with us, was Patricia O’Sullivan. Several family members including myself, have been fortunate enough to visit Moyvane and spent time with relatives, Mary Catherine (and Dick) Fitzmaurice and Katy (and Mick) Walsh. As I have gone through my mother’s things, I have found many cards and letters from Katy and Mary Catherine. In addition, there were notes from Gabriel Fitzmaurice to my grandpa and my mom.

    I would so love to learn who my great great grandfather was, Johanna Connor’s husband (possibly John based on baptismal certificates). And to confirm the relationship to Katy and Mary Catherine. Were they sisters and was their father Dan Connor? I am hoping someone may recognize a name or be able to point me in the right direction.

    Thank you so much for your consideration.

  12. Lora Kraus in Guestbook

    My great grandmother was Nora O’Connor, from NewtownSandes. She followed her older sister Johanna and brother Maurice to St Paul, Minnesota, USA around 1896 when she was 18. Her younger brother Michael, immigrated to Minnesota a few years later. Their mother was Johanna O’Connor. I have not been able to find out who my great great grandfather was. I believe there were 3 or 4 more children born after Michael, the youngest being Dan who stayed in Moyvane. Nora married my great grandfather, John O’Sullivan and they raised a family in St Paul, Mn, which included my grandfather, Maurice O’Sullivan.

    My family has visited Ireland a number of times and years ago, had the pleasure of meeting family in Moyvane, Mary Catherine and Dick Fitzmaurice and Katy and Mick Walsh. My mom, Patricia O’Sullivan is no longer with us but my uncle, John O’Sullivan has been helping me to try and fill in the gaps. He suggested contacting Gabriel Fitzmaurice, whom he had exchanged some correspondence with. While going through my mother’s things, I found a few notes from Gabriel Fitzmaurice as well as many cards and letters from Mary Catherine and Katy.

    I am hoping someone might point me in the right direction to continue my research or have information they are able to share. Any help would be so greatly appreciated.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  13. Lora Kraus in Guestbook

    My great grandmother was Nora O’Connor, from NewtownSandes. She followed her older sister Johanna and brother Maurice to St Paul, Minnesota, USA around 1896 when she was 18. Her younger brother Michael, immigrated to Minnesota a few years later. Their mother was Johanna O’Connor and I believe there were more siblings born after Michael, the youngest named Dan who remained in Moyvane. I do not know who my great great grandfather was. Nora married my great grandfather, John Francis O’Sullivan and they raised a family in St Paul, Minnesota, including my grandfather, Maurice O’Sullivan. My mother was Patricia O’Sullivan.

    My grandparents, parents and myself have visited Ireland a number of times and years ago, had the pleasure of spending some time with family in Moyvane, Mary Catherine (nee O’Connor) and Dick Fitzmaurice and Katy and Mick Walsh. My mom is no longer with us but my uncle, John O’Sullivan has been helping me to try and fill in the gaps. I have found many cards and letters from Katy and Mary Catherine in my mom’s things as well as a couple notes from Gabriel Fitzmaurice.

    I am truly hoping someone can either provide me with some direction to continue my search or share any information that would help me fill in the gaps in my great grandmother, Nora O’Connor’s family. Thank you for your consideration,
    Lora Kraus

  14. Sean O’Grady in Guestbook

    My brother posted in 2011 as we sought more family history. Thomas O’Grady (born in Moyvane in 1898) is my grandfather. It appears the Horan and Keane families have females who are siblings of my grandfather. We are coming to Ireland in May and seeking anyone who can tell us more about our grandfather’s organization of the Volunteers in Newtownsandes and his time fighting for the cause. Our family history says he fled for America in 1923 after time in Mt Joy and Tuam. Any information is appreciated!

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