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  1. Louise Bay in Guestbook

    Researching my family tree. My fathers name was John Pelican and his mother was called Mary. They lived in Listowel co Kerry. Would like anyone with relatives with the surname Pelican or any information that can help to contact me.

    • Adrian Colburn

      Hi Only found your question
      My wife Mary Colburn;s Mother was a Pelican – Her grandmother’s name Mary Pelican & Grandfather John both lived in Listowel
      We Happy to past on any information availible
      All the Best

  2. Catherine O'Connor Coyne in Guestbook

    Our visit this year on March 19, 2013 to Moyvane was delightful despite the rain.
    It was my brother’s first time in Moyvane and unfortunately the old forge is gone, but a beautiful home stands in its place.
    Our grandfather Michael O’Connor was part of the family that ran the forge. He emigrated to the US in the late 1800’s. I don’t know all the names of his brothers and sisters but a few, Delia, John, Nora, Martin, Maurice and my grandfather Michael. I believe my grandmother’s name was also O’Connor and her mother was a McAuliffe.
    Moyvane is a very quaint little village and one that is very inviting.
    We stopped in Brosnan’s, A Mr. Brosnan was there the day we stopped, and was delightful.

    One mishap occurred while we were there. While checking out the old cemetery, I seemed to have lost my camera. If it was found, I would be happy to pay for it to be returned.
    I may be contacted at the above internet address.

    This website is wonderful, a nice way to stay abreast of what is going on in Moyvane.

  3. Shirley-Mae Sullivan in Guestbook

    So happy to reach someone…just happened on this site.

    My mother born & raised in Tarbert at 12 Chapel St. Have been there many times to just look. I loved to visit Tarbert…my inlaws came from same area, John Sullivan/Mary Lynch Sullivan, married in St. Mary’s, Tarbert in April 1929. My mother, Bridget Theresa Murray (married name Sparda) died in 2007 here in Dorchester, Mass. USA.

    Am going to pass on this site to the Sullivan side of family. They are NOW curious about Moyvane from their father, John! Believe he dropped the “O” when coming to America. His brother was Kerry Jim in football days.

    • michael osullivan

      hello shirley mae,just after seeing your comment about the OSullivans of moyvane,my grandfather was Michael OSullivan brother of John and kerry Jim ,if any members of the family would like to get in touch you can give them my e-mail

  4. Catherine McDonald Patterson in Guestbook

    I have been told that my 2nd great grandfather’s family may have lived in Moyvane. His name was Denis HANRAHAN. He was born abt. 1803. I will be visiting Co. Kerry in Oct. 2013, and I can’t wait to see your beautiful country. Other Kerry names I’m researching, from the Ballybunion area are: Moriarty, English, Nagle, Buckley.

  5. Kathleen Fitzmaurice in Guestbook

    Hi Kelly Hoolahan
    My name is Kathleen Fitzmaurice, CatherinePelican was
    my grandmother a sister of Marys I live in Moyane not far from where they were born.Please contact me on my email address.

  6. Yvone How in Guestbook

    Good morning , thank you for putting the Knockanure notes on the internet.

    I am from Australia and trying to trace my GGG Grandfather Michael Cushion (born 1814) .

    I can see from your Konockanure Notes dated 7 June 2012 that you have mentioned a Michael Cushion 20 December 1814 in the “Born about 200 years ,- some Moyvane Children baptised in Listowel” notes.

    His birth/ christening date was 20 December 1814.His parents I think may be Michael and Ellen or so the Irish genealogy web site tells me, if it is the same Michael Cushion. The year however does match up . He may have bothers Maurice(1812) and perhaps sisters Mary(1826) and Bridget(1829).

    The denomination was RC with sponsors Daniel Lawly and Catherine Wingle.

    Michael immigrated to Bermondsey England where he married Julia MacDonald in 1836.

    If he is the same Michael Cushion as my GGG Grandfather he may have been deaf as the census indicates.

    Thank you so much for your time.


    Yvonne How( Cushion)

  7. Kelly Hoolahan in Guestbook

    We will visit Ireland in June of this year. My grandmother Mary Pelican was born in Co. Kerry, in 1900. I belive Moyvane or Knockanure. She came to the states in the 1920’s and passed away when I was just 6. Her parents were Honora Riordan and Edmund Pelican. I have pictures of various family members on the “Pelican Family Farm” and know that the barn there was torn down in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. I don’t have the location of this farm but would love to visit where my family was from. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

  8. Ginger Clark(nee Buckley) in Guestbook

    I am looking for information about my grandfather Patrick Buckley born 1885. I think he may have emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900’s. He had a sister named Anne and a brother named Cornelius. I believe there were 6 or 7 siblings. My brother tells me his nephew, Joseph Vincent Buckley recently passed away in NY. Not sure if it’s the same family. I do know he was a Kerryman just not sure what part of Kerry he came from. Any help you could give me would be appreciated.

    • Sean Buckley

      Dear Ms Clark, I have got the entire Family Tree for the Buckleys that you may be looking for, my Uncle was Joseph Vincent Buckley ! I have just picked up the Tree after a few years away from it due to dead ends. The sister you mention Anne was actually Hanora, who did Patrick marry ( I have Nora Walsh ??)
      If this helps I have a lot of info, even the dead ends of your great grand father – Denis Buckley and his wife Catherine Moore
      here’s hoping we can assist each other
      Sean Buckley (UK)

  9. Katie Kent in Guestbook

    I am so sorry to hear of the sad death of Dennis McEnery. He was my uncle and the last of the brothers and sisters to go. But what a man! I don’t think I have ever met such a hard worker. My Mother adored him.R.I.P.

  10. Sean Ryan in Guestbook

    Are there any Moyvane school roll records available for the period approx. 1914 -1920?

  11. Ellen Flaherty in Guestbook

    My sister and I will be travelling to Moyvane from the U.S. mid-October. Our grandmother Mary Bridget Mullane was born in Newtownsandes on Nov 6th 1904. Her father was Patrick and her mother was Norah Stack Mullane. When my parents visited Ireland in 1990 they visited with Patrick Mullane’s wife as he had recently passed. Would anyone know of any Mullane family members still in Moyvane? Thanks!

  12. frances cronin re annie baxter in Guestbook

    you can check church records here for free by looking for any baxters in the kerry area, particularly newtownsandes as you have indicated. a brief look by myself turned up nothing for an annie and the baxter family that i did find from her generation had a dad who was a school teacher. *that was for a charlotte anne baxter-i wouldn’t discount that being annie since many children at the time were named for mom and grandma who were still living and therefore called by their middle names. best of luck. wish i could have been of more help.


  13. frances cronin in Guestbook

    ANNIE BAXTER b. Newtownsandes (now Moyvane I believe from 1939) Dont have annies fathers name but he is said to have been a Blacksmith. Annie was born 1858/1860
    I would appreciate if anyone there has any knowledge of any BAXTER families in the area at this time to please contact me. Kind regards.

  14. Patrick Hughes in Guestbook

    My mother was Born in Moyvane. Her name was Johanna Moore. She had 3 sisters Mary, Eileen and Kitty. Her fathers name was Maurice (Mossy) Moore and her mothers maiden maiden name was Mary McEvoy. I would love to know what street she lived on and what school she went to. I haven’t been there since I was 9 years old.

  15. Graeme Charles in Guestbook

    My great-grandfather Robert Charles was born in Newtown, Killarney in 1822. Married Catherine Nilhill there. Emigrated to Australia in the 1850’s. Are there any Charles still residing in your area?

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