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  1. KEN DUCKETT in Guestbook

    Hi Paul, I’d be interested in seeing your Michael and Honora tree and seeing if you have and Edward and son Dennis in the line.
    Ken Duckett from the Hanlon/Stack family

  2. mary barrett in Guestbook

    anyone in Newtown know of a Lynch family that were known as the “long Lynchs” supposedly there were from Glasha I heard one of them was a mailman in Newtown at one time.

  3. Kevin Quinn in Guestbook

    Hello, Some years back, my dad John Quinn discovered he had relatives in Moyvane. I think he was found by a cousin or second cousin named Rory Bunce. Their mutual relation was a man named Thaddeus Bunce who departed from a place named Newtown Sands as a teenager in the late 1800’s. Dad is trying to dig up Rory’s email for me because I may have a chance to visit SW Ireland in Feb 2020. If anyone can connect me with Rory or one of his relatives in the area, I’d be very grateful. Thanks very much, Kevin Quinn

    • kevin quinn

      Sad to have received no replies. I drove thru Moyvane with my family in Feb 2020 just to have a look around at where my great-grandfather came from. If anyone knows of a connection/relative of Thaddeus S. Bunce from Newtownsandes born around 1856 pleas contact me. He apparently emigrated when he was 16 to a town in eastern Pennsylvania where he had an uncle who was a priest. He later became a doctor after attending U. Penn, married and had children in Philadelphia before passing away in 1892.

      • Anna Maria Kennelly

        Hello Kevin,
        I think I can give quite a lot of information if you will contact me on [email protected].

      • Rory Bunce

        Hello Kevin,

        Unfortunately, I only saw your message today and obviously you’ve been and gone many months ago. I have some information on Thaddeus and his siblings in the USA, as well as the siblings who remained in Ireland. You can email me at [email protected] if you want to get in touch.

  4. Mary Sandner in Guestbook

    Hi, My name is Mary Sandner. I am looking for my g-grandfather Michael Bryan (?) COX HIs year of birth is 1864. He was born in Asdee, county Kerry. I have been looking for him for a long time. The year of birth listed on his death certifcate in San Francisco, Calfornia is a little different from what I have been able to find for him. I am hoping that I can get confirmtion or perhaps a little help from any interested person willing to lend me a hand. I found him and his wife Nora (MURPHY) in New York. They had their first child in new York in 1890. From New york they moved and remained in San Francisco. California. I am not sure, but think his father was Robert COX and his mother Mary QUINN. Again I am looking for some confirmtion as to the acuracy of the information. I would love to hear from a COX or QUINN family who are still in county Kerry to help me with my confirmation of my research.
    I would like to offer my willingness to do some research in San Francsico if that would be of help to you.
    Thank you for your help.

    • Sally

      Hi Mary,
      You may not ever look here anymore, but if you do happen to see this, you may contact me at [email protected]. I descend from Mary Quinn’s older sister, Maggie Quinn.

      I have been in touch with a couple of your relatives in the Bay Area.
      Your Michael is in my tree with this information: b 27Apr1864 in Ballylongford and d 24Sep1927 in SFO.

      • Mary Sandner

        Sally, Good to hear from you.
        Thank you for your information. We have spoken a long time ago before the pandemic. I was hoping to make a connection with other family members still in County Kerry. Unfortunately, no one made contact. I am still ever hopeful.
        Feel free to contact me at sandnerm@sbcglobal,net. Keep safe.

        • Johanna Long

          Hi Mary,

          My name is Johanna Long. My G.G.Grandfather is Robert and G.G.Grandmother is Mary Quinn. I live at Cox’s in Asdee. My Grandfather Thomas Cox, had 4 daughters. My Mother married Michael Long hence the name change at this address. My email address is [email protected]


  5. Tom Lyons in Guestbook

    Hello. I’m reaching out again in the hope of locating present day family. My Great grandparents, James Lyons of Larha & Margaret Sullivan of Kilimero were married on Feb 23 1879 in Ballybunion. Witnesses were Edmund Walsh & Ellen Walsh. Officiating priest was Rev M O’Connor.
    James & Margaret had, to my knowledge, 5 children
    Michael b1880 (my grandfather)
    Bridget b 1881
    Jeremiah b 1884
    James b 1886
    Thomas B 1888.
    Michael immigrated to New York in 1900. I don’t know if any siblings left Ireland.
    I often see the name ‘Lyons’ in this newsletter and wondered if any have a connection to my ancestors. I am planning a trip to Ireland later this year and was hoping to spend some time researching people, homes. churches and graveyards. Any info or help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time!
    Tom Lyons
    [email protected]

  6. KEN DUCKETT in Guestbook

    Fairly recently I saw posts of Conor Kinsella and Paul Buckley regarding Buckley families from around the area. I’m tracking the large family of Michael Buckley and Honora Shine of the Hill Gortdromasillahy, they were born about 1895 and it seems that many or all of their 11 children emigrated to around New York. From obituaries I have found 9 children Paddy, Liam, Cornelius,Marie, Fr Dennis, Edward (Ned), Fr Michael, Daniel J. Buckley and Joseph Vincent Buckley which shows 9. Has anybody got knowledge of this family and who and where the other two went.
    Conor and Paul are you happy for me to e mail yourselves?

    • Nóirín

      Hi Ken,
      I am Michael and Honora’s granddaughter. You can email me at [email protected].

    • Sean Buckley

      Hi Ken, I have the full family tree for Michael & Honora, One of their children , Daniel Joseph was my Father. He came over to England in the 1950’s. I have been back to Moyvane many times. Please get in touch as my own research came to a dead end. But I have lots of information and produced a family history in book form with photos. How are you interested / related ??

  7. Paul Buckley in Guestbook

    Jeremiah Buckley – Bridget O’Connor

    I’ve hit a brick wall researching my great grandparents. Jeremiah Buckley – Bridget O’Connor, both lived in Newtownsandes 1870s-1940s. They had three sons, John (Jack) Buckley who remained in the village until he died in 1987, Maurice (my grandfather) who moved to England and Jeremiah who emigrated to New York.

    Any information on any of the above would be gratefully received as I’m struggling to find out anything from the usual sources !

    Thanks in advance

    • Paul Buckley

      I’ve found a bit more information about Bridget’s parents – They were John O Connor (born approx. 1826) and Kate/Catherine (born approx. 1838)

    • Conor Kinsella

      Hi Paul my mother is a relation of Jeremiah Jack and Maurice Buckley Man is a daughter of John O’Connor of Glennalappa moyvane and Ellen Reidy Ballyheigue Jeremiah visited us many times in Wexford and we visited jack many times also

  8. Joe in Guestbook

    Hi, travelling to Tralee next weekend and I am looking to visit the memorial on the way. Would you please be able to give me directions?


  9. Tom Lyons in Guestbook

    Greetings and Happy New Year! My name is Tom Lyons and I live in New York City. My grandfather, Michael J Lyons was born Feb 6, 1880 in Killomero, Ballylongford to James Lyons & Margaret Sullivan. He was the oldest of, to my knowledge, 5 siblings. The remaining were Bridget b.1881, Jeremiah b.1884, James b.1886 & Thomas b. 1888. Michael came to New York around 1900 where hi aunt, Ellen Sullivan, introduced him to Ellen Butler from Knockanure. They married in 1902 and went on to have 11 children. I see here in the Moyvane Newsletter the mention of a Dano Lyons and Linda Lyons. I’m curious to know if either of them, or anyone reading this, has any connection to or knows of descendants of the Lyons or Butler family? I appreciate your time and thank you in advance for any information you may provide!

    • Martin Moore


      James Lyons of Larha married Margaret Sullivan of Killomoroe in Ballybunion Feb 1879.

      They had at least 5 children:- Michael, 1880; Bridget, 1881, Jeremiah, 1884, James [1886] and Thomas [1888].

      You can get these at

      • Tom Lyons

        Thank you Martin for taking the time to reply! Actually, the information I had came from the site you mentioned! It has helped me tremendously with my research. My interest was peaked when I saw the mention of a Dano Lyons & Linda Lyons in the newsletter. I know nothing of Michael’s siblings and was hoping to see that there were possibly descendants who still lived in the area. To my knowledge only Michael came to the States but not 100% sure. Again, thank you for your reply! Hopefully, after relocating from New York to Florida, I will have the opportunity to visit the area and walk the earth from where my roots are planted!

    • Tomasina Lyons

      Hi Tom, I’m Tom’s daughter (,Tom Lyons, son of Michael & Nora Lyons) if you’d like to contact me. – [email protected] James Lyons was my Dad’s grandfather. Awaiting your email.

      • Tom Lyons

        Thanks for your reply. I contacted you via email you provided. Awaiting your reply.

  10. Con Shanahan in Guestbook

    My great grandmother, Bridget Hoare (Hore) moved from North Kerry (possibly Moyvane) to Ballysteen, West Limerick along with her siblings during or shortly after the famine where she married my great grandfather Cornelius Shanahan in April 1858. Many years later, in 1905, her brother Simon Hoare was killed when he ‘fell from a common cart’ near Ballylongford on the Tarbert Road probably whilst visiting his relatives. The coroner’s report has not survived but a brief report of the accident was carried in a local newspaper. (All of the Simon’s children emigrated to the U.S. in the 1920’s). I have received information that there may be a connection between the Hoares and the Kearneys of Moyvane and would appreciate any information that might throw some light on this one way or the other.

  11. Geraldine in Guestbook

    Hello my name is Aimee Leigh Aherne I am 15,my dad was Micheal Anthony Aherne of Moyer Cross I do not have any contact with any of my dads family,Their choice would like to see old pics or hear from anyone who knew him,he died when I was seven please help me if you can thank you.

  12. PJ Mackessy in Guestbook

    Hello There PJ Mackessy hear living in Tipperary, Just want to wish you all in Moyvane A Very Merry and Peaceful Christmas………. My Mom Came from There and you could hear the pride in her Voice when ever Mom Spock of her Home in MoyVane….R.I.P. Mom ( Ne, Mary Scanlon) Mary Mackessy Thank you for letting me write hear………

  13. Robert Burns in Guestbook

    I just found out through DNA and my own research that my Great Grandfather Daniel Burns was born in Moyvane in 1842. From what I found out, his Father was Michael Burns and his Mother was Mary Mcelligott ,
    My Great Grandfather was married to Catherine Mannion. They left Ireland in the 1860s and settled in Baltimore Maryland USA and had 4 children,
    There has to be some Burns’s left n Moyvane.
    If these names mean anything to anyone, please contact me at [email protected].

  14. Martin Moore in Guestbook

    Interesting story

  15. Margaret Doyle Phone: 0872891691 in Guestbook

    I am researching my Family History.
    I am particularly interested in James Murphy who married Ellen Laide in Newtownsandes some time between 1908 and 1912.
    I have 2 different Civil Records for their Marriage.
    The first states that on 6th November 1908
    James Murphy, bachelor, prison warder of Maryborough, Queen’s County married
    Ellen Laide, spinster, nurse of Newtownsandes, Kerry. Her father was Richard Laide.
    The marriage was solemnised by Thomas K. Lyne C.C. in the Roman Catholic Church of Newtownsandes.
    The second certificate gives the date of their marriage as 18th October 1912.
    All of the other information is identical on both records.
    The actual date of marriage is the only fact that differs.
    James Murphy was recorded as single in the census of 1911.
    Another intriguing fact is that on 11th March 1914, James Murphy was tried for Forgery of a Marriage Certificate at the Tralee Assizes! He was acquitted.
    I feel that your church record is likely to be accurate.
    Any information about the Richard Laide & Anne McCarthy family would be appreciated. Thank you

    • patricia meyer

      Hello Margaret1

      The name Ellen Laide jumped out at me when I read your entry here.

      My grandmother was born in Newtownsandes in 1902 to a sizeable family (16, though not all lived to maturity) named Kearney. Her mother’s maiden name was McElligott. In the 1911 census, a nurse, Ellie Laide, lived with the family in house #20. Ellie was listed as single for that census which might be helpful to you in dating her marriage.

      Best wishes searching forward.

      Patricia O’Grady Meyer

    • Jer

      Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, March 14, 1914; Page: 2 (Just a snippet from long list of business)
      Kerry Spring Assizes -JUDGE’S ADDRESS. CRIMINAL BUSINESS. (Mr M J Nolan was on the Grand Jury)
      The Lord Chief Baron and Mr. Justice Dodd opened the business of the Kerry Assizes on Wednesday in the Tralee Courthouse. There are only six criminal cases, and these are not of an important kind.
      (Cases include Highway robbery from a bank official between Listowel and Abbeyfeale, three prisoners were tried at Cork, two found guilty and jury disagreed over the third. Mr Gleeson and O’Connor charged over £19 0s 5d about getting around illegal payment; Burning House, Mrs Kelly and Dillon had joint attics and Kelly charged with burning; Robbery of Pawn Shop. Policeman in Moyvane changing date on his marriage certificate, married 1908 and changed it to 1912, he James Murphy married Helen Laide in Newtownsandes.

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