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  1. John Roche-Randall in Guestbook

    My father, Patrick Robert Roche, was born in Moyvane North on March 22, 1902. I am looking for any relatives that may still reside in Moyvane, as my wife, brother and I will be traveling to Ireland from Sep 1-11, this year and would love to meet up with them. Any help would be appreciated.

    We would also like to know how we may be able to find more information about my Dad: e.g., what Church/school he attended and the source of any written documents, such as birth certificate, school records, etc.

    We would especially like to meet with Gabriel Fitizmaurice at that time, since he is such a wealth of information about your lovely community.

    • Seamus Roche

      Just seen this
      I’m a second cousin living in Moyvane your dad & mine mickle roche were 1st cousins none of your cousins live here but you have a cousin john roche in ballylongford a few miles away This was the homestead of the roche’s before your grandfather mick & my grandfather tom came to moyvane

  2. Denis Collins in Guestbook

    Happy St. Patricks Day to one and all!!

  3. Mary Murphy in Guestbook

    just research that my great, great grandparents were married in Moyvane 7 SEP 1857 (John O’Shea and Johanna Donahue). So, I’m adding your lovely town onto my visit list of Ireland!
    I do have one question. The parish record lists the town Miss Johanna came from as ‘C l o u n p r u h u s’ ?? I am not finding such a town. Closest, I think, was possibly ‘Clontuskert, a.k.a. Cloonturskan’ in Roscommon. I’m just wondering if that makes sense, and if that area is near you?
    Dia leat!

    • Jer

      Irish Examiner , 12.03.1892, page 5
      Reports on O Shea the last Waterloo Veteran.
      A Kerryman

    • Martin Moore

      Yes, Clonprohus is in Moyvane. It is not a town, just what is known as a townland or parish district.

      • Mary Murphy

        Thank you!

  4. Noreen Lynch Triolo in Guestbook

    I know this is early, but does anyone know when the graveyard Mass is this summer? Is it the first of August? My Mom, Mag Dore, has a Wedding to go to here in NY on the 30th of July and she wants to know if she has to leave her the next day to make it there for the Mass or if she can go the next week. Thank you!

  5. joan nulty in Guestbook

    love the different versions of the valley of knockanure, my mother always sang it and told us the story, i printed the article for her a few weeks ago, she was so happy to have a copy at last

    my history lesson is great, doing some work for my niece in England as she would never know any of this stuff as her dad was born in Co. Meath, and I was born in Limerick, my mother is Margaret Hurley, nee Dalton, from Parkanna, Athea

  6. David O'Sullivan in Guestbook

    Hello, I was born in Cork and currently live in Nashville, Tennessee in the US. I read recently about the passing of Patrick Curtin from your club. I just wanted to pass on my family’s condolences and prayers for Patrick’s family. All the best, David O’Sullivan

    • Amanda Curtin

      Thank you for this beautiful message- from the Curtin Family

  7. Colin Kelly in Guestbook

    My name is Colin Kelly, my mother was born in Moyvane in 31/10/1905: Mary (nee Stundon) Kelly) I would like to contact some of my family and see her birth place. My mother’s brother was a famous Footballer – his name Patrick Stundon. Any help is appreciated. Thank You in advance.

  8. Rebecca Thompson in Guestbook

    I came across your website and thought possibly you may have information about our Moore family from County Kerry. William, born in County Kerry in 1819) and brother John, born about 1825) They immigrated to the U.S. in 1838 and settled in Georgia.

    I would appreciate any tips or ideas.

    • Martin Moore

      I have some details of Moores of North Kerry. John and William are common names in the family. For example, in my own family I have a John and William born about this time. William actually emigrated to New York. Do you have any further details or any town or district from where they originated?

  9. Donald P. Scanlon in Guestbook

    AnneMarie Kennelly

    Dear AnneMarie

    I’ve never received a reply re. my inquiries of my Father, Patrick. Also the two graveyards nearest Moyvane .

    Thank you

  10. Tina kelly in Guestbook

    Hi my name is Tina. Bout 10 years ago I bought a few books in a second hand shop here in London. And I found this memorial card of Captain Patrick Walshe. For some reason I kept it. As I kept thinking he’s someone’s dad husband father. So I wonder if any family/relative would like to have it returned to them as I’m sure they would be very proud to have it.he is on Google I have looked him up rip. So I hope this picture can be reunited to where it belongs. My phone 07590574440. I live in London. If anyone wants to contact me. Thank you. Tina.

  11. Marylin Weber in Guestbook

    I am researching information about my material grandfather Eugene Shine. I noticed he was mentioned in the Knockanure Notes for June 16, 2011 in an article about the death of his older brother John W. Shine. His parents were William Shine born approximately 1831 and died approximately 1903 and Bridget(née Sullivan) Shine born approximately 1841 and died approximately 1931. Per the article, the children , in addition to John, were Mary Shine Mulvihill, Cornelius, William, Thomas, Katie, Michael, Eugene and Maggie. John emigrated to America in 1884 and the rest of the family in 1886.

    • Matt McMahon

      Hi Marilyn,

      Contact me I may have some information for you.

  12. Maureen Kimball (nee Harrington) in Guestbook

    I am Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s cousin (Jim and Sue Harrington’s daughter) and last saw him at the 2007 Fitzmaurice family reunion. I will be traveling to Kerry in August and am trying to contact Gabe hoping that we can get together during my visit.
    Thank you,

    • Moyvane

      Maureen, I sent you an email with Gabriel’s email address. Enjoy your visit to Moyvane.

  13. Sarah Sodhi in Guestbook

    I’m trying to get in contact with Gabriel Fitzmaurice about the reuse of a poem in an anthology. I’ve found his biog on here. If he could email me I’d be very grateful.
    Many thanks

  14. Cornelius Flynn in Guestbook

    I would like to purchase the 2009 Gerard Barrett film The Valley of Knockanure and have it shipped to the United States. Or buy it to view online. Does anyone know how I can do this? Thank you for any help you can offer. Cornelius Flynn

  15. Barry Boyd in Guestbook

    My Great Grandmother was Catherine Scanlon of Kilbaha South Townland, near the Galey River. I have just recently discovered this. She was born in 1870. Her Father was Patrick Scanlon and her Mother was Margaret Scanlon (nee Hennessy). They had Three children. Catherine, Timothy (b. 1872) and Patrick (b.1874) Catherine immigrated to the U.S. sometime in the 1890s and settled in Kansas City in the state of Missouri. Patrick also immigrated to U.S. and settled in Kansas City, Missouri as well. Timothy stayed in Kilbaha South Townland and worked as a farmer. I have found him on the Irish Census of 1901 and 1911 still living in Kilbaha South Townland. My Great Grandmother Catherine Scanlon married Thomas Boyd in Kansas City in 1904. I believe he was from Boyd’s in the North of Ireland, but I have not been able to fully trace his roots yet. You have a great web page. I have enjoyed reading about Moyvane and where my Great Grandmother grew up. I hope to come see Moyvane and Kilbaha some day. — Barry Boyd, Dallas, Texas USA

    Would it be likely that Timothy Scanlon and his parents Patrick and Margaret be buried at a cemetery in Kilbaha South or in Moyvane Village? Is that easy to research? Thank you!

    • patricia o'grady meyer

      dear barry,

      an excellent source for the neighboring graveyards is . joe maher has done an extensive and meticulous job of taking photos and identifying those buried in kerry. perhaps it would be a good place to start. best wishes.


      • Barry Boyd

        Thank you for your kind reply Patricia. I have searched Joe’s site but not yet found the Scanlon graves that I am looking for. Its a great site. These Scanlon graves would be pretty old. Before 1930 for Margaret Scanlon, and before 1960 for Timothy Scanlon. I will keep searching. Thanks again.

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