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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Meghan in Guestbook

    I have been trying to find records of my family that used to live in Newtownsandes. They were the Buckley family. I am trying to get more information and try and get deeper then 1901. The head of the house is Denis Buckley who was 52 in 1901 and his wife was Kate Buckley who was 45 in 1901. If anyone has information about what they did or even who their parents were I would love that. Please send a email if you have anything.

    Thank you for the help

  9. Margaret Hicks in Guestbook

    Hello Anna Maria, so great to get your reply and to learn of Ron’s coming visit. My sister’s info regarding his poor health must be way off the mark! I have many questions re the family history but I won’t toss them all at you in one go! I have a receipt for the purchase of 2 plots in the Melbourne general cemetery signed by one,Cornelius Kennelly in 1894. John and Mary Kennelly are buried there with Clare and Ron. Before Ron died, we organised a granite headstone and after her death I had it completed, adding a celtic cross and the inscription, “Love never dies’ However, I believe the grave was origionally purchased for Bridget Kennelly,but I have no details to complete a headstone for her. Clare told my sister Helen that she could use this plot for herself if she so wished. I have found details that perhaps match Bridget’s arrival in Melbourne. Cornelius seems to have vanished as I can’t find any details for him either. Tho’ some shipping records seem to give a possible date for his arrival in Melbourne.
    I read the Parish notes and see that a Mass will be said for Patrick and Mary Kennelly on 15th Feb. Presuming we are related, I shall have a Mass said on the same day in our Parish Church for all the Kennellys of Moyvane who have travelled the journey of life before us. Stay safe and well.Love to all Margaret

  10. Irene Seabrook in Guestbook

    Hello I am so pleased to find your site. When researching my family history
    I have found 3 baptism details that took place at Dromtariffee
    Kerry(RC). Their family name is Ford (my maiden name).
    One of my ancestors lived at Murher, another at Coolclogher and another lived at
    Knockacarracuis all in the 1830 – 1840’s. I want to visit these places when I come
    to Ireland for the very first time in June.

    The only information I have found is that the modern name for Murher is “Moyvane”
    so that is one place I shall visit. Can you help me re the other 2 places I have mentioned?


    • Thomas Sheehan

      Hi Irene,
      Just saw your post . I may be wrong but I think that the Murhur you mention may be in another parish as the place names you mention I have not heard of in the locality. Murhur may be common to many parishes? There is a Dromtariffee near Mallow which falls under the catholic diocese of Kerry and a Coolclogher near Killarney which is probably again in that diocese. They have a facebook page best of luck with your research. Thomas.

  11. Margaret Hicks in Guestbook

    I am so excited to have discovered this site! I am seeking information re John Kennelly ( born 1866, arrived Melbourne Australia late 1880’s, married Mary O’Dea in 1890 and died Melbourne 1923) They had 7 children including Hannah Margaret ( my grandmother) and Patrick Joseph( a towering Labor figure in Australian politics.) I believe my cousin Ron Kennelly and his wife Anne who died a few years ago had frequent contact with the family in Ireland. Ron is quite elderly now and his search for further Family links has been suspended. My name is Margaret Hicks nee Moon. I live in Sydney having left Melbourne many years ago. I anxiously await your reply.

    • Anna Maria Kennelly

      Hi Margaret,
      Anna Maria Kennelly here. Sorry for not replying earlier but I was away at the time. Ron Kennelly is travelling to Ireland this month. I will find out more and let you know. Will you contact me at the above email address and I will let you the details.

  12. Donald Scanlon in Guestbook

    Who might address a letter too, that I might find out more info re my father
    Patrick J scanlon. He left Irelanf in 1920 and we’re told under circumstances were he was wanted by the English for some local issues.
    Any help would be most appreciated.

    Thank you

    • Anna Maria Kennelly

      Hi Donald,
      If you contact me at the above email address I will see if I can get you some information.

      • Donald Scanlon

        Dear Anna Marie
        I’ve quite a bit of info re the family tree, back as far as the marriage of Patrick Scanlon & Catherine Enright from Tarbert. My grand parents are Timothy Scanlon & Margaret Sullivan, there may be some Sullivan’s still living in and around Moyvane.
        My search for info on my father( should have questioned him when he was still alive) didn’t talk much about Ireland. And never had any great desire to go back. He left Ireland in 1920 at the age of 19, he was preceeded by his brother Michael age 26 the same year. I know the family was poor and it just seems strange that there was enough money for both boys to leave the same year. My Dad did go back in 1928 to see his father & mother. Then there is the matter of him having a pistol and a off hand remark that it was used to scare men to join the labor movement. I realize I’m not giving you much info, but anything you can find out would be much appreciated.

        Thank you

        • Donald P. canlon

          AnnaMarie Kennelly
          I haven’t heard from you ref. my request for info on my father.
          The name of the two graveyards closest to Moyvane.
          My Grandmother is buried with her brother (O’Sullivan)
          and Grandfather is buried in another graveyard.

  13. Margaret Hicks in Guestbook

    Oh Anna Maria Kennelly I am so excited to have found your name here!! I am trying to research my Kennelly family. I know my great grand father John Kennelly was born in Moyvane in 1866 and came to Australia in the 1880’s. He married Mary O’Dea in about 1892 and they had a number of children including my grandmother, Hannah Margaret. A few years ago, on the death of Ann Kennelly ( wife of my cousin,Ron) I saw a message from family in Ireland.I wonder if that was from your family? I’ve had no contact with Ron for some years and think he must be now quite elderly and frail by now. I live in Sydney while most of the family still live in Melbourne. Can’t wait to hear from you. Regards Margaret

  14. Jer in Guestbook

    Making a list of locals who served in army at home or abroad, Nurses and Red Cross volunteer names welcome
    please contact me, Jer

    • jim lynch gortdromagowna

      jer good evening how are you? i served in the united states army medical corp from december 1963 to december 1965 and four years in the reserves honorably discharged december 1969. i was stationed in new jersey ,texas and germany
      hope this helps chat later

  15. Michael Galvin in Guestbook

    I look forward to read the Knockanure notes,and the moyvane notes.
    My relatives were from murhur moyvane, my dad was jeremiah Galvin. Clounmacon. and bedford, Listowel. He was well known throughout the area as a farm contractor and travelled all over north kerry with his threshing machine. Also a successful greyhound breeder and owner. Dad played football for Listowel and Clounmacon in his younger days.

    The family emigrated to the USA in 1963. We all made a good living. retired us navy. army. ret contractors. ret jacksonville electric co, NYPD,, RET Health dept,, ret ,movements of oil ships and cargo.

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