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  1. Mary Twohig in Guestbook

    Anyone looking for their ancestors should google” Helen’sFamily Tree “

  2. cathy lindsay in Guestbook


    I am trying to trace my Irish ancestors and believe Johanna married a Michael Lane (from Abbeyfeale). Michael died in 2007 and I haven’t been able to trace Johanna’s death yet.
    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

  3. Nuala Brangan in Guestbook


    I am hoping somebody can help me, i am looking to get in touch with an old friend of mine, his name is Damien O Connor. He grew up there, his parents used to own the Centra.

    • Louise Keane

      As far as i know Damien is married and living in Limerick

      • NUALA

        Thanks Louise. You don’t by any chance have an email for him? Or could you pass on mine.

        • Louise Keane

          Sorry i don’t have his email but if you give me yours i could try and get it to him for you.

          • NUALA

            That would be great thanks Louise. It’s: [email protected]

  4. Lisa Craig in Guestbook

    I am planning to visit Ireland in a few months and would love to visit the area my great …grandfathers and mothers home town back in 1800’s His namre was Michael Shea and he married Hanora Windle in 1877, I’m pretty sure his dads name was Michael as well but thats all I know. Michael I think was from Glenalappa and Hanora aughrim. I was told Michaels Fathers Parish was from Moyvane. would love to know a little more information. Much appreciated Lisa Craig from New Zealand.

  5. Hud Cofb in Guestbook

    My grandfather, Jim Kennelly left Moyvane for America August 25, 1909. His brother Tim and Mary Jane Hanrahan were married in November 1909. Tim and Mary Jane farmed the land Tim inherited from his father Daniel. They had 15 children bet. 1910 and 1926, including Michael in 1914 who came to live with my grandfather and his family in New York in 1929. Michael eventually became a Jesuit priest and and president of Loyola University.

    I imagine some of his brothers and sisters decedents may still live in or near Moyvane. Just curious if any of you out there had a grandfather or great grandfather Tim Kennelly, a farmer (he died in 1955, Mary Jane in 1970)? their children included: Fr. Michael Kennelly SJ, Danny Kennelly, (1910-2005) John Joe Kennelly ( a champion Irish Step dancer) Jimmy Kennelly (1913-2005) Elizabeth Kennelly Kelly. Tim Kennelly, Mary (Mai) Kennelly Conlon. These all might have been grandparents to adult villagers today. I’ve traced our family in Moyvane back to Daniel Kennelly’s marriage in 1876 to Kate Thornton in the Kilbaha Moyvane church. Daniel’s father John Kennelly owned a farm that the Kennelly’s supposedly farmed for more two centuries from the 1700’s to 1900’s.

    If anyone out there has a family connection to any of these folks above. I’d love to hear about it. Much thanks. PS: You have some great athletes in this village!

  6. Sally Mills in Guestbook

    Can anyone help me get in touch with Myles Quinn of Moyvane? I was in contact with him several years ago regarding our shared family history. When my computer crashed, I lost his contact information, and would like to contact him to find his sister who was working on a family history, if I am not mistaken. The Quinns I am looking for were all born in Leitrim Middle and descend from John Quinn and Mary Hanrahan. Thanks so much for any help you might offer!

    • Myles Quinn

      Hi Sally. Good to hear from you again. Hope all is well. Regards

      • Sallie Mills

        Hi again Myles! So glad you saw my message. Would it be possible to put me in contact with your sister who you had said works on the Quinn family history? You had sent me a few pages of a book that had been published on John Quinn/Mary Moore’s descendants, and I am wondering if I might get a copy or possibly even a pdf if it is no longer available. You sent me pages 33, 41, 49, 50 and 54, and I would LOVE to see more.
        I also have a pdf copy of “The Jolly Irishman,” which was written by Michael Moore, a nephew of John and Mary(Moore)’s who came to the states and wrote his memoir about growing up in Moyvane and his life in the states after emigrating. I have put together what I can of his family tree from the book — I believe his mother was an Enright. I would be happy to share it with whomever might be interested.
        I have a few questions and would love to get in touch with someone who might have answers. I did recently find the baptismal records that have finally been posted online of all of the children of John and Mary Quinn, including my Maggie! It looks like she was the oldest, followed by Jamie, who was killed in the US Civil War running the blockade. You might remember that is how we finally were able to connect the two families, since I think you and your family did not know of Maggie. We have a large family here in the US that descended from her through her marriage to Thomas Quirk. We have family spread through Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Colorado, Ohio and North Carolina.
        Also might you email me privately so I don’t bog down this board and drive everyone mad?

        Thanks so much! Good to “see” you again!
        [email protected]

  7. Mulvihill-Meade in Guestbook

    Hi, wondering if anyone from the area. I have finally pin pointed my ancestors to ‘ Bridge-Moyvane, some of my ancestors left there mid 1800s to work in Belfast. I am hoping I still have some relations around Moyvane, my great great grandfather was Henry Mulvihill married to Mary Meade ( about 1820s/1830s. Kind regards, Trina Mulvihill Flaherty, Wicklow.

    • Jer

      Mulvihill Meade cousins still live in the area.

      • Mulvihill-Meade

        Brilliant, thank you there anyway I could contact them to chat about the family history, maybe phone, email or facebook ?

  8. Colleen Finnegan in Guestbook

    sorry Michael Finucane was born in 1864.

  9. Colleen Finnegan in Guestbook

    Hello, I just came upon your site after much research from (I’m new to the site). I plan to visit Listowel in the near future, where my roots are but my father’s family roots go back to Newtownsandes, House 11 Lisaniska with a family named Michael Finucane, born in 1964 (changed to Finnegan when his son James reached America in 1907). Michael Finucane lived there with his wife Mary, son James, granddaughter Margaret and grandson William in 1901. Any info would be much appreciated. Thank you so much and what a beautiful little town!

    • Jer

      Two different Finucane Families lived side by side there, one from Lisselton the other may be from Tarbert.

      • Colleen Finnegan

        Thank you Jer, I believe it may be the family from Lisselton.

  10. Brigid McGrath in Guestbook

    Martin McGrath – 1946 – 2014
    A sad to post to let people know that my Dad, Martin McGrath (known as Matt/or Mattie) recently died in Herefordshire, England. He grew up in Moyvane, living with his grandmother Bridget Kennelly in Gurtdromosillihy. A keen musician, he was proud of his roots back in Ireland, and the musical traditions which stayed with him all his life. His funeral will be tomorrow, and his daughters and grandchildren will be playing and singing for him. I have posted a picture of my Dad playing his fiddle on the Moyvane facebook page. With kind regards to all in Moyvane, Brigid McGrath.

  11. patricia o'grady meyer in Guestbook

    i have a cousin and aunt visiting relatives in sligo at the end of the month. my cousin is interested in swinging past moyvane, as that is where our grandparents were from. my grandfather, daniel o’grady was friends with jack ahearn and con brosnan and was part of the flying column. he can be seen in the back row of that picture on con’s page here. my grandmother, marianne kearney came from a family of fifteen. her mother’s maiden name was mcelligott. i believe there were forges on both sides at different times. she worked as a dairymaid at the creamery circa 1920. they both emigrated to the bronx where they married. are there any relations that would like to be chatted up on their way through? is it possible for them to look in on the creamery? thanks.

    • Anna Maria Kennelly

      Know exactly who you are on about. Danny and Tom always visited my mother when they came to Ireland. If you check on page 3 of Moyvane Memories in the Gallery you will find two pictures of Tom with Paddy Horan, husband of Mary. Patsy Horan lives just outside the village and Bill Horan’s wife and two sons also live there and I’m sure they will have no problem visiting the creamery.

      • patricia o'grady meyer

        thanks so much for the info, anna! i’m friends with patsy on fb but i don’t think he looks there often. i will pass along the info to the relatives. thanks again!

  12. Julie Rizzello in Guestbook

    I will be in Kerry, July 20-23, 2014. My ggrandparents, Timothy McEvoy and Catherine Walsh were married in Moyvane 20 Feb. 1840. They emmigrated to the US, settling in Milford, Massachusetts. Also Tadgh McEvoy was Baptized in Moyvane on 19 Aug. 1849.
    Does anyone know if the church where these events took place is still standing? Is there a cemetery that may have McEvoy’s or Walsh’s buried there?

    • Anna Maria Kennelly

      Saw your post Julie and I had a look to see what I could find. The church no longer exists. It was replaced in 1956 by a new church and the priest’s house is on the site of the old church. There are two graveyards in the parish, Murhur and Ahavoher. If you check out this site, you will find a list of burials. In Ahavoher I found Mary McEvoy of Inch who died January 01, 1990, a married lady, aged 92 and Denis McEvoy of Inch West who died on November 11, 1992. He was 70 and single. The address you had for Timothy was Poul and Inch is in the same area, just west of Poul. You do know that Tadgh is the Irish for Timothy? There are McEvoy’s in Upper Aughrim, Moyvane and Murhur is their burial ground. Funny enough in that family John McEvoy married Catherine Walsh of Barragougeen but that would be in the 1900’s. Hope this has been of some help to you. AMK

    • caroline lawlor

      Hi Julie,
      My gg grandfather was Patrick Walsh b 1808 bro of your Catherine McEvoy. I am down from his son Michael Henry Walsh b 1854 Alderney Channel islands. Michael emigrated to Australia in 1870s. His older bro, William, emigrated to Texas USA c 1860s. I would love to make contact with you with a view to sharing information.
      Kind regards, Caroline

      • Robert Patrick Walsh Fister

        Hello, My G G Grandfather was John Walsh born abt 1806 in NewtownSandes , his son my G Grandfather Patrick Walsh born abt 1830. Do you know the names of your Patrick’s parents? I could not find a Patrick born in 1808. I do believe that John’s parents were Patrick Walsh and Catherine Kennelly, my John and his son Patrick came to the states abt 1850 to Carlisle, Nicholas Co Ky. I am also seeing a Patrick Walsh born to Patrick and Catherine 9 Apr 1815. Any info you have that might be interesting to me I would love to hear.
        Thank you, R.P.W. Fister

  13. Julie Hagerty in Guestbook

    I will be in town July 18th as I am on a quest to locate information about the connection between the O’Connor family and the Hagerty family. My nephew, Michael Hagerty, would like me to find Gerard ( Jerdy) O Connor from Lisselton, County Kerry, son of Thomas and Bridget O’ Connor, to find out more about the family link. Apparently John Hagerty 1864 – 1914 married Margaret Holly 1865 – 1937 in Ballydonohue parish. They had a son, Thomas, born in Chicago in 1889. He married Loretta Monahan and they had a son, William – my husband. I would love to meet Gerard, if he is willing. I think he did meet Michael in the Winter a couple of years ago at the church, but they didn’t have time to talk. If you know Jerdy, would you please let him know that I will be in town July 18th with my fingers crossed in the hopes of helping Michael complete his family tree. Thank you so much, Julie Hagerty email [email protected]

  14. tara lynch in Guestbook

    i like moyvane co op i always have

  15. conor kinsella in Guestbook

    Hi my name is Conor Kinsella. I am looking for relatives of my grandfather whose name was John O’Connor from Glenalappa, Moyvane. He married Ellen Reidy from Ballyheigue. I am also related to Jack Buckley – deceased. Jack was from Oughram/Glenalappa, Moyvane. Jack died in a nursing home in Listowel. Any help in finding my relations would be very much appreciated. You can contact me by email on: [email protected]. Thank you.

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