Send your "publishable" notices and messages and we will post them here.





“Hello to All in Kildysart”,
My name is Chris Murtagh - I live in London – England - I am the Son of James and Mary Murtagh [nee McCarthy from Buncragga] - My Grandfather was Thomas Murtagh – Grandmother was Delia Murtagh - My Family of Murtaghs were living in Crovraghan / `The Terrace` during the period from about the 1920`s to the 1970`s [?].
My Father James and My Mother came to England / London in the 1950`s and lived there all of the rest of their lives - I am the only Child / Son.
I am sure that there would be some distant relations of the Murtagh`s still living around the Kildysart area - although most if not all of My Fathers friends would have passed away by now - as have both My Father and Mother.
I wish that I could come over and visit Kildysart - My Grandparents are buried in the Cemetery there - but I have reasons why I cannot take an Aircraft / cannot travel that distance by Ferry and Car etc
Regards to All,
Chris Murtagh



We are planning a visit to Ireland particularly Kildysart, next April (2013), we have discovered Pat’s Great Grandfather Patrick Kelly (born in 1844) came to Australia around 1863. Patrick’s father was John Kelly, a farmer? Married to Mary Doherty (taken from Patrick’s marriage details, Maitland parish Church NSW Australia)

John Kelly died 29th December 1864 aged 58 in Kildysart, born about 1806? John and Mary had three children that we are aware of, Patrick, a brother John and a sister Bridget May, taken from old letters. We would love to find out if there were more children and what happened to them & their descendants, also who were John & Mary’s parents.

We believe, from a cousin who visited Kildysart, about 12 years ago, there were some of John & Mary’s descendants still living on a farm in Kildysart I believe it was a Michael Kelly and he lived not far out of town.

If anyone can give us any more information we would appreciate it. We are trying to compile all we can before we travel to Ireland We would also like to contact any other descendents of John & Mary Kelly. Please Email us

Sonya & Pat Kelly




I am hoping to make a family connection – I recently found that my great-great grandparents SIMON McCARTHY (1902) and MARY KEANE McCARTHY (1905) are buried at the Kildysart Cemetery. Buried there also are their sons, Michael McCarthy (1953) and Thomas (1941).


They had 9 children (Catherine, Margaret, Dellia, Mary, Ellen, Sarah, Patrick, Michael and Thomas). Several of the children settled in Massachusetts, USA.


I descend through their daughter, Catherine who married William McGrath and lived in Fitchburg, MA.

I am hoping and very excited that some descendants of Simon and Mary McCarthy might still reside in the Kildysart area or someone might be able to provide some further information about this family (or other USA descendants). I am interested in any records of marriage or baptisms, stories, or any history at all). I appreciate any help with my research and I want to say thank you in advance for your time and effort. I can be reached at


Donna Woods Orazio

Connecticut, USA



Bridget Anne Hurst R.I.P

1919 -2012

Bride was a daughter of Thomas and Eily Casey of Kerry Road, Kildysart and later Lacknashanagh. She was educated at Labasheeda, where she lived with her grandmother, Bridget Corry. Bride was married to Stan Hurst and settled in Birmingham, they had a son, David, who died last year. Bride died September 1st and has been laid to rest in Solihull.

Patricia Tams R.I.P.

Patricia was also a daughter of Thomas and Eily Casey of Lacknashanagh. Pattie married Laurie Tams in Birmingham, they had three children, Eileen, David and Pauline. David was ordained to the Priesthood 4th July 1987. Laurie died 23rd April 1998. Pattie died 22nd February 2010. They are both buried at Witton cemetery, Birmingham.

May they rest in peace.




Hello to you,

I am trying to find out any information on:

Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958

about Bridget Cuggeran Name: Bridget Cuggeran

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814

Date of Registration: 1877

Death Age: 63

Registration district: Killadysert

Death Country: Ireland

Volume: 9

Page: 234

FHL Film Number: 101588

Particularly looking for her maiden name. I believe she may have been married to John Cuggeran who was transported to Moreton Bay in 1834.



Trevor Francis



Hi there,


I was in the Local Studies Centre in Ennis recently looking for a baptism record for my Great, Grandmother who I thought was from paradise (Ballynacally) but who I found in the church records for Kildysart as being born in Kildysart Workhouse. Her name was Anne Troy (born 26 December 1878) and her parents were Patrick Troy and Mary Donoghue. She had older sisters Agnes, born in 1875 and Mary born in 1877 (both in Kildysart Workhouse). There were 2 other siblings but the records only go up to 1880 and they were born in 1881 and 1882. I don’t know whether the family lived there because they were destitute or because the father worked there but I was wondering where people who died in the workhouse might be buried? I believe all records from the workhouse were destroyed during the Civil War. Any help or any information on the workhouse would be much appreciated!

Thanks so much,



Houlahan – Martin, Mary, Thomas, John and Michael

Hello Friends in and of Kildysart.

We are part of the Houlahan family of Bendigo, Australia where our ancestors from Ireland emigrated. We are now looking to discover their Irish origins and we believe that they came from Crag, Parish of Kildysart and Cranny.

Is there any way we can check on their baptisms or their parents’ deaths? The above children were born to Thomas Houlahan and Mary McMahon about the following dates:

Martin 1834, Mary 1838, Thomas 1840, John 1843 and Michael 1844. As far as we know Martin, Mary and Thomas remained in Ireland so is there any record of their marriages and deaths?

We’d also like to know the parents deaths and places of burial in Ireland.

Any information please send to Mark Houlahan

Jenny Reid-Houlahan



I believe that my grandfather, Patrick Considine, was born in Kildysart or Coolmeen in 1870.
His parents were Laurence Considine and Johana (Sullivan) Considine. There were a number of brothers, Lawrence, James, Joseph and perhaps Michael.

Can you advise if local birth records confirm this. And if so, could you also advise if any burial information/location for my great grandparents, Laurence and Johana Considine is available.
Also believe my great grandfather, Laurence, may have been born circa 1840

Thank you in advance,

Arthur Considine
Dallas Texas

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Hello. My mother was Margaret Mary (Baby) Kenny whose father owned a pub/store in Kildysart (The American Bar), later Greene`s.. His name was Thady (Timothy) Kenny. I am trying to do learn more of the family history. Are there any Kennys, Honans , Maloneys or Reidys (names of parents, grangparents etc. mentioned by my mother) who have done some geneology on the Kenneys? I would appreciate hearing from them. Regards, Michael Miniter, Moline, IL, USA at

Hi does anyone know the dundons ? My great grandmother Delia came to n.y. In 1903.I'd love to find out more.please send to
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My name is Barbara Stevens from Brisbane Australia and I am enquiring as to whether you have a local genealogy group who investigate family histories for your area. My great grandfather Martin White lists his birthplace as "Killadyset" on his marriage certificate and I am very curious as I know little about this side of my family, my father's. His brother was William White, born on 06/04/1867 in Clare Ireland.
I did visit your town in 2007, however as it was a Sunday I was unable to find out any information.

ny advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated,
Best wishes for the New Year, Barb Stevens.



Nora Honan was my great grandfather's sister.  She and Patrick Kirrane had two children by the 1911 census, Martin and James.  I suspect that they also had a Patrick and a John (?Jack).  Can anyone confirm this?  Does anyone know if they had any more children?  I would really appreciate your help.

With thanks

Aideen Leo (Australia)



Lisa Clancy – In reply to your posting on the Kildysart Notice Board.


Hi Lisa 

My name is Cecilia Thornton (maiden name Clancy) from Australia.   

Vincent Clancy was my birth Father, he also had two other children from his previous marriage:- 

Eileen Frances Clancy born 30 May 1948 & Vincent Edward Clancy born 10 July 1950.

(have been unsuccessful locating them) 

Patrick Clancy of Lisnafaha and Anne Clancy (formely Sheedy) are stated as his parents on birth certificate. 

Birth date 8 March 1921. 

Vincent Clancy married my mother in 1970 and I was born in 1971.   He passed away in 1979. 

Cecilia Thornton (nee Clancy) 

Any information on the above would be appreciated.



Hello from Maleny in Australia.  I'm another of the Diaspora seeking ancestral links back home.   I'm wondering if you could put me into contact with somebody locally who could help.  Kate Crowe (Sr Mary Angela) came out from Kildysart in 1894 and entered the Presentation order in NSW.   Her parents were John Crowe (born 1826) and Catherine McNamara (born 1831).  More recent possible relatives from Kildysart as reported in The Clare Champion are -- Miss Mary Crowe who married in 1935, Anne Crowe who died in 1955 (could have been Kate's sister though she would have been 89 years of age), and Kitty Crowe who died in 1982.  I checked the telephone directory to see if there are any Crowes still living in Kildysart but the telephone company doesn't seem to know the place exists.  How could they make such an oversight?!  Or maybe I didn't look up the right place name.  With best wishes, Philip Crowe.

Daniel O'Grady Esq, JP Magistrate, Shore Park Kildysart  


We, an O'Grady family in New Zealand would be extremely grateful for any information about the above Daniel O'Grady who married Bridget O'Loughlin about 1837. They produced a Thomas O'Grady who joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1856 and immigrated to New Zealand in1861 and became one of our first policemen. I'm afraid this is all we know of our Irish O'Grady ancestors. If any one can give us a pointer we would really appreciate it.

Many thanks Ann O'Grady.


Hello to all in kildysart,

In attempting to trace the origins of my family and my search has 
bought me to Kildysart. I understand that the town and surrounds has 
been home to a number of Considines' over the centuries. My Father 
and Grandfather and brother and back (I am told) perhaps at least six 
generations are all John William Considine. I am wondering if anyone 
may know of a family or families in the area with this name. At some 
stage someone with this name emigrated to Australia and I am looking 
for 'him'. There is a very good possibility he comes from the 
Kildysart area.

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Kindest Regards

Savannah Dawn Considine



I wondered if there are any descendents of Patrick and Susan O'Driscoll remaining in the Kildysart area. Susan's maiden name was Price. My great grandmother was Bridget O'Driscoll.
Rosalind Tomlinson



Hello, Kildysart,

I have changed my email address. Please contact me at with information to share or exchange with me about Foleys of Erribul or Cuggerans from Cloonsnaughta or Booltydoolan.I have posted in the past looking for new (to me) relatives from these families, and I've made contact with a few, including Tim Foley in Clonola. My main focus right now is to correlate all the Cuggerans I've found living today with the ones I've discovered in the records. If you can help me with that, please email me!

All the best from Southwestern Indiana, USA
Jeanne Foley Dwyer


By way of introduction, I am Daniel Grady, I live in San Diego, California and would like to know if, in your birth records (1829-1866), you have registered the birth of the following three children of the Timothy (Thady) Kelly's family who lived on Low Island during the years 1800 to 1865? 

By finding the three birth records, we hope to identify that all three children had a common mother -- Margaret Carmody and that Thady Kelly is the father of William Kelly

The three children are: 1. William Kelly b. abt. 1828 +/- a couple of years.

                                  2. Bridget Kelly b. abt. 1839

                                  3. John Kelly    b. abt. 1840

William Kelly left Ireland in 1850 and married Mary Ann Murphy in Ontario Canada on Nov 2, 1853 (age 25)and his Canadian marriage certificate names his parents as Thady Kelly and Margaret Carmody.

Bridget Kelly was married at the Kiladysart Chapel on 30 March, 1864 (age 25) to Martin Honan and her father was listed as Timothy Kelly of Low Island.

John Kelly was married at the Kiladysart Chapel on 9 Feb., 1864 (age 24) to Honoria Touhy and his  father was listed as Thady Kelly of Low Island.

Again, we're hoping for two solutions: 1. Thady Kelly of Low Island is William's father and
2. That all three children have a common mother - Margaret Carmody.

We would appreciate any help or suggestions you may have to solve this problem.


Dan Grady




I am researching the Frawley side of the family going back to Thomas Frawley and Catherine Heney in early 1800’s who then went To Australia.  They might have come from Ennis, Clare County.  I believe my grandfather Richard Edward Frawley was the first cousin Of William Frawley.

Patti Baker.




I am looking for anybody who would information on a Susan Malone of Shanneka More. Susan married a John Roche in 1920 in the church at Ballynacally. They then moved to Dublin and had at least two children Maureen and Desmond. Susan died in 1966, her husband John in 1980 and Maureen in 1959. This is for genealogical purposes only.
Thank You,
Joe Hannon
111 Elm St.
Cranford, NJ




Can anybody relate to any of the following people from the Kiladysert district.

John McMahon (Carpenter) C 1770 married to Ellen (surname not Known c 1770) most likely married around 1800.  They may have had two sons. Patrick (also a Carpenter) C 1810 who married Mary Reidy/Reedy (Daughter of Michael and Susan) who with the following children emigrated to Jersey City, New Jersey, USA about 1867.  All the children were born in the Kiladysert area . Michael (Carpenter) b Circa 1845. Ann b C 1849, Patrick (Carpenter) c 1850, Thomas (Carpenter) c 1851, John c 1853, Eleanor c 1854, Mary c1856, Bernard c1858 and George c1860.   This couple also had a daughter Susan C1842 who went to Australia in 1862 and married Thomas McCormack.
The second son Michael (also a Carpenter)C 1812 married Bridget O'Loughlin They had the following children and went to Ipswich , Queensland, Australiain 1855.    Maria (Mary) b c1840, Ellen c 1843, Bridget c 1844, Hannah c 1847, John c 1851, Michael (Carpenter) 1854,  They also had two children born in Australia Elizabeth 1856, Lucy 1858.
It appears that all the male members were all Carpenters following in a family tradition.  
Any help that anyone can give me on this family would be much appreciated.
Kindest regards
John Miller



I am hoping some one could help me. I am researching my family tree. my father was John Albert Hurley, his father Thomas Joseph born Kildysart about 1855. he says his father was Denis and his mother was marry McGrath, but no proof of this. two brothers were supposed to marry two sisters. my supposition is john Hurley and Denis Hurley married Catherine and Mary McGrath. I believe the McGrath's came from Listowel in co Kerry. any help would be great. cheers from Josie



We would appreciate any information or leads you may have on the Casey family and their family history. We found John and George Casey (ages 30, 31) on the Ellis Island Baltic ship manifest of September 15th, 1911. This may be my grandfather...My dad's name was James Oral Casey in Missouri (United States)...

Thank you,
Olga (Casey) Griggs
Just a note....Use this email address for the information leading to the geneology of the John Casey family to

I am Olga Casey's daughter (Linda) and I am helping my mother to find her family history.
Thank you




I was so very happy to find your website while researching information on Kildysart.
Even though I realise that this is a community website and not a family history site, I thought that I would make contact in the hope that you may be able to help.  
My great, great grandfather, Thomas Clancy was from Kildysart. He arrived in Australia in 1855. His father's name was Bartholomew Clancy and his mother's name was Margaret, her maiden name was Prendergast.  
I know that this is a long shot but was I wondering if you know of anyone who might be able to provide me with any information regarding Thomas' family in Kildysart.  
With thanks, 
Chris Fitzpatrick.


I am trying to trace my Reidy ancestors. Margaret Reidy was born in about 1848. Her father was Michael Reidy and her mother was Margaret (Sullivan??). Information at her death said she was a native of Kildysart. Margaret Reidy married James John Martin Hinch at St Mary’s, Limerick on the 29 June 1869. They migrated to Brisbane, Australia in the same year. I believe her father was a farmer and that a descendant Martin Reidy farms the same land. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Carol Browne



Hello to all from Texas USA.  Richard Nash here, Great Grandson of John and Honora (Shine)  Nash.  I have a new e-mail address.



G’day, my name is mark Kelly and I live in Australia in the state of Queensland in a town called Dalby .I am looking for Low Island I can’t find it on any map but I think it may be close to Kildysart. If any one could give me some information about it I would greatly appreciate it. My great great grandmother is buried in Chinchilla about an hour away from Dalby. Margaret Kelly Born 1838 I think and passed away 1912. On her tombstone it says she was a native of Low Island County Clare. Her husbands name was John. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Love the Website!
Regards, mark
Mark Kelly



Richard C. Nash in Connecticut USA.  Please respond to Carla Brown regarding our family.  From Richard J. Nash


We are trying to trace my grandfather's family. His name was John Walsh born in Kildysart Ireland 4/10/1890. Father was Richard P. Walsh mother was Bridget (McMahon) Walsh. Looks like he emmigrated to the united States in 1906.

Any help would be very appreciated

Michael  Barrett




We are trying to trace my great-great grandmother's family.  She was Mary [Haley/Healy] Shannon, wife of Tomas from Daughnieve.  Sponsored by the Earl of Egremont, the family emmigrated to Canada in 1839, then on to the States.  She was born in 1800 in Co. Clare, daughter of Peter and Mary [MacNamara] Healy/Haley.  Searching the Tithe Applotment Books for Clare, the ONLY Peter Healy listed in 1824 was living in Cooga East.  We believe this must be her father. 

   We also need information about my great grandmother Bridget [Sheehan/Sheahan] Shannon.  She was born in 1848 in Co.Clare, daughter of John and Mary [O'Conners/ O'Connor] Sheahan.  This family emmigrated to the States before 1855.  Based on Tithe applotment Books and Griffith's Survey, there are a couple places where her family may have lived. Mary was daughter of Charles and Mary [Donnelly] O'Connor from either Dromonduff, Kildysart or Rosconnell, Kilnamona.  John was son of Tomas and Mary [Morgan] Sheahan from either Ballylean, Kildysart or Ennis.

    We would appreciate any information your readers may have about any of these families.  


Thanks, Pete Shannon


Hello - I'd love to hear from anyone who knows about the Power family of Kildysart.   This is going way back. I'm a descendant of Michael Power from Kildysart.  He was born in 1812 and came to Michigan in the 1830's.  He cleared land and built up an 80 acre farm in Dearborn.  He married (in the US) Winifred Kelly from Cloontuskert, Roscommon.  According to the census, they were both Irish speaking.  By 1860 one out of every six people in the Detroit area were born in Ireland.  There was also a James Power from Kildysart ( we believe he was a brother) born in 1822.  He married a Brigid from Ireland.  Any scraps of info would be welcome. Thanks!  My e-mail is   My best to all in Kildysart-   Brian



This notice is for Richard John Nash,

I have tried to reach you through your company in Ca. and via the last email you posted. My great grand parents were also Honora Shine and John Nash. My grandmother was Margaret Nash born in 1872. I would like any information on any of her brothers and sisters. She told me that there were ten. I would like to get in touch with you and find out any common history         
Carla Brown 
Charlottesville, Va. , TEL: 434 296 1028 Home, 434 975 3676 Work



A message for Richard John Nash, Great Grandson of John Nash and Honora Shine.

I am a Great Granddaughter of the same two people. My name is Carla Brown and my grandmother who was your grandfather's sister. Her name was Margaret Nash Murkette. She was baptized at St. Michael's ,Kildysart in 1872.
I have sent an email to the new address you have listed on the Kildysart notice board and have not heard back. I would like to find out  more information on mutual relatives.  Email address



Looking for ANY information on my great grandparents, whom were .......MARGARET O'CALLAGHAN  (Cork)

she was born about 1856 & DANIEL CONNOLLY (Galway) born 1858
They married about 1882, lived in New Zealand from at least 1882 ish to 1930 (when Daniel passed away) in N Z 
They had seven children (all born in NZ) whom have all passed away 
Would appreciate hearing from anyone whom can help me in my search
Thanks in advance 



I would be interested to hear from anyone with news regarding family of Mary SLATTERY.
Born Kildysart. Born abt 1863-1873. Married Thomas MELLON in Gympie, Queensland, Australia 27Jan1889. Mary and Thomas had 9 children between 1889-1907 (7 surviving). One child named "Johanna". I hope the spelling of Johanna's name may be a family tradition that would help identify.
Mary was my great grandmother.
Kind regards
Kerrie Shakells


Looking for information on the extended Lynch family that were farming in the townlands of Crossderra and Carhuena c1820. My 3 times grt grandfather Michael Lynch farmed in Crossderra (he married Bridget Connell) along with his brothers James and Thomas. Michaels other brothers William and Patrick farmed at Carhuena. My 2 times grt grandfather, John Lynch (son of Michael & Bridget) emigrated to Australia in 1841. Am curious as to whether Lynchs are still in the district.

Regards, Peter Swainger



I am trying to trace my Reidy ancestors. Margaret Reidy was born in about 1848. Her father was Michael Reidy and her mother was Margaret (Sullivan??). Information at her death said she was a native of Kildysart. Margaret Reidy married James John Martin Hinch at St Mary’s, Limerick on the 29 June 1869. They migrated to Brisbane, Australia in the same year. I believe her father was a farmer and that a descendant Martin Reidy farms the same land. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Carol Browne



I am trying to make a connection between a Susan Connolly who married a Michael Malone in 1908 and any Connolly's who may still be around.  After the marriage the couple lived in Shannaka More. The marriage took place in Ballycorick. Susan's father was named John. At that time he lived in Ballynacaly. The 1901 census shows Susan living with her sister Katie  in Knockalehid and working for an O Grady family. At that time there is a John Connolly and family living in Lavally North.  
Thank You
Joe Hannon
111 Elm Street
Cranford,No 07016



Once again we had an absolutely lovely time in and around Lisnafaha and Kildysart.  Even though the weather would not fully cooperate, nothing seemed to mar our good time.  We visited many old family and friends, and had a wonderful time reminiscing about times past.  Hopefully we will be able to visit again next year.  Until then, we wish all of you a wonderful holiday and an even happier, healthier New Year.

Thanks so much for including us in the many activities enjoyed by the seniors group.
Alphy and Marge Sheedy



Richard John Nash (Texas, USA) Grandson of Carroll Nash (Naish) (born 8 MAY 1883) Great-Grandson of John Nash (Naish) and Honora Shine of Lackannashinnagh, Kildysart.  I have changed servers.  New address .



In the 1901 census for Cloonsnaughta, there is a family named Corcoran enumerated immediately before the Cuggeran family. Does anyone know of this Corcoran family who can say for certain that the Corcorans were not the same family as the Cuggerans? I cannot locate the precise name Corcoran at Cloonsnaghta before or after 1901 on the Clare library website, and that makes me wonder if there was a misspelling, intentional or accidental, of the surname Cuggeran, perhaps to differentiate one line from another?

Thank you,
Jeanne Dwyer


If anyone who reads this can tell me how I can make contact again with Fiona Galvin of Berkshire, UK, I would appreciate it so much. Fiona first contacted me after seeing a post I made here regarding my connection to the Cuggerans of Cloonsnaughta. After several emails back and forth with Fiona, she and I determined that we were certainly related through the Cloonsnaughta Cuggerans, as my great-great-grandmother was Johanna Cuggeran who married Henry Foley (of Erribul).

Fiona has cousins in Clare and in the US, and about them she said,

"Margaret O’Callaghan was my dad's aunt... as a family we saw them a lot as they lived only about 30 miles from us. I am still in touch with their children who live in different parts of the world. Mary Costelloe was Margaret's sister who lived in the home place in Cloonsnaughta."
This Mary (nee Cuggeran) Costelloe died in 1985 at Cloonsnaughta. Mary's children were Maureen (who lives outside Ennis), John-Joe and Michael. I am pretty certain John-Joe and/or Michael were at Michael and Bernie Foley's wedding in Kildysart in August 2004, and I never knew they were Cuggerans!
Fiona, if you read this, please email me at or ring me up if you can at area code 812 868.1102 in the US. I'd love to hear from you again.




The 1824 Tithe Applotment Book for Kilfiddane shows Denis Shannon (possibly
my g-g-g-grandfather) living in the old townland of 'Daugnive'.  I know that
it was combined with Coolmeen Beg into the present Coolmeen, but can find no
reference to it on Ordinance Survey maps.  Can anyone tell me which part of
Coolmeen it was?  I heard the name during our Kildysart visit in 2003 so
it's still locally known.  I'd appreciate any information.
Thanks,  Pete Shannon

"To affect the quality of the day
That is the highest art. "                       

Mary Shannon
1787 Bathgate Rd
Madison, Ohio  44057



I am looking for any information on the Walsh family from Kildysart. My father is John Joseph born around 1942 to Patrick (or possibly James) and Una Walsh who used to run a farm shop (I think). John's siblings are Patrick James (believed to have lived in Devizes, Wiltshire, England at one time) Flan, Michael and Sinen. I was born in 1970 in Hampshire, England and my brother came along 3 years later. I have little or no memory of my father who may still be in England and was last sighted in the Alton, Hampshire area in about 1981. He met my mother, Eileen, in the Wiltshire area in the late 1960,s. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks

Sharon Thornton (nee Hunt)

Kelly James Anderson
1954 - 2007

To the Kernan's and the McNeil's  -  Kelly Anderson of Red Deer,
Alberta, Canada - Passed away April 12, 2007. 
He may be remembers as  the oldest son of T.J. (Tom) Anderson.
And a grandson of Polly Dundon Anderson - of the Kildysart Dundons. Or
as one old fellow called her "Mrs. McCarthy's Sister".

My name is Danielle Anderson, daughter of George Anderson - Pollys
second son.  Kelly was my first cousin.  I have lost contact with my
Irish cousins and would love to hear from any of them.

I would be grateful for any Birth, Marriage and Death information that may be available on my wife's ancestors.

Michael McMahon, Carpenter, born about 1813.    Michael's wife Bridget O'Loughlin born about 1817.  Bridget's parents were Thomas O'Loughlin and Mary Hannin.  I am guessing that Michael and Bridget were married about 1840 as their known children were Maria C1840, Ellen Catherine C 1843, Bridget C 1844, Hannah C 1847and Michael 1854.  The family arrived and settled in Ipswich Australia in 1855.
Anything at all about this family would be appreciated.
Thank you
John Miller


Hi from Arizona,
I am looking for any information on my ancestry. My Dad says he remembers his aunt - Annie Casey. My great-grandfather, James Casey, immigrated to New York in the early 1900s. If anyone knows anything about Caseys matching this description, please contact me!
Shauna Casey

To all in the Kildysart area, we sincerely wish all of you a very Happy Easter.  Hope you enjoy fine weather.  We have been seeing the news about bad snow storms.  Hopefully they haven't reached Kildysart.
We hope to visit this year, but cannot make plans right now. Something has come up to hinder our travel plans.  In any event, we hope to see you sometime in 2007.
Alphy and Margie Sheedy


I would be interested in hearing from anybody who is related to the Halloran family from Moyfadda. This is for genealogical purposes.
Thank You. 
Joe Hannon



It's Been a long time. I had no idea  you had a message board...

So know that I do I will send My Love and best wishes TO ALL I knew and miss still SO much.
You all have never left my heart..
To my family on the hill I love you Nancy, Willie miss you
Tootie Griffin


I would be grateful if you could announce, (perhaps in the parish newsletter section) the death of my dearest mother, Susan Griffin (nee Cooley) originally from Gurtnacurra.
My mother is survived by her children: Maureen, John, Michael, Patrick and Susan and grand children and great-grand children - too numerous to mention all their names.
Susan (sometimes known as Susie) died in Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Greater London on 5th January 2007 at the grand old age of 88 years,
surrounded by her loved ones.  Her funeral took place at St Monica's Church, Palmers Green, London on Friday 19th January 2007 and among the attendees was Helen Sheehan of Lacknashannagh. If anyone is related to the Cooleys of Gurtnacurra and would like to contact me, I can be reached at:
Many thanks for your time.

Kind regards

And a Very Merry Christmas to Kildysart.  Thanks for making us feel at home
again as you did while we were there.  Never felt like a visitor.  To Carmel
and Michael, to Ann and the Shannon View, to Mary's Bakery and Michael
Michael's, to Mitch at the Corner and Mick & Jim at Bianconi's, to Helen in
Lackannashinagh, to Ellen & family in Cuil Mhin and Pat & family in
Chrainnaigh; Happy Holidays and thanks for welcoming us into every Nook and
  To all who made our stay so memorable;  On Earth Peace, Goodwill towards
From the Yanks in Dorie's Cottage,May 2003; Pete & Mary, Hugh & Michelle,
Vaughn & Mandy.

"To affect the quality of the day
That is the highest art. "                        

Mary Shannon
1787 Bathgate Rd
Madison, Ohio  44057



Hello to all in Kildysart:

We want to send our wishes for  a very happy Christmas, and a healthy and happy New Year.  Time seems to be flying, and I am sorry we didn't contact you sooner.
Alphy and I wish to thank everyone for being so nice to us during our trip last summer.  We especially wish to thank all those who do so much to make the seniors enjoy many happy hours.  The new look in the meeting room is refreshing.  Being made a part of this enjoyable club is very rewarding.
Again, have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
Regards, Alphy and Marge Sheedy



I'm originally from the parish of St Michael's in Kildysart- while I have my baptismal certificate from the parish,I need a replacement for my official birth certificate- can anyone please tell me where I can write to the Vital Statistical Bureau to get this- I'm guessing its somewhere in Ennis. Your help would be greatly appreciated....BEANNACT DIA AGUT.



Hello, I am Karen Connery Higgins living in Swanton, Maryland in the USA. My father's family, the Connerys, hail from Kildysart. The family was home was on Chapel Street. My grandfather, William Joseph,Jr , was born 08-14-1897. He was the son of Wm Joseph, Sr and Margaret Byrom(Byron). My grandfather immigrated to America in 1910, his father came in 1907. My great-grandfather was born 08-22-1878 and was married to Alice Hanlin(Hanlon/Hallinan) great great grandfather was Michael who was born 1828-1830 and was married to Mary Margaret McDonald.
I can not tell you how excited and thankful I would be if anyone would have information about my family.
Our dream is to visit Ireland before we a too old to board an airplane. In the mean time, my husband Mike and continue to be students of everything Irish.....history, food, culture, music, etc.
I look forward to hearing from my new found friends in Kildysart.
Many, many thanks!



Margaretta Casey

1918- 2006

Madge  was married to Pappy Casey, late of Lacknashanagh.  They were together for 59 years until Pappy passed away in May.  Madge missed him very much, she died July 21st 2006 and now they are reunited in Heaven. May they rest in peace.  Please remember them in your prayers.


Patrick Joseph Casey



Pappy Casey was born in Kerry Road, Kildysart.  He was the eldest son of Thomas and Eily.  They later moved to the Bianconi Estate in Lacknashanagh.  Pappy came to Bristol in 1942, he married Madge and had 2 children, Jane and Sean.  He was always very proud of his heritage and regularly visited Kildysart when he was fit and able. His sister in law kept us up to date with happenings at home and then we discovered this wonderful website.  He died peacefully, May 12th 2006.  May he rest in peace.

Sean Casey

In the index to the Clare Champion page on this web site, they list the different notices as marriages, deaths etc. They also list VOS. Could somebody tell me what VOS means.
Thank You
Joe Hannon


What a find.  Thank you for hosting this site.

I am helping a friend find his grandmother who died young in Buffalo, NY

Bridget McMahon married Daniel J. Melican about 1887 in Buffalo NY.   From the NY state census and her death certificate she was born @ 1866/1867 in Ireland.

            They has the following children all baptized in ST. Brigid’s Parrish, Buffalo

                        Margaret Irene               b. 20 Aug 1888

                        Daniel Raymond            b. 27 may 1890

                        Leo Albert                     b. 1 Aug 1891

                        Marcella Olivia               b. 30 Jul 1893

                         Bridget died 10 Jan 1896, Buffalo, NY

 We have searched St. Brigid’s, St. Joseph’s, St Patrick’s records in Buffalo NY for a marriage between these two and found nothing. 

We do have reason to believe she may be connected to the following family whose children seem to have immigrated 1 or 2 at a time.

            John McMahon and Anna McMahon

                        Patrick J.          b. @1870          m.1895 Bridget Meehan               d. 1934

                        Delia                 b.@ 1872          m. 1900 Patrick Ayers                  d. 1946

                        Mary                 b @ 1874          m. 1896 John Ayers                   d. 1947

                        Katherine          b @ 1881          m.  1914 Michael Green            

                        Ann                  b @ 1884          m   1909 Daniel Loughnane

                        There were two known brothers Michael and John

 Thanks for any help with these families                                                


I would like to mention a great site I found which is all about the McCarthy Clan and has tons of stuff on it for those with McCarthy Links, its free to join and the Managers will search for your ancestors for you for FREE!

Check it out    McCarthy Clan 

I am looking for any information on my Grandmother, Nancy Clancy.  She was the daughter of Patrick & Mary Clancy.  She was born around 1920 in Kildysart, she had several Brothers & Sisters.  I only know of 2 names, (Tess) who emigrated to New York, USA & (Mick).  My grandmother emigrated to New York at the age of 16 & then moved to Gabarus, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Canada.  I would like to hear from anyone who I  may be related to. 

Charlie Hardy 

Hello from Chicago, USA!

I am desperately looking for any information about the Kelly’s (John), Beatty’s (Elizabeth), or Browns (John) prior to 1850. They immigrated to Toronto Canada late 1840’s to early 1850’s. According to the Tithe records they all possibly shared some land together. ANY information or communications regarding these family’s would be greatly appreciated.  

Thank you,
John Kelly


I am trying to locate any information on my Grandmother's sister Johanna Clancy.   In the 1901 census there is a Johanna married to John Clancy in Glenconnane (where my Grandmother, Anna Clancy, was born).  I may be grasping at straws but is it possible that Johanna Clancy married a Clancy?  I imagine all of the marriages are recorded chronologically and I have no idea of the date.  In 1901 Johanna was 40 years old and John was 56.  The oldest child listed on the census was Patrick age 24, so they would have been married before 1877.  If anyone has the time to check the marriage records for me, I would be most appreciative of any Clancy information you run across.

Thank you
Sandy Ciszewski


Richard John Nash (Texas, USA) Grandson of Carroll Nash (born 8 MAY 1883) Great-Grandson of John Nash and Honora Shine of Lackannashinnagh, Kildysart.  I have changed servers.  New address  Happy New Year to all in Kildysart.


I am searching for relatives of Nora and Martin Falkner app 1895 in Kilydysert, I know they have family still there, Nora was related to my great aunt Mary McCarthy who was born there.


I have completely exhausted most of my genealogy sources so now I hope to depend on some distant
relatives?? that may exist in the parish of Kildysart!  Here's the names I'm looking for
Quinlivan, Quailey, (Keenan,Canan,Cannane or Kinnane), King, McNerney, and O'Dea.

I'm almost 99% sure that my Quailey and King families came from the town of Cloonket
Here's the facts on this connection.
- Michael & Hanora (King) Quailey came to Philadelphia USA in 1848
- They resided and were laid to rest in Forest Lake, PA. Their tombstone stated that they
 came from the parish of Kildasier which we confirmed as Kildysart.
- Hanora's parents also lived with them in Forest Lake,PA; John and Margaret King
- Michael's brother, Simon also moved to Forest Lake.  Simon's wife,Bridget's,  maiden name
  was Bridget Kane.  We know that the Kane's were from the parish of Kildysart parish too.
- Simon Quailey had named one of his son's, George, there was a George Qualey in 1901 census in
  the town of Cloonket.  A relative?
- 1823 Tithe appointments showed that Michael, Simon, Timothy Qualey renting land together with
  a John King in the town of Cloonkett.
- Michael Quailey was stated in the 1850 USA census as a 'Stone Mason'.  I recently looked at a map of county clare
 that was made back in 1842 and it looks like there is a small rock quarry in Cloonket??Or was it a bog/swamp area and I thought is was a quarry??
- Michael Quailey's younger sister, Bridget also resided with them in Forest Lake, Pa and eventually married a Thomas Cooley.  
- Michael Quailey's other younger brother, Patrick Quailey also resided within the Forest Lake, Pa area during the 1850's

I'm not sure if my Quinlivan, (Keenan,Canan,Cannane or Kinnane), relatives are from Kildysert
parish but here are some possible connections
- Our family lore states that our Quinlivans came from the Ennis area.  John & Bridget (Cananne) Quinlivan
came through Quebec into the USA sometime around 1843-4 and eventually settled in a town in
Pennsylvania called North Abington, PA, 1850 census.
- Michael and Hanora Quailey also lived in the same house as Quinlivan's  according to the 1850 census in
North Abington,PA.   So, this would probably mean that the Quinlivans were closely related to the Quailey's in order
for them to stay in the same house.
- Bridget(Cannane) Quinlivan's brother, Patrick Canan and family also resided in N.Abington, PA, 1850 census
- All of these families, Quinlivan, Quailey,(Keenan,Canan,Cannane or Kinnane), and King all moved
to the same town eventually called Forest Lake, PA.
- I have researched many Irish records and have found numerous Quinlivan, Quailey(Qualey, Quealy), Kinnane(Canan,Cannane, Keenan)
families in and around the parish of Kildysert.

Some first names prominent in Quinlivan's are John,Michael,William,Anne, and Ellen
Some first names prominent in Keenan,(Canan,Cannane or Kinnane)are Patrick, James, Mary, and Johanna

 O'Day and McNerney connection
- Their headstone states that they came from county Clare and arrived in Forest Lake area in
the 1880 timeframe.  They had one daughter, Mary O'Dea.  Mary (O'Dea) Mahoney's death certificate
states that her parents names were James O'Dea and Margaret (McNerney).  I just located a possible
O'Day connection but they are from AsKeaton, Limerick County area.  My thoughts are that my
O'Day relatives must had been located in or near Shannon bay area, possibly the Kildysert area which
would be just across the bay from Limerick.  

So hello to all of you Quinlivan, Qualey, Kinnane, Kane, O'Dea, and McNerney families out there in the Kildysert Parish
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Please reply if you have any info.  Thanks!

James J, Quinlivan
12 Carriage Hill Lane
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


I would love to hear from any family related to Martin or Mary McCarthy of The Square, please contact me regarding relatives, 


All are challenged and welcome to join in, in the craic of our ‘Family Quiz Night’ held in the Village Hall, Kildysart on 28th December 2005 at 8pm.

The quiz is being held as a fundraiser for the benefit of Kildysart FC and to bring the village together over Christmas for lots of fun & spot prizes to be won! 

Come down and join in the fun festivities! 

         Teams of four to a table.
Adults & children separate.

 Anyone that has any queries or requires any further information; please do not hesitate to contact me on: 087-7709079 or any other member of our Club Committee.

Hope to see you all there.

Merry Christmas to all & everyone from Kildysart FC!




Looking for family information for John and Margaret Carmody, born about 1800. A "Margaret Carmody" from Kildysart Parish is mentioned in the 1835 report "Poverty Before the Famine." I see in an earlier posting to this Noticeboard by Dan Grady, whose e-mail address is no longer working, that the Carmody's were in the Clarecastle and Kildysart area.

John's parents were John and Ann (Hogan) Carmody, probably born in the 1765s?

John and Margaret's son, James C. Carmody, migrated to the US around 1850 and settled in Mt. Vernon, NY.

Thank you,
Tom Carmody
Roswell, GA via NY



I would be interested in hearing from anyone who may have information on the Clancy Family originating from Lisnafaha as I am trying to do a Family Tree and trace my ancestors and relatives.

My Grandfather Michael Clancy was born in 1913 in Lisnafaha he was one of 16 children born to Patrick Clancy who marriied Mary Melican from Lissycasey on 18th February 1898 they had 2 sons - Joseph Patrick/Patrick Joseph born December 1898 and Thomas born 1900. Mary Melican died in 1900
Patrick Clancy then Married Anne Sheedy from Lisnafaha on 16th November 1901- they had 14 children, Mary 1903, Anna 1905, John 1906, Stephen 1909, Rita 1912, Michael 1913, (my Grandfather) Agnes 1914, Jane 1915, Daniel 1915, (Twins) Susan 1916, Bernard 1917, James 1918, Vincent 1920 and Cornelious 1921.
I believe these names and dates to be correct if you have any info of their decendants many of whom I beleive went to America, Australia and England or can help with any info going further back in time I would love to hear from you.
Many Thanks
Lisa Clancy


I would like to mention the wonderful Father Dargan, becuase of his interest
in my query, I now have so much information on Great Aunts and Uncles.
I shall thank him personally but just wanted to mention what a great help
he was in tracing my family.

A great man!


Fr Dargan has sent me a copy of baptism certificate for Mary McCarthy born 26/3/1895
Parents were John McCarthy and Katie O'Brien.  These were  my great grandparents.

Mary married Patrick O'Brien on 18/3/1914, this was the same day as my grandparents
were married in Newcastle West.

Mary's godmother was a Mrs Falkner formerly Nora McCarthy who married John Falkner.
They had four children Michael, Mary. Bridget and Catherine.

Michael married Margaret McCarthy and Catherine married James McCarthy.

Would there be any of these McCarthy's still living in the area.  If so, I would love to contact them.  I appreciate any help offered.


Kathleen Shannon


Hi there,

Is there anybody in Kildysart who would be prepared to locate two baptism certificates for me at St Michaels church.  I would be very grateful.  They are free of charge but I would pay for postage and possibly a small fee for collection.

Please contact me if you can do this, I will be very grateful.



Hi, I'm helping my mother-in-law find her McInerney line . Hugh McInerney was born in Ireland and came to America when he was around 17 years old . He was born around 1832 . He came to america in 1848/49 . Any Info on him would be great . He married Mary Catherine Corrigan . Thank you ,


My grandfather and his sister were born in Kildysart, my grandfather Michael McCarthy was born in 1893 and his sister before that.  They would have been baptised there and I wondered if anybody could help me with the name of the church in Kildysart or any other info.

Kathleen Shannon


I am interested in hearing from anyone who could help me in my family research of the Malone Family from Shanneka More. I am told the last family members who had the Malone name were  both named Michael. One was called Sarge, the other Tailor. Also one was a foster father to John Haugh the wood sculptor. I know there were girls in the family who married, but its hard tracing the family thru this side.
Thank You
Joe Hannon
111 Elm St.
Cranford, NJ

I am trying to locate information on John Kelly and Elizabeth Beatty, possibly from Kildysart. They were married in Toronto, Canada on October 18, 1855.

Is there any chance you could direct me to sources in your town where I coud check, e.g. St. Michael's Church or the cemetery?

Thank you.
Barbara Kelly
North Chili, NY USA

Self catering three bedroom house to let in Kildysart village.
Contact: 00353 65 6826583

Special Needs Assistant/Childcare Course - FETAC Certificate Level 5

September 2005 will see the launch of the Special Needs Assistant (SNA) module
as part of a Childcare course. 

The Programme entitled "Caring for Children with Additional Needs" is
specifically designed for those wishing to gain a recognised qualification for
working as a Special Needs Assistant in the primary and secondary education

It is being offered in conjunction with Communications, Work-Experience and
Computers to give participants essential skills for the workplace.
Participants may take the SNA module one morning per week or all 4 modules over
2 mornings.

Successful graduates may continue into second year to complete the FETAC
Childcare Certificate.  Contact or 086-3826705 for

Many thanks
Marie O'Callaghan



I am a descendent of Richard Nash who was born in 1845 in County Clare. He emigrated to Coatesville, PA USA at some point. He married Mary Mc Inerney who was born in South Carolina. If I can get any info for a Richard Nash born in 1845 I would appreciate it.
Best Regards,
Christopher Nash


Hello, I'm helping a friend to look for his family origins, the McMahons. He knows very little of them , other than
 Susan McMahon b. 1843, emigrated to Australia and met and married Thomas Joseph McCormack, (b. 21/02/1838)
in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia on 5th May, 1869.

They had 8 children, incl. Thomas b. 1882...a child of his was Noel George, b. 1915 in Brisbane, and in turn, a child of his, is John McCormack, b. 1943.

We would really appreciate any information on Susan McMahon and her family, particularly dates of birth, deaths, and ship that she came to Australia on.

Thomas was the son of William McCormack m. to Catherine Brennan, from Co Longford, Carrickedmand/Carrichedmand, now Abbeyshrule.
Please contact           if you can help.

Another bunch of Nashes here from Kildysart , County Clare --- 5 brothers
immigrated to America in the 1850's , settled in Chicago ( Thomas ) ,
Buffalo ( Richard & Simon ) , Elmira , New York ( John ) and not sure if
Michael Nash went back to County Clare . They are the sons of Richard Nash &
Hannah Finn . Michael's baptismal record was found at the church .  Somehow
they are related to McMahons ( particulary a Simon McMahon ?) We did lots of
U.S. Nash family history .

G’day, looking to make contact with anyone around the Kildysart area who has a small brewery. My family originated from the area and I’m keen to find out more about the possibility of importing some of the brews local to the Kildysart region, any assistance or contacts would be greatly appreciated. 

Michael Kelly

Harlequin Management Consulting

Ph:     61 7 4622 3333

Fax:    61 7 4622 3433

Mob:   0427 227 284 

93 - 95 Arthur St
Roma Qld 4455




Hi! My name is Sarah Sheerer - ne Connelly - and my family and I are planning to move over to Ireland from England, around Christmas time 2005. After many painful years of having to say goodbye to our family and wonderful friends, we have decided to say goodbye to England instead. (Which is much easier to do!!)

We are looking for a 3 bedroom family home to rent long-term, in the Kildysart area. I wonder if anybody can help us?

If anyone can help, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can contact me via my parents, Sue & Bill Connelly in Lacknashannagh, on 065 68 32061 or directly to me, via e-mail at

Many thanks! Hope to be posting some good news soon!



To my surprise, I found published on this site, a listing of the 1899
arrivals at Ellis Island by Jeanne Foley Dwyer.  It included my grandfather
Patrick McNamara, from Burren who was immigrating to Detroit, Michigan to
his uncle's. He was the son of Michael McNamara (John McNamara and Anna King)
and Margaret Normoyle (Philip Normile) of Burren. Any information of the
above would be appreciated.

Larry Bodoh


We are glad that you found a use for the photos.  My wife points our that I neglected to register where we are from in my last post.

We visited in May 2003 with my parents and my brother and his wife (Ohio Shannon's- Mary, Pete, Vaughn and Mandy).  We stayed at Dorries Cottage and enjoyed the town very much.
Michelle and I were married the following May and hope to come back soon to visit and maybe in the far off future, to live.
Hugh & Michelle Shannon
(Michaela and Matthew)
Mayfield Heights, Ohio (Cleveland area)

This is a wonderful place for all of us to get caught up in what is happening in Kildysart.  We visited in May 2003.  Can't wait to come back.
I was wondering why there aren't more pictures.  We took so many on our stay there.  I am sending a few in case you wish to use them.  I think others may want to see more of the town.
Hugh & Michelle Shannon

Hugh B. Shannon


To all in Kildysart we wish you the very best for 2005.  Hopefully we will be visiting again this summer, and hope to meet all our friends and neighbors from the Kildysart/Lisnafaha areas.  Looking forward to enjoying some Senior moments with the seniors club members, at the Community Center.

God Bless - Alphie and Marge Sheedy


How wonderful of you allow all of us (we searchers) to post inquiries on your lovely web page...most gracious of you!  Yes, this is another email from a soul looking for family roots of long, long ago.  My family is thought to be from a Kilchreest Parish (best guess) back in the early 1800's.  It appears they all immigrated to the states around 1845-50 (famine, I assume).

I am looking for history on a Michael Sheehan, b. 1815 County Clare Ireland.  His bride, Bridget Keating, b. 1819, also from County Clare.  This would be my G.G.grand-parents (maternal side).  Curious that I see the name Margaret Sheehan as the contact at your library.
Then, there is the Doherty (Dougherty) line on the paternal side.  Anthony Doherty, b. 1828, and his wife Jane Donnelly, b. 1837, also thought to be from County Clare.  They had a daughter named Catherine Dougherty, b. 1870 in Minnesota.  She married James O'Keefe, of which I am a descendent.
All these wonderful Irish folks ended up in the small little farming area called Credit River in Scott County, Minnesota, USA.  Curious that it is right next to New Market, hmmmm.  Anyhow 
, I find it fascinating that there are so many souls in the states that seem to be drawn, or enamoured at the very least, with their Irish roots.  I have no interest in the French side of my family at all.
I will visit you fine folks this winter and hope to learn a bit more of the long-past connection once had with County Clare.  If any long time residents of the area seem to think you had an ancestor with the same name / age / area, I truly would love to hear from you and would be happy to share with you where one "off-shoot" of your family ended up, here in the states.
God bless to all this fine season!

Hello Kildysart- it is so good to see that you have a website and now the world can communicate with you from all over. So many nice people were to be found in Kildysart-always nice to go back to visit and see how sooooooo updated it has now become. I was born approximately two miles outside Kildysart, have so many wonderful memories of my childhood growing up, on occasions, I have taken some of my children back to the homeland and am very proud to show them the lovely village that Kildysart is and of course my favourite is St Michaels Church where I used to sing in the choir under the direction of that most beautiful lady Mrs Pender (Also my grade school teacher) After Mass on Sundays we used to attend "sodality "in the hall  under the care of the Sisters of St Columban, Cahercon. I would get a ride home with the Sisters in their trap and they would get me to recite "Oh she is a rich and rare land". Trusting that you all will a have a very happy Christmas and the very best for 2005....Would like to hear from anyone who might  remember me-my e-mail is



I was wondering if anybody would have any information on a John Haugh Malone who came from the Shanneka More area.  I am told he was a known sculptor.
Thank You
Joe Hannon
111 Elm St.
Cranford, NJ

I have just moved to Ireland (from Wales) and wondered if I have any cousins
in Kildysart?  My grandmother, Nora Faul, left Kildysart approx 50/60 years
ago (she's now 86), and she thinks that her 13/14 brothers and sisters all
left too and are "scattered all about the place".  Unfortunately, she lost
contact with them all.  As I've now come back to my roots, I would like to
meet any long lost family.

Chantal - email :

For those interested in more Kildysart passengers
to the US I've found on the Ellis Island

Together on a ship in 1898:
John Cleary, 22, of Cranny, Co. Clare, going to a
sister in Binghampton, New York
* Kate Corcoran, 26, of Kildysart, going to a
brother in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Susan Clancy, 22, of Kildysart, going to a sister
in New York City

Together on a ship in 1899:
* Pat Corcoran, 23, Kildysart, going to an aunt
in Gardner, Michigan (looks like)
Thomas Melican, 23, Kildysart, going to a brother
in Buffalo, New York
Margaret Grogan, 18, Kildysart, going to a sister
in Troy, New York
James Brooks, 21, Kildysart, going to brother and
sister in Jersey City, New Jersey
Lizzie Chambers, 23, Kildysart, going to an uncle
in Buffalo, New York
Patrick Downes, 30, Kildysart, going to a brother
and sister in Binghampton, New York
Patrick McNamara, 25, Kildysart, going to an
uncle in Detroit, Michigan

* Were there actually Corcorans living in the
Kildysart area in 1898 or was this a misspelling
of Cuggeran?

Togther on a ship in 1907:
James Hill, 20, Kildysart, leaving Mrs. Hill in
Kildysart, going to brother Pat Hill in Buffalo,
Annie McMahon, 25, leaving Mrs. McMahon in
Glencoraun, going to brother Pat McMahon in
Buffalo, NY
Johanna Cusack, 28, leaving Mrs. Cusack of
Gortnacurra, going to sister Mary Cusack in NYC
Mary Mack, 18, no nearest relative given, of
Kildysart, going to cousin Dennis Riordan of NYC
Mary Keane, 21, leaving Mrs. Keane of Gortglas,
going to brother John Keane of NYC
Dora Kennedy, 28, no relative given, of
Ballyvaughan, going to sister Mrs. Cunningham of
Buffalo, NY
Catherine Browne, 19, leaving Mrs. Brown of
Cranny, going to sister Mary Browne of Utica, New
Delia McMahon, 27, leaving Mrs. McMahon of
Cahercon, going to brother John McMahon of Jersey
City, New Jersey

Jeanne Foley Dwyer

For anyone in the Kildysart area interested in
family history and immigration...

While searching the Ellis Island database, I came
across two groups of people and several "singles"
who claimed Kildysart, Coolmeen and Kilfiddane as
their former place of residence. One group, which
sailed in 1898, consisted of Batt Miniter, 21;
Ellen Miniter, 26; Kate Meaney, 20; and Patrick
Foley, 21. That last, Patk Foley, listed his
destination as Des Moines, Iowa, where his cousin
George Johnson lived.

Another group, also from Kildysart, sailed in
1899: Kate Golden, 18; Ellie Murphy, 18; John
Foley, 37; Mary Clifford, 21; John O'Sullivan,
19; Patrick Coffey, 30; Mary Sullivan, 22;
Belinda Duffy, 20; and Mary Crehan, 17, all
listed as being from Kildysart.  The John Foley
in this group was headed for his sister Margaret
Foley's home in Chicago. All of this group listed
addresses in Chicago as their destinations.

Also sailing in 1899 was James Foley, 20, who
listed Kildysart as his place of residence. He
was headed for his brother Patrick Foley's home
in Des Moines, Iowa.

Then, in 1908, Michael Foley, 35, of Kildysart,
headed for his brother James' residence in Des
Moines. Michael's mother was provided as the
closest relative/friend back home, a Mrs. Foley
(no other name given) who resided in Coolmeen.

I have an interest in the Foleys of this area,
specifically from Erribul, but if anyone who
reads this has any information regarding ANY of
the passengers listed, please contact me.

Jeanne Foley Dwyer

post: 7623 Rock Creek Lane
Evansville, Indiana, USA 47711

telephone: 812.868.1102


For John Murtagh (who visits from London);

Your e-mail address has changed..
I have been waiting a response since April 2003, as I have a Murtagh relations in Kildysart.
Please give my e-mail address to your father or any of your family that still lives there.
Thank you,
Richard C Nash
Seymour, CT USA


Can anyone help on information about Fitzpatricks living in the village pre 1970

I would like this posted to your site so that I may get in touch with someone who is interested in the Sheedy Clan.  We are alive, well, and still inhabiting the Lisnafaha townlands.

If you are out there Allana Scanlan, please contact us at
We look forward to hearing from you.
Marge Sheedy


Happy, Happy Birthday to a very fine gentleman, Jack Kirrane, who will be ..........very soon.
Many more to a man who brought much sunshine to the many people he associated with over the years. Our prayers and best wishes are always with you.
From Your sister-in-law Kathleen and brother-in-law Mike O'Sullivan in Philadelphia.

I am trying to find a friend of my father's, Elizabeth Ann Nash.  Elizabeth would now be approximately 53 years old.  She is the daughter of Bridget and Michael (both deceased), who I believe lived on the Kildysart Road.  If anyone can help, I would be extremely grateful as I have a photo she may like. 

Any help greatly appreciated.  Grateful already that your community has such a great website with a noticeboard!


I know my aunt Kathleen (Meaney) and my uncle Mickey (Cooley) still live in the area.  I’m hoping they or one of my cousins (Morraid, Michael, or Treasa (sorry if I messed up on the spellings)) have an email address and wouldn’t mind contacting me.  I’d love to share news, etc!


(mom is Mary Cooley)



I am looking for information  on family members buried in the graveyard in the village. The last to be buried in the plot is Michael Faul in 1955. The other names are Mary Faul (wife) Tommy Faul (son) Bridget Faul (daughter) Nora Faul (daughter) Martin Faul (Son)

I am enquiring on behalf of my uncle Patrick Faul, who is trying to arrange a headstone for the grave, as he wishes to be buried there when he passes on.
If you have any information on any of the above. I would be very pleased to hear from you.
John Griffin who knows my uncle and lives in the village may be a source of information on the above.
I Look forward to hearing from you.
Mrs Mary Phillips
32 Rockhouse Drive
Great Haywood
Tel: 01889 882257

Hello to kildysart.
I will be coming to Kildysart the end of august. My first visit. My grandmother Mary Ann Curry may have been from there or close by.
My mother told me she had an aunt Eilly (not sure of spelling} Curry, Casey and she had  a son Michael and they lived on a farm there in Kildysart would particularly like to meet any members of this family as my mother spoke very fondly of them.
If you can help in any way I would appreciate it.
Peace be with you all.
Maryann (after my grandmother) Folliard



I am trying to locate any information on the Hugh and Ellen Clancy family.  I believe most of the family came to the US in the 1880's and ended up in the Chicago, Illinois, and Wisconsin areas.  All that I knew for the longest time was that they came from County Clare but recently found an obituary for Patrick Clancy (1905 in Chicago) stating that he came from Kildysart, Co Clare.  Patrick's sister Anna was my Grandmother.
Siblings that we know came to the US were Anna, Hugh (jr), Margaret, Mariah, Thomas, Patrick, Katherine, and John.  Katherine was born October of 1867.  I don't find any evidence that the parents, Hugh and Ellen, ever left Co Clare.  Ellen's maiden name has been written as McAnerny, McEnerny, McNerny, and McInerney so I don't know which (if any) is correct.  Any suggestions on how I might proceed would be greatly appreciated.
Wisconsin USA

Dear Richard Nash,
    I saw your message on the Kildysart website.  My grandmother was Annie Nash Anderson, born March 17, 1870 in the dwellingplace of Derrybrick (3-4 miles north of Kilmurry), with her birth registered in the District of Labasheeda, in the Superintendent Registrar's District of Kildysart. Her father was Denis Nash (Naish), her mother was Margaret Enright Nash. She was the 9th of 11 children, all of whom were presumed to have emigrated to the U.S., with the youngest, Brigid, returning to Ballylongford across the river in Kerry to marry a Mr. Sheehan around 1890. Denis' profession is listed as herdsman, probably attached to the "big house" that once existed at Derrybrick. Family lore has the actor, J. Carroll Nash (The Man from Uncle)as my grandmother's 1st cousin, but he may have been the son of her oldest brother, Patrick Nash...Other siblings were Mary Cermac, Catherine Loftus, Margaret Culhane,& Elizabeth McCabe.  I am a part-time resident of Labasheeda, and have looked for
  records & gravesites around the area, but haven't found them yet. My mother visited Sheehan/Carmody cousins in 1968, and remembers seeing her grandparents graves and family cottage, so they're there somewhere...I hope this helps. Please share any info you've found. Thanks, Mary Hoey Dietz, Bloomington/MacNamara's,Labasheeda



I am trying to contact Eric Fitzgerald who moved to Kildysart in 1980 with his father from Labasheeda. He played in a band called The Alvin Purple Experience which played 1970's musice.
His last known address was Ennis Co.Clare and he worked for a local newspaper in that area but I do not know when.
It is with great regret that I need to inform him of his uncle Noels death and he should contact me as soon as possible about his estate.
If anyone else knows of his whereabouts I would be most grateful to them if they could pass this message to him and ask him to contact me.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Well what a lovely site.

I'm looking to contact any relatives of John "Jackie Martin" (MY FATHER)
Brought up by Maria and Tom Carrigg in Kildysart.
I know I have an Auntie Maureen who still lives in the area.
She visited us in Manchester in the late 50`s and taught me a thing or too !!! - good Catholic boys don't swear, spit or say naughty things.
I now live in the Outer Hebrides and would love to hear from anyone related to me?
I remember with great joy my visits to Kildysart ,Fishing off the pier for conger eels then delivering them to old Nell so she could make a true Irish feast of them.
Also Josey Clancy and his Braying  Donkey, I remember he was losing his sight and used to make me climb through a window to get him back in after a few too many wonderful Irish libations. No man had a greater collection of Pipes than Josey, he gave me a Penknife which as a seven year old was a special gift and one which I treasure to this day.
I would dearly love to hear from any of my relatives or indeed anyone from Kildysart
And if anyone from the Area ever visits The Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides then please contact me as you will be more than welcome to visit and be spoiled by our own Hospitality.
Best Wishes Tony. Anthony Patrick Martin)


Hi There,

Very impressed with this website. Its nice to be able to log on and keep involved with whats going on back home. Hi to all my family Louise and Jason McCarthy, all the Michaels, O Hares, Cusacks, Grahams.
And to Tricia Sweeney, Aileen Murtagh, Katie Connelly and the rest of the gang that went to cahercon with me. Hope everyone is well.I was home at christmas and the atmosphere was great in the crows as usual. London pubs close at 11.30 sharp so it was heaven to have a couple of extra hours drinking time. Then again that is what we are famous for in kildysart.........................................................................................
Take Care
Melissa McCarthy ( Ballylean)
P.S Hello to all the neighbours also the Clancys, Mcinerneys, Kellys e.c.t

You have a wonderful website. Can any one help me. I have a marriage
certificate for my ancestor who married in St Michael's Kildysart,
James David MUSGRAVE to Catherine O'CONNELL 8th June 1887.
Catherine's father was a James O'Connell who was married to a Miss
Sheehy. Miss Sheehy was a sister of Fr Sheehy PP who I have been told
got Killdysart church built in 1829!
I have a death of a Daniel O'Connell at Forthill Collage Kildysart in
1873 and a letter from a Thomas CLeary (written about 1945). He states
that a Mr Kelly bought a big estate at Cahircon. He brought with him a
Musgrave who was a carpenter by trade and made some articles for his
people. He mentions a cabinet which is still in his home at Cahircon.
James Musgrave was a teacher in Kildysart N S for a time. He went to
Abbeyfeale after he married a local girl Katie O'Connell. Mrs.
Musgrave's brother Maurice was an artist and a friend of Rev John Cleary
PP Carrigaholt. This information was for the most part supplied by
Thomas Cleary, his father and Father Cleary.
A copy of this letter came into my possession recently and I would be
very grateful if any one can shed light on any of the people mentioned
or any one living now in the town related to any of the above.
Thank you
Catherine O'Brien (Musgrave)


For John Murtagh:

Hi John,
Got your message. You must be in Kildysart by now. If you pick this up in the next 10 days have a good time and have one or three for me.
Best Wishes
Sean Garry


Hi Derek & Jenie and Charley

Would like to thank everyone who made our Christmas stay in Kildysart so enjoyable. Special thanks to Jane Frawley, Terence Murphy, John and Ann-Marie and of course Grace the next Madona Ha Ha.
See you all again soon
Derek, Jen & Charley


Hi Kildysart Notice Board,
Could you publish this. If Tom O'Donohue in Wexford picks this up, we used to be friends at Kildysart National School in the 1950's and 1960's.Tom you can contact me at
If I have made an error please accept my apologies.
Best wishes and a Happy New Year
Sean Garry (ex Quay Road)


To all the people of Kildysart,
    Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas and a New Year of peace and happiness.
P. McNamara,
Formerly of Crovraghan.

Hello to all in Kildysart,

Hope all have a great time,and enjoy the best that all the pubs have to offer for the Christmas and New Year.
A happy and peaceful time to you all,
Sean Garry (ex Quay Road)

A Chara,
Please extend my heartiest congratulations to the Intermediate team members and their mentors on their fine win on Sunday last.
I had the privelege (if accidentally) of being present to see them lift the cup.
It brought back fond memories of 1966/67.
Well done all.

Tom O'Donoghue
via Crovraghan.

hello to ann marie, barry and bryan and all the rest of the locals,
(freinds) thanks again for making my stay great yet again, and i would like
to say to sinad at the bio that i cant wait for the picnic down at the
pier that she promised me (i wont tell john!!!) looking forward to a JD or
two on the 19th of october, see you all again real soon.
and of course last but not least, congratulations and very best wishes to
the cousin's  murtagh, who have just taken over the alders bar, very best
wishes and good luck in your new home.
GO ON KILDYSART IN THE FINAL ON SUNDAY, i will be well informed of all
hangovers that you will suffer.
see you on the 19th.
john murtagh


I am posting this notice with the hope someone can help.
My grandmother Mary English supposedly came from Clare, born 1895.
Her father was Edmund and worked in a Military Barracks. She married over in Wales. That is the only information I have of her, is there a Military Barracks near as I need a point of reference to start my search, I have so far been unable to locate a birth certificate, and have not found them on the 1901 census on the Clare site.
Thanks in advance.

Hello, from Sunny San Diego, California:

Are there any Kelly's or Carmody's still living in the Kildysart/Ballynacally/Clarecastle area that spring from the families that inhabited Low Island all through the 1800's????
Specifically, I'm looking for the Parents of William Kelly (b:1828) who left County Clare in 1851 and settled in Anderdon, Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada.  His wedding notice at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Amherstburg records his parents as Thady (Timothy?) Kelly and Margaret Carmody.
Patrick; John; and Timothy Kelly show up in the Tithe records of 1825 on Low Island.  Patrick died at 90 in 1866; John died at 82 in 1865 and I have no record for Timothy's death.
The Griffith records of 1855 show that the Kelly's on Inishloe
    Patrick Sr.                                                                   
    Patrick Jr.
Patrick Sr. and Michael were probably brothers.  Patrick Jr.; Thomas and Thaddeus were probably their sons.
The other families on the Island were the Touhy's and the Lillis's.
In 1864 John Kelly (b:1840), son of Thady, married Honoria Touhy (b:1846) the daughter of Michael Touhy also of Low Island.
In 1865 Bridget Kelly (b:1839), daughter of Thady, married Martin Honan (b:1838) a baker from Kildysart -- his father was Daniel Honan.
Finally in the 1901 census a Michael Kelly of Low Island at 75 would have been born on the Island around 1826 and  be another son of the Kelly's of Low Island. He could have been John Kelly's son who died in 1865.
I know the Carmody's have been in the area but I have not been able to verify that Thady Kelly's wife was Margaret Carmody.  John Carmody and Thady show up as neighbors in Clarecastle and Kildysart.
I'm looking forward to solving the marriage question of Thady and Margaret so we can plan a trip to the Islands and tour the area where our grandfathers walked.  So any suggestions will be appreciated.
Dan Grady

Can anyone tell me why a property in Shanakea,
recently for sale, was called Foley's Folly? I
enquired with Leyden's Auctioneers who were
handling the sale. All they knew was that it
isn't presently owned by any Foleys and that
previously it was known as the Postman's Cottage.
Thank you!
Jeanne Foley Dwyer

We want to thank the good people of Kildysart for making our family's stay
at the end of May so enjoyable.

   We are still searching for the connection to our Kildysart roots.   I am
the great, great, great grandson of Denis and Sara Shannon of Kildysart
Parish.   Their son Thomas (b. 1797) married Mary Haley (Healy?) born 1800,
daughter of Peter & Mary (McNamara)  Haley of Kildysart.

   We have no record of  their Townland or of any siblings.   Thomas and
Mary emmigrated to Peterboro, Ontario, Canada in 1840 with their four
surviving children:
1.  Thomas, b.1828
2.  Agnes , b.1830 - d.1832
3.  Bridget, b.1832 - d.1834
4.  Mary, b.1834
5.  James, b.1836
6.  Kathrine, b.April 1, 1837
     They relocated to Springboro, Pennsylvania, USA about 1850.

     Please let us know if you think we have a family tie.

     The Ohio Shannon's; Pete, Mary, Vaughn, Mandy, Hugh & Michele.

1787 Bathgate Road
Madison, Ohio  44057

i have just returned from yet another great weeks holiday in kildysart and
would like to say hello and thanks to all who made my stay so good yet
having returned less than 24 hours ago, i am now in the process of booking
up another week over on or about the second week in july (arrive 7th or 8th)
if all goes to plan (see you in the corner bryan and the rest of the gang)
looking forward to it, see you soon
thanks again
john murtagh.

I wonder if anyone can help me? My name is Richard John Nash. I am the grandson of Carroll Nash, born in Kildysart to John Nash and Honora Shine Nash.
He was baptized
8th May 1883 in Kildysart. The Sponsors were Michael and Ann Garry.
I am trying to locate an Official Birth Record for Carroll Nash.
It is possible that descendants of his sister Mary Nash O’Loughlin, possibly named Meere, may still live in Clare.
Any help will be appreciated!

Richard Nash
California, USA

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I've already made contact with my distant cousins the Foleys of Clonola, but I don't know for certain whether or not any other Coggerans, or people connected to them, are still alive and in the area of Kildysart. My great-great-grandmother was Susan (aka Johanna) Coggeran, who married Henry Foley.
Susan was said to be Thomas Coggeran's daughter.  Susan had a brother Thomas, and several other siblings, who may have had children.
If you know about this line, please contact me at the following email:
The Foleys of Clonola are related to me because Henry Foley had a brother Patrick, who married and had son Timothy, who had a son Michael, whose son is Timothy "Sonny" Foley.
Best regards,
Jeanne Foley Dwyer

 Dear John,
we are using the notice board to contact you. Your E-mail was not included in your request. Contact Maureen Murray. I believe she is your cousin from Kildysart Co.Clare. I am her cousin also and the contact for you to send your phone number as she is not on the computer. Maureen's grandmother is also a Nash. I am from Kildysart related to Maureen through our Father the Meeres. I hope this will be some help to you.
Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.                                 
Mary Meere Murphy

Just came across the site while looking for information on Cahercon. I was a
boarder there and wanted to see how it was doing. Your site is great, it was
really nice to see the goings on, and see a few familiar names. I am sorry
to see Cahercon has closed down, have a lot of good memories of my time
there and in the village (disco's in the hall!)
Hope all is well in Kildysart.


I am looking for anybody who may of known or is related to the Malone families from Shaneka More. Several years ago I took out a notice in the Clare Champion and received two responses. One was from a Michael McMahon from Cork whose mother was Ann Malone and related. He told me his brother Sean still lived in the area. When I visted Kildysert several years ago Sean had just passed away. Another response came from a woman who helped me alot, however I lost her phone number shortly after talking to her and have lost all contact.  The last two Malones anybody can remember were two cousins named Michael. One was called Sarge and the other Tailor. My great grandmother Mary Malone was the daughter of Patrick Malone and Susan Houlihan. She came to New Jersey with her brother Michael who married a McMahon, her brother Patrick who was married to a Margaret Griffin and a brother Thomas. Her older brother John stayed in Shanneka More and was married to a Sarah Hehir. Another member of the family that stayed was John  son of Thomas Malone who married a Mary Grady. Many of the children of these two families came to the U.S. by 1920,including several members of the Houlihan family.
I would be very happy to hear from anybody who can help me in my research.
Thank You Joe Hannon

St. Michaels Church, Kildysart.
We are looking for a picture of the Sanctuary showing the Altar Rail. It might be in a Wedding, Communion or Confirmation picture.
Please forward to:
Fr. Neil Dargan PP Kildysart,
Co,Clare Ireland.
Thank you for your fine web site and the pleasure it gives us. 
Mary Murphy 

Just discoverd where my greatgrandfather grew up, Kildysart!   And how nice then to find this wonderful Bulletin Board!  Hi to all my distant cousins.   I look forward to visiting your charming town in the near future.  
Are there any more Cooley's around?   My greatgrandfather, Patrick Cooley, was born in 1846 and eventually left Kildysart for America.   He married Johanna (nee ?), settled in Roselle Park, New Jersey and was a successful blacksmith.  They had 6 children and were active in the local St. Mary's Catholic Church. 
I'm hoping to discover more about Patrick and Johanna's lives in Ireland, whether they met and married there or in the US, and what their Kildysart families were about. 
Anybody have any info to share?  
I'm in NJ and would be glad to look up information here for anyone who may have relatives here and would like to know more about them.
May God bless Kildysart and all who call it home,

Pam (Cooley) Dressel       email:

Kildysart and Environs; some brief sketches of people, places and events.  Revised 2000, 144 pages,  approx. 70 illustrations. Cost $25 or 25 Euros, (includes postage).
Dear Sir,
You Web site is very good, congratulations! It is good to see so much
interest from so many people - those who were born in the area and
descendants of locals who left so long ago.

I have a number of copies of my book, which was revised  in 2000, still
Copies may be obtained in Europe through Oliver and Bridget Garry, Fort
Hill, Kildysart; 353 65 6832116  E-mail
In North America and Canada;  John Garry, 2971 W28 ave, Vancouver, B C,
V6L 1X3. Phone 604 733 8787. E-Mail

Thank you,
Kindest regards,

John Garry

I recently found my Grandfathers birth Certificate showing his birth on November 18, 1882 in the Dwelling place of Shessive, District of Labasheed, District of Killadysert in the County of Clare. His Name was John Patrick Collins, the son of Patt Collins, a tailor, and Hanora Collins (formerly Harhan).
He emigrated to the United States in 1903 or 1904. He had a brother Thomas who remained in Ireland and a sister Nora who cames to the United States.
If anyone has any information on this family it would be greatly appreciated. My wife and I plan a trip to the area in the next year . I'm trying to locate all the family that I can. You can reach me at this E-mail or at the following Post address:  
Dave Buckland
PO Box 467 Star,
North Carolina 27356
Thank you in advance.

Adieu Killadysert, Lovely Town, My City and My Pride....................

My father Martin O'Brien, the third child of John and Bridget (nee McEnerny), born 8/11/1921 at Rosshill Kildysart, used to recite a poem starting with these words, needless to say the Shannon got a mention in the poem somewhere further on.
Martin left home to make his way in the world aged 14 but he always had a special place in his heart for Kildysart and he often reminissed about his early life.
He would have dearly liked to see Kildysart once again before he died, but time was not on his side.
Last September I found your site and printed off some information for him, a holiday on the web so to speak, he was really interested by the furore surrounding Cahercon House.
Thanks for the opportunity of giving him some local news from a place he loved. 

Martin J O'Brien

Hi   Congrulations on such a well organised noticeboard.It is nice to now know that those of us who left Kildysart many years ago(38) in my case,to be able to get in touch with old friends.
I would be intrested to be able to contact anyone  who was at Kildysart National School 1952 to 1962 and Kildysart Technical School 1963 to 1965.
I am Sean Garry and now live in Portland Dorset UK and a Psychiatric Nurse by Proffession,(Definately not a subject at Kildysart Tech)
Any e-mails will get me at:  
Best wishes for the New Year.
Sean Garry.

Hello, Pauline Flatley here, congratulations on the wonderful website.
Keep up the good work!

In 1855 Michael McMahon Carpenter aged 42 and his wife Bridget 38 nee O'Loughlin with their children Maria 15 Ellen 12 Bridget 10 Hannah 8 & Michael 1 emigrated from Killadysert to Australia.  I would love to hear from any person who may be related to this family or anyone who may have any details of their birth dates etc.

Thank you John Miller


Richard John Nash (California, USA) Grandson of Carroll Nash (born 8 MAY 1883) Great-Grandson of John Nash and Honora Shine of Lackannashinnagh, Kildysart.
I am interested in contact with any possible relatives still living in the area.

Richard Nash,

Senior Vice President
Eberle Company

It's great to see a website available for my home village. It's another way
I can keep up to date with all the goings on in the village. I just want to
wish the Kilysart Football Team all the best in this weekend's Intermediate
Semi-Final. I played for Kildysart and Clare leading up to 1959, and last
played in Kildysart in 1967 when we won the Intermediate Final.
Can I say a big hello to my brothers who still live in Kildysart - Pat Joe
Galvin and Michael 'the mechanic' Galvin and my niece Margaret.
If anyone has any idea who I am then please send me an email. I can be
contacted at and would love to hear from anyone.

Many thanks,

James Galvin


May I take this opportunity to Congratulate you on this new web site which was recently launched. This is a great opportunity for Kildysart people who live all over the world to keep up with local events & communicate with all of us. I wish the site well and as a local Public Representative, I intend to use it in the course of my carrying out my duties.
Well done. I can be contacted at.

We had a great stroll down memory lane this evening, thanks to Uncle Thomas
Connolly sharing this wonderful internet sight with us. Ned is inviting those that knew
him or perhaps his deceased twin brother Sean ( my namesake uncle) to share some thoughts or rememberences from the past from Kildysart. It was interesting when Ned
was reading about the 60th Anniversary of the First Agricultural Show. He had attended the first one, a young lad of nineteen. Best regards. Ned and Sean Connolly
Red Bank, New Jersey USA .