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Thomas (Tom) LEAHY [Parents] was born on 4 Jan 1923 in Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died on 30 Jul 2003 in Killarney, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Thomas married Julia MCELLIGOTT on 10 Aug 1949.

Tom was a doctor in Killarney.

Julia MCELLIGOTT [Parents] was born about 1918 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 3 Dec 2014. Julia married Thomas (Tom) LEAHY on 10 Aug 1949.

A brother of Julia's married a sister of Julia's husband, Tom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas Gerard LEAHY was born about 1956. He died in 1974.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.

Denis (Denny) MCELLIGOTT [Parents] was born in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 20 Mar 1982. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Denis married Eileen LEAHY.

Denny and Eileen lived in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Eileen LEAHY [Parents] died on 9 Oct 2001. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Eileen married Denis (Denny) MCELLIGOTT.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].


Michael G. HORKAN [Parents] was born about 1862 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died on 4 Jan 1942 in Swinford, Co. Mayo. He was buried in Kilconduff Cemetery, Swinford, Co. Mayo. Michael married Josephine MCDONNELL in 1891 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

Michael inherited the family home, Liscottle House, in Swinford, Co.

Michael died at the age of about 80 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Jo and Patrick McManus.

Josephine MCDONNELL [Parents] was born about 24 Jun 1867 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She was christened on 26 Jun 1867 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 29 Jul 1907 in Liscottle House, Swinford, Co. Mayo. She was buried in Kilconduff Cemetery, Swinford, Co. Mayo. Josephine married Michael G. HORKAN in 1891 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

Josephine died at the age of 40 of tuberculosis.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Ellen (Ellie) HORKAN was born about 1892.
  F ii
Elizabeth (Betty) HORKAN was born about 1894 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo.
  F iii
Jane HORKAN was born about 1895 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo.
  F iv Josephine (Jo) HORKAN was born about 1899.
  F v
Anne (Annie) HORKAN was born about 1901 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo.
  M vi
John Michael HORKAN was born on 24 Jun 1903 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died in May 2003 in New York City.

John died just short of his 100th birthday.
  F vii
Margaret (Rita) HORKAN was born about 1904 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. She died.
  M viii
'unknown' HORKAN (male) was born in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died.
  F ix
'unknown' HORKAN (female) was born in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. She died.

Michael MCNULTY was born in probably Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died about 1928 in probably Foxford, Co. Mayo. He was buried in Craggagh Cemetery, Foxford, Co. Mayo. Michael married Mary Ellen MCDONNELL.

Mary Ellen MCDONNELL [Parents] was born about 5 May 1861 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She was christened on 7 May 1861 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died in Dec 1952 in Gurteen, Co. Sligo. She was buried in Craggagh Cemetery, Foxford, Co. Mayo. Mary married Michael MCNULTY.

Mary and her husband, Michael, lived in Cullen House, Foxford, Co. Mayo.

According to a newspaper obituary Mary died at the age of 91 at the home of a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. and Dr. P. Kilcoyne, in Gurteen. She had been living with them for several years. It appears that Mrs. Kilcoyne was Mary/Rita below as we have verified the husbands of her married sisters.

They had the following children.

  F i Josephine MCNULTY died on 9 Dec 1980.
  M ii Martin Thomas (Martin Tom) MCNULTY was born on 30 Oct 1883. He died after 1965.
  F iii Mary or Rita MCNULTY died.
  F iv Catherine (Kitty) MCNULTY died.
  M v Hubert Vincent MCNULTY was born in 1888.
  F vi
Jennie MCNULTY was born about 1892 in Cullen, Foxford, Co. Mayo. She died on 18 Oct 1964 in Dublin.

Jennie, who never married, was matron at the Albert Agricultural College in Glasnevin, Dublin. She lived in Monkstown, Co. Dublin.
  M vii
Alexander (Alex) Joseph MCNULTY was born on 3 Sep 1893 in Cullen, Foxford, Co. Mayo.
  F viii Beatrice (Bea) MCNULTY died.

George HORKAN was born about 1811. He died on 2 Apr 1880 in Liscottle House, Swinford, Co. Mayo. George married Maria HEPBURNE on 7 Feb 1842 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

George lived at Liscottle House, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He and his wife, Maria, had 13 children that we know of.

George died of asthmatic bronchitis at the age of 68.

Note from Helen: Although I am not directly related to George's family, during the course of my research into the McDonnells of Kilmovee, Co. Mayo (Lizzie Gordon, a grandaunt of my husband, married John McDonnell), I came across information on George's family (George's son Michael married John's sister Josephine) that might be helpful to Horkan researchers, hence its inclusion in my website. Additional inforamtion on the Horkans would be welcome.

Maria HEPBURNE [Parents] was born in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died after 2 Apr 1880. Maria married George HORKAN on 7 Feb 1842 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary HORKAN was born in 1840s. She died on 9 Jul 1915.
  M ii
William HORKAN was born in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died.
  F iii
Elizabeth HORKAN was born in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. She died.
  M iv George J. HORKAN was born on 8 Sep 1851. He died on 15 Feb 1928.
  M v
James HORKAN was born in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died after 9 Jul 1915.

James lived in Swinford, Co. Mayo.
  M vi
Matthew HORKAN was born in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died.
  M vii Patrick Thomas HORKAN was born in possibly about 1852. He died on 5 Jul 1885.
  F viii
Bridget HORKAN was born in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. She died.
  M ix
Peter Joseph HORKAN was born about 1857 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died on 23 May 1898 in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

Peter, a medical doctor, died aged 40 of tuberculosis.
  M x
Luke HORKAN was born in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. He died.
  F xi Belinda HORKAN died.
  F xii Margaret Ann HORKAN was born about 1860. She died after 9 Jul 1915.
  M xiii Michael G. HORKAN was born about 1862. He died on 4 Jan 1942.

Patrick HIGGINS was born in 1847 in Culliagh, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died on 14 Jan 1899 in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. Patrick married Jane MCDONNELL.

Patrick was a shopkeeper in Kilkelly. He died of "hypostatic pneumonia" and cardiac failure aged just 52.

Jane MCDONNELL [Parents] was born about 1853 in Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died on 11 Apr 1899 in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. Jane married Patrick HIGGINS.

Jane died at the age of 46, just three months after her husband, Patrick. The cause of death was "enteric fever" and exhaustion. Fifteen children were orphaned; the youngest, May, was only about five years old.

Two of Jane and Patrick's daughters entered the convent, becoming Sr. Aiden and Sr. Aloysius, both of the St. Louis Convent in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. However we do not know which two daughters were nuns, although we know it was not Lizzie and we know that Sr. Aloysius was their third and that Sr. Aiden was probably older as she entered the convent two years before Sr. Aloysius. Sr. Aiden died in 1965 in Kiltimagh, Sr. Aloysius having predeceased her.

Another daughter married a Mr. Delahunty and lived in Monkstown in Dublin, and another married a Dr. Lyons and lived in Killiney in Dublin. One of Jane and Patrick's sons was a dentist in Co. Sligo, and another was a medical doctor. Unfortunately we do not have any further information.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas J. HIGGINS was born about 1875 in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died.
  F ii Elizabeth (Lizzie) J. HIGGINS was born on 29 Jun 1877.
  F iii
Jane HIGGINS was born in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died.
  M iv
Patrick J. HIGGINS was born in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died in Mar 1947 in Swinford, Co. Mayo.

Patrick was a parish priest in Swinford, Co. Mayo.
  F v
Catherine (Kate) HIGGINS was born in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died.
  F vi
Hanora (Nora) HIGGINS was born in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died.
  M vii
Michael HIGGINS was born in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died.
  M viii
Edward HIGGINS was born in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died.
  M ix
John HIGGINS was born in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. He died.
  F x
Ann (Annie) HIGGINS was born about 1884 in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo. She died.
  M xi
Alexander HIGGINS was born on 18 Jul 1885 in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.
  M xii Lawrence P. HIGGINS was born on 18 Mar 1887. He died about 1970.
  M xiii
Joseph HIGGINS was born about 1890 in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.
  M xiv Martin HIGGINS was born about 1892.
  F xv
Mary (May) HIGGINS was born about 1894 in Kilkelly, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo.

Alexander (Alex) Joseph Vincent MCDONNELL [Parents] was born in 1891 in Hackney, London. He died. Alexander married 'unknown' FITZGERALD.

Alex qualified as a doctor in 1915. Both he and his brother, James (also a doctor), were awarded military medals for acts of bravery during World War I. Either Alex or James served in Gallipoli. Alex and James's brother Gerald was also a doctor.

Alex lived in Putney in London.

'unknown' FITZGERALD died. 'unknown' married Alexander (Alex) Joseph Vincent MCDONNELL.


William HAYES. William married Mary Ellen (Ellie) HORKAN.

Mary Ellen (Ellie) HORKAN [Parents] was born about 1892 in probably Liscottle, Swinford, Co. Mayo. Mary married William HAYES.


Bryan (Ben) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 8 Jul 1902 in Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 10 Jul 1902 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 22 Feb 1964 in 4 Marian Place, Glin, Co. Limerick. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Bryan married Margaret CARROLL on 19 Apr 1941 in Lurriga, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick.

No sponsors were recorded on Ben's baptimal record (on www.irishgenealogy.ie).

Ben, who was a bicycle mechanic, lived at 4 Marian Place, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Margaret CARROLL [Parents] was born about 1906. She died on 28 Dec 1989. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Bryan (Ben) CUNNINGHAM on 19 Apr 1941 in Lurriga, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick.

Margaret was from Patrickswell, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii James (Jimmy) CUNNINGHAM was born about 1944. He died on 20 Oct 2002.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.

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