Descendants of John HANRAHAN (to contribute information, please email

First Generation

1. John HANRAHAN was born in abt 1780s in possibly Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died.

Much of the information below on the Hanrahan family comes from Pádraig Kenny, a great-great-grandson of John's son Michael. Pádraig, who has been hugely helpful to me in my research, has in his possession an old page of notes, found in a drawer, which outlines the family tree of the Hanrahan family in Kilbaha into which a number of my blood relatives married. The notes indicate that Michael's siblings were Denis, Jim, Paddy and Cornelius (Corney), and the information given on Paddy's descendants matches information I came across independently while researching my Cunningham ancestors (Margaret Cunningham, a great-grandaunt of mine, married Paddy's son John). Using these notes as a basis an extensive Hanrahan fmily history has been built up. Note: it is possible that John above also had a daughter named Ellen as a baptismal record has been located (on for an Ellen Hanrahan of Kilbaha who married a John Shine in Moyvane on 11 February 1834.

Other Hanrahans who may have a connection to John above (although we have no proof) are:

Patrick Hanrahan who was living in Kilbaha in the 1820s as baptismal records have been located (on for two children of a Patrick Hanrahan and his wife, Margaret Mulvihill of Kilbaha: Patrick was baptised on 10 February 1823 and Michael on 24 August 1825.

And a marriage record has been located for a Margaret Hanrahan of Kilbaha who married a John Kennelly of Kilbaha on 7 February 1861 (the fathers' names are not shown). Could Margaret have been related to John above? A Michael Hanrahan witnessed the marriage.

Note from Helen: Neither my husband nor I am related by blood to the Hanrahan family. However, several members of my family (e.g., Cunninghams) have married Hanrahans or Hanrahan descendants over the generations, hence my interest.

John married Neasa Jane KENNELLY. Neasa was born about 1793 in Lenamore, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. She died about 1868 in Kilbaha South, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Neasa's name given as Jane on the baptismal records of her sons William and Daniel.

They had the following children.

+ 2 M i Patrick (Paddy) HANRAHAN was born about 1816. He died in possibly 16 Jul 1903.
+ 3 M ii Cornelius (Corney) HANRAHAN died.
+ 4 M iii Michael HANRAHAN was born in possibly about 1824. He died in possibly 15 Feb 1878 .
  5 M iv
William HANRAHAN was born in 1826 in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry.
+ 6 M v James (Jim) HANRAHAN was born in possibly about 1832. He died on 27 Aug 1907.
+ 7 M vi Denis (Denny) HANRAHAN was born in May 1833. He died about 1877.
  8 M vii
Timothy HANRAHAN was born in Jun 1835 in Kilbaha South, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 19 Jun 1935 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Daniel Kennelly and Ellen Hanrahan.
  9 F viii
Margaret HANRAHAN was born in Kilbaha South, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died.
Margaret married John KENNELLY on 7 Feb 1861 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John died.

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