Connected Families

In the course of my research I have picked up valuable information on a number of families that are either connected by marriage to our own families or that I believe but cannot prove are blood-related to us. Additional information would be most welcome as I am always delighted to include on this website family trees with links to ours. For a detailed narrative account of the main ‘connected families’, please click on one of the surnames below.

County

Surname

Townland/Parish/Town of Origin

Connection

Cork

BARRETT

unknown

Mairin Barrett married my husband’s first cousin Gordon Colleary.

JOHNSTON

unknown (possible Co. Carlow or Co. Kildare connections)

Maria Johnston’s granddaughter Mairin Barrett married my husband’s first cousin Gordon Colleary.

SULLIVAN

Caheraveelane, Kilshannig

This family is related to my Sullivan/O’Sullivan family from Caheraveelane but I have been unable to establish how.

Donegal

LYNCH

Binion, Clonmany

Mamie Lynch married Tom McDonnell, son of Lizzie Gordon who was a grandaunt of my husband.

MORRISON

Straid, Clonmany

Catherine Morrison’s daughter Mamie Lynch married Tom McDonnell, son of Lizzie Gordon who was a grandaunt of my husband.

Kerry

DORE

Moyvane South, Moyvane (Newtownsandes); also Rathoran, Kilmeany (Co. Limerick connections)

Brigie Dore married my great-granduncle Richie Cunningham. Brigie’s family came originally from Gortnagloss, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick.

FINUCANE

Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert

My great-great-great-grandmother Margaret Finucane is supposedly connected to this family but I do not know how.

FINUCANE

Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert

This is another Finucane family from Ardmore that may be connected to our Finucane family and/or the other Ardmore Finucanes above. Those members of this family who emigrated to the U.S. changed their name to Finnigan.

HANRAHAN

Kilbaha, Moyvane (Newtownsandes)

Several members of my family (e.g. Cunninghams) married Hanrahans or Hanrahan descendants over the generations.

McENERY

Tubbertureen, Moyvane (Newtownsandes)

Two members of my Hudson family married members of the McEnery family.

MULVIHILL

townlands of Clounbrane, Gortdromasillihy and Kilbaha, all in Moyvane (Newtownsandes)

Several members of my Cunningham family have married members of this Mulvihill family.

MULVIHILL

Shronowen, Listowel

Several members of my Cunningham family have married members of this Mulvihill family, who are connected by marriage - and may blood-related - to the Mulvihill family above.

O’CONNOR

Lisaniskea. Knockanure (Co. Limerick connections)

This family appears to be connected to my O’Connor family of Kilbaha, Moyvane (Newtownsandes) in that both have roots in Dirreen, Co. Limerick and both are related to the O’Connors of Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

STACK

Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane (Newtownsandes)

These are the descendants of Patrick Stack (born about 1820s) of the Hill, Gortdromasillihy. Patrick’s son Tom married my great-grandaunt Ellie Shanahan.

STACK

Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane (Newtownsandes)

These are the descendants of Edmund Stack (born 1807) who was probably related to Patrick Stack above.

Limerick

HAYES

Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea

Two members of my Hudson family married members of this Hayes family.

Mayo

McDONNELL

Corgarriff, Kilmovee

Tom McDonnell married my husband’s grandaunt Lizzie Gordon.

Roscommon

GORDON

Fairymount (Tibohine)

This family is probably connected to our Gordon family as both came from the same parish and the name Cormac is traditional in both families.

Tipperary

CAREW

Soloheadbeg (Solloghodbeg)

It is possible that Edmond Carew (born 1820) from this family (most of whom emigrated to Newfoundland) was my great-great-grandfather Edmond Carew from Soloheadbeg who was also born in 1820.

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