Connected Families

In the course of my research I have picked up valuable information on a number of families which are either connected by marriage to our own families, or which 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 the history of families with links to ours. For information on the connected families in my family trees, please click on one of the names below:  

Descendant Reports   

County

Surname

Townland/Parish of Origin

Connection

Cork

BARRETT

Co. Cork

Máirín Barrett married my husband’s first cousin Gordon Colleary

JOHNSTON

Co. Cork (possible Co. Carlow or Co. Kildare origins)

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

SULLIVAN

Caheraveelane, Kilshannig

This family, from the same sparsely populated townland as our Sullivan family, is related to our Sullivans but I have not been able to establish how.

Donegal

LYNCH

Binion, Clonmany

Mamie Lynch married Tom McDonnell, son of Lizzie Gordon, about 1930. Tom was my husband’s first cousin once removed.

MORRISON

Straid, Clonmany

Catherine Morrison’s daughter, Mamie Lynch, married Lizzie Gordon’s son, Tom McDonnell, about 1930. Tom was my husband’s first cousin once removed.

Kerry

CUNNINGHAM

Mountcoal/Irremore area, Listowel, Co. Kerry

This family (which has Co. Limerick origins) is connected to my Cunningham family of Kilbaha, Moyvane (Newtownsandes), Co, Kerry but I don’t know how exactly the two families are linked.

DORE

Moyvane South, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry and Rathoran, Kilmeany. Co. Limerick origins: see DORE/DOWER in Co. Limerick section below

Brigie Dore married my great-granduncle Richie Cunningham in 1892.

FINUCANE

Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert

My great-great-great-grandmother Margaret Finucane is supposedly connected to this family but I don’t know how.

FINUCANE

Ardmore, Carhoonakineely, Tarbert

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

HANRAHAN

Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane)

Several members of my family (Cunninghams, for example) have married Hanrahans or Hanrahan descendants over the generations.

McENERY

Tubbertureen, Newtownsandes (Moyvane)

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

MULVIHILL

Clounbrane, Gortdromasillihy and Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane)

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

MULVIHILL

Shronowen, Listowel

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

O’CONNOR

Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. Co. Limerick origins: see O’CONNOR in Co. Limerick section below

It appears this family is connected to our O’Connor family. Both have roots in Dirreen, Co. Limerick and both are related to the O’Connor family of Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

STACK

Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane (Newtownsandes)

Family of Patrick Stack (born about 1820s) of The Hill in Gortdromasillihy. Patrick’s son Tom married my great-great-aunt Ellie Shanahan in 1884

STACK

Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane (Newtownsandes)

Family of Edmund Stack (1807-1897) was probably connected to family of Patrick Stack above.

Limerick

DORE/DOWER

originally Gortnagloss, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick; some descendants settled in Moyvane South, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry; Rathoran, Kilmeany, Co. Kerry; U.S. and Australia  

Brigie Dore married my great-granduncle Richie Cunningham in 1892.

HAYES

Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea

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

O’CONNOR

Dirreen Lower, Athea, Co. Limerick; some descendants settled in Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry 

It appears this family is connected to our O’Connor family. Both have roots in Dirreen and both are related to the O’Connor family of Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

Mayo

McDONNELL

Corgarriff, Kilmovee

John McDonnell married my husband’s great-aunt Lizzie Gordon in 1892.

Roscommon

GORDON

Fairymount (Tibohine)

This family (descendants of John Gordon) came from the same parish as our Gordon family; and, as with our own Gordons, the name Cormac was traditional. A blood connection is likely. 

Tipperary

CAREW

Soloheadbeg (from where most of the family emigrated to Newfoundland)

It is possible that Edmond Carew (born 1820) from this family was my great-great-grandfather, Edmond Carew, who was about 1820 in Soloheadbeg.

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