Descendants of John SHANAHAN (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Third Generation


13. Bridget (Bridie) COLLINS (Mary SHANAHAN , John ) was born about 14 Sep 1866 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 16 Sep 1866 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Richard Collins and Bridget Connor.

Bridget married William (Bill) BUCKLEY, son of 'unknown' BUCKLEY, on 25 Feb 1905 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. William was born about 1870 in probably Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

I am told that Bridie and Bill lived in Aughrim, Moyvane. A 1911 census return has been found for their household and although their home was located in Glenalappa West, which adjoins Aughrim to the south, the record almoat certainly relates to our Bridie and Bill as their daughters' names match.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Timothy Dineen and Ellen Collins.

Bridget and William had the following children.

+ 41 F i Mary BUCKLEY was born about 1906. She died.
  42 M ii
'unknown' BUCKLEY died.
+ 43 F iii Bridget (Bridie) BUCKLEY was born on 19 Aug 1910. She died on 9 Jul 1992.

14. Mary (Minnie) COLLINS (Mary SHANAHAN , John ) was born about 14 Sep 1866 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 16 Sep 1866 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in between about 1907 and 1911.

Baptismal sponsors were James Shanahan and Mary Woulfe.

Mary married William (Willie) WALSH, son of William WALSH and Mary 'UNKNOWN', on 19 Feb 1901 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. William was born in possibly 1873 in probably Doonard, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died in Oct 1932. He was buried in Listowel Cemetery, Co. Kerry.

A 1911 census return has been located for Willie's household in Doonard Upper in Tarbert which tells us he was a widower at this time. The fact that his wife, Minnie, had died may account for the fact that two of their children (William and James) are listed in the 1911 census return with the family of their uncle Jer Collins, indicating that Jer and his siblings may have been helping to raise them. It is known that Willie later remarried.

I was originally told that Willie was from Marble Hole in Tarbert. I was never able to determine where exactly Marble Hole was located but, having come across the marriage record of Mary and Willie (on www.irishgenealogy.ie), I believe it to be in the townland of Doonard where Willie was living prior to his marriage.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Patrick Walsh and Bridget Collins.

Mary and William had the following children.

  44 M i
William (Willie) Joseph WALSH was born on 1 Dec 1901 in probably Doonard Upper, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died in Jun 1967 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. He was buried on 30 Jun 1967 in Bairnsdale Cemetery, Victoria.

Willie, who was Paddy's twin, was ordained a priest in Carlow in 1927. At the time of the death of his father in 1932 he was ministering in the diocese of Sale, Victoria, Australia. He later served as parish priest in Barrinsdale, Victoria.
  45 M ii
Patrick (Paddy) WALSH was born on 1 Dec 1901 in probably Doonard Upper, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died on 27 Jan 1999.

Paddy was Willie's twin. He ran the family farm in Doonard, Tarbert.
  46 F iii
John Joseph WALSH was born on 15 Jan 1903 in probably Doonard Upper, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. She died in 1962 in Yallourn, Victoria, Australia.

John became a priest. At the time of the death of his father in 1932 he was serving in the diocese of Sale, Victoria, Australia. In the 1950s he ministered in Yallourn, Victoria where he was appointed parish priest.
  47 M iv
Martin WALSH was born about 1904 in probably Doonard Upper, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died in 1977 in Brisbane, Australia.

Martin was an official in the Australian Board of Education. He lived in Brisbane.
  48 M v
Jeremiah WALSH was born about 1905 in probably Doonard Upper, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died in England.

Jeremiah lived in England.
  49 M vi
James WALSH was born about 1907 in probably Doonard Upper, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. He died in Australia.

James became a Christian Brother, his name in religion being Br. Liguori. At the time of the death of his father in 1932 James was teaching in Calcutta. He later moved to Australia.

16. Jeremiah (Jer) COLLINS (Mary SHANAHAN , John ) was born on 8 Dec 1872 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 2 Oct 1949.

Jeremiah married Mary MULLANE, daughter of Patrick MULLANE and Margaret KEARNEY, on 27 Jan 1912 in Newcastle registration district, Co. Limerick. Mary was born about 1879 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 25 Sep 1967.

Jer and Mary farmed in Murhur, Moyvane.

They had the following children.

+ 50 F i Mary (Minnie) COLLINS was born on 30 Oct 1912. She died on 25 Sep 2002.
  51 M ii
William (Willie) COLLINS was born on 30 Nov 1913 in probably Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 15 Dec 1973.
       
William married Mary CULHANE. Mary was born in Moyvane village, Co. Kerry. She died.
  52 M iii
John COLLINS was born in probably Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

John died as a child.
+ 53 F iv Margaret COLLINS was born on 25 Mar 1917. She died.
  54 M v
John COLLINS was born in probably Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in 1983 in probably Dublin.

John was a policeman. He lived in Dublin.
        John married Living.
  55 M vi
Patrick COLLINS was born in probably Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died.

Patrick died of croup at the age of two.
  56 F vii
Hanora (Nora) COLLINS was born in probably Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in 1988.
       
Hanora married Harry CORFIELD. Harry was born in Birmingham. He died.
+ 57 F viii Eileen COLLINS was born in 1927. She died on 16 Aug 1979.

20. Ellen (Ellie) COLLINS (Mary SHANAHAN , John ) was born about 22 Jun 1884 in Ahalahana, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 24 Jun 1884 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 12 Oct 1963 in Clash, Athea, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ellie's baptismal sponsors were John Collins and Bridget Connor. Ellie lived in Glenalappa, Moyvane and died at the home of her daughter Kitty in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Ellen married Thomas (Tom) MOORE on 16 Feb 1915 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Thomas was born in Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died before 12 Oct 1963.

They had the following children.

  58 F i
Catherine (Kitty) MOORE died.

Kitty lived in Clash, Athea, Co. Limerick.
       
Catherine married John O'CONNOR. John was born in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died.
  59 F ii
Mary MOORE died.
       
Mary married 'unknown' POWER. 'unknown' was born in Croom, Co. Limerick. He died.
  60 F iii
Bridget (Bridie) MOORE died.
       
Bridget married 'unknown' MCELLIGOTT. 'unknown' was born in Six Crosses, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died.
  61 M iv
Edmund (Ned) MOORE died.

Ned lived in Glenalappa, Moyvane.
  62 M v
John MOORE died.
  63 M vi
Maurice (Mossie) MOORE died.
  64 M vii
Thomas (Tommy) MOORE died.
  65 M viii
Martin MOORE died.

Martin was a policeman and lived in Knocklong, Co. Limerick.
       
Martin married 'UNKNOWN'. 'UNKNOWN' died.
  66 M ix
William (Willie) MOORE died.

21. Catherine (Babe) SHANAHAN (Richard , John ) was born on 10 Nov 1891 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 14 Nov 1891 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 24 Jan 1986 in Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Babe's baptismal sponsors were Nicholas Madden and Mary Collins.

Babe was only about 13 when her mother died. She helped raise her younger siblings.

Catherine married John (Jack Bill) O'CONNOR, son of William O'CONNOR and Johanna CUNNINGHAM, on 4 Mar 1916 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. John was born on 25 May 1876 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 5 Jun 1876 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 8 Nov 1959 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

The sponsors at Jack's baptism were (what appears to be) William Hanrahan and Johanna Hanrahan. Jack was known as Jack Bill because his father's name was Bill (William). This followed a local naming custom by which people (females included) often had their father's name added to their first names in order to distinguish them from others of the same name in the area.    

Jack Bill ran the O'Connor family farm in Kilbaha.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage of Jack Bill and Babe were Patrick Finucane and Ellie Shanahan (probably Babe's sister).

According to their son Dick, the marriage of Jack Bill and Babe was arranged, a practice common at the time.

Catherine and John had the following children.

+ 67 M i William (Willie) O'CONNOR was born in 1917. He died on 23 Jul 1966.
  68 F ii
Mary O'CONNOR was born in 1918 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 14 Nov 1996 in Tralee, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.
       
Mary married John (Jack) LEAHY, son of Thomas (Tom) LEAHY and Elizabeth (Lizzie) KEANE, in Jan 1947. John was born in 1915 in Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. He died on 5 Mar 2005. He was buried on 8 Mar 2005 in Old Cemetery, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.

Jack was a well-known cattle breeder. He and Mary lived in Lisaniskea, Knockanure, Co. Kerry.
+ 69 M iii Richard (Dick) O'CONNOR was born on 23 May 1919. He died on 9 Aug 1985.
  70 F iv
Hannah (Sr. Patricia) O'CONNOR was born on 19 May 1921 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 29 Dec 2008 in Cork. She was buried on 31 Dec 2008 in St. Oliver's Cemetery, Cork.

Sr. Patricia was a sister in the Bon Secours order. She lived in Cork.

22. Ellen (Ellie) SHANAHAN (Richard , John ) was born on 4 Aug 1893 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 5 Aug 1893 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 19 Apr 1991 in Drommurhur, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ellie's baptismal sponsors were Edward Stack and Mary Woulfe. Ellie died at the age of 97.

Ellen married Robert (Bob) STACK, son of Patrick STACK and Sarah NOLAN, on 1 Mar 1924 in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. Robert was born on 4 Nov 1883 in Drommurhur, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 20 Nov 1957 in Drommurhur, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Knockanure Cemetery, Co. Kerry.

Ellie and Bob farmed in Drommurhur (also spelled Dromurhur), Moyvane.

They had the following children.

+ 71 F i Mary (Maunie) STACK was born about 1924. She died on 22 Feb 2002.
+ 72 M ii Patrick (Pat) STACK was born about 1925. He died on 15 Oct 2007.
  73 M iii
Richard (Dick) STACK was born in Jun 1928 in Drommurhur, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 27 Mar 2012. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Dick, who never married, lived in Drommurhur.
+ 74 M iv John (Johnny) STACK was born about 1930. He died on 17 Mar 2007.
  75 F v
Catherine (Kathleen) STACK was born about 1930 in Drommurhur, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in 2014. She was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Kathleen and Johnny were twins.
       
Catherine married Thomas (Tom) O'DWYER. Thomas died before 2014.

23. Bridget SHANAHAN (Richard , John ) was born on 7 Apr 1895 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 9 Apr 1895 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 4 Feb 1949 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Bridget's baptismal sponsors were Martin Collins and Mary Collins.

Bridget was only about 51 years of age when she died.

Bridget married Michael (Mick) J. HANRAHAN, son of John HANRAHAN and Margaret CUNNINGHAM, on 21 Feb 1928 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Michael was born on 19 Apr 1892 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 21 Apr 1892 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 11 Jun 1967 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mick's baptismal sponsors were Michael Moran and Honora Moran.

Mick was also known as "Mickeen John Paddy" (because his father was John and his grandfather was Paddy). He was well known in the area for his ability to cure ringworm, this knowledge apparently having been passed down to him by his father. When people would come to him with ringworm, he would apply to the skin a mixture made up mostly of unsalted butter, but nobody knows what he put into the butter to make the cure.

They had the following children.

  76 F i Living.
+ 77 F ii Living.
+ 78 M iii Living.
  79 F iv Living.

24. John (Jack) R. SHANAHAN (Richard , John ) was born on 20 Oct 1896 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 22 Oct 1896 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 19 May 1974 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Jack's baptismal sponsors were Thomas Healy and Elizabeth Healy.

John married Winifred (Winnie) O'CARROLL, daughter of Jeremiah (Jer) O'CARROLL and Margaret LYNCH, on 3 Jan 1931. Winifred was born on 29 Oct 1907 in Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, Co. Kerry. She was christened on 31 Oct 1907 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 10 Aug 2001 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Jack and Winnie lived in Kilbaha, Moyvane.

They had the following children.

+ 80 M i Living.
  81 F ii Living.
        Living married Living.
  82 F iii Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 83 M iv Living.

27. John (Jack) J. SHANAHAN (James , John ) was born about 1893 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Jan 1968 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John married Hanora (Hannah) HARRINGTON, daughter of James HARRINGTON and Mary KENNELLY, on 26 Feb 1938 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Hanora was born about 1900 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 17 Apr 1992 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Hannah and John lived in Kilbaha.

Note from Helen: I am not 100% sure that Hannah's parents were indeed James Harrington and Mary Kennelly of Kilbaha, but I am making the assumption that thery were, based on the fact that their daughter Hannah was born around the same time as John Shanahan's wife, Hannah Harrington, i.e., around 1900, and the fact that it seems that James and Mary's daughter was the only Hannah Harrington of approximately 10 years of age living in the Newtownsandes area at the time of the 1911 census.

They had the following children.

  84 F i Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 85 M ii Living.
  86 M iii
James SHANAHAN was born in 1940. He died.
+ 87 M iv Brendan SHANAHAN died on 23 Jun 2010.
  88 M v Living.
        Living married Living.
  89 F vi Living.

29. Catherine (Kathleen) O'SULLIVAN (Bridget SHANAHAN , John ) was born about 1891 in Aughrim, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She was christened in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 31 May 1974. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Baptismal sponsors were Edmund O'Sullivan and Margaret O'Sullivan.

Kathleen was only four years of age when her mother died and seven when she lost her father. She and her younger sister Mary were raised in Ahalahana, Moyvane after their parents' death by their aunt Mary Collins (née Shanahan) and her husband, Bill. Kathleen and Mary are listed with Mary and Bill's family in the 1901 census, and in the 1911 census as members of the household of Mary and Bill's son Jer Collins.

Catherine married James (Jim) SHEEHY, son of 'unknown' SHEEHY. James was born about 1884 in Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 10 May 1970. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Jim was a brother of Paddy, the husband of Kathleen's sister Teresa.

They had the following children.

+ 90 F i Bridget Mary (Bridie Mai) SHEEHY was born in 1919. She died on 19 Jul 2014.
  91 F ii
Sheila SHEEHY was born in probably Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 20 Jan 1999. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sheila was Mary's twin and farmed in Glenalappa. She never married.
  92 F iii
Mary (Sr. Claude) SHEEHY was born in probably Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 6 Jun 2003. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mary was Sheila's twin. She was a sister in the Presentation order in Dingle, Co. Kerry.
  93 F iv
Kathleen (Sr. Anne) SHEEHY was born in probably Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died before 6 Jun 2003.

Kathleen was a sister in the Mercy order. She lived in London.
  94 F v Living.
        Living married Living.
  95 F vi Living.
  96 M vii Living.
  97 M viii Living.
  98 M ix
John Joseph (John Joe) SHEEHY was born about 1922 in probably Glenalappa, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died in 2007. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John Joe is Lizzie's twin. He farmed in Moyvane, in either Glenalappa or Aughrim. He never married.
  99 F x Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 100 M xi Patrick (Paddy) SHEEHY was born about 1923. He died on 20 May 1999.

31. Mary STACK (Ellen (Ellie) SHANAHAN , John ) was born on 3 Jan 1885 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 1 Feb 1966 in Killacolla, Glin, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Mary married David (Davy) MOORE, son of Thomas MOORE and Jane ("Mudsy") JAMESON "Mudsy", on 10 Feb 1912. David was born in 1877 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died in 1955 in possibly Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Davy and Mary farmed in Ballyculhane, Glin.

Davy's father, Thomas Moore, kept good hunting dogs and was a crack shot, and he regularly accompanied the Knight of Glin (of Glin Castle) on his hunting and shooting expeditions. In fact he was one of the few allowed to shoot in the grounds on his own. He was such a good shot that much of his kill would end up on the Knight's table at the castle and, at times, at Royal tables in England. When the Knight, notwithstanding their close friendship, asked him for his two dogs, Davy replied, "I will shoot them first, Knight, before you will have them".

They had the following children.

  101 M i
Thomas (Tom) MOORE was born in 1912 in probably Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 10 Nov 1976 in Redmond, Oregon.

Following his ordination to the priesthood in Thurles, Co. Tipperary in 1939, Tom was sent to the United States and served in Oregon.
+ 102 F ii Jane (Sinead) MOORE was born in 1914. She died on 14 Nov 2011.
+ 103 F iii Ellen (Nell) MOORE was born in 1915. She died on 5 Feb 2009.
+ 104 M iv Patrick (Pat) MOORE was born in 1918. He died on 18 Jul 1991.
  105 M v
John MOORE was born in 1920 in probably Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died about 1936.
+ 106 M vi David MOORE was born in 1922. He died on 21 Jan 2009.
+ 107 F vii Mary (May) MOORE was born in 1924. She died in Jul 1999.

32. Edward/Edmond (Ned) STACK (Ellen (Ellie) SHANAHAN , John ) was born on 17 Feb 1886 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 8 Dec 1939. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Edward/Edmond married Josephine (Ciss) RUDDLE, daughter of David RUDDLE, on 30 Jul 1921. Josephine was born in Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 8 Dec 1931. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ned and Ciss ran the Stack family farm in Ballygoughlan, Glin.

They had the following children.

  108 F i
Irene (Sr. Irene) STACK was born in 1923 in probably Ballygoughlan, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 5 Feb 2011 in Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Irene, a Mercy sister at Balloonagh Convent in Tralee, attended school at the Mercy Covent, Moyderwell, Tralee before entering the convent.
+ 109 F ii Phina STACK was born in 1924. She died in 1999.
+ 110 M iii Thomas (Tom) STACK was born in 1925. He died in 1972.

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