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Kilkenny’s postcard-worthy villages and picturesque countryside are reason enough to visit, but when you consider the county’s rich creative arts, enduringly-popular nightlife and wide-spread medieval roots – apparent in its churches, castles and monastic ruins – it soon becomes clear that there’s more to this verdant region than first meets the eye.

Historic sites in Kilkenny

The compact city of Kilkenny is crammed with historic sites, many of which can be found along its attraction-packed Medieval Mile. You’ll find Kilkenny Castle at one end and St Canice’s Cathedral at the other. 

Kilkenny Castle

The castle was built in 1195 after the Norman conquest of Ireland and subsequently rebuilt in the early 13th century after the original burned down. For over 600 years it was home to the Butlers of Ormonde, including Lady Margaret Butler, who went on to marry Sir William Boleyn and become the grandmother of Anny Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife. Join a self-guided tour of the grand interior or wander the 50-acre grounds.

Kilkenny was one of the last regions of Ireland to convert to Christianity in the Middle Ages, thanks to Saint Canice, who established a monastic settlement here in the 6th century (the name Kilkenny is an anglicisation of the Irish Cill Chainnigh, meaning ‘Church of St Canice’). St Canice’s Cathedral is the second largest medieval cathedral in the country and the adjacent round tower is one of only three in Ireland which can be climbed – it’s a popular spot for proposals, perhaps thanks to its sweeping views from the top.

Head to Callan, just south of Kilkenny, to see the memorial to James Hoban, a local architect who went on to design the White House for George Washington after emigrating to the US. He’s also said to have designed nearby Rossenarra House, which has hosted guests such as American author Richard Condon, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones. In Callan you’ll also find a memorial to Edmund Rice, a Roman Catholic missionary who was born in Kilkenny and devoted his life to educating under-privileged children.

Other key sites in the county include Shankill Castle, a painstakingly restored historic house just a 15-minute drive east of the city centre; the ruins of Jerpoint Abbey, an Irish Cistercian monastery and national monument famed for its stone carvings and sculpted tombs; and the nearby Gáirdín an Ghorta, a national garden of remembrance dedicated to the millions of people who died or emigrated during the Great Famine.

Coat of arms County Kilkenny

Coat of arms County Kilkenny

The town of Graiguenamanagh is worth a visit for Duiske Abbey alone – it’s the largest medieval Cisternian abbey in Ireland. But there’s more to be discovered along the Graiguenamanagh Heritage Trail, including a Great Famine fever hospital, the ruins of St Peter’s Protestant Church and various historic lanes, including Bachelor’s Walk, once home to Mrs O’Leary, who later emigrated to America and gained notoriety when one of her cows allegedly kicked over the lantern that started the great Chicago Fire of 1871. 

Things to do in Kilkenny

Kilkenny is renowned for its creative arts scene. Browse local craftsmanship and pick up a few souvenirs at Kilkenny Design Centre, or peruse the displays at the National Design & Craft Gallery – both venues can be found within the historic Castle Yard. Alternatively, catch a show at the art deco Watergate Theatre.

Want a family-friendly adventure? Head north to follow in the footsteps of vikings at Dunmore Cave, then check out Castlecomer Discovery Park, which is packed with kid-friendly activities and nature trails. St Patrick didn’t banish all the snakes from Ireland – you can find cobras and pythons as well as lizards, tortoises and more at The National Reptile Zoo. In Graiguenamanagh, canoe along the meandering River Barrow (one of Ireland’s ‘Three Sisters’) with Go With the Flow River Adventures.  

If you’re looking for the quintessential Irish village, look no further than Inistioge. It’s so beautiful it has featured in films such as Widow’s Peak and Circle of Friends. On the outskirts you’ll find Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum, the ideal spot for an afternoon walk.

Best food and drink in Kilkenny

Time your visit with Kilkenny’s weekly farmer’s market (9:30-14:30 every Thursday) to sample some of the best local produce. Speaking of the best, book a table at Michelin-starred Campagne for French-inspired fine dining. Alternatively, sample authentic Italian cuisine at Ristorante Rinuccini or enjoy a meal at Anocht – meaning ‘tonight’ in Gaelic.

Ale aficionados can’t miss the Smithwick’s Experience which includes a tour of Ireland’s oldest brewery and optional tastings. But for a truly authentic Irish pub experience, order a pint or two at Doyle’s or O’Shea’s in Graiguenamanagh; they double as hardware stores – a tradition originating from the 19th century, when the anti-alcohol temperance movement led landlords to diversify in order to keep their businesses afloat.

Kilkenny Council and Kilkenny Civic Trust have formed a partnership in order to support a number of cultural and heritage projects within the local community. From the restoration of historic sites to the expansion of educational facilities, these initiatives will greatly benefit the Kilkenny community, as well as those who come to visit.

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Nancy Calendine

looking for any information on father of Bridget murphy (born 1850) fathers name was Michael and mothers name was Julia i was able to find that Bridget was married to Peter Ryan in 1876 in Dublin in St Andrews roman catholic church they lived at 9 Leeson place records show that Michael and Julia were both deceased by 1876 Any information i have found was in the Dublin area I have alot of information on Bridget and Peter but nothing on her parents I would like to find Julias maiden name Bridget and Peter came to Quebec in 1883 with 3 boys Christopher Peter and James they lived in newberry middlesex canada and had 2 more boys joseph and john
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sue michele tynes

looking for information on jonathan murphy he was married to jane (waddell) murphy his son john c murphy was born in halifax co virginiain 1798 would liketo know where in ireland my family comes from
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John Murphy

My grandfather's name was Humphrey Murphy. He was married to Margaret O'Hare. My great grandfather's name was also Humphrey Murphy. He was married to Margaret Hengleton. All of the above were born in Ireland. My grandparents died in Cambridge Mass.
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KATHY Wye

I’m looking for a Mary Bridget Murphy born around 1917 her dad was Patrick Murphy
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Leah Leverett

My Grandfathers name was James Archie Murphy I know nothing about him i was never able to meet him i just really want to learn more about the Murphy's
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Shannon

I am planning a trip to Ireland with my in- laws next year and am hoping to find out a bit more about my heritage before we go! What I know is that my father's grandparents came over into Ellis Island sometime between appx 1898-1903 and settled in NY. My grandma married James Murphy, who I believe came from Ruth DeWald and Benjamin Murphy. I am also told that we have a Duke ancestor who was an infamous forger who was chased out of Ireland and into Scotland.
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Murphy

My Murphy family settled in bluefield w.v. and I'm trying to find where. My family member name thorton Murphy father was an were did he come from..most of my Murphy family lives in edgecombe county N.C.
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Anonymous

My family member is named James Murphy. He was born in County Tyrone, Dungannon, to be exact. He served in the British cavalry during World War 1. He was a dragoon, a hussar, a cavalry sniper, and a lancer. He was wounded after a German stormtrooper slashed across his face with a knife and left him with scars.
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M Lock

I'm searching for my Kelly family who originated from Queens County and lived in Manchester, England. My great-gran Sarah Kelly had a father Michael on her marriage which took place in Manchester in 1873 but she was born in 1952. Any suggestions would be great.
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Bob Baskerville

My Great Great Grandfather, Patrick Kelly, son of Patrick Kelly and Ellen Sheridan, was born in County Leitrm in 1851, emigrated to America in 1869-1870 with 2 cousins. My information ends with Patrick and Ellen, we are not sure if they had more kids than Patrick, who their parents were etc. Any help would be appreciated.
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Kelly Gibbons Benedict

My great grandfather’s name is John Kelly who married Bridget Kettrick. These are the children’s names, Charles, Michael, John, Mary, Norah, Julia, Pat and Bridget Kelly who married Martin Gibbons. I know Bridget Kettrick’s fathers name is Patrick Kettrick, his wife I might be Bridget Hoster and that’s all I have on my grandmother Bridget A (Kelly) Gibbons. Can anyone help me out? My grandmother Bridget (Kelly) Gibbons often was called Bridie and her sister Catherine was called Kitty who married in the USA as well.
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Kelly

My Great Grandfather and his immigration papers and I have his first and last and where from. His name is Patrick Kelly and he immigrated from Dublin. My first name is Kelly because I was named after my Nana's maiden name which was Kelly from her Father. So the names I have are Patrick Kelly from Dublin probably around the 1900s I'm guessing. Patrick Kelly from Dublin immigrated around 1900s Daughter is Ruth Kelly which was her maiden name she became Ruth Wilkinson after.
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Shirl O'Connor

Hello, My Name is Shirl O'Connor. My Father is James O'Connor. His Mother was Kathleen Duggan and his father was Michael O'Connor. I know his Father was born in 1894 and died in 1937. If anyone could help me, Find their marriage and another information please I would be grateful.
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Dermot Blake

Margaret Kelly from Dublin lived in Astoria Oregon. Her brother John Kelly married to Mary Byrne also lived in Astoria and had one child Maurice Kelly born April 1918 New York.....died in Palm Springs May 2008
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Butler

My Great Grandfather, Abel Anderson Butler, came from Massachusetts and settled in Mississippi around 1850. I believe his family previously moved from Ireland to Massachusetts. He was born around 1820. I have traced his ancestry back until then but I have hit a dead end. I plan on making a trip to Ireland so I would like to find out more information about my ancestry.
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Butler

frederick butler born in tong yorkshire in 1818 and died at the battle of inkerman in 1854
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Butler

frederick butler born 1818 in tong yorkshire and died at the battle if inkerman in 1854
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Butler

Frederick butler born 1818 in Tong Yorkshire and died at the Battle of inkerman in 1854
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Madden

My Father was a Patrick Joseph Butler of 41 Pearse St, Kilkenny Ireland. I know very little about him.He did have 2 Brothers Sean and Michael.Also Christina his Sister. I do not that his Sister married a McGrath and divorced him. What I really want to know is my Grandmothers Maiden name. I think her first name was Maria not sure. But that address is correct. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated
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Angeleana Butler

I am a Angeleana Butler and I have been doing a lot of research on our Butler ancestry and I am so fascinated with our History. I would love to correspond with any of the Butlers in Ireland, if anyone would like to reach out to me that would be amazing.
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Butler

Tony Butler from Mallow, Co. Cork here people....
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streacy

As I find... very cryptic!
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Tommyb10

hi to all the butlers Im getting a tattoo on my arm and want to incorporate our crest into it Love the motto Any suggestions
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hollyT

Hello Butlers! Long shot but is the Butler in Pretoria, SA, involved in mining? I have a great-grand father who came from there. Holly
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ellenruby

Hi, Im the great grand daughter of the Butler family in Kilkenny who ran the stables for the last Butlers who lived in the Castle. My great great grandfather, Thomas Butler, taught the last Butler daughter the Butlers of Ormonde how to horse ride. Any other Butlers out there?
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Cherilyn Carroll

Hello Gail Ryan, you wrote this to a Jenny Miller (no dates). "My great-grandfather Patrick Ryan and great-grandmother Bridget Treacy came from Borrisoleigh, and also emigrated to Queensland in ~1880. They got off the boat in Townsville, and spent their lives in Charters Towers. Perhaps we are related - Borrisoleigh is not a huge town!! My name is Cherilyn, my maiden name Cherilyn Ryan. My great-grandfather (Michael Ryan) was the twin brother of Patrick Ryan, your g-grandfather. My g-grandfather's name was Thomas Ryan and he married Anne Russell in June 1899 (or it may be 1880 - hard to tell), in Borrisoleigh, Tipperary. The town seems to be spelt differently sometimes - Borrisleigh. Sometime after that date in 1899/ 1880, the twin brothers, Thomas and Patrick, came to Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. I know my grandfather's side of the family, i.e. his parents Thomas and Anne Ryan, lived on a cattle property/ station at Calcium/ Reid River/ Toonpan/ Woodstock area - all tiny little places, more like localities really. My grandfather, and in turn my father were both born at Calcium. Woodstock is the largest village and does have a tiny school, but not even a pub! Those areas are not too far south of Townsville (now a city of 150,000 or so). Some of the Ryan's still live on that original property - there are four houses of Ryan's still remaining there. Personally, I don't know them. On my grandfather's (Michael Ryan's) birth certificate, his father Thomas Ryan's occupation is listed as lime-burner. I can't find anything that may relate to Thomas and Patrick's parents or siblings though, those who remained in Ireland, or Thomas and Patrick's dates of birth. I also can't find the date they emigrated to Australia. I was wondering if you had any information on them at all? Perhaps a photo of Thomas and Patrick together, I wonder if they were identical twins. Your g-grandparents, as far as I can tell, lived in and around Townsville all their lives, Charters Towers is quite a bit further away, well in those days of horse and cart anyway - 137km away. Gold was found in Charters Towers at one stage and perhaps they went off to the gold fields for a time. On your side of the family - I have a small "The Ryans - Family History" booklet regarding the offspring of Patrick and Bridget, formerly Tracy (spelt that way in the booklet). They had 9 children, and this particular booklet, it says, was "compiled for the Ryan Family Reunion, 27th September 1997". One of my father's aunts must have given it to me, and some of them must have kept in contact with their cousins - your side of the family. This booklet then goes on to name and give commentary on Patrick and Bridget's third born (May 1885 in Townsville), their son Thomas Patrick Ryan, who married an Alice Isabell MacDonald. It appears they had 12 children!! Your g-grandfather Patrick's occupation was listed as labourer when his son Thomas Patrick was born, according to the booklet. There are two photos in the booklet of your g-grandfather Patrick Ryan and his wife Bridget Ryan, no date on the photo though. There is also another photo of your grandfather (4 generations it says), dated 1939. Anyway, I was wondering if you could help me with any more history of on g-grandfather Thomas Ryan and his twin brother Patrick Ryan. As an aside, lime was found on that property at Calcium, also a large cattle station, and it was called the Ryan Lime Company. To this day, lime is still quarried there, but no longer owned by the Ryan's. The quarrying operation was sold decades ago and my grandfather and grandmother (Michael and Eileen Ryan) moved to Brisbane in the 1940's and built a number of shops and a small supermarket (there were no large ones back in the day) in an inner suburb of Brisbane (Queensland's capital). I have also travelled to Ireland in 1979 (and again in 2019, 40 years later). My boyfriend and I, now husband, went to see my grandfather's cousin in 1979, we were with an Irish mate in Nenagh, Tipperary (my boyfriend worked with him in London), whose mother knew my grandfather's cousin - a small world. They had a lovely home on a farm, a quite large double story house - sadly, I can't remember their names, but they lived quite close to Nenagh, where our mate came from. Anyway, this thread doesn't seem to have any dates or years on it, so hopefully I'm not writing this and it goes off into the never, never! Cheers.
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Ryan

Patrick Ryan married to Liza McAnnally 1860
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Debi Jones

My x 3 great grandfather was James Michael Ryan, born in Galway, Ireland abt 1819 (unsure of whether his birthplace is correct). He must have immigrated to Australia at some stage if he was born in Ireland (perhaps with parents). His father was Michael Ryan born abt 1797 in Ireland. His mother is believed to be Honora Shaulsy / Shanley / Brien (in some connected records) birthdate unknown. He married Sarah Ann Kennedy in Australia and then moved to Timaru New Zealand where he drowned in Saltwater Creek in 1867. I am unable to go back any further and would love to make some family connections and get more information about our ancestors, please contact Debi - debij.18@gmail.com
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Janine Woolnough

Hi, My paternal grandma was a Ryan, Margaret Ann Kathleen Ryan born in Collingwood, Victoria Australia in 1898. Her father my Great grandfather was James Michael Ryan born in Collingwood, Victoria Australia in 1858. His father my GG grandfather was Michael William Ryan born in Ireland in 1828, Tipperary. He was baptised in Drom and Inch, Diocese Cashel and Emly. I have a Gedmatch number if you would like it please contact me.
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Deborah F Clark

My 2x Great-grandfather. James A. Ryan was born in Thornback, Kilkenny, Ireland 9 Sep 1832 and died in Piatt Co., IL, USA 29 Dec 1900. He had a sister, Agnes, who died a spinster in Troyswood, Kilkenny, Ireland 05 Oct 1907. I am trying to find if he had other siblings. I believe his parents to have been William and Bridget Kirwick Ryan who both died in Ireland, but I am not positive where.
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Gail Ryan

Jenny Miller - my great-grandfather Patrick Ryan and great-grandmother Bridget Treacy came from Borrisoleigh, and also emigrated to Queensland in ~1880. They got off the boat in Townsville, and spent their lives in Charters Towers. Perhaps we are related - Borrisoleigh is not a huge town!!
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Ryan

You'll find a lot of famous Ryans here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_(surname)
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April Ryan

I'm a Ryan Daniel Joseph Ryan was my papa Daniel Joseph Ryan Jr I am all alone my family wanted blood money long story anyone my Nana Carney don't even know her name my gram was Lillian carney
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Ryan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_H._Ryan William Henry Ryan 1860-1939 (son of my family's original emigrants Patrick Ryan, Tipperary and Margaret Brennan, unconfirmed) making William H. a first generation immigrant who served as a US Congressman for two terms 1901-1908, coinciding with the years during which Theodore Roosevelt was President of the US. He personally hosted the Native American Chief Geronimo during his visit to the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901. [WHR is my father's great uncle and namesake and my father is one of the last living link to have known him. We have not been able to confirm the townlands of Patrick and Margaret. It has been a very stubborn brick wall. Any assistance/suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! MRF]
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Don Ryan

My great grandfather Michael Ryan Raymond, was married to two Margaret Ryans (Moneen and Sean Eamon), with a total of seventeen children, the offspring of which includes large conclaves in Australia and USA. His grand father was also Michael Ryan (1764) married to Johanna Kilfoyle. They hailed from Foilnacanna in Upperchurch, but my g. grandfather moved to Glenough, and we still have a strong presence on the old ancestral lands. You can view the school attended by our family since it was established in 1856 by visiting Glenough Schoolhouse on Facebook. Regards, Don Ryan .
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Ryan

Patrick Ryan born 1811 Tipperary Married Margaret Boyle born 1817 Cashel area Ballypatrick
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Jenny Miller

My GGGrandfather Michael Ryan born in Upperchurch Married Mary Quinlan in Borrisoleigh parish church 13 th July 1856. Immigrated on “Windsor Castle” 23rd April from Plymouth to Rockhampton Australia with children. Patrick, Bernard,John, Michael, and Mary. Oldest Daughter Eliza remained in Nenagh married Thomas Lynch. Ryan family settled in Springsure in Central Queensland. Michael Sr died 10th July 1908 aged 84yrs.
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Ryan

Michael Patrick Ryan (my 3x great uncle) emigrated to Canada from Pallis, Donohill Tipperary with his father and siblings. He was my paternal grandmother Mary Susan Ryan's great uncle. Elected MP of Canada's first parliament. more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Patrick_Ryan
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Denise Le Noel

My 3rd great grandfather was Denis Ryan born 1825 in Tipperary. Emigrated to Australia with his mother Margaret D'Arcy in 1856, married Martha Manson in Victoria Australia in 1861 and he and his family emigrated to New Zealand. His father was either Patrick Ryan or Michael Ryan - this differs on two different certificates. My Ancestry tree is https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/tree/158399137/family/familyview and happy to provide a Gedmatch number if you would like to contact me. Regards. Denise
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Ryan

Great grandfather John Ryan from Limerick immigrated about 1850 to Essex County, Ontario Canada. Adopted by Langlois family. No other documentation or information available. Any help much appreciated. Bonnie Ryan Beaudry
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O'Malley

Our Ryan's come from Bottomstown, Murroe, Limerick. That is about all I know except my grandfather said the Ryan girls were known to be great beauties and his grandmother was Mary Ann Ryan O'Maley. If anyone can elaborate on the family, please let me know. Thank you and God Bless you.
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Ryan

Am an only child with little facts re my great grandparents. Patrick Ryan was killed in a railroad accident in Youngstown, Ohio in 1892. He left his wife, Ellen Muldowney from Kilkenny, per her obituary, and 3 almost adult grown children. John Patrick is my Great Grandfather and then Edward M and Mary. John P died in 1919, leaving my Grandma, Anna McVey, with 3 children under 6. John, William Grant and Mary. Dad is William (1912-1991). Any help would be appreciated. Some day, I hope to see photos. Rosemary
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Ryan name has a long history in the British Isles, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the south-west region of the Emerald Island. The Ryan story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup O2] can trace their beginnings to what is now County Kerry from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Ryan surname origin is possibly a branch of what will become the Dáirine [R1b-L513] who are found in south Ireland around 300 CE.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Dáirine will join with the Dál Riata of north-east Ireland and invade Scotland around 500 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Ryan story begins in pre-history Ireland but many of his descendants will then move to Kintyre, Scotland where they and other R1b-L513 members will form the Dalriada. This line and many of his kin will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Dáirine will join with the Dál Riata of north-east Ireland and invade Scotland around 500 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Ryan story begins in pre-history Ireland but many of his descendants will then move to Kintyre, Scotland where they and other R1b-L513 members will form the Dalriada. This line and many of his kin will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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ryan808

My great grandfather Matthew Ryan was married to Hattie Hookano in Hawaii sometime in the early 1900s. Our ancestry family tree can be found here trees.ancestry.comtree16268950familyfamilyview if you are related to me or know anything more about my family tree please feel free to contact me through ancestry.com.
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Sheila M Walton

Hi! I have several different Carroll families as ancestors, and am stuck in research.

James Carroll, the brother of my great Grandfather married Margaret O'Carroll daughter of Cain O'Carroll, son of Kiran? O'Carroll.
My great grandfather, John Carroll married Eliza Carroll after coming to America. I can trace my great grandfather but not my great grandmother?

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Michael T Carroll

hi. i am a carroll with ancestry to King's Cove, newfoundland. cannot get from newfoundland back to ireland. anyone know of a john carroll b. 1869 m. Anastasia Sexton. Seeking to know ancestry of john carroll. thx
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Carroll

I am a descendant of Stephen Carroll born 1733 in Tipperary, Ireland to Patrick Carroll and Bridge Ann Wild. He came to the US with two brothers and settled in Wilmington, North Carolina where he died in 1828. His son Benjamin Carroll fought in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. I was wanting to find out more of my relatives from Ireland. My name is Jacob Carroll
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Patrick carroll

Hi Our people are from county laois Ireland
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Teresa Zimmerman

Looking for info re: gggrandfather John A. Carroll born in County Mayo 1822 (spouse, Ellen Monahan Carroll -no other info known). Their child, James E. Carroll, is my gggrandfather, born New York City, New York, USA on Sept. 13, 1846 (spouse, Anna McHale Carroll of St. Louis, Missouri.) To this union ten children were born; one is my ggrandmother, Margaret Ellen Carroll Abell, born December 11, 1880, Amboy, Illinois, USA.
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Tom Stevens

I was a bit surprised that County Cavan was not mentioned unless other Crrolls migrated there. What might have been their County of origin? Like another entry, my maternal grandmother's dad, James Carroll, Jr., was born in County Cavan. His DOBnwas November 11, 1833 in Maudabawn, Cootehill, Drumgoon Parish, County Cavan, Ulster Province, Ireland While Co Cavan is in Ulster Province it is part of the Republic of Ireland and not of Northern Ireland.
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Carroll

Good evening !My Carroll surname comes from some Wiresh Carroll that lived in Argentina in middle 1800s, and had a son Miguel Estevan around 1849 from her wife Carolina. I have found completely zero information about him. Can you help ? Regards !!
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Philomena Foley

I want to connect with Carroll family Limerick. I have done a lot of 'digging' for information but there are gaps. Do you have a connection to Thomas William Carroll born 17/3/1879, Poona, India. His sister was Ellen Carroll born 6/4/1875, Deesa, India. She is my grandmother. Their mother was Mary who married Thomas Carroll a soldier in India and later married John Dowrie, also a soldier, in India. They retruned to live in Dixons Lane in limerick. The gap is who is Mary an how she was in India. Anybody????
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carroll

Rich I am searching for birthplace of my g-grandfather Patrick Carroll born about 1828 somewhere in Ireland. He immigrated to the US in the mid 1850's. I am also searching for any Carroll family members in the I-P37 DNA Haplogroup. Thanks
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ramon

Looking for my gggrandmother Mary Carroll born 1845 Co Cavan Father James Carroll farmer mother Mary Carolan. She came to Australia and married John Malone here in 1864 Regards Ray Coster Australia
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ilv2so62aol.com

My name is Theresa Resino maiden name Walsh origin of my Walsh family was Mayo at the turn of the 19th Century. The only male Walsh in our famly that has taken his DNA has a haplogroup of I-P109 curious about this.
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Bern

Same first and last name of my grandfather middle name was Joseph
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Reuben Innes

So I am leaving a message to all Walsh families in Kilkenny Ire my name is Reuben Innes and I am connected to a DNA family who 400 years ago lived there that was my surname before Innes family tree has one name family Jackman my tribal markers are R1b-L513
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D W

John Walsh was my grandad, he came over from Ireland to London, where I was born. He grew up in a home and so his heritage is slightly shrouded in history, especially on his Dad's side - whoever he may have been. Some secret. He was born in Dublin, was sent to Cork, and then found himself in Galway. That's when he met my Nanny Norah and eventually came over here to London.
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Stephen Meek

I’m a great-grandson of Adam Walsh of Antrim Co. Ireland. He may have been born between1855-65. Came to Canada in near 1895. And settled in Renfrew Co., Ontario.
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Brett walsh

I’m a Walsh from New York have family in county Clare trying to connect with
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Brian Walsh

Anthony, I am a Walsh with family roots in Co. Carlow....St. Mullins / barony of Idrone area. My Y-DNA haplogroup is T-M70. Regards, Brian Walsh
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Thomas Francis Walsh

Descendant of Thomas Joseph Walsh from Brooklyn New York. US Navy veteran.
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Deb Johnson

Great-Grandfather, William H. Walsh, born 1873 in Pa., USA; father, Edward, born in Ireland.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 or 3) Guy’s sons will join the Welsh Adventurers and invade Ireland bringing their quest back to their native land. Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring the story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France. It is a very old name which appears in the 5th century Roman inscriptions as Dumnovellaunos in Brittany meaning “Deep Valour” equivalent to Irish Domhnaill. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Walsh story begins in pre-history Ireland then moves to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages. Guy de Sancto Wallerico’s ancestor joined the Normans and invaded England in 1066. In 1128, he is granted lands in south Wales.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) You may say the Walsh surname is not of Irish origin, but Welsh and Norman (from Normandy, France). But now DNA and some recorded history says otherwise. DNA tells us the origin of Walsh is as Irish as they come. The Walsh story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Walsh surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly and McDonald in Ireland.
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Anthony Barrett

You may say the Walsh surname is not of Irish origin, but Welsh and Norman (from Normandy, France). But now DNA and some recorded history says otherwise. DNA tells us the origin of Walsh is as Irish as they come. The Walsh story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Walsh surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly and McDonald in Ireland. The Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France according to research from the Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celti
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Anthony Barrett

You may say the Walsh surname is not of Irish origin, but Welsh and Norman (from Normandy, France). But now DNA and some recorded history says otherwise. DNA tells us the origin of Walsh is as Irish as they come. The Walsh story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Walsh surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly and McDonald in Ireland. The Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France according to research from the Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celti
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Dubhglas

Descendant of Michael Walsh of Ireland.
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BRENNAN

Michael Brennon…Roscommon - 1768. Married to Mary (Marion) Campbell.
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Rosie Brennan

Hello all. My father was a John Brennan b1907 in Dunmore, Co Kilkenny. I have been doing my family tree on and off for many years, always hitting brick walls due to the amount of Brennans in that area. My great uncle Martin is a mystery. He’s in the 1901/1911 census but after 1911 no trace of him at all. He was born 18/11/1879 - address given as Mothil parish of Muckalee, Co Kilkenny... Any connections out there... if so I would love to hear from you.
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Maureen (Brennan) Mross

looking for info on James and Ann Brennan. Born 1830's? May have been son Thomas, his son Thomas, my dad Richard, and me, Maureen. Ancestry says Lienster or Roscommon as ancestral places. Would appreciate any info! Thanks!
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Anne Brennan

Any Brennan with a relative from Waterford, Ireland, living there in the early - mid 1900s?
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Anne Brennan

My name is Ann Brennan my father was Harry brennan from maghera his father was Edward that's all I know any help would be grateful.
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Liam1000

Hello everyone, I and my two brothers live in Plymouth in Devon England and our parents are both deceased, when they were alive my grandparants were farmenrs and lived in the Hoath area in what is now Northern Dublin, we are all over 60, there are lots of relatives scattered around Dublin. My mothers name was Elizabeth Byrne and we have contact with some of her brothers and sisters.
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richard brennan

From whence came Sad beneath the shield?
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Matthew Fitzpatrick

Which Fitzpatrick Clan Society is this ?
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Matthew Fitzpatrick

If you want researched Fitzpatrick related history go to the Fitzpatrick Clan Society .
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Phil Archer

I'm trying to find information on F. Daniel Archer, born 1811 in Dublin.
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Kurt D Roudabush

I'm looking for information on a John Delaney born in Ireland, The birthdate that we have is 29 Oct 1809. He came to America in 1843 and settled in Parnell, Mi. His birthdate is likely form the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Parnell. I have not been able to confirm where he was from in Ireland, but there are some hints that he might have been from Offaly. His parents names may have been John and Bridget, but I have not been able to confirm this. Many Irish immigrants settled in Parnell. Those in my family include the last names of Conaty, Flynn, Noonan, and Gleason. In no case can I trace them back to the parents or even counties of origin in Ireland with any solid evidence. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Delaney

Delauney
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Dave Delaney

looking for information Re: Martin Delaney born 1793 emigrated to Canada 1820. Died May 21st 1855 in Kirk Hill NS. He was a school teacher from 1835 to 1851 in Colchester and Kings County He was married to Sarah Coburn 1840 they had 5 children
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Suzanne Delaney

My Delaney family is from either Offaly or Laois. Can anyone tell me how I can narrow this down? They all went to America during or after Potato Famine. I live in the UK now and can physically go. Are their county historians
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Delaney

Martin Delaney born County Carlow Ireland married Ellen O'Shea in Castlecomer co Kilkenny Ireland. Daughter Evelyn Mary Delaney Born 12//7/1891 and died 3/12/1943 in Cape Town, South Africa. Married Henry Houghton in Cape Town.
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DELANEY

Prentice "sean" john Delaney son of dorothy johnson and prentice "pete" john delaney. Sean Delaney is known as the 5th member of KISS the rock and roll band. he is responsable for their show and wrighting songs , producing also .Sean Delaney also has his own album in 1979 "Sean Delaneys Highway" his headstone is in Orem Utah in the USA. it is also register on famouse grave sites. on the bottom it reads children Gene,Paul,Peter.Ace that is the band KISS. I am his only neice DeDe Mae Nichols. thank you
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Delaney

DELANEY 1833 Looking for birth certificate of Mary Ann Delaney born January 1,1833 or 1835 in Nenagh (co. Tipperary) Ireland. She immigrated to Canada 1852. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Kelly St-Denis Canada
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Delaney

most Irish Delaney don't agree with the name meaning black slaney as the old irish clan area has nothing to do with the area of the river slaney but would be more for black challenge or defiance and are their origin tuatha was in the north loais upland area are are the tuatha of the fruit tree
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johnd55

Father Thomas Patrick born in Stoneyburn nr Addiwell, westcalder, Scotland,1906 mother Mellis Mary Pitt born in Coventry 1919, both deceased, I had 1 brother Thomas,4 sisters, Theresa, Maureen, Frances, Janette deceased myself Ian John. looking for where my ancestors actually came from
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jjdelaney1216

I am searching for information about Bernard Delaney immigrated to the U.S. abt. 1880 married Bridget Cannon 1882 in Chicago Ill. Bernards parents were Daniel Delaney or Delany and Margaret Keating from county Laois Mount Mellick area. Please e-mail me any info abt. family still in Ireland. jdelaney03yahoo.com Thank You Jim Delaney
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francesm

There is also a distinct name of French origin, Delaunay, which may have become Delaney in some instances in Britain though I dont doubt most Delaneys there too would be of Irish immigrant stock. It is the French name that has those variants Daunay, Dawnay etc, mostly found in Britain.
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ellenruby

Delaney is a dual-origin surname. Delaney is from Gaelic O Dubhshlaine black, of the river Slaney, a sept of Laois. This would be the origin of Irish Delaneys and probably the majority of Delaneys anywhere, in fact, through Irish immigration.
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Emma

Hi Jackie, have you done an ancestry dna test? It's a possibility we may be related.
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Lynne Saunders

Well that formatting did not come through. Hope it can be understood
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Lynne Saunders

John Byrne b. 1791 Mullingar Ireland Occ. Moulder m. Elizabeth b. 1793 Immigrated to Eng. Family is found in the 1841 Census of England Liverpool eventually moving to Salford, Lancashire Eng Children Laurence 1826 Ireland patrick b. 1829 Wicklow Catherine 1830 Ireland John 1837 Ireland Patrick m. Margaret Cassidy Children John Joseph, Lawrence , Patrick, Mary Anne, james Thomas John J. m. Alice Ann begat James Thomas and others James Thomas begat Joseph Bernard who begat my mother Dorothy Mae Mary Anne m. Patrick Flynn Patrick m. Annie
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Byrne

David Byrne lead singer of the talking heads punk band.
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Jackie Byrne

I have never had contact with my Dads side of the family. His name was Gerald Vivian Byrne. He moved from Rathgar to England at the age of sixteen. He had a full sister named Una and 6 half brothers from his Mums second marriage. I like to hear from any one in the family with any information thankyou
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saunders

catherine brynne born 1853 was born in Derrybawn wicklow in 1853 she married john durkin born 1847 in Charlestown in county Mayo. these are my relatives any idea how i can find out more please.I know they left and moved to England but when and who were their Irish relatives?
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Steven Grace

Hi all, my grandfather once told me my ancestors came over from Cork, Ireland during the potato famine and settled in Middlesbrough to build the booming steam ship industry.

My particular branch made it onwards to London, I haven't started my ancestral search but was recommended to start here. Hope to be of help and get some advice. Ciao Steve.?

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Richard Vogt

Is it true that the Graces of Killenny are descendants of Odo Gros, the in law of William the Conqueror?
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Maher

My 2nd great grandfather, Michael Maher was born  Nov 1, 1821 in County Roscommon, Ireland. (This is listed on his son's death certificate).  He came to the United States in about 1850. His siblings also came, Thomas born 1825, and sister, Margaret born 1835. We were told his parents were Thomas and Mary (Nealon) Maher, that they stayed behind in Ireland. Would love any information on this family, especially where they lived in Ireland. 
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Lindsay Maher

I know my great grandfather William Arthur Patrick Maher was born on a ship from ireland to south africa around 1905. He married Joyce Dulce. They had 4 kids Derrick, Patsy, Rodney and Terrance. Only terrance william john maher is alive still.
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T.E.P. Maher

The little I know of my family is this. Anthony Patrick Born 1871 died 1913 - Married to Mary Agnes o'Rourke. They had 6 Children in no order Jonathin, Kevin, Terence, Kathleen, Ursula,Vincent. All of whom have passed on. They all lived in South Africa, but I believe Both Grandparents came from Ireland Cork,Cork. R.C. More than that I don't have any more data. Email terrymaher@telkomsa.net
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MAHER

Charles Maher born 1790, Silvermines, Tipperary. Married Anne Cahill
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Martin Maher

I'm a 5th generation of an Irish ambassador in poor conditions in Argentina, and I'd love to know my roots My dad is Gustavo Maher, my grandpa is Rafael Maher, and his dad is Félix Maher, got no other knowledge about other generations.
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Thomas Maher

I know little about family ancestors. My Grandfather was Timothy Lawrence Maher born about January 1860 in Blairsville,Pennsylvania,USA He was orphaned about age 6, had an older half sister named Maggie O'Neil whose mother was Mary Henry O'Neil. Anything else before that is supposition. email tlm414@comcast.net
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Len tobin

Just trying to see how far back I came trace my family history
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P

I'm Tobin from Tipperary/Kilkenny border . I am starting to look into my Family history. Hopefully I'll be able to get back with some exciting info in time.
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Gary Anstis

I am researching my relatives and in particular James Tobin who married my great great grandmother Georgina Louisa Montgomery in 1861 in India. Any information much appreciated. Gary.....in Brisbane.
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Tobin

John Tobin Family, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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Martin Tobin

I'm looking for any Tobin's in Kilkenny who may be related. My Great Grand Father (William Tobin) came to Australia in 1853 all details I have are below. Martin Tobin (1799) & Ally (Alice) Hanley (1800) lived in Tullowbrin, Rathcoole, Kilkenny & had 9 children. 1. Bridget Tobin (1816-1878) married Andrew Costello 2. Mary Tobin (1819) married John Byrne & had 9 children 3. Ellen (Eleanor) Tobin (1820) married Brian Byrne & had 4 children 4. Alice Tobin (1822 -1824) 5. Margaret Tobin (1823) married James Phelan & had 10 children 6. Alice Tobin (1825-1883) married John Carty & had 5 Children (to Australia 1852) 7. Michael Tobin (1826) married Mary Harding & had 4 children 8. William Tobin (1829-1910) married Ann Scarf (to Australia 1853) 9
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Janine Mansson

My gggrandfather Joseph Cody was from Ireland, and met his wife? And moved to Bavaria his 2 sons was born in Bavaria ,my grandfather is named Lionel Joseph Cody who emigrated to Tasmania ,his daughter Doreen Margaret Cody is my Grandmother.Joseph Cody other son was a proffesor dr. Who was last heard from in 1938.
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Jane Buxton

My grandmother came from Hollywood Co Wicklow. Mary Cody. Emigrated to UK in 1923
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Terrance Cody

My great great grandfather Patrick Cody (Codey) emigratedd to Canada in 1840s. He was married to Bridget Quillan. Family lore has it that Bridget and Patrick needed a special dispensation to marry as they were related.
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Dowling

Hi Jamie, are you the son of Jimmy? Merchant navy character? DúnLaoighre?
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Dowling

I discovered that one Bridget Dowling resided in Dublin Ireland, was married to Adolf Hitlers brother. He worked at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin 2.
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Ty Brown

@Logan Warriner Bartholomew Dowling (1823-1863), author of The Brigade of Fontenoy and his brother William Dowling, a poet identified with America rather than with his own country, and Most Rev. Austin Dowling (1868-1930), Archbishop of St. Paul's, U.S.A., was of a family which emigrated from Co. Kerry or Co. Limerick
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Dowling

https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tdowling/cwVets.html You forget who came to America first?
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Logan Warriner

@Timothy Dowling was William the brother of Bartholomew Dowling (1823-1863)?
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James Dowling

Looking for as much family history as I can acquire. Any information is very welcome, especially Family Trees & Clan Histories.
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Paul Dowling

I don't know much about my Dowling history. Trying to find all i can.
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Michael Fawver

Michael Benjamin Fawver, Son of Dorothy Jane Dowling. She was born in 1921 in Hamalton, Ohio. USA
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Timothy Dowling

DOWLING, William; age 46; born in Ireland; arrived at New York in April 1871; settled in Hamilton; renounced the Queen of Great Britain; declaration made 9 July 1874.
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JamieD

I am a Dowling. Dowlings rule
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Bradley Jacobson

I am trying to find out about my family heritage of the Breen family the only information I have is that they came from Holland and immigrated to the united states and settled in Iowa in Holland they were furniture makers known as Breen family custom furniture any information is appreciated
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Carol Stewart

My Great Great Grandfather named Michael Breen born in 1810 in Tipperary. His wife was Catherine Farrell born in 1810. Their children were Margaret, Honora, Thomas, John and Michael. They left Ireland around 1854 and settled in Halton Ontario Canada. Looking for birth records and other family.
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al cook

Henry Breen from Battle Hill County Armagh was my GGG grandfather
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Breen

Anastatia breen BIRTH 6 JUL 1896 • Kilbride, NL DEATH 18 MAY 1976 • St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada great-grandmother
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Breen

Breens of Killorglin/Glenbeigh/Glencar/Beaufort
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Breen

Breens of Gortmaloon, Kerry 2 centuries of Breens, some are still there also Breens of Killorglin or Glencar/Glenbeigh Co.Kerry, Ireland
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Breen

My father was born 24.04.1919, an only child. in Mullyash Co. Monaghan. His name Vincent Paul, lived with Mother Alice on a farm. Names like Dinny, cousin Brigid ,Fr Ollie(then, not now) surnames Milligan and Gogigly in family. Spelling might be wrong. Alice in Oram graveyard. Any cousins ?? Thanks
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Breen

Researching the Family of my GGGGrandfather, Henry Breen 1804-1884 of Country Armagh, Northern Ireland. M. Isabella Riddell 1835. Kilmore Parish, Townlands Clonroot and Drumard Jones. Also associated with BattleHill and Church of Ireland. Several children went to Canada and settled in SW Ontario, in and around Comber. William, Mary and Isabelle I have traced through Ontario. Looking for more information on Jones Preston Breen, Elizabeth Breen (2 by that name, one died in 1848 and another was born in 1848 and renamed. Looking for Joseph, John and Henry.
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carolan earl

i am trying to trace my 2 gt grandfather ??? he was the father of james breen married to bridget cassin in kilkenny ireland in 1858
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Elizabeth Breen

we like to receive information about william henry breen
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Breen

Interesting that the Breen DNA is pegged as R1b-L513. FTDNA has Thomas Breen born c1770 of "Kerry Breens" as R1b-L513 - The MRCA (most recent common ancestor) with Patrick Breen (1809-1884) DNA R1b-BY9000 and also from Kerry is 3939ybp (years before present) So much for tribalism.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Breen name has a long history in Ireland, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the north-west region of the Emerald Island. The Breen story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup D2] can trace their beginnings to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Breen surname origin is from the Cenél Conaill [R1b-L513, Subgroup D] who found the Dál Fiatach.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) A group will also found the Kingdom of Ercing in Wales as trade with Romans will become essential around 300 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Breen story begins in pre-history Ireland but this line and many of his kin will move to Wales, then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
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Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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christinabreen

My father was Michael Joseph Breen, born in Dublin in 1923 to parents Daniel and Sarah Breen nee Snow who married in 1918. Their addresses on the marriage certificate was 8 Whitworth Row, L Oriel St for him and 29 Richmond Cottages, Dublin for her. I dont know much at all about his family as my father came over to England during WW2 and never went back to Ireland. My father had a brother Joseph and sister Patricia and apparently a sibling who died during childhood. I would like to know if anyone is related and could throw light on the family. Thank you
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Annie Cherry

Jimmy J - my Phelan's are also from Gornahoe, Tipperary. My g-grandfather was Thomas Phelan married to Bridget Costello of Longfordpass North, Tipperary. I believe his father may have been Richard Phelan. His descendants are still living at the family farm,
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Kyra

I am in search of more information regarding my paternal great great grandfather. I have very little information about him - His name was Thomas Phelan. I know he was married to Jane Stapleton and came over to the USA sometime between 1706 and 1726. He had a son who was also named Thomas Patrick Phelan, born in 1726. If you have any information at all, it would be most appreciated.
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Phelan

Brandy Rene Phelan
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JimmyJ

the phelanfamily.org has all our info - we are all descendents of Catherine Treacy and Patrick Phelan who came to NYC in the early 1900s. His father and mother were Michael and Anne Phelan from Gortnahoe in Tipperary Catherine Treacy was from Thurles
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Terence Dunne

Hi, I am attempting to find forebears of Martin Dunne 1780 - 1845 who was married to Sarah Graham 1780 - 1830. Both died at Ballyhuppahawn, Laois. Any information would be welcome.
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Dunne

www.dunnesofbrittas.com
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Dawn McNamara

Hi, I have just found out that my ggggrandparents lived in Dublin. Lewis (or Louis) Dunne married Ellen Doyle. They had a son named James W. Dunne circa 1842 who moved to New York in 1865 and married Mary Tallon in 1868 (in New York). I am trying to find out more about Lewis and Ellen Dunne. Regards, Dawn
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Hannah howard

Hello i am trying to locate a lady called MIriam Bridget Dunne born 23/08/1967, she had an older brother and two younger sisters, her father ran a garage and the son worked with his father,if anyone has any information I would appreciate it greatly. Kind regards Hannah
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Dunne

Hi, I am interested in Dunnes in Drogheda and Belpatrick in Collon Co Louth. Colm
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Lawless

Nancy Lawless, Thomas Lawless 1800s
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Lawless/Fogarty

Patrick Lawless 1833 from county mayo or cork.
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CANTWELL

Gilbert de Cantwell arrived Ireland with Strongbow in 1170, subsequently joined by his brother Hugh/Hugo a few years later. They appear witnessing in deeds and titles several years later within the Earldom of Ormonde (Butler family) with whom they were close allies. They were origin within the de Conteville ambit of region in EURES Normandy & influence, Frodo (Kentwell) & Baldwin (Bury St Edmunds) where Muriel de Conteville is buried Suffolk England , having taken lands from Intermarriage with mainly Purcells, Shortalls and Archers within the following 2 centuries. The coat of arms is a close derivative of the de Conteville coat of arms and therefore related to William the conqueror in half sibling line. In Normandy they were probably of initial Viking groups which raided there from Norway. Being elated to William the Conqueror, means they may have been distantly related to Rollo Lodbrok Sigurdsson though there is no evidence to support this.
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Saundra Campfield Carr

Michael Cantwell was born ireland 1845 to John Cantwell. He was married 1867 to Mary Hurley in Pennydaren Wales and came to Washington County PA Where they reared a large family. The family began using surname Campfield as do all descends. We believe Mary Hurley was from Cork Ireland and know her father was Denis Hurley. Sligo Ireland was said to be someone’s place of ancestry - probably Michael Cantwell
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CANTWELL

Gilbert de Cantwell arrived Ireland with Strongbow in 1170, subsequently joined by his brother Hugh/Hugo a few years later. They appear witnessing in deeds and titles several years later within the Earldom of Ormonde (Butler family) with whom they were close allies. They were origin within the de Conteville ambit of region in EURES Normandy & influence, Frodo (Kentwell) & Baldwin (Bury St Edmunds) where Muriel de Conteville is buried Suffolk England , having taken lands from Intermarriage with mainly Purcells, Shortalls and Archers within the following 2 centuries. The coat of arms is a close derivative of the de Conteville coat of arms and therefore related to William the conqueror in half sibling line. In Normandy they were probably of initial Viking groups which raided there from Norway. Being elated to William the Conqueror, means they may have been distantly related to Rollo Lodbrok Sigurdsson though there is no evidence to support this.
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Saundra Campfield Carr

Michael Cantwell was born ireland 1845 to John Cantwell. He was married 1867 to Mary Hurley in Pennydaren Wales and came to Washington County PA Where they reared a large family. The family began using surname Campfield as do all descends. We believe Mary Hurley was from Cork Ireland and know her father was Denis Hurley. Sligo Ireland was said to be someone’s place of ancestry - probably Michael Cantwell
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Brophy

Vincent A. Brophy 1922 to 1986
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Jayne Parsons

John Brophy DOB 1793 married Ellen Conway DOB 1797 both were from Kilkenny, Ireland they are my great great great grandparents. I live in Maine USA
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Brophy

I'm looking for more information about my Brophy family. My 4th GG William Brophy was born in Ireland in 1788. At some point he ended up in Knox County Virginia married to Ellen Brennan from Maryland and had Daniel in 1833, John in 1834 and George in 1835. I'd like to know where he was from, who his parents are, when he came to America and why...for starters. Thanks!!
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cicast

My family lived mainly in Kentucky. I am looking for anyone who may have been related to Libeas Lily Brophy, who was born in Indiana in 1828. He was married to a Sophia Gregory and a Ruth Ann Mussets. If anyone out there has any information regarding him and his ancestors, please let me know.
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LAWLOR

Bronx. New York 1890 +/- 10 years death 1955
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Thomas Joesph Dunphy Jr

my name is thomas joesph dunphy jr im 39 yrs old i was taken from my family at four months old and only met a couple family members on my dads side whom is a dunphy seeking family members on my dads side please contact me
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Brown

George Joseph Dunphy, possibly born 1887, Waterford. In 1912 George was living at 32 Morley Terrace, Waterford, and I believe he was working as a clerk. Thankyou in advance for any help, Rosemary
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Dunphy

George Joseph Dunphy, I think born about 1887, and married to Lily Pigott
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Shari (Dunfee) Bradley

My father’s family has been very hard to trace. I believe one of his father’s brother moved from the New York area to BC. I think the family might have come to the U.S. through Canada, possibly Prince Edward Island. My grandfather’s name was Michael Edward Dunfee. I realize that the spelling was probably changed.
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Murray Dunphy

Hello, my family comes from County Tyrone. And my grandfather and great-uncle(s) settles in Nova Scotia. I and my family as well as my cousins and there families live in British Columbia Canada.
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Tom

Hi Everyone! There is a beautiful watchtower castle in Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny Ireland. It was the ancestral home to the Comerford family back in 1588. We are planning to host an annual gathering of the Comerford's descendants. Follow us on instagram or Facebook for details. We aim to uncover as much history and heritage about the property to share with Comerford's globally! There are a lot of Comerford's following the page, you never know, you could find a distant relative! :)
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Comerford

Trying to identify the parents of Thomas Comerford 1738 - 1812, of London, England. Cheers, Mike
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Mike Shone

Yes please. I hope your tree goes back to the 1700s. I appreciate yr kind offer as I try to link to my ancestor Judith who maybe lived till about 1845
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Dillon

Hi everyone My name is Dillon Mulhall My great great grandfather William Mulhall came to Dublin in the early 1900s from ballinakill in county Laois If anybody has questions or wants me to send them a family tree email me at dillonmulhall88@gmail.com
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Mike Shone

MULHALL Judith Mulhall married John Duigan/Deegan and lived in Dublin till mid 1840s. 4 of her children migrated to Australia and we have good records of them there
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Carol Bujeau

I'm looking for details on Sarah (Sally), who married John Birmingham in 1824, in Westmeath. They emigrated to Quebec, Canada, where she died in either 1883 or 1878. She would have been my great-great-great grandmother
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MULHALL

Sarah Cecile Mulhall 1799/1878
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Cowley

My great grand father was James Cowley born in Rothrham1883, his father was James Cowley from Macclesfield in 1842, his father James was from Ireland with his wife Margaret also from Ireland. Not very inventive on the naming from are we !
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COWLEY

Hello I am in search of someone that can confirm or deny a family story. The claim of one of my 3x great aunt (Maria Zoe Cowley Atkison b.1763) to a nephew (brother to my 2xgreat grandfather Edward Spencer Dickin Cowley, Jaeger to Prince Albert and Queen Victoria b.1816) is that her grandfather William Cowley d. about 1775 was brother to Richard Colley Wesley (Colley), 1st Baron Mornington and as such her great grandparents was Henry Colley/Mary. Thank you for any knowledge you could share.
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Charlene

Hi my name is Charlene my mother is Agnes Minnie cowley I am very interested in my history and is there are any other Crowley family members who are out there I would like to either chat with you or meet with you.
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Stephen Treacy

Kilkenny City is one of our '101-Must-Visit' cities as it is steeped in history and lots of family friendly tours. Kilkenny is also home to some of Ireland's greatest craftspeople where you can step into their studios and watch them at work. Kilkenny Castle and their newly housed Butler (Art) Collection are also two '101-Must-Visit' tours.
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8 Day Kilkenny Region and Best of Ireland Tour
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Look beyond the amazing landscape Ireland has to offer and launch your own personal journey to the heart of Ireland with experiences crafted around your interests. Find out more »
Kilkenny Irish 4 Day Getaway
€989 - 3 Nights | 5 Star
Step back in time. Step forward in your understanding of who you think you are. Get a taste of what is at the essence of Ireland. Find out more »
Cultural Map of Ireland