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Living [Parents].


Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

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Living [Parents].


Michael (Mikey) KENNELLY [Parents] was born on 23 May 1918 in Coolaclarig, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 24 May 1918. He died on 7 Jun 1992. He was buried in Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. Michael married Margaret HUDSON on 26 Jul 1950 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mikey's baptismal sponsors were Maurice Kennelly and Catherine Kennelly.

Mikey lived in Coolaclarig, Listowel.

Living [Parents].

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Maurice Kennelly of Coolaclarig, Listowel, Co. Kerry and Mary Hudson of Kilbaha.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  M iii Timothy (Tim) KENNELLY was born in 1954. He died on 6 Dec 2005.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.
  F vi Geraldine KENNELLY died on 29 Aug 2013.
  M vii
Maurice KENNELLY died.

Maurice was Geraldine's twin.
  M viii Living.
  M ix Living.

Timothy (Tim) KENNELLY [Parents] was born in 1954. He died on 6 Dec 2005 in Bedford, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Listowel, Co. Kerry. Timothy married Nuala 'UNKNOWN'.

Tim, who lived in Bedford, Listowel, represented Kerry in Gaelic football and was a five-time All-Ireland medal winner. He owned a pub on Patrick St. in Listowel for a number of years.

Living.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.

Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were John Whelan of Lixnaw, Co. Kerry and Helen Hudson of Kilbaha.

They had the following children.

  M i Cornelius KENNELLY was born about 1963. He died on 2 Jan 2006.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.
  M v Living.

Cornelius KENNELLY [Parents] was born about 1963 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died on 2 Jan 2006 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Killarney, Co. Kerry. Cornelius married Anne Marie O'SHEA.

Cornelius lived in Pallas, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Living.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.

John MORAHAN [Parents] died before 21 Feb 1926. John married Catherine MORAHAN.

John was a boat builder.

There was a boat builder named John Morahan living in the Carrick-on-Shannon area around the same time as John above. In case they are one and the same person, here are some details about the other John, taken from 1901 census:

John (62), his wife, Catherine (50) and their sons James (29, boat and car builder) and John (20, rural post boy) lived in the townland of Carrick-on-Shannon/Cortober in the parish of Killukin, Co. Roscommon.

It is possible that John is related to James Morahan (a brother, perhaps?), another Carrick-on-Shannon boat builder. James had a son named Michael Joseph (born c. 1873 in Carrick-on-Shannon) who moved to London and worked as a "sculptor - carver and modeller" in London (according to the 1911 census of England). Michael, who married Emily McSwiney of Hackney, London in 1899, was the father of film designer Thomas Hugo (1906-1969) who was the father of stage and television director Christopher Morahan who is the father of actress Hattie Morahan.

The fact that John, at least two of his sons and James were all boat builders makes me believe that their two families were probably connected. They may also have been related to the family of Bernard Morahan (born in the Carrick-on-Shannon area around the 1810s or 1820s), two of whose sons were coach builders.

There is an account on the Duchas website, www.duchas.ie, written as part of a 1930s school project on the history of Carrick-on-Shannon trades. Included is a brief description of the Morahan boat building business in the town:

"John Morahan and Sons, who lived on the Liberty, Carrick-on-Shannon were noted boat-builders. They turned out different kinds of boats including pleasuring-boats, turf-cotes etc. They made pleasuring boats for Lord Dudley, when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland." Mention is also made of the coach building business of the other Morahan family: "In the house now in possession of Mrs. Holt, wife of the late Mr. Holt, T. D. coach-building was carried on by a different family of Morahan."

Catherine MORAHAN [Parents] was born about 1843 in Co. Roscommon. She died on 21 Feb 1926 in Shannon View, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She was buried in Ardcarne Cemetery, Cootehall, Co. Roscommon. Catherine married John MORAHAN.

Catherine's obituary in the Leitrim Observer of 27 February 1926 states that she lived at Shannon View, Carrick-on-Shannon and was the widow of the late John Morahan, boat builder and contractor, and mother of John Morahan, commodore of the Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club. The chief mourners were three sons, Charles and boat builders James and John, brother Patrick Morahan, brother-in-law Peter Morahan, and nephews Patrick Harvey and John Morahan.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary MORAHAN was born about 1874. She died after 30 Apr 1942.
  M ii James MORAHAN died in Oct 1957.
  M iii Charles MORAHAN was born about 1877. He died on 1 Oct 1956.
  F iv Catherine (Katie) MORAHAN was born on 29 Jun 1878. She died on 19 Sep 1959.
  M v
John (Johnnie) MORAHAN was born about 1879 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died on 30 Apr 1942 in San Francisco.

Johnnie, who never married, was a boat builder and a prominent member of the Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club. He emigrated to the United States in 1926 and settled in California where he lived with his sister Mary and her husband, Michael, at 812 4th Avenue, San Mateo. In 1930 he was working as a carpenter for a building company and by 1940 he was a labourer for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
  M vi
Patrick Joseph MORAHAN was born on 16 Jul 1882 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. He died on 19 Mar 1965 in San Mateo, California. He was buried on 22 Mar 1965 in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California.

Patrick, who was a keen rower growing up in Carrick-on-Shannon, lived in Burlingame, California.

Michael MCDONNELL was born about 1882 in Northern Ireland. He died after 30 Apr 1942 in California. Michael married Mary MORAHAN in Ireland.

Michael worked as a labourer for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Mary MORAHAN [Parents] was born about 1874 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She died after 30 Apr 1942 in California. Mary married Michael MCDONNELL in Ireland.

Mary lived in San Mateo, California.

They had the following children.

  M i
Michael MCDONNELL was born about 1908 in Northern Ireland. He died.

Patrick HARVEY died in 1940 in Glasgow. Patrick married Catherine (Katie) MORAHAN on 24 May 1902 in Dublin.

Patrick was a policeman.

Catherine (Katie) MORAHAN [Parents] was born on 29 Jun 1878 in Cloonmaan, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She died on 19 Sep 1959 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Catherine married Patrick HARVEY on 24 May 1902 in Dublin.

According to her obituary in 'The Leitrim Observer', Catherine was a native of the townland of Cloonmaan in the parish of Tumna, Co. Roscommon.

Catherine lived in Glasgow for 26 years. After the death of her husband, Patrick, in 1940 she returned to Carrick-on-Shannon where she lived in St. Patrick's Park.

They had the following children.

  M i
Patrick (Paddy) HARVEY was born in possibly Glasgow. He died.
  F ii Violet HARVEY died.
  F iii
Hilda HARVEY was born in possibly Glasgow. She died.

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