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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.

Margaret HUDSON [Parents] was born on 13 Jun 1923 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 31 Aug 2015 in Coolaclarig, Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Michael (Mikey) KENNELLY on 26 Jul 1950 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Margaret lived in Coolaclarig.

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 before 31 Aug 2015.

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].

Hanora (Nora) HUDSON [Parents] was born in 1931 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 10 Dec 2017 in Pallas, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Hanora married Matthew (Matt) KENNELLY on 21 Jan 1960 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

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 (Con) A. KENNELLY was born about 1963. He died on 2 Jan 2006.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  M iv Living.
  F v Living.

Cornelius (Con) A. KENNELLY [Parents] was born about 1963 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died on 2 Jan 2006 in Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Cornelius married Anne Marie O'SHEA.

Cornelius, from Pallas, Listowel, Co. Kerry, lived and worked in Brussels for the Johnson & Johnson company.

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 was 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 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.

We have Catherine's surname from her obituary in the Leitrim Observer of 27 February 1926, which mentions her brother "Patrick Morahan", but this would need to be verified.

The obituary states that Catherine 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 Ann 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 MORAHAN was born about 1879 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

John was a boat builder and a prominent member of the Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club.

John HARVEY [Parents] was born about 1872 in Red Bay, Kilmore, Co. Antrim. He died in probably California. John married Mary Ann MORAHAN about 1900 in Dublin.

John was a policeman in Dublin.

Mary Ann MORAHAN [Parents] was born about 1874 in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She died after 30 Apr 1942 in California. Mary married John HARVEY about 1900 in Dublin.

Mary lived in San Mateo, California. She and her husband, John, probably had more children than Mona, listed below.

A younger sister of Mary's, Katie, married Patrick Harvey, a brother of Mary's husband, John.   

I have also been told that Mary was married to a Michael McDonnell from Northern Ireland who was born about 1882. Mary and Michael lived in California where Michael worked for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. They had a son named Michael who was born about 1908, also in Northern Ireland. However, I think this Mary Morahan was a member of another Leitrim or Roscommon Morahan family and that Mary above, who lived in San Mateo, was actually married to John Harvey (also born in Northern Ireland).

They had the following children.

  F i Mona Mary HARVEY was born on 17 Jan 1902. She died in 1997.

Patrick HARVEY [Parents] was born about 1876 in Red Bay, Kilmore, Co. Antrim. He died in 1940 in Glasgow. He was buried in St. Kentigern's Cemetery, Glasgow. Patrick married Catherine (Katie) MORAHAN on 24 May 1902 in St. Joseph's Church, Berkeley Road, Dublin.

Patrick worked a policeman from 1897 to 1907, after which he and his wife, Katie, moved to Lambhill, Glasgow where Patrick's brother George had settled. It is not known if their children were born in Ireland or Scotland. I am told Patrick ran a pub in the Glasgow area, and by the time of the marriage of his daughter Violet in 1930 he was living on Crossburn St. in Glasgow and working as an iron foundry labourer.

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 St. Joseph's Church, Berkeley Road, 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.

Katie's address at the time of her marrige (1902) was 18 St. Benedict's Gardens, Dublin. She married Patrick Harvey, a brother of John Harvey who was married to Katie's eldest sister, Mary.  

At some point after their marriage Katie and Patrick moved to Glasgow where they lived for about 26 years. Following Patrick's death in 1940 Katie returned to Carrick-on-Shannon where she lived in St. Patrick's Park. Their son Patrick had  moved to Carrick-on-Shannon around 1919, and their daughter Violet's family also moved back at some point.

They had the following children.

  M i
Patrick (Paddy) HARVEY died in 1990s in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Paddy moved from Glasgow to Carrick-on-Shannon in 1919. He was a keen oarsman and was a member of Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club. In 1933 he and four other club members were training on the Shannon when they got into difficulty. Paddy and one other rower survived but three drowned.

Paddy was a boat builder, carpenter and painter. He lived in St. Patrick's Park in Carrick-on-Shannon. It appears he never married.
  F ii Violet Kathleen HARVEY was born about 1908. She died.
  F iii
Hilda HARVEY died.

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