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Thomas (Tom) HAYES [Parents] was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. Thomas married Mary DOWNEY.

Tom inherited one of the three Hayes family farms in Fairy Street.

Mary DOWNEY was born in Glensharrold, Ardagh, Co. Limerick. She died. Mary married Thomas (Tom) HAYES.

Mary was a sister of Elizabeth Downey, wife of her brother-in-law James Hayes.

Mary and Tom had a child who was baptised on 6 March 1837 in Athea. However the child's name is not provided in the register, nor are any sponsors listed. Was this Michael, Mary, John or Bridget, or another child whose name we do not have?

They had the following children.

  M i
James HAYES was born about 6 Feb 1831 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 8 Feb 1831 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

James's baptismal sponsor was Johanna Culhane (only one sponsor was listed in the register).
  F ii Ellen HAYES was born about 12 Oct 1832. She died on 29 Apr 1912.
  M iii Michael HAYES died in probably 1887.
  M iv Timothy (Thade) HAYES was born about 4 Aug 1834. He died on 5 Jul 1914.
  F v
Mary HAYES was born about 1835 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in U.S..

Mary emigrated to the United States.
  M vi
John HAYES was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in probably U.S..
  F vii Bridget HAYES.

Michael (Mick) HAYES [Parents] was born on 3 Oct 1884 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 6 Oct 1884 in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 27 Nov 1973 in Limerick. He was buried in Templeathea Cemetery, Co. Limerick. Michael married Margaret (Babe) NESTOR on 21 Feb 1922 in Coolcappa, Co. Limerick.

Mick's baptismal sponsors were Michael Hayes and Mary Ann Hayes.

Mick inherited the family farm in Fairy Street.

Margaret (Babe) NESTOR was born on 7 Feb 1888 in Manister, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 14 Dec 1968 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Templeathea Cemetery, Co. Limerick. Margaret married Michael (Mick) HAYES on 21 Feb 1922 in Coolcappa, Co. Limerick.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Ita HAYES was born about 1924. She died before 14 Mar 2015.
  M ii
John Joseph HAYES was born on 15 Jun 1929 in Templeathea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 17 Jun 1929. He died before 14 Mar 2015.

John's baptismal sponsors were Michael [what looks like] Kealir and Mary Murphy.
  F iii Anne Philomena HAYES was born on 4 Dec 1932. She died on 14 Mar 2015.
  F iv Living.

Michael HAYES was born in abt 1760s in probably Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in probably Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. Michael married 'unknown' O'SULLIVAN.

Notes from Helen: Many thanks go to Thomas FitzGerald, a descendant of Michael above, for contributing most of the information below on the extended Hayes family of Fairy Street. This information is the result of extensive genealogical research carried out in the 1980s by Thomas's granduncle Gerald FitzGerald. I am also very grateful to Tom Moloney of Duagh, Co. Kerry, another Hayes researcher, who has kindly shared all his information on the Hayes family of Fairy Street, Templeathea.   

Although I myself am not directly related to the Hayes family, two members of my Hudson family of Kilbaha (in the Kerry parish of Newownsandes/Moyvane) married great-grandsons of Michael above: Hanora (Johanna) Hudson married Tom Hayes in 1881, and Johanna's niece Bridget Hudson married Tom's second cousin James M. Hayes in 1909. I hope the information below is helpful to Hayes researchers.

'unknown' O'SULLIVAN was born in probably Knockbawn, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died. 'unknown' married Michael HAYES.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas (Tom) HAYES died.
  M ii
John HAYES was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in Athea, Co. Limerick.

John never married.

He died tragically when he went to retrieve cattle belonging to his sister Bridget Aherne, which were being seized for non-payment of taxes. An altercation occurred and John was shot and killed by a Michael Colbert.
  M iii James HAYES died before 1852.
  M iv Michael HAYES was born about 1798. He died on 25 Oct 1842.
  F v Bridget HAYES died.
  F vi Margaret HAYES died.
  F vii Johanna HAYES died.

James HAYES [Parents] was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died before 1852 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. James married Elizabeth DOWNEY.

James inherited one of the three Hayes family farms in Fairy Street.

Elizabeth DOWNEY was born in Glensharrold, Ardagh, Co. Limerick. She died after 1851. Elizabeth married James HAYES.

Elizabeth was a sister of the wife of Tom Hayes, who was a brother of Elizabeth's husband, James.

They had the following children.

  M i James HAYES died before 30 Mar 1901.
  M ii
John HAYES was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in possibly U.S..
  M iii
Patrick HAYES was born about 15 Mar 1831 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 17 Mar 1831 in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died before 26 Mar 1839 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick.

Patrick's baptismal sponsors were Timothy Downy & Johanna Hayes.

Patrick died as a child.
  F iv
Bridget HAYES was born about 30 Sep 1832 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 2 Oct 1832 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Bridget's baptismal sponsors were Thomas Hayes and Bridget Connors.
  F v
Mary HAYES was born about 6 Jan 1835 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 8 Jan 1835 in Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in possibly U.S..

Mary's baptismal sponsors were John Roche and Bridget Hayes.
  M vi
Thomas HAYES was born about 10 Aug 1836 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 12 Aug 1836 in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in possibly U.S..

Thomas's baptismal sponsor was Mary Hayes (only one sponsor was listed in the parish register).
  M vii
Patrick HAYES was born about 24 Mar 1839 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 26 Mar 1839 in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in possibly U.S..

Patrick's baptismal sponsors were John Hayes and Bridget Hayes.
  F viii
Elizabeth HAYES was born about 4 May 1841 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 6 May 1841 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Elizabeth's baptismal sponsors were Thomas Brouder and Bridget Hayes.

Michael HAYES [Parents] was born about 1798 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 25 Oct 1842. Michael married Johanna CULHANE about 1823.

Michael inherited Fairy Street House, which was the Hayes family home, along with the family's principal farm in Fairy Street.

Johanna CULHANE [Parents] was born about 1797 in Barnigue, Carrigkerry, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 26 Apr 1872. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Johanna married Michael HAYES about 1823.

They had the following children.

  M i
John HAYES was born on 29 Oct 1823 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 12 Oct 1871 in Shanagolden, Co. Limerick. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John, who was the eldest child of Michael and Johanna, became a priest. He was ordained in Maynooth College and went on to teach there for 11 years. He spent one year as  acting Dean at Maynooth but when his sight began to fail he was unable to carry out his duties at the college and was sent as a curate to the Diocese of Limerick where he spent several years. He was only 47 years of age when he died.
  M ii Michael C. HAYES was born about 1827. He died on 25 Apr 1900.
  F iii Bridget HAYES was born about 1828. She died on 22 Mar 1883.
  F iv Mary HAYES was born about 1831. She died on 30 Apr 1903.
  M v Thomas (Tom) HAYES was born about 13 Aug 1832. He died on 3 Apr 1912.
  M vi James Charles HAYES was born on 6 Aug 1837. He died on 18 Jan 1874.
  M vii Patrick HAYES was born about 31 Jan 1835. He died on 29 Oct 1913.
  M viii
Stephen HAYES was born on 29 Feb 1840 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died on 30 Mar 1875. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Stephen, the youngest in the family, became a priest. He was ordained in France and served in the Limerick diocese for 11 years before his death at the age of 35.

James HAYES [Parents] was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died before 30 Mar 1901 in probably Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. James married Johanna HANRAHAN.

James inherited his parents' farm in Fairy Street.

Johanna HANRAHAN was born about 1840 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. Johanna married James HAYES.

Johanna outlived her husband, James, by many years.

They had the following children.

  F i
Bridget HAYES was born on 3 Jul 1867 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick.
  M ii
James HAYES was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died.
  M iii
Thomas (Tom) HAYES was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died.

Tom died as a young man.
  M iv John HAYES died in 1930s.
  F v
Elizabeth (Lizzie) HAYES was born about 1873 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died about 1901 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick.
  F vi Bridget HAYES was born about 1876.
  F vii Maria HAYES was born about 1877. She died about 1927.
  F viii
Johanna HAYES was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died.

James Patrick HAYES [Parents] was born on 4 Sep 1913 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 6 Sep 1913 in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died before 13 Aug 1985 in probably Birmingham. James married Noreen MULVIHILL on 1 Mar 1952 in St. Augustine's Church, Handsworth, Birmingham.

James's baptismal sponsors were Edmund Hudson and Margaret Hudson.

James lived in Birmingham.

Living.


John BURTON [Parents] was born in 1916 in Wednesbury, West Midlands. He died about 1986 in Birmingham, England. John married Mary Helen HAYES in 1942 in Wednesbury, West Midlands.

A brother of John's was a priest.

Mary Helen HAYES [Parents] was born on 13 Feb 1916 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 13 Feb 1916 in Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in 1990 in Birmingham, England. Mary married John BURTON in 1942 in Wednesbury, West Midlands.

Mary's baptismal sponsors were Benedict Barrett and Mary Hayes.

Mary lived in Birmingham.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Edmund (Ned) HAYES [Parents] was born on 10 Dec 1895 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 10 Dec 1895 in Athea, Co. Limerick. Edmund married 'UNKNOWN'.

Ned's baptismal sponsor was Mary Hudson.

Ned was a primary school teacher.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married Edmund (Ned) HAYES.


Patrick MURPHY [Parents] was born on 19 Mar 1893 in Ballybehy South, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 20 Mar 1893 in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He died about 1950 in Ballybehy South, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. Patrick married Mary (Molly) HAYES on 13 Apr 1920 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Patrick's baptismal sponsors were Timothy O'Donoghue and Helen O'Donoghue.

Note: Ballybehy or Ballaghbehy is called Ballaugh nowadays. There are three distinct townlands in Ballaugh: Ballybehy, Ballybehy South and Ballybehy North. The first of these was once (pre-1850) called Ballough Grady while the other two together constituted Ballough Darcey. An alternative spelling for Ballybehy is Ballaghbehy.

Patrick's farm straddled both Ballybehy South and North, the homestead being in the Ballybehy South.

Mary (Molly) HAYES [Parents] was born on 1 Mar 1890 in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 1 Mar 1890 in Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 26 Apr 1973 in Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. Mary married Patrick MURPHY on 13 Apr 1920 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Molly's baptismal sponsors were Thomas McEnery and Mary McEnery.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Denis Ahern of Ballybehy and Margaret Hayes of Fairy Street.

They had the following children.

  F i Johanna MURPHY was born on 28 Jan 1921. She died on 10 Oct 2001.
  M ii
John MURPHY was born on 28 Aug 1922 in Ballybehy South, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 29 Aug 1922 in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He died on 17 May 2006 in Ballybehy South, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

John's baptismal sponsors were Edmund Hayes and Margaret Hayes.
  F iii
Catherine MURPHY was born on 2 Mar 1924 in Ballybehy South, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She was christened on 5 Mar 1924 in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. She died on 20 Jan 2014 in Tournafulla, Co. Limerick.

Catherine's baptismal sponsors were William Ahern and Helen Ahern.

Catherine lived for some time in London where she worked as a teacher. When she retired she returned to Co. Limerick and lived at Padua, Clash Road, Abbeyfeale. She never married.

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