Selected Families and Individuals


Francis Xavier LAVIN [Parents] was born in May 1890 in Ardgallagher, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 14 May 1890. He died on 1 Apr 1935 in Lavagh, Kilglass, Co. Roscommon. Francis married Winifred Agnes (Agnes) CALLERY on 18 Apr 1928 in Mount Argus, Dublin.

Frances was a sales representative for a veterinary supply company.

Winifred Agnes (Agnes) CALLERY [Parents] was born on 30 Sep 1899 in Coolmeen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. She died on 15 Sep 1981 in Ballyrush, Co. Sligo. Winifred married Francis Xavier LAVIN on 18 Apr 1928 in Mount Argus, Dublin.

Other marriages:
MCMANUS, Michael

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii Damian LAVIN was born on 1 Nov 1930. He died on 6 Sep 1989.
  M iii
Laurence LAVIN was born on 3 Feb 1932 in Kilglass, Co. Roscommon. He died on 13 Nov 1984 in Ballyrush, Co. Sligo. He was buried in Ballyrush, Co. Sligo.

Laurence entered the Columban Seminary at Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath in 1950. He was ordained in 1956 and the following year headed for Korea where he served as a missionary until 1968 when he joined the United States Armed Forces as a chaplain. He served in Vietnam from January 1969 until January 1970, thereafter serving in Korea and later in Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star for distinguishing himself in connection with military operations in Vietnam. He left military service in 1973 and returned to Ireland where he worked at a religious-run institution which cared for disabled children.
  F iv Living.

James CALLERY was born in 1855 in Coolmeen, Creeve, Co. Roscommon. He died in 1924. James married Anne FLYNN.

Anne FLYNN was born about 1865 in Kilbride, Co. Roscommon. She died in 1951 in Coolmeen, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Anne married James CALLERY.

They had the following children.

  F i Winifred Agnes (Agnes) CALLERY was born on 30 Sep 1899. She died on 15 Sep 1981.

Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

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

Patrick (Paddy) HANRAHAN [Parents] was born about 1816 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died in between 1901 and 1911. Patrick married Margaret 'UNKNOWN'.

Margaret 'UNKNOWN' was born about 1820. She died in between 1901 and 1911 in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Patrick (Paddy) HANRAHAN.

It is possible that Margaret's last name was Connor as baptismal records have been located for two children, including a Patrick, who were born to Patrick Hanrahan and Margaret Connor of Kilbaha in the 1850s, tying in with the information we already have below on the family of Paddy Hanrahan and his wife, Margaret. A Patrick Hanrahan was baptised on 2 November 1852 (sponsor was James Selles) and a Timothy Hanrahan was baptised on  27 August 1859 (sponsors were Denis(?) Hanrahan and Mary Connor). Paddy and Margaret may also have had a daughter named Catherine as a Catherine Hanrahan from Kilbaha, daughter of a Patrick and Margaret Hanrahan, married a John Dee on 6 March 1889 in Moyvane.

They had the following children.

  M i John HANRAHAN was born about 1852. He died in 1918.
  M ii
Patrick (Paddy) HANRAHAN was born in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He died in possibly U.S..

A baptismal record has been located (on www.irishgenealogy.ie) for a Patrick Hanrahan, son of Patrick Hanrahan and Margaret Connor of Kilbaha, who was baptised on 2 November 1852 (the sponsor was James Selles). Could this record relate to Paddy above? If it does, then Paddy had a sister named Catherine who was baptised on 18 November 1857 (with sponsors Thomas Sheahan and Mary Moran) and a brother named Timothy who was baptised on 27 August 1859 (with sponsors Denis Hanrahan and Mary O'Connor).

Paddy emigrated to the United States.
  F iii
Ellen HANRAHAN (caution: not verified) was born in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

An Ellen Hanrahan of Kilbaha, whose father's name was Patrick, married a John Hanrahan (son of Cornelius Hanrahan) of Lenamore, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry on 13 February 1877 in Moyvane (witnesses were Michael Hickey and Patrick Moran). It is a possibility that this marriage might have been that of a daughter of our Paddy and Margaret Hanrahan but because I have no evidence that Paddy and Margaret even had a daughter named Ellen, I have added the caution.

Patrick SHANAHAN died in Limerick. Patrick married Catherine (Kathleen) STACK after Feb 1911.

Patrick was a creamery manager in Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry and later worked as a manager in Cannocks Stores in Limerick.

Catherine (Kathleen) STACK [Parents] was born on 27 Feb 1883 in Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 20 Sep 1967 in Limerick. Catherine married Patrick SHANAHAN after Feb 1911.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii
Catherine (Kay) SHANAHAN died on 13 Dec 2008 in Limerick.

Kay, who never married, lived in Raheen, Limerick.

Bryan (Brianeen) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 10 Sep 1894 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 21 Dec 1966 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Bryan married Hanora (Noreen/J.D.) KEANE on 7 Feb 1933 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

Brianeen's name is Bernard on his marriage certificate.

Hanora (Noreen/J.D.) KEANE [Parents] was born about 1900 in Islandanny, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on 15 May 1971 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Hanora married Bryan (Brianeen) CUNNINGHAM on 7 Feb 1933 in Duagh, Co. Kerry.

I am told of a J.D. Keane who was born in Pilgrim Hill, Duagh to Daniel Keane and his second wife, Johanna McCarthy (whom he married in 1884). This is likely to be our J.D. above. Further information on the Keane family of Pilgrim Hill (who had origins in Ballygrennan, Listowel) is available in Kevin O'Connor's book 'The Descendants of the O'Connors of Carrigafoyle Stemming from the Datheenachs Line' (2006). Kevin can be contacted at kevin@oconnor4488.fsworld.co.uk.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  M ii
Donal CUNNINGHAM was born on 8 Jul 1937 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Jan 2014 in Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Donal, who never married, lived in Kilbaha in the old Cunningham family home. He and his brother Dick ran the farm.
  F iii Breda CUNNINGHAM was born on 8 Jul 1938. She died on 9 Dec 2011.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.
  M vi Living.
  M vii Living.

'unknown' CUNNINGHAM was born in abt 1750s in north Kerry or west Limerick. He died in possibly Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. 'unknown' married 'UNKNOWN'.

I AM INDEBTED TO TOM STACK IN ENNIS, CO. CLARE, A GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON OF 'UNKNOWN' ABOVE, FOR ALL HIS HELP WITH MY CUNNINGHAM RESEARCH. TOM HAS BEEN RESEARCHING HIS FAMILY HISTORY SINCE THE MID-1980S.

It is thought that our Cunningham family may have come to Kilbaha in the parish of Newtownsandes (now called Moyvane) in Co. Kerry or from the Templeglantine area of Co. Limerick. It is not known when exactly they settled in Kilbaha.

Our Cunningham family is connected to another family of Cunninghams, originally from Co. Limerick, who settled in the Irremore/Mountcoal area of Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. In this family was a John Cunningham (born about 1790s in Co. Limerick) who married a Kate Fitzgerald and had nine children, including Kerry-born John Francis who became Bishop of Concordia, Kansas. In fact most of John and Kate's children emigrated to Kansas or Missouri. It is a possibility that John could have been a son of 'unknown' above.    

Parish records have been located (on www.irishgenealogy.ie) for several Cunninghams with Kilbaha connections who may be related to 'unknown' above:

A Mary Cunningham of Kilbaha married a Daniel Mangan in Moyvane on 29 July 1843. Witnesses were Thomas Mulvihill and George Mahony. Baptismal records have been located (on www.irishgenealogy.ie) for an Elizabeth and Daniel Cunningham, children of a James Cunningham and a Hanora Thornton of Kilbaha. Elizabeth was baptised on 7 December 1841 (sponsors were Michael Thornton and Mary Thornton) and Daniel on 18 May 1844 (with sponsors Daniel Cunningham and Honora Cunningham). Could James have been a son of 'unknown' above? Or could he have been a son of 'unknown's son Daniel? However, we have no evidence to show that 'unknown' had a son or grandson named James.

Another Cunningham family with Moyvane connections was that of John Cunningham who was married to Catherine Moore and whose son, Cornelius, was baptised in Moyvane on 30 December 1834. However, it is not known if this family lived in Kilbaha.

According to family lore, our Cunningham family is connected to Philip Cunningham, the Moyvane-born rebel who was transported to Australia following the 1798 Rising and became the leader of the failed Castle Hill convict rebellion of March 1804. However, I haven't been able to prove there is a definite connection between Philip and our Cunninghams or a link between him and the townland of Kilbaha. While Philip Cunningham's birthplace is shown as "Moyvane, Co. Kerry" on transportation documents, I have been told that from 1690 until 1939 the parish now called Moyvane was known as Newtownsandes, so it is a possibility that the Moyvane that's documented might actually relate to one of the TOWNLANDS of Moyvane North or Moyvane South located in the PARISH then called Newtownsandes. I have also read that Philip Cunningaham was born in a place called Gleann Liath (or Gleanlea or Glownlee) in the parish of Newtownsandes/Moyvane. Gleann Liath forms part of the townland of Murher which is located directly to the west of both Moyvane North and Moyvane South (with Kilbaha being directly east of Moyvane South), so it does seem likely that Philip Cunningham came from this general area. I am wondering if Gleann Liath might be located on the eastern side of Murher, close to the border with Moyvane North/South, which might explain why Moyvane was specified on the transportation papers.

Whether or not there is a connection, Philip Cunningham's story is worth telling: he was born probably in the 1760s and, according to 'Home Thoughts from Abroad – the Australian Letters of Thomas F. Culhane' published by the Glin Historical Society in 1998, was involved in nationalist activities with the United Irishman in north Kerry in the period leading up the 1798 Rising. "Gerald FitzGerald and Sandes had appointed Phil Cunningham of Gleann Liath, Moyvane, Bill Leonard of Aghanagran, Marcus Sheehy of Duagh and Pat Galvin as leaders in their respective parishes. Tom Langan (Captain Steel) had charge of Glin parish and surrounding districts.... Eventually all these men were arrested and sent to Botany Bay... [They were] put on board the convict ship Anne, which did not leave Cork until much later".

Other sources tell us that Philip Cunningham was related in some way to a Cunningham family in Co. Tipperary, and probably sometime in 1790s he moved to Clonmel in that county where he ran a public house and worked as a stonemason. In February 1798 he married a local woman whose surname was Black. In Clonmel he became a leader locally of the 1798 Rising which led to his deportation to Australia on board the 'Anne I', which docked in Port Jackson in NSW in February 1801.

The Castle Hill Rising was the first rebellion in Australian history. Involving Irish convicts (mostly political offenders arrested in the aftermath of the 1798 Rising), the revolt began with the rebels' seizure of their convict station and culminated in a clash between the rebels and government troops. After the troops opened fire, the convicts fled and the rebellion was broken. Philip Cunningham, who had been wounded in the melée, was captured and immediately hanged.

The Cunningham surname is common in all areas of Ireland, especially Ulster and Connaught. In east Ulster the name is mainly of Scottish origin, and in other areas it is mainly the anglicised form of native Irish names, such as MacCuinneagáin.

'UNKNOWN' was born in abt 1760s. She died. 'UNKNOWN' married 'unknown' CUNNINGHAM.

They had the following children.

  M i Myles CUNNINGHAM was born in abt 1780s.
  M ii Daniel CUNNINGHAM was born in abt 1780s. He died.
  M iii Timothy CUNNINGHAM (caution: not verified) was born in possibly about 1800s.

David (Davy) MOORE [Parents] was born in 1877 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died in 1955 in possibly Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. David married Mary STACK on 10 Feb 1912.

Davy and Mary farmed in Ballyculhane, Glin.

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

Mary STACK [Parents] was born on 3 Jan 1885 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 1 Feb 1966 in Killacolla, Glin, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin, Co. Limerick. Mary married David (Davy) MOORE on 10 Feb 1912.

They had the following children.

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

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

Thomas MOORE was born about 1845. He died on 20 May 1911 in probably Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. Thomas married Jane ("Mudsy") JAMESON "Mudsy" in 1876 in Glin, Co. Limerick.

Jane ("Mudsy") "Mudsy" JAMESON was born about 1847 in Co. Limerick. She died in 1936. Mudsy married Thomas MOORE in 1876 in Glin, Co. Limerick.

According to the 1911 census, Mudsy and Thomas had been married for 36 years and had 10 children born alive, nine of whom were still alive at the time of the census.

Mudsy's surname is sometimes given as Jamieson.

They had the following children.

  M i David (Davy) MOORE was born in 1877. He died in 1955.
  M ii Living.
  M iii
John MOORE was born in 1880 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick.
  M iv Patrick MOORE was born in 1882. He died in 1943.
  F v
Bridget MOORE was born in 1883 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick.
  F vi Ellen (Helen) MOORE was born on 28 Apr 1888. She died on 22 Jan 1957.
  M vii Thomas E. MOORE was born on 6 Mar 1886. He died on 18 Feb 1962.
  F viii
Jane MOORE was born about 1890 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick.
  M ix
William J. MOORE was born about 1893 in Ballyculhane, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died in possibly U.S..

William emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York on 8 May 1913.

Edward/Edmond (Ned) STACK [Parents] was born on 17 Feb 1886 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 8 Dec 1939. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Edward/Edmond married Josephine (Ciss) RUDDLE on 30 Jul 1921.

Josephine (Ciss) RUDDLE [Parents] was born in Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 8 Dec 1931. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Josephine married Edward/Edmond (Ned) STACK on 30 Jul 1921.

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

They had the following children.

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

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

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