Descendants of Michael HAYES (to contribute information, please email

First Generation

1. Michael HAYES was born in abt 1760s in probably Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in probably Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick.

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.

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

They had the following children.

+ 2 M i Thomas (Tom) HAYES died.
  3 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.
+ 4 M iii James HAYES died before 1852.
+ 5 M iv Michael HAYES was born about 1798. He died on 25 Oct 1842.
+ 6 F v Bridget HAYES died.
  7 F vi
Margaret HAYES was born in Fairy Street, Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died.
Margaret married 'unknown' WOULFE. 'unknown' was born in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died.

No baptism records were found in the Athea register for anyone with a surname of Woulfe whose mother was Margaret Hayes. Perhaps Margaret and her husband had no children.
+ 8 F vii Johanna HAYES died.

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