Descendants of Myles Cunningham

CUNNINGHAM Myles Kearney


Myles Cunningham, who became a priest, was a grandson of Dan Kearney and Ellen Cunningham of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (now known as Moyvane), Co. Kerry. He was born in Newtownsandes about 1913, the second youngest of the 14 children of Mike Kearney and Maine Ann McElligott. He was educated at St. Michael's College, Listowel, Co. Kerry after which he studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick's College in Carlow. He was ordained in 1938 and travelled to the United State in that year to serve in the diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He subsequently worked in Louisiana, initially in Baton Rouge, and was later appointed parish priest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in St. Francisville in Louisiana where he spent 18 years.

Myles retired about 1973 and died in 1979 at the home of his sister Bunty in Moyvane only a short time after returning to live in Ireland.

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