Descendants of Daniel MULVIHILL (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

First Generation


1. Daniel MULVIHILL died.

It appears that Daniel had three farms: in Clounbrane, Gortdromasillihy and Kilbaha, all in the parish of Newtownsandes (now named Moyvane), Co. Kerry. Apparently three of his sons each inherited a farm.

Daniel's family is related by marriage to the Mulvihills of Shronowen, Listowel, Co. Kerry. The connection is through Daniel's (probable) granddaughter Nora Mulvihill, daughter of Michael Mulvihill and Norrie Cunningham, who married Michael Mulvihill, son of Patrick Mulvihill of Shronowen. It is possible that Daniel's family and the Shronowen Mulvihills are also blood-related but this would need to be researched. There are other Mulvihill families that featues in my family tree, the Mulvihills of Faha and Leansahane in Ballybunion, and of Tarbert, who may or may not be related to the other Mulvihill families mentioned above.    

Mulvihill researchers may be interested in the family of a Denis Mulvihill (c.1832-1887) from Newtownsandes, possibly from Clounbrane, who married a Mary Mulvihill who was probably from Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. Denis and Mary emigrated to the United States, most likely in 1863 with their first two children, Daniel and Johanna, and settled in Sidney, Ohio where they had four more children: Michael, Catherne, Mary and Denis. It is believed that Denis Senior had a brother named Daniel who lived in Pittsburg and had a family with his wife, Ellen.      

Note from Helen: Although neither my husband nor I are descended from Daniel above, I came across the information below in the course of my research into the family of my great-great-grandaunt Biddy Cunningham of Kilbaha, Moyvane who married John Mulvihill (from Aughrim, Moyvane). Although John does not appear to be related to Daniel, the information below on Daniel and his descendants may be of some use to those researching the Mulvihill families of Clounbrane, Gortdromasillihy, Kilbaha and Shronowen.

He had the following children.

+ 2 M i Michael (Mick) MULVIHILL (caution: relationship to siblings not verified) was born about 1825. He died in between 30 Mar 1901 and 2 Apr 1911 .
+ 3 M ii Cornelius (Con) MULVIHILL was born about 1830.
  4 M iii
Daniel (Dan) MULVIHILL died in probably Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Dan inherited the family's Gortdromasillihy farm (one of the three farms owned by his father). It is possible that Dan was the Daniel Mulvihill of Gortdromasillihy whose son Cornelius married Mary Healy about 1898 and had 12 children but I have been unable to verify this.

There was a Denis Mulvihill, born in the 1870s, who grew up in Gortdromasillihy and who may have been related to Dan. It is known that Denis had a brother named Patrick who had a son named Willie who died in 2001. Denis married a Bridget Flynn and they lived in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. Their children were Ellen, Mary, Jack, Bridget, Mick, Josephine, Margaret, Catherine and Martin. Martin was a renowned fiddle-player and teacher in New York.

Another Mulvihill with Gortdromasillihy connections, who could be related to Dan above, is Ellen Mulvihill, born about 1853 in Gortdromasillihy, who married Cornelius Shine, also of Gortdromasillihy, about 1875. Ellen and Cornelius had nine children between about 1877 and 1894: Mary (Pittsburgh), Catherine (Pittsburgh), John, Bridget, Cornelius, Daniel (known as Donal), Patrick (Detroit), Michael (Detroit).
  5 M iv
'unknown' MULVIHILL (male) died in probably Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

'Unknown' above inherited the family's Kilbaha farm (one of three farms owned by the Mulvihills). It is possible that there were no Mulvihills families left in Kilbaha by 1901 because the census of that year - and of 1911 also - does not show any Mulvihill households.

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