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Second Generation

2. Malachy RYAN (Loughlin ) was born about 1850 in probably Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He died on 28 Mar 1924 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow.

It is not known if Malachy had siblings.

Like his father before him, Malachy was headmaster of Garryhill School, a primary school located about 100 yards from the cottage where Malachy lived. Malachy also taught Greek and Latin to students wishing to study for the priesthood. He and his family also ran the local post office.

According to the 1911 census, Malachy and his wife, Mary, had been married 23 years and had six children born alive, all six of whom were alive at the time of the census.

Malachy's death certificate tells us that he died of 'senile decay'. His son Loughlin was present when his father died.

Malachy married Mary MURPHY, daughter of John MURPHY and Mary MACDONALD / MCDONNELL, on 21 Jun 1887 in Dublin North registration district. Mary was born about 29 Mar 1857 in Knocklonogad, Garryhill, Co. Carlow. She was christened on 29 Mar 1857 in Myshall, Co. Carlow. She died on 2 Apr 1932 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow.

Sponsors at Mary's christening were John MacDonald and Margaret MacDonald.

Mary died of stomach cancer.

They had the following children.

  3 M i
Loughlin RYAN was born on 19 May 1888 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He was christened on 20 May 1888 in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. He died on 21 Sep 1955 in Knocklonogad, Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He was buried in Drumphea Church Cemetery, Co. Carlow.

Sponsors at Loughlin's baptism were Michael Nolan and Bridget Murphy.

Loughlin, who never married, farmed in Knocklonogad in Garryhill.
  4 M ii
John RYAN was born about 6 Apr 1890 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow. He was christened on 6 Apr 1890 in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. He died on 2 Apr 1916.

Sponsors at John's baptism were Patrick Murphy and Anne McNally.

John became a primary school teacher and taught at Garryhill School for only one year before his death, just short of his 26th birthday.
  5 F iii
Bridget (Bridie) RYAN (Sr. Gertrude) was born about 13 Mar 1892 in Garryhill, Co. Carlow. She was christened on 13 Mar 1892 in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. She died on 4 Oct 1969 in St. Leo's Convent of Mercy, Carlow. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carlow.

Sponsors at Bridie's baptism were Michael Kelly and Bridget Hogan.

Bridie entered the convent, joining the Mercy order and becoming Sr. Gertrude. She lived in Carlow.
+ 6 M iv Thomas (Tom) P. RYAN was born about 22 Jul 1894. He died in early 1940s.
+ 7 F v Mary Brigid RYAN was born on 24 Mar 1898. She died on 18 Nov 1950.
+ 8 M vi Patrick (Paddy) L. RYAN was born about 21 Oct 1900. He died on 16 Apr 1973.

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