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Our Shanahans are most likely descended from Helen's probable 3rd-great-grandfather Cornelius Shanahan, born around the 1770s in north Kerry or west Limerick. Cornelius married Mary Dillane, with whom he had at least six children; the family lived in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (now named Moyvane), Co. Kerry. For further information, please click on Descendants List or Narrative Report, or on one of the photographs below.  

If you have a photo or photos you would like to add (or a better quality version of one I have), I would be delighted to hear from you. Please email any pictures to Many thanks in advance.

A report listing all the descendants of the earliest recorded family member

A full narrative report for this family

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