Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in Australia

Bridget was born about 1810 in Rineanna, Co Clare, Ireland to parents John O'DEA and Bridget SAGE She died on 09 May 1893 in Burrowa, NSW. She was buried in 1893 in Murringo, NSW. Following Irish Naming patterns Bridget would have been the 3rd daughter.

Bridget O’Dea married Patrick McInerney in 1830 in Ballycally, Clare, Ireland.

BRIDGET-Arrival in Colony 1879-(details as per Ship’s Log): Bridget McInerney (nee O’Dea) came to Australia at the age of 68 years as an Assisted Immigrant on board the steamer BLAIR ATHOLE departing London and arriving in Sydney on 4th March, 1879 . Records show Bridget was NOT accompanied by family. Deposit paid by her son, Thomas McInerney.

Ship’s Log Details as transcribed:

Name: Bridget McInerney

Age: 68

Calling: Housekeeper  

Native Place and Country: Clare

Parents’ Names and if alive, their address: B. O’Dea (Mother)

Religion: R.C.

Read or Write: Neither

Relative in Colony: Mary Keane, Randwick (Bridget’s daughter)

This Chronicle has been adapted from "Where Irish settled in Australia".

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1810 (circa)  
Place of Death Murringo, NSW, Australia  


  • Why has no one made a comment?


    Saturday 9th November 2019, 01:43AM
  • My maiden name is Keane, my father was born in Tulla in 1918, his mother was born in Kilmore and her maiden name was McNamara.  One of my fathers brothers married a Bridget O'Dea from Kerry.  In the early 60's my father emigrated to Australia but decided not to stay so travelled around for a couple of years calling in at Randwick to visit relatives!   I have assumed that he visited someone from his mothers family as I traced one of her brothers there but now wonder if there may have been someone from my Keane line there as well.  


    Thursday 21st April 2022, 07:57AM
  • Hi Dee, I have read your comment, I will respond when I have researched the Keane line of my family history further.

    Where do you reside? I am in Sydney Australia. my direct email address is


    Peter Quinnell


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    Sunday 24th April 2022, 11:16AM