John Tierney 1838

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John Tierney was my Grt Grandfather, I have no idea where he was born but going from his age at death he was born around 1838 and his wife Catherine Fahy around 1833 which made her 16 when she married in 1849 in clontuskert. 

Their Children included, Mary, Catherine, Margaret, Sabina, Bridget, Eleonora, Patrick, Nicholas, Thomas, Ceacilia & Sarah, although Ceacilia & Sarah could be the same people.

John & Catherine both died within months of each other in 1889 and their address is down as Gorteenaveela.  My Grandmother Ceacilia married Patrick Burke in 1899 in the Church in Ballinasloe, they moved to Manchester where they went on to have 4 children, I have the 1901 & 1911 census and not much else.

I would love to find living relatives of either Grt Grandparent or any information.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1838 (circa)  
Date of Death 1889  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Catherine Fahy  
Names of Children Mary, Catherine, Margaret, Sabina, Bridget, Eleonora, Patrick, Nicholas, Thomas, Ceacilia & Sarah  
Place & Date of Marriage 1849 in clontuskert  


  • Hi I'm a descendant of Tierney's which I believe to be from this area.  Have you had a DNA test done, perhaps we could see if there is a match?

    Best regards Sue Osborne nee Tierney


    Saturday 14th March 2020, 11:23AM
  • Hi Sue,
    Yes I have a dna test done


    Thursday 19th March 2020, 01:15PM

    Hi Sue,  

    Are you on any ancestry websites ? 






    Saturday 21st March 2020, 12:15PM
  • Hello, I am descendant of the Tierney`s. Their daughter Margaret married Joseph Gill and Margaret and Joseph`s daughter Ellen was my great-grandmother. Kind regards, Declan Kelly

    Wednesday 25th March 2020, 08:12PM


    Hi Declan,

    That's great thank you, I will fill in my tree with those details, could you email me and let me have any dates etc for births and marriages which would really help me.







    Thursday 26th March 2020, 12:09PM

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