Place of migration:
Stayed in Ireland
Additional Information
Date of Birth 1873  
Date of Death 31st Aug 1957  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Malachy Kelly  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) John Mahon  
Place & Date of Marriage Margaret Kelly married John Mahon in Mullagh, Galway, Ireland, on February 23, 1895, when she was 22 years old.  

Comments

  • Hello, 

    Is that photo taken in Kilnadeema Graveyard?

    Chronicles Editor

    Thursday 25th June 2020, 08:58AM
  • Yes - it was.  Are you familiar with the graveyard?

    Novagirl

    Wednesday 1st July 2020, 08:07PM
  • Yes I'm from Kilnadeema (also a Kelly!) My Dad owns the field with the hill in the background, that's how I recognised it

    Chronicles Editor

    Thursday 2nd July 2020, 09:41AM
  • Wow - that's amazing.  I took that photo @ 1994.  Does it still look the same?  My husband and I were hoping to go back to Ireland this year for vacation and more family research for me.  Do you think we are descendents of the same Kellys?  Margaret Kelly and John Mahon would be my great granndparents, and their son Michael was my grandfather.  There may be other ancestors in that graveyard that I was unable to identify during that one and only trip to the Kilnadeema grave yard.  As I recall when we were there we had to rush back to the car because of huge downpour.  There are a couple (actually more than a couple) of mysteries with this Mahon family.  Are you on Ancestry as well?  I could send you a link to my public tree to get a look at these names.  

    Kerry

    Novagirl

    Thursday 2nd July 2020, 12:58PM
  • Hi Kerry, 

    I don't use Ancestry no, but I spoke to my Dad yesterday. He thinks he might have met you the day you were in the graveyard. Was there a funeral on that day?

    He knows the family alright, but he says we're different Kellys. 

    Do stay in touch with the local volunteers if you're planning another visit to Ireland once travel restrictions are lifted. 

    Chronicles Editor

    Monday 20th July 2020, 09:29AM
  • Thanks for your note.  I will indeed try to keep in touch with the local volunteers whenever we are able to travel again.  It's been so long since that visit that I do not recall if there was a funeral taking place.  It seems like something that I should remember though, so perhaps your dad has a better memory than I do.  I would have been with my husband as well as my parents.   Does your dad know if there are any living Mahons in the area still?  I have not been able to connect with any via Ancestry, but that doesn't mean there aren't some out there.  I took some other pics of another grave in the cemetery that I will try to clean up.  I can't read it myself on the photo, but I'm assuming that I took it because there was some relevant name on the stone...

    Kerry

    Novagirl

    Monday 20th July 2020, 05:10PM