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When Patrick Reddin was born in 1811, his father, Daniel?, was 26 and his mother, Mary?, was 21. He married Bridget O'Shea on February 20, 1844, in Knockaderry, Limerick, Ireland. They had seven children in 16 years. He died on January 16, 1881, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, at the age of 70, and was buried in St Nazianz, Wisconsin.

On 20 February, 1844, according to the Parish Church of Knockaderry, Limerick records, the wedding of Patrick Reddin and Bridget O'Shea took place at the Knockaderry Parish Church.They were married by Father Denis O’Brien.  

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Title:  Parish Church of Knockaderry, Limerick, Ireland.

Author: Diocese of Limerick

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St Munchin's Church, the present day church in Knockaderry, was built in 1840 while Denis O'Brien was the parish priest. As stated earlier, the parish was not joined with Clouncagh until 1853. A small holy water font on the left-hand side of the nave near the altar bears the inscription "T. D'Alton Sculptor 1820". The marble altar, which was made by Costelloes of Kilmallock, as well as the altar rails and gates, was donated by W. Power of Chesterfield in 1897 at a cost of £800. Of these three items, only the marble altar remains, as the altar rails were removed during 1972. The Diocese of Limerick, located in the mid-west of Ireland, comprises the greater part of County Limerick, part of County Clare and one townland in County Kerry. There are 60 parishes in the Diocese, 18 of which are in the Limerick city area.


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© Copyright Diocese of Limerick 1991-2007 -

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Date of Birth 1st Jan 1811 (circa) VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 16th Jan 1881 VIEW SOURCE


  • Perhaps Patrick's father was also named Patrick. In the 1823 Tithe Applotment books, Patrick Reddin is also listed as tenant in Clonagh, under the Townland name of Lisnakilly, a name no longer used, but related to the castle built about 1445 by the Mac Sheehys, which existed as ruins only at the time of the Tithe book. A Griffith's Valuation Record for Patrick Reddin printed in 1852  certifies that he is a tenant of Christopher Delmega in the parish of Clonagh, Townland Coolcappagh. The immigrant Patrick's tombstone in Wisconsinin, presumably this Patrick's son,  records Coolcappagh as his place of birth. Coolcappagh is 12 miles from Knockaderry, where this Patrick and Bridget O'Shea were married.  

    MJ Thompson

    Friday 25th September 2020 09:20PM

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