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Hello, I am a descendant of the Connors and Leech families from the small town of Cahermore in Ardrahan and also for a time in Crannagh, Kiltartan. My grandmother Catherine (Kate) Connors (born Dec1887 Ardrahan) was the daughter of Bridget (Leech) and Michael Connors. Bridget sadly died soon after from complications of childbirth in Jan 1888 and my grandmother was sent out as a child to live with the Coppinger family who in the 1901 census of Crannagh, Kiltartan (house 9) show my grandmother Kate Connors listed at age 13 as a servant to John Coppinger. My grandmother till the day she died at 91 felt the void of not having or knowing her mother and I would love to find her mother Bridget (leech) Connors grave and also her husband Michael Connors who may have lived in Kilmacduagh before moving to Cahermore. If anyone has any information about my grandmother or great grandmother or these families I would greatly appreciate the correspondence. I would especially love to locate Bridget and Michaels grave during a future trip. Best Regards, Judy



Visit with the CoppingersSubmitted by Kenudy on Aug 27, 2011.

Dear Sister,

Many thanks for your most helpful information. I flew to Ireland last week and drove to Cahermore and spoke to Nula and Noel Coppinger who were so kind and took my son and myself to see the actual home that my grandmother Catherine (Katie) Connors lived in after her mother passed in childbirth. I was also given pictures by the Coppingers of "Rita" Coppinger who was who my mother (now passed also) was named after. It was a wonderful trip and will always be fondly remembered. I visited Kilmacduagh however was not able to locate my ggrandmothers (Bridget Leech Connors) grave so I hope to return again to complete this effort. Again I wanted to follow up with "a many thanks again for your assistance" All the Best, Judy



Submitted by Kenudy on Aug 07, 2011.

Dear Sister,

I truly appreciate your assistance.There must be a connection between the families by friendship or blood and I will follow up on your most helpful information. Many Thanks, Judy


Paula Kennedy

Tuesday 18th October 2011, 03:00PM

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  • Hi Judy,

    Hope you are well. Glad you made contact with your kith and kin. Maybe we might see you at the Week of Welcomes June 2012. Those who came last year enjoyed it immensely.

    God bless you,

    de Lourdes Fahy (Sister).

    GortGalway, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 29th February 2012, 03:53PM
  • Hi,  I am a desendant of the Leech family in Terminfeckin Ireland which is on the West coast near the Irish Sea.   I have no information on a Bridget Leech but thought you may want to check that area.  

    Lottie (Leech) Heisler


    Tuesday 4th September 2012, 12:05AM