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I've traced my roots back to Michael Killeen who married Margaret Doughney and they must have moved to County Durham n England where I'm from albeit I live in Australia now.

They must have moved sometime in the mid 1800's and I would love to know anything about the family if possible




Bob Killeen

Bob Killeen

Wednesday 16th February 2022, 10:08AM

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  • Bob:

    The Lusmagh RC records start around 1832/1833 but when I search the subscription site Roots Ireland for all of Co. Offaly, I did not locate a Michael Killeen marriage to a Margaret Doughney. Maybe they married in England?

    The 1853 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Lusmagh civil parish does show a number of Killeens in the parish including five Michael Killeen records. There is no way to determine if your Michael Killeen was one of the five listed.

    Have you considered a DNA test? Possibly you will have matches with individuals who have Killeen connections.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 16th February 2022, 03:13PM
  • Sorry, forgot the link to the Griffiths

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 16th February 2022, 03:14PM
  • Hello Bob

    Killeen is a very popular name around Shannonbridge which is on the Offaly and Galway border.


    Mick Killeen had a pub in Shannonbridge for years



    Geraldine Buckley-Smith, Ireland XO Volunteer

    Wednesday 16th February 2022, 09:41PM