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Hello. Looking for info on Flaherty or O’Flaherty of Stradbally. They were miners. Married Veale. Some came to America. Patrick Flaherty, born 1810, married Honor Veale. Had many children. Some stayed & some left. Any info or descendants? 

Eugenie Sardo

Tuesday 24th September 2019, 03:57PM

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  • Hello Eugenie,

    There are no descendants in Stradbally with the Flaherty surname, but no doubt there are some local people who are related. The only family of Flahertys to live in the parish in recent years that I'm aware of (my own) are no relation.

    There is one Flaherty grave in Stradbally with an inscribed headstone that I'm aware of, in the SE corner of the old / CofI graveyard. The headstone is inscribed thus:

    IHS / Erected by James Flaherty in memory / of his Wife Margaret Flaherty who depd. / this life Jany. 28th 1818 aged 57 Yrs also / his Father died Augt. 9th 1812 aged 79 Yrs

    Best of luck with your research.


    C Flaherty

    Saturday 30th November 2019, 02:51PM
  • Thank you so much! My ancestors were miners, & came to America around 1870, when the mines closed. However, I wonder why there were so few Flahertys in Stradbally. They must have gone there from somewhere else. Possibly the Beara Peninsula in Cork, where there were mines? I can't find any traces of them anywhere. Also, I cannot find any record of my gr-grandmother, Margaret Flaherty, born 1855-6. Thanks again! Eugenie

    Eugenie Sardo

    Thursday 12th December 2019, 03:17AM