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Looking for Michael Flaherty b. 1852 Lerhin, Galway, Ireland father and mother Bryan Flaherty b. about 1830's Galway


Tuesday 1st May 2012, 02:27PM

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  • Hi there,

    Could you please give more information about your ancestors. And could you tell me where you heard the name Lerhin. Is it in the town centre? The more information you add here, the easier it will be for me and others in the local community to help you!

    Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

    Genealogist (Ireland XO)

    Tuesday 1st May 2012, 03:43PM
  • Hi Sinead,

    Thanks you for responding.

     I am new to your site so please excuse my error on Clogheen-, I will post the message in Tipperary at the correct parish.

    About the Flaherty Family of Lerhin, Galway, Ireland.

    Lerhin is a very small place near Clonberne, Galway. My mother's cousin, Bernard Flaherty who's address in Killavoher, Clonberne, Ballinsloe, Galway lives right out side of Clonberne. His father was John Flaherty, brother to my grandfather Michael (11 Dec 1876). I am looking for their grandfather-Bryan (Brian) Flaherty.

    (Michael and John's father and mother)-Michael Flaherty born 1848-1852 in Galway married Margaret Kilgarriff (father John) born 1852 in "Blindpark" near Glenamaddy, Galway. I don't believe "Blindpark" is any longer there. Their child Michael Flaherty born 11 Dec 1876 Lerhin married Bridget Burke (of Clogheen or Cahir, Tipperary, Ire)

    I am looking for Michael and John Flaherty's father Bryan (Brian). Bryan he is listed as his father on Michael's birth certificate.

    I have a Birth Certificate from the GRO on Michael Falherty b. 11 Dec 1876, Lerhin.

    Marriage Certificate for Michael and John's parents from the East Galway Family History Society:

    2 Dec 1872

    Parish Dunmore/Glenamaddy County Galway


    Michael Flaherty (born 1848-1852) 

    address: Lerhin

    Denomination: Civil Parish/Distict

    Occupation: Landholder

    Status: Bachelor 

    His Father: Bryan Flaherty

    Occupation: Landholder

    Witness 1

    John Tool


    Margaret Kilgariff (b. 1852)

    address: Blindpark

    Denomination: Civil Parish/District

    Occupation: Not Recorded

    Status: Spinster

    Father: John Kilgariff

    Occupation: Landholder

    Witness 2

    Kate Hart

    I have been searching for my family for al least 25 years- I asked my relatives and have completed many, many searches.

    I have been to Ireland and Galway twice (plan to return next year), and I have been to the Dublin Office of the GRO and spent many Euro's. So any help you can give me, I would certanly appreciate.

    I  also have the following: A Marriage Certificate on Bryan Flaherty and Bridget Cussane 3/3/1835 from Dunmore and two birth certificates for Bryan Flaherty one for 8 Oct 1812, Rahoon, Galway his father is listed as Thomas Flaherty and another birth cert. for Brian Flaherty  Apr 25 1808 Moycullen, Galway his father Dudley Flaherty. I am not sure if any of these three are of any value but I purchased them from

    Thanks for any help.

    Eileen O'Neil Ball 



    Tuesday 1st May 2012, 10:30PM
  • Hi Eileen,

    Could you please post your message here (Glennamaddy): and here (Clonbern also near Glennamaddy): and here (Killavoher):

    I don't know where Blindpark is, but it is possibly a name familiar to people from the locality. There are Roman Catholic church records available for the diocese of Dunmore (Tuam). These date from 1833 for baptismal and mariage records. These can be found at the National Library of Ireland, Pos. 4211, or the Church of Latter Day Saints, ref no. 1279210 item 4-8. If you have any difficulty, you could try writing to the parish priest for more assistance.

    If I knew precisely where Blindpark was, I could suggest more church records to check.

    In the meantime, you could try checking the land records called the Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38) or the later Griffth's Valuation (1848-64). Griffith's is freely available here: or here: Failte Romhat has lots of other useful links you could try looking at.

    Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

    Genealogist (Ireland XO)








    Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 11:38AM
  • My name is Donna (Lahey) Marino from Boston, MA. I'm looking for information on my Great, Great Grandparents from Galway, the parents of Patrick Joseph Flaherty (born Ireland approx. 1871) and his wife, Delia Agnes Brown Flaherty (born 9/13 approx.1878). Patrick's parents were Bartley and Ann (Cady, Caely or Keady?) Flaherty. Delia's parents were Thomas Brown and Margaret (Mulkarns, Mielkarns, or Mulkearns) Brown. Patrick came to the US in approx.1885,  Delia in 1892 (around 14 years old). They had 2 children in the US, Margaret Mary (born 3/21/1896) and Thomas P. (born  April 15, 1897. If anyone has information, I'd be very grateful.

    I'm traveling to Ireland in September, visiting Galway, and would love to find their final resting places, as well as some long, lost relatives!

    Thank you.


    Donna (Lahey) Marino



    Friday 26th July 2013, 07:31AM