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Hello there! Hoping for assistance  about mygrandmother, Honora Conneely in Spiddel, born in 1900 (?); Nora Connelly came to America in 1920 (?) Father- Michael Conneely, Mother - Bridget Keady, married 1897, Chappel of Spiddel, three siblings. Told her parents died before she turned 13, lived with maternal grandmother afterwards.

Appreciate any help you can give. She came into New York. She was 5 "9" inches (thereabouts). Using this to help with the Ellis Island piece although the records are challenging to make out. Would love to know about her family. We were told the Quiet Man was filmed on a farm they owned (?) worked (?).

Thanks so much, 

Elizabeth Fenton

Elizabeth

Saturday 6th June 2020, 02:55AM

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    Hi Elizabeth,

    Roots Ireland - www.rootsireland.ie - has a marriage in Spiddal on February 4th 1897 of Michael Conneely, Leck-Lea, Barna and Bridget Keady of Shanagurrane, Spiddal. Michael is described as a Farmer. Both Full Age. Michael's father is recorded as "Dermot Conneely" and Bridget's as "John Keady. Witnesses: Michael Lynskey and Katie Keady.

    Baptism: Rahoon on January 28th 1900 of Honor Conneeley, Address: Lacklia. Father Michael Conneeley - Mother recorded as Bridget King (Keady in Civil Record). Date of birth January 27th 1900.

    Sponsors: Thomas Keadey and Margaret Conneeeley.

    Notes: Married to Timothy J. Sheehan at St.Michael's, Newark, N. J. 1V3 June 1st 1922.

    Would those records mean anything to you?

    McCoy

    Saturday 6th June 2020, 06:27AM
  • Hi, 

    So the marriage certificate I emailed shows the marriage on June 1, 1924. Interesting that your records show the year as being 1922. Do you keep departure records of the Irish who left for America? Thanks!

    Elizabeth

    Saturday 6th June 2020, 10:56PM
  • Hi Elizabeth,

    I have no knowledge of the marriage certificate you refer to. I attach copies of the baptism and civil record of Honor Conneely which are downloaded from Roots Ireland Website. I act as a Voluntary Contributor to Ireland Reaching Out. In relation to the name "King" on the baptism certificate, there is a connection between Keady and King in 1860 where a James Keady married an Honor King. One of the Witnesses was "Bridget King". A "John Keady" was baptised in Rahoon in August 1861 whose father was John and mother "Honor King".  This may account for the mix up!

    I will continue with a later post.

    Regards,

    McCoy

    Sunday 7th June 2020, 11:15AM

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    Hi Elizabeth,

    The attached for your information. Feel free to contact me if there is any issue you want clarified.

    Regards,

    McCoy

    Sunday 7th June 2020, 07:43PM

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    Hi Elizabeth,

    I have a two page report report written up, but it is too large for the system. Do you have a Post Office Box No. 

    Regards,

    McCoy

    Sunday 7th June 2020, 07:58PM
  • Hi McCoy,

     

    A post office box number ? Like an email address? I can give you , ElizabethFenton00@gmail.com

     

    Not thinking you mean a home address but maybe I am wrong. Thanks again!

    Elizabeth

    Monday 8th June 2020, 12:12AM
  • Elizabeth

    Monday 8th June 2020, 06:16PM