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Kirrane and Monaghan families in Cloonmore


I just joined this site today. My family goes back to John Monaghan and Jane Tucker who lived in Cloonmore from the mid 1800s.  They had 5 daughters: Bridget, Mary Anne, Catherine, Celia and Jane Maria. Bridget married a Thomas Kirrane. They are my 2nd great-grandparents. Although there are many Kirrane families in Kilvine, and I am related to some of them (DNA evidence), I have a suspicion that Thomas Kirrane married to Bridget Monaghan may not have been from Mayo at all.

Other Cloonmore connections are Waldron, Davis, McManus, O'Connor and Turner.

Anyway, I just thought to introduce myself.

George Deeney


Wednesday 7th February 2018, 03:22AM

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  • Dear George:

    Thank you for your post to the Ireland Reaching Out message board and welcome to the site!  Thank you for your introduction!

    If you wish, you may also create Ancestor Profiles for any of the above ancestors that you have referred to in your post.  The "XO Chronicles" tab at the top of the page can be clicked and this will take you to the "People" where any number of profiles can be created.

    I will also copy this post to several of our volunteers in the area who may be able to assist you further.  Please allow them up to a week or two to reply.

    You may also find some useful sites for researching the Kirrane and Monaghan families.

    The 1901 & 1911 Census may contain information about these families if they continued to reside in the area.  The link for that is below:

    In addition, there are microfilmed images of the parish register in Kilvine.  They are available online through the National Library of Ireland.  Their link is below:

    You might also consider the Civil Registration Records which began in Ireland in 1864.  These records cover births, marriages and deaths and they are being uploaded in batches on the Irish Genealogy Website.  You might note that Kilvine falls under the Registration District of Tuam.  The link to this site is below:

    The above sites are all free. 

    If you have any questions, please let me know.  You can email me directly at:

    The very best of luck with your research!

    Kind regards,



    If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Wednesday 7th February 2018, 01:38PM
  • Hello George,

    My name is Clare Horgan I am a volunteer for the Claregalway area in Co. Galway. I found out that indeed John Monaghan and Jane Tucker were married in Co. Galway in the parish of Dunmore, Tuam. See the link below to, which is very helpful to find out information on all townlands in Ireland. 

    If you wish to contact me for help and guidance, I would be only delighted to help.

    My email is

    Looking forward to hearing from you,


    Claregalway Family History Help

    Wednesday 7th February 2018, 02:03PM
  • Clare,  do you have anymore information on John Monaghan (who married Jane Tucker)--like witnesses or parents??  Many thanks.  My ggrandparents were Pat Monaghan and Hanorah Monaghan (both had the same surname)   and would love to find out more about them.

    Barbara Clark



    Wednesday 20th March 2019, 04:58PM
  • Hello Barbara,

    I do apologise, I just only now see your response to me in February 2018. I must have missed it as you replied not half an hour after I responded to you. :) 

    I did a little research on resources available to me. I did find the church marriage record in the parish of Dunmore for John Monaghan and Jane Tucker, please find attached. Witness to the marriage was a Thomas Brennan and a James Loftus.

    Do you have any information on Pat and Hanora Monaghan your gg grandparents, that I could help you with?


    You may have to go down the root of a professional genealogist who can do more detailed research for you. Let me know if you need any help with finding one.

    If you wish to contact me for help and guidance, I would be only delighted to help.

    My email is

    Best of luck



    Claregalway Family History Help

    Monday 25th March 2019, 08:59PM
  • Thanks, Clare--and I just saw your response.  My ggrandfather was a blacksmith.  That would be Patrick Monaghan (married to Hanorah Monaghan).  They had six daughters:  Mary, my grandmother, Nelly, Norah, Margaret, and Brigid and I can't remember the name of the sixth but she, like my grandmother, and Norah and Nelly ended up in San Francisco.  Margaret and her husband, a Mr. Corley, stayed and inherited the forge.  In searching records--I get so mixed up on Townland, Parish, Barony etc.    Ardcloon, Dunmore, Arghdooey (or something like that) are names associated with Patrick and Hanorah's home)   Would love to know which was the official parish and which was the townland.   Just would love to officially know who Pat and Hanorah's parents were.



    Saturday 25th January 2020, 05:46PM