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The civil parish that Patrick Mangan is associated with is Kilmurry Clonderlaw parish. However, the Catholic parish is known as Kilmurry McMahon. I will change this post to the correct civil parish for others to view who may also be able to share further information with you. You might be interested in the online resources associated with this parish at the Clare Library:
The National Library of Ireland also has the Catholic parish registers online to view. They are located at the link below:
I don't believe that these registers have been transcribed yet. There is an ongoing transcription project with a group of volunteers on the Clare Past Forum section of the Clare Library website (which you can join for free if you wish).
There has been some graveyard transcription work done on the local graveyard and I note that there is a Mangan headstone which you might note for future reference:
Headstone No. 179 lists a Mangan family. You will also note that the Catholic Parish name is Kilmurry McMahon and I will change this post to reflect that correct parish for you.
The best place for you to visit is the Local Studies Centre in Ennis when you arrive into County Clare. The two librarians/archivsts there will be able to assist you and the facility holds a large number of resources that you will be able to view. In addition, I will make contact with several people that I know who are volunteers and knowledgeable in the Kilmurry McMahon area to see if they can shed further information about your ancestors and possibly meet you. You can contact me directly at: email@example.com with regard to this.
Please contact me if you have any further questions and please keep us here at Ireland XO informed of your upcoming travel plans so that we may assist you further.
Jane Halloran Ryan
Thank you so much for all the information, and clarification about the parish. We will visit the church grave yard. I followed the link to the grave yard pictures. Where did you find the headstone number?
I'm glad that some of the information is of use to you.
The headstone number is the column which is furthest to the left. The link that I gave you in the previous post should bring you straight to the page for the transcriptions, from there, you will have to look for the Mangans (the 2nd column lists the surnames alphabetically). If you have any difficulty, please let me know.
Please keep me posted as to your travel plans.
Jane Halloran Ryan
Yes, I see the marker numbers, plain as day now that you've pointed them out to me.
So, am I correct to assume that there are actual numbered markers on the graves at the Kilmurray McMahon cemetry?
We will arrive in Shannon on 18 Apr and first head back up to my wife, Kathleen's ancestral home of Costelloe. Over the next several days we'll work our way down the west coast, We've planned on spending some time hiking the Burren. I planned on spending our last day, 24 Apr, exploring my ancestoral home area.
One of my relatives who has done the geneology of mostly the French side of the family-Eno, sent me a pdf file of the Descendents of Patrick Mangan in 2013. It covers 5 generations in the US, It probably runs 50-60 pages and is well annotated. I don't have the file on this computer but could upload it later if you think this is something that would be of interest.