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My great-great-grandmother, Mary Martin, was born in Caheragh (baptised 19 March 1843) to Daniel Martin and his wife Eleanor (Ellen) Sweeney of Abbeystrowry. I know they had 9 other children (many of which I've traced), and had addresses in multiple townlands in Caheragh over the years, including Maune, Cloghane Beg and Cooragannive. I also know that Eleanor is the daughter of David Sweeney and Mary Driscoll, was baptised on the 24 Jul 1808 and died in Aghadown on the 4 Mar 1871.

However, Daniel remains a bit of a mystery. His eldest son is Timothy (b. 29 Jan 1826), so it's likely that his father was a Timothy, but I am unable to ascertain this - mainly because he was likely born prior to the earliest available records. I know that there are a few Martin families in the region (and in Boleagh) up until the early 20th century, but I'm not sure how these tie into mine. I wonder if anybody else has come across the Martins of Caheragh?




Wednesday 21st April 2021, 04:46PM

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