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I'm traveling to Ireland on the 24th of February with my son and planning on doing some reserach and hopefully meeting some relatives. In the research I have done so far it's pointing me in this direction. Any help would be greatly appreicated.

Joseph F McCann

Monday 29th January 2018, 05:57PM

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  • Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    We do not have a parish liaison in Leixlip or in any of the nearby parishes. Can you provide more info on your family and maybe we can locate some online records. If the family was RC, records for Leixlip RC parish start in 1844.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 29th January 2018, 07:37PM
  • Roger,

    Thanks so much for getting back to me. This is some of information I have from a second cousin that lives in Minnesota.

    Patrick Mc Cann was born in 1821 in Kildare and Rathangan, Kildare, Ireland, the son of Catherine and John. He married Mary Murphy and they had ten children together. He then married Mary-Anne O'Connor and they had seven children together. He died on May 3, 1897, in Colgan, Ontario, Canada, having lived a long life of 76 years, and was buried there.

    Joseph F McCann

    Monday 29th January 2018, 11:24PM
  • Joseph:

    I checked Roots Ireland and did not see a baptismal record or a marriage record for Patrick McCann. Surprising since the records for Kildare and Rathangan RC parish go back to 1815. You may want to review the parish register in case Roots missed the record.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 31st January 2018, 03:33PM
  • Dear Joe:

    Thanks for your reply to the Ireland Reaching Out message board and it is wonderful that you are coming to Ireland to do some family research.

    We have several volunteers in the Kildare area and I'm going to copy this post to them.  They may be able to assist you with your visit or point you in the right direction for records or resources that are available in the locality.

    If you need any further help or have any questions, please let me know at:


    All the best for a wonderful trip,



    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Monday 5th February 2018, 01:45PM
  • Please find a copy of my Great Grandparenters wedding in 1866. Patrick McCann ans Mary O'Connor. We will be in Dublin on the 24th of Feburary. 


    Thanks so much for your help.

    Joseph F McCann

    Monday 5th February 2018, 08:07PM

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