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Hi all! I'm looking for more info on Jeremiah O'Donoghue b 1842 and married Catherine O'Leary b 1857. They left for NZ in around 1877 and I'm pretty good for info from that point on. It's the Irish end I'm struggling with.
Jeremiah parents were Jeremiah and Ellen nee Walsh. I've heard they had a farm at Horsemount/Kilcorney. He had at least one sister, Julia, who married Catherine's brother, Dan O'Leary.
The O'Leary family lived at Ballinagree. I've heard that Catherine decided to get back in touch with her older brother Timothy in her later years, saying "there's been a Tim O'Leary on that farm for 400 years, there'll be one there now!" Apparently, he was still there.
Are there any cousins of mine still around the area? Where were these farms? Are they still in family hands?


Saturday 7th October 2017, 06:26AM

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  • Tracey:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I will alert our parish liaison in North Cork that you have posted a message.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 7th October 2017, 12:45PM
  • Did you look at the Catholic Parish Registers? 

    Ballinagree (Aghinagh parish):

    or Kilcoaney (Banteer Parish):

    they include records from about 1847-1880



    Sunday 8th October 2017, 05:04PM
  • Hi Tracey hannan james, my grandparents Timothy and Hannah Maria O Leary lived in Ballinagree. I found your post as I was searching for info on our New Zealand relatives.


    Wednesday 25th September 2019, 08:03PM