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My mother in law was called Mary (Maureen) Killeen born 1923 she had a brother Micheal who was younger.

I have been told her parents were Delia(Bridget) and Micheal Killeen

They lived in Cahercalla(not sure if this is the right name) Kinvara

Her mother died whilst Mary was young,she went into being taken in by Annie Naughton and uncles in Roo outside Gort.

Aly Wallace

Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 09:19PM

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  • Aly:

    I assume you do not have Mary's maiden name.

    Images of civil birth records stops in 1920 because of Irish privacy rules.So if Mary and Michael were the only two children, records are not available.

    Civil marriage records are available thru 1945 but I looked for a Michael Killeen marriage 1920-1923 in the Gort area and did not see a record.

    I believe this 1911 census record is for Michael and his family.

    The townland you mention Cahercalla is not the correct spelling possibly is was Cahercarney.

    Let me know if you have further info on the family. I'm going to check one other data base.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 10:30PM
  • Good morning Roger and Patricia, Thank you both so much for your help.
    Roger,Mary(my mother in law) maiden name was Killeen,she married Micheal Wallace
    I do not know Delia maiden name though??

    Your information is interesting,all we know is that Mary's mother(Delia) died when she was young we didn't know how young,but this would suggest her mother died when she was 3 which is when they moved in with the naughtons in Roo.How would I find out when Micheal Killeen died as we believe he also died when Mary and Her brother were young??Can I ask what genealogy sites you use ?? Alyson

    Aly Wallace

    Thursday 3rd June 2021, 08:33AM
  • Aly:

    I meant to ask for Delia's maiden name. Here is a link to the Mary Killeen Michael Wallace marriage

    See third record.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 3rd June 2021, 11:31AM
  • Hi Aly,

    I wanted to clarify a few things. Roo and Roo demesne are two different places. One is in Kinvara the other is in Kilmacduagh. I can only attach one image so instead, I am attaching a document with screenshots. I have taken screenshots of the two Roos to show the difference.

    Delia Naughten is 9 years old and living with her family in Roo Kilmacduagh in 1911. There is a screenshot of that attached.

    The Michael Killeen in the Roo Demesne Census that Rodger Linked has an older sister Bridget Killeen. She is present at his death in 1921. The death cert describes him as a bachelor. He could not be Mary's father in 1923. I have a screenshot of the death record included as well.

    I have not been able to find a marriage cert for Delia and Michael on Roots,Findmypast or Irishcivil records. I will do some more looking and get back to you.


    Anne McCarthy

    Kibeacanty Volunteer.

    Anne McCarthy Murphy, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 18th June 2021, 09:48AM

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