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Looking for Twomey ancestry. Grandmother was Ellen Twomey born 1924 in ballinagree her father was Matthew Twomey from Horsemount her mother Ellen o'mahoney. Sisters Nora, bina & Kathleen brothers Patrick and Denis. I'd love any information please as I'm trying to complete my tree. 


Eva Dukes

Saturday 10th October 2020, 02:02PM

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  • Eva, I am having difficulty finding your ancestors.  Horsemount and Ballinagree are close together, north-east of Macroom. I found only one marriage but it maybe is not correct becasue Matthew is over in Ballyvourney and Ellen's surname is different. I have attached it.

    One reason it is so difficult is that Ellen and her siblings are too recent to be in the database. The births don't go into the 1920s.

    I looked up the census for 1901 and 1911 and I cannot find Matthew  either in Horsemount or Kilcorney. However, I found a Matthew Twomey with a father John in Knockanure , Ballyvourney. He was 26 in 1911, so would have been 37 when he married.

    What do you think? could you have some of the names and places wrong? Could Matthew have come over to Horsemount to farm and then met Ellen?



    Geraldine Powell

    Thursday 5th November 2020, 07:39PM

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  • I think that's perfectly feasible that he moved into the area I don't really have any idea apart from my grandmothers birth certificate, it stated where she was born and who her parents were.  On her birth certificate it does say that her father came from horseMount but whether or not he was born there I'm not sure.

    he could've been born there moved away and then moved back when he was older. 
    thank you for looking up the records for me very much appreciated. 

    Eva Dukes

    Thursday 5th November 2020, 07:50PM