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Below is a copy of the Marriage register from Ogonnelloe showing the date and info for my great grandparents marriage.  On 8 Feb 1861, John Mulcahy of Ballyhurly married Mary Brann of ????  Can anyone tell me which townland this could be?  I am unable to read the writing.  Thank you




Monday 2nd January 2017, 02:30AM

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  • Peg:

    Welcome back!

    The only Branns in the area on the 1855 Griffiths Valuation were located in Ogonneloe civil parish and the best fit would be Carrowcore although the priest did not clearly write Carrowcore. 

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 2nd January 2017, 03:55PM
  • Carhucore / Carrowcore:  same townsland


    Monday 2nd January 2017, 06:01PM
  • Thank you Roger and CMG, I appreciate your help. It looks like it could be Carhucore written in the register.  I didn't know that Carhucore and Carrowcore were the same.  Looking at the old maps on Griffiths, Carrowcore is not very far from Ballyhurly.  I don't see any Branns living there in 1901.  Wonder if that was the end of the family in that area.




    Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 02:17AM
  • Hello Peg:

    Thank you for the query with attached document.  The townland is known locally as Carhucore.  Today the spelling is Carrowgar.  There were Branns there for many years and the Brann family was still in the area until very recently.  Harry Brann was a local politician and auctioneer who was living in that area for many years.  His widow, Maura is still living there.  If you would like further information, let me know and I will make enquiries for you.


    Kind regards,




    Tulla Clare

    Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 03:33PM


    Hello Jane

    In 2010, I visited Ogonnelloe hoping to find some information about my grandfather's family - Mulcahy of Ballyhurly.  We arrived on a very rainy day (surprise, surprise) and found the church, but could not find anyone around to inquire about the location of Ballyhurly.  On our way back to Killaloe I noticed many signs posted on trees and poles advertising land/houses for sale.  They caught my attention since the name was Harry Brann Auctioneer.  In Killaloe, we found Harry Brann's office and thought an Auctioneer might have a good idea of the local townlands and, of course, I wondered about the connection to the name Brann with my ggrandmother.  The woman in the office didn't know of any connection, but she was good enough to photocopy a map of the area and directed us right to Ballyhurly.  We were lucky then to not only find the spot, but we met the man who currently owned the property and he showed us right to the house where my ancestors lived. 

    Do you think that Maura Brann might have any information about the Brann family that would connect them to my ggrandmother?  I have no information at all prior to the day she married my ggrandfather.  Any details would be appreciated.  Thank you, Jane, for your assistance.



    Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 05:23PM
  • Jane/ Peg

    To avoid any confusion Carhucore and Carrowgar are adjacent townslands in the parish of Ogonnelloe. 





    Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 07:15PM
  • FYI... is a great resource for locating a townland in a parish. Click here for a list of townlands in Ogonnelooe.

    In addition, if you click on the "Archival Records" of Carrowcore (aka Carhucore) you will find a list of all the 19th century spelling variations associated with the place (before spleeing was standardised).

    This is really helpful as a cross-reference when reading parish records (especially as no two priests spelled a name or townland the same way!)

    Rua, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘︎

    Monday 10th July 2017, 09:03AM