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My great Grandfather was John Joseph O'Neill from the Townland of Knocks son of Cornelius and Mary( Hegarty) O'Neill  .

His younger brother Patrick was killed  by lightining the Cork Examiner reported in the townland of Kniocks.

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pt.2 of the article "it was unnessary to hold an inquest."  Patrick Neill was interred  at Desert and Patrick Sullivan looks like  Kilnagross.

Can any one tell me where Desert would be and if anyone knows the location of the grave at Desert? 

Part 2 of the Article also mentions that two other men had been injured no names mentioned would anyone know who they were?


Thank you






Sunday 28th February 2016, 11:48PM

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  • Cheryl:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I think Desert is Desertserge or An Diseart in Gaelic. I would contact the parish office in Enniskeane. They should be able to let you know where the location of the local cemeteryfor 1893 burials. This is the parish web site   and below is the parish office e-mail address.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 29th February 2016, 01:13AM
  • I did e-mail over a yr ago and never had a reply. I did send then another and no reply. 

    So I hope that one of the locals may know about Patrick and where he was buried. 

    Thank you




    Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 05:40PM
  • I did get a message "Unfortunately, burial records were not retained in this Parish at that time".

    Enniskeane Parish Office


    Not suprised 




    Thursday 3rd March 2016, 02:15PM