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My Great Grandparents, Jeremiah (1836 Skibbereen-10 Dec 1911 Western Australia) and Catherine (Carey) O'Driscoll (1840 Caslehaven Parish-22 Aug 1918 Western Australia) were from Skibbereen. Jeremiah was born around 1836 at Skibbereen, being baptised at St Patrick's Cathedral in Skibbereen. Catherine, nee Carey lived in the Castlehaven Parish and married Jeremiah on 11 Feb 1868 in Castlehaven Parish. Jeremiah was one of the oldest siblings in this family. In 1869 the family (Jeremiah, Catherine and baby son Timothy) migrated to Western Australia, to join Jeremiah's sister (Johannah), who sailed to Western Australia in 1866. 

    Jeremiah's youngest sibling was Patrick O'Driscoll, who was born in Skibbereen in 1855. The parents of Jeremiah, Johannah and Patrick were Timothy Driscoll (1799-19 Dec 1881 Ardagh, Tullagh Parish), and his wife Mary (Driscoll) Driscoll (1815-31 Dec 1895 Chapel Lane, Skibbereen). Patrick worked in a Mill in Skibbereen, was a bachelor, and lived in Chapel Lane, Skibbereen. In the 1911 Census he lived close to the Police building, close to his home in Chapel Lane. Patrick lived with his mother, Mary (Driscoll) Driscoll and spinster sister, Catherine or Kate Driscoll at this same address, his mother and sister had died prior to him. 

    On the 22 Dec 1914 Patrick died in Skibbereen at the Chapel Lane address. The Burial journal of Tullagh Parish, states that he was buried at the Tullagh Cemetery. His sister, Catherine died on 03 Dec 1909 and her burial location is not known, but it is suspected that she was also buried at Tullagh. The parents of this family are suspected of being buried also at Tullagh. However the burial stones at Tullagh don't have inscriptions on them.

  Does anyone know the exact location of this family burial plot at Tullagh?



Sunday 10th Jul 2022, 05:04AM

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  • Tom:

    I know you posted on July 3rd and did not receive a response. Can I suggest that you contact the parish office and see if they can advise where Patrick is buried.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 10th Jul 2022, 04:06PM

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