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I have been reseaching my family history from the Skibbereen and Baltimore area in southwest County Cork.  I am focused on about 25 surnames - main surnames from this area are:  Walsh, Minihane, Connolly, McCarthy, Collins, Leonard, O'Brien, Hegarty, and Sheehan.


Would like to make contact with others doing research in the Skibbereeen and Baltimore area - particularly on these surnames.


Barbara Walsh

St. Louis, Missouri 


Friday 16th November 2012, 08:30PM

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    Thursday 29th November 2012, 04:28PM
  • Hi, I read your thread, and I am also related to Hegarty's from the area.  DOn't know anything about them other than the fact that Margaret Hegarty (born abt: 1841) married my 2x great grandfather Denis Scanlon (born abt: 1833).  Some of their kids were born in Tullagh.


    Thursday 3rd October 2013, 08:00PM
  • My 2ggrandmother (as far as I know) was Ellen Minihane of Tullagh Parish, born about 1835 and married Cornelius O'Shea of Drishanemore. Their son,Jeremiah O'Shea was my great-grandfather. On the 1911 census there is an Andrew Minihane in the household at Drishanemore whose relationship to head is stated as 'cousin'. I have only started to look into this side of my family but will post any updates and would welcome any info from others.


    Saturday 24th May 2014, 11:12AM
  • Hi I have the O'Briens from the area in my tree.Let me know what your looking for. Regards John


    Friday 22nd August 2014, 09:48PM
  • My 2x great grandfather (Denis Scanlan) married a Margaret Hegarty.  Depending upon the document that you read, some say his kids were born in Tullagh and others say Hollyhill in Skib.  I noticed that one of the godparents for one of his kids was a John Minihane.  Not sure if it's your Minihanes.  The time frame would have been mid 1860s to late 1870s.


    Monday 25th August 2014, 10:42AM
  • Hi, My 2x great grandmother was Margaret Hegarty, born around 1841. Other names were: Patrick married to an Ellen.
    Catherine, married to a Daniel Sullivan, another married a Sheehan. I used the Skib Heritage Center and they provided my with wrong info; I had musch better luck on messgae boards ( &


    Monday 25th August 2014, 10:49AM
  • Hi, I have Hegarty's in my family, they were boat builders from Skibbereen, Rathmore, Tullagh, Old Court areas near Baltimore. I researched the birth sponsors of some of the children in the 1860s and there were McCarthys, Walsh's, Collins, Minihanes, etc... as sponsors. Attachaed is a list of my "Who's Who":
    Area - CORK & ROSS (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - AUGHADOWN

    Marriage of DIONYSIUS SCANLAN of N/R and MARGARITA HEGARTY of N/R on 8 February 1862
    Witness 1: Daniel Sullivan
    Witness 1: Joannes Mahony

    Their 1st born was my great grandfather, Baptism of JOHN SCANLAN of HOLLY HILL on 11 January 1863. His sponsors were: Patrick and Ellen Hegarty.

    Other Children:
    Baptism of PATRICK SCANLAN of HOLLY HILL on 6 March 1864
    Sponsor 1: Daniel Sullivan
    Sponsor 2: Catherine Sullivan

    Baptism of MICHAEL SCANLAN of HOLLYTULL on 1 October 1865
    Sponsor 1: Thomas Collins
    Sponsor 2: Mary McCathy

    Baptism of MARY SCANLAN of HOLLY HILL on 17 March 1867
    Sponsor 1: Timothy Driscoll
    Sponsor 2: Eliza Mahony

    Baptism of CATHARINE SCANLAN of HOLLYHILL on 18 October 1868
    Sponsor 1: John Keating
    Sponsor 2: Ellen Keating

    Baptism of ELLEN SCANLAN of -#NAME? on 20 February 1870
    Sponsor 1: Michael Walsh
    Sponsor 2: Mary Driscoll

    Baptism of MARGARET SCANLAN of HOLLYHILL on 21 May 1871
    Sponsor 1: Patrick Corocran
    Sponsor 2: Mary McCathy

    Baptism of HONORA SCANLIN of HOLLYHILL on 23 June 1872
    Sponsor 1: Mich Walsh
    Sponsor 2: This record is a little messed-up

    Baptism of DENIS SCANLAN of HOLLYHILL on 31 May 1874
    Sponsor 1: John Minihane
    Sponsor 2: Mary Driscoll

    Baptism of EDWARD SCANLAN of HOLLY HILL on 12 December 1877
    Sponsor 1: Mick Brien
    Sponsor 2: Ellen Brien

    Baptism of BIDDY SCANLAN of HOLLY HILL on 29 June 1879
    Sponsor 1: Joan Cadagane
    Sponsor 2: none


    Wednesday 3rd September 2014, 06:14PM
  • To kvrst01 - would love to explore your Ellen Minihane and Cornelius O'Shea ancestors.  I have done some research on these folks which you might find helpful.  Please contact me at        Barbara, St. Louis, Missouri  USA



    Barbara Walsh

    Friday 15th April 2016, 09:48PM
  • Kvstr01.     I believe the John Shea family of Drishanemore which included sons Patrick and John to be first cousins of my mother.   They are in the 1901 and 11 census with John being a widower. Would this be the he same family's?   kitsy


    Saturday 20th May 2017, 11:27PM
  • Hi, I have Donovans baptized in Tullagh and living in the townlands Prohonus or Prohoness & Lyre in the County Cork.


    Monday 22nd July 2019, 06:54PM