Hi I have been tracing my Kilkelly roots for the past 6 months or so and have built up a lot of information. Still have some puzzles and would love to discuss.
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Mike Kilkelly, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘Monday 6th May 2013, 02:21PM
Will look at our notes on this and get back to you.
CrSurFaFriday 10th May 2013, 06:15PM
Thanks for the reply
I hope this is not too detailed
My great grandparents Michael Kilkelly and Honor Joyce (See below) are buried in Tobar Padraig, Ryehill and have spent hours going through a huge amount of information on Kilkelly’s in an effort to find my great great grandparents. I have searched for all Michael Kilkelly’s in various sources and believe the most likely place of birth for my great grandfather Michael (born circa 1827) is the townland of Lissalondoon, in parish of Kilconieron.
I have seen a census abstract from 1841 which shows age and parents/siblings. If this is him, his father was a Bryan Kilkelly whose family may have been evicted after his death from the Daly Dunsandle Estate around the time of the famine. Michael may have then ended up in Ryehill/ Corrafaireen area before settling in Athenry. That’s my theory and I’m trying to find some documented links between Bryan and my great grandfather Michael (b 1827) and am struggling. Any ideas on where I could look.
POSSIBLE GREAT GREAT GRANDPARENTS
Bryan Kilkelly (Killkelly) born 1795 and died 1839 (Lissalondoon , Kilconieron) He is in Tithe applotments for 1826 also at this address spelled differently
He married Mary Holland (b 1798 Fiddane, Ardrahan) was living in 1844 Living in Littlebridge in 1841 census with 8 children including Michael born 1827
MY GREAT GRANDFATHER
Michael Kilkelly born 1827. lived in Corrafaireen, Ryehill and Athenry
died 1898. buried in Tobar Padraig Ryehill
Married to Honoria Joyce born 1839
died 1927. buried in Tobar Padraig Ryehill
Michael Kilkelly born 1872 in Caherroyn, Athenry
died 1954, buried in Athenry
Married to Ellen Coyne born in 1868 in Park Athenry
Park, Athenry died 1967.buried in Athenry
Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Galway (Formerly of Athenry)
Mike Kilkelly, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘Friday 10th May 2013, 07:00PM
Hi I have some information on Dominick Kilkelly of Lydican.......
Died 1765 partner of Arther Lynch in Bilbao?
His parents were Bryan Kilkelly and Rebecca Ormsby
His grandparents were Flann Kilkelly and Sarah O'Neill
I have some more information but let me know if this is of interest or if you have it already
Mike Kilkelly- Galway
Mike Kilkelly, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘Sunday 19th May 2013, 08:59AM