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My grandmother was Delia Kenny. She was born in Polshask in 1898. Her sister Nan Kenny remained in Ireland and was living in Williamstown when I met her in July 1980. She passed away not too long after that, but I have conflicting dates - one source I have says November 3, 1983, while another says "autumn" of 1981. One of my cousins is having a new gravestone made for Anne and her brother Martin, and we'd like to verify the actual date before he has the stone made. Would anyone be able to tell me when she passed away? My understanding is that Nan was very well known in the area during her lifetime, so I'm hoping that someone might be able to help us with this.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Frank McDonough, Wilmington DE USA

 

acidengr

Friday 15th February 2019, 06:46PM

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  • Ann,

    Was your grandmother or mother Mary Kate Fannon?

    Thanks

    Mary Mammone (Long).

     

    mlong

    Sunday 17th February 2019, 06:35PM
  • No - my grandmother was Delia Kenny. She was one of 10 Kenny children born in Polshask between 1888 and 1905. Her sister Anne and brother Martin never left Williamstown, but the rest all went to the US.

    Martin died in 1976 and Anne died sometime in the early 1980's - one of my cousins is having new grave markers made for Anne and Martin and we want to be sure we have the correct dates for them.

    Frank

     

    acidengr

    Tuesday 19th February 2019, 01:17AM
  • Frank,

    Thank for responding . Both my paremts were from Wiliiamstown. My mothers sister married a man by the name of Frank Kenny
    and mover to Canade in 1950's. 

    Mary

     

    mlong

    Tuesday 19th February 2019, 01:26PM
  • Hello Frank

    I believe it was 1981. My sister attended her funeral.

    Kind regards

    B

    B1962

    Friday 22nd March 2019, 01:07AM
  • Thank you!!! Do you know if the date I had (November 3) is correct and only the year incorrect?

    acidengr

    Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10:23AM
  • Hello from a neighbour of Nan Kenny.  My name is Sadie Dobson nee Collins and I've just seen your post . I knew Nan ,Martin and their respective spouses Pat and Mollie .  They were lovely  neighbours and  good friends, always  willing to lend a hand and of course everyone knew Nan and her  renowned generosity . I  regularly visit Carraroe cemetery where they are buried. There's already  a granite  headstone in place  with inscripted details of Kenny  family deaths ,its on a large family rectangular plot surrounded by a granite  kerbstone. For  many  years Its upkeep was tended by a neighbour Maureen Keane. I am still in  contact with one of her adopted  daughters Martina Casey nee Hickey.  I will be visiting polshask next month and can make any inquiries that may help you. I hope this  information will be helpful and will be pleased to assist in any way ,if you so wish. Kind regards Sadie Dobson.     

    Irelandmotherireland

    Sunday 24th March 2019, 02:22AM
  • Sadie,

    Are you a descendant of Patrick Collins and Mary Trears or of his parents, Michael Collins and Mary Connolly? My husband's grandmother was Catherine Collins, sister of Patrick. I have been researching this tree and would love to hear from you.

    Sincerely,

    Wendy Negley

     

    Wendy Negley

    Sunday 24th March 2019, 03:34PM
  • Thank you so much Sadie! One of Maggie Kenny's (the oldest of Anne's siblings) grandchildren visited the area earlier this year, saw the gravesite and wanted to replace the stone. He's in the process of finalizing the details - we want to verify the dates before they are literally carved in stone. 

    I met Nan once, in 1980, and she was every bit as delightful as you descibe. The photo I've attached was taken that day - it is Nan with my dad. The Kenny's are on my mom's side - she was Deli9a's daughter Anne. The woman to the left in the photo is Delia's daughter Catherine, and her daughter Peggy is on the right.

    Please give our thanks to Maureen Keane if she's still around, and give my regards to Martina.

    Frank

     

     

     

     

     

    acidengr

    Sunday 24th March 2019, 09:24PM

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  • Hi Frank

     

    I asked my sister but she couldn't remember the exact date. As mentioned above, Martina Casey nee Hickey, one of 5 girls fostered by Anne Kenny, may be your best bet as she and 3 of her other foster sisters, attended the funeral. I've asked my mother today, to pass on details of this site and forum to Martina.

    B

    B1962

    Monday 25th March 2019, 04:38PM
  • Hi again

    Heard back already and as far as Martina can remember, it was Friday, 20th November 1981.

    B

    B1962

    Monday 25th March 2019, 04:49PM
  • Hi Frank, glad you got information needed. Everyone loved Nan and she's always remembered when we reminisce.. I'd have one mighy tome if I could collate all the tales that emenated from that little cottage . I remember some Kenny relatives( from Classaroe ) visiting her. Sadie

    Irelandmotherireland

    Monday 25th March 2019, 11:31PM
  • Hi Wendy..I don't think I'm connected to the folks you mentioned as my family names included Moore lyons Hevican...and I've never heard a Patrick mentioned in any generation. I'm aware of a Trears family in the district and Connolly families with numerous different spellings and sounding different too. I will be pleased to help in any way possible... village names are a good starting pointand most of these have on-line parish newsletter s with telephone numbers that may be helpful. Will be pleased to help anytime. Sadie

    Irelandmotherireland

    Tuesday 26th March 2019, 12:15AM
  • Hi, Sadie,

    They are mostly from Leatra. I have a lot of data, just interested if you are related!

    Wendy

    Wendy Negley

    Thursday 28th March 2019, 01:07AM