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I am hoping to find descendants of Mary Mahon b. 17 Aug 1867 at Looscaun to John Mahon ans Bridget Leonard. Mary married Thomas Cooney 21 Feb 1898 at Killimore. I have information that I will be happy to share about Mary's siblings. Carol Crowley

Carol

Saturday 29th July 2017, 01:14PM

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  • Carol:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I will alert our parish liaison for Woodford about your message. let me know if you have not heard back in ten days or so.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 29th July 2017, 01:35PM
  • The were residing in Tiernascragh when they married.This is 2 of their children's wedding records. I will attach 1 at a time.

    Nora

    Saturday 29th July 2017, 08:20PM

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  • Nora

    Saturday 29th July 2017, 08:26PM

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  • Thank you Nora!

    Carol

    Monday 31st July 2017, 02:38PM
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    Dear Carol,

    I believe that I am the Thomas Cooney in question is my great grand father . Don't know if this helps and if I can give you any information . This means that Mary Mahon was my great grand mother .   

    Regards 

    Seán Cooney

    Cooney

    Tuesday 15th August 2017, 05:56PM
  •  Seán, I am so pleased to see your post. Are you interested in the family history for the Mahon's? I have been collecting info on the Mahon siblings. Michael Mahon, my grandfather, is Mary Mahon Cooneys brother. I have a tree on ancestry.com that I will share with you. Mary was the last sibling that I needed to find. Are there any photos of Mary?  Do you know of the siblings that remained in Ireland- Margaret married to John Murray and John Joe who died in the early 1960's? I am so happy to meet  a Cooney descendant. Carol 

     

     

     

    Carol

    Wednesday 16th August 2017, 01:31PM
  • Hi Sean, Have not heard from you in awhile. I was wondering if you were interested in learning more about your Mahon ancestors? Mary Mahon Cooney's mother was Bridget Leonard Mahon. I have recently found Leonard/Lennon  cousins from Australia, New Zealand and the USA.  Carol

     

     

    Carol

    Thursday 22nd February 2018, 03:25PM
  • Carol,

    I saw this mesage today and I hope to offer you some assiatance. The staff at Ireland xo are limited in how they can respond and probably cannot give you the details you so desperately are looking for, My family the Reddens are from  Tiernascragh so I have knowledge of your frustration finding information. I do not know where you are on your reseach but let me see what I can give you about your family.

    Thomas Cooney and Mary Mahon were married in Killimore on the 21 of February 1898, attached please find a link to that document on Irish Genealogy.ie

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_ret...

    Next I am attaching information from the 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland.

     

    Residents of a house 13 in Tiranascragh (Tiravascragh, Galway)

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    Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses

    Cooney Thomas 25 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Galway Farmer Read and write - Married -

    Cooney Mary 29 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Galway - Read and write - Married -

    Cooney John Joe 2 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Galway - Cannot read or write - Not Married -

    Cooney Lawrene Male Son Roman Catholic Co Galway - Cannot read or write - Not Married -

     

    Residents of a house 5 in Tiranascragh (Tiranascragh, Galway)

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    Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses Years Married Children Born Children Living

    Cooney Thomas 33 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Galway Farmer Can read only - Married - - - -

    Cooney Mary 38 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Galway - Can read and write - Married - 13 9 7

    Cooney John Joe 12 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Can read and write - Single - - - -

    Cooney Laurence 10 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -

    Cooney Thomas 8 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -

    Cooney Mary 7 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -

    Cooney Florie 5 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Galway Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -

    Cooney Margaret 3 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Galway - Cannot read - Single - - - -

    Cooney William Male Son Roman Catholic Co Galway - Cannot read - Single - - - -

     

    In checking Irish genealogy.ie for civil records for the Cooneys, there are numerous records available for free to assist in your search. I will use William as an example

     

    Birth link  https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_return...

     

    I believe most of the births are available but in checking further regarding marriages I did not find any record of the children being married in their home Parish of Killimore. Usually the daughters 

     

    I did find Thomas Cooney's Death Registration in 1932 see attached link:

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retur...

    Mary Mahon Cooney was present at the time of his demise and then I found Mary's death in 1938 see Attached link:

     

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retur...

     

    Her son William was present at the time of her death. There are more records available but I will let you look at this web site for more if you have a need. 

     

    Most of the information is limited to the Irish 100 year rule for births. 75 years for marriages and 50 Years for deaths.If you have a contact in Ireland there is much more information available from a GRO Research Center. I still have relatives in Galway, and Longford who on occassion have provided me with more recent Civil Registrations. To do this online with the GRO is not inexpensive.

     

    Please feel free to contact me at my e-mail address yagermeister1865@verizon.net. I am from the USA

     

    My family lived in Clonkelagh, Portumna, Galway which is not on any map in Ireland and is referred to as Muingbaun and one of my distant cousins still lives there. I have other online sites I can give you to help with your search

     

    Fred Jaeger

     

     

    jaeger_frederick@yahoo.com

    Friday 23rd February 2018, 03:53PM
  • I just discovered this website!  Mary Mahon was my maternal grandmother.  She and my grandfather, Thomas Cooney, lived on the farm they called Tiernascragh.  My mother Margaret was one of their children.  She emigrated to the US in 1929 and married another Irish emigre named Michael Joyce, who came from Barnaderg.  Their five children grew up in America, now with various grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  I would be very interested in receiving any information concerning this family tree.  Thanks in advance.  Tom Joyce - tfjoyce@gmail.com

     

    Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 02:48AM
  • Hi All,

    The Cooney Family are well remembered in Tiernascragh.  I had a chat with local IrelandXO volunteer Pat Madden about the family about a month ago - and he was aware of many strands of the family, and where they had gone to.  He also knows where the old Cooney house stood.  (Not sure from our conversation whether it is still in existance).  I'll try to connect Pat into this thread.

    Would love to find all the Cooneys.  I know he said one part of the family had gone to the UK and had returned to Tiernascragh in recent years.

    Mike

    Mike Feerick

    Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 04:22AM