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looked for the 1901 and 1911 census records for the two families. The O'Shea's lived in Ballintaggart. Johanna became Hannah in 1911. Those two names are interchangeable.
The Hennessey family lived in Emlagh
Patrick died before 1911
I will look for more information.
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Thank you Roger! I have done a lot of research and have determined which children in each family grew to adulthood, stayed in Ireland and married.
I am looking for descendants of : Mary Ellen (OShea) and John OShea, Bridget (OShea) and James Hilliard, Bridget (Hennessy) and Michael Enright, and Margaret (Hennessy) and James Kenny. Dates of marriages and children born are listed in first post.
The OShea weddings took place in the Dingle Peninsula at the Church of Annascaul. The Hennessy weddings took place in the Dingle Peninsula at the Church of Lack.
I am not able to find these churches to visit during my Sept trip. Do you know if they exist and the addresses? Or, do you think the churches are no longer standing?
There is a church in Annascaul, Church of the Sacred Heart. Is this the church the weddings were held? The OShea wedding was in 1919 and the Hillard wedding was in 1941. If you don't know, can you tell me a resource to find this information out?
I appreciate your time and information! Thanks so much!
I was in Annascual this past May, and yes, the Church of the Sacred Heart is still there and operational. A quick Google search will give you the address..it's on the N86....the village is pretty small, so you won't have any trouble finding it. If you are looking for a B & B there, we had a lovely stay at the Adrinane House - right as you enter the town, and across from the South Pole Inn - the famous Antarctic explorer Tom Crean established the pub after returning to his childhood home. A must see while in the village! I believe this is the only Catholic church in the village, so your relatives were most likely married there.