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I am researching the family of Paul MADIGAN and Mary DOOLY - in particular their child Andrew Madigan who was baptised in Knockainy on 28 January 1826.  His godparents were Patrick Madigan and Ellen McNamara.

His siblings are :  Honora, John, Patrick, Margaret, Mary

He was sentenced to 7 yrs transportation for Manslaughter, after he and a group of young men - Richard Conroy, William Connors, Mathew Molony, Michael Enright, William Punch, John Punch, William Healy, Patrick Egan were convicted of Manslaughter for striking and killing John Gorey by throwing stones at him.

If you think that you may be related to any of my family members please contact or message me.

Thank you




Monday 17th September 2012, 03:31AM

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  • Hi,

    A stry like thatv would surely have been covered by the local newspapers at the time have you looked at

    Also Lee,Rev.Dr C. 'Statistics from Knockainy and Patrickswell parishes 1819-1940'  JCHAS Vol 47 No.165 National Library of Ireland

    The National Archives of Ireland see  have alot of info on prisons and prisoners however this may not all be available online.

    Best of LUCK

    Kind regards,
    Rory O'Shaughnessy | Community Activation Leader
    Ireland Reaching Out



    Tuesday 9th October 2012, 02:53PM
  • Thanks for your message ... it does seem to be a really interesting story, and we'd love to hear the outcome of any further research.

    We will be holding a Welcome Week here in Knockainey in late June 2013, and we would love if you could join us then. We'll post more details closer to the time, but the main events will b held June 27th to June 30th.

    Best of luck in your research

    Kind regards

    Mary O'Grady

    Knockainey Community Council


    Monday 15th October 2012, 09:15PM