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We have a parish liaison in Mungret and I will alert him of your message.
Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘
My name is John Daly and my grandfather is the Michael Daly in your post (who was married to Helena Monahan). My father's name was Cornelius as well and he had one brother John (Jackie) - both now deceased. There are nine children in my family. While I live in USA, my siblings mainly reside in the Bruree/Kilmallock area of Co. Limerick. Jackies daughter, Mary, still resides in Mungret - close to where Michael Daly used to farm.
John, Thank you so much for your reply, you have made my year!
I have been trying to locate my Daly family for many years, as my late brother Michael did before me. Michael, your grandfathers uncle, and his sister Bridget have many descendants in New Zealand and last year I had my DNA tested and was able to get in touch with a few of them. My late brother would have been so excited to have heard from you as he was searching back in the 1970’s. I have been to Ireland 3 times and the last time at Mungret found the graves of our mutual ancestors, it felt like a return home. We always knew their names and that they lived in Mungret as passed down by Michael but not knowing the area it was a lucky accidental finding as we were on the path of Seamus O’Dalaigh one of the Maigue poets. I would love to keep in touch and discover what happened to our Irish family after Michael and Bridget left. We know fron census records but where did Michael’s brother Patrick and the 3 other sisters go and did they marry. Also is it possible you could have some photos you could exchange copies of for some of ours. So many questions and finally it is so lovely to have found you, my younger brother Kevin will also be very keen to hear. If you have any questions for me, I have so much I can pass on re names of family members. I am on ancestry.com if you have a subscription, otherwise I can just tell you via email. Please contact me privately on email@example.com I would be delighted to hear from you further. Cheers Eileen Norrish (née Daly)