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by Sinead Ledgewood from Belfast
02. August 2013
Hello, I'm happy to have found the website. I'm just enquiring about my great great grandfather's family. His name was James Ledwidge. I haven't been able to trace where he was born or who his family members were but know that he worked for the Great Northern Railway. I have no d.o.b. but have worked out it was around the 1830s. I hope someone knows the name. Do let me know, if possible. Thank you x (email address supplied to administrator)
Nice to hear from you, Sinead, and good to know that we have some people looking in from Belfast. I have fond memories of the city. Brendan
by Ronald Scott Hand from 1621 Washington St Lafayette, IN USA 47905
24. March 2013
My first visit was a pleasure. My ancestry goes back to County Meath, and my great great grandfather was baptized in Rathkenny, Meath, April 4, 1841. His father was Patrick Hand, and mother was Bridget Butterly. I hope to learn who Patrick's parents were, and Bridget's. May God bless you all in Rathkenny.
Welcome Home, Ronald!
by Barbara Grant from dublin
27. July 2012
Hi Rathkenny, I am trying to trace The Grant family in the Rathkenny area. My grandfather was Michael Grant, born in Navan and Married Teresa English in Kells in 1869. He went on to become the deputy governor of Galway Prison in the 1880's. Teresa's brother Cornelius had a shop in Carrick Street in Kells at the end of the 19th century. Michael's parents were PETER AND MARGARET GRANT. Peter is described as a servant in various certs but could have been a land agent. I know there were several Grants in the area at the time i.e. the mid 1800's. If anyone has any info relating to the above, or to Grants in general, please contact me. I'd also love to know where to go to look for the graves of Peter and Margaret. Thanks for providing the site and for giving me an insight into where my family were from.
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by Patrick Drew from Tallaght Co Dublin
21. May 2012
Hi, looking for info on Patrick Drew, married to Margaret Powderly in 1790. I know of two of their children, Patrick 1795 and James 1810. Thanks, P.Drew
by Frank Shaw from Sarasota, Florida
21. April 2012
I am looking for information on Peter Maginnis and Anne Mullen. They were married in Beauparc and yellow Furze on Sept. 19, 1841. Peter may have been born in Grangegeeth in 1815 and Anne Mullen in 1822. They later moved to Saddle River, NJ sometime in the 1840's. Any help is appreciated. Frank
by Bernard R. 0'BRIEN from -
31. December 2011
While I must thank the web team that told me to look elsewhere, I have Christopher Graham's death card which shows clearly he was born in Rathkenny, Co Antrim, Ire in 1815. Until I know that all sources, churches, cemeteries-- protestant and Catholic-- were thoroughly checked, I will not rule that "area" out. Thanks, but it was a shock not knowing what your dismissal was based upon---- don't you see. Best to all thereabouts and to the team.
by M. W. Poirier from Canada
27. December 2011
I hope that this is not an inappropriate posting, but are there any Cregans in your area today. My great-great-grandfather James Cregan (son of Thomas) married to Mary Murphy (reported to be the sister of "the giant Patrick Murphy" of Killowen) migrated from your area in 1826 or so to a small village west of Montreal, Quebec, called Rigaud, and I was wondering if there are still Cregans left in the vicinity of Rushwee. I'd appreciate making contact with someone by that name, or related to someone of that name, if there is anyone left. In advance, thank you.
Help required in searching for roots
by Carol Markey from Blackrock, Co. Dublin
28. July 2011
Hi, I'm trying to locate a marriage cert for James and Catherine(Katie) Markey; we think they married in either 1888 or 1889.They went to NYC but returned to Rathkenny. Also, we are looking for their death certs and where they may be buried. Their son Hugh is buried in Rathkenny graveyard. Any info to help fill in the gaps would be great. They were on the Rathkenny Census of 1911, and had three children: Catherine, Julia (my granny) and Hugh. Thankyou, Carol Markey
by Desmond Dunne from 60 The Green, Clara, Offaly
21. June 2011
Wandered on to your website by mistake. One of the best I have ever seen. Congratulations and well done to all concerned. The fact that you have a priest from my own parish gives us great pride.
by maureen from liverpool
01. June 2011
Hi everyone. This might be an impossible dream, but I am researching the family of Brian (Bernard) Allen, married to Mary Leonard. He lived in Mullagha Rathkenny in the 1901/1911 census. Died about 1938. Does anyone remember him? Would love to know something about him. Thanks in anticipation. Maureen
by Deb Meade from Minnesota USA
18. March 2011
You supplied me with birth records for Pugh/Pue/Pews in Rathkenny a while ago and I thank you. The earliest birth record was from 1788- when did the church start? Is there any mention anywhere of parishioners coming from France during the Reign of Terror? My Pugh's are said to be from France originally and they were Catholic.
by Rathkenny Retirement Group from Rathkenny
15. November 2010
Rest in peace Fr. Stanley
Finnegan family research
by Eugene Finnegan from Edenderry Co Offaly
14. November 2010
My father James Finnegan was born in Stackallen in 1915. I'm looking for a death record for his father James Finnegan who died around 1930. His wife Margaret died in 1959 and is buried in Stackallen graveyard. Any help would be appreciated, Eugene Finnegan
by Nicholas Mc Kenna from Ballymena
09. November 2010
Father Stanley was a wonderful Priest and Friend May he rest in peace
by Susan Gore from Rathkenny
05. November 2010
Our deepest smypathy is with Fr. Stanley's family and friends who will miss him terribly. A special word of thanks to Mary, his housekeeper and a close circle of friends who took special care of him as his illness progressed. As we all know he loved to keep up to date with all through this website and spent many enjoyable hours working on it. It is a credit to him as founder. It is very touching to write a message for him here as we know he will be watching over us and giving it his seal of approval. Father, please watch over and guide us and may you rest in peace. Ollie and Susan Gore & Family.
by Margaret Woods from Newry
04. November 2010
Fr. Stanley, may you rest in peace. Thank you for remembering me in your prayers in my time of illness. May you continue to care for those in need, while in your new place of rest. May God reward you for your acts and thoughts of kindness when on earth. I will keep you in my prayers. Margaret.
by James Kane from Orange 2800 N.S.W Australia
04. November 2010
Sympathy from a St Finians Classmate James Kane
Fr. Gerard Stanley, R.I.P.
by Michael F. Moran KHS from Westport
04. November 2010
I wish to express my deepest sympathy on the passing of Father Gerard, Michael
by imelda tibin from moynalvy
04. November 2010
I did not know Fr. Stanley personally, but I prayed for him in his final illness, as he passed from this life to Eternity. May his soul rest in peace! Tu es sacerdos in aeternum, secundum ordinem Melchisedech. Alleluia! Hic est sacerdos quem coronavit Dominus Alleluia! . .....Ps. 109
by GERARD CONCANNON from CLAREMORRIS, CO. MAYO
03. November 2010
Fr. Gerry was a special priest and good friend. We enjoyed his company at the Western Region Mass for the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Cong on a number of occasions. May he rest in Peace with the Lord.
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