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by margaretle from rathkenny
03. November 2010
Thank God we had Fr. Stanley as Parish Priest in Rathkenny Parish. He was humble and kind but above all holy. May he rest in peace.
by Bernie & Damien O'Reilly from Ballyjamesduff. Co Cavan.
03. November 2010
We are saddened today to hear about the death of Fr.Stanley. We give thanks to God for his life and his fifty years of dedication to the Priesthood. The "Light of Heaven" to you Fr. Stanley. We cannot mourn for a soul set free.
Rest in Peace, Fr. Stanley
by Anne from
03. November 2010
We are saddened today to hear the death of our former parish priest, Fr. Gerry Stanley. He played an enormous part in starting this wonderful website and he touched the lives of many people. May he find comfort and peace with God.
by Elaine from Co Louth
20. October 2010
Hi can anyone help me find out more info on the following BERNARD GAHAGAN married CATHERINE LEONARD (I believe buried in Rathkenny) their children Patrick/Owen? and James (born 1833) emigrated to Sth Carolina and their daughter Kate (B1837) married Mathew Brien approx 1860. Mathew Brien born abt 1836 we think around wilkinstown he was a shepherd but have no other details on him
by Rachel Moore from Wilkinstown
14. September 2010
hi everyone! im Rachel Moore i go to school in rathkenny it is a great school our teacher Mrs.Coogan is very helpful and kind. I would like to wish father Stanley a Happy Retirement. Bye xxxx
by ollie weldon from rathkenny
07. September 2010
I'd like thank Father Stanley for all his help over the years and wish him a happy retierment. You will be sadly missed. ollie sandra robyn and ben
by Rathkenny Active Retirement Group from Rathkenny
30. August 2010
Best wishes and hope you enjoy your retirement Fr.Stanley.From Rathkenny Active Retirement Group
best website ever
by shane fox from australia
01. June 2010
This is to me the best website in ireland, no actually in ireland and australia!!!!!!!! shane fox
by Imelda Tobin from Moynalvy
19. April 2010
Lovely to see the reminder that the "Regina Coeli" is recited instead of The Angelus in Paschal Time. I have a query about the duration of its recitation. I always thought it was recited until Trinity Sunday!
White Family and Dillon Family
by Robert J. Babcock from Cape Cod, Massachusett, USA
08. April 2010
I am related to the White Family (Ina, Margaret, Paddy and John). Also my Mother was a Dillon from the Glen in Lobinstown. I visit every year. I rent a cottage in Fordstown. Would love to hear from anyone.
by Stephanie from Olathe, KS, USA
13. March 2010
Hello! I am searching for any information of Mullen relatives. Specifically, my ggg grandfather was John Mullen and I believe that he was born 1809 in Castletown/Kilpatrick. His father may have been Patrick Mullen b1788 in Rathkenny. John's baptismal record shows Patrick Mullen and Anne Weldon as parents. The IFHF also shows a birth of Anne Weldon in Rathkenny. Hoping for some news before I make the trip to Ireland in October:-)
by Lauraine Lambe Harper from Florida USA
03. February 2010
I am trying to locate any family members in the area. My great grandfather Peter Lambe was born in Castletown/Kilpatrick to Patrick Lambe and Mary Bridget Flood/Lambe in 1869. They moved to Rathkenny and had children named Henry, John, Catherine, Mary, James and Bridget. I will be searching for any information when I come to Ireland with my sister in March, 2010. I would appreciate any information. Thank you so much.
The Mortimers of Creewood.
by Pól Ó Duibhir from Dublin
20. October 2009
I am chasing up my family history and have got back as far as Thomas Mortimer in Creewood. He would have been my great-great-grandfather. I think he had died by 1861 when his son Joseph married Mary Anne Conneely, from Conemara, in Dublin's Pro-Cathedral. I guess his parish would have been Grangegeeth. I don't know whether he was Protestant or Catholic but his son married in the RC church (albeit with a dispensation from the Archbishop). I don't know if the dispensation related to his religion or to Mary Anne being less than full age (17). I would be very interested to hear from anyone with knowledge of the Mortimers (I have seen the Griffiths Valuation material). My family history site is at www.photopol.com/fam_hist_mat.html and my cameo of Joseph Mortimer is at www.photopol.com/james_st/joseph_mortimer_fam.html. Thank you for letting me use this space for this request. I can be contacted at poduibhir[@]yahoo[.]co[.]uk (remove the square brackets when emailing).
by Lynne Cullen from Portrane, Dublin
01. October 2009
I am related to all of the above. I spent a lot of my childhood summers in Coghalstown with the Connollys. My mother was Stephanie Connolly, married to Jimmy Smith from Dublin, unfortunately both now deceased. Hi to everybody in Coghalstown, Frank (my Godfather), Timmy, Maureen my cousin Raymond and all my Reid cousins in Creewood, my aunt Molly Elridge and Halligans especially Paul (my mam's cousin)
Our Lady of Ransom/ Padre Pio Date
by Imelda Tobin from Movnalvy
25. September 2009
I never knew today (24th) was the Feast of St Pius Of Pietrelcina. The 24th September is (according to the Old Rite) the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, or our Lady of Mercy. September 24th is the patronal feast day of The Mercy Sisters, as well as other religious communities dedicated to God's service, under the patronage of Our Lady of Mercy. The nuns of the Order began in Seville in 1568 with Blessed Anne of the Cross as their first superioress!
by Grainne Mason from Wicklow
16. September 2009
Sandra, Got your message. I have sent you an e-mail and will await hearing from you. Thanks for making contact.
Re: Evelyn Dunne
by Sandra Mc Intyre from Kildare
14. September 2009
I am the niece of Evelyn Dunne. If you want to contact her let me know. Genuine. I believe you spoke to my brother.
Dunne Family (from Malahide)
by Grainne Mason from Wicklow
13. August 2009
I am looking for anyone who would have known Evelyn Dunne. She originally came from Malahide in Dublin and moved to Co. Meath sometime between 1951-1966. Her parents are Peter and Mary. My mother was very well acquainted with Evelyn in the 1960's but lost contact with her. If anyone has any information regarding her we would love to hear from you.
by David Reilly from Rathkenny
10. August 2009
Stumbled across this while in Australia, whilst feeling a moment of rare homesickness! Excellent.. keep it up.
David . . . in Australia again so soon! Thank you for responding. Be assured we care for all at home through our prayer, and at Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We include you now especially as you journey far from home. Fr Stanley.
Pew / Dunne / Hardford families
by Mark Martinson from Oregon City OR
08. June 2009
My ancestor, Patrick Pew was born 5 Aug 1790 in Knowth, Rathkenny parish, County Meath, Ireland, the son of Francis Pew and Mary Dunne. Patrick married Mary Hardford about 1814 in Ireland, presumably Rathkenny. There are five known children born to this couple in Rathkenny: Francis born in 1814, Mary born in 1819, John born in 1821, Michael born in 1823 and Bridget born in 1825; another daughter Margaret was born around 1820 but I have been unable to find any documentation. In about 1826/28 Patrick Pew and family immigrated to the Madrid / Waddington area in Saint Lawrence Co., New York where seven more children born, Patrick born in 1828, Catherine born in 1832, Anna and James (twins) born in 1833, Thomas born in 1834, George born in 1835 and William born in 1839. Mary Hardford Pew died on 10 Jan 1853 in Madrid, New York; shortly thereafter Patrick and most of his children moved to Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., Wisconsin, where he passed away on 17 May 1865. There is a listing in the land records for 1836 which lists a Frank Pew living in the Castle Division, Dowth (Rathkenny area). I would like to find out if this is the same Frank / Francis Pew married to Mary Dunne or if Patrick had any other siblings that did not make the trip over and remained in Ireland. Any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated. Note: On the Irish Family History Foundation website I recently found that Patrick Pew did indeed have a sibling, a brother James born on 12 Jul 1788 in Dowth, Rathkenny parish, County Meath.
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