Families We Have Known
Fr. Thomas F.
Brophy, P.P. Baltinglass writes:
"I have been asked
to list the families of the Connaberry district as I knew them.
Nothing would I more gladly do. The crescent of lanes contained
about ten families. Before my time many had left. They were said to
be mainly people who had been in the '98 troubles particularly from
the Kellistown area. I don't know if that can be verified. My list
must begin with the eight families of Nolans whom I knew in
Connaberry. Coming from the direction of Ballon the first family of
Nolans would be Jerry's where his son Paddy now lives. His youngest
son, also Jerry, was very well known in Carlow as a businessman and
the builder of Green Acres Bar. Down the first lane there were
Nolans of the Barrack Road, so called because they had originally
lived near the Police Station, but more familiarly they were
identified as The Clerks.
In the second lane
there were two Martin
Nolans. One was a shoe-maker and the second
Martin Nolan of "The Fields." Undoubtedly this latter Martin was a
near relative of the late Cardinal Spellman of New York. A little
further on the second lane lived
Nolan, whose son, also
Johnnie, now lives at the back of Ballon Hill. There were three in
that family, Johnnie, Maggie who died young and Bill. Bill became
head-waiter in the Kildare St. Club and later owned his own hotel in
Dublin. Mrs. Nolan, their mother, was one of a long line of great
women of charity who could be counted on to help at a wedding, wake,
funeral, christening or threshing. R.I.P.
Well down the
furthest lane and facing the Carrig Road lived Harry
Nolan and his
wife. They had lived quite a while in Chicago where Harry drove a
train. They had no family but a Matt.
Neill, Mrs. Nolan's brother,
lived with them.
Along the main road
and to the right lived Mrs.
Nolan, generally known as "the widow."
They were among the many families of Nolans who merited the title of
"The Doctor Nolans." I never heard any reason for it, though it may
well have been that they were skilled in herbal remedies. It was
this Mrs. Nolan who cared for Denis Nolan after his mother died.
Nolan lives there at the present time with her daughter,
now Mrs. T. J.
Murphy. Further down in Lower Connaberry on the left
of the road lived Paddy Nolan, generally referred to as Paddy the
Carpenter. He lived in a beautifully thatched house, had a perfect
workshop and was very prayerful.
Apart from the
Nolans, the other families began with ourselves. Our home was often
referred to as Murphys as it had been for generations before my
Brophy, married in there. In the old school-house down
the first lane lived John
Murphy and I barely remember also his
brother James. They were cousins of my mother and their house had
been a well-known school. It is fully documented in
book — Schools of Kildare and Leighlin. It's most illustrious
past-pupil is said to have been
Brownrigg, afterwards Bishop
of Ossory. He lived for some time at Conroys of Drisogue, now Bennie
George's. He came to the old school across the fields on his pony.
Michael and Margaret
Leary occupied the first house in the first lane. Many of that
family had emigrated to U.S. Stories were told of the joy of their
return and the terrible loneliness of their second going. Those who
hadn't been out before went on their way rejoicing but the girls who
had been in U.S. were loath to go "for they knew what they were
Towards the end of
the first lane in the centre of the crescent there were two families
of Byrnes. Jimmie had a very big family. Many of them made their
homes in Dublin. Michael Byrne
had but one girl, May, who in her
turn married Joe
Byrne from the Myshall area. She raised a very
large family and still lives in Connaberry. At the very end of the
crescent lived Peter
Blanche. He died young but
Blanche made a
happy home for her family. Her fingers never ceased to ply the
needle, and she, became widely known as a dress-maker, Peter's
nephew, Tom Blanche, now occupies that home.
On a little connecting
lane between the two bigger ones lived
Redmond. Her house,
generally called "The Office" was a second home for ramblers and
card-players. The Rosary was also recited though at times there were
distractions. The good Sisters in the Sacred Heart Home never forgot
her funeral. They thought of her as one of the destitute and
forgotten. However, when it came to the time for her funeral they
looked out of the windows and saw the grounds filled with cars and
people. All Connaberry and the one-time ramblers had come to pay
their respects to Biddy and to bid her farewell. R.I.P. Again on the
main road, just after the end of the second lane lived the
Peter, the man of the house, was a brother of the famous Tom of
Ballon. Tom had lost a leg in the trenches in the first world war,
but he could still take a salmon from the Slaney without caring if
he had to stand with the wooden leg in the river! He is said to have
conducted a spiritual discussion with the late Fr. Joe Dunne while
maintaining that position — and the salmon! The eldest son of
Brien has held an important post with the British Embassy in West
Germany for many years. Willie, the second eldest, was killed in an
air crash early in the 1939 war. The 'plane crashed into the Welsh
coast. He died on the strand but was found with the Rosary Beads in
his hand. Their daughter, Eileen, was for many years a social worker
in Cork and there was a younger brother, Peter also. A little
further on the left, lived the Farrells. A most exemplary man,
Johnnie Dowling, married Norah Farrell, but she died young and
Johnnie married again. Mrs.
Curran, his daughter, lives there now.
Further on the left
lived the Gahans. Their name was synonymous with holiness and
charity. Johnnie looked after the land and the household chores. The
other three in turn held the post of "Relieving Officer" for the
Tullow Dispensary district. They not merely distributed the social
assistance but they instructed and prayed with the poor people as
though they were members of their own family. More personal charity
left their hands than official welfare money. They were held in the
highest respect by all classes and creeds. R.I.P.
On the right of the road
near the Gahans lived the
Redmond family who were succeeded by the
Butler. R.I.P. On the right below Gahans lived Mrs.
a saintly, dignified woman. She cared for
brother, after their mother died. Michael lives there now. Near
Sandbrook Bridge, but still in Connaberry lived Mrs.
She was a relative of Mrs.
O'Neill, Tommy's wife of Laragh and
came from Tipperary. This was the last house in Connaberry and is
vacant since her time. General Lewis built a lodge near the end of
the district also, It has had many occupiers and has; now been
vacant for many years. After the battle of Kellistown there were
ninety widows. They were dumped into Connaberry.
Eamonn Doyle T.D.
gave these notes 2 Jan. 1971: His grandmother,
was 95 when she died about 1892. She lived at the turn of the road:
half of the house was on the land of Byrnes, Bllon. She was blind.
Compare this version of Ned Hickey, Ballon Hill with that given by
Michael Kealy. About 1800 in the tithe war he rode home from
Bunclody on a cow which he had brought from Ballon Hill to sell
Colliers, Giffes, Staceys and Willises turned their guns on the poor
people selling pigs and cattle. They gave the order to fire low.
Ned's father always called these people the "firelows."
lived possibly where the Dargans lived, that is where
lives now. The Dargans originated on Ballon Hill. One of the Ballon
Hill Dargans designed the railways.
Burke the school
teacher married a Dargan. Their sons were Willie and
Old Burke is buried in Ballon.
Ned Hickey is also buried there, near
the church and near Fr. Byrne whose name is not on the tombstone.
Andy Hickey. Ned's brother, came from America: he was home on
furlough. See. Fr. Kavangh's History of 1798.
He was a nephew
of Fr. John Murphy. Thirty-three yeomen followed
Ned Hickey to
Ballon Hill. Ned Hickey, Andy and followers met them above the
school. Ned Hickey's followers had armed themselves with Queen Anne
rifles, only two yeos went back alive.
Laragh branch is the
name of the riven at Craanpursheen. A girl was scouring a chum at
the ford of the Douglas tributary. The man got into the churn. He
followed the yeos and found them dancing at Crush Bush. He shot an
his son Ballylean m. Eileen Brophy, Killane. Children, Kathleen,
Killane, formerly Miltown, m.
Ciss Power, who was born in Drummond,
Kilbride; later came to Sraugh. Peter first cousin of Mrs.
Neill nee Jane Brophy.
Cappagh Cross m. Anne. Door faced Craanpursheen. Kitchen and one
room, one small window in gable, children, Ned, Tom, Dublin; Mrs.
Walsh. Mrs. Syl. Byrne, daughter of Ned, Ballaghmore, who was a
brother of Tom, Senior.
Mrs. Robin Nolan,
Baliylean. Family - Nannin, James, Bobby, Patrick, Michael (St.
Ballinvalley House, 202 stat. acres, in. Miss Lalor, Iron Grange.
Had land also in Killane, bought by Dan Jordan. No house on it.
Lived for a while on Ballon Hill, before you go to the former
school. Got a divide of Brewsters and Ballintrane. Patrick m.
Genevieve Nolan Tinneclash. Family, Stan, James, Paddy, Genevieve.
John Sen. first cousin of Mick Tobin Boggan. Land League meetings
used to be held at Walshs' Ballon.
brother of Ter. 1st cousin of Ter Cummins.
m. Maggie Byrne,
tax-gatherer, m......, 5 or 6 acres with bungalow. Children Mike,
Enniskerry, Delia, Molly. Had land in Baliylean. Brownriggs lived on
it formerly. There was a school there. Fr. F. Hickey and Mrs.
Brophy, Conaberry visited there. Stones of Squire Brownrigg's house
there still. He had 600 acres.
Ballylean m....... 65 acres of good land. Family — Tom and Polly.
Ballinvalley, vice-captain of O'Gorman Mahon team. m. Mary Donnelly,
daughter of Mrs. Peggy Donnelly, related to Lalors, Ballon Hill.
Swaynes also related to Lalors. Family, Hanna, Mrs. Dawson, District
nurse, a noble dedicated woman. Family, Mick, Johnny, Paake, Tom.
Hanna's daughter, Mona, nurse in Carlow, m. Tony Shannon, Hanna's
son John m. Kathleen Brennan, Myshall.
Laragh, Jackie's brother, also on the O'Gorman Mahon team. Family,
Mag, Mrs. Slack; Bridge, Johnny, Paake, R.I.P. Tom, Nan, R.I.P. Jim,
Arthur, Gilbertstown. May Byrne, Rathoe. Fr. Ted, P.P., Tolerton;
David, Gilbertstown; Margaret, Mrs. Burgess; John, Cappagh; Arthur,
M.P.S.t, Hacketstown; Joe, Letterkenny, dentist.
Jer., Boggan, married Elizabeth Curry, Miltown. Family: Mary, Betty,
Pat, Terry, Sara, Doreen, Margaret, Jer.
Pat, Jer's son m. Evelyn Jenkinson, Ballywilliamroe, cousin of Fr.
P. MacSuibhne. Evelyn's parents, Bill and Freda Burgess, Raheenbawn.
Pat, Boggan, brother of Jer., m. Mary Anne Murphy, Craan, Clonegal.
Family; Paddy, Charlie, Mick, Larry, Maureen, James, Jer.
Edward from Aughrim, Rathoe, m. Miss Burke. Family: John,
Ballinadrum; Hugh, Hallycullane; Thomas, Ballykealy; Edward, Rathoe;
May, Mrs. Kennedy, Gilbertstown; Elizabeth, Mrs. Kennedy,
Grangeford. Edward from Ballycreen, Aughrim.
Edward, Rathoe m. Dilly Hosey, Primrose Hill. Family: Eamonn,
Ballinvalley; Kieran, Rathoe; Hugh, Rathoe; Patricia, Dublin.
John from Whitehall, Paulstown m. into Conaberry to Elizabeth
Murphy. John, brother of Mgr. Laurence, P.P. V.G. S.T.L. Droichead
Nua, Fr. Martin, P.P. Suncroft, Fr. Thomas, D.D.C.C. Westland Row
who died 15 April 1911. John's family, Fr. Thomas, P.P. Baltinglass
and Molly, Mrs. Jack Kinsella, Rathrush, Mr. Tom Kennedy, Kilcany,
sister of the three Brophy priests, mother of Fr. Dan, P.P.,
Killeigh and Fr. Tom, P.P., Rosenallis.
Ballon. Patrick, m. Anne Murphy, The Turn, Kilbride. Family: Sara,
Nancy, Peter, Kathleen, May, Margaret, Patrick, Winifred, Peter,
Edward, Seamus N.T.
Morris. Family, Michael, Clare, Maureen, Joan.
Ballylean, m. Kate Nolan, Ballylean. Family, Elizabeth, Michael,
Mat., Johnny, Molly. Kate Nolan was a first cousin of James Nolan,
m. Katie Byrne, Laragh. Bill and Mary Mannering. One son in U.S.A.
wife nee Talkm in S.H. Home, Carlow from Tullow.
who made and repaired shoes. Dick Garrett the father made and
in. Mary Anne Nolan. One son George Shrennan at the horses,
Mick McKane, brother
of Jack. Their mother godmother Laoise. Jim Quinn, bachelor, not the
same as the carpenter, Killane.
carpenter, Killane, had a neat house now down. Left his house and
money to Ned Fender, a relative.
sons Johnny, Bill, Paddy (Army) and Mick.
still there. 2 brothers m. Ballon, Garryhill. Sister Nellie a nun,
Belfast. Annie a governess in France and Chrissie. Pat a great
m. Teresa Brennan. Tom m. Rosie Brennan, daughters of John Brennan,
blacksmith, Ballon who m. Kate Cardiff, Kildare.
after his fall was boohed in Ballon. He stood at the end of Doyle's
platform. Liam Nolan's g. mother remembers this.
as a boy
was commissioned to make noise during Parnell's meeting. John was
the big drummer in Ballon Fife and Drum Band.
played the Fife. Jack McCormack, Cappagh the side-drum.
Ballon. Football team. Dan Murphy, Paddy Nolan, Jackie Nolan, Johnny
Swain, John Kealy, Johnny Keegan. See Fr. Lawler's notes. They
played Myshall in the first Championship in Castlem ore and won it.
Mrs. Ellie Byrne,
name was Thomas Butler, and my grandmother was Anne Nolan from
Kildavin. They had ten children, all reared at Cappagh Cross. The
children in order of age were Jack, Maggie, Biddy, Ellen, Mick, Tom,
Ned, Maria, Kate and Jim. Five of the children emigrated, Maggie,
Biddy, Ellen, Mick and Tom.
My own father was
Ned, who married Ellen Hogan, my mother, a native of Ballaughmore,
Myshall, where my family was reared. My family consisted of three
children, Mary, Tom and myself.
married Tom Doyle, a native of Kirnmage, Dublin, and had five
children. Kate married Patrick Walsh oi Ardristan. They had eight
children. Tlie youngest of the family, Jim, remained a bachelor and
lived at Conaberry until his death in 1972.
Mick and Tom both
emigrated to England, joined the British Army, and fought in the
Boer War. Mick was wounded at the seige of Ladysmith. He returned to
England, where he worked for some time at Bournemouth, pushing the
old wheel bathing machines into the sea. He also served as a
lifeguard. He settled at Bournemouth, where he married and had four
children. He remained there until his death in 1959.
I am married to
Syl Byrne, a native of Raheenleigh, Myshall. Syl's mother was
Mary Ann Kinsella of Craanmore. .His father was John Byrne, of
Raheenleigh. The Kinsella 'family consisted of two girls. Mary Ann
and Rita, and eight boys. Three of these entered religion. Sister M.
Rita, St. John of God Congregation. Brother Aidan Norbert, Irish Ch.
Bros, and Fr. Eddie, C.S.Sp.. Kimmage Manor. Dublin. Fr. Eddie is
the only remaining member of this family."
Carty or McCarthy,
Mick, Boggan married Brigid Morrissey, Shangarry. Family. Laurence.
became Sister M. Gertrude, Loreto Convent, Dublin;
Redmond m. Maggie O'Toole, Boggan; Brigid became Sister M. Gertrude,
Presentation Convent, Mountmellick. d. 24 Sept. 1916; Martin, Bob,
Annie, Fr. James, PP.. built a new church, Liverpool. Died 16
Ballinadrum of John and Molly Fitzpatrick. Family: Renie became Mrs.
Fenlon: Maura became Mrs. Kenny; Phyllis and Ursula became nuns in
Ferrybank Convent; Michael, Ballinadrum: Fr. John, P.P., Plymouth
diocese; Betty, Mrs. McDermot. Carlow.
Ballykealy. married Anna White. Family: Edward, John, M.P.S.I. Mary
became Mrs. Heffernan; Donal, B.Agr. Hugh, Ballykealy. Fr. Gerard,
C.C., Borris; Fr. Liam, C.C. Carlow.
Cappagh m. Anne Doyle, Tinryland. Children. Maggie m. Patk. Delany,
Kilnock, Paddy R.I.P. May m. Peter Doyle, Ballylean. Jim m. Peg
Flynn, Ballon. John m. Ellen McGrath, Mayo. Met him at 74 Crestway,
London. Peter m. Bridie Doran, Killane. Anne and Brigid R.I.P. The
elder Peter son of John Bolger and Margaret Nolan who was related to
the Luke Nolans.
Laragh m. Johanna Neill, sister of Paul Neill and John who worked at
Doyles. Sons. Mick R.I.P. Kilbride m. Mollie Kelly. Tom, Boggan
beside Crannys. Tom K. Castlegrace m. Julia Murphy a sister of
Annie, old Mrs. Paddy Barry and of Lizzie, Mrs. Tim Costigan,
Ballinadrum 3 sisters. John Kealy m. Mary Nolan. Children Mick, Tom
(Army), Jim, Hannah, Mrs. Peter Abbey, Cappagh. Mrs. Linter,
Rathvilly, Mary, England, Johnny m. Allie White, Copenagh, John
Kealy, Garryonogue, later the cottage Ballon Cross. Mrs. Smethers.
Kate in U.S.A. Tom, son of Pat Kealy m. Lizzie Kane, Ballinkillen.
Maggie, Tom's sister m. Jim Leary, Ballymurphy. Garryonogue is not a
townland. It is the name of the three large fields owned by Maurice
O'Neill and opposite his house. Edward Nolan, Tinneclash lost
left Cappagh 60 years ago and bought a place in Conaberry,
son of Syl and Nellie Butler, daughter of Ned Butler who was born at
Cappagh Cross. Ned m. Nellie Hogan, Ballaghmore. D. there. Ned B.
formerly Conaberry, opp. Gahans where Pat Smith is now.
Cappagh, carpenter, son of Larry, did maintenance work for Pat
Fenelon, Shangarry. M. Anne Hogan, Myshall, sister of Ned Butler's
wife. Syl Byrne, prob. a nephew of Syl Kinsella, Barragh, who worked
at Kilcarry Mill and Swaynes' house Craanpursheen, brother of Fr.
Eddie C.S.S.p., Kimmage, Dublin. Paddy had three children, Jim,
Patrick, R.I.P. and Kitty. Larry, grandfather had only a haggard
with house. Jim built a new house there. An English family has dogs
there now. Jim lives in Ballon m........ family, two boys. James
Walsh, Ballon, 2 daughters, "film-stars." Jane m. Ned Tobin, Boggan.
Children, May m. Mat......Tallow. Lizzie Anne m. Tom Nolan.
Conaberry. son of Jerry's. Seamus m. Maureen Shore. Tullow. now P.
Office. Mill St. Another daughter m. Mike Nolan. Fields. Ballon, son
Willie, nearest living relative of Card. Spellman.
Mrs. Johnny Nolan,
Ballon. Stone cleaver's mother from Myshall. Sister of Mrs. Jimmy
Nolan. Chapel Gate. Jimmy, baker son of Martin, Chapel Gate, who had
a beard. Jimmy's brother John did the breast plates for funerals.
gardener, Ballykealey lived opp. R.I.C. Bks. Children, Joe, R.I.P.
Jenny m. to Pierie Wall, Wall's Forge. Nellie a teacher. Old Joe
brother of woodwork teacher, Tullow.
John and Mrs.
Ballon, nee Brophy.,
sister of Mrs. Jane Neill wife of Maurice. Ballymogue and parents of
Tommy and Johnny. Maurice and Mat, brothers, Mrs. Johanna d. at
Jenny Kelly's, Ballon. John, son of Patsy, Conaberry, nephew of
Maurice and Mat, Kihnurry.
Ballon from Tullow m. 1st Johanna Jordan, children, Jack, Jim,
Lizzie, Maggie. Har. Dublin, Nellie and Brigid, Stevie. 2nd, niece
of 1st wife . -. Kealy. Daughter of schoolmaster in the old school,
sister of Celia, wife of Bill Nolan, Kilnock. Celia had a public
house. Also Katie who lived with Billie. Children of 2nd, Maurice,
Celia, Annie, Har and Maggie, Stephen appointed Principal 1 January,
1888. Retired 31 March 1928. Died 5 May 1939. Michael Joseph died 2
March 1921. Eddie died 29 March 1924.
made ladders, gates, troughs. Dan Murphy "Dan little wheels" made
the turner, made gates, troughs, etc.
also had land.
1st house, His daughter was Mrs, Nancy Abbey, related to Brigid
Doyle. Peter m. twice. died 30 January, 1965.
Ballon m. Sara Darcy, Barragh. Children Fr. Tom P.P., Graignamanagh
and Mary m. Dick Barry. John in Barragh, married with family. Maggie
Gal or Gerard born and reared in Rathoe; they had a forge at the big
tree. Fr. Tom ord. 15 June, 1930. D. 13 Sept., 1959.
d. 1927 m. Mary Breen, Ballylean Lane. Children. Maggie m. Bill
Barry. Ned, T.D. m. Mary Ellen Lee, Ballitore. Mick, Carlowm. Julia
Murphy. Old Paddy was born at the corner of Ballour Lane. The family
came from Knockdromagh, evicted for non-payment of rent. Tombstones
in Myshall, First cousin of Jim Byrne, Garryunogue. Biddy, his
daughter m. Dan Murphy.
Kirwans. E. J. Doyle born in Bal-lymogue. Served his time in Dublin.
Aiden and Miss Annie, Bal-lymogue. E. J. m. Maggie from Mayo, highly
strung. Children, John Joe, Eugene, May, Nettie. Kathleen ... a
sister of E. J. in. Denis Brennan, Kilcullen. Kirwans have Doyles'
funeral book. Cummins, Chapel Gate had one time the breast plate
book written by John Nolan, son of Martin the baker who wore a
beard, Mrs. Denis Brennan nee Doyle was sponsor at baptism for the
formerly of Ballon writes: "E. J. Doyle, general merchant had two
sons John Joe and Eugene, and three daughters, May, Nettie (Annette)
and Kathleen. A girl named Harmon worked at the drapery counter. E.
J.'s wife in the late 1890s went back to Oranmore. Doyles,
auctioneers, Baltinglass are relatives.
Ned Doyle, T.D.
was influenced when young by Mike Doran, Ballon and Liverpool. Mike
was the father of Lizzie m. Jim Casey. Ned's children, Paddy, 74
Crestway, London, Jimmy, Assumpta Villas, Kildare m. Mary O'Neill,
French Furze. Eamonn rn. Brigid Kinsella, Carrick, Garryhill. 2
girls and 4 boys. Mick, Ned's brother, Carlow m. Julia Murphy worked
on steam-roller, Carlow roads, lived in a caravan some of the time.
Worked later in Council yard. Mick's wife Julia from Ballybannon.
Ballon, postman, one arm. Uncle of Lizzie, daughter of Mike,
Liverpool. Brother of Peter who kept shop as you go from Bull-tree
to the chapel.
New Road, John and James. Mat went to USA. Sons of Peter, bachelors.
One of them used to say Morning Prayers on Sunday, ¼
before the Mass Bell. Special Bell: "that's only the Morning Prayer
bell". A sister m. Mat Neill, Kilmurry. A wonderful butter maker.
Peter Doyle there later. Ballon townland goes down to Curry's Loch.
Widower, used read his Bible or Prayer-book certain times of the
day. His son, Henry m. Miss Hatton, Broomville. Buried in Myshall.
Old Johnny buried in Aghade. John's daughter Mary went to Abbeyleix.
Johnny's family, Henry, Mary and Sam. Henry's family, John, Bill,
Susan. Attend Myshall church.
Carrigslaney, m. Eliza Byrne, Commons, related to Byrnes Ballour.
Jim Donohoe, son. Jim's sister Mary married Nolan, Knocknacree.
Second wife Catherine Doyle. Children, Pat m. Maggie Kelly,
Monasterevan. Children, Kathleen, Sister M. Conleth, Naas, John,
Commons. Pat's sister Winnie m. Richard McCrea, Dublin, Eden Quay.
own house, Conaberry. m. Anne Smith, teacher from Baltinglass,
originally from Carrigslaney q.v. Children Dan m. Biddy Doyle,
Ballon Cross, Ned's sister. Jim Died 1933. Paddy m. Bridie Swain,
Monaughrim, Clonegal where the Craanpursheen Swaynes came from. Tom
R.I.P. Mollie m. Tommy Littleton, Green Lane or Rathnapish. Ted,
lived at Kinnegad, R.I.P. Peg m. Jim Fleming, Graiguecullen,
electric fitter. Also Mary Anne m. Walker, Dublin. Jim, R.I.P.
Ballour Lane on site of house where old Paddy Doyle, Ballon Cross
was born. The present Paddy from Clonegal.
Doyle, ex R.I.C. Ballon Cross 3 children Pat, Mary and Bridie. Babs
m. Peter Foley, Spirit Merchant, Burgh Quay, Dublin. Pat Doyle uncle
of Pat Donohoe.
Laragh lived opp. Tommy NeilTs, 1st cousin of old Paddy Doyle,
Ballon Cross. Great engine driver and mechanic. M. Mary,sister of
Peter Bolger, a very quiet woman. Worked in Sawmills. Son Jim,
unmarried. Jack, R.I.P. Ellen, Carlow, Nan, Kattie m. to Denny
McGrath. Paddy and Lucy both dead.
- Source: Ballon and Rathoe Vol. 1 Peadar Mac