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Rita Theresa Rados Rita Theresa Rados from FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN, USA wrote on February 13, 2023 at 2:09 am
Searching for parents and siblings of James Keefe and Mary Toomey married at St Nicholas church Jan 1845 baptism of son John Toomey Keefe Mar 1846 Thank you.
Maureen Maureen from Rhode Island, USA wrote on February 16, 2022 at 1:56 pm
I am seeking information on the Ryan and Foley families who left Castlelyons in 1851. Michael Ryan (born abt.1815) and Catherine Foley (born abt. 1825) were wed in Castlelyons Parish on 14 Feb. 1840 according to a handwritten note by Fr. Thomas Ferris (on 12 Jan 1890). Michael's parents were Michael/Mary Ryan. Catherine's parents were Denis/Johanna Foley. Their daughter Catherine was born there abt. 1843 and son James Francis was born there on 14 Aug. 1846. Michael's siblings John and Mary (and possibly Catherine) went to the USA as well, in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Any info on their parents (maiden names?) or relatives is greatly appreciated. Please e-mail Maureen at:
Susan Gibbons Norlund Susan Gibbons Norlund from The Woodlands, Texas wrote on December 30, 2020 at 6:12 pm
Hello - just recently learned from my GGGrandmother Mary O'Brien Fitzgibbons marriage record that she was from Castlelyons. Mary was born ~1835 to James & Johannah O'Brien, and married William Fitzgibbons in 1862 in NY. Siblings I know of are Edmund/Edward (b. ~1819, m. Mary Mangin), John (b. ~1820), and Catherine (b. ~1832, m. John Lynch). Edward, John & Mary lived the rest of their lives in Orange County, NY. I would be thrilled to hear from anyone with knowledge of or connections to this family.
Dafydd Cotter Dafydd Cotter from Perth, Western Australia wrote on April 1, 2020 at 4:36 am
My 2nd great grandfather, Michael Cotter, was baptised in Castlelyons in 1812, his parents were listed as James Cotter and Abigail Hickie. He came to Australia as an 18 year old in 1830, and I don't have any information about his family in Ireland. Would there be any Cotter / Hickie people in or near Castlelyons who may have a connection to James Cotter or Abigail Hickie?
Larry Ryan Larry Ryan from ROCKLAND wrote on March 23, 2020 at 1:54 pm
Greetings to all researchers! Thank you for taking time for my inquiries. Looking for records for Michael Ryan Born Sept. 25, 1791 and or his wife Mary Collins born April 28, 1797, his father was MIchl I have some stuff but always looking for more and any distant cousins. I am 69 and do
CFlynn CFlynn from USA wrote on April 6, 2019 at 2:38 pm
Is it possible to obtain a copy of Tithe na Smaointe' (The House of Memories)? I understand my family was from Castlelyons and wondered if possibly any of their information may be in the book. I have been told Timothy Flynn son of Daniel Flynn was born there around 1819.
Louise Mulcahy Louise Mulcahy wrote on February 23, 2019 at 12:09 am
Hi! I hope you are well! I am enquiring about an Uilleann piper from Castlelyons 1830’s/1840’s by the name of “Nance the Piper”. Her name is mentioned in O’Neill’s publication and I am wondering if you have ever come across any information on her? I would be so grateful if you could let me know. Kindest regards, Louise
Christopher Gleason Christopher Gleason from Hot Springs Village, Arkansas USA wrote on February 21, 2018 at 10:33 pm
Hello - My name is Christopher Gleason. I have traced my roots back to Sulgrave, England in the late 1400's. My family is of the belief that the Gleason's originally came from the Castlelyons Parrish in Cork. I am trying to connect any Gleason's from Ireland to England who I could be related to that eventually made it to the United States. I found a James Gleason in the 1901 census that lived in Killsaintann's North. Could there have been Gleason's that left Ireland and went to England in the 1300's or 1400's? This is hard because my lineage breaks off at around 1460 in England. Any help or a start would be appreciated. My nephew is thinking about buying Castlelyon castle with the close by business and surrounding land. Is anyone aware that the Gleason's originated under Lord Barrymore and the Castlelyon Castle?
Thank you again if anyone can come forward with any help.
Best Regards, Christopher Gleason
Eileen Flinn Burton Eileen Flinn Burton from Pasadena, CA, USA wrote on June 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm
My 2x great grandmother was Margaret Agnes Coughlan, born 24 Jan 1845 in Castlelyons, Cork. I believe her parents were John Coughlan and Ann Roche (their names were spelled Caughn and Roche on the 7 Jul 1833 marriage record I found on RootsIreland). Margaret appears to have come to the USA, possibly New York, around 1851, possibly traveling with her mother. Margaret, her mother, and her sisters Jane, Eliza, and Mary, lived for several years in New Bedford, Massachusetts before moving to California. A sister to Margaret named Bridget was baptized in Jan 1836, but is not shown in the US Censuses, and I suspect she married and stayed in Ireland, or died in Ireland. I would like to find out if that is true, and what happened to her.
John Coughlan is never mentioned in any US Censuses, so I assume he died in Ireland before 1851. I would like to find out what happened to John, and anything about his life story or ancestry.
I have found a baptismal record for an Ann Roche for 24 Jul 1814 in Castlelyons, with parents named John Roche and Elizabeth Guiry. I would like to know about their families, and to find out if they are my 4x great grandparents.
I would love to find Coughlan or Roche relatives still living in Cork, as well.
I live in California am in Cork this week. I would truly appreciate any assistance in finding info about my family's heritage, or places I can go while in Cork to do more research.
David Lannigan David Lannigan from Lake Havasu, Arizona wrote on May 18, 2017 at 11:19 pm
My ancestors were baptized at Castlelyons Parish. James Londrigan and Mary Doyle had Ellen Londrigan baptized 4/6/1820. The sponsors were Michael Croly and Catherine Cronin. Mary Londrigan was baptized 25/3/1822. The sponsors were Patrick Mullins and Ellen Crowley. Of course the name Londrigan or Lundrigan, etc. has changed to Lannigan with many variations. I would love to hear from anyone related to any of these individuals. Thank you so much for this wonderful site. Dave Lannigan, Lake Havasu, Arizona, email
Susan Flynn Simons Susan Flynn Simons from West Cornwall Connecticut, USA wrote on March 12, 2017 at 6:25 pm
My name is Susan Flynn Simons, My GGF, Timothy Flinn was born in Castlelyons to Daniel and Mary Flinn around 1810. Tim had a brother Daniel. Timothy may also have been married. I'm looking for any information on Timothy or his parents. Timothy came to the USA about 1846.
Liam Coughlan Liam Coughlan from Dublin, Ireland wrote on March 11, 2017 at 4:59 pm
My name is Liam Coughlan and I would love to know more about any my Coughlan ancestors from Castlelyons and Bridesbridge.

In particular, my Great Great Grandfather was Michael Coghlan, who was Baptised on 3rd October 1820 in Castlelyons Church. Michael married Honora Keeffe from Ballynoe / Conna on 29th January 1846 in Conna Church. They lived in Bridesbridge and had 13 children of whom 8 survived. One of the survivors was Thomas Coughlan, who moved to died on 18th December 1901 and who is buried in the old cemetery in Castlelyons.

I believe Michael Coghlan's parents were Daniel Coghlan and Johanna Leahy. His siblings were John (Baptised on 15th Oct 1810), Daniel (Baptised on 2nd March 1814, Elizabeth (Baptised on 9th June 1816), Mary (Baptised 27th July 1818), Timothy (Baptised 11th March 1823) and Patrick (Baptised 15th November 1825).

Any info on Michael's parents or siblings or their descendants would be great.

Many thanks,
Liam Coughlan Liam Coughlan from Dublin, Ireland wrote on March 11, 2017 at 3:02 pm
Hi Kevin,

I have been reseaching my own Coughlan ancestry since last year and have noted that a Maurice Cocklin (a version of Coghlan or Coughlan) was baptised in Castlelyons Church on 9th March 1818. His father was Patrick Cocklin and his mother was Honora Neil. The sponsors at his Christening were John Morony and Ellen Morony.

Maurice's siblings were Mary (Baptised 16th June 1808), Patrick, Baptised 15th May 1809), Honora (Baptised 18th Nov 1811) and John (Baptised 25th Dec 1814).

I hope that is some help,
Liam Coughlan
John F. Lutz John F. Lutz from The Villages, Florida, United States wrote on March 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm
I'd like to correspond with a church member who has an interest in county Cork genealogy, is familiar with the Castlelyons region, and could aide me with two surnames, i.e. McDonnell and Barry. I have written before, but with no responses. Perhaps there are these two surnames still in Castlelyons today who are interested in what information I have on their ancestors who left for Massachusetts in the 1840's??

My ancestors: Mary McDonnell, daughter of John McDonnell and Ellen Barry; Catharine McDonnell, single, aunt of Mary McDonnell; and, John McDonnell who may be connected to Tallow's Bossidy large family.

Please email with 'Genealogy' as the subject to

Thank you very much!

Diane Selby Maley Diane Selby Maley from Campbellville, Ontario, Canada wrote on February 23, 2017 at 1:29 am
Hello. I am working on my husband's (Garnet Maley) family Tree and our journey ends in Castlelyons. Patrick Mealey was born in Castlelyons in 1791 and he was Catholic. There is a birth record, but no mention of parents names. It seems he lived in the area until 1834/1824 when he migrated to Canada with the Peter Robinson group. I would appreciate any help in finding his parents names. I am hoping that there might be a Baptism record with such information. Thank you, Diane Selby Maley
Jim REGAN Jim REGAN from Poughkeepsie, New York wrote on February 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm
Hello!! Looking for any information on my ggg grandparents James O'Regan and his wife Honora (maiden name unknown). They both were born (abt 1796) in Castelyons and married there as well. They had 2 children, John (born in the USA in 1828) and Hannorah born 1823 (unsure where).

Thanks !!
Tony Anderson Tony Anderson from Upper Kedron, wrote on February 4, 2017 at 11:18 pm
My wife's great grandmother, Elizabeth Ahern was born in Castlelyons about 1847. She married John Joseph Neville in Castlelyons on 15 February 1874.

Does anyone have any information on the Aherns or the Nevilles before their emigration to Australia in 1881.

Any assistance at all will be greatly appreciated.
james ronayne james ronayne from Castlelyons wrote on January 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm
Kevin Coughlan have you an email address.
Coughlin, Kevin Coughlin, Kevin from Cross Plains, WI USA wrote on November 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm
Our family will be visiting Castlelyons May/June 2017. My ancester was born in Castlelyons but we are having a hard time finding when he came to the USA. It is possible the spelling changed during the transit. His name was Maurice (Morris) Coughlin or Coughlan and was born 1825. It's possible that his father was Patrick born approximately 1800. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Kevin Coughlin
keith lyons keith lyons from fairview ab canada wrote on August 18, 2016 at 11:48 pm
I am a descendent of john/Elizabeth lyons(dob est 1800) and their son Michael(dob 1825)
they emigrated to Ontario Canada 1830-1836
there was a lyons family reunion in castlelyons approx. 1985 (my father received an invitation and threw it away as he would not be attending)
I am coming to Ireland oct 2016 and would welcome any information
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