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Peter Joyce Peter Joyce from Mullica Hill, New Jersey wrote on May 13, 2015 at 4:57 am:
Hello -
I'm looking for family history on Joyce's from Castlelyons. Would anyone have information on John T. Joyce, born 1863 in Cork and Ellen (McMorrow) Joyce born 1872 who emigrated to Brookline, MA. in 1888 and were married in 1890. John T. Joyce's father was Thomas Joyce who I believe was born in 1843 and emigrated in 1862. My aunt Alice told us we came from Castlelyons.
Clement Clement from Charlotte, NC wrote on May 12, 2015 at 6:43 pm:
Greetings! I am trying to check into a possible lead regarding my O'Brien line. I am researching my Great Great Grandfather Bartholomew O'Brien who I know came from County Cork. One possible route for me to explore comes from the baptism records of one Bartholomew O'Brien from this area. The date of the baptism is 1838 and the listed parents were William O'Brien and Johanna McDonnell. While I am not 100% positive that these are the parents of my Bartholomew O'Brien, it is one avenue I want to look into.

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Clement "Skip" Voyer Clement "Skip" Voyer from Charlotte, NC wrote on May 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm:
Greetings! I am trying to check into a possible lead regarding my O'Brien line. I am researching my Great Great Grandfather Bartholomew O'Brien who I know came from County Cork. One possible route for me to explore comes from the baptism records of one Bartholomew O'Brien from this area. The date of the baptism is 1838 and the listed parents were William O'Brien and Johanna McDonnell. While I am not 100% positive that these are the parents of my Bartholomew O'Brien, it is one avenue I want to look into.
John F. Lutz John F. Lutz from The Villages, Florida 32162 wrote on April 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm:
Trying to find the tombstone of John McDonnell, born 1807 and wife Ellen Barry McDonnell, born 1810 from Castlelyons. Perhaps someone familiar with St. Nicholas, Kill-St-Anne records could help.

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Laurene Sandel Laurene Sandel from Bellville, Texas USA wrote on April 5, 2015 at 12:32 am:
Hello! We will be traveling to Ireland this summer and would like some information on family that used to live in Catlelyons. The Nason family immigrated to the United States in about 1839. If anyone has any history on this family I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you so much and am looking forward to visiting your beautiful country!!
Maureen McCarthy Maureen McCarthy wrote on February 27, 2014 at 10:11 pm:
Hello! Looking for the Sullivan's of Castlelyons Parish. Does anyone know of a Fahen Sullivan born 1931? My great Uncle John Sullivan is buried in St. Nicholas Cemetery. I recently found his headstone through the Irish genealogy project. His is photo #7. I know this to be true as I have of a letter written in John Sullivan's hand to my maternal grandmother Margaret Walsh Jones, his neice. He wrote the letter May 31,1936 in Kill St. Anne, Castlelyons. The letter tells us that life was not easy then. He makes reference to having buried his wife 7 years, they had a daughter Margaret Anne who died on Christmas Day 1935 at age 1 yr.& 3 months. Also a son named Fahen born August 1931, ( a photo was sent with the letter). He says he buried his brother Tom in Sept. 1935. It seems that some of the siblings came to America, sisters Mary (married John Walsh)and Annie and a brother(name unknown), John, Julia and Tom stayed in Ireland. I would love to find Fahen should he still be with with us and his descendants. If anyone has a hint of information to help piece my family puzzle together, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks...
Michelle Kennedy Michelle Kennedy from N Ireland wrote on November 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm:
Hi, I am trying to trace a family member who lived in Castlelyons in the late 1970s as part of a family tree project. If anyone lived there at this time or knows someone who did and would be willing to help, please get in touch.
John F. LUtz John F. LUtz from The Villages, Florida, USA wrote on November 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm:
McDonnell/ Barry/Bossidy: need information & guidance for 1--- John McDonnell b. abt 1807 and wife Ellen Barry b. abt. 1810, Castlelyons, Co. Cork 2---Bartholomew b. 1800 & Johanna McDonnell b. 1802 3---Bartholomew & Mary McDonnell 4---Jeremiah McDonnell b. 1827 Waterford county d. 1889 in Massachusetts, USA & Catherine Nelligan (Mulligan) b. 1828 d. 1882 in Massachusetts USA 5---John McDonnell b. 1821 (Tallow ) & Elizabeth Bossidy b. 1817 ( Tallow ) 6---Bartholomew Bossidy b. 1797 & Alice White b. 1800 (Tallow, Co. Waterford) and 7---Catherine McDonnell b. Castlelyons, Co. Cork 1793 d. 1867 Massachusetts, USA

***If anyone has these surnames for either Castlelyons, Co. Cork or Tallow, Co. Waterford, please email me at:

THANK YOU !!! Also like to get information on Castlelyons recent Gathering.
DIANE MCSWEENEY DIANE MCSWEENEY from USA wrote on October 27, 2013 at 9:38 pm:
Greetings, I am attempting to locate records for the McSweeney, M'Sweeny or Sweeny family. I have an Owan McSweeney or Sweeny born 1822 in Castle Lyons Parish. i believe he was married to Julia Mulcahy. I have a hunch ?? his parents are Michael M'sweeney ( or variant spelling) and Mary Powers. Children of owan and Julia were;
John b 9/22/1865
Ellen b. 1863
Nora b. 1879
Any and all help will be so much appreciated.
Thank you Diane
David Lannigan David Lannigan wrote on October 18, 2013 at 10:01 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, Reno, Nevada, email
Charlene Adams Charlene Adams from Tampa, Florida, U. S. A. wrote on August 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm:
Patrick Fitzgerald - born in the parish of Castlelyons, co. Cork (according to headstone in cemetery), Ireland abt. 1781. He married Mary Collins (b. abt 1793 & daughter of Timothy & Mary Collins). They had 2 children (James, b. abt 1819 & Mary) in Ireland before emigrating to Connecticut, U.S.A. Searching for any information on these lines (Fitzgerald & Collins) in the Castlelyons area. Thank you in advance.
anne brady anne brady from 100 % Irish wrote on August 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm:
My ancestry is 100 percent Irish, with all eight of my mother's great-grandparents and all four of my father's grandparents having originated in Ireland. I've been tracing them for years; some are more difficult to pinpoint regarding LOCATION of origin. The most difficult are JOHN CHINNERY and his wife, JULIA LEHAN (Lehane, Leehan, Lyons), but after much research I may have them narrowed down to the Clondrohid/Castlelyons area. They were married Sept. 15, 1849, most likely in a Catholic ceremony, then went to Wales, where they had four children and where John died in 1858. Julia then brought her four children to New York. I am descended from her youngest, MICHAEL CHINNERY. I have no parents' names for either John or Julia. Does anyone out there have any info for me? I would be extremely grateful. Thank you!
Jeffrey Coughlin Jeffrey Coughlin wrote on August 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm:
My wife and are I traveling to Ireland at the end of September, 2013 and are looking into the history of Maurice Coughlin that seems to have lived in Castlelyons in 1830s. Below is what was researched around 10 years ago. Any information would be great.

"Maurice (Morris) Coughlin was born 1825 in Castle Lyons, Cork Co., Ireland. Maurice Coughlin immigrated with his older brother, John Coughlin, who "was born in Ireland in 1809 or 1810, possibly in County Clare. He married Mary Carrigg about 1836 or earlier. She was born between 1810-1818, also probably in County Clare. John and his family, including Maurice, left Ireland probably before the potato famine of the 1840's and arrived in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Coughlins lived in Hamilton, Canada for awhile, then John and some or all of his family later went to the United States and settled in Elroy, WI. Maurice moved out of his brother's house and married 'Molly' Margaret Powers", another Irish immigrant. Maurice Coughlin farmed near Elroy, where Irish immigrants grew hops and barley that was sold and shipped by train to the beer breweries of Milwaukee."
David (Taff) Austin David (Taff) Austin from Former RAF Fireman wrote on June 24, 2013 at 8:33 am:
I and a group of former Firemen who served together at RAF El-Adem, Libya during the early 60's are trying to contact or learn of the whereabouts of former Sgt Jimmy Collins who was in charge of the Fire Crew during that period. We know that he came from Castlelyons and his Service Number was 40009244, it is thought that he was born about 1923/24, we are informed that his last posting was Ballykelly where he had a young Wife and a small child. We would be extremely greatful for any information which may lead to the whereabouts or what became of a good friend.
Please contact Dave (Taff) Austin
Lorraine Thomas Lorraine Thomas from South Wales wrote on June 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm:
Hello, my mother's family, the Barrys, left Pellick for Wales about 1850. My great-great grandfather, Bartholemew John Barry, was then a small boy - he was born in 1843 in Pellick. I believe his parents were Phillip and Ellen Barry, but I am not certain of this.
We plan to visit Castlelyons on the 9th and 10th of June (next weekend),and i should be most grateful for any advice as to where I can obtain further information while we are there.
Many thanks
Rita Keefe Rados Rita Keefe Rados from Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin wrote on April 23, 2013 at 9:27 pm:
I am so excited. I found this site by accident and found information on my Keefe family born in Ireland. I did not know any more than this and found a post by Regina Anne Keefe Kopp stating facts about my great grandfather James Keefe, married to Mary Toomey and their first born son John Toomey Keefe born Mar 3, 1846. James was the brother of William, her great grandfather. My son and daughter want to go to Ireland in Oct 2013 and now we know a place to search. How can I find more before we go? I would appreciate any more info I can get prior to out trip. Thank you so so so much.
keith lyons keith lyons from fairview alberta canada wrote on March 30, 2013 at 1:05 am:
Looking for info on ' Lyons family reunion' held approx 1980 to 1985 in Castlelyons Co. Cork and links back to John Lyons born 1800? emigrated 1826-1834 from Ireland to Bastard Twp Ontario Canada with infant son Michael.
Patrick Crowley Patrick Crowley from Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA wrote on March 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm:
Dia Duit! My mothers family, the Ryans, began to leave Castlelyons in the middle of the 19th century. We can trace the family tree to Michael Ryan, from Ballybullane, born in 1815. His wife, Catherine Foley, died in Providence, Rhode Island, 5 miles from where I live today.

It is our plan to visit in April 2014. Happy St. Patrick's Day from America.
judi dixey judi dixey from england wrote on February 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm:
Hello. I am researching the names Ginn and Patterson and Lee. I am a decendant of the Ginn family and I believe there are some others still living in the area inc fermoy. My grandmother was Caroline Beatrice Jane bedford who was in touch with relatives from the area until recently. Her mother was called Caroline Jane Ginn. I have a copy of a family tree done in 1973 that states Robert Ginn married Jane Patterson Lee in Douglas. If anyone has done research or is related I would love to hear from them. Thanks
Daniel R. Gardner Daniel R. Gardner from New England, North Dakota, USA wrote on February 26, 2013 at 6:13 pm:
My Great Grandfather is Richard Lawton Gardner, Born in Castle Lyon, Cork, Ireland on 1846 to Richard Gardner and Mary Lawton. Richard Lawton married Rose Anna Merriman and had 10 children. He passed away on 1926 in Freeborn, Minnesota, USA. His son (my grandfather) William moved to North Dakota, he had six children. His son Leo continued to live in the family home in ND and had 7 children. I now live in the same home as they did and have 9 children. We farm and raise wheat, sunflower and canola. Would like to visit Ireland someday, go to Mass, drink, get in a fight....maybe not in that order. Best wishes.
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