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Kennedys of County Clare

Post by macedonianmarevel » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:57 am

Has anyone began/been researching the "kennedys of County Clare".

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Re: Kennedys of County Clare

Post by smcarberry » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:37 pm

I haven't had a reason to research the surname Kennedy in Clare, although I did some casual reading about it in Tipperary. I am aware that the 1800s had several families of that surname in my ancestral area of East Clare, with the closest ones being blacksmiths for generations. More recently, the Clare Roots Society has had as its leader a genealogist named Gerry Kennedy; I know nothing about his family line.

I am doing a reply to your earlier posting where you described efforts to locate James Kennedy in West Clare. I have some observations for you in that reply.

Sharon Carberry

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Re: Kennedys of County Clare

Post by macedonianmarevel » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:31 am

Hi Sharon my info is that the O'Kennedy clan started in North Tipperary 900AD?? over centuries forced into South Tipperary there was migration east into County Clare and south east into County Wexford ie in the New Ross area this is where The JFK Kennedy's come from. if you use the Gen Map Via the Clare Library website it will show you that there are many more Kennedy's in East Clare than there are in Western Clare in 1880s and census 1901 & 1911.

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Re: Kennedys of County Clare

Post by mick o » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:34 pm

mick oloughlin.
kennedy family ennistymon.
this extract from the ennistymon parish magazine,

Houses and their occupiers in Ennistymon, County Clare
The Houses on the Eastern Side
of Church Street, Ennistymon
Tessie Hill, Main Street and P.J. Mullins, Monastery View share some of their personal recollections of the town in which they grew up.

A description of some houses in Church Street, Ennistymon beginning at Cullinan’s Funeral Parlour and moving down to Gallery’s on the corner at Parliament Street.

1. Carthy’s Corner
Here lived Michael McCarthy a native of Fermoyle, Murrough. He had three sons, Willie, George and Joseph, and two daughters Katy and May. George inherited the family business. He and his wife (Ciss Harty from Nenagh) lived there until they died, when it was purchased by the Cullinan family, who established the present funeral parlour.

2. Mrs Kate Kennedy had a bakery here
She had two sons, Jim and Mick. Mick went to America and Jim carried on the bakery. He had four daughters, Delia, Minnie, Aggie and Jo. Minnie married Tom Healy who lived in Old Town Street. Delia and Aggie stayed on in the homestead. Jo married John Jo Neylon (Tosser) who had a business in Inchovea. Gus Healy their nephew inherited it and lives there.
kennedy house visible on current internet google maps

note on enistymon bakeries
in the1950s some 6 working bakeries in ennistymon
present day one in operation ungles in new road ennistymon
ungels good cafe and the owner has a good knowledge of old ennistymon bakeries
regards mick oloughlin

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Re: Kennedys of County Clare

Post by macedonianmarevel » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:18 am

Thanks Mick have found this info. I think the Clare Library site in same ways is better that the more famous irish genealogy sites. as we are visiting ennistimon in april this yr will call in to ungels and have a chat.

All the best


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Re: Kennedys of County Clare

Post by johnmayer » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:47 am

My Kennedy's were from the Inagh/Kilmaley area and eventually some of them moved on to Ennis and Chicago.

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