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Joseph Samuels Joseph Samuels from Sandyston New Jersey USA wrote on March 25, 2017 at 12:42 am:
I just started to research my family tree. My research brought me to the Emly parish registry. The entry is from 1835 and is for the baptism of my great grandfather Denis Curtin son of Timothy and Margaret Curtin. My grandfather immigrated to America in 1910 and not much was known about his life in Ireland. I want to thank the Parish for helping me and I'm sure many others connect with a part of their heritage. Cheers and sincerely Thank you. Joseph Samuels
Francis Andrews Maloney Jr Francis Andrews Maloney Jr from Aurora, COLORADO wrote on March 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm:
I came upon this site while researching my late step-sisters Daley family. She was a Maloney, too. Our father was Francis Maloney, g.f. James Maloney, our ggf Michael Maloney, a maltster and rr worker
Liz Troyer Liz Troyer from Regina, Sask., Canada wrote on February 9, 2017 at 3:10 am:
I am a descendant of a Hanley/Hanly family from. Cashel and Emly Parish. My ggggrandfather was Richard Hanley and he came to Ontario Canada with a group of brothers and sisters or cousins in the years 1840-1845. They include Johanna Hanley, Matthew Hanley and wife Ann Lahey and their children Cornelius, Ellen and Mary; Patrick Hanley, Michael Hanly, Bridget Hanley and John Hanley.They all settled together as farmers. Matthew and Ann's three children were baptized at Emly and Matthew and Ann were married at Emly. Michael was married at Emly and baptized his eldest son Dennis there. I believe that we are related to the Cornelius Hanley family in Emly graveyard.
Lynn Powell Lynn Powell from Lifton, Devon wrote on November 14, 2016 at 11:08 am:
I am visiting Ireland for the first time next week. My maternal great grandfather was Michael Joy, born in 1874 in Emly. He emigrated with his wife to Liverpool at some stage - my grandmother appears in the 1901 Census in Liverpool, aged 6. We don't have a birth certificate for her and aren't sure if she was born in Ireland or Liverpool. Hope to find out more when we visit Emly next week.
Anthea Dacy Anthea Dacy from Warragul wrote on October 28, 2016 at 12:06 am:
I am third great granddaughter of Patrick Kean, son of Patrick Kean and Eleanor Beardon, baptised in Parish of Emly on 17th March 1826. He left Ireland in 1856 arriving in Melbourne, Australia in February 1857. He died in Melbourne 8th May 1880. He was married to Maria Glennon of Athlone, Co. Roscommon. He had five children. One of his daughter, Deborah Maria Kean was my great grandmother. She married John Dacy (Deasy). Pleased to correspond with any other researchers and to learn more of the Kean family. They have been the most elusive of all my ancestors. Proudly Irish fifth generation Australian.
Barbara Marrin Barbara Marrin from Lomita wrote on September 26, 2016 at 1:19 pm:
My maternal Great-Great grandparents came from your parish and I recently found records to verify my Great-Great Grandfathers Thomas Quinlan's baptism. I am overjoyed! Having visited Ireland twice, I must have been within a stones throw ofyour parish and didnt know.
ANNE ROGERS ANNE ROGERS from CHESHIRE ENGLAND wrote on July 31, 2016 at 6:37 pm:
Further to my previous entry for Patrick Lonergan please include my E-mail contact details :- should he wish to make contact. Best wishes Anne Rogers nee Gaughan daughter of Mary Lonergan
ANNE rOGERS ANNE rOGERS from CHESHIRE ENGLAND wrote on July 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm:
This is for Patrick Lonergan who posted a query on 14th April 2016. I believe your father was my uncle. My mother was Mary Lonergan and she had a brother named Patrick. Jo Hogan was my aunt, my grandfather was Ailbe Lonergan and grandmother Bridget Lonergan. I can put you in touch with my cousin who lives in Ireland (daughter of Teresa Lonergan (sister of Jo) if you haven't had any other response. I came across your post quite by chance.
Roz McKechnie Roz McKechnie from Milton, Otago, New Zealand wrote on June 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm:
I am a descendant of Ellen Browne who migrated to Otago in 1868 from Australia.Her parents were Patrick Browne and Mary O'Dwyer, she had six brothers, Thomas, John, Matthew, Patrick, and David.Her brother Matthew also came to Otago in 1869 after his marriage to Bridget Roynane in 1868. A cousin, Joan Haughey visited Emly a number of years ago. I can't find the marriage of Patrick Browne and Mary O'Dwyer; nor any other information on them. It would be fantastic if I could get more information soon so that I can include it in a family history book I am writing on Ellen Browne and her husband Timothy Walkins. Regards, Roz
Marilyn Shanahan Marilyn Shanahan from Chicago wrote on April 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm:
For Michael Carroll There seem to be two of you, with some similar information. The Bourkes are so numerous and hard to identify in Emly that I followed and traced a Bourke family for 20 years before finding out it was in error. They intermarried with my Carrolls and Ryans. I have some information that may be interesting for you both. email at