John SWEENEY 1798Back to List
John was married to Johanna ENRIGHT (Hanrahan) and the couple had at least two children Terence and Mary, before Johannas death sometime between 1816 and 1820. They may have had more children but the church records in Clooney Parish only start in 1816.
John secondly married Honor MURPHY of Newgrove, Tulla on 30th April 1820 at Tulla. Witnesses to the marriage were Matthew Murphy, James Sweeney and Mary Henessey. The couple went on to have eight children together.
Mary and Terence emigrated to Australia in 1839 on the Roxburgh Castle. Descendants of Terence went to the United States.
Photo is of 3rd great granddaughter Veronica in 2017 at what was said to be the old Sweeney cottage in Rathclooney where the family apparently ran a small shop.