Rathronan (Limerick)

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Cottage on farm in Athea, County Limerick
Cottage on farm in Athea, County Limerick

My great-grandmother, Mary Dalton, was born in Athea in 1847 to Timothy and Johanna Dalton.

Per Griffiths Valuation, the only property leased by Timothy which had a "house" on it referred to a structure at this location. It's a stone cottage (plastered), apparently abandoned years ago, but used for a short time to store things (a bag of fertilizer was visible in the window). Presently has a metal roof; may have originally been thatch. 3 rooms; two large with fireplace, 1 smaller.


  • I had a gr-grandmother Mary Dalton, born in Athea btw 1843-1855 to William Dalton and Mary Woulfe.  Mary had a brother Michael Dalton.  Surely they are related!  My Mary Dalton married James McElligott (1850-?).  They emmigrated to US in 1880.  Maureen Brennan mdbgjp@echoes.net 

    M Brennan

    Sunday 10th January 2021 05:54AM
  • John Grenham's site shows a cluster of Dalton families in Athea at that time.

    I have a distant DNA match on Ancestry.com who says his grand-uncle was the Patrick Dalton whose death is mentioned in "The Valley of Knockanure." There's a plaque on a wall in the village in Patrick's honor..


    Sunday 10th January 2021 06:21AM

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