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Hi, I am trying to reach the Clontuskert Heritage Group. They have an excellent web site,,  . Unfortunately, their email address,, is no longer valid. There is a reference that they have morphed into Ireland XO.  So contacting you per my request below.


In the townland write up on Kellysgrove (The Parish of Clontuskert - Glimpses into its Past page 460 see below), it is mentioned that Lord Clancarty in 1851 paid passage for some tenants to America. Is there a historical document that lists the specific names ?

This timeframe corresponds to when my GGF Daniel Kenny came to New Jersey. Through my DNA testing, it looks like Daniel was the son of Michael Kenny 1799-1870 and Mary Kilroe from Clontuskert.

Thanks and stay safe,

Mike Kenny

Alexandria, VA

According to the Tithe Applotment Books of 1823, Dennis Kelly was the only tithe payer at that time. The Kelly tenants were Mullery, Flannelly, Hanlon, Kenny, Berrane, McGuinness, Mc Daniel, McClean, Coolahan, Burke, Flynn, Ashe, Egan, Tracey, Rowe, Leonard, McManus, Larkin, Coates, Hynes, Cunningham, McDermott, Flanagan, Reilly, and Dennison. The estate was purchased by Lord Clancarty in 1851 under the Encumbered Estates Act. In the same year he paid the passages to America for a number of people who had been tenants on the Kellysgrove property



Thursday 10th Dec 2020, 02:44PM

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  • Hello Mike, am looking at old queries that area not answered, I know little of Galway but I tried the email address for the site from the site just now and it appears to have gone ok as I got no notification of a failed sending.

    Good Luck


    Pat O Holloran, IrelandXO Volunteer

    Saturday 9th Mar 2024, 10:00PM

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