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I there, attempting to trace family of my GGGrandmother Ann/Anne Donohue. She was born in 1833 in Clonlea, Co. Clare. On 30th April 1853 she married John Regan (from Kilbeacanty, Co. Galway) and they came to Australia, with their 3 year old son, Patrick. They travelled on the Herald of the Morning from Limerick and arrived in Australia on 25th June 1858.

Any little bit of information would be appreciated. 




Wednesday 17th Jun 2020, 05:25AM

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    Hi Robyn,

    I attach copy of baptism certificate of Patrick Regan from Quin baptism record.

    John Regan is recorded  as a labourer and living in Kilcornan, Parish of Clonlea in1855 when he as a witness at the Pettey Sessions Court in Sixmilebridge.

    The same address is given for Patrick.  

    You might provide some further detail on "Anne". The Sponsors for Patrick appear to be "James Garvey & Margaret Burke".

    You should check out the Clare Library  - 




    Thursday 18th Jun 2020, 11:45AM
  • Dear Robyn,

    Can I ask how did you make the link initally with "Kilbeacanty "?(The Regan name is in Kilbeacanty for over 190 years.)

    As the above response from McCoy places them in Clare.




    Anne McCarthy Murphy, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 18th Jun 2020, 05:20PM
  • Hi Robyn:

    You will find some very useful resources for Clonlea (known today as Kilkishen and O'Callaghan's Mills parishes) in the link attached:

    I see that the reference that McCoy has given you is Quin parish register and Kilcornan townland is not technically in that parish.  It is noted in the civil parish of Kilmurry, so it is also possible that it might be worth checking the Kilmurry civil parish links.

    If you need further help, please let us know.  

    All the best,



    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Friday 19th Jun 2020, 10:49AM

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