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I am Jim Tighe from Baltimore, Maryland.  I am trying to find great great grandparents.who were from County Sligo; There names are Thadeum Thady Tighe and Catherinam Kerins, Thady was born approx.1814 and Catherinam approx.1821 both born in Sligo. They were married 07 Feb 1842 Roman Catholic, Taunagh, Sligo. They had 11 children, 7 died. Thady died in Ballymote in 1884 and Catherinam in 1922 in Sligo. I am trying to find their parents names baptism's records mother and father's names brother sisters cousins grandchildren or any other information.

I am a direct descendent of Thady and Catherine, if you find any informatin please e-mail me at

Thank you,

Jim Tighe


Monday 13th Apr 2020, 03:52PM

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  • Jim:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Fortunately records for Tawnagh/Riverstown RC parish go back to 1803. I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and located an 1821 Catherine Kerin baptismal record in Riverstown. See below.There was also an 1818 and 1825 Catherine Kerin baptismal records. I did not find a record for Thady (or a name close to Thady like Timothy) from 1809-1819 in Riverstown.

    The 1857 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Emlaghfad civil parish shows a Thaddeus Tighe in Rathdoony More townland likely your ancestor.

    Let me know if you need additional info.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Catherina KerinDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:10-Dec-1821Address:
    Parish/District:RIVERSTOWNGender:FemaleCountyCo. Sligo
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:JohnMother:Winnifred BrenanOccupation:
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    Informant 1:Patrick KrineSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Maria Brennan

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 13th Apr 2020, 04:46PM
  • 4/14/2020

    Roger McDonnell, Thank You for finding my great great grandmothers information.I am very grateful I have been looking for the records for long long time. I have found Thaddeus Tighe living in Rathdoony More in 1857 through GriffithsValuation in the civil parish of Emlaghfad.again Thank You again!

    Can you please locate Thaddeus Tighe and Catherine Kerin Marriage record theywere Married in Tawnagh/Riverstown,on Feb.07,1842.






    Tuesday 14th Apr 2020, 08:01PM
  • Jim:

    For some reason, Roots Ireland did not transcribe the marriage record. I went to the actual parish register and found the entry. There were four marriages on February 7th and the Tighe/Kearins marriage was the last of the four. The register is in Latin but very legible. Let me know if you have any problems.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 15th Apr 2020, 03:32PM
  • Roger, Many Many Thanks for your help finding Thaddeus Tighe and Catherian Kerins married record. The record is indeed very legible.

    Thanks once again!!

    Jim Tighe


    Thursday 16th Apr 2020, 09:42PM

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