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I am endeavouring to trace the Rush family from Lorrha. My third grandmother Bridget Rush born in Lorrha circa 1810 married Michael Dervan from Duniry. Bridget passed away in May 1885 , her husband Michael passed 1871. They were blessed with six children including my second Grandfather William who married Mary Anne Dervan from Ashmount Tynagh.

I was unsuccessful in my searches for birth and marriage records for Bridget and her extended family. Does anyone have any information of Bridget Rush – Dervan and her or  extended family.

I have included a portrait of Bridget most likely commissioned in 1871 as she is donning her widows weeds. The portrait hangs proudly in the ancestral home of her daughter in law in ashmount. (Home of my Grandmother Bridget Dervan Darcy)


Derek D

Sunday 3rd Dec 2023, 10:55AM

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    These baptisms were in Galway, but as they match the names of your family, I thought they might be the correct ones.

    Name:   William Derrivan             

    Baptism:              10-Apr-1841

    Parish/District:   BALLINAKILL

                   Co. Galway

                   Roman Catholic

    Father:  Michael Derrivan            

    Mother:               Bridget Rush


    Sponsor 1 /         Francis W Lynch

    Sponsor 2 /         Mary Irwin



    Volume 02.

    Page 28.



    Name:   Bridget Dervan 

    Birth:     15-May-1849

    Baptism:              22-May-1849

    Parish/District:   BALLINAKILL

    Roman Catholic

    Father:  Michael Dervan Mother:              

    Bridget Rush


    Sponsor 1 /         Thomas Ceain

    Sponsor 2 / Joanna Dervan



    Sunday 3rd Dec 2023, 05:40PM
  • Could this be your Bridget?


    Name:Bridget Rush




    Parish/District:ST. NICHOLAS COMBINED N&E

    Co. Galway

    Roman Catholic

    Father:James Rush

    Mother:Bridget Rush

    Sponsor 1 /Michael Cavanough
    Sponsor 2 /Catherine Laffy


    Sunday 3rd Dec 2023, 05:44PM


    Above link is to Bridget Dervan's 1885 death in Portumna, Galway. The register mentions Doniry.


    Sunday 3rd Dec 2023, 05:47PM
  • Hi Patricia 

    Many thanks for your reply, much appreciated. William was my second grandfather, bridget his sister. You are right Bridget passed away in Duniry. She lived in Duniry Cross.

    I don't think the Galway Baptism is my Bridget. She was born earlier (1810) in Lorrha County Tipperary.

    Kind Regards


    Derek D

    Tuesday 5th Dec 2023, 10:18AM

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