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In regards to Dan Fahey who emigrated to Australia in 1853 with McInerney family, we believe that he was the son of Daniel Fahy of Moygalla in Parish of Kilfinaghta born C1780 and Margaret McDonald.

There was another son named John Fahey PP of the Quin County at the time of her death in 1869. If anyone knows anything of Father John Fahey please advise.




Monday 13th Sep 2021, 06:25AM

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  • Attached may be of interest to you.

    There is a record in Griffith's Valuations in 1852 for a Daniel Fahy in the Townland of Moygalla. This is in the area of Sixmilebridge and it is unlikely that this man decided to emigrate.

    The other Daniel Fahy is recorded as having taken out a loan in November 1844 - detail attached. His address is Jasper's Pound which according to the map attached, is in the parish of Clooney/Quin. It is close to the town of Ennis.

    You may get further information on Clare County Library -




    Monday 13th Sep 2021, 08:04AM
  • Thank you for you reply.  I notice on the same loan document for Daniel & Patt Fahey there is also a McInerney shown. A sister of our Daniel married a McInerney.

    On one of Daniel’s children’s Birth Certiicates it was stated that Daniel was born in Jaspers Pound  (parents Margaret McDonald and Daniel Fahey)  it could have been anytime between 1818 -1830, however we havent been able to locate birth records for Daniel that match these parents names.

    He did have a brother Patt who also emmigrated to Australia around the same time, but returned to Clare and died in Tullyglass in 1884.

    Thanks again





    Tuesday 14th Sep 2021, 06:53AM
  • Hi Janet:  

    Thank you for your message to the IrelandXO website.  I am familiar with the area of Jasper's Pound which is in the civil parish of Doora, but very close to Clooney/Quin where I recently completed a survey of the Clooney graveyard.  

    There is a local gentleman in the Clare Roots Society who may have further information and if you would email me at:, I will put you in contact with him.  

    All the best,  


    Tulla Clare, IrelandXO Volunteer

    Thursday 23rd Sep 2021, 06:14AM

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