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I have located a marriage record for Thomas Carmody and Margaret Canny on 15 December, 1836 in Bodyke.  They are my great great great grandparents.  I have not been able to find out anything else about Margaret's family.  It appears that they moved to Limerick City, with children baptized at St. Munchins by 1837.  I am most interested in any additional information about Margaret and her family.  Since she was married in Bodyke, would I assume that her family lived near there?  Did people typically travel far to be married?  I believe that Thomas Carmody may have come from County LImerick.  Thank you in advance for any information.  I am traveling to Ireland in October with my husband and children and would love to have some specific areas to visit.  Thanks again.



Tuesday 26th Apr 2016, 12:38AM

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  • Leslie:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I looked at the 1855 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Kilnoe civil parish and there were five Canny records. Possibly some of these were for her father, brother or an uncle.

    Unfortunately, the Bodyke/Kilnore RC parish register starts in November 1832 which means Margaret's baptismal record will not be available. Kilnoe parish was a good distance to the north of Limerick city but if Thomas Carmody had a job oppoortunity that is why they moved downto Limerick city. I would look for city directories for Limerick city via Google or whatever search engine you use.

    If you are spending time in Clare, you may want to head for East Clare. You can see the Burren and the coastline (Wild Atlantic Way) is beautiful. You will want to see the Cliffs of Moher and the small village of Doolin has great music.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 26th Apr 2016, 03:18PM
  • Thank you so much for the information.  My husband and I visited County Clare in 2010 and fell in love with the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.  We stayed a couple days in Doolin.  When we return in October, with our adult children, we are going back to the Doolin area on our travels.  I am happy to know we are going where you would reccomend.  I forgot to ask 1 other question.  The marriage record lists Margaret Canny's residence as Knockahollow (at least that is what it looks like from the copy of the register.)  I have been unable to locate this particular place and wonder if the spelling is right.  Have you heard of this area?



    Wednesday 27th Apr 2016, 01:56AM

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