I just visited Ireland and stopped in to the Dromtariffe and Boherbue areas when I stayed in Killarney.
I visited the Old Cemetery and Church. I hope the restoration goes well as this is an important historical site for all of Ireland.
I also visited the Killmean Cemetery which was an awesome site. It seems that my people lived in the West Laharen, Ballyhouilhan areas in the 1860's
Loved the antique store. I should have stopped at the Sandpit for a pint of Murphy's.
My Great Great Grandfather Jeremiah (Dermont) Connor was baptized in 1837 in the Parrish.
Most of his brothers and sisters were baptized there as well. The mother was Catherine Sullivan and Father was John Connor.
Stephen 1833, Patrick 1834, John 1838, Jeremiah 1837, Johanna 1842.
In Boherbue parrish Ellen 1844, and Richard O' Connor 1846.
Who knows who else as these are the years records were still in tact.
I am curious if anyone knows of this families history in Ireland. They may have taken the soup or been horse thieves for all I know.
I know they all left Ireland in the 1860's
Jeremiah, Stephen, and Richard to New York and settled in South Amboy NJ till the day they went to heaven.
Stephen married Mary Crotty and they had 2 Daughter baptized in Boherbue before they came to the New Jersey area. (Catherine 1862 and Johanna 1863)
Patrick went to Savanah abt. 1860 ( Civil War ) then lived in Memphis Tn.
Johanna may have married or may have come to NY in 1851.
Richard took O' Connor name back.
The rest became Connors.
Any History of this family in Ireland would be greatly appreciated.
Jeremiah 's nick name was Foxy he may have been involved in the Fox hunts Duhallow?
He arrived in NYC in 1866 on a newer ship the City of Paris from the Inman lines. Left from Queenstown ( Cobh)
I suspect that John and Jeremiah may have worked in England in the work houses.
John ended up going to Australia.