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Have traced back to my third great grandparents (Patrick born before 1818) and Ellena Griffin).  Their son (Thomas, born 1837 in Gortnaskehy, Killehenny) married Bridget Dee (born 1837 Ballybunion) in the USA in 1866.  Family names also include Lynch.  Just wondering if there is any hope of finding more information about Patrick and Ellena, or would records that far back be difficult or impossible to find.  


Thursday 29th Feb 2024, 11:52PM

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  • Not sure if you have the couple's marriage record...Note it gives Patrick's townland, Ahafona.


    Parish / District:Ballybunion RC, Co. Kerry

    Husband                         Wife

    Name:PatrickDooling      EllenGriffin

    Address:Ahaphona [Ahafona]        Not Recorded

    Denomination:Roman Catholic      Roman Catholic

    Witness 1                    Witness 2

    Name:JamesQuinlan    JohnCalihin



    Friday 1st Mar 2024, 12:50AM
  • No, I do not have this information.  Thank you!


    Friday 1st Mar 2024, 09:34PM
  • KAM,

    The RC parish of Ballybunion's baptism records begin in 1831, so you will not find baptism records for Patrick or Ellen. On Roots Ireland, I did find a baptism record for their daughter Catherine....21 Mar 1847, address "Aughafona", Ballybunion, only one sponsor given - Mary Scanlon.




    Tuesday 5th Mar 2024, 07:19PM
  • Nice to know.  Thank you for the information.  21 March is my birthday also.  Kathleen my name.  Lovely coincidence😀.   Do you know if death records would be available for either Patrick and Ellena, and where in Ballybunion they might be buried?



    Tuesday 5th Mar 2024, 09:56PM
  • KAM,

    If they lived to 1871, there are civil death records available on under the civil records tab. The correct registration district to enter is Listowel. I have attached two records I found for Patrick and Ellen; however their town land shows Kilgarven. So unless they relocated, these are not your relations. Have a look...




    Wednesday 6th Mar 2024, 12:08AM
  • If they died after 1863, you might find their death records at the free site


    Wednesday 6th Mar 2024, 12:13AM

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