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In Knockanure graveyard there is a Flagstone with the inscription;

Erected by the Very Rev. James Hennessy O'Connell, PP Melbourne, Australia
to the memory of his grandfather Edward O'Connell and his father James O'Connell, died June 3 1868,
who was also father of Chevalier Michael O'Connell, Knight of Pope Pius IX, died July 1864
and Sister Mary Brendan O'Connell, died Nov 4 1904, Presentation Convent Listowel RIP.

This is the resting place of Edward O'Connell of Gale Parish, husband of Fanny Wall of Kilnaughtin Parish. Rev. James Hennessy O'Connell was born in 1844 in Lahardane Townland to James O'Connell and Anna Pope Hennessy, ordained, and emigrated to Australia in 1868. At Sister Mary Brendan O'Connell's funeral the following Cousins were present;

Mr T Kissane Lacca; (Thomas Kissane b.1837, Lacka West. Nephew of Morgan O'Connell)
M Byrnes Inch; (Michael Byrnes b.c.1827, Inch West near Ballyegan)
Mr and Mrs Maurice Keane Main Street, Listowel;
J O'Connor Coolkeragh; (John O'Connor b.1838, Coolkeragh. Son of Mary O'Connell)
Mr and Mrs W. Keane Ballygrennan;
Mrs O'Connor Lisselton;( Mary O'Connors mother, Mary O'Connor had an uncle a bishop)
Miss Keane Lisselton;
Maria Kissane Lacca; (Maria O'Connell b.1860 married Michael Kissane of Lacca. Her parents were Michael O'Connell and Julia Stack of Causeway)
Mrs O'Shea Tullamore;
P. Grady, Glouria,( Glin...Theresa says the Gradys are related to her Dillanes through the Connells) Lisselton;
Mrs Murphy, Cool Ballylongford; (Julia Enright b.1846 married Edmund Murphy, Ballylongford)
Miss Fitzgerald Greenville, Listowel.
Mrs Cremins nee Hennessy, Glin;
Mr E Hennessy, Lahard.


Saturday 1st Dec 2012, 12:26AM

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  • Hi Sean, thank you for posting this information.


    Kind regards,


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    Wednesday 30th Jan 2013, 02:55PM
  • Hi Sean, Might the J O Connor that attended Sr Mary Brendan's funeral be Mary O Connells grandson? Also do you know what the link was to your family re Mary O Connell that married John O Connor, Coolkeragh? 
    Thanks Michelle






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