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I am trying to locate the place of origins of my mother's family, Thomas and Bridget Neville. In Griffiths (1853) and the tithe book (1833), I find Bridget in 1853 and Thomas in 1833 in Ballydoole.

I know Bridget emigrated to Canada (Ottawa) with at least 2 of her children (Andrew, Bridget and possibly Mary). Thomas may have died before the emigration.

Family lore says they came from County Limerick.  I will be nearby in June 2014, traveling from Doolin to Dingle via the Tarbert Ferry and would like to explore the Ballydoole area. Where is the Catholic cemetery in the area? Does anyone have other suggestions of where to look to explore if these individuals were my great great grandparents? 


Kathleen Foley

kathleen foley

Tuesday 29th Apr 2014, 01:36AM

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  • Hi Kathleen

    I went through the death / burial records for Thomas Neville in Limerick on and found 10

    I also got the parishes so here are parish death year & age if given

    St Johns C of I 1721  --

    St Johns C of I 1740 --

    Limerick no 4 1881  17

    Limerick no 2 1884 69

    Limerick no 2 1888 70

    Rahtkeale Civil 1893 80

    Rathkeale no 2 1906 54

    Rathkeale no 2 1907 69

    Askeaton 1913 80

    Askeaton 1917 77

    The Ardcanny RC records are not included - only C of I for Ardcanny.

    Ballydoole is not in the list of parishes.

    There are 53 birth / baptism records of Thomas in Limerick. 

    There are 4 marriage records of Thomas Neville to Bridget: 1841, 1861 & 2 in 1866

    I could only find birth records of Bridget 1849, 1870 & 1891 & Thomas 1854, 1874 & 1876

    However there are 25 birth/baptism records for children of Thomas Neville and Bridget in Limerick including those.

    There are a couple of trees on ancestry which have Bridget born in Ireland 1845 parents Thomas Neville and Bridget Conroy & married James Geary in Ottawa 1858



    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 29th Apr 2014, 07:01AM
  • Kathleen:

    I think you want to contact St. Joseph's church in Kildimo. See the attached link for more background.


    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 29th Apr 2014, 03:22PM
  • Thank you so much, Col, for your prompt and thorough reply. The Thomas Neville/Bridget Conroy tree you mention is mine. On their daughter Bridget's (Neville Geary) wedding info, she listed her mother's name as Conroy. However, I have found about 5 different spellings. 

    I appreciate the tip for - I haven't checked that out in quite a while and have more information since then.

    kathleen foley

    Tuesday 29th Apr 2014, 06:05PM
  • Hi Kathleen, Greetings From Ireland.

    Unfortunatly i did not have Ardcanny in my Parish list on Ireland reaching out,

    untill today, if ihad known i could have met you last june when you were in Ireland.

    Most of The Neville's are from Ballysteen (Iverus) Parish, Askeaton & Kilcornan Parishs.

    The Parish's Listed above are with in 5 to 7 Miles From Ballydoole.

    The other Parish's you should post on are Askeaton, Ballysteen (Iverus)

    & shanagolden That will give you 5 mile radious of the Ballydoole area.

    My Brother inlaw has Neville ancestry, From Kilcornan & Ballysteen Area.

    Look up, The Ranahans of Iverus,

    On-line Bookstore - Iverus Research Foundation

    There are 28 Seperate families in that book there 4 seperate Neville Families,

    Read the two Free publications on that site,

    Biographicial Dictionary of Lower Connello

    & Drinking From Different Fountains.

    There are a lot of researchers In australia & America searching their Neville

    Ancestors on notice board in the parish,s mentioned above.


    look up (Cecily Neville History), on wikipedia.






    Monday 16th Feb 2015, 02:23PM
  • John,

    Thank you so much for your reply. I read with interest the two free publications you mentioned and will post my question on the other parish sites as you recommend.

    Just before seeing your reply, I had e-mailed a Catholic church in Ottawa, Canada asking for additional information about the Bridget Neville (widow of Thomas) who is buried in their cemetery with the inscription "Native of Parish Recail, Co. Limerick, Ireland" and who died there in 1884 at the age of 75. I suspect her relatives remaining when she died, spelled the parish phonetically and that is really is Rathkeale but, of course, I cannot be sure. Family lore says "my" Bridget was from Co. Limerick.

    It would have been lovely to have met you on my visit last year. I spent 3 weeks in Ireland, the first 2 touring and the last taking a genealogy class at University College Cork. It was my 7th or 8th trip so I suspect I will return and perhaps we can exchange stories about the Nevilles in your extended family.

    Again, thanks much for your reply.


    kathleen foley

    Thursday 19th Feb 2015, 04:28AM
  • Hi Kathleen

    Greetings From ireland

    Ardcanny & ChapelRussell Parish’s are no longer in existence.

    Kilcornan Parish is 2 Miles from Pallaskenry Village.

    Newtown Townland is no Longer in kilcornan parish, it is now in Askeaton Parish,

    Kilbradran is now a Townland in Shanagolden Parish,

    Nantinan is now Townland in Askeaton parish,

    Dunmoylan, is Now a townland in Coolcappa & kilcolman Parish,

    Kilmoylan is now a townland in Shanagolden Parish.

    Kilfergus is now a Townland in Glin Parish.

    The Nevilles Hilighted Black may also

    Be related to the Nevilles Highlited in red.




    Thursday 19th Feb 2015, 09:01PM
  • John,

    I'm a little puzzled by your message. Is there a reason you mention all the parishes and what do you mean by black and red? Are you referring to a map?  If so, there is nothing attached to your posting.


    kathleen foley

    Thursday 19th Feb 2015, 10:00PM

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