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Hello all,

Am hoping to find some information about my ancestors the Horans of Offaly.

I believe they came from Clonony (More/Beg) or the surrounding area, and emigrated to the UK before settling in Sheffield in the 1860s.

Father Martin, b. around 1807. Mother Eliza/Elizabeth (maiden name unknown).

Children Michael, Catherine, John, Annie, Eliza, Mary, all born between 1838-1854 ish. 

Many references to King’s County in censuses, and one or two to Clonony. But nothing more certain.

Any help gladly received!

may thanks 

Saturday 7th Oct 2023, 10:21AM

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  • I referred your message to a local volunteer for Gallen civil parish.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 7th Oct 2023, 01:59PM
  • Hello

    Baptism records in the Parish of Gallen and Rynagh start in 1811and some marriage records before that. Do you have any idea when Martin and Eliza got married or the date of birth of the first child.  Maybe that way we could find a marriage record.

    National Library of Ireland website -

    that should take you to the records pages.

    Also have you done your DNA that would help also narrow down the area your Horans came from.  

    Horan is a very common name in County Offaly.


    Geraldine Buckley-Smith, Ireland XO Volunteer

    Saturday 13th Jan 2024, 06:22PM

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