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I am researching my great, great grandparents. I believe my gg grandfather was Michael Delahunty and was born c. 1827 and died in 1891. My gg grandmother was Eliza Gantly born c1836 and died 1915. Towards the end of the nineteenth century they begin to use Delahunt rather than Delahunty as their surname.

I have found baptism certificates (and some birth certificates) for his children including my great grandmother Catherine (Kate) who was born in 1877. The earliest record I can find is the baptism certificate for Bridget Delahunty in 07-Jun-1857 in Glasshouse in the parish of Shinrone. Some children are recorded as being born in Bourney and Micheal died in Bourney in 1891.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate a record of marriage for Michael and Eliza or baptism certificates. I have however located their death certificates. I have found some potential baptism certificates for both, but not sure how to assess whether are their's. Does anyone have any suggestions, please?
I would also be interested in learning more about Michael's role as a school master. There is a Micheal Delahunty listed as leasing a schoolhouse in the area in Griffin's Valuation in the 1850s. There is also Michael Delahunty listed asdelivering a classical school in Slaters Directory. Again, I am not sure how to assess if it is him.
After Michael's death the family move from the area to Dublin and then some of the children emigrate to England and the US.

Many thanks in advance and kind regards,



Sunday 7th Feb 2021, 01:06PM

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  • Volunteers: Message referred to local volunteer in Bournea.

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 7th Feb 2021, 01:53PM
  • Thank you


    Friday 12th Feb 2021, 09:29PM
  • Hi  HCC

    I’m replying from the parish of Bournea, we are a historical society and we have discussed your post with our members. We can only identify two families of Delahanty’s in our parish, unfortunately both have died out. Their maybe descendents of them still here but we will have to do a bit more research in to it. I have seen your post on facebook and you seem to have a lot of information. In searching we have come across the same info. The schoolmaster seemed to have lived in Roscrea. We are the next parish of Bournea about 5 miles distant. We have found a headstone in in Dungar cemetery that might be the same people.
    If you contact me through email I can send the info we have. We also have a facebook page Bournea Reaching Out Historical Society, it’s worth a look.

    Kind regards
    Tim Lee
    Chairperson - Bournea Reaching Out Historical Society 


    Bournea Tipperary

    Sunday 14th Feb 2021, 11:45PM
  • Thanks Tim!



    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 15th Feb 2021, 05:22PM
  • Many thanks for your help. I have sent an email.


    Tuesday 16th Feb 2021, 10:52AM

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