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| Moyvane 1824 Farmers
Mary Stack,47.50 Acres.
James Moriarty,29 Acres.
Richard Collins,13.25 Acres.
Widow Gallaher, 5.75. Acres
John Stack, 6.25 Acres
Michael Mangan,19.50 Acres
Dan Mc Carthy,5 Acres
John Guiney, 8.25 Acres
David Guiney, 4 Acres
E Mc Grath, 14.50 Acres
M Hennessy, 8 Acres
Michael Buckley, 11.75 Acres
Tom Connor, 11.75 Acres
Tim Connell, 19.50 Acress
Michael Ahern, 9 Acres
Edmond Stack, 17.50 Acres
John Forhan, 39.25 Acres
Morgan Connell and
Tim Connell, 37.75 Acres
Edmond Stack, 35 Acres
John Moore, 38.50 Acres
Pat Mc Mahon, 46.50 Acres
Nov the 26th 1791 New South Wales Received its First Irish Prisoners. A Local man Phil Cunningham was sent to N.S.W. after the 1798 rising he was a stone Mason he got involved in the Castle Hill uprising and died from Wounds or was killed in 1804.
DATE OF ARRIVAL OF PASSENGERS AT NEW YORK
Native Place in capitals
Mary Buckley1938; Rev John Gaire 1935; Julia McAuliffe 1935; Mary Walsh 1937; other names to consider Tom and Ann Duagh 1873;Ellen Mary Frawley 1935.
Mary Keane1936; Catherine Kennelly 1937; Ellen & Mary B Mahony 1936; Joan Mc Donnell 1936; Nora Ryan and Bridget Ware 1937; Nora Ryan 1938, other names to check Minnie Dodson 1935 and Anna McCormick 1936;
Mary Biggane 1936; Mary C Riordan 1938; Mary Catherine Brandon; Margaret Mary Connolly 1936; Anne Cregan 1935; Pat Enright 1937; John Hayes 1938; Joan Hickey 1937; Mary Normoyle 1936 and Anne Normoyle 1937.
Catherine Fitzgerald, Mary C Griffin and John P O Sullivan in 1938; Bridget Flavin, Mary E Connor and Bridget H Long in 1937; Ellen Herbert and Bridget Connor in 1936 and Ellen O Connor 1935;
John Walsh, Catherine Windle, and John Flavin in 1935; Bridget O Connor 1936; Mary Barry 1937 and Fr Myles Kearney and Joan Kearney 1938;
Mary Nolan 1938, Mary Esther Noonan, Brid Tobin 1886, John Mahony 1865.
1935 Julia Dowling, Dan Horan, Mary McCarthy; Fr Tom McEnery; Fr John O Sullivan, Kathleen Sheehan and Michael Reidy; 1936 Ellen Leahy, Ann Lyons, Ellen O Connell, and John Ward; 1937 Catherine O Keefe, Elizabeth O Connell, Mary Lyons, Dan Hartnett, Margaret Collins and Ann Brosnan. 1938 Julia McCarthy, Fr Pat J Leahy, Fr John J Healy and Simon Hartnett;
1935 Ellen Stack, Joan Sullivan, Pat J Walsh, Bridget Cody, James J Dalton, Mary Ita Dalton, Ellen Halpin, Wm. O Connor Hunt, Wm. Pat Kennedy, Catherine Lynch, Tom F Moran, Ml Moriarty, Mgt O Sullivan and ? Reidy; 1936 Ellen Walsh, Nora Dowling, Ann Doyle, Catherine Fitzgerald, Joan Harding, Elizabeth and Mgt Kennelly, Wm F Listowel and Sr. Mary Kathleen Lynch; 1937 Daniel Louis Sweeney, Catherine Lyons, John McElligott, Gerard and Mary Jane O Connell, Nancy Reidy?, and E J Stack; 1938 Cath. Sullivan, Bridget Galvin, Con Hanrahan, Catherine hayes, Fr John Relihan and Fr William McMahon; 1891 Michael Kelly, Maggie Flavin and Florence Fitzgerald;
TARBERT to New York arrival date
1852: James and Mary Barrett, John Behan, Mgt Bowles?, Catherine Bunce, Mgt Byrne, Bridger Cahill, Mary Carmody, Wm. Carr, Mary Caulfield; Connell's Ellen, Mary & Mary and Susan; Connors James, John and Batt; Mary Cooney, John Carrig?,; Creden Catherine, Joan, Dan, Ellen, Martin, Mary and William, Bridget Conway, Ellen Cunningham, John Daley, Nora Donnellan, Ann Drew?, Ellen and Pat Dwyer, Mary and Matt Faley?, Simon Farrell, Dan and Mgt Finucane, Ellen Frawley, David Gleeson, Ann, Joan, Michael, Pat and Margaret Gorman.
David Grady, Joan Guinan, Josephine Goulding Bermuda, Mary Halloran, Mary Hallinan, Mgt Harnett, Jer Hayes, Ellen Heally, Mike Hennessy, John and Pat Hickey, Jane and Mgt Hourigan, Mary Harman, Catherine Kennedy, Judy and Wm Loftus, Mgt and martin Mangan, Joan and Mary McGrath, James and Jane McGuire; McInerney Mary, Bridget& Bridget, James and Mary, McMahon Ann, Biddy, Cathy, Mgt, Maria, and Tom; McNamara Bridget, Cathy, John and Pat, Charles and pat Moore, Mgt Moran; Moroney Mgt, Mary & Mary, Pat Morrissey, Mary and Pat Moyle, Pat Murry, Mgt Nugent, Cathy Purcell: Pershall? Dane, Ellen, James, Lar, Mgt, Mary & Mary, Mgt Purtile, John Quinlivan; Redden Bridget & Bridget, Cathy, Mgt, Mry and Nancy; Reynlds Brid, Elizabeth, John and Tom, Joan and Martin Ryan, Mary and James Scanlon, Mgt Setrite, Mgt Shea; Mary, Brid and Ed Sheehan, Mary Sherry, Nora and James Stack, Mgt and Pat Storen?, Cathy Walsh.
Margaret Brown in 1938, Sheila Coogan in 1937, Bridget Enright 1936 and 38.
Henry O Donnell 1936, Joan Shanahan 1938, Michael Tarbert 1870,
LOCALS TO BOSTON
Wm Collins 1901, John Conway, John Fitzmaurice1903, Bridget and Lizzie Flaherty 1902, Annie Hanrahan 1895, Wm Kiely 1900, Lizzie & Mce Mahony 1902, Roger McGrath 1901 and Kate O Brien 1901.
Annie & Mce Bambury 1902, John Brassil 1899, Mary Bunion 1894, Tom Canaly? 1901, Pat Enright 1894, Joan Jeffcott 1894, Mce Joy 1896, Kate McDermot 1901, Mary Moriarty 1901, Mgt & Pat Shoughnessy 1901, Mgt Patt 1901 and Ml Scanlon.
Eugene Mc Carthy 1900, Deb & Tom Stack 1899,
Mary Beasley 1896, Richard Bennett 1899, Mary Creed 1899, Nellie Dore 1901, Wm Joyce 1898, John Dempsey? 1899.
Han Carroll 1896, Kate Murphy 1902 and Mary Ryan 1902.
Ann Barry 1901, Mary Barry 1895, Mgt Broderick 1899, Eliz & Mce Brown 1899, Pat Carmody 1901, Francis & Gerald 1902 and Mary A Carr 1901, Jer Carroll 1895, Cathy Corridan 1899, Kate Cotter 1895, John Cotter 1899, Jane Cotter 1896, Jer Cronin 1894, Joan Dillon? , Minnie Dillon 1894, Pat Diggin 1895, Tom Dineen 1898, John Donoghue 1896, Pat Dooling 1902,Nora Dowling 1901, Tom Fealy 1895 & 1902; Nora 1893, John 1901 and Tom Fitzgerald 1902, Pat Galvin 1900, Frank Gleasure or Gleeson 1901; D J 1901, Daniel F and Kate Griffin 1901, Kate Grogan 1899, Mary Grogan 1894, Philip Harding 1899, Julia harnett 1895, Mary Hennessy 1894, John J & Nellie Irvine 1900, Mgt Jones 1901, Jas Joy 1902, Mgt Keeffe 1899, John Galvin? 1901, Mary Galvin? 1901, Mary Galvin? 1901, Wm Galvin 1901, Julia Kennelly 1898, Tom Kennelly 1903, Wm Pat Kirby 1903, Pat Leonard 1903, Wm Lynch 1895, Ellie Lyons 1901, Ed Mahony 1902, George Mason 1899, Dan McCarthy 1901,Cath Mc Carthy 1894, Ml McElligott 1902, Brid & John McElligott 1901; James, John, Mary & Mary, and Wm Galvin 1901, Ml Relihan 1901, Wm Moloney 1903, Mary A & Ml Moriarty 1897, Ml Mulvihill 1895, Dan Murphy 1902, David Murphy 1899, Hannah, John and Maggie Murphy 1903, Mary Nolan 1899, Mary O Brien 1901, Wm O Brien 1894, Ed O Connell 1899, Ml O Connor 1901, Jas O Halloran 1901, Annie O Sullivan 1895, Richard Purcell 1894, Ellie Pierce 1898, Bridget pierce 1893, Ellen Quille 1899, Kate Relihan 1901, Tom Relihan 1901, Joe, Mce and Rich Roche 1899, Ellie Ross 1895, Ellie & Louisa Sheehy 1902, Pat Sheehy 1901, John Stack 1901, John & Mary Sullivan 1898, Mary Sullivan 1896, Mary Sullivan 1903, Han Thornton 1901, Ed, Jas & Tom Walsh 1902 and Ml Walsh 1897.
ATHEA to Boston Arrival dates
Nora Ahern 1903; Nellie Sullivan and Mary Hayes in 1895; Kate Cunningham 1894; Michael O Connor in 1897; Mary Brosnan, Joan Hayes, Mary Cregan, and Mary Riordan all in 1900; the following arrived in 1901, Cathy Byrne, Lizzie and Mgt Kelly, Ellen Mulvihill, Ed Mc Kenna, Mgt Sheahan, Dan Brown, Wm Danaher, Ml Lyons, Mgt Mulvihill and Nora Shine;
GLIN Co Limerick
Ed Barry, Tom Hunt, John Hunt and Ellen Culhane in 1900; Nora Normile, Mary Mc Mahon, Dora McGrath, John, Lizzie and Mgt Culhane, and John Hunt in 1901; Pat J Faley 1899; Julia Horan?, Bridget Normoyle, Julia Horan? and Kate Houlihan in 1897; Bridget Cullinane?in 1896; John Hunt in 1900; Ellen McGrath and John Normile in 1895; Nellie Mormile, Bridget Fennell and Mary Thompson in 1902.
ABBEYFEALE date of arrivals at Boston
In 1901 Con Wren, Dora Sullivan, Francis Sullivan, Jer Sheehan, Lil Scollard, Stp Roche, Nellie O Connor, Lizzie Moore, Nora Sweeney, Tim Sullivan, Liz Sheehan, Ann O Connor, Han Doody, Jas Kelleher and Luke Harnett; Liz Ahern 1899; Nora Barry 1896; Mgt Cotter 1895; Maggie Broderick 1903; Jas Brown 1898; Tom Brosnan 1899; Pat and Joan Brosnan 1895; John Brown Cors J O Connor, and Ml Colbert in 1900; Mce Collins and Mgt Cotter 1895; Con, Mce and Jas Cronin 1897; John Cronin 1902; John Curtin 1903; Ml M Curtin 1895; Pat Dalton 1898; Jer and Mary Doody 1894; Julia Doody 1902; Tim Finnigan 1902; Ellen Fitzgerald 1899; Ellen Geany1897; Kte T Geany 1895; Tim griffin 1894; Lizzie Hartnett 1902; Mary Harnett 1895; Pat Hough an Pat Keeffe 1898; Bridget Lane 1900; Tom Lane 1895; John Lane 1898; Nora Leary 1899; Joan and Stp Lyons 1894; Nora Lyons 1902; Ed Mahony 1902; Ellen Mahony and Denis McAuliffe 1895; Pat Lyons 1897; Tim Lyons 1903; John and John McCarthy 1895; George and Rosa McCarthy 1903; Maggie and Mary McKenna 1894; John W Norton 1898;Kate and Pat O Connor 1902; Maggie Connell 1895; Dan O Connor 1896; Cath. And Jessie O Connor 1894; John O Connor 1897; Nellie and Pat O Connor 1895; Wm O Connor 1899; Francis and Mary O Grady 1894; John Quirke 1893; Ellen and Maggie Walsh 1895; Ellen Wren 1895; Tim Done? 1913;
Fitzgeralds: Ann 1925, Ed 1908, Ellen 1899, Joan 1925, Mgt 1907, Mary 1907 and Nellie 1906.
Mgt Flaherty 1914; Ml Flanigan 1912Mce Flynn 1923;
Harnett: Cath 1923, Julia 1927, Liz 1902, Mgt 1939, Ml 1923, Pat 1895, Lar 1910, Luke 1901, Mary 1895 and Nellie 1910;
Han Sweeney 1914; Doody: Denis 1894, Han 1901, Jer 1894, Julia 1902 and Mary 1894;
Julia Ward 1926 and Denis Trant arrived in 1923.
Check original ship lists as mistakes always take place in transcribing.
Twisting Facts to Suit Feelings (The Old Limerick Journal - article by Pat
Feely - Summer edition 2001)
Moonlight Attack on Curtin's House (Broadside ballad reproduced in The
Times, 10th February 1886)
Now listen awhile the truth I will state,
How those moonlighting heroes of late made a raid,
Down in Castlefarm in John Curtin's place
They entered the kitchen with masks on their face
Demanding firearms they follow his son
Right into the parlour in search for a gun
From the top of the star two bullets did come
Which murdered the poor widow's darling.
A young lad in the ranks a dashing young blade
With a darling young heart that was never dismayed
He leveled his rifle that ne're him betrayed
And left the old blood-hound there squealing.
They fought and they rallied through parlour and hall
Outside in the kitchen old Curtin did fall
But for damp ammunition we would settle them all
Which is but the fate of informers.
His grandfather, too, I'm informed of late
He brought to the gallows in the year '98
Four dozen croppies, the truth we must state
For which he was highly rewarded.
But the blood of those martyrs for vengeance does call
It was heaven decreed it that Curtin should fall
Success to the right boy that gave him the ball.
God prosper him ever thereafter.
Norah and Lizzie with Agnes the three
Came tumbling downstairs in the midst of the spree
With Doran that evening they drank in full glee
But little expected the slaughter.
It's a pity the lapdog of Kenmare Estate
Was not caught in the den, we would give him a taste
Of some powder and ball that would send him in haste
Far away from tormenting poor sinners.
So now to conclude and to finish my song
May those boys that's in jail be at home before long
Those two innocent men that are in the wrong,
That the Lord he may keep them from harm
Not forgetting Thady Sullivan shot through the head
May the powers above for his soul find a bed.
And his loving mother is now nearly dead
Lamenting the loss of her darling.
This song is based on the raid for arms on Castle Farm, near Firies, Co
Kerry, the residence of John O'Connell Curtin, with a farm of about 250
acres, in 1885. The family displayed remarkable courage, notable the 2
young women. Norah snatched the mask off the face of one of the raiders and
Lizzie wrestled a gun from the same man. To the objective observer, an
armed gang enter a house, demand firearms, and threaten the occupants who
defend themselves and their property agains the intruders; most people would
say what they did was justified.
But not the writer of the song. He also libels the family saying that one
of their ancestors bought to the gallows "four dozen croppies" in the year
of '98. In 1798 some fighting took place in the Castleisland area and
local men were executed for their part in the uprising. But the claim that
an ancestor of O'Connell-Curtin betrayed them seems to be a fabrication as
he was not a native of Co Kerry.
John came from a prosperous farming family in Killaculleen townland of west
Limerick, where his father held 3 farms from the Earl of Devon. He was
educated by the Jesuits at Clongowes Wood College and came to Castle Farm 40
years earlier when he married Agnes de Courcy, who was related to the Sandes
family in north Kerry. O-Connell-Curtin was a joint treasuer of the Firies
branch of the Land League when he was killed. He was locally seen as a
generous kindly neighbour who built 4 stone-walled, slate-roofed houses for
his farm workers .
The leader of the night-stalkers was Thady Casey, who was a regular visitor
to Castle Farm and whose father had been a recipient of the Curtin family's
generosity. When Fr Murphy, the Curate of Firies, spoke at a Sunday Mass of
the dead man's charity, sincerity and devoutness, most of the congregation
left the chaple.
The surviving members of the family had to have police protection and they
were boycotted, jeered and booed when they went to mass. The family pew was
dragged from the church and smashed and smeared with excrement.
2 men, Thady Casey and David Daly were sentenced to penal servitude for
their part in the raid. (they are described in the song as the 2 innocent
men). In 1887 the Curtins were forced to sell their fine farm and leave the
The song is a good example of how the facts of a situation can be distorted
and turned on their heads to put a particular slant on an incident.
Some history and genealogy on this particular line from Margaret, the Clan
John O'Connell Curtin was born about 1818 only child to Cornelius Curtin of
Killacullen and Templeglantine, Co Limerick and his wife Miss O'Connell of
Gorteen, and Caher Connell, near Abbeyfeale. His parents died when John was
young and he was cared for by his Aunt Eliza Hudson (nee Courcy)
He died on Friday 13th November 1885 at Castle Farm, Molahiffe, Firies, Co.
Kerry. His death certificate shows that a Coroners Inquest was held on
November 14th and that death was caused by gunshot wounds. Dr Hanafin from
Miltown, Co Kerry attended to his mortally wounded father in law.
About 1847 John married Agnes de Courcy, daughter of Maurice de Courcy and
Maria Sandes of Newtownsanders, Co Kerry. Castle Farm was part of de Courcy
lands that had come via Mahoney and McCarthy marriages in generations from
John Curtin was a very efficient farmer and was called to give evidence
before a House of Lords Committee on Agriculture, presided over by the Duke
of Devonshire about 1863. In the 1850's John OConnell Curtin held lands of
about 186 acres through townlands of Killacullen, Glengort North
(Ballycommane) and Knocknadiha in western Co Limerick.. From my reading of
Land Records by mid-1890's all the OConnell Curtin lands in this part of Co
Limerick were in the hands of a Patrick Connor.
In February 1887, Castle Farm in Co Kerry was sold and some of the family
emigrated. John and Agnes had 13 children.
Maria married a Hannigan; Cornelius Curtin married Ellen Dodd; Ellen
married William Dodd; Maurice Curtin died as a medical student in Dublin;
Daniel Joseph Curtin born 1859 c. died in Victoria Australia in 1940; George
Curtin emigrated to South Africa in 1893 ; Margaret was married to James
Hanifin, the Dr. who attended her father after the shooting; Julianne
Curtin became a Loretto Nun ; Elizabeth (Lizzie) Curtin never married;
Agnes married Luke Healy.
John Curtin born 1861 died in Australia in 1908 leaving behind a daughter;
Nora married Robert Dodd; and Georgina married Michael Kennedy.
HISTORY: Ibn Khaldun born in Tunis in 1332, died in Cairo in 1406, he was an Arab historian, scholar and thinker, the Black Death took away most of his family when he was 17, for various reasons he was on the move all the time, he believed that moral decadence to be one of the great threats to civilisation, 195 copies of his books survive, an exhibition marking the 600th anniversary of his death is now on view at the Royal Palace in Seville, part of the catalogue can be viewed