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Hallahans from SW Co Cork, Ireland - late 19th century

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Hallahans from SW Co Cork, Ireland - late 19th century

Posted: 18 Feb 2011 2:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Mar 2012 8:37AM GMT
Hello,

The name Hallahan was very rare in SW Cork in the late 19th - early 20th century.

I am interested in the Hallahans from the Drimoleague area who worked for the railroad. Daniel Hallahan Senior was a railway inspector, and in the 1901 Irish census his son Daniel was 16. Daniel Senior died in 1915 in Skibbereen.

I am unable to find Daniel the son in the 1911 Irish census, but I have a marriage record of a Daniel Hallahan to Diana (or Dinah) Collins, also from SW Cork, late 1919. It says the groom worked for the railroad, the father's name was Daniel, and the father also was a railroad employee. Therefore I think the groom was the son from Drimoleague. Daniel and Dinah got married up in Cork city. (The bride, who was my blood relative, was also from a railroad family.)

Based on what an elderly aunt is telling me I have reasons to believe Daniel and Dinah had children nicknamed "Roggie" and "Pitchie." My aunt met them when she was about 7 years old, in late 1930. Roggie was a boy and Pitchie was a girl. Roggie had curly red hair.

I have traced Daniel Hallahan in the newspapers to two funeral writeups in 1930. One was of his sister, who was married to Daniel Manley, a witness at his wedding to Dinah Collins. The other was of his mother, who apparently was from Enniskeane. There is no mention of wife Dinah in either of these funeral writeups.

I cannot find any death record whatsoever for Diana or Dinah Hallahan here or on Family Search. It's like she was abducted by aliens. So if anybody knows anything about this Hallahan family, please get in touch, thank you!

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