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In reply to Lucy Robinson re Relihans of Duagh

In reply to Lucy Robinson re Relihans of Duagh

Posted: 22 Aug 2002 4:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Aug 2002 3:12AM GMT
Surnames: Relihan, Hartnett
I believe that your great-grandfather, Thomas Relihan, was the son of Michael Relihan and Catherine Hartnett, and a brother to my grandmother, Ellen Relihan, of Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. When Ellen, 18 in 1878, decided to go to California, her brother Thomas went with her as chaperone. Thomas worked in the gold mines of Nevada and on a "plantation" near Los Angeles before returning to Ireland. He married Mary Brosnan and had a son, Michael, known as "Mick the Yank" because his father had been to the U.S. My aunt and cousin visited them in 1937 in Duagh. I have a photo from that trip showing the Irish Relihans in front of the house where Ellen Relihan was born. I have more information, including Ellen's letters to her father, and will gladly share.

Re: In reply to Lucy Robinson re Relihans of Duagh

Posted: 22 Aug 2002 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Aug 2002 3:12AM GMT
Surnames: Relihan, Hartnett/Harnett
Sorry! I mixed generations in my previous message to you. My records indicate that Thomas Relihan, your great-grandfather, did indeed marry Mary Dillon upon his return to Ireland from the U.S. My records of their children include Catherine (m. Hartnett); Fr. Thomas (who died in 1935 in California); Ellen (m. Dillen); Mary (m Kelly); James; Margaret (m. Connell); John; and Michael (your grandfather) b.1890. Michael married Mary (sic) Bresnen (sic). They had eight children: Fr. Thomas Relihan, who was living in Susanville, California, in 1979; James; Michael; Daniel; Ellen (m. Bryan Gribbon/Gribben); Mary; Philomene (m. Michael Giles), and Catherine (m. Sean Downey).

Re: In reply to Lucy Robinson re Relihans of Duagh

Posted: 21 Feb 2005 12:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe that I m related to the Relihans of Duagn Can you help? This is my connection. Any info helpful. Catherine A. Briggs, Portlnad, OR

Mary Relihan married Mortimer Daly,

They had 7 CHILDREN:
1. Patrick J. Daly b. Aug 21,1888 in Duagh, Kilmorna, Co. Kerry, died a Catholic Priest-Monsignoir in San Luis Obispo, California

2. John Daly who had at least 2 sons: Patrick Daly & Thomas Daly who were Catholic Priests

3. Thomas Daly who had at least 3 dtrs: Philomena who married a William Curtain, and a nun (name unkn), and a dtr named Mrs Michael Kennedy

4. Mortimer Jr. Daly, a Catholic Priest;

5. Nora Daly married to a Danaher, who had 4 children 3 sons and a dtrr: Timothy Danaher & Mortimer Leo Danaher are Catholic priests-Monsignoirs, Peggy Danaher married to Tom Stack, and Patrick Danaher.

6. Margaret Daly married to a Stanley

7. Mary Josephine a nun.

Re: In reply to Lucy Robinson re Relihans of Duagh

Posted: 24 Oct 2010 1:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Researching Hartnett Family, It appears we have a connection. I would like to share information.

Re: In reply to Lucy Robinson re Relihans of Duagh

Posted: 5 Jul 2011 7:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am related to these relihans as i am a desendate of mary brosnan(married to michael relihan)aunt also named mary brosnan who was married to john j greaney of meinleitrim knocknagoshel.

Re: In reply to Lucy Robinson re Relihans of Duagh

Posted: 9 Jul 2011 4:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think there are potentially two Michael Relihans
My mother May Relihan was born 1922 to Michael & Mari Relihan in the parish of Leam,Kilflynn!Kerry
Other offspring were Dennis who had a son Pascal who runs a breakers yard at Cappa about 10 miles from Tralee and carries on the surname
Paddy emigrated to Bolton England and had a daughter Ann
Eileen emigrated to Luton England and had a daughter Cynthia
Another brother Michael was killed when he was run over by a car on the main road between Tralee and Listowel I think we was about 10 years old
Norry went to the Uk during WW2 unfortunately her boy friend died I believe in action
She never married returned t o Ireland to look after her mother
Peg is the only surviving member of the family
She married Jer Leen and lived happily in Rae Kilflynn until Jer was knocked over by a cyclist leaving Parkers Pub circa 15 years ago
Peg now resides at the nursing home in Listowel She had no children
My mother May married Bernard Quinn in 1951
They raised Barney1952 Mike1956and Ann 1962
We are all happily married with children
Barney lives in Reading,Ann in Denmark and I live near Warwick in England
I look forward to your replies
Best regards
Mike

Re: In reply to Lucy Robinson re Relihans of Duagh

Posted: 16 Aug 2011 3:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
my grandfather dennis relihan was your grandfathers brother,he was married to maggie & lived in tullig had two sons dennis jnr & tim(my dad) sadly none survive. I remember meeting your mother may at paddys in bolton. my brother stephen & myself live in peterborough & still visit tullig on a regular basis.
helen egleton (relihan)

Re: In reply to Lucy Robinson re Relihans of Duagh

Posted: 25 Aug 2011 10:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Relihan
Hi Helen
Thank you for replying which clarifies matters
Glad you met my mother with Paddy presumabk
Ly at Gilnow Road
Peg is the last surviving sister.She lives in the hospital in Listowel
I haven't been over for two years or so
I live near Warwick with mywife Liz and children Zoevand MattWe have cousins inYaxley from my dads side
It would be easier to communicate via email I am on mike.quinn@btinternet.com
All the best
Mike

Mike
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