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Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Posted: 25 Jun 2001 9:23PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Leahy/O'Connor/O'Connell
Searching for info on Leahy's (Sean O'Leahy/John Leahy) from Kilvickadownig area in Kerry. This is on the rode from Dingle Town to Slea Head. One of the sons is Cornelius and one of the daughters, Hannah (my grandmother)b. 1900

Re: Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Desmond Leahy (View posts)
Posted: 11 Nov 2004 2:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Leahy
My Great-grandfather was a John Leahy from the Dingle Peninsular. In 1822 he married Catherine Quinlan in Fieries and had a family of six. His widow, Catherine, and her children emigrated to New Zealand in the 1850's. Could there be a connection?

Re: Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Posted: 7 Nov 2008 11:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
My paternal roots are in ..Kilvicadownig. I can't find any Leahys in Griffiths Valuation ( 1848.1854 ). Can you give me more information.

Re: Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 11:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Anne, I'm not sure if there is any connection, but my grandmother was Hanora (Nora) Leahy. Her father was John Leahy and I know she had a sister Hannah, Katherine and Mary and brothers named John, and Cornielius. They came from Dingle in County Kerry. My grandmother was born in 1891 and came to America on 5/9/1913 settling down in Westfield, MA. I had heard her brother Cornilius emigrated to the U.S. and moved to Pittsburgh. If any of this sounds like a connection please send me an email. I've actually just started trying to put the pieces together. Thank you. John Lenihan

Re: Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 12:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
John, Is this your family of LEAHYs?
http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/ - for Kerry Church Records
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/ - 1911 Census Ireland
Both sites are free.
My LEAHYs are from Ballinloghig, Kilquane, Co., Kerry and came to Chicopee & then Springfield, MA.
This isn't my direct line, so please don't hold this as Bible.

Name: John LEAHY
Birth: 17 Apr 1859 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Baptism: 17 Apr 1859 Dingle Parish, Kerry Co., Ireland
Residence: 1884-1915 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Father: Patrick LEAHY (~1833-<1911)
Mother: Johanna “Jane” SEARS / SAYERS (~1833->1911)
Marriage: 12 Feb 1884 Dingle Parish, Kerry Co., Ireland

Spouse: Mary CARNEY / KEARNEY
Birth: bef 1870
Residence: 1884 Fawn, Kerry Co., Ireland
Death: 1902-1911
Father: Michael CARNEY
Mother: Mary O’CONNOR

Children

1 M: Patrick LEAHY
Birth: 5 Jan 1886 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Baptism: 6 Jan 1886 Dingle Parish, Kerry Co., Ireland
Immigration: 1905 United States

2 F: Mary LEAHY
Birth: 9 Mar 1889 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Baptism: 10 Mar 1889 Dingle Parish, Kerry Co., Ireland

3 F: Catherine LEAHY
Birth: 1 Dec 1890 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Baptism: 5 Dec 1890 Dingle Parish, Kerry Co., Ireland

4 F: Honora LEAHY
Birth: 31 Oct 1892 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Baptism: 1 Nov 1892 Dingle Parish, Kerry Co., Ireland

5 M: John J. LEAHY
Birth: 24 May 1894 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Baptism: 25 May 1894 Dingle Parish, Kerry Co., Ireland
Residence: 1911 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Immigration: 21 Jun 1915 Port of New York, New York, USA (Ellis Island)
Residence: 1917 15 Arber St., Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Residence: 1920 9 Ledyard St., Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Residence: 1924 409 Armory St., Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Residence: 1926 113 Littleton St., Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1931
Occupation: 1917 - Stock Clerk, Fisk Rubber Co.
Spouse: Katherine GRIFFIN
Marriage: abt 1924

6 F: Deborah “Abbie” LEAHY
Birth: 8 Feb 1898 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Baptism: 9 Feb 1898 Dingle Parish, Kerry Co., Ireland
Residence: 1911 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland

7 F: Johanna “Hanna” LEAHY
Birth: 4 Dec 1899 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Baptism: 5 Dec 1899 Dingle Parish, Kerry Co., Ireland
Residence: 1911 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland

8 M: Cornelius LEAHY
Birth: abt 1902 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland
Residence: 1911 Kilvickadownig, Ventry, Kerry Co., Ireland

Re: Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 12:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Diocese of KERRY , Parish of DINGLE R.C.
Marriage of PATRICK LEAHY of COUMALEGE and JANE SEARS of NR on 16 February 1858
Husband Wife
Name PATRICK LEAHY - JANE SEARS
Address COUMALEGE - NR = (Not Recorded)
Husband Denomination RC
Witness 1 JAMES FOLEY
Witness 2 THOMAS LANDER

1911 IRELAND CENSUS
Residents of house number 7 in Kilvickadownig (Ventry, Kerry)
Surname, Forename - Age - Sex - Relation to head - Religion - Birthplace - Occupation - Literacy - Irish Language - Marital Status - Specified Illnesses - Years Married - Children Born - Children Living
Leahy, Jane - 78 - Female - Head - Roman Catholic - West Kerry - Old Age Pensioner - Cannot read - Irish - Widow - - - - - 6 - 4
Leahy, John - 51 - Male - Son - Roman Catholic - West Kerry - Farmer - Cannot read - Irish - Widower - - - - - 9 - 9
Leahy, John - 16 - Male - Grand Son - Roman Catholic - West Kerry - Scholar - Can read and write - Irish and English - Single
Leahy, Abbie - 13 - Female - Grand Daughter - Roman Catholic - West Kerry - Scholar - Can read and write - Irish and English - Single
Leahy, Hanna - 11 - Female - Grand Daughter - Roman Catholic - West Kerry - Scholar - Can read and write - Irish and English - Single
Leahy, Cornelius - 9 - Male - Grand Son - Roman Catholic - West Kerry - Scholar - Can read and write - Irish and English - Single

Re: Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Posted: 30 Jan 2011 11:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am researching GGrandfather John Leahy. I have recently found marriage (1863) John Leahy b.abt 1841 of Farra(Dingle)Co.Kerry to Mary Ferris Abbeydorney, Kerry. Parents Dermot Leahy & Mary Connell. I checked map and Farran not near Ventry but am writing in the event that you may have come across this family. John and Mary emigrated to Quebec about 1864-1865. Any data would be appreciated.
Thank you, Meg Leahy

Re: Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 12:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much for your message. My ggrandfather John Leahy was specifically from Kilvickadownig near Ventry on the road to Slea Head. Died in 1946. I know he married Mary Kearney and they stayed in the area. But my mother just told me that there are not lots and lots of Leahy's around (not like O'Connors for example). It's more like there are pockets of them around Ireland. Lots of my relatives moved to Springfield MA.

Good luck! There is a fellow named Declan O'Connor on this site who is very helpful if you can find him.

Annie

Re: Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Posted: 1 Feb 2011 1:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Duncan, I haven't been on this site for quite some time, but yes this most definetley appears to be my ancestors. Thank you very much for filling in many of the blanks for me. John Lenihan

Re: Leahy's from Ventry/Dingle, Kerry

Posted: 1 Feb 2011 2:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

This is my family of Leahy's! Hanna was my grandmother.

I have a strange question. Do you think that Jane Sayers/Sears could possible be related to Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket?

Best,

Annie
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