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GREANEY,GRANEY,GREANY, County Galway, Ireland

GREANEY,GRANEY,GREANY, County Galway, Ireland

Timothy Graney (View posts)
Posted: 13 May 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jul 2006 2:07PM GMT
John Greaney born 1843 County Galway, Ireland
Mary Lardner (Larner) Greaney b. 1840 Galway, Ireland

both immigrate to New York City about 1867
son: Thomas b. 1868-? (marries has at least 3 sons)
son: Joseph b. 1877 (marries Margaret Quinn, has three sons and three daughters)
daughter: Katherine b. circa 1870-? (but alive in 1915)
daughter: Mary C. b. circa 1880-? (but alive in 1915)
any family links in Ireland or USA will be GREATLY appreciated! If you have a Greaney in your tree, write!
Posted: 4 Apr 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 May 2003 1:17AM GMT
Surnames: greany, cooney
My gggrandfather Michael Cooney's brother John Cooney married a Bridget Greany in 1846 in the Roman Catholic parish of Castlegar just outside of galway city.Bridget had a brother michael born 1831 and sister mary born 1834 in castlegar.Their parents were martin greany and mary tiernan.john cooney and bridget tiernan came to america around 1850 and settled down in kingston ny. I hope this helps.


david greaney (View posts)
Posted: 18 Oct 2001 3:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
do you know exactly where in galway they lived i'm a greaney from corrandulla north galway


Maria Ashby (View posts)
Posted: 5 Feb 2003 5:10PM GMT
Classification: Query

My mothers maiden name was Greaney, she was born in Spiddal (Forbough) county Galway in 1912. she married mark Skeffington in the Uk, he passed away four years ago. My mother was one of nine children, 2 still live here in the UK, Sarah who is now in her 80's, Dorothy who is 70 and Walter who still lives on the same spot in Galway now. He has demolished the old house and as many now have, he has built a modern bungalow. Spiddal is on the coast, Galway Bay.

Ireland is now a monied country, nothing at all like the stories that the old folk relate, unfortunately.

My Mothers name was Mary Emily Greaney, Her mothers name was Christina kurtin. There is a cemetary in Barna (near my uncles house in galway) with a family tombstone of Greaneys. I could send a picture of this if you would like me too.

My Mum had siblings: Louise, Eileen, dorothy, Anne, Sarah, walter, James and John.


Maria Ashby

Tonbridge, Kent,


Posted: 1 Oct 2004 4:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Jul 2006 1:42PM GMT
Dear Timothy Graney, I just saw your Greaney query, where I work at the Maine Historical Society. I hope this reaches you after six years! My gr-gr grandmother was Margaret Greaney (1856-1943) from Ballintleva, Belclare, Tuam, County Galway, Ireland and was related to many Lardners. That was a common name in Belclare area. Her father was Patrick (1821-1911) who had a brother John Greaney (1813-1874) who married a Catherine and had at least one child, a son Martin. Perhaps there's a connection. Hope to hear back. Thanks. Matthew J. Barker


Posted: 18 Feb 2009 3:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Greaney
Hello, my great-great grandfather Michael Greaney, born around 1865, emigrated from Headford, Co Galway to the US in 1886 and settled in Amesbury, Massachusetts, north of Boston. I am looking for his parents and siblings but I do not have much to go on, so any connection would be great!! Thanks, Ellen Marx Zeyen, daughter of Sheila Greaney

Re: GREANEY,GRANEY,GREANY, County Cork Boherbue Ireland

Posted: 30 May 2009 12:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Sep 2012 1:21AM GMT
Surnames: Greaney/Grainey, Sullivan
My great great grandmother Margaret Grainey/Graney emigrated to Boston in 1850. She had married john C. sullivan in ireland in Feb 1850 in Kiskeam, St Mary's Parish. They left in Mar aboard the Parliament ship headed for Boston. Margaret Grainey/Graney County Cork,born Boherbue, Ireland in 1826, JOhn was born in Newmarket in 1919. John's brother, Edward also emigrated aboard the same ship, and I believe he married Margaret's sister, Catherine. They lost a baby at sea (named Joanna). Passenger records reflect this. Edward and Catherine returned to Ireland because of the l;oss of the baby, but John and Margaret stayed ib Boston and then New York, before ghing by covered wagon to St,. Anthony, MN about 1858. They settled in Fridley, MN about 1860.

Re: GREANEY,GRANEY,GREANY, County Galway, Ireland

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 10:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi there - hope this finds you after 2 years! I am interested in the information you have as I am researching our history which includes a DAVID GRANEY marrying a ELLEN SULLIVAN in County Cork. These ancesros had a daughter who emmigrated to NZ in about 1870. thanks Cindy

Re: GREANEY,GRANEY,GREANY, County Galway, Ireland

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 5:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes they also had a son emigrate. I am in contact with one of ellens great great great granddaughters in NZ. She is Danielle on Ancestry here.


Posted: 7 Jun 2011 7:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: greaney, conway, creavan, comers, hession
hello, there are still greaneys in ballintleva. my parents are from that area and i have spent a couple of years in ballintleva if i add up all the times i have been there. the village still has conways, creavans, greaneys, comers, fitzgeralds, muldoons, hession and crowes,and near by walshs, keanes, but no more steeds (my mothers maiden name) as my uncle john steed died a few years ago and he had no family of his own,
best regards , mike walsh
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