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O’Hara & Walsh of Ballysadare & Kilvarnet Parish Sligo

O’Hara & Walsh of Ballysadare & Kilvarnet Parish Sligo

Posted: 21 Nov 2007 9:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have recently discovered information on my family whilst on a trip to Sligo and am looking for anyone who can provide any further information or connections:-
Denis O’Hara married Catherine Walsh {Kitty} they had the following Sons all in the Townland of Rathnarrow in the parish of Kilvarnet & Ballysadare, Sligo
Michael – bn Oct 1843
John – bn Apr 1948
Edward – bn 1853 – Edward married Bridget Henry in 1882 and spend most of his days within the parish but moving between the townlands of Ranaghan, Cloonacurra, Ardcree before dying in 1905 at Annaghmore.
Annaghmore was owned by Major Charles O’Hara and I have discovered that O’Hara was the most common name in the parish for a lot of years.
Clare

Re: O’Hara & Walsh of Ballysadare & Kilvarnet Parish Sligo

Posted: 26 Nov 2007 7:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Clare,

If you search the online 1901 County Sligo census just for the O'Hara surname, you'll see there are 151 entries for the surname in that census. That's after the Famine (1845-50) and substantial emigration from 1850-1900.

http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/1901census/census.shtml

Also if you search Griffiths Valuation Index Extracts for the O'Hara surname in County Sligo 1858 there are 200-300 entries for occupiers of lands named O'Hara.
http://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths.php

O'Hara is an extremely name in surviving records in County Sligo. The same surname doesn't mean the same family or same family line.

Major General Charles O'Hara was a major estate owner in County Sligo with the Annaghmore Estate. See:
http://www.proni.gov.uk/records/private/coophill.htm

The 1876 Landowners of Ireland notes he owned 21,000 acres of land in County Sligo. See:
http://www.failteromhat.com/lo1876/322.pdf

With such a large amount of land, those with surnames O'Hara (common in County Sligo) would have occupied lands which he owned.

You can search the Kilvarnet & Ballysadare, Sligo Roman Catholic parish records microfilmed and available for research on order through your nearest LDS Family History Centre for more information about your Denis O'Hara and his family:
http://www.ireland.com/ancestor/fuses/rcparishmaps/index.cfm...

And here's a link to the Roman Catholic parish maps in County Sligo, click on any parish on the map to see the detail years covered in the records and where they might be accessed:
http://www.ireland.com/ancestor/browse/counties/rcmaps/sligo...

Jack



Re: O’Hara & Walsh of Ballysadare & Kilvarnet Parish Sligo

Posted: 26 Nov 2007 8:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Jack

Thanks for your reponse this gives me lots to work on, I also have a Henry family from the same parish will check for them at these sources also

Best Regards
clare

Re: O’Hara & Walsh of Ballysadare & Kilvarnet Parish Sligo

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 7:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murphy, O'Hara, Carlon, McDonnel, Howley, ect....
Clare, Great information and I think we can (hopefully) move you forward. Contact me off list and I will send you the files. However, is your information from family or how reliable is it?

Re: O’Hara & Walsh of Ballysadare & Kilvarnet Parish Sligo

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murphy, O'Hara, Carlon, McDonnel, Howley, ect....
Clare,
I am reposting this as I as well Have many members of the O'Hara(s) clan/family in my ancestry in and from the South Sligo area for centuries, and I think the remains near Aclare (I believe) is "Belclare Castle, the seat of the O'Haras at one ancient time.

AND JIM, would like as well to explore if your information is available (as your sending the search engine info is great too).
Been researching, collating and collecting info of families and lore in the area for some time...would like to set up collaberting with others with inter

Murph_
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