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Comment by Susan J. Barretta on July 31, 2011 at 9:30pm

I have added Castlehaven and Myross to Skibbereen area tithe applotment transcriptions available online.  These are first drafts only, they have not been processed with corrections yet.

You can access the Skibbereen area transcriptions here:

Please submit a correction here:


Comment by Carolyn Casperson on May 14, 2011 at 10:53am
Susan--thank you for the speedy reply.  I'll let you know what they find out.
Comment by Susan J. Barretta on May 12, 2011 at 9:26am

Carolyn email them at their link:


The name of the recent researcher I have worked with is William Casey, though they may have others.  It wouldn't surprise me if they had a few extras to handle the summer tourist season.

Comment by Carolyn Casperson on May 12, 2011 at 9:09am
Susan--Since I'll be in Ireland next month, I wonder about getting a head start at the Skibbereen Heritage Centre.  How and with whom did you make contact?
Comment by Susan J. Barretta on April 14, 2011 at 8:46am

I now have the following tithe applotment transcriptions online:  Abbeystrowry, Aghadown, Caheragh, Drinagh, Drimoleague, Fanlobbus, Kilfaughnabeg, and Kilmacabea.


Skibbereen Heritage has been doing some amazing work for me piecing together my family history.  Right now I am gaining insights into who my 3g and 4g-grandparents were from their research.  This goes way beyond the realm of what my mother and her siblings knew (they were from the area).


When you put together enough data from censuses and civil registration BMD data you can sometimes make some lucky educated guesses.  Some BMD data is available for rent from local Mormon family history libraries.  In this area there is also the regional advantage of a local newspaper with archives (though it only goes back to 1892).


Skibb Heritage has also done many tithe applotment transcriptions and is looking for the resources to put them online later this year.  The donation fee can vary but they will scour what they have to find marriage records and baptismals of all children in a family and also let you know about families they think are closely related.  But they do need some specifics (e.g., from census and BMD.  I encourage you to support their efforts.

Comment by Susan J. Barretta on January 24, 2011 at 12:57am

Diana Collins + Timothy Sullivan, m. 11-Feb-1868, Skibbereen area


Seeking descendants of Diana Collins of Adrigole, near Skibbereen.  Her father's name was Lawrence.  She died 1-Jun-1892, believed to have been born about 1838.  Timothy Sullivan was from Clooncugger.  Known children include Mary, b. 18-Apr-1869; John, b. 22-Jan-1871; Bridget, b. 27-Sep-1872. 

I am researching the family of Diana Collins.  She may have had a brother Jeremiah. There is a Jeremiah Collins who witnessed the marriage and there is a Jeremiah in the online church records, bap 20-Dec-1846, son of a Lawrence Collins + Catherine Neil.

Comment by Susan J. Barretta on January 24, 2011 at 12:55am

Johanna Collins + John Donovan, m.c. 1856, Skibbereen area

Seeking descendants of Johanna Collins, probably from Adrigole, near Skibbereen, and John Donovan of Ardagh, near Rosscarbery.  One son James died 5-Sep-1915, Ardagh.  His obit is in the Southern Star archives.  His siblings include Johanna, bap Oct-1858; Diana or Dinah, bap. 11-Nov-1865; Honora, bap. 10-Jun 1969; Mary or Maria, bap. unknown, Margaret, bap. unknown. 


I am researching the family of Johanna Collins.

Comment by Susan J. Barretta on January 21, 2011 at 1:22pm

Hello, I am looking for descendants of Lawrence Collins and his
wife Katherine Collins Collins of Ceancullig.  Lawrence (b. 1907) was from Colomane East and I know quite a bit about his ancestry.  He was one of my Grandmom's younger brothers.  After their father Denis died in late 1930, the Colomane East farm was sold.  Lawrence apparently stayed in Derryduff, possibly working on Nora McCarthy's farm, who was a cousin.  Lawrence's and Kate's marriage date is 21-Apr-1935.  According to the record Kate's residence was Ceancullig (Counkilla) and her father's name was Daniel.  Lawrence went to her father's farm.  I think this is Kate's family in the 1911 census:


I have some 200+ people in Lawrence Collins' tree.  Grandmom's two other brothers did not have children so I am particularly interested in finding family members descended from her one remaining brother!

Comment by Susan J. Barretta on January 21, 2011 at 1:08pm
Hello, I am looking for the descendants John Collins and his wife Margaret Collins Collins.  According to their marriage record (16-Feb-1889, Bantry), John's residence was Aghaville. I know quite a bit about Margaret's family, from Colomane East.  Margaret and John are in both censuses in Colomane East with their children John (Jackey), Dina (Diana), and Denis, who may have been called Bob.

I am trying to track down Diana's marriage record now.  She may have had children nicknamed Roggie and Pitchie.  Roggie, the boy, had curly red hair.  My aunt remembers the children from a visit to Colomane East in late 1930, when she herself was seven years old, to visit her dying grandfather Denis Collins.
Comment by Susan J. Barretta on January 20, 2011 at 2:54pm

Looking for the marriage of Daniel Mahony and Maryanne McCarthy, about 1898.  They were in Gurranes North, in the DED of Dromdaleague North in the 1901 and 1911 censuses.  The latter census says they were married 13 years and they had six children, all living.  In 1901 the oldest child was less than a year old. 


So far I have not been successful looking at civil reg at  


Maryanne (who also went by Mary) is listed as the daughter on the death record of an elderly Mary McCarthy whose date of death was 16-May-1918 and which occurred in the same place. 


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