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Thomas Carty's Blog – June 2014 Archive (2)

Soldier of Fortune - The Tom Reilly Story

Tom Reilly was the son of Margaret Drake from Ballinulty, and Edward Reilly of Molly, whose father was Thomas O Reilly. He had a twin Ned, who died in acar accident, and his sister Bridget who married Peter Donohoe of Lislea, was my grandmother.

Tom Drake Reilly was my granduncle.

While not the only Irishman to have served in two…


Added by Thomas Carty on June 16, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Who the Feck do you think you are?

"Who the Feck do you think you are?" is the title of a blog I have been thinking of running on researching our family history for a few months now, and today is the day I get it started!

The Foundation Legend

Three brothers came from Kildare - varis names given, and built three houses beside each other... two died childless, and the third inherited the two plots, giving a decent plot of land before the great famine, and setting the family up to be just that…


Added by Thomas Carty on June 15, 2014 at 9:59pm — No Comments




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