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County Cork, Ireland Ancestors

Group for those seeking information on ancestors from County Cork, Ireland

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Comment by Susan J. Barretta on November 16, 2013 at 7:05pm

The 2013 report for the Hourihan(e) Han(d)rahan Hor(ri)gan Horan DNA project has been posted.

Link to report.

Please see the home page and the Project Background page for detailed discussion on these surnames.

Comment by Susan J. Barretta on September 10, 2013 at 3:12pm

Looking for Collinses in my granddad's family tree line, from Lower Lissane and Tooreen in Caheragh parish.  

John Humphrey Collins (1895 - 1988) married Mary Collins in 1923.  His parents were Humphrey Michael Collins (1858-1910) and Margaret McCarthy (1860-1906).  Humphrey Micky's parents were Michael Collins (1822-1901) aka Micky and Ellen Driscoll.

We are unsure of the origins of Micky, and I don't have much to go on besides a Caheragh RC parish baptism record of 8-Sep-1822, listing parents Humphrey Collins and Ellen Sweeney, with godparents Brian McSwan? and Margaret Ahern. The residence is listed as Blue Hill (Knockgorm).  Margaret Ahern was likely married to another Collins in Knockgorm.  

My current working hypothesis is that Micky's mother died and his father remarried to a Mary O'Brien. There were at least two patriarchal Humphrey Collinses in the east Caheragh and Drimoleague area in the early to mid 19th century but land records only show one as far as I can tell.  Baptism records indicate otherwise. Micky materialized in Lower Lissane and by these records appears to be the son of Humphrey Collins and Johanna Barnane of Lower Lissane but there is no baptism record proving as such.  To add to the confusion there is a non-paternity event in this line, which I suspect involves Micky or his father Humphrey.

Comment by Stephen Grenfell Dodgson on February 27, 2013 at 2:06am

Morning, Just a quick introduction from me before I rush off to work.  We now live in Tenerife, although from the UK originally.  My wife's ancestors on her Dad's side were from Ireland, Chute (Cork) and Graham (Leitrim).

Comment by Liz Emmerick on May 12, 2012 at 4:47pm

Hi.I have just joined. I am looking for information on the Cronin line Cork. Richard Jeremiah 1873-1932 married Julia O'Laughlin 1871-1946. both where from Cork.  Also Michael O'Keeffe.1833-1885  married to Maryann Skain.  he was also from Cork. Any help would be appreciated Thanks..

Comment by Susan J. Barretta on January 13, 2012 at 2:40pm

I forgot to post here - Skull and Kilmoe Tithe Applotment books have been transcribed and are online.

Skibbereen area TA transcriptions

Comment by Susan J. Barretta on January 13, 2012 at 2:39pm

The O'Mahony Society January 2012 newsletter has just been published.  It includes a report by Dr. Finbar O'Mahony on the results so far from their ongoing Y-DNA study.  Overall, the newsletter makes good reading.

O'Mahony Society

Comment by Murfy on December 1, 2011 at 9:49am

Dia Diut,

My maternal Irish family is of the Dunmanway, Cork area which I have been researching  since 1996.  With the help of extended family members, here in the US and in Ireland, our research has lead us to much success in locating our passed ancestors and newly aquainted cousins.

Although the names in the family have extended to many, Murphy, Dullea and Regan are my main family names.

Good luck to all who are researching Cork.

Slan lait,



Comment by Barbara Walsh on September 30, 2011 at 9:31pm
Susan - spent a lot of time today reviewing all your posted Tithe Applotments for the parishes around Skibbereen.  Very, very interesting.  Thanks for all your hard work.
Comment by Susan J. Barretta on September 30, 2011 at 8:18pm

Kilmeen Tithe Applotment draft transcription also now online.  More details here.


Comment by Susan J. Barretta on September 27, 2011 at 1:57pm

Remaining south Cork RC church records are due to come online October 4.


I have put a transcription of the Kilcoe tithe applotment online.  See July 31 post.


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