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Al Beagan's "Genealogy Notes" © 1996

 of Kingscourt, County Cavan


 Edendugally National School, Parish of Kingscourt

(Enniskeen), County Cavan, Ireland

By Philip Donnelly, Ottawa, Canada

(Note: The Ordnance Survey maps use the spelling – Edennagully. Other spelling variations are common)

First published in the Anglo-Celt (a Cavan newspaper) on August 5, 2004

 - Editor’s Note: Philip Donnelly, a native of Greaghnadarragh near Bailieboro, and now living in

Ottawa, Canada, has embarked on some interesting research on his native parish. This

memoir is based on his personal recollections and impressions, supplemented by

research in files at the National Archives in Dublin. Should readers have other

information to add, or corrections to offer, Philip can be contacted through this office, or

directly by E-mail at pdon@travel-net.com

The School’s Last Years

In the 1940s, the children of the McGaurans, McCabes, Farrellys, Reillys, Clarkes, and perhaps a dozen other families living in the townlands to the south of the Loughanleagh Mountain, went to Edendugally National School. Philip and Betty Donnelly were the last of the Donnellys of Greaghnadarragh to attend the old school-house which was built in the years 1838 – 1842. During most of the 1940s, and until the school was closed, there were about 45 pupils – boys and girls – in attendance, with only one teacher for 8 classes of children ranging in age from 5 to 14 years.

The original building stood empty for several years after it ceased to be used as a school in the 1960s, and it has since been modified and converted into a seasonal residence. It had two classrooms, with playgrounds at the front and back of the building. The front playgrounds were fairly level and those at the back sloped up the side of the mountain. The girls played on the west side and the boys on the east. At the back of the school, the girls’ area was separated from the boys’ by a stone wall which extended from the back of the school up to the outhouses (toilets) at the top of the playground. No toilet paper in theseouthouses – a handful of soft grass served the purpose quite well!

Each classroom was heated in winter by burning turf in a range. Every older boy was expected to bring a sod of turf for the fire from home every day, or, if he forgot to take one from home, he would steal it from one of the houses along the road on the way to the school. The teacher usually liked to have a fresh bucket of water in her classroom each day, and at lunchtime she would send a couple of the big boys down the road to carry back a bucket of water from the well at Phil Tackney's house. Before entering the school in the morning and after each play period, the teacher blew her whistle and the kids, called scholars, lined up in two rows - boys on the right and girls on the left - at the entrance, with the smallest ones in front and the big boys and girls at the back. While waiting in line to enter, and to pass the time, the girls shouted insults at the boys and, depending on the opportunity, the boys might respond by flipping up the girls' skirts!

 

“And many a gambol frolick'd o'er the ground” Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village.

The teacher, through most of those years, was Mrs. Daly, a farmer's wife, whose home was near the town of Mullagh. When she first arrived as the new teacher, replacing Master Boylan, she was a woman of solid build, probably around 30, with black hair combed straight back and cut fairly short up the back of her head with clippers. At first, she came on her bicycle, a fairly strenuous ride of 4 or 5 miles up and down the hills and along rutted roads and lanes, more often in wind and rain than in sunshine. However, she soon acquired a car - the very first to be seen every day in that part of the country. The arrival of Mrs. Daly's car on the scene was the start of the whole new way of life that was coming rapidly to the country. To travel a distance of 3 miles by car took about 5 minutes, compared with at least 1 hour on foot. With her car, she was now able to take four or five pupils at a time, after school, on a special outing to the town of Bailieboro to see their first movie - The Song of Bernadette, about the apparitions at Lourdes. To the 8 - 10 year olds, this was a new experience as impressive and novel as walking on the moon. She probably paid for all the admission tickets too, because the practice of pestering parents for pennies had not yet been invented, and not every parent had pennies to spend on movies.

During the 1940s, there were other teachers besides Mrs. Daly at Edendugally. For a few years, there was a schoolmistress named Miss O'Connor who taught the 1st, 2nd, and perhaps the 3rd classes., while Master Boylan taught the older children. Miss O'Connor was generally regarded as very nice and gentle, but the kids thought that she was completely cuckoo. She would talk to herself incessantly in class. During some of these conversations, she would get very excited and might heave a chair or other object across the room to crash into the opposite wall. She always avoided hitting any kids with these miss iles, and they took it completely in their stride. Her animated conversations were not confined to the classroom. On the way home, it was normal to see Miss O'Connor standing at the stone wall or hedge along the road while she talked to her invisible audience in the field. Unlike most normal people, she did not need cows, sheep, or goats as conversation partners.

In due course, Miss O'Connor vanished from the scene. Given her special characteristics, she was probably promoted to a big job in the Department of Education in Dublin! The schoolmaster, Mr. Boylan, did not last long either, and, presumably was transferred to another school. For another short while, a young teacher named Miss Duignan succeeded Miss O'Connor and the boys thought she looked really good. There was also a teacher named Miss Duffy for a short while. When Mrs. Daly arrived, she proved that she would not put up with much nonsense as she wielded her cane energetically in the interests of learning and ruled the roost all alone for several years.

The time was approaching in the late 1940s when big changes would come for small country schools such as Edendugally. Most were about to be closed and replaced by a more centralized system of larger modern buildings with electricity, indoor plumbing, and other amenities.

Beginnings and Early Years

Edendugally was one of the first generation of schools built after the National Education System was established in 1831 by Lord Edwin Stanley, the British Government’s Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. These schools were non-denominational and state-run. Not surprisingly, these proposals for education of the masses gave rise to considerable controversy. Roman Catholics were against mixing Catholic and Protestant pupils and the Protestant Church of Ireland wanted a controlling role in national education.

The national schools were built with funds raised by local trustees and supplemented by government grants from the Commissioners of National Education. The community was responsible for providing the site for the new school which was then vested in trustees who were frequently landlords, local clergymen, or other leaders in the community. Patronage was usually vested in the local bishop of the diocese who appointed a manager, usually a minister or parish priest, with virtually full control over hiring and firing and normally employed teachers of his own denomination. All of this context is well represented in the application to the Commissioners of National Education for funding to construct a new National School at Edendugally.

The application, made in August 1835, was signed by Protestants Thomas S. White of Rathmines, Dublin, Foster and John Armstrong of Rakeevan, Elias and James Sharp of Moyar, and by Roman Catholics Edward and Dug Curran of Tierworker, Charles Reilly, Luke and Laurence Farrelly, and John Dolan, all of Edendugally, and Father P. Plunkett, P.P. of Enniskeen. The following selections, copied or paraphrased, from the application provide valuable information about the circumstances of the times and the people involved:

• The one acre site was provided by Thomas S. White of Nevinstown, Navan and Rathmines, Dublin, with tenure of 999 years

• Persons in the neighbourhood engaged to contribute £36, with an expectation of a further £20 partly in work and partly in money. Accordingly, a matching amount of £56 is requested from the Commissioners of Education. (Unfortunately, the persons who contributed are not named in the application).

• One day a week to be set aside for religious instruction by the clergy.

• Mr. Pratt, the Protestant Incumbent of Enniskeen Parish, refuses his cooperation unless the whole of the Scriptures were to be preached in the School. The Roman Catholic Priest, P. Plunkett of Enniskeen, and Mr. Winning (?), the Presbyterian Minister, both afford their cooperation.

• The School-House to be vested in Trustees for maintenance of the system of education. The first set of Trustees to be Thomas Smith White of Nevinstown, Navan and Rathmines, Dublin, Esqr; Edward Curran of Tierworker, Co. Meath, Bailieboro publican, and Foster Armstrong of Rakeevan, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan, farmer.

• 100 Males and 50 Females are expected to attend the School. The population of that portion of Enniskeen Parish situated in the County of Cavan is 777 by the last Census (1831). That part of Enniskeen Parish which is situate in County Meath is remote from the proposed School-House. The population of the Parish is chiefly composed of families of small farmers, and dealers, and the country around is not much improved.

• The nearest school to Edendugally is at the Chapel of Tierworker, Co. Meath, one mile distant; the next is the Carnans, Co. Cavan, one mile and a quarter off; the next at Moyar, Co. Cavan, one mile and a half; All Lady school and Mr. Nesbitts School at Heath Lodge, Townland of Leiter, which is, or was, in connection with the Kildare Association.

The school-house cost £109-15-6 to build, and £12 for interior finishes and furniture. It was opened for pupils, under Teacher Peter McCabe, on 11 April 1842. The scholars paid one shilling per quarter each. At opening, there were 15 males and 6 females. Mr. Newell, the Superintendent of National Schools, visited on Tuesday 2nd August 1842, and reported:

• Teacher – Peter McCabe, aged 18, appointed 11 April 1842; 2 Rooms, 20 x 18 feet, height 12 feet; Children on the Roll – 116; Average daily attendance – 64; Present attendance – 80.

• Teacher – “Respectable acquirements and excellent moral character”

• Salary of £8 approved for Teacher and books ordered.

The Female School was opened on 16 August 1842 with Julia Farrelly as teacher with £8 salary. The average attendance was 30 females, with an expectation of 50, and above.

The Schools Report of 1847-48 by the National Board of Ireland reports that there were 73 males and 95 females attending Edendugally National School.

During the next fifty years the populations of the surrounding townlands went through some difficult times.

The Great Famine of the years 1846 – 1848, may have been the worst. Even if nobody in the Parish perished by actual starvation, emigration – primarily to New York – reduced the population. Early marriages and large families gradually became the exception as the majority of the young adults moved away and it was common for those who stayed at home to live out their lives as bachelors and spinsters in the old farmhouse which became ever more decrepit with the passing years.

A Deserted Village

By 1892, the number of pupils attending the Female School had dropped to a level where the School Inspector recommended that it be closed. In his capacity as School Manager, the Parish Priest, Fr. Flood, agreed, and he wrote a letter to the Board of Education consenting to closure. At that time, the Teacher of the Male School was John Pogue of Bailieboro, and John’s wife, Bridget, taught the Female School.

Closure of the Female School would have meant that Bridget would be out of a job, but before the decision to close the Female School was implemented, John became seriously ill and died. It appears that the intention of all concerned, including Fr. Flood, was that Bridget Pogue would become the Teacher of the new combined Male and Female School. However, because of some unexplained circumstance, Fr. Flood, offered the vacant Male School Teacher’s job to a male teacher, leaving the new widow, Bridget Pogue, unemployed and unable to support her young children. This constituted a major crisis, and Fr. Flood sent an urgent appeal to the Board of Education to put aside his earlier recommendation and, instead, keep the

Female School open. His appeal was successful, Bridget Pogue kept her job, and the School-House of Edendugally accommodated separate Male and Female Schools for some more years.

The National Archives records do not indicate when the two Schools were amalgamated but this had certainly happened before 1940 as the population of school age children in the area continued to decline.

In retrospect, and from the vantage of big-city life as it has evolved at the beginning of the 21st century, it was a great privilege to have been part of the last generation to pass through what, today, would be called the primitive school system launched by the British Administration in Ireland in 1831. It seems fitting that one of these schools was anchored on the side of the Loughanleagh Mountain, and although it no longer looks out on a sunny morning in April, or on a cold and rainy afternoon in January, over a playground full of barefoot boys and girls, the building still stands as solid on its foundations as it was on the night of January 6, 1839 – The Night of the Big Wind. That great wind storm huffed and puf fed at the thick stonewalls of the newly constructed building but all it succeeded in doing was to blow off some of the heavy Blue Bangor slates from the roof. The memory of that fearful night still lives on to this day in the stories told by the people in the surrounding townlands.

The school has now been closed for more than a few decades. The countryside once served by this school may, in the year 2000, be home to less than a dozen children who probably travel in a school-bus to a town several miles away. There is practically no cultivation of the fields – no golden patches of ripening oats in August, and no smell of freshly cut hay drying in the July sun. The cattle now have the fields to themselves and they can graze peacefully on the green grass without being disturbed by bare-foot stone-throwing boys on their way home from school. Electrical power lines are strung high over valleys and hills, nobody cuts turf for the kitchen fire, and no tired mother carries water home in a bucket from the well to make the evening tea.

Trees of the conifer variety have been planted over much of the surface area of the Loughanleagh Mountain, leaving little space for the bilberry plants and the purple flowered heather. Telecommunication masts and their anchor wires occupy the highest point of the mountain, close to the site of a prehistoric cairn and presumed burial site of some predecessor inhabitants. Proposals to decorate the mountain with still more telecommunications masts have drawn waves of protest from all the usual suspects.

At the crossroads just a couple of miles away, on the 12th of August every year, some of the ancient rituals of the Horse Fair of Muff are still carried on. It is safe to say, however, that the horses offered for sale at the fair have never pulled a plough or dragged a cock of hay in from the field. They, like their owners, arrived at the Fair by motor vehicle. Nobody, except perhaps the odd eccentric, walks along the road that passes by what was once the Edendugally school-house, and, with every succeeding year the memories of another way of life fade out of existence.


Immaculate Conception RC Church in Kingscourt. The LDS microfilm number is 926175, with BMD records from 1838-1881, many years missing. Baptismal records run from 1838 to 1853 and from 1864 tp 1881. Marriage records are about 1838 to 1850 and death records (not really helpful, just give name and location) about 1845-50. The Enniskeen/Kingscourt Parish is in the Bailieborough Poor Law Union, Barony of Clankee. contributed and transscribed by Carol Granville

LDS Microfilm #926175

DIOCESE OF MEATH

PARISH: Kingscourt (and Enniskeen)

 

SELECTED MARRIAGE RECORDS: 1838 - 1854

 

MARRIAGES: (Start 1838) contributed and transscribed by Carol Granville

 

January ?, 1838

 

Peter Reily and Anne Lynch

  Wit: Peter Lynch and James Finegan

 

January ?, 1838

 

Owen Smith and Catherine McEntee

  Wit: Edw. McEntee and Margaret Reily

 

January ?, 1838

 

Andrew Gartland and Rose Reily

  Wit: Peter Finegan and George Cavanaugh

 

??? 30, 1838

 

Jas. Garlen and Catherine Duffy

  Wit: Patt. Reily and Anne Reily

 

January 12, 1839

 

Thomas Finegan and Rose Clark

  Wit: Anne Reily and Patt. Reily

 

January 18, 1839

 

Patt. Riely and Betty ?

  Wit: James Clark and Charles ?

 

February 12, 1839

 

Lawrence Reilly and Catherine Reilly Wit:

  James Cain and Michael Reilly

 

February 12, 1839

 

Patt. Halton and Bridget Reilly

  Wit: Owen Halton and Mary Reilly

 

February 12, 1839

 

Hugh McCabe and Mary Lynch

  Wit: Edward Reilly and Judith McEntee

 

April 27, 1839

 

Chas. Riely and Margaret Farelly

  Wit: Peter Finegan and Jas. Martin

 

May 29, 1839

 

Francis Wooley and Bridget ?

  Wit: Jas. Carey and Simon (?) Reilly

 

August 13, 1839

 

Patt. Halprin and Catherine ?

  Wit: Pat Cafrey and Catherine Reilly

 

August 17, 1839

 

Pat Garity and Mary Reilly

  Wit: Thos. Louth and Jas. Garity

 

September 7(?), 1839

 

Edward Timothy and Bridget Reilly

  Wit: Andrew McDermot and Mary McManus(?)

 

???, 1840

 

Patt. Clarke and Ellen Reilly

  Wit: Lawrence Farrell and Mary ?

 

February 3, 1840

 

Ptt. McCabe and Mary Reilly

  Wit: James ? and Rose Carolan

 

February 17, 1840

 

James Reilly and Mary ?

  Wit: John Reilly and Rose Reilly

 

March ?, 1840

 

??? Reilly and Judith Brady

  Wit: Michael Brady and Margaret Brady

 

March or April, 1840

 

Michael Reilly and Ellen Ward Wit:

  Hugh Reilly and Catherine Finegan

 

May 2, 1840

 

Philip Reilly and Elana Patterson

  Wit: Jas. Mathews and Catherine Finegan

 

June 24, 1840

 

Luke Lynch to Catherine Carolan

  Wit: Michael Reilly and Ann Reilly

 

June 25, 1840

 

Edw. Reilly and Jane Ward

  Wit: John Reilly and Hugh ?

 

August 1, 1840

 

Peter Kingley (?) and Jane Reilly

  Wit: Patt. Smith and Ann Farrelly(?)

 

August 27, 1840

 

Patrick Sheridan and M.(?) Hand

  Wit: Pat Carroll and Ann Carroll

 

August or September, 1840

 

John Reilly and Margaret Moore

  Wit: Charles Reilly and Ann Sherlock

 

February(?) 21, 1841

 

Thos. Reilly and Mary Jones

  Wit: Thos Conley and Patt. Tighe

 

September ?, 1841

 

Phil Gaynor and Bridget Lamb

Wit: Owen Lamb and Catherine Reilly

 

January(?) 26, 1842

 

Daniel Brady and Catherine Reilly

  Wit: Peter Reilly and Chas. Reilly

 

???? 22, 1842

 

Pat McMahon and Ann Reilly

  Wit: James Smythe and Catherine Reilly

 

Feb. 7, 1842 Marriage Records: 1.  Andrew McMahon married Rose Geraty on Feb. 7, 1842 - witnesses:  Oliver Daly and Mary Malone     submitted by   Beverly & Owen McMahon MailTo: OwenAndBeverly@Home.com  

February ?, 1842

 

Owen Muldoon and Rose Reilly

  Wit: James Reilly and Phil Reynolds

 

April 5, 1842

 

Thos. Reilly and Catherine McEntee

  Wit: James Reilly and Anne ??

 

August ?, 1842

 

Hugh Reilly and Esther Reilly

  Wit: James Martin and Martha ?

 

September ?, 1842

 

John McFadden and Mary Carroll

  Wit: Thos. McFadden and Rose Lynch

 

?September, 1842

 

Lawrence Ball and Margaret Reilly

  Wit: Michael Ball and Bridget Reilly

 

April 20, 1844

 

Michl. Carroll (?) and Anne Reilly

  Wit: Rose Reilly and ?

 

Nov. 14, 1846 "2.  James McMahon married Margaret McMahon on Nov. 14, 1846 - witnesses:  John Maginnis and Patt Geraty " submitted by   Beverly & Owen McMahon MailTo: OwenAndBeverly@Home.com

July 5, 1848

 

Owen McPhillips and Mary Lynch

  Wit: Phill. Carroll and Honora Lynch

 

Dec. 27-Dec.31, 1850

 

Thos. Carroll and Rose Reilly

  Witnesses: Jas. Reilly and Chas. Reilly

 

This was the last marriage in 1850

 

1851

 

Owen Kangley(?) and Anne Patterson

  Wit: Patt Duffy and Bridget Carroll

 

September 5, 1853

 

James Carroll and Mary Tully

  Witnesses: Owen Martin and Tom Clark (Rev. N. Duff, PP)

 

January 26, 1854

 

Michael Carroll and Mary (Muldoon?)

  Wit: Frank Crosby and Mary (?)

 

April 30, 1854

 

Owen McEntee and Bridget Carroll

  Wit: Frank Crosby and Peter (Lamb?)

 

 Immaculate Conception RC Church in Kingscourt. The LDS microfilm number is 926175, with BMD records from 1838-1881, many years missing. Baptismal records run from 1838 to 1853 and from 1864 tp 1881. Marriage records are about 1838 to 1850 and death records (not really helpful, just give name and location) about 1845-50. The Enniskeen/Kingscourt Parish is in the Bailieborough Poor Law Union, Barony of Clankee.

Baptismal Records:

Nov. 21, 1842 "1.  Owen McMahon born Nov. 21, 1842 - Parents Andrew McMahon and Rose Geraty - Sponsors:  James McMahon and Mary Geraty" submitted by   Beverly & Owen McMahon MailTo: OwenAndBeverly@Home.com

Nov. 23, 1844 "2.  Mary McMahon born Nov. 23, 1844 - Parents Andrew McMahon and Rose Geraty - Sponsors:  John Green" submitted by   Beverly & Owen McMahon MailTo: OwenAndBeverly@Home.com

March 7, 1847 "3.  Patrick McMahon born March 7, 1847 - Parents Andrew McMahon and Rose Geraty - Sponsors:  Tom Farrelly and Bessy Geraty" submitted by   Beverly & Owen McMahon MailTo: OwenAndBeverly@Home.com

1860 "Peter Farrelly and Julia Johnston, who were married around 1860 and raised their 13 children in Leiter, Kingscourt, County Cavan. In particular, I'd like to find birth and death records for them (I understand Immaculate Conception marriage records don't cover that time period). Research interest of Diane Culhane DLCulhane@cs.com

 

16. MARIA HAND Born: February 2, 1864

Michael Hand and Catherine Waldon

Res: Collops Bapt: February 2, 1864

Sp: Patrick Waldon and Bridget Daniel

 

24. ELIZABETH JONES Born: March 3, 1864

Petrus Jones and Catherine Muldoon

Res: Collops Bapt.: March 5, 1864

Sp: Petrus Connelly and Elizabeth Segrave

 

25. PATRICK CARROLL Born: March 5, 1864

Carolus Carroll and Anna Donnelly

Res: Brocklin Bapt.: March 6, 1864

Sp: Joannes Carroll and Catherine Donnelly

 

32. MARIA CLARKE Born: March 5, 1864

Jocabus Clarke and Margarita Berns (?) (Briens)

Res: Collops Bapt.: March 18, 1864

Sp: Margarita Berns

 

38. ROSA CARROLL Born: March 23, 1864

Thomas Carroll and Rose Reilly

Res: Collops Bapt.: March 27, 1864, by J.

Maglore, Vicario

Sp: Joannes Lannon and Rose Lannon

 

45. CATHERINE CARROLL Born: April 16, 1864

Patricius

Carroll and Anna Finnegan

Res: Corlea Bapt.: April 17, 1864

Sp: Patricius Finnegan and Rosa Early

 

98. PETRUS CARROLL Born: July 29, 1864

Joannes Carroll and Joanna Kelly

Res: Deggan Bapt.: July 29, 1864

Sp: Joanna Duffy

 

141. MARIA CARROLL Born: November 7, 1864

Michael Carroll and Maria Murtha

Res: Brocklin Bapt.: November 8, 1864

Sp: Patricius Brady and Catherine McMahon

 

142. BRIDGET HAND Born: November 12, 1864

Patricius Hand and Brigida Donnelly

Res: Collops Bapt.: November 13, 1864

Sp: James Farrelly and Mary

 

150. JACOBUS REILLY Born: December 6, 1864

Patricius Reilly and Judith Connelly

Res: Lisagoen Bapt.: December 8, 1864

Sp: Michael Conely and Catherine Carroll

180. WILLIAM KELLY Born: February 9, 1865

Robert Kelly and Margaret Finnegan

Res: Deggan Bapt.: February 19, 1865

Sp: Peter Clarke and Catherine Farrell

 

193. MARY CARROLL Born: March 11, 1865

(John) James (?) Carroll and Ellen Carolan

Res: Collops Bapt.: March 11, 1865

Sp: Michael Carolan and Anne Lynch

 

226. MARY O'BIERNE Born: May 26, 1865

Patrick O'Bierne and Ellen Duff

Res: Kingscourt Bapt.: May 28, 1865

Sp: Charles Munroe and Mary McCarroll

 

238. PETER(?) HAND Born: July 10, 1865

Michael Hand and Catherine Weldon

Res: Collops Bapt.: July 16, 1865

Sp: Philip Hand and Rose Weldon

 

317. CATHERINE CARROLL Born: January 4, 1866

James Carroll and Mary Tully

Res: Kinsalla(?) Bapt.: January 7,

1866

Sp: Peter Bierne and Bridget Byrne

 

369. FRANCIS CARROLL Born: May 4, 1866

Charles Carroll and Anne Donnelly

Res: Brocklin Bapt.: May 6, 1866

Sp: Phil Ward(?) and Mary Ward(?) or Hand?

 

378. BRIDGET DONEHY Born: May 30, 1866

Thomas Donehy and Rose Carroll

Res: Collops Bapt.: May 31, 1866

Sp: Peter Lennon and Mary Donehy

 

409. EUGENE MARTIN Born: August 11, 1866

James Martin and Bridgid Carroll

Res: Collops Bapt.: August 12, 1866

Sp: Ellen Carroll

 

436. SIMON DANIEL Born: October 22, 1866

Edward Daniel and Mary Lamb

Res: Collops Bapt.: October 23, 1866

Sp: Thomas Carroll and Sarah Demist(?)

 

446. JAMES MARTIN Born: December 16, 1866

James Martin and Anne Denning(?)

Res: Collops Bapt.: December 22, 1866

Sp: Rose Kangley(?)

 

450. ELLEN CARROLL Born: December 26, 1866

Michael Carroll and Mary Murtagh

Res: Brocklin Bapt.: December 30, 1866

Sp: Thomas Donnelly and Catherine Sullivan

 

452. FRANCIS DONOGHY Born: December 31, 1866

Philip Donoghy and Anne Reilly

Res: Collops Bapt.: January 1, 1867

Sp: Pat Owens and Catherine Owens

 

464. THOMAS CARROLL Born: January 29, 1867

Thomas Carroll and Rose Reilly

Res: Collops Bapt.: February 1, 1867

Sp: Michael Gallaghly and Honora Reilly

 

488. PATRICK CARROLL Born: March 15, 1867

Patrick Carroll and Anne Finnegan

Res: Corlea Bapt.: March 17, 1867

Sp: John Carroll and Mary Finnegan

 

492. ANNE CARROLL Born: March 22, 1867

John Carroll and Jane Kelly

Res: Deggan Bapt.: March 24, 1867

Sp: Patrick Rooney and Jane Rooney

 

498. MARY CLINCH (?) Born: March 26, 1867

Peter Clinch and Anne Murtagh

Re: Brocklin Bapt.: March 31, 1867

Sp: John Carroll and Mary Clarke

 

503. CATHERINE CARROLL Born: April 5, 1867

John Carroll and Ellen Carolan

Res: Collops Bapt.: April 7, 1867

Sp: Patrick Reilly and Bridget Carroll

 

511. CATHERINE HAND Born: April 20, 1867

Patrick Hand and Brigid Farrelly

Res: Collops Bapt.: April 21, 1867

Sp: Michael Bierne and Brigid Bierne

 

542. JOHN REILLY Born: June 26, 1867

Patt. Reilly and Brigid Carroll

Res: Collops Bapt.: June 28, 1867

Sp: John Carroll and Margaret Reilly

 

551. PATRICK CLARKE Born: December 30, 1867

Michael Clarke and Catherine Finegan

Res: Rolagh Bapt: December 31, 1867 by P. Reilly

Sp: Michael Carolan and Mary Gerarty

 

562. EUGENE MARTIN Born: August 6, 1867

Bryan Martin and Margaret Reilly

Res: Drumsallagh Bapt.: August 6, 1867

Sp: Rev. J. J. Fagan (?) and Mary Anne Reilly

 

570. MICHAEL TULLY Born: August 28, 1867

(illigible) Tully and Margaret Clarke

Res: Collops Bapt.: August 28, 1867

Sp: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

 

569. MICHAEL HAND Born: February 8, 1868

Michael Hand and Catherine Weldon

Res: Collops Bapt.: February 9, 1868

Sp: Michael Galloghy and Catherine Coleman

 

586. ELLEN CARROLL Born: March 6, 1868

James Carroll and Mary Tully

Res: Drumscallagh Bapt.: March 6, 1868

Sp: John Hinton and Margaret Donnelly

 

612. BRIDGET CARROLL Born: May 4, 1868

Charles Carroll and Anne Donnelly

Res: Brocklin Bapt.: May 5, 1868

Sp: Michael McPhillips and Rose Clarke

 

701. MARY REILLY Born: January 4, 1869

John Reilly and Anne Kirke

Res: Collops Bapt.: January 7, 1869

Sp: Patt. Closkey and Anne Reilly

 

772. JOHN CAROLAN Born: June 30, 1869

Brien Carolan and Bridget Carolan

Res: Collops Bapt.: July 2, 1869

Sp: James Carolan and Anne Duffy

 

789. PETER CARROLL Born: August 12, 1869

Thomas Carroll and Rose Reilly

Res: Collops Bapt.: August 15, 1869 by Rev. John Fagan, C.C.

Sp: Lawrence Finegan and Mary Finegan

 

811. ANDREW CLARKE Born: October 10, 1869

Patrick Clarke and Catherine Reilly

Res: (not listed) Bapt.: October 10, 1869

Sp: Pat Lynch and Catherine Clarke

NOTE: Absolute

 

819. MARY CARROLL Born: October 29, 1869

Patrick Carroll and Anne Finegan

Res: Corlea Bapt.: October 30, 1869

Sp: Michael McMahon and Mary McCagh

 

823. EDWARD REILLY Born: November 12, 1869

Patk. O'Reilly and Bridget Carroll

Res: Collops Bapt.: November 12, 1869

Sp: Lawrence O'Reilly and Sussanah McGee (Mrs. Reilly)

"subconditions baptizators"

 LDS Microfilm #926175 DIOCESE OF MEATH PARISH: Kingscourt (and Enniskeen) Contributed by; Carol Granville

BAPTISMS:

840. PATRICK CARROLL Born: January 11, 1870

  John Carroll and Ellen Carolan

  Res: Larath Bapt.: January 11, 1870

  Sp: Michael Carolan and Rose Carroll

 

901. JOHN CARROLL Born: June 5, 1870

  Charles Carroll and Anne Donnelly

  Res: Brocklin Bapt.: June

  Sp: Peter Kelly and Bridget Kelly

 

902. MICHAEL MARTIN Born: June 5, 1870

  James Martin and Bridget Carroll

  Res: Collops Bapt.: June 5, 1870

  Sp: Patrick Martin and Bridget McArdle

 

928. ROSE DANIEL Born: August ?, 1870

  Michael Daniel and Bridget Weldon

  Res: Collops Bapt.: September 2, 1870

  Sp: John Daniel and Honoria Reilly

 

937. JAMES TULLY Born: September 28, 1870

  Andrew Tully and Mary O'Reilly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: September 30, 1870

  Sp: James Carroll and Anne Carroll (Baptized onditionally P.E.K).

  (NOTE: Married to Kate Muldoon, July 29, 1909.)

 

965. ANTONY DUFFY Born: January 6, 1871

  ???

  Res: Lisagora Bapt.: January 8, 1871 by Patrick Curry

  SP: Francis Crosby and Mary McGuirk

  NOTE: "This child was found on the gallery of the chapel -- on this morning ...The father or mother cannot be found."

 

977. LAWRENCE CLARKE Born: February 14, 1871

  Michael Clarke and Catherine Finegan

  Res: Rolagh Bapt: February 14, 1871 by Patrick Curry

  Sp: Thomas Reilly and Eliza Anderson

 

1128. CATHERINE REILLY Born: June 11, 1871

  John Reilly and Anne Kirk

  Res: Collops Bapt.: June 13, 1871

  Sp: Bryan Nulty and Mary Nulty

 

1181. CHARLES CLARKE Born: October 20, 1871

  Patk. Clarke and Catherine Reilly

  Res: Lisacarna Bapt.: October 22, 1871, by Christopher Mullen, CC

  Sp: Charles Reilly and Mary Reilly

 

1182. CATHERINE DONOGHOE Born: October 21, 1871

  Charles Donoghoe and Rose Carroll

  Res: Collops Bapt.: October 22, 1871

  Sp: Thomas Carroll and Mary Donoghoe

 

1905. ANNE FINNEGAN Born: December 8, 1871

  Lawrence Finnegan and Mary Duffy

  Res: Collops Bapt.: December 10, 1871

  Sp: Michael Callon and Anne Duffy

  NOTE: Married (as widow) in America? July 20, 1909 inSt. John's Chapel, Brooklyn

 

At this point the priest (or recorder) had problems with the numbering and the numbers went from 1184 (October 24, 1871, to 1885 (October 26, 1871).

 

1822. PATRICK CARROLL Born: January 24, 1872

  Thomas Carroll and Rose Reilly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: January 28, 1872 by Christopher McMullen, CC

  Sp: Thomas Donoghue and Rose Reilly

 

1832. ANNE DONOGHUE Born: February 16, 1872

  Phillip Donoghue and Anne Reilly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: February 18, 1872 by Christopher McMullen, CC

  Sp: Matthew Lunaghon and Allice Lunaghan

 

1847. MARIANNE CARROLL Born: March 18, 1872

  Patrick Carroll and Esther McElroy

  Res: Carragh Bapt.: Msarch 18, 1872 by Richard Kelly, CC

  Sp: Thomas Reilly and Mary Reilly

 

1848. PATRICK REILLY Born: March 22, 1872

  Patrick Reilly and Bridget Carroll

  Res: Collops Bapt.: March 24, 1872 by P. O'Reilly

  Sp: Patk. Cluskey and Mary Reilly (Could be Thomas and Rose Carroll Grandchild)

 

1855. ELLEN CARROLL Born: April 7, 1872

  John Carroll and Ellen Carolan

  Res: Collops Bapt.: April 7, 1872 by Christopher McMullen, CC

  Sp: Michael Carolan and Rose Carroll

 

1879. ROSE HAND Born: June 23, 1872

  Patrick Hand and Bridget Farrelly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: June 25, 1872 by Richard Kelly, CC

  Sp: Michael Hand and Bridget Reilly

 

1885. MARY JANE CLARKE Born: July 13, 1872

  Michael Clarke and Catherine Fennigan

  Res: Rolagh Bapt.: July 7, 1872 by Christopher Mullen, CC

  Sp: John Halpin and Anne Clarke

 

1913. THOMAS MARTIN Born: October 6, 1872

  Patk. Martin and Catherine Coleman

  Res: Collops Bapt.: October 8, 1872 by Chr. Mullen, CC

  Sp: Patk. Hand and Mary Coleman

 

1926. JOHN TULLY Born: December 17, 1872

  Andrew Tully and Mary Reilly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: December 17, 1872

  Sp: Patrick Sheridan and Mary Sheridan

 

1946. JANE CARROLL Born: February 14, 1873

  John Carroll and Jane Kelly

  Res: Carravaddy Bapt.: February 14, 1872 by P. O'Reilly (Pastor?)

  Sp: John Rooney and Jane Rooney

 

1974. JAMES MARTIN Born: April 11, 1873

  J ames Martin and Bridget Carroll

  Res: Collops Bapt.: April 13, 1873 by Richard Kelly, CC

  Sp: Pat Farrelly and Rose Donahue

 

1980. ELIZABETH CARROLL Born: April 29, 1873

  James Carroll and Mary Tully

  Res: Drumsgallagh Bapt.: May 2, 1873 by Rich. Kelly, CC

  Sp: Edward McCann and Alice Latham

 

1981. MARGARET CARROLL Born: May 1, 1873

  Charles Carroll and Anne Donnelly

  Res: Bracklin Bapt.: May 2, 1873

  Sp: Philip Ward and Mary Ward

 

1901. ANNE CARROLL Born: June 18, 1873

  Patrick Carroll and Anne Finegan

  Res: Corlea Bapt.: June 22, 1873 by R. Kelly, CC

  Sp: Owen Cunningham and Mary McMahon

 

1913. CATHERINE HAND Born: August 6, 1873

  Michael Hand and Catherine Weldon

  Res: Collops Bapt.: August 8, 1873 by R. Kelly, CC

  Sp: Thomas Farrelly and Judith Hand [Married in Kingscourt Church to

Eugene Farrelly of Relaghan, Bailieboro Parish, Son of John

Farrelly and Catherine Reilly

  on Feb. 20, 1912; ww. Owen Gargan and Bernie Smith(?)]

1

920. JAMES CLARKE Born: August 29, 1873

  Patt. Clarke and Catherine Reilly

  Res: Lisnasasina Bapt.: August 31, 1873 by Chris. Mullen, CC

  Sp: John Lynch and Margaret Cassidy

 

1969. JAMES SMITH Born: December 16, 1873

  Peter Smith and Anne Muldoon

  Res: Collops Bapt.: December 19, 1873 by C. Mullen

  Sp: Edward Martin and Anne McKane

contributed and transscribed by Selected Records: Baptisms, Enniskeen/Kingscourt Parish, 1870-1873

Extractions from LDS Microfilm #926175

DIOCESE OF MEATH

PARISH: Kingscourt (and Enniskeen)

1874-1877

 

1972. BRIDGET CARROLL Born: January 3, 1874

  Michael Carroll and Mary Murtagh

  Res: Bracklin Bapt.: January 4, 1874 by C. Mullen

  Sp: Phil Carolan and Rose Lynch

 

1979. PETER FINEGAN Born: January 22, 1874

  Lawrence Finegan and Mary Duffy

  Res: Collops Bapt.: January 25, 1874 by M. Tumey

  Sp: Michael Duffy and Rose Lennon(?)

 

2001. PATRICK TULLY Born: March 17, 1874

  Andrew Tully and Mary Reilly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: March 17, 1874 by M. Tumey (Vicario)

  Sp: Andrew Carroll and Alba Sheridan

 

2050. BRIDGET REILLY Born: October 22, 1874

  Patk. Reilly and Bridget Carroll

  Res: Taheart Bapt.: October 25, 1874 by C. Mullen (Vicario)

  Sp: Patk. Brady and Margaret Reilly (My Note: Could be Thomas & Rose Carroll Grandchild)

 

2063. MARGARET HELEN CARROLL Born: December 7, 1874

  Thomas Carroll and Rose Reilly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: December 8, 1874 by Michael Tumey

  Sp: Thomas Donohoe and Anne Carroll

  [Married November 24, 1917 in Kingscourt Church to Pat J. Clarke son of Michael Clarke and Catherine Reilly; ww. Patrick J. Reilly and Julia Carroll. Married again 2/6/20 (June 2, 1920) to Michael Carolan, son of James Carolan and Bridget Murtagh, ww. P. Boylan & ? Reilly]

 

2066. THOMAS DONOHUE Born: December 15, 1874

  Philip Donohue and Anne Reilly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: December 15, 1874 by C. Mullen, Vicario

  Sp: Pat Owens and Catherine Owens

  [Married September 8, 1913 in Kingscourt to Elizabeth Byrne, daughter of Owen Byrne and Mary Reilly, ww. James Byrne and Kathleen Donohoe, Stephen Kelly, PP]

 

2067. PETER CLARKE Born: December 15, 1874

  Pat Clarke and Anne McKenna

  Res: Collops Bapt.: December 15, 1874 by C. Mullen, Vicaro

  Sp: James Smith and Ellen Clarke

 

2068. PETER CLARKE Born: December 13, 1874

  Pat Clarke and Anne Gala(?)

  Res: Lara Bapt.: December 20, 1974 by Michael Tanney

  Sp: Bernard Curtis and May Murray

 

2088. MATTHEW DONOHOE Born: February 5, 1875

  Thomas Donohoe and Rose Carroll

  Res: Collops Bapt.: February 5, 1875 by Michl. Tumey, V.

  Sp: Pat Donohoe and Catherine Carroll

 

(NOTE: THE PRIEST/RECORDER GOT CONFUSED ON NUMBERS)

 

2026. MICHAEL CARROLL Born: April 22, 1875

  John Carroll and Ellen Carolan

  Res: Collops Bapt.: April 24, 1875 by Christopher Mullen

  Sp: James Martin and Bridget Carroll

 

2082. PETER CARROLL Born: August 17, 1875

  James Carroll and Mary Tully

  Res: Drumsdoyle(?) Bapt.: April 24, 1875 by M. Tumey, V.

  Sp: James McCann and Catherine Halpin

  [NOTE: Married October 2, 1910 in St. Francis (?) Brooklynn to Katie

Traymore

  (the rest is illegible)

 

2070. JAMES CLARKE Born: September 23, 1875

  ames Clarke and Ellen Reilly

  Res: Bracklynn and Crops(?) Bapt.: September 26, 1875 by M. Tumey

  Sp: Pat Carroll and Mary Carroll

 

2128. THOMAS HAND Born: February 17, 1876

  Michael Hand and Catherine Weldon

  Res: Collops Bapt.: February 18, 1876 by Michael Tumey

  Sp: Patk. Daniel and Mary Daniel

 

2134. PATRICK CARROLL Born: February 29, 1876

  John Carroll and Margaret Lennon

  Res: Bracklin Bapt.: February 29, 1976 by Chris Mullen

  Sp: Owen Langley(?) and Bridget Carroll

  [Married in Carduff Chapel Carrick(?) to Catherine Ward

  by Rev. Duffy on Augsut 31, 1910]

 

2135. ROSE CARROLL Born: February 29, 1876

  Charles Carroll and Anne Donley

  Res: Bracklin Bapt.: February 29, 1876 by Chris Mullen

  Sp: John Carroll and Catherine Donley

 

2143. PETER KEENAN Born: March 16, 1876

  James Keenan and Anne Leonard

  Res: Lieter(?) Bapt.: March 17, 1876, by Chris. Mullen

  Sp: Thomas Lynch and Annie Carroll

 

2161. ? CLARKE Born: April 17, 1876

  Patrick Clarke and Anne McKenna

  Res: Collops and Deggan Bapt.: May (probably April) 19, 1876, by

Chris. Mullen

  Sp: Patk. Fogarty and Mary Clarke

 

2164. JAMES FARRELLY Born: May 6, 1876

  Mich. Farrelly and Mary Farrelly

  Res: Drumbar Bapt.: May 7, 1876 by M. Tumey

  Sp: James Carroll and Mary Carroll

 

2165. JOHN REYNOLDS Born: May 6, 1876

  Bernard Reynolds and Ellen McQuillan

  Res: Drumpeak Bapt.: May 7, 1876, by M. Tumey

  Sp: Phil Carrolle and Anne Carroll

 

2176. JAMES GILLICK Born: June 2, 1876

  James Gillick and Bridget Reilly

  Res: Bracklin Bapt.: June 6, 1876

  Sp: Pat Carroll and Mary Sullivan

  [Married in (?)bally, 1st of June 1910 to Anne Doyle]

 

2190. MICHAEL CARROLL Born: July 27, 1876

  Michael Carroll and Mary Murtagh

  Res: Bracklin Bapt.: July 28, 1876, by C. Mullen

  Sp: Patt. Clarke and Bridget McPhilips

 

2195. PHILIP TULLY Born: August 5, 1876

  Andrew Tully and Mary Reilly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: August 6, 1876, by C. Mullen

  Sp: James Carroll and Margaret Carroll

 

2215. BRIDGET DRAKE Born: October 1, 1876

  James Drake and Catherine Hand

  Res: Collops Bapt.: August 6, 1876, by Chris. Mullen

  Sp: Mich. Hand and Mary Carroll

 

2237. CATHERINE MULDOON Born: January 4, 1877

  Peter Muldoon andCatherine McEntee

  Res: Collops Bapt.: January 5, 1877

  Sp: Andrew Tully and Mary Tully

  NOTE: Married to James Tully, Collops, July 29, 1904, in Kingscourt Church

 

2271. JULIA CARROLL Born: April 8, 1877

  Thomas Carroll and Rose Reilly

  Res: Collops Bapt.: April 8, 1877, by P. O'Reilly

  Sp: James Keenan and Judy Reilly

 

2240. MARY REILLY Born: November 27, 1877

  Patt Reilly and Bridget Carroll

  Res: Collops Bapt.: November 17, 1877, by E. Cooke

  Sp.: Thomas Levins and Maggie Levins

 

Extractions from LDS Microfilm #926175

DIOCESE OF MEATH

PARISH: Kingscourt (and Enniskeen)

1878-1881

 

2956. BRIDGET CARROLL Born: January 23, 1878

  John Carroll and Margaret Lennon

  Res: Brocklyn Bapt.: January 27, 1878, by E. Cooke

  Sp: Peter Kelly and Bridget Kelly

  [Married January 27, 1910, in Kingscourt Church to Patrick McCabe,

  ww. Michael Finnegan and Elizabeth Mooney, G. Kelly, PP]

 

3018. PATRICK GALLOPHY Born: August 6, 1878

  Micl. Gallophy and Ellen Martin

  Res: Collops Bapt.: August 9, 1878, by E. Cooke

  Sp: James Hand and Honor Reilly

 

3025. PATRICK CAROLAN Born: August 22, 1878

  James Carolan and Bridget Murtagh

  Res: Clossenbradden(?) Bapt.: August 23, 1878, by E. Cooke

  Sp: Bessy Farrelly

  [Married June 2, 1920, in Kingscourt Church to Margaret Clarke, daughter

  of Thomas Carroll and Rose Reilly; ww. Pat Boylan and Bridget Reilly

Subcono(?)]

 

3034. JAMES CARROLL Born: September 27, 1878

  John Carroll and Ellen Carolan

  Res: Collops Bapt.: September 29, 1878, by M. Tumey

  Sp: Thomas Carroll and Rose Carroll

 

3036. ALICE CARROLL Born: October 1, 1878

  Patt. Carroll and Anne Finnegan

  Res: Corlea Bapt.: October 4, 1878, by E. Cooke

  Sp: Garrett Burnett and Alice Lamb

 

 

3681. PATT CLARKE Born: March 13, 1879

  Patt Clarke and Catherine Reilly

  Res: Lisnasassena Bapt.: March 16, 1879

  Sp: John Gargan and Anne Daly

 

3688. CATHERINE HAND Born: April 24, 1879

  Matthew Hand and Margaret Clarke

  Res: Corinseca Bapt.: April 25, 1879, by Tho. Cole

  Sp: Thomas Martin and Mary Carroll

  [Married 19th April 1908 (?)]

 

3008. JOHN MULDOON Born: September 1, 1879

  Peter Muldoon and Catherine McIntire

  Res: Collops Bapt.: September 4, 1879, by E. Cooke

  Sp: John McCabe and Margret McCabe

 

3014. MARGARET CAROLAN Born: November 5, 1879

  -------------------------

  Margaret Carolan

  Res: Collops Bapt.: November 5, 1879, by E. Cooke

  Sp: Peter Meehan and Margaret Meehan

 

 

3063. LAWRENCE FINIGAN Born: February 7, 1880

  Lawrence Finigan and Mary Duffy

  Res: Collops Bapt.: February 11, 1880 by Jas. Flood, PP

  Sp: John Cassidy and Mary Finigan

 

3412. JOHN LYNCH Born: January 1, 1881

  Peter Lynch and Rose Marron

  Res: Collops Bapt.: January 2, 1881 by E. Cooke

  Sp: Wm. Cluskey and Cath. Marron

 

  END OF FILM

contributed and transscribed by Carol Granville


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