Tracing Relations.

Patrick Hogan is trying to trace his relations. His Great-great Grandfather was Michael Hogan (b. 1829- d. 1915) who was married to Mary Kilkeary and they had six children Patrick (my great grandfather)
Peter, Bridget, John, Michael and Mary. He lived in Lorrha where Patrick visited in July 2015. He does have a lot of information gathered already as listed below.  If you think you can help Patrick he can be contacted at:  Estrada de Seac Pai Van, One Oasis – Pena Tower 2, 30E, Coloane, Macau or his father in the US can be contacted at: James E Hogan, 612 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030.

I have been using Ancestry.com to trace my family history. This is what I have so far:

Year Event Source

1829 Birth of Michael Hogan Other Family Trees


1831 Birth of Mary Kilkeary Ireland Census 1901 & 1911


1859 Marriage to Mary Kilkeary Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers 1655-1915

Shinrone, Tipperary and Offaly


1860 Birth of Son – Patrick J Hogan US Census Records and Death Certificate


May 26, 1860, Tubbrid, Ireland

(My Great Grandfather)

1864 Birth of Son – Peter Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911

February 28, 1864 Ireland Census 1901

Frankford, Kings, Ireland Ireland Census 1911

1866 Birth of Daughter – Bridget Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911

February 15, 1866

Riverstown, Tipperary, Ireland

1869 Birth of Son – John Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911

April 25, 1869

Riverstown, Tipperary, Ireland


1871 Birth of Son – Michael Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911

May 9, 1871

Riverstown, Tipperary, Ireland


1873 Birth of Daughter – Mary Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958

July 13, 1873

Coolross, Tipperary, Ireland


1891 Death of Daughter – Mary Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958

July 3, 1891

Ashpark Townland, Tipperary


1901 Residence – Ashpark Ireland Census 1901

Lorrha East, Tipperary, Ireland

March 31, 1901


1911 Residence- Ashpark Ireland Census 1911(Class RG14)

Lorrha East, Tipperary, Ireland

April 2, 1911


1915 Death – September 1915 Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958



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(132) Shane Conlin
Sat, 17 June 2017 20:12:44 +0000

Shane Conlin from Adelaide South Australia is trying to trace his Lorrha relatives. He has been doing some family history research and he found that one of his ancestors was baptised in Lorrha on the 20th Feb 1834. His name was James Conlin son of Malachi and Catherine (nee Tierney) Conlin. They emigrated to Australia in the late 1840's. They had six children Bridget, Malachi, James, Michael, Thomas and Martin before they left Ireland. Thomas died on the ship to Australia at the age of 5. Malachi and Catherine had two further children John and Catherine who were born in Australia. Shane adds that the family must have made their way to London as they are listed as departing the U.K. on the 11-11-1846 on board the Lady Bruce. If you think you can shed any further information on this story, please contact Shane on ssconlin@gmail.com.
Malachi was married to Catherine Tierney.
Their children are as follows:
Bridget Agnes born 1830 Lorrha
Malachi born 1831 location ?
James1834 - 36? baptised Lorrha. (This is my ancestor)
Michael born 1838 location ?
Thomas born 1841 location ? Died on the ship to South Australia 1846
Martin born 1842 Lorrha
John born 1847 South Aust.
Catherine born 1849 South Aust.

The family must have made their way to London as they are listed as departing U.K. 11-11-1846 on board the Lady Bruce.
London via Southampton, Plymouth.

(131) Kay Guinane
Tue, 13 June 2017 20:33:57 +0000

My family in the US came from Guinanes in LorrhaDorrha. Dan Guinane was our great great grandfather. Are there still Guinanes in the area?

Six Guinane siblings are traveling to Tipperary and Clare in late July. Please contact me if you have a Guinane connection.
Kay Guinane

(130) Patrick Hogan
Sat, 19 November 2016 01:51:19 +0000

My Great-great Grandfather was Michael Hogan (b. 1829- d. 1915). He was married to Mary Kilkeary. He lived in Lorrha. I am looking for any information on him and his children:
Patrick (my great grandfather)

I visited your town in July 2015 for a day.
I plan to return for a longer stay.

(129) Mary Jo Kaifer
Wed, 5 October 2016 04:33:04 +0000

I have been looking for members of the Carroll and Stanley families of Annagh, Lorrha. Jane Carroll Stanley was my great great grandmother and John Stanley, her husband, my great great grandfather. Also their parents, William Stanley and Mary Hogan?, and William Carroll and Nora Cadwell, I believe. They are all from the Tipperary area.
My email is mwinklerkaifer@gmail.com or mwink4@att.net and my telephone number in the U.S. is 816 792-3360. In Ireland next week I can be messaged on 816 289-1464 or by email.
I hope to make some connections and further my tree!

(128) Rose Mannion
Fri, 26 August 2016 12:08:50 +0000

Canadian lady Michelle Hogan who is a descendant of Luke Hogan and Elizabeth Bollard, visited Terryglass recently to see where her family came from.
Elizabeth Bollard (1809 - 30th Dec 1896) was a daughter of Richard Bollard and Elizabeth White of Knockadaleen, Terryglass, Co.Tipperary. Elizabeth married Luke Hogan in Terryglass Church of Ireland on the 14thOct 1828. Luke (1799 – 1887) was a stone mason from Borrisokane area possibly Ballingarry.
Elizabeth and Luke left Ireland for Canada c1832 with Elizabeth’s family.
Michelle is seeking information on Luke Hogan, Anyone with information may contact Michelle at michellehoganmeh@gmail.com

(127) Rose
Thu, 18 August 2016 14:47:56 +0000

Lorrha native Seamus King has written extensively about Martin O’Meara VC in his book a “A Lorrha Miscellany” which was published in 2012. Copies can be purchased from Seamus by contacting (062) 61307

(126) Ian Loftus
Wed, 10 August 2016 06:28:14 +0000

Great website! Those in Lorrha and the district may be interested to know that a biography of Martin O'Meara VC has been published here in Western Australia. O'Meara left Ireland in 1912 and made his way to Australia and served with the Australian forces during WW1. He was a devout Catholic and Irish nationalist. Visit ianloftus.com or email me ianloftus@gmail.com for more information.

(125) Paula Reid
Mon, 8 August 2016 13:53:45 +0000

Carroll Family from Annagh, Lorrha
Would like to get in touch with other researching same family
Email paulatgreid@gmail.com
Tel 0872671313

(124) Brendan Bannigan
Fri, 15 July 2016 10:36:10 +0000

This is a great website.
A lovely slice of rural Ireland.
Well done to all concerned.


(123) Dorothy Payne
Tue, 10 May 2016 20:19:31 +0000

Interested in the Gibson/Gipson families in Riverstown, Derrinsalla, Parish of Lorrha who had family members emigrate to Ontario Canada.
Ellen Gipson/Gibson's parents were John Gipson and Eliza (Alice) Kennedy. Also Catherine Gibson married a Michael Kennedy and an Ellen married Patrick Walsh. They had brothers, John and likely a Samuel.
Many kind thanks,

(122) Rose Bell
Tue, 25 August 2015 11:49:59 +0000

Many greetings from the irish ecclesiastical art of connemara.

God bless

(121) Bob Webb
Fri, 9 January 2015 19:18:49 +0000

Where is (or was) Lisgreen, Lorrha, Co. Tipperary? I am researching my wife's MEARA ancestors who we believe came from there. Kind regards, Bob Webb, League City, TX, USA

(120) Ian Cairns
Wed, 10 December 2014 20:03:56 +0000

Ian Cairns is trying to trace his Irish and Lorrha relatives. His Great, Great Grandmother Jane Gibson, baptized at Lorrha 01 February 1841. Her father was John Gibson and mother was Alice Kennedy. Jane departed Cobh, first for Liverpool, then Melbourne, Australia, aboard the ‘James Fernie’ in 1857. She spent a few years in Melbourne and then sailed to Otago, New Zealand in about 1862. She died in 1915. She was married twice and had 3 daughters. Jane could not read or write, so it is assumed there was never any communication back to Ireland. One possible clue is that Jane could play the piano. Perhaps she learnt that in Ireland before she left? Ian is trying to find out more about Jane and her family and would appreciate any help or information at all that can be offered to him. He can be contacted by post at 61 The Esplanade, Raumati South, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand or by email at Ianjamescairns@gmail.com

(119) Sue Hudson
Tue, 26 August 2014 21:16:43 +0000

My great-great grandfather was Rody Carroll of Dorrha, born ca 1830. I'm seeking information on his brothers/sisters and parents. Rody served in the Royal Artillery in Gibraltar and Malta (1857-67) then settled in Connor Street, Birr. I'd also like to make contact with any Carroll relatives descended from Rody and wife Julia Leahy. His children included Thomas (b 1862), Daniel (1865), Christopher (1872), Julia (b 1873), John (1874). My email is shudson2@btinternet.com.

(118) mary
Thu, 24 July 2014 18:12:00 +0000

Well I am sure looking forward to visiting your beautiful town in August. You see I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and since 2010 I have been able to return to Ireland and visit each year. I think this time I am going to look at property to buy so this way I always have some where to stay upon my visits home plus what a wonderful gift it will be to leave to my kids and grandkids...........I am getting excited time is getting close and then I will be in Ireland........God willing and the creek don't rise.

(117) Peg Tobias
Wed, 23 April 2014 17:19:23 +0000

Hello Lorrah!
My husband, Reggie, and I spent our honeymoon in your fair town in October 2002. We fondly remember the wonderful hospitality. Dennis at the Pub always fed us something wonderful, venison stew-YUM! His wife Lil was always there letting us know the "good" places to see and to answer any question I had.
If we ever get back again we will be sure to stay at the Coach house cottages and spend many hours in your wonderful town.
Peg Tobias
Milwaukee, WI USA

(116) Leith Daly
Sun, 30 March 2014 23:48:52 +0000

On St Patrick's Day, at the State War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth Western Australia, a wreath was laid by Mr Alan Kelly at the plaque commemorating Martin O'Meara VC.

See "St Pat's Day tribute to our Tipperary VC," reported in the POST newspaper of March 22, page 18. www.postnewspapers.com.au

Highgate RSL members, Kings Park guides, visitors and tourists, including Angela, who writes A Silver Voice From Ireland blog, attended the short but moving ceremony.

Leith Daly

(115) Bernie D'Arcy
Mon, 3 February 2014 09:31:59 +0000

Bernie D’Aarcy in Australia is researching her family history. She is a descendent of Tom D’Arcy 1819 – 1881 from Kilregane in Lorrha who left Ireland in late 1847. She is trying to find out if there are any D’Arcy families or indeed anyone in the area that may also be related to this family as she is trying to piece together some missing pieces. She would love to hear from anyone who may be able to help her to shed light on this family or anyone who may have records that they could share with her. Bernie can be contacted by post at 1 Frayne Court, Highton, Victoria 3216, Australia or by email to bernied067@gmail.com

(114) Patricia Burke
Wed, 8 January 2014 09:34:15 +0000

Patricia Burke is trying to trace her husband’s ancestors who lived in Kilcarron, Lorrha and she has supplied the following information. John Burke ( his father’s name was Martin), married Mary Nolan November 14, 1881 in the Lorrha Roman Catholic Chapel. They had 10 children: Martin born 1883; John Christopher born 1884; James born 1885; Sarah born 1886; Ellen born 1888; Hugh born 1889; Thomas born 1890, Margaret M. born 1896; Winifred born 1898 and Julia born 1900. Patricia notes that the name is also spelled Bourke on the Census which also notes that John Burke ‘Bourke’ lists his birth place as Galway. If you have any information and can help Patricia in any way, she can be contacted by email at patriciaburke@rogers.com or by post to Patricia Burke, 212 Summerfield Drive, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1L 1L3.

(113) Margaret Love
Sat, 4 January 2014 22:52:13 +0000

Happy New Year to Rose , Fr Mulcahy and the kind folk of Lorrha whom we met when researching William Hogan and Annie Doorley and descendants. Special greetings to all Doorley family connections who made us so welcome during our 2011 visit. We are still researching but have had no success finding anything further on Anne Hogan baptised 1/11/1838. The other four children we have baptisms for - Bridget, Michael, Mary and James all emigrated to Australia. It seems a little unusual that there wasn't a son called William after the father. Best wishes Margaret and Brenden Love and Bernice Clarke (Hogan, Doorley, Finnan and Merrigan descendant).


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