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Posted March 2, 2008 8:18 pm

Steve Franklin

I would dearly love to get a copy of a Doon yearbook, similar to the ones produced by the Cappamore Historical Society. Any help appreciated.

Posted January 2, 2008 10:49 pm

Dave OConnell

Cappamore Hist. Soc told me of your site. It\'s great. 11 OConnells are coming to Doon in July \'08 looking for the homested of Patrick Connell in the city, circa 1845-1880. Is there a professional genealogist in Doon to find it? He\'s in GV

Posted December 17, 2007 11:46 pm
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Pat Connors

Wow, I just found this site and when I get the time, I will read all the articles on it. Nice information and pictures.

Posted November 23, 2007 1:49 pm


I am looking for information on any Harneys living in Doon around 1900 - 1920. My gmother was anastasia Harney who I believe was a housekeeper (priests). We are not sure if she was an orphan..

Posted November 5, 2007 4:12 am

Ruth Warner

I am hoping to visit DOON in Sept. 2008. My ROOTS are ther with the HOURIGAN/HOURAGAN and HAYES families. Do any of the above descendants still live there?
New Zealand

Posted October 22, 2007 12:52 pm


This is the link to Brian Kennedy\'s article.


Thanks Brian.

Posted October 6, 2007 5:54 pm
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Brian Kennedy

Padraic, thanks for putting up the link to \"The Irish Kennedys\" relating to my Foilaclera origins. Relatives in Doon these days would be descendants of Jack Ryan Potter whose mother Bridget was born at Foilaclera on 2nd June, 1867.
All the best.
Brian Kennedy

Posted September 21, 2007 9:28 am

Michael Miles

Does anyone know if there are any Cronin\'s or Maher\'s still living in the Doon area? Many thanks

Posted August 19, 2007 8:14 pm

Paul Ryan

I\'m told by my elders that my paternal lineage is from Doon, and I\'m coming around the first week of September. The last contact my family had with my Irish relatives was in the 1960\'s and I don\'t have much information. Does anyone know of a David and Mary Ryan who were about in their forties in 1945 I guess they had a farm and are my great Grand Father, Thomas Gough Ryans,cousins. Anyway I\'m coming in a couple of weeks and hope for a good time.

Paul Ryan

Posted August 19, 2007 4:51 am

Franklyn Brazil

Greetings from Queensland, Australia. My ancestors came from around Doon (Birchgrove) in 1874. I have traced several family members at Glengar, Lackagh and Doon North. Would love to hear any relevant information

Posted August 15, 2007 8:30 am

John Ryan

I believe that there is a publication called \'Bleisce\' which is available in the Doon area. Can anybody advise me how I can obtain copies?

Posted August 2, 2007 3:18 pm

John Ryan

John Ryan here.I have new cooper sk100 hurling helmets for sale.Choose from yellow red green blue and black.They are E110 each and include a killkenny facegaurd and a uniqe carrier bag.Call 0876290923

Posted April 23, 2007 8:58 am
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Tom Condon

Hi all from Bonnie Doon Victoria Australia.So the Irish want to play cricket too....

Posted April 18, 2007 12:35 am

Kathleen Anlage

Thanks for putting up the site.. I stumbled across it after seeing an article on www.foxnews.com about the the parish name. on a side note, can you e-mail me off post regarding Kathleen Horrigan?

Posted April 16, 2007 8:42 pm


Good luck and much support for the name change petition, Dun Bleisce. Be proud of your roots.

Posted April 15, 2007 1:58 pm

Maureen Ahern Davis

Aherns from Doon.


look for Ellen mother of triplets

Posted February 1, 2007 3:10 pm

John Ryan

Hello. Congratulations on a very good website.
My grandfather, John Ryan [Mahony] left Doon about a hundred years ago and was a baker in Limerick.
About 10 yrs ago when I last visited their old home, a family called Kennedy were living there.
I am looking for any information that anyone has about this Ryan family.

Posted January 3, 2007 7:51 pm

Tom Anderson

Greetings from Long Island,New York. My father Jackie was from Coolbane, and my mother is from Kilmoylan.My wife Bernie is a native of Glengar.I enjoy the pictures on the website- any chance of pictures of the castle in Coolbane?

Posted November 26, 2006 6:07 pm

Sheila Keogh

Congratulations on an absolutely wonderful website! I just discovered it, and enjoyed reading every item. Having grown up in Doon during the \'50\'s, I devour every scrap of news from there that I can get. Thank you for your detailed research.


Posted November 24, 2006 3:05 pm

Martin Fitzgerald

Just view the main page alot of interesting facts, was looking for more information on the Fitzgeralds of Liscaugh Doon, uncle Dan Fitzgerald & Aunt Joan Fitzgerald currently residing there

Posted November 22, 2006 11:32 am


Hello John. Thank you very much for your excellent piece on fishing at the
Blackboy. I have added it to the site.

Beer for a

I hope you don\\\'t mind. We might see you in the summer.

Posted November 16, 2006 12:06 am

John O\'Brien

Hello from London England. My father is Connie O\'Brien from Glengar, born in 1919 and emigrated in 1948. He is still alive, healthy and married to Kitty O\'Brien (nee Loughman). Unfortunately she is not so well and is in hospital following a stroke. She is making good progress in her recovery.
My Dad and I have been back to Doon for a week eac year for the last 4 years and, if circumstances allow, we are planning another trip for the first week of June 2007 - I\'m following the May fly hatch and hope to catch it this time. Dad still has a wonderful memory of life in Doon in the 30\'s and 40\'s. If you are interested in meeting and talking to him, let me know. He always goes to Mary Jo\'s for a pint.
Best wishes

John O\'Brien

Posted November 14, 2006 12:27 pm


Brian, Mick O\'Connor and his wife have both passed on sadly. Mick\'s daughter is living in doon. i will tell her that you were inquiring the next time I see her.

Posted October 29, 2006 5:59 am

Brian Kennedy


I am descended from the Kennedys of Foilaclera and have visited Doon many times. I had a conversation there with Johny Moloney r.i.p just before he died and Michael Connors (Chinaman). I have heard that Michael has also passed on. I believe he has a daughter still living in Doon who I would like to contact.

Posted October 22, 2006 10:41 pm

Deirdre Rafter

I\'m looking for information on a Richard Browne who left Doon, with is parents, brothers and sisters circa 1885, for Ballyboughal in north Co. Dublin. He was my great grandfather.

Posted September 18, 2006 1:55 am

Richard Casey

Greetings from Bonnie Doon Australia I been chasing up Duns, Doons, Dounes and Bonnie Doons for some years and am pleased see Doon Limerick has a web site

http://www.bonniedoon.net/index.shtml is the town web site

Posted September 7, 2006 6:03 am

Stephen Franklin

Thanx Padraig. I have corresponded with Peter Franklin of Corelish, but have not had any luck in contacting any other Franklins in the Doon area. I even sought the assistance of the Supervisor of the Garda Station in Doon. No response from him. If more information would help, You may contact me privately.

Posted August 1, 2006 12:13 pm


Stephen, there are still some Franklins living in the Doon area. I will see if I can get any information for you.

Posted July 25, 2006 12:09 am

Stephen Franklin

I\'m hoping to make contact with any Franklins in the Doon area who will correspond with me about my family history. My Great Grandfather was Martin Franklin, and he was married to Bridget Kirby.

Posted June 27, 2006 12:05 pm


Tom thanks for the email. I will put it up in a new page soon. Please feel free to send anything else you might have of interest.

Posted May 11, 2006 4:44 pm

US Based Tom

Hello there. I have an interesting article that I think would be appropriate for your site. Iwill send you an email with the info. Must visit Doon again some time.

Posted May 9, 2006 12:50 pm
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