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Posted March 26, 2009 3:22 pm
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Jerry Ryan

am trying to contact relations that may still be in the Doon area. (I did once meet a cousin Tim Ryan who was the chemist in Doon about 20 yrs or more ago, and I have met Leahys from Emly in Tipperary, descended from Mary Ryan, my Great Aunt)

My grandfather was Thomas Ryan (dob 1872) from Gortavalla/Castlegarde, son of Michael Ryan (schoolmaster) and Margaret Crowe (daughter of Timothy Crowe and Killie Walsh)

He had 11 brothers and sisters:
Jerry
John
Michael
Peter
Mary (who married Mulcahy)
Andrew
Eva
Bridgid
Mick
Kathleen
James

Thomas Ryan migrated to the States about 1894, and many of his brothers joined him there. Unfortunately, we have lost all records of cousins in America and Ireland, and are looking to connect with them both in USA and Ireland.

I am also looking to see if Thomas\'s wife, Mary Kehoe (keogh?) was from Doon as well or did he meet her in New York, where he settled. Thomas had 4 living children: Henry, James, Marguerite and my father Jeremiah (dob 1907)

Posted March 5, 2009 11:29 pm
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Paul Ryan

I have an old photo of my grandfather with Relatives at Ri Na Vanna I was hoping to email it to see if anyone can be recognized. I believe it was taken in the 60\'s

Posted November 27, 2008 9:16 am
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Colette Cummins

woooo...... go onnnn doon boi....st.joseph`s some school....woooooooooo.....

Posted September 1, 2008 5:38 am
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Steve Franklin

Help needed! I have been corresponding regularly with a George Franklin who was living in Lisowen, near Doon. Recently I have been unable to contact him, although my emails to him are not bouncing. I would appreciate it if someone in the area of Lisowen could check to see if he still lives there, or any other information which might indicate why suddenly no contact. Thanx in advance.

Posted August 13, 2008 8:09 pm
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ej

Great website - lots of fascinating info. We are looking for Dundon\'s and O\'Connells.
Bridget O\'Conell, born 26 February 1854. She was the daughter of David O\'Connell and Margaret Dundon - one or both of whom were from Doon. Bridget and/or her parents emigrated to the US sometime before 1873. Thanks!

Posted July 29, 2008 1:28 pm
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Ruth Warner

A very interesting site.
Thank you,
Ruth Warner
New Zealand

Posted July 29, 2008 12:40 pm
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Ruth Warner

I arrive in Dublin September 3rd. I have 13 days but still not sure which day I will be in Doon. My family are HOURIGAN and HAYES. If there are any descendants of Thomas HOURIGAN and Margaret HAYES still living in the area I would love to make contact with you. If interested please leave a contact number with Fr. T RYAN as I have made arrangements with him to visit the church and view some of the records.
Hoping to find some relatives still in DOON . I am the GGGGranddaughter of Thomas and Margaret HOURIGANS nee HAYES from their son Daniel, b: 08 April 1835.
Thank you,
Ruth Warner
New Zealand but actually from Perth Western Australia where Daniel died in 1919.

Posted June 24, 2008 11:42 pm
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Jennifer Leahy

How is Alan O\'Brien doing these days...havent heard from him in a while. I used listen to him on Galtee Radio. give him my regards

Posted April 13, 2008 2:30 pm
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Shane Ware

I recently found out I had ancestors from Doon, Limerick - Michael & Catherine Behan. They had a duaghter Mary who was married to Michael Mulcahy c.1833 & had various children at Kilcommon, Tipperary, before immigrating to Australia in 1853. Any info on Behan or Mulcahys, would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

Posted March 27, 2008 4:07 pm
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Martin Robinson

I am trying to contact anyone who knows anything about John and Johanna(nee Curtain) Robinson and their family who lived in Doon from about 1840 to 1860.
One of their sons, George,came to England. One,John emigrated to Pittsburgh and after their father\'s death the other five and their mother went to New Zealand.
May I also congratulate you on the fascinating site about Doon

Posted March 18, 2008 3:54 pm
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Padraig

There is still a limited number of 2007\'s Doon Parish Journal available. The cost is €10. I can send an email with the address to request copies.

Posted March 2, 2008 8:18 pm
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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
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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
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Helen

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
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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?
Ruth
New Zealand

Posted October 22, 2007 12:52 pm
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Padraig

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


Kennedys



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
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Michael Miles

Hello
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
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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
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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
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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

hello,
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
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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
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stephen

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

Posted April 15, 2007 1:58 pm
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Maureen Ahern Davis

Aherns from Doon.

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~aherns/ahobits2.htm

look for Ellen mother of triplets

Posted February 1, 2007 3:10 pm
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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
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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
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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.

Regards,
Sheila

Posted November 24, 2006 3:05 pm
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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

Padraig

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
Week


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

Posted November 16, 2006 12:06 am
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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
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Padraig

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
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Brian Kennedy

HELLO FROM AUSTRALIA

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
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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
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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
Regards
Richard

Posted September 7, 2006 6:03 am
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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.
Steve

Posted August 1, 2006 12:13 pm

Padraig

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
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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
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Padraig

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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Padraig

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