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Moynihan's - Shronedarragh, Headfort
« on: Wednesday 06 October 10 20:48 BST (UK) »
I'm looking for information on the Moynihan family from Headfort, Co.Kerry.  My great great grandmother was a Nora Moynihan born about 1877 in Co.Kerry, her marriage certificate from 1901 tell's me her father was Cornelius Moynihan who was deceased by that time.

The reason i'm zoning in on Headfort is that Nora was was said to be an aunt of New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.  Having read the opening chapters of a biography based on the senator i've learned  Senator Moynihan was second generation Irish/American and his paternal grandfather Jack Moynihan emigrated from Headfort Junction to the US in 1886, Jack's parents were said to be Cornelius Moynihan and Nora Connor, this also leads me to believe that if Nora was an aunt of his it was most likely she was a great aunt.

I've searched Irishgenealogy and can find a marriage for Cornelius Moynihan and Nora Connor and number of baptismal records for children of theirs, the only thing is I can't find any reference to Nora. I'm hoping somebody out there can connect or help with this family , i'm not sure where to go next as Moynihan seems to be a fairly common name in Kerry with over 80 of them listed for the Headfort area alone - ken

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Re: Moynihan's - Shronedarragh, Headfort
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 October 10 11:53 BST (UK) »
Have you tried to locate the family on the census returns http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/
Burns Scotland/Australia/Cork
Fitzgerald East Cork
Lynch Glanmire/Glounthaune
Walsh Clare/Westmeath
Haskett
Murley Cork

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Re: Moynihan's - Shronedarragh, Headfort
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 October 10 11:57 BST (UK) »
Yes, there are over 80 Moynihan's in the Headfort area on the 1901 census - ken

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Re: Moynihan's - Shronedarragh, Headfort
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 February 13 22:30 GMT (UK) »
kentic - i am doing a research project on DPM at a university in new york. i am trying to find out more about the local history of Headford Junction around the time Jack left in 1886. would you be willing to share your research about the family with me?

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Re: Moynihan's - Shronedarragh, Headfort
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 February 13 10:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi There, I can share the little bit of information that I have on the family but i'm not sure i'll be able to help with the local history, you can send me a pm with your email address once you have 3 forum posts. - ken

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Re: Moynihan's - Shronedarragh, Headfort
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 February 13 16:11 GMT (UK) »
thanks Ken.
two done, one to go.

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Re: Moynihan's - Shronedarragh, Headfort
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 February 13 16:13 GMT (UK) »
and three

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Re: Moynihan's - Shronedarragh, Headfort
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 13 April 13 12:48 BST (UK) »
Re DPM Did Jack Moynihan marry a Mary Fitzpatrick or a Margaret Moynihan?
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Re: Moynihan's - Shronedarragh, Headfort
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 13 April 13 13:05 BST (UK) »
Have you thought to look for "Honora"...I have a rellie in my tree referred to as Nora but she was Baptised Honora.
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