Author Topic: Researching the McGrath family of Castleshannon, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.  (Read 3747 times)

Offline carmelg

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Re: Researching the McGrath family of Castleshannon, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 06 January 13 14:57 GMT (UK) »
hi i am tracing my family tree and know that i am the great granddaughter of Thomas and Johanna Mc Grath.I would be delighted to have contact with other  members of the family to find out more about us. I am a regular visitor to Ireland and have been to Ballyheigue numerous times and used St Marys church in Ballyheigue to trace some family hope one of you out there can help me with any information on tracing  my family thanks    carmel.

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Re: Researching the McGrath family of Castleshannon, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
« Reply #10 on: Monday 23 May 16 16:10 BST (UK) »
Delighted to report that I have traced the McGrath brothers as follows:

  • James McGrath to New York, New York
  • George and Patrick McGrath to Bronx, New York
  • Thomas McGrath to Los Angeles, California

all addresses correct as of the 1950s. Would love to hear from any relatives!

Cheers,
SuasAnAbhainn.
BURKETT (Ballyheigue-Causeway)
CONNOLLY(Mountjoy)
DENNEHY (Knockercreeveen-Drommartin-Lixnaw)
ELLIS (Ringsend-Sandymount)
JOHNSTON (Ringsend-Sandymount)
MCGRATH (Ballyheigue-Causeway-Castleshannon-St. Louis-New York)
MORIARTY (Glenbeigh-Tralee)

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Re: Researching the McGrath family of Castleshannon, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 25 January 17 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Mc Grath I'm looking for Margaret Mc Grath born 1914 father Edward....
No mother details are known as she never had a birth certificate.

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Re: Researching the McGrath family of Castleshannon, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 25 January 17 17:48 GMT (UK) »
Mc Grath I'm looking for Margaret Mc Grath born 1914 father Edward....
No mother details are known as she never had a birth certificate.

Do you know her father's occupation? do you have a more exact location than Co. Kerry?

Only 2 Edward McGraths in Co. Kerry in 1911 census- neither married & one quite elderly:
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Kerry/Listowel_Urban/William_Street/275537
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Kerry/Listowel_Urban/William_Street/275537

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Re: Researching the McGrath family of Castleshannon, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 25 January 17 23:45 GMT (UK) »
We have so little....just that he was a solider....
Margaret was born 12th Dec 1914 Killarney
Father Edward...mothers name  Unknown...died 1922

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Re: Researching the McGrath family of Castleshannon, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 09 April 17 21:09 BST (UK) »
I am one of the FTDNA admins for the R-L226 haplogroup project which is one of three known Irish only haplogroups. L226 is Dal gCais in origin and Sir Conor O'Brien, a direct male descendant of King Brian Boru belongs to L226. There are eleven McGrath testers to at 67 markers. One branch (DC201) is genealogical in nature since 17 of 19 testers are either McCraw, McGraw or McGrath. Other branches including McGrath include: DC63, DC106, DC205, FGC12296 and FGC12290. We now have 46 branches under L226. Of the 522 testers, 80 % of testers with any ties to Europe are found in five Irish counties: Clare, Tipperrary, Limerick, Kerry and Cork. Another 10 % are in the rest of Ireland (probably recent movement within Ireland). The remainder are primarily in England with a few in other countries.

L226 is one of the most researched haplogroups in the world with 522 testers at 67 markers and around 25 % have tested around 40 to 45 known branches. This allows us to now chart the connections between 80 % of the testers:

http://www.rcasey.net/DNA/R_L226/Haplotrees/L226_Home.pdf#Page=22

You might want to consider testing 67 YSTR markers at FTDNA to see if you match these McGrath or McGrath variant surnames. If you do match, you can contact your matches via email to exchange traditional genealogical sources:

https://www.familytreedna.com/products/y-dna

Casey - Tipperary or Clare, Ireland
Kelly - Ireland
Brooks, Bryan, Shelton (2), Harper, Williamson - England
Tucker, Arrington, Stevenson, Shears, Jarvis - England
Hill (2), Reed, Olliff, Jackson, Potter, Cruse, Charlton - England
Davis. Martin, Ellison, Woodward, Alderson - England
Pace - Shropshire, England
Revier - Netherlands
Messer - Germany
Wininger - Switzerland