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O'Callaghan of Co.Kerry



Ballynabrennagh (NE of Tralee) and Ballybrannagh (E of Tralee).
From Google Maps.



--- O'Callaghan,
of Buttevant, Co.Cork,
had issue:


John O'Callaghan,
mar Honora Carmody [Hanna, Nora, born c.1820],
farmer, probably of Ballynabrennagh, Ratass par, NE of Tralee, Co.Kerry,
or possibly of Ballybrannagh, Ballymacelligott par, E of Tralee, Co.Kerry,
Ballynabrennagh is definitely where his son Denis is in 1901 and 1911, probably this is where they were all along,
however, spellings vary, and it is possible the father was at Ballybrannagh,
think [notes of Nora Stack] say Ballybrannagh,

there are no O'Callaghans in either Ballybrannagh or Ballynabrennagh in [Griffiths Valuation],
John is listed as of "Ballynamranagh" near Tralee (otherwise unidentified) at children's bapts 1852 and 1855,
listed as of "Ballynamraugh" near Tralee (otherwise unidentified) at son's bapt 1853,
listed as of "Ballinabrinach" near Tralee (otherwise unidentified) at dau's bapt 1857,
listed as of "Ballynamrinagh" near Tralee (otherwise unidentified) at dau's bapt 1859,
listed as of "Ballanvrinagh" near Tralee (otherwise unidentified) at son's bapt 1862,
listed as of "Balemaringh" near Tralee (otherwise unidentified) at dau's bapt 1864,
listed as of "Ballymenagh" near Tralee (otherwise unidentified) at dau's bapt 1866,
there are no O'Callaghans in Ballybrannagh in [Census, 1901],
his son Denis is in Ballynabrennagh in [Census, 1901],
John might have retired and moved into Tralee, he might be John Callaghan (age 80, born 1821, farmer) and his wife Nora (age 70, born 1831), found in Cloghers, S side of Tralee, in [Census, 1901], both illiterate, both born Co.Kerry, both speak Irish and English,

Honora died Feb 1909, age c.89 yrs,
(todo) try death of Nora Callaghan, Tralee, [GROI], 1st qr 1909, age 64 (would be too young), vol 5 p 419,
she is NOT Hanorah O'Callaghan who died Kanturk union, Co.Cork, 1909, age 69,

John died 19th Aug 1910 [family missal],
(todo) try death of John Callaghan, Killarney, [GROI], 4th qr 1911, age 85 (born 1826), vol 5 p 181,
he is NOT John who died Cork, 1910 4th qr,
there are no O'Callaghans in Ballybrannagh in [Census, 1911],
his son Denis is in Ballynabrennagh in [Census, 1911],
had issue:


  1. Denis O'Callaghan, born Co.Kerry,
    bapt 2 April 1852 [Tralee RC par records].


  2. Seamus O'Callaghan [Jim],
    bapt James, 9 July 1853 [Tralee RC par records],
    he must be "James Callaghan" who sp bapt of John 1887.

  3. Jeremiah O'Callaghan,
    bapt 10 November 1855 [Tralee RC par records].
    "Jeremiah Callaghan" and "Joanna Callaghan" sp bapt of Denis 1895.
    There is a Jeremiah Callaghan, age 50 (born 1861) and family at Cloghers (see above), S of Tralee, in [Census, 1911].


  4. Ellen O'Callaghan, born 13 November 1857,
    bapt Helen, 28 November 1857 [Tralee RC par records],
    mar --- Galivan.

    She might be:

    Ellen ----, born 1857 or 1858, Co.Kerry,
    mar 1881 to James Gallivan, blacksmith and farmer,
    (todo) see mar of James Gallivan, Kenmare, [GROI], 1st qr 1881, vol 5, p 240,
    they lived Capparoe, Dromore, Templenoe par, on the coast road W of Kenmare, Co.Kerry (see map),
    they are listed at Capparoe in [Census, 1901],
    they are listed at Capparoe in [Census, 1911].


  5. Mary O'Callaghan, born 5 September 1859,
    bapt 11 September 1859 [Tralee RC par records].

  6. John O'Callaghan, born 4 April 1862,
    bapt 12 April 1862 [Tralee RC par records].
    "John Callaghan" and "Mary Callaghan" sp bapt of Mathew 1897.
    "John Callaghan" and "Hanora Callaghan" sp bapt of Catherine 1899.


  7. Honora O'Callaghan, born 21 June 1864,
    bapt 3 July 1864 [Tralee RC par records].

    Must be the same as:

    (dau) O'Callaghan,
    mar --- Mullins.


  8. Catherine O'Callaghan,
    NOT Kathleen,
    listed as "Kate" at dau's birth 1901, remembered as "Cathy" by her brother Denis' branch,
    born Sat 5 May 1866, Ballynabrennagh or Ballybrannagh, nr Tralee, Co.Kerry,
    bapt Sun 13 May 1866 [Tralee RC par records], [notes of Nora Stack],
    the Censuses of 1901 and 1911 give an age that would mean she was born 1873,
    can't find birth in [GROI],
    she is NOT Kathleen Margaret Mary O'Callaghan, born Tralee, 1867,
    she is NOT Mary Catherine O'Callaghan, born Tralee, 1873,
    she was living Castle Street, Tralee, at time of marriage 1896,
    mar 3rd Aug 1896 [her age 30, him age 25], RC church, Tralee, Co.Kerry [GROI]
    to William Stack [bapt 2 Apr 1871] and had issue.






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