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Mulcahy and Hurley in Limerick Co., Ireland

Mulcahy and Hurley in Limerick Co., Ireland

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Researching Mulcahy and Hurley families from
Limerick Co. who immigrated to US 1852 to
Ohio first before going to Calif after the
Civil War
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I have a copy of my mother's birth certificate(9/4/1892) listing her father Daniel J. Mulcahy and her mother Bridget Tirney showing the birth place of both as Limmerick Ireland. My grandmothers entry has what appears to be "Doon" as the city of her birth. My family lived in Chicago.


becki (View posts)
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My ancestors have the following history which is very similiar to yours-perhaps there is a connection? Edmond and Winnifred Mulcahy came to America in 1854 from Limerick. They settled as farmers in Kentucky. Other family names are Thomas, Maggie, Sarah, David. Later marriages included families with surnames of Phillips, Cloe, Spain allin northern KY -Covington, Berry, Cynthiana. Please write if it seems like this may be the same family. I have not been able to go back further than their arrival here.

"Doon" in Limerick

noreen gleiter (View posts)
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I spent time in Rathkeale ,and Adare recently and there is a small town/village called Doon nearby. The trouble is, it is the ending of a longer name. If you can get to a LDS library, check Locality Search for Limerick and scan the endings of the town names. Sorry I can't remember the name, but it is close to Adare and Rathkeale. My hostess had been hospitalized in "Doon".

Good luck

Mulcahy in Rathkeale

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message #22 from Noreen. Noreen, you mentioned that you were in Rathkeale recently and saw a town or village ending in Doon. Did you happen to see the surname Mulcahy listed in the parish records, or were visiting the area in general? My Mulcahy and Hurley families are from this parish and immigrated in 1852. Settled in Ohio.
Thank you,
Mary Mamalakis

Doon and Mulcahys

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Mary, I did some looking in Rathkeale for my Mulcahy ancestors. I did find a Holton (Maternal) who is related, but no actual famil of Mulcahy who belonged to me.

There is a nest of Mulcahy families in Limerick/Tipperrary. I found many locations at the LDS Library. If you look in GRIFFITHS EVALUATION, go to the index of names. There you will find all of he searchable name listed by county. As I recall, I then went to each of the counties and looked at a town index with the name followed by the number of families PAYING TAXES within that town. It can be most helpful.

While going through the Limerick Grittiths, I found many, many Mulcahys in what is called smallcountry. Let me know how you do.

Hurley family from Limerick Co., Ireland

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Mary, My ggrandfather came from Newcastle West, Co. Limerick in late 1840's. He went to gold fields of Calif. His name was Martin and his father's name was John Hurley. I was wondering if there was any connection to your Hurley's. Contact me at if you have any info.

Re: Mulcahy in Rathkeale

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Classification: Query
Surnames: Mulcahy, Skelley
I was in the Rathkeale area this past summer. Actually in tha Carrons area which is off the Rathkeale Ardagh road. We ran into a Mulcahy family that we believe to be related to us. They showed us a report that showed a Hurley connection also. The report traced to a set of siblings born in the 1830s and 40s (Daniel, William, Margaret, Bridget, Johannah, and Cornelius). The family home in Carrons can trace to Daniel. We believe we trace to William and possibly to Bridget also. We know William's son Daniel unknowingly married his first cousin Ann Skelley. We think Ann may be the daughter of Bridget. There was some kind of feud between William and the sibling who was the parent of Ann. Daniel and Ann did not know they were cousins until they married. We know Ann Skelley was Mike Skelley's sister and they grew up in Newark NJ (Essex county). We have a letter from Margaret to Daniel telling them of their mother Mary's death in November 1872. Margaret told William don't tell Bridget because if she wanted to know about the family she could write. The report the family had in Carrons showed a headstone errected by Daniel for his mother Mary in November 1872. If I remember correctly Daniel was married to a Hurley. We also know Daniel and William's brother Cornelius emigrated and moved to Brooklyn NY. I would love to know if any of this connects with any of your ancesters.

Rosemary Mulcahy
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