are links to some photos that I took while visiting Quilty, County Clare,
Ireland, in May 1998.
You are more than welcome to use any of them for your own genealogical records.
Patrick Shanahan tomb, which stands at one end of the old Kilmurry Cemetery in Quilty. It is quite massive and reads -Erected by Bridget Shanahan, in memory of her beloved Husband Pat Shanahan Ocean View who died Sept.27th 1872. May his soul rest in peace.
Kilmurry Church and churchyard in Quilty, where my Fennell and other ancestors are buried, although there are no grave markers. When my sister and parents visited Quilty, they were shown the plot where great-grandfather Thomas Fennell was laid to rest with three other souls. Unfortunately, the church yard is in ruins and very few markers are left standing.
John was born in Quilty in 1902, the son of Thomas Fennell and Bridget Foran
(John was my grandfather's brother). The stone reads -In loving memory of John
Fennell, Quilty, Died 11th April 1983, Aged 81 years, His wife Mary Died
26th April 1991. According to people that we spoke to in Quilty, John was
very musical and often played the fiddle at community dances. He moved to
the USA for a period of time but returned to his beloved Quilty. I would
love to hear from his descendants???
Catherine was baptized in Seafield in November 1896, and she married Thomas
Cunneen (he born 1892 in Quilty, died 1950 in England). Her headstone reads - In loving memory of Mrs. Catherine Cunneen (nee Fennell), Quilty East, Died 4th May 1982, Aged 85 years, Her
beloved son Thomas (the boy) died 24th July 1986, Aged 66 years. Dad said
that Catherine was very musically talented and had a great sense of humor
Town of Quilty, County Clare, Ireland. The photo was taken in May 1998, although the picture doesn't do the little seaside village any justice (my camera was acting up during the trip). This photo was taken close to the area where my mother lived as a child. Ironically, my father has an almost identical photo, which he took from the Fennell back yard on a very early trip to Ireland.
Plaque located in the RC Church of Our Lady, Star of The Sea, in Quilty, which reads -This church was erected for Mary, Star of the Sea, in memory of the brave fishermen of Quilty who rescued from the sea the crew of the French ship Leon XIII on October 2nd 1907. Names of the Fishermen: Martin O'Boyle, Austin O'Boyle, Patrick Kelleher, Denis Kelly, Patrick Cuneen, John McInerney, James Falsey, Michael O'Connor, Patrick Byou, Thomas Stack, Michael Dowd, Patrick O'Boyle, James King, Michael Maloney, Patrick O'Connor, Thomas O'Boyle, Michael Kenny, John Kenny, John Kelleher, Patrick Kelly, Michael McInerney, Thomas Clancy, Martin McInerney, John Scully, Patrick O'Connor, Peter O'Boyle, Martin Murphy, Francis Gealy, Patrick Mangun, Thomas Clancy (junior), Martin Maloney, and John Stack.
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