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04/06/2018 9:01 pm
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SULLIVAN/ Keel, Shanhill, Castlemaine, Kerry
My great grandmother Julia Sullivan O'Connor who came to US from Parish Keel, West Shanahill. Castlemaine, Kerry,IRE

This is what I know:
Julia Sullivan came to US in 1870’s and had a brother Jeremiah who stayed in Castlemaine, Shanahill West, Parish Keel, County Kerry, IRE.

and was married to Ann FLYNN. Jeremiah's son Patrick came to Boston. Patrick was married to Margaret GRIFFIN

Se is my great-grandmother Julia Sullivan O'Connor who was born 1856 had a

brother Jeremiah Sullivan who remained in the parish Keel and was living in 1901

in House # 9 in Shanahill West with his wife Ann Flynn, (parents and

siblings unknown) she is listed as age 60 and Jeremiah as age 60, living

there with a son John Sullivan age 26, as their other son Patrick Sullivan had

already emigrated to Boston, MA and mar. a Margaret Griffin.

Living next to this Jeremiah Sullivan in 1901 was Timothy Flynn, age 31 and

then next was a John Flynn age 40, next was a Thomas Connor age 70 with wife

{Jeremiah Sullivan age 60 and his wife Anne age 60 and son John Sullivan age

26 were living in house # 9 in Shanahill west in 1901 between the houses of

Timothy Flynn and Jeremiah M. Callaghan.}

[Bapt. Record daughter of Jeremiah Sullivan and Anna Flynn Sullivan: 30 April 1866 Mary bpt daughter of

Jeremiah “Dermot” Sullivan and Anna Flynn, Shanachill West, sponsors- Cornelius Sullivan and Margaret Evans.]

I have been in touch with the descendants of Patrick Sullivan (son of Jeremiah) who settled in Somerville and Cambridge, MA….

they are spread all over now with pockets in Sharon and Springfield and Holyoke, MA.

Julia Sullivan, sister of Jeremiah, married Timothy O’Connor in Boston, MA.

They lived in Attleborough, MA and Woburn, MA.

I have not been able to add much info from the Ireland clan...either Sullivan or O'Connor.

Wondering if anyone has any more info or suggestions on where I might get more info about this family.

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11/06/2020 5:14 pm


Re: SULLIVAN/ Keel, Shanhill, Castlemaine, Kerry
Hi Helen,

I'm curious: Have you found the marriage records from Keel, Castlemaine for your Sullivans and Flynns? I'm in contact with a bunch of cousins who are related to the Sullivans, Callaghans, Flynns, Sheas etc from that area.

Although I do not have these specific individuals in my family tree, I do suspect that they are distantly related to the Sullivans, Flynns and Callaghans that I am related to. They lived in the same area (Shanachill/Shanaceul/Shanachuil, Co. Kerry) and attended the same Roman Catholic Church in Keel, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry. Also, a lot of the first names of the individuals follow the same Irish naming pattern as the ones in my family.

The only thing is: mine were in the area earlier than yours were (according to the dates that you provided_ and mine did not all immigrate to the USA. I do have a Flynn who is descended from my 4x great-aunt Catherine Callaghan (1853-1894) and her husband Patrick Flynn (c1838-?) who did immigrate to Springfield, MA. Catherine Callaghan and her husband Patrick Flynn lived and died in Shanachill.

Catherine and Patrick's son Jeremiah Patrick Flynn (1880-1962) was born in Shanachill, Co. Kerry and immigrated to Springfield, MA where he married Mary Shea (1882-1952) and had 8 children. I have their names and dates, if you are interested.

I also don't know if you've had your DNA tested as you may find more cousins through that.

Hopefully, this information helps.

Shannon Johnson

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