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John (Jack) FITZMAURICE [Parents] was born 22 Dec 1916. He died 19 Mar 1998 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry and was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Gale Bridge, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John married Maud CUNNINGHAM.
Jack and Maud lived in Moyvane village.
Maud CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born 2 Apr 1918 in Newtownsandes (Moyvane) village, Co. Kerry. She died 27 Feb 1974 and was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Gale Bridge, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Maud married John (Jack) FITZMAURICE.
STACK: Tom Stack was married in Carrueragh Kilmorna to Mary Neville of Carrigkerry . They had three sons the eldest born on Christmas night 1849 was called Thomas Neville Stack . The second son
Maurice Tom Stack married Mary Goulding their children were Tom Maurice and John Maurice, Tom inherited the farm while John went to America the third brother of Tom Neville Stack was called William
he got a farm in Carrigkerry .Mai Quinlivnans mother Ellie Stack was daughter of Maurice Tom Stack a brother of Tom Neville , her father Michael Quinlivan was of Blossom Hill Rathkeale , Co Limerick
. Tom Neville Stack Founded The Finance Union Journal in 1877 .It is reported that three generations before Tom Neville a member of the Stack family was a Butter Merchant in Cork who had a brother a
Banker .Another Stack Nicholas Moore Stack a man of culture and an actor taught at Maynooth and Carlow College .Tom Neville himself was a Journalist a Financier and a Poet his second wife was a
daughter of Mr Andrew Thunder of Dublin .Mr Thunder went to Clongroves Wood College . He died aged 45yrs .Mr and Mrs Stack were married for over 20yrs and had five children. In 1895 Tom Neville Stack
was one of the Founders of the British Homes Assurance Corporation Ltd. He was also an Officer in the 2nd London Rifles which was founded by Prince Albert .Tom Neville Stacks views on Irish Banking
are contained in the Blue Book which was issued by a committee of the House of Commons.
For his father and aviation pioneer, see T. Neville Stack.
Thomas Neville Stack
19 October 1919 - 26 January 1994
Air Chief Marshal Sir (Thomas) Neville Stack KCB CVO AFC (1919-1994) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.
 Early years
Stack was born on 19 October 1919 the son of aviation pioneer T.N. Stack. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 as a flight cadet at RAF College Cranwell. He gained a permanent commission on 29 July 1939 and passed out of the College with the Sword of Honour. He spent his war service with Coastal Command serving on flying boats until transferring to Transport Command in the late 1950s. Including a tour as Deputy Captain of the Queen's Flight.
 Air Staff Officer
In 1967 he became commandant of the RAF College Cranwell before moving on in 1970 as a representative with CENTO. In December 1972 he was appointed as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command then moved in the same role at RAF Strike Command. Between 1976 and 1978 he was Air ADC to the Queen. From February 1976 he was Air Secretary before he retired at his own request in 1978.
 Civil life
On retirement for the air force he became a Gentleman Usher to the Queen and then from 1989 and Extra Gentleman Usher. He also became a Freeman of the City of London. Stack died in London on 26 January 1994.
 Honours and awards
27 June 1947 - Croix de guerre (Belgium)
27 June 1947 - Chevalier of the Order of Leopold with Palms (Belgian) to Acting Wing Commander Thomas Neville Stack (33455), Royal Air Force, in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the liberation of Belgium.
1 January 1957 - Wing Commander Thomas Neville Stack (33455), Royal Air Force is awarded the Air Force Cross (AFC)
1 January 1963 - Group Captain Thomas Neville Stack, AFC, Royal Air Force is appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
12 June 1965 - Acting Air Vice-Marshal Thomas Neville Stack, CVO, AFC, Royal Air Force is appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) 
1 January 1969 - Air Vice-Marshal Thomas Neville Stack, CVO, CBE, AFC, Royal Air Force is appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
1 January 1972 - Air Marshal Thomas Neville Stack, CB, CVO, CBE, AFC, Royal Air Force is appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath(KCB)
T. Neville Stack
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Captain Thomas Neville Stack AFC (died 1949) was a 1920s test pilot, air racer and aviation pioneer. He served in both the First and Second World War and in all three services.
 First World War
Thomas Neville Stack left the Army to join the Royal Flying Corps in 1917, at the end of the war he became a flying instructor. In 1921 he re-joined the Royal Air Force and served in Iraq leaving in 1925 to become chief flying instructor with the Lancashire Aero Club. 
 England to India
On the 15 November 1926 Stack left England in at attempt to reach India in a De Havilland DH.60, he was accompanied by Bernard Leete in another Moth, they reached Karachi on the 8 January 1927. In June 1927 Stack and Leete were each awarded the Air Force Cross, Air Ministry, 3rd June, 1927, The King had been graciously pleased to approve the award of the Air Force Cross to Mr. Thomas Neville Stack (Flying Officer, Reserve of Air Force Officers), in recognition of the distinguished service rendered to aviation by his recent flight in a light aeroplane from London to Delhi. 
 England to Australia
In 1934, to enable him to compete in the England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race, Stack together with Sidney Lewis Turner had a specially modified long-range version of the Airspeed Envoy built. It was named the Airspeed Viceroy.
The Airspeed Viceroy started the race from RAF Mildenhall, England, but after several reliability problems including with the mainwheel brakes, it was withdrawn from the race at Athens. The pilots concluded that it would be unsafe to proceed and they would probably be unable to finish the race.
 Second World War
In the 1940s he was Chief Test Pilot at Austin Motors where he flew new aircraft straight from the production lines. He later joined the Fleet Air Arm and commanded 742 Naval Air Squadron in Southern India.
 Later life
His son Neville Stack born in 1919 became an Air Chief-Marshal in the Royal Air Force. Stack was a manager at Orient Airways when he died near Karachi, India on 22 February 1949. Newspaper reports that he was killed when he was run over by a lorry. The Police allege he threw himself under the vehicle. Stack had recently been interned by the Pakistan authorities (with regard a sale of a Dakota to India) but was allowed a daily visit to see his priest at Mauripore Airport and he is alleged to have thrown himself under the lorry while walking to the house of the priest. 
Obituary: Air Chief Marshal Sir Neville Stack
Saturday, 29 January 1994
Thomas Neville Stack, air force officer: born Sidcup, Kent 19 October 1919; served North Atlantic 1939-45; Coastal Command 1945-52; Transport Support in Far East (Malaya Ops) 1954-59, (Borneo Ops) 1962-65; AFC 1957; Deputy Captain, Queen's Flight 1960- 62; CVO 1963; CBE 1965; Commandant, RAF College Cranwell 1967-70; CB 1969, KCB 1972; UK Permanent Military Deputy, Cento, Ankara 1970- 72; AOC-in-C, RAF Training Command 1973-75; Air Secretary 1976-78; Air ADC to the Queen 1976-78, Gentleman Usher to the Queen 1979-89, Extra Gentleman Usher 1989-94; Director-General, Asbestos International Association 1978-89; married 1955 Diana Todd (one son, one daughter); died London 26 January 1994.
NEVILLE STACK was one of that select band of pre-war Cranwell- trained officers who survived the Second World War and later rose to the highest ranks of the Royal Air Force. Essentially a maritime aviator, he was rarely involved in
policy-making but made his mark in several important operational appointments and subsequently as a key figure in RAF training.
Born at Sidcup, in 1919, 'Jimmy' Stack was the son of an air pioneer who set up several long-distance records. He entered the RAF College Cranwell as a flight cadet in 1937, and on graduating in 1939 was awarded the Sword of Honour. He was immediately selected for Coastal Command where he spent most of the war piloting one of the great instruments of victory in the Battle of the Atlantic, the Sunderland flying boat. Serving with 201 and 204 Squadrons and with 2 School of General Reconnaissance he flew from bases as far apart as the Shetlands and West Africa, yet on his own admission never saw a U- boat. Such unspectacular, tedious but always demanding patrolling was the lot of most Coastal Command crews, and it was essential in combating the U-boat peril, described by Churchill as the only thing that really frightened him during the war.
For several years afterwards, Stack remained in the maritime role, serving on the staff at Headquarters Coastal Command and also as Chief RAF Instructor at the Joint Anti-submarine School, Londonderry. Here, working alongside the Royal Navy and often flying the Lancaster, he helped develop the techniques and tactics so necessary to counter the rapidly developing Soviet submarine threat.
In 1954 came a change of scene when he was appointed to command the Far East Transport Wing, based in Singapore at Changi. Here the main task of his Dakota and Valetta squadrons was to support the army's counter-insurgency operations in Malaya by providing communications, dropping and landing supplies, delivering leaflets and evacuating casualties. The eventual success of the long Malayan campaign owed much to air transport, and for Stack's own part during his two-year stint he was awarded the Air Force Cross in 1957.
This experience was now put to use at Headquarters Transport Command, where he worked with the Parachute Brigade and the Air Transported Brigade on mobile operations. In 1958, following the assassination in Iraq of King Faisal, he commanded the transport forces in Cyprus which delivered the Parachute Brigade to Jordan in order to protect King Hussein.
Three years later, after a spell as Deputy Captain of the Queen's Flight serving under Sir Edward Fielden, he returned to the Far East for his last operational appointment. He served as senior Air Staff Officer at headquarters 224 Group, based at Seletar, for the first two years of the Confrontation between Malaysia and Indonesia. His group was responsible for the air support of the British troops seeking to protect the Borneo territories against Indonesian incursions, and air supply - with helicopters of particular importance - was central to their operations. Indonesian Confrontation was a classic example of the careful application of limited force and the subsequent pattern of events in South-East Asia owes much to its success.
Stack was back home by 1965, served a period at Flying Training Command, and in 1967 - to his delight - returned to Cranwell as Commandant, a post for which his relaxed, extrovert personality was especially suited. It was his diplomatic skills that were used next, when he went to Ankara in 1970 as United Kingdom Permanent Military Deputy to the Central Treaty Organisation and had to cope with the politico-military problems of a major international alliance.
There followed three years as Commander-in-Chief of Training Command, where he was responsible for all aspects of RAF training, and from 1976 until his retirement in 1978 he was the last four-star incumbent of the post of Air Secretary, in which he oversaw the careers of all RAF officers. This was a post for which his long and varied RAF experience and his ability to get on with people were eminently suitable.
On retirement he became Director General of the Asbestos International Association but always found time to retain his links with the Service, particularly as an enthusiastic and influential President of the Old Cranwellians' Association.
The RAF will remember him for his dignified bearing; his gentle yet effective style of leadership; his great personal charm; his approachability; his kindness. It was always a pleasure to be in his company.
Farewell to a native son of Kilbaha, Newtownsandes.
By Bill McEvoy
It is with profound sense of sorrow and deep regret that we record the passing of Frank Thornton, Chicago, Illinois on October 21, 1997. He was 89. Frank was born in Kilbaha near Moyvane, County Kerry on August 29, 1908. It was then and still is an area rich in Irish heritage, culture and tradition. He played a leading role in the founding of Comhaltas here in North America.
Of all the great personalities who illuminated the Comhaltas scene here in the early seventies, there is little doubt that Frank Thornton was one of the most memorable. An extraordinary man in every sense of the word, the very embodiment of a joyous spirit, in love with all things Irish, particularly traditional Irish music, song and dance. He brought consistent and unflagging enthusiasm into his work for Comhaltas. One could only gasp with wonder at the sustained energy with which he had been endowed.
At a very young age, Frank got his first lessons on the flute from his Uncle Jerry, a renowned flute player in that time period. He came to America in 1929 during the Great Depression. It was very hard to find work. He often recalled how he stood in line for hours at Montgomery Wards while job applicants were being interviewed. When my time came to be interviewed, I was extremely polite. The man asked me where are you from?' I said ‘Ireland.' Moved by his sincerity of heart and his meaningful approach, Frank was hired. He was one of a very few hired on that occasion. He went on to serve at Montgomery Wards for the next 9 years, when he joined Chicago Police in 1938. Most of his distinguished services with the police department was on foot patrol, in an area near Lawrence and Milwaukee Avenues, where he endeared himself to the business community and citizens alike. He retired from Chicago Police in 1965.
Almost from the time of his arrival in Chicago, Frank threw himself wholeheartedly into promoting Irish music. He started to teach tin whistle to the young people in his area. The basement room of his home would be filled. Lessons were free and many times he bought instruments as well for those who couldn't afford them. He went on to form the Thornton Fife and Drum Band, a colourful and spectacular group of musicians all dressed in green and gold, solid reflection of his great love for Ireland and for his native County Kerry. His three sons, Jimmy, Jerry and Frank were all members of the Band.
In 1959, Frank led a group of Chicago-based Irish musicians on a tour of Ireland. It was the first ever performing group from America. They performed 23 concerts in 27 days. The great Chicago Pianist, Eleanor Keane Neary, was part of that group.
This trip to Ireland would always have a profound bearing on Frank's life thereafter. The weather was just dreadful over the North Atlantic. The plane developed engine trouble and was forced to land at Gander, NewFoundland. Soon after departure, the trouble reoccurred and the plane had to return to Gander again.
Recalling the awful experience Frank said, ‘my thoughts went back to my mother who prayed daily for our safety. All on Board were praying the Rosary as the plane bounced from one air pocket to another. ‘I swore in my heart I would never fly to Ireland again.' However, this transatlantic experience and pledge for the future did not keep him away from the Emerald Isle. He made 12 more trips, mostly by boat.
In 1956, Frank thought the time had come for a more positive and unified association of Irish Musicians in the various cities of America. Together with a few distinguished musicians here, among them the late Ed Reevy of Philadelphia, Louis E. Quinn of New York, and Johnny McGreevy of Chicago, others too. He founded the l.M.A. Irish Musicians Association of America. Guided by Frank Thornton as its first president, the organisation quickly grew in strength and number. In 1963 there were 27 IM. clubs flourishing all across America. In 1969, Frank organised the first ever concert tour of Irish champion musicians from Ireland. This prestigious group was led by the then Comhaltas President Labhras O Murchú. This led to the founding of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Eireann here in 1972, when the then Chief Comhaltas Organiser, the late Diarmuid O Cathain came here as the Ardchomhairle representative. He soon made contact with Frank Thornton, who supplied a list of names and contacts that played a vital role in the establishment of Comhaltas here, especially the Annual Concert Tours.
I need help with the following individuals. I know they are related to methrough my Great Grandmother, Mary Margaret (or Margaret Mary) Hanrahan. Shewas born 1866 in Tarbert daughter of John Hanrahan and Catherine O'Connor.When she died here in Tennessee (USA) in 1940 the following people werementioned in a letter that was sent here to my Grandmother (and was kept allthese years) expressing sympathy over her death.Trying to find out how they were related to Mary Margaret but guessing theywere sisters or Aunts. Aunt Hannie, Mrs. Dan Keane who lived at CavuevaghKnochanvue, Aunt Kate who was Mrs. Y. Keane and lived at Leitvim WestNewtownsandes and Aunt Lon or Con who was a Mrs. Kennelly and lived at KeylodNewtownsandes Co. Kerry. Any idea who these people were in relationship tothe Mary Margaret above?Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Mimi Morris Tennessee.
HISTORY of Irelands School Inspectorate 1831 to 2008 compiled by Tarbert man John Coolahan is now available.
NEWTOWNSANDES: Sample of names from Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon Co., KY: Gregory, Ellen, wife of George Gregory, of New Townsans, County Kerry,
Ireland, d. Nov. 4, 1871 age 65 years 6 mos. Gregory, Ellen, wife of George Gregory, b. in County Kerry, lreland, d. June 1, 1884, age 45 ; Gregory, George, b. County Kerry, Ireland, d. May 18, 1914 age 80; Gregory, Margaret, dau. of Ellen and George Gregory, 1873; Gregory, Thomas 1877-1903;
Griffin, Bridget, wife of John Griffin, of the Parrish Mayfayte, County Limerick,Ireland, July 3, 1865 age 30;
McQuinn, Bridget, d. Sept. 2, 1854, age 9 ;
McQuinn, Catherine, b. in County Kerry, Ireland, d. Dec. 15, 1884, age 75;McQuinn, Catherine, 1809-1885 (wife of James McQuinn; McQuinn, Cornelius, child of James McQuinn (father of Newtown Sans, County Kerry, Ireland) child d. Nov. 1, 1858, age 16 ; McQuinn, James of Newtown, Sans, County Kerry, Ireland, d. May 13, 1861, age 63 ; McQuinn, James, 1798-1861; McQuinn, Margaret, d. Sept. 3, 1854, age 2 years 6 mo.; Walsh, John, 1820-1896; Welsh, John R., native of Newton Sandy, County Kerry, Ireland. d. Sept. 24, 1865, age about 53. Erected by son Patrick Welsh; Welsh, Patrick, 1834-1896
Welch, John, native of Co. Kerry, Ireland, 1856-1886
Welch, John M., native of County Kerry, Ireland 1839-1889
Welch, Julia, a native of Co. Kerry, Ireland. 1848-1914
Welsh, Willie, son of J. H. and J. Doyle, 1889-1889
(Note: Four Welsh records on one stone)
Welsh, John 1842-1903; Welsh, Mary 1843-1912 ;
Welsh, Elizabeth, b. June 1, 1857, d. Aug. 18, 1938 ;
Welsh, Margaret, 1860-1942; Welsh, Mary, dau of T. & B. Welch, b. Oct. 10, 1866 d. Sept. 20, 1877; Welsh, Timothy, b. Mar. 15, 1825 d. Mar. 6, 1908; Welsh, William, born in county Limerick, Ireland, Mar. 15, 1850 d. Mar 11, 1885; Welsh, Bettie, 1872-1906, Compiled by Eades Family.
AGHAVALLIN, or AGHAVALAH, a parish, in the barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 1/2 miles (W. S. W.) from Tarbert; island containing, with the town of Ballylongford and the of Carrigue, 5688 inhabitants. This place anciently belonged to the O'Connors of Kerry, whose principal seat, Castle Carrig-a-foile, signifying in the Irish language "the rock of the chasm," was situated on the south-west side of the inlet between the main land and the small island of Carrigue, which is encircled by the river Shannon. This castle was defended on the land side by a double wall flanked with circular and square bastions, which are still remaining, and was fortified against Queen Elizabeth by O'Connor, who placed in it a garrison under the command of Julio, an Italian officer. The castle, with the entire barony, excepting only one estate, was forfeited by the O'Connors of Kerry, in 1666, and conferred by the act of settlement upon the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin. The parish is situated on the river Shannon, and within a mile and a half of the high road from Tralee to Limerick, and comprises 15,152 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. About one-third of it is good arable land, rather more than one-third of a coarser quality, and the remainder is mountain pasture and bog. Limestone for manure is brought from Askeaton by turf boats returning from Limerick; and sea manure is also extensively used. A species of brown stone of good quality is quarried for building. The principal seats are Kiletton, the residence of W. Hickey, Esq.; Litter, of G. Wren, Esq.; Rusheen, of F. Crosbie, Esq.; Rushy Park, the property of Godfrey Leonard, Esq., at present occupied by Terence O'Connor, Esq.; Ahanogran, the seat of J. O'Connor, Esq.; and Asdee, of Barry Collins, Esq. A steam-boat passes daily from Kilrush to Tarbert and Limerick, and vessels of 30 tons enter the creek for potatoes and turf, in which a considerable traffic is carried on. Dredging for oysters off the island of Carrigue, and fishing, employ several persons in the season. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe, to which those of Liseltin, Killehenny, Galey, Murhir, Kilnaughten, Disert, Finuge, Listowel, and Knockanure are united, constituting the union of Aghavallin, in the patronage of Anthony Stoughton, Esq., in whom the rectory is impropriate. The tithes amount to £304. 12. 2., of which £152. 6. 1. is payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar: the gross amount of tithes of the union payable to the incumbent is £774. 17. 11. The church, having been condemned, is about to be rebuilt by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. There are churches at Liseltin, Kilnaughten, and Listowel. There are several glebes in the union, but all in the possession of the impropriator. In the R. C. divisions this parish is the head of the union or district of Ballylongford, also called Tarbert, which comprises the parishes of Aghavallin and Kilnaughten: a chapel has been recently erected at Asdee, as a chapel of ease to that at Ballylongford; and there is also a chapel at Tarbert, in the parish of Kilnaughten. A large and commodious school-house has been erected at Ballylongford: but the Protestant children of the parish attend a school at Sallow Glin, the demesne of Mr. Sandes, on the border of the adjoining parish; there are six pay schools.--
George Fitzmaurice, (1877 - 1963)
Maurice Walsh, (1879 - 1964)
Thomas MacGreevy, (1893 - 1967)
Bryan MacMahon (1909 - 1998)
John B. Keane, (1928 - 2002)
Brendan Kennelly, (1936 - )
Gabriel Fitzmaurice, (1952 - )Moyvane
John O'Flaherty, (1937 - ) Listowel Races
John McAuliffe, ( 1973 - ), poet, RTÉ poet of the Future 2000, "A Better Life", "Next Door"
Daniel Boland MBE (1891 - 1973),
Billy Keane (), writer and publican, The Last of the Heroes
Padraig A. de Brún (1940 - )
Timothy Enright - Tadhg Mac Ionnrachtaigh (1926 - 1993)
John Moriarty (writer) (1938 - 2007) Dreamtime(1994), Turtle was Gone a Long Time I: Cross the Kedron and more
An tAthair Míchaél Ó Ciosáin (1920 - 1991) Cnoc an Fhomhair (1989)
Seán O'Quigley (1914 - 1994) Health and Travel (1979)
Cecile O'Rahilly (1894 - 1980)
Eamon Kelly (1914 - 2001) Novelist, The Apprentice (1995)
Seán McCarthy (1923 - 1990) Journalist and poet. Book of Ballads (1966)
Patrick O'Connor (1919 - 1996) Journalist, Sunday Tribune, RTÉ Guide, The Standard
Father Cornelius O'Keeffe (1929 - )
Christian O'Reilly (1968 - ) Scriptwriter, playwright. It Just Came Out (2000), The Good Father (2002)
Séamus Wilmot (1902 - 1977)
Vincent Carmody (1944 - ) North Kerry Camera: Listowel and its Surroundings (1860-1960) (1989)
John Dennehy (1946 - )
Michael Guerin (1946 - ) The Lartigue: Listowel and Ballybunion Railway (1988)
Timothy Leahy (1927 - ) Memoirs of a Garda Superintendent (1996)
Patrick Lysaght (1917 - ) The River Feale (1987)
Michael McCarthy (1918 - 2004) Early Days (1990)
John Molyneaux (1930 - ) Editor Clár Cuimhne 1898-1960, Páirc na h-Imearha, Lios Tuathail (1960)
Nora Relihan (1929 - ) Signposts to Kerry (2001)
Mairéad Carey (1969 - ) Journalist. Evening Herald, Magill
Willian Galvin (1970 - )
Katie Hannon (1968 - )
Conor Keane (1960 - ) Kerryman, Irish Examiner. Irish Awards: Business Journalist of the Year 2004, of the Year 1996.
John (Seán) Keane (1961 - ) Journalist The Kingdom, Kilkenny People
Father Patrick (Pat) Moore (1957 - ) Duagh
Shane Phelan (1978 - ) Journalist, Irish Independent, Young Journalist of the Year 2003
Joseph Stack (1968 - )
Noel Twomey (1970 - )
Deirdre Walsh (1968 - )
Jimmy Woulfe (1952 - )
KENNELLY, PATRICK JOHN (1900-1981), Australian Labor Party official and politician, was born on 3 June 1900 at Northcote, Melbourne, fifth child of Irish-born parents John Kennelly, warder, and his wife Mary, née O'Dea. Educated at St Joseph's School, Northcote, and St Patrick's College, East Melbourne, Pat set his life's course from an early age: at 15 he joined the Australian Labor Party. When he commenced work he joined the Federated Clerks' Union of Australia and by 19 he was secretary of the Northcote branch of the ALP, where he began a lifelong association with John Cain. While working at the Yallourn open-cut mine in 1925 he coached the local football team, foreshadowing an enduring association with Australian Rules football, which included the Port Melbourne and Richmond clubs.
In 1926 Kennelly began full-time political work as a clerk in the ALP office, becoming organising secretary in 1930. On 1 November that year at St Patrick's Cathedral he married Jessie Milne, a finisher; they were to have four children. His skills as a `machine' man were honed in the office as Labor squabbled and split during the Depression. He was elected to the State executive in 1932 and held the position until 1950. In May 1938 he began a long parliamentary career by winning a by-election for the Legislative Council province of Melbourne West, but he retained his party position, rising to assistant-secretary in 1940. He was a minister without portfolio in the five-day Cain ministry of September 1943.
A `stocky, hook-nosed Irishman with a bull neck', Kennelly was, by the end of World War II, well entrenched in the Victorian party machine. In the second Cain ministry (November 1945-November 1947) he was commissioner of public works, minister-in-charge of electrical undertakings and vice-president of the Board of Land and Works. He was elected federal secretary (1946-54) of the ALP and general secretary (1947-49) of the Victorian branch. In 1947 the Richmond Football Club, of which he had been vice-president and chairman of selectors, made him a life member. At this stage his legendary role as a `numbers man' and political `fixer'-resting on an interconnected network of Labor, Catholic and football associates-was clearly established. He was an influential strategist in the Cain government; an informal adviser to Ben Chifley on tactical matters; an adept fund-raiser who some critics said was too close to John Wren; and a highly numerate factional operator in party and preselection ballots where his preferred `horses for courses' usually won, although the process was sometimes questioned. Known as the `kingmaker', he was reported to have said, with his characteristic stutter, `I d-d-don't care who's got the n-n-numbers brother, so long as I get to c-c-count the v-v-votes'.
Recognising his role in the party, in 1949 the State caucus elected Kennelly leader of the ALP in the Legislative Council. However, in 1952, as the Catholic Social Studies Movement became more assertive, a bitter faction fight saw Kennelly, Cain and several others challenged in preselection ballots. While he was in the midst of defending his Melbourne West position, his 13-year-old son, Neil, was killed in a motor accident. Grief sharpened his bitterness towards the Industrial Groups when he was defeated.
In 1953 Kennelly won Federal preselection and was elected to the Senate. Despite his new role, he concentrated much of his energy on defeating the `groupers' within the ALP. He blocked their moves at meetings of the federal executive and federal conference in 1953, openly denounced them at the June 1954 State conference and worked behind the scenes to establish the 1954 ALP inquiry into the Victorian branch, to which he gave critical evidence. He played a decisive role in excluding the `grouper' delegation from the 1955 Hobart federal conference that formalised the Labor split, and was given the task of re-establishing the Victorian ALP office afterwards.
Although in Opposition during his Senate career, Kennelly was an active committee and party member. He was deputy-leader of the Opposition in the Senate (1956-67), a member of the Joint Committee on Constitutional Review (1956-59), a trustee of the Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust (1967-71) and, perhaps ironically, a member of the Committee of Disputed Returns and Qualifications (1953-66). He was an adept parliamentary tactician and an effective speaker, despite his speech impediment, which he occasionally used to vulgar comic effect, especially when referring to the Country Party.
After retiring from the Senate in 1971, Kennelly continued a very active life, serving as chairman (from 1964) of the Industrial Printing & Publicity Co. (owner of radio 3KZ), as a trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and as the resolute and active chairman (1947-81) of the Albert Park Committee of Management. Under his leadership, Albert Park was transformed from a tip to one of Melbourne's best-equipped sporting reserves. He also maintained his association with the Richmond Football Club. As a party `fixer', he helped to reform the Victorian branch of the ALP in the early 1970s to clear the way for the election of the Whitlam government. In 1978 he was appointed AO. Survived by his wife, one of their three sons and their daughter, he died on 12 October 1981 at Richmond. A practising Catholic whose devotion to the Church was sorely tested in the 1950s, he was accorded a state funeral and a requiem Mass at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, South Melbourne, and was buried in Melbourne general cemetery.
Author: Peter Love
The Cork Examiner, 5 October 1878
MERCY CONVENT, ABBEYFEALE.
The grand and imposing ceremony of the religious profession of two young ladies of this parish, and the reception of a third from the parish of Athea, took place here on Wednesday last. The Lord Bishop of the diocese, the Most Rev. Dr. Butler, assisted by the Rev. William Casey, C.C., Abbeyfeale, said Mass on the occasion, after which the postulant put off the gay attire of the world and was clothed like her two happy companions in the modest garments of the meek, gentle Sister of mercy, and thus became vested in the humble garb of religion. The three happy aspirants after evangelical perfection resolved to become spouses of Christ and imitators of Mary-to devote the remainder of their days to the education of youthful innocents, to bring them up in the ways of usefulness, virtue and religion-to be in reality Sisters of Mercy, by soothing the anguish of disease, ministering to the cravings of want, and cheering, by their holy presence, the last moments of suffering humanity. The names of the young ladies professed were Miss Lizzie Broderick, in religion Sister Mary Joseph, third daughter now professed in that Mercy Convent of William P. Broderick, Esq., Abbeyfeale, and niece of John P. Broderick, Esq., solicitor, Tralee, and Miss Ellie Curtin, in religion Sister Mary Gonzaga, third daughter of the late John Curtin, Esq., Ballybehy, and sister of C. J. Curtin, Esq., solicitor, Abbeyfeale.
The young lady who received the white veil was Miss Sheehy, daughter of Edward Sheehy. Esq., Cratloe. After the ceremony his lordship and the accompanying clergymen, with the numerous friends of the above ladies, retired to a grand and spacious room, tastefully prepared and exquisitely decorated by the good sisters of the community, where a sumptuous dejeuner awaited them. Amongst the assembled guests were-his Lordship the Bishop of Limerick, the very Rev. Dr. Coughlan, P.P., Abbeyfeale ; Rev. Wm. Mulcahy, C.C., do. ; the Rev. Dr. Greene, C.C., Coolcappa ; Rev. Father Conway, C.C., Templeglentue ; Rev. Father Condatt, C.C., Athea ; A. Toole, Esq., Dublin ; Miss Ellis, Windsor, England ; Miss Lizzie Ellis, Glenas, Rone House ; Miss Diana Creagh Harnett, Moynaha, Abbeyfeale ; John P. Broderick, do. ; C. J. Curtin, Esq., solicitor, Abbeyfeale, Mrs. J. Curtin, Ballynehy ; Dr. M'Carthy, Abbeyfeale ; Mrs. M'Carthy, do. ; the Misses O'Reilly, do. ; Wm. P. Broderick, Esq., Mrs. Wm. Broderick, Master Pat Broderick, Tralee ; Mr. Naish, Kilbreny ; Mrs. Naish, do., the Misses Naish, do. ; Miss Maggie Broderick, Miss Molony, Miss Harnett, Bridgemount ; Miss O'Sullivan, Miss Nolan, Mr. Joseph O'Sullivan, Mrs. O'Sullivan, Mr. Michael Ahern, Athea ; Mrs. Aherne [sic], do. ; Mr. P. O'Driscoll, Kanturk ; the Misses O'Driscoll, do. ; Mr. Thomas Roche, Tullyoline ; Miss Roche, do. ; Mr. Edward Sheehy, Crathloe, Athea ; Mr. J. P. Woulfe, Mr. Thomas Curtin, Ballycomane ; the Misses Curtin, Mrs. Geary, Limerick ; the [sic] Mrs. Sheehy, Newcastle, Mr. William Hurley, Athea ; Mr. Sheehy, jun., do.
Gregory, Ellen, wife of George Gregory, of New Townsans, County Kerry,
Ireland, d. Nov. 4, 1871 age 65 years 6 mos.
Gregory, Ellen, wife of George Gregory, b. in County Kerry, lreland,
d. June 1, 1884, age 45
Gregory, George, b. County Kerry, Ireland, d. May 18, 1914 age 80
Gregory, Margaret, dau. of Ellen and George Gregory, 1873
Gregory, Thmas 1877-1903
Griffin, Bridget, wife of John Griffin, of the Parrish Mayfayte, County Limerick,
Ireland, July 3, 1865 age 30
McQuinn, Bridget, d. Sept. 2, 1854, age 9
McQuinn, Catherine, b. in County Kerry, Ireland, d. Dec. 15, 1884, age 75
McQuinn, Catherine, 1809-1885 (wife of James McQuinn
McQuinn, Cornelius, child of James McQuinn (father of Newtown Sans, County Kerry, Ireland)
child d. Nov. 1, 1858, age 16
McQuinn, James of Newtown, Sans, County Kerry, Ireland, d. May 13, 1861, age 63
McQuinn, James, 1798-1861
McQuinn, Margaret, d. Sept. 3, 1854, age 2 years 6 mo.
Walsh, John, 1820-1896
Welsh, John R., native of Newton Sandy, County Kerry, Ireland. d. Sept. 24, 1865,
age about 53. Erected by son Patrick Welsh.
Welsh, Patrick, 1834-1896
Welch, John, native ot Co. Kerry, Ireland, 1856-1886
Welch, John M., native of County Kerry, Ireland 1839-1889
Welch, Julia, a native of Co. Kerry, Ireland. 1848-1914
Welsh, Willie, son of J. H. and J. Doyle, 1889-1889
(Note: Four Welsh records on one stone)
Welsh, John 1842-1903
Welsh, Mary 1843-1912
Welsh, Elizabeth, b. June 1, 1857, d. Aug. 18, 1938
Welsh, Margaret, 1860-1942
Welsh, Mary, dau of T. & B. Welch, b. Oct. 10, 1866 d. Sept. 20, 1877
Welsh, Timothy, b. Mar. 15, 1825 d. Mar. 6, 1908
Welsh, William, born in county Limrick, Ireland, Mar. 15, 1850 d. Mar 11, 1885
Welsh, Bettie, 1872-1906
Aherin E. Lloyd Hernsbrook, Newcastle West 01/03/1913 doctor; obituary (funeral report, 08/03/1913)
Bolster Frances Woodlawn, Newcastle West 15/03/1887 wife of George Bolster; death notice
Bourchier Henry James Baggotstown House, Bruff 05/03/1921 funeral report
Bourchier James 04/01/1921 Balkans correspondent for The
Times; son of late John Bourchier,
Bourchier Richard Eaton Vancouver 20/08/1898 son of late John Bourchier,
Baggotstown, short death notice
Cahill J. G., Dr. Newcastle West 12/03/1895 funeral report
Carroll Rev. Fr. Australia 30/11/1905 from Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
Carthy Sergeant Rooskay 15/01/1921 War of Independence casualty; short funeral report
Clifford Michael Kilbane, Newcastle 13/09/1900 murder victim; includes inquest
report (see also 27/8/1901)
Collins Mrs Monegay 04/11/1922 mother of Con Collins TD
Connolly Mary Glin 23/01/1917 inquest report
Considine Daniel Roehampton 14/01/1922 son of Heffernan Considine of Co.
Considine Heffernan James Derk, Co. Limerick 02/11/1916 Captain, Royal Irish Regiment;
First World War casualty; short
Considine Heffernan, Sir Dundrum, Dublin 13/02/1912 RIC Assistant Inspector-General;
son of late Heffernan Considine,
Derk, Co. Limerick
Cregan Very Rev. Dean Bruff 23/01/1892 parish priest, Bruff; born at
Shanagolden; funeral report,
Curling Charles E. N. Devon Estate, Newcastle West 25/06/1895 agent on the Devon Estate
(funeral report, 25/6/1895)
Curling Mrs Newcastlewest 25/12/1906
Curtin Garrett Upper Mallow Street 11/03/1897 short death notice
Curtin Maurice Newcastle West 02/02/1922 hotelier and auctioneer; short
Curtin Sergeant 13/01/1921 War of Independence casualty;
news report (also 15/01/1921,
named as Curtis)
Cusack ? Thomondgate 10/05/1887 accidental drowning; husband of
Mary Cusack; inquest report
Cusack Harry Birmingham, England 12/04/1913 son of S. Cusack, Clare Street,
Limerick; funeral report
Dalton James Clare Street 18/05/1920 War of Independence casualty;
Dalton Joseph A. Glensecrone, Abbeyfeale 28/11/1918 obituary
Dalton Mary Ballykeefe, Mungret 04/05/1915 aged 103; short report
Dalton Thomas 30/05/1889 accidental death of railway man
Dawson Anna Geraldine Newcastle West 29/03/1898 infant daughter of Palliser
Elizabeth Dawson, short death notice
De R. Fitzgerald Louis South Africa 05/12/1914 brother of Knight of Glin; died on
steamer "Durham Castle"
De Vere Aubrey Curraghchase, Adare 25/01/1902 funeral report
De Vere Aubrey Curraghchase, Adare 21/01/1902
De Vere Vere, Sir 28/09/1880 funeral report
DeCourcey M., Mrs (née Hogan) The Crescent, Limerick 12/04/1921 widow of the late John de
Courcy, Clerk of Limerick Court of
Petty Sessions; obituary (funeral
Dee Sergeant Corbally 27/10/1894 RIC
Dillane John Glin 20/11/1902 murder victim
Dillon Patrick Dominick Street 23/08/1913 coach-builder; funeral report
Dineen B. J. 19/11/1918 influenza; secretary of Limerick
Trades Council and Bakers'
Dineen Constable Caherconlish 17/08/1897 RIC constable
Doherty 28/06/1921 War of Independence casualty
Dore Maurice San Francisco 29/10/1895 born near Limerick in 1820
Dore Robert, Very Rev. 11/01/1881 ex-Superior of he Augustinians in Limerick.
Enright Listowel 15/12/1921 War of Independence casualty; shot in Kilmallock
Enright Patrick Newcastle West 15/05/1894
Fitzgerald Desmond John Glin Castle 17/08/1895 27th Knight of Glin
Edmond, Knight of Glin
Fitzgerald Edward (Rev.) Foynes 27/07/1922
Fitzgerald Francis The Square, Glin 27/03/1913 JP and businessman; obituary
Fitzgerald Maurice Industrial School, Glin 24/12/1918 obituary
Furlonge Joseph J. Killeline House, Newcastle West 04/03/1880 short death notice
Gaffey ? Glin 28/04/1914 RIC constable
Gallwey Charles Woodview Cottage, Athea 14/01/1892
Godley James U.S.A. 05/07/1921 U.S. sailor stabbed during fracas
aboard the West Cape while
docked in Limerick; official report 07/07/1921 .
Gorman J., Rev. Newcastle West 28/12/1916 parish priest of Manister
Gould Kate 3, Creagh Lane 12/10/1918 First World War casualties; killed
with her five children in sinking of
Royal Mail steamer, "The
Leinster"; news report
Grady Johanna Meenoline, Templeglantine 05/12/1895 inquest into death of child
Gregg Eleanor 6, Victoria Terrace 22/07/1920 daughter of J.F. Gregg, Dean of
Limerick; obituary and short death
notice (funeral report,
Gregg Emily Geraldine 6, Victoria Terrrace. S.C.R. 18/01/1919 daughter of late Rev. James
Fitzgerald Gregg; obituary
(funeral report, 21/01/1919)
Gregg Henry George 09/12/1890 son of Rev. Canon Gregg
Gregg James Fitzgerald, Corbally 31/10/1905 Dean of Limerick; also funeral
Very Rev. report, L.C., 04/11/05
Griffin Aphra (née Massy) New York 03/11/1896 short death notice, widow of
George E. Griffin, Rathkeale,
daughter of George Massy,
Griffin E., Miss 20/11/1913 relative of Gerald Griffin
Griffin J. J., Dr. Newcastle West 14/03/1898 late of London
Griffin John Lower Gerald Griffin Street 11/06/1914 died in fire; inquest report (funeral
Griffin John Athlunkard Street 18/12/1913 post office official; obituary
Griffin John Montreal, Canada 14/01/1897 accidental death of Limerick
Griffin Mary Lower Gerald Griffin Street 11/06/1914 died in fire; inquest report (funeral
Griffin Peter G. Altavilla 31/10/1896 suicide (funeral report, 3/11/1896)
Griffin Peter, Major Cairo, Egypt 31/03/1921 polo accident; son of late Peter
Griffin J.P., Altavilla, Co. Limerick;
Griffin Roger K. London 15/01/1895 native of Limerick
Griffin William North Strand 01/07/1919 accidental drowning; news report
(see also 08/07/1919)
Griffith Christopher John Barrington Street 30/11/1880 infant son of Rev. J. H. Griffith,
Forster short death notice
Gubbins Mother De Pazzi Presentation Convent, Hospital 08/10/1914 Superioress; sister of W. R.
Gubbins, Chairman Limerick
County Council; funeral report
Guiney Thady Glengort, Tournafulla 06/05/1905 drowning
Hallinan John, Rev. Ardagh, Co. Limerick 08/05/1917 Parish priest of Ardagh; obituary
Halpin John, Archdeacon Rathkeale 01/05/1894 parish priest, Rathkeale; born at
Cahirnarry, Co. Limerick (funeral
Hammond Very Rev. Dean St. Ita's, Newcastle West 06/08/1898 parish priest, Newcastle (funeral
Hanley Timothy Soloheadbeg 02/07/1885 shooting victim
Hanlon Shanagolden 17/07/1913 three children of Thomas Hanlon
aged between 6 and 15 months
accidentalyy suffocated; inquest report
Hanly Norry Bruree 21/01/1897 centenarian
Hanly Patrick Athea 10/03/1898 sudden death
Hanrahan Charles, Captain 22/03/1913 master of "Shannon" steamboat
Hanrahan John, Rev. Fr. George Street 03/03/1896 Augustinian
Hanrahan Joseph 24/10/1922 civil war casualty; funeral report
Harkness George Law, Rev. England 25/01/1917 son of late Rev. Robert Harkness,
Athea and Garryfine; obituary
Hartnett Patrick Abbeyfeale 21/09/1920 War of Independence casualty;
official report (see also 25/09/1920)
Hayes J. J., Very Rev. 11/12/1906 died in Australia at 24(25?) years
Hayes James Dublin 24/04/1913 son of late James Hayes,
Limerick; funeral report
Hayes James Rathkeale 24/08/1897 son of Thomas Hayes, J.P.
Hayes Jane 03/03/1898 died at workhouse, apparent
Hayes Michael Pope Catherine Street 18/04/1914 "near relative" of singer,
Catherine Hayes; obituary
Healy Bartholomew Abbeyfeale 21/09/1920 War of Independence casualty;
official report (see also
Hewson Lillius Hardy Alberta, Canada 13/09/1898 short death notice
Hunt William Louis The Terrace, Glin 18/11/1919 son of late Robert Hunt, land
agent; obituary and short death
notice (funeral report,
Hynes John Shanagolden 28/08/1920 War of Independence casualty;
Hynes Patrick 01/02/1917 assistant librarian; obituary and
Keane Thomas 1, Moore Lane 04/06/1921 War of Independence casualty;
official report (see also
Keane Thomas 11/04/1922 civil war casualty (executed at
New Barracks); news report of
re-interment (other reports
30/03/1922 & 08/04/1922)
Kelly John, Corporal Newcastle West 25/05/1918 First World War casualty; news
Kenneally Timothy Fabian India 08/10/1914 Provincial Superior of Irish
Christian Brothers in India; native
of Knocktosh, Co. Limerick
Kennedy P. J. The Square, Newcastle West 04/07/1916 obituary
Lacey Thomas 'Lacey's Cross', Newcastle West 04/12/1902 includes inquest report
Lacy J. P. Birmingham 28/06/1906 born in Limerick
Leahy Catherine 15, Park View Terrace 11/12/1917 short death notice
Leahy Daniel Abbeyfeale 01/12/1917 solicitor; obituary (funeral report,
Leahy Edward B. Cullina, Newcastle West 20/12/1898 (short death notice, 20/12/1898),
(funeral report, 24/12/1898)
Leahy Emily Newcastle 30/11/1880 wife of Michael Leahy, short
Leahy J. D., Mrs. (née Newcastle West 10/11/1898 (funeral report 12/11/1898)
Leahy Martin Ascot Terrace 14/10/1915 J.P. and local politician; obituary
(funeral report, 16/10/1915)
Leahy Maurice 6, Lower Glentowrth Street 13/01/1917 funeral report
Leahy Maurice P. Churchtown (Newcastle West) 18/05/1895 Sessional Crown Solicitor
Leahy Roger Tiermore (near Kilmallock) 19/08/1897 accidental death
Leahy William 17/05/1888 law messenger, killed at Doon,
Lee née Gallwey Rome 22/05/1884 daughter of Michael Gallwey, R.M.
Liston J. Reems Pike, Rathkeale 08/08/1914 divinity student; accidental
drowning at Foynes
Liston Thomas, Canon Shanagolden 13/12/1921 obituary and funeral report
Lynch John Glosha Athea Private, Royal Irish Rifles; First
World War casualty (see also
Lynch John Bulgaden, Kilmallock 23
Lynch William Glosha, Athea 13/06/1916 Lance Corporal, Royal Munster
Fusiliers; First World War casualty
MacKern Sarah Buenes Aires 26/07/1898 daughter of late William H. White,
Madigan Thomas B. Shanagolden 30/12/1920 War of Independence casualty
Madigan Timothy Shanagolden 13/01/1921 condolences
Magner J. M., Rev. Fermoy and The Phillipines 20/04/1916 educated at Mount St. Alphonsus,
Manning Johanna Boherbee, Newcastle West 13/02/1913 murder; court report
Massy Arthur John Preston Townsville, Queensland 17/02/1898 son of late James Fitzgerald
Massy, Stoneville, Co. Limerick
Masterson James Newcastle West 17/07/1920 War of Independence casualty;
McCarthy William Abbeyfeale 22/02/1912 doctor; funeral report
McCartie Daniel McGillycuddy Catherine Street 21/11/1893
McCoy R. F. Kilcolman, Ardagh 16/03/1916 former Mayor of Dublin
McCutcheon Elizabeth 73, Colooney Street 18/12/1920 obituary
McCutcheon James Albert 2, Vokes Villas, Ballinacurra 18/02/1919 obituary (funeral report,
McCutcheon Miss Colooney Street 22/11/1900
McCutcheon Robert Stewart Colooney Street 08/10/1898 short death notice
McDonald Peter, Ald., M.P. Kingstown 14/03/1891 M.P. for North Sligo, native of
Kilfinane, Co. Limerick
McKenna Patrick Co. Kerry 19/06/1920 policeman; drowned near Askeaton.
McNamara Patrick Shankyle 14/05/1914 brother of Canon McNamara PP,
Bruff and Denis F. McNamara,
ex-Mayor of Limerick
McNamara Thomas, Mrs. Glin 10/03/1898 sudden death
Meade Nicholas Ballegena, Newcastle West 07/08/1897 funeral report
Meehan P. J. Jersey City, USA 03/05/1906 born Limerick City, editor of the
Moloney Edward 30/12/1920 War of Independence casualty;
Cahirguillamore incident; funeral
Moloney James F. Glin 30/11/1918 condolences
Mulqueen James, Very Rev. Shanagolden 06/01/1894 parish priest, Shanagolden
Mulvinill Martin, Private Killeany, Glin 30/10/1917 First World War casualty; Irish
Murphy Michael Newcastle West 23/05/1922 auctioneer
Myles George Victoria, Australia 16/11/1897 formerly of Limerick, short death
Nash Richard, Mrs The Square, Newcastle West 24/09/1921 mother of R. Nash, mineral water
Nathan Cyril London 17/08/1920 policeman; War of Independence
casualty (offical report,
Naughton Thomas B. Rathkeale 04/06/1914 journalist and local politician
Neazor George, Sergeant 13/03/1920 War of Independence casualty
Nolan Cornelius 01/07/1915 staff at Cannock's; obituary
Nolan Cornelius J. Shanagolden 08/06/1922 doctor
Nolan J. H. St Joseph's Orphanage 14/11/1922 Christian Brother, aged 78 years
Nolan J. R., Mrs. (née 29/08/1893 wife of Dr. Nolan, RMO, Limerick
Enright) Workhouse; (funeral report,
Nolan James Newcastle 07/12/1916 farmer and local politician;
obituary (funeral report,
Nolan James 15/12/1914 work accident in quarry near
Nolan James, Mrs. Newcastle 23/06/1898
Nolan John Kilbane House 12/03/1895 funeral report
Nolan John Cloughnarold, Rathkeale 09/01/1919 short death notice
Nolan John Rathkeale
Nolan Mother Mary Good Shepherd Convent, Clare 23/12/1919 provincial of the order; obituary
Nolan Mrs James Ballyanne, Shanagolden 12/01/1922 obituary
Nolan Patrick J. Alberta, Canada 13/02/1913 lawyer; formerly of Limerick;
Nolan Sara Kilbane 11/03/1897 daughter of late J. Nolan
Oakely Walter RIC; War of Independence
casualty (see also 23/11/1920)
O'Brien Aubrey Vere, Major Curragh Chase 20/12/1898 (short death notice, 20/12/1898)
O'Brien Martin, Constable Caherconlish 08/04/1919 War of Independence casualty;
official report (funeral report,
O'Brien Michael De Courcy Sydney 30/07/1891 death of Limerick-born policeman
O'Brien Patrick Glin 19/12/1914 RIC officer; inquest report
O'Brien Richard Donough Parteen 10/04/1917 son of William Smith O'Brien,
Young Ireland leader; obituary(
funeral report, 12/04/1917)
O'Brien William Enraght Shanagolden 15/05/1900
O'Connell Denis T. 25/08/1906 drowned in Ballybunion
O'Connell Daniel Ballingarry 02/06/1906 cattle dealer
O'Connell Dr. Kilmallock 25/01/1887
O'Connell George Auckland, NZ 09/07/1898 late of Limerick, short death
O'Connell James Hartney Vancouver County, USA 23/03/1897 born Rathkeale, Co. Limerick
O'Connell Very Rev. Fr. 24/01/1889 rector at Church of St. Alphonsus
(Redemptorists); funeral report
O'Connor F. H. B., Major Abbeyfeale 10/02/1916 First World War casualty; killed at
O'Connor Gerald, Rev. Rockhill and Bruree 11/08/1921 parish priest of Rockhill and
O'Connor Michael, Sergeant 02/02/1897 RIC officer
O'Connor T. M., Mrs Tarbert Island 16/02/1918 née Bicknell; obituary
O'Donnell John Killeedy 02/06/1898 centenarian
O'Donnell John Killeedy 02/06/1898 centenarian
O'Donnell John Charles Belfast 19/08/1880 R.M., native of Co. Limerick
O'Donnell Michael Collooney Street 08/04/1893 drowning accident
O'Donnell P., Rev. Templeglantine 09/05/1899 c.c.
O'Donnell Patrick Cave Cottage, Killeedy 21/01/1897 former Baronial High Constable
O'Donnell William J. 17/08/1893 former Mayor (funeral report,
O'Donoghue Joseph 08/03/1921 War of Independence casualty;
meat company manager; official
O'Donovan Aidan Emma Villas, Thomondgate 22/02/1921 War of Independence casualty;
official report & funeral report
O'Donovan Cecil Emma Villas, Thomondgate 22/02/1921 War of Independence casualty;
official report & funeral report
O'Donovan Denis (Deny) Castleconnell Hotel 19/04/1921 hotelier; War of Independence
O'Dwyer Edward, Rev. Dr. 21/08/1917 Bishop of Limerick; obituary and
funeral report (anniversary mass
O'Dwyer Mrs. Glentworth Street 06/06/1889 mother of Bishop Edward
O'Grady Ada Rathfredagh, Newcastle 07/06/1921 funeral report
O'Grady Henry Wyndham, Freemantle, WA 26/03/1898 native of Limerick
O'Grady James Waller Rathfridy 24/05/1898 short death notice (funeral report,
O'Grady John Boherbuoy 19/03/1921 shot; official report
O'Grady Julia George Street 26/02/1880 niece of Standish, Lord Viscount
Guillamore, short death notice
O'Grady Standish de Courcey 20/01/1921 son of Captain O'Grady,
obituary and funeral report
O'Grady Standish DeCourcey, Shanacloon, Castleconnell 27/08/1901
O'Grady Thomas Adare 14/07/1917 stationmaster, Adare; funeral
O'Grady Thomas Blackwater, Limerick 28/10/1922 member of "well-known O'Grady
family famed in athletics"
O'Grady Thomas De Courcey Kilballyowen 22/03/1898 (short death notice, 22/3/1898)
('The O'Grady) (funeral report, 29/3/1898)
O'Grady William Melbourne, Australia 20/05/1920 son of late Walter O'Grady,
Castlegarde, Co. Limerick; short
O'Leary James 27/07/1922 Wexford native, working in
Todd's: shot by a sniper in
O'Loughlin Barbara Askeaton 17/09/1901 centenarian .
O'Mahony John, Constable Cork 21/09/1920 War of Independence casualty,
shot at Abbeyfeale; official report
O'Riordan Monsignor Rome 28/08/1919 native of Feenagh, Co. Limerick;
O'Shaughnessy Michael 26/08/1916 son of Patrick O'Shaughnessy,
librarian of Limerick Catholic
Institute; funeral report
O'Shaughnessy P. J. 13/01/1921 former MP for West Limerick;
O'Shaughnessy P. J. Rathkeale 30/12/1920 former M.P. for West Limerick;
O'Shaughnessy Patrick Bruff 30/10/1897
O'Sullivan William Henry Kilmallock 28/04/1887 ex-M.P. for Co. Limerick (tribute
and funeral report, 30/04/1887)
O'Sullivan William Henry Kilmallock 10/04/1888 report re fund for erecting a memorial.
Pegum James Glin 07/10/1897
Pegum Joseph P. Cahara House, Glin 02/10/1917 First World War casualty (short
death notice, 04/10/1917)
Pegum Stephen Cahara House, Glin 22/11/1913 JP, salmon exporter and farmer;
Pery William Hale John Welwyn, England 08/08/1896 3rd Earl of Limerick, County seat Pallaskenry.
Plunkett William, Very Rev. Australia 18/09/1900 rector at Redemptorists, Limerick,
Pounder Rosetta Newcastle West 18/09/1897 wife of Samuel Pounder,
Purcell Bessie (Mother Mary Adare 23/05/1891 nun with Order of Mercy,
Justinian) daughter of William Purcell
Purcell John Dublin 13/01/1916 J.P.; native of Limerick
Purcell Theobald A. Harcourt Street, Dublin 06/03/1894 County Court Judge of Co.
Purcell William 16/11/1895 funeral report
Quin Frank Wrexham. UK 29/04/1920 soldier; War of Independence
casualty; official report
Raleigh Alice Dublin 25/12/1906 tragic accident in Cahir
Raleigh Kate Limerick 25/12/1906 tragic accident in Cahir
Reale William New Pallas 09/08/1894 famous athlete
Rehan Ada U.S.A. 11/01/1916 actress, born in Limerick in 1860;
Roche James L. Glin 13/05/1920 Parish Priest of Glin; obituary
(funeral report, 20/05/1920)
Roche Lady Carass 01/03/1892 wife of Sir David Vandeleur
Roche Lady Carass 05/03/1892 funeral report
Roche Michael Ballinamona 25/07/1914 funeral report
Roche W. H., Lieut. Castlevue, Newcastle West 10/10/1918 First World War casualty; roll of
Rorke Andrew Sacred Heart College, Limerick 13/11/1913 Jesuit priest; funeral report
Russell Augustus Brighton 13/01/1880 formerly of Croom Castle (short
death notice, 8/1/1880)
Russell Dan Coolr??,Bruree 23/10/1906 wife died 3 days later, left 7 children.
Ryan Major-General Scarteen House, Knocklong 10/01/1905
Sandes Jane Mulgrave Street 30/04/1895 Matron, County Infirmary
(forename & address from
Limerick trades directories)
Sandes Thomas Sandes W. Dereen, Ennis Road 11/02/1913 barrister and landowner; obituary
Scales Elizabeth 30/12/1920 War of Independence casualty;
Scales Elizabeth 29/01/1921 shot; news report
Scales John Foynes 07/08/1919 soldier; short death notice
Scanlan Bartholomew, Rev. Castleconnell 19/05/1903 parish priest, Castleconnell
Scanlan John Tullyglass, Glin 11/02/1915 hemlock poisoning; inquest report
Scanlan Michael Kilmallock 28/10/1920 War of Independence casualty;
official report and funeral report
Shanahan James Foynes 01/03/1921 former Limerick station-master;
Shier John Shanid View, Shanagolden 27/10/1917 obituary
Shier Joseph Prospect House, Barrigone 21/12/1918 farmer; obituary
Sparling George Clonshire (near Adare) 22/08/1893
Sparling Uriah Dromard House, Rathkeale 13/03/1917 obituary and short death notice
Spring Rice Stephen 19/04/1900 expression of gratitude for
sympathy received by Lord &
Stacpoole George William London 20/11/1894 connected with several Limerick
Stacpoole Margaret 02/05/1893 died at Limerick Workhouse
Stapleton ? Carey's Road 12/03/1895 centenarian
Synan Edward J. Ashbourne 13/09/1887 ex-M.P. for Co. Limerick; funeral
Synan Harry Mungret Street 06/01/1887 infant son of late J. B. Synan
Tierney Francis Mount St. Alphonsus 01/04/1919 Redemptorist Brother; obituary
and funeral report
Tinsly John R. Castleville, Newcastle 21/04/1892
Tobin David 04/01/1921 War of Independence casualty;
short news report
Upton William New York 05/03/1898 son of late Samuel Upton,
Glenastar, Co. Limerick, short
Vance Joseph Rathronan, Limerick 01/04/1919 Archdeacon of Limerick; obituary
and short death notice (funeral
Vance Mrs. (née Griffin) Rathronan 03/11/1896 funeral report
Walsh Patrick Augusta, USA 25/04/1899 born in Ballingarry, Co. Limerick
Welsh James Patrick Sexton Street 17/06/1882 Christian Brother
Westropp Thomas Johnson 11/04/1922 celebrated archaeologist
Williams Edward Jamaica 25/11/1915 Sergeant-Major, West Indian
Regiment; son of David Williams,
Limerick; obituary and short death
Windle Denis Rathkeale 14/08/1897 inquiry into death of workhouse
Windle J. F. 18/04/1914 Assistant County Surveyor,
Limerick; road accident
Wood Frances Ann (née Upper Holloway, London 26/03/1887 daughter of Rev. George Wren,
Wren) former Vicar of Kilfinane and
Darragh; death notice
Wren George Kilfinane 28/12/1882 Rector of Kilfinane; obituary
(funeral report, 30/12/1882)