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111 entries.
Roz McKechnie Roz McKechnie from Milton, Otago, New Zealand wrote on June 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm:
I am a descendant of Ellen Browne who migrated to Otago in 1868 from Australia.Her parents were Patrick Browne and Mary O'Dwyer, she had six brothers, Thomas, John, Matthew, Patrick, and David.Her brother Matthew also came to Otago in 1869 after his marriage to Bridget Roynane in 1868. A cousin, Joan Haughey visited Emly a number of years ago. I can't find the marriage of Patrick Browne and Mary O'Dwyer; nor any other information on them. It would be fantastic if I could get more information soon so that I can include it in a family history book I am writing on Ellen Browne and her husband Timothy Walkins. Regards, Roz
Marilyn Shanahan Marilyn Shanahan from Chicago wrote on April 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm:
For Michael Carroll There seem to be two of you, with some similar information. The Bourkes are so numerous and hard to identify in Emly that I followed and traced a Bourke family for 20 years before finding out it was in error. They intermarried with my Carrolls and Ryans. I have some information that may be interesting for you both. email at shanahan@ameritech.net
James Christopher Clair James Christopher Clair from Ilkley West Yorkshire UK wrote on April 20, 2016 at 8:57 am:
My mother was Mai Moloney who lived at Lackelly in the early 1900's. Her family house was burned down by the Black and Tans. She left for England in the 1920's. Her brother Danny stayed in Ireland and raised a family. I would love to make contact with my cousins or family.
Emily Brady-Hoffman Emily Brady-Hoffman from Seattle wrote on April 20, 2016 at 2:07 am:
This is the town of my dreams! I don't know yet if any of my relatives come from here, but when I come to Ireland I'll sure be visiting, it seems like a town that's as perfect as possible on the great Earth. If I'm ever to realize my dream of living in Ireland I hope I'd be able to love here. Thanks for the wonderful website! -Emily
Patrick Lonergan Patrick Lonergan from London wrote on April 14, 2016 at 12:55 am:
Hello to all the good people in Emly , my father,God rest him,left his home in Emly and came to ctoydon in England in 1968. He went with my mother Mary Morrissey ,the usual story of finding work.his name is Patrick JosephLonergan, he has a sister called Jo married to Des Hogan and a nephew called Ailbe after my dads father does anyone know anything aboutt them. Old photos would bw great. God bless you and keep you. Patrick Lonergan jjn
Theresa Mccowan (burke) Theresa Mccowan (burke) from Glasgow wrote on March 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm:
I am looking for any relatives or any 1 that new my family the burkes of bartoose cottage and my aunty Josie cleary that lived nextdoor my father was micheal micky I used to come over every year from the 50s to the 70s please contact me if you can help has I want to make a family tree thankyou
M Shanahan M Shanahan from Chicago Illinois USA wrote on March 1, 2016 at 4:55 pm:
RYAN Seeking name of parents of my greatgrandfather Patrick Ryan,(Patt)born 1839 in Emly- a shoemaker and married Johanna Bourke in 1861 in Emly. (daughter of William Bourke)They had 12 children born there my grandfather Tobias Ryan born in Emly 1873.
Robert Hayes Robert Hayes from Boston wrote on February 14, 2016 at 9:40 pm:
Looking for any information on the Hayes and Ladrigan families. 3rd gr grandparents Terence Hayes and Bridget Ladrigan, dau Catherine Hayes baptised 1849 Emly, Tipperary. Hoping to trace back further. Adding Emly village to my bucket list of places to visit.
thomas p o brien thomas p o brien from dublin wrote on December 20, 2015 at 9:26 am:
to maureen bagnall. hi maureen my e mail is tomasobrien2005@hotmail.com if u get time send me a note. am researching for a lady related to honora hayes
Joyce Eich Joyce Eich wrote on November 12, 2015 at 6:41 pm:
My ancestors were actually married on 29 Jan 1829 at St. Michael's in Tipperary, the home parish of the bride's family. However, their first child may have been born in Emly in June of 1829. His name was John O'DWYER and his parents were Patrick O'DWYER and Mary CLEARY. The family emigrated in 1831 to Pennsylvania, living in Centre and Clarion Counties. Subsequent children were Peter, Michael, William, Sarah, Mary, Cornelius, Edward, Patrick (my line), Hannah, and Alice. I would love to make contact with anyone who could help me. Thank you. eich@consolidated.net
theresa mcgowan (maiden name bourke theresa mcgowan (maiden name bourke from Glasgow orginally from birmingham england wrote on October 6, 2015 at 10:08 pm:
my dad was from bartoose cottage his name was micheal bourke his sister Josie cleary lived nxt door I used 2 come visit ny gran n granddad molly n Patrick every summer in the 60s right up 2 70s I was wondering if istill have relatives there ialways loved emly n the people always made u welcome I remember my friends mary ellen bourke n marion cant rember her las mame but they lived @carloes cross
Laurie Bester Laurie Bester from Murtoa Victoria Australia wrote on September 28, 2015 at 10:16 am:
Denis Maroney appears to have married Mary Bourke in February 1816 in Emly church, co Tipperary According to rootsireland Denis Moroney and Mary Bourke had the following children Mathew(1816), Judy (1819), Mathew (1821), Margaret (1823), Margaret (1826), Mary (1828), Patrick (1831) and Ellen (1833). The first four were baptised in Galbally, Co Limerick. The address given on one of the baptisms is Kilross. A lot of Galbally's parish is in Co Tipperary. This is the case with Kilross. The last 4 were baptised in Solohead, Co Tipperary and the address given on one of those baptisms was Emly. My knowledge of the area is not great but as far as I know Kilross and Emly are close together......maybe only a mile or so separating them Denis and Mary and Family travelled to Australia in 1841 on the Neptune. Their son Patrick doesn't appear on the passenger list but he witnessed Denis death in Australia. He would have been only 10 in 1841 so why wasn't he on the ship? Any info on Denis or Mary's parents would be great before we visit Emly in the future. Regards Laurie
Teresa Erskine (nee) Heffernan Teresa Erskine (nee) Heffernan from Chester wrote on July 2, 2015 at 10:51 pm:
Today marks the 6th anniversary of the death of my Dad. William (Billy) Heffernan born 1 June 1932 Breansha Emly. Died 2 July 2009 in Chester. His dad Edmond and Mum Sarah were both laid to rest in Emly cemetery. In my thoughts and prayers Dad. Love and miss you every day. Dea- Oíche Dia Bless Teresa Chris and family xx
Michele Canning Michele Canning from Seattle, Washington, USA wrote on June 15, 2015 at 9:39 am:
My grandfather, Michael Nash and grandmother, Johanna Kenny Nash were both members of the St. Albe parish (emigrated to US around turn of century). my husband and I are in Ireland and plan to visit Emly tomorrow. I'm excited to see where my family came from. Any Nash or Kenny family members still in area?
Sandy Drake Sandy Drake from 13 honeysuckle close eastbourne sussex bn238da wrote on June 8, 2015 at 7:49 pm:
My mother's family came from Emily the family name is heffernan we are coming to visit soon looking forward to see the village again
Maureen Bagnall Maureen Bagnall from Suffolk, England wrote on May 7, 2015 at 11:04 pm:
For Tomas O'Brian. I am one of John Holloway's granddaughters. The family has little information about him. He had six sons (4 of whom died in childhood) and two daughters. He is buried in Emly Churchyard in a family grave (although incorrectly marked as "William" who was his brother). May I ask why you are enquiring about him ?
Michael Carroll Michael Carroll from Gahanna wrote on May 5, 2015 at 12:07 am:
Marilyn Shanahan, My great great grandfather, James Carroll, of Emly, married Alice Bourke from Coolboy, Limerick. They married about 1830, and lived in the Parish of Emly. Is any of this familiar to you?
Marilyn Shanahan Marilyn Shanahan from Chicago Illinois wrote on April 20, 2015 at 6:54 pm:
Hello Emly and Fr. Rochford. My grandfather, born in Emly was Tobias Bourke Ryan in 1873. His father Patrick Ryan born 1839 in Tipp married Johanna Bourke born in Tipperary also.(Her parents being William Bourke and Mary Fleming. Seeking Patrick's father Thomas born in Tipp. Also Johanna Bourke Ryan was living in 1911 at age 72 with a niece Margaret Bourke and a nephew David Bourke in Tipperary. Are they familiar to anyone?
Kathleen Heagney Kathleen Heagney from Washington, DC wrote on April 14, 2015 at 1:25 am:
This is for James Muhs -- my great great grandfather, John Hagney (Haigney according to Tipperary baptism research, came from Parish Emly, County of Tipperary. He named one of his sons Joseph Terrance. He came to NYC around 1850 (born 1829) and while living in NYC, records show his name as Hagney and Hageney. I would be very interested in connecting with you to discover shared ancestors! My email is kathleenh@yahoo.com.
tomas o brien tomas o brien from dublin wrote on February 13, 2015 at 3:26 pm:
i am seeking information on john holloway of emly, he was married to honora hayes in 1899, he had 2 sons, i have no info on his death or disappearance from 1919 to 1923 his wife married maurice meade in 1923. many thanks tomas

Contact Information

Fr. Bernard Moloney, P.P. – 06257111; 0876366656
Email: frberniemoloney@emly.ie

Fr. Seamus Rochford, A.P. – 06257103; 0868162660.
Email: frseamusrochford@emly.ie

SCHOOL: St. Ailbe’s National School
PRINCIPAL: Pauline Finnan
VICE PRINCIPAL: Joseph Hennessy.

Quick Facts

POP. of the PARISH: c. 820

POPULAR SURNAMES: Burke (Bourke), Ryan, Lonergan, McEniry.

LOCATION: 14km West of Tipperary Town, historical barony of Clanwilliam

Emly was established as an episcopal see in 1118 by the Synod of Ráth Breasail.