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111 entries.
victoria hayes-lyon victoria hayes-lyon from coram, new york, u.s.a. wrote on January 26, 2015 at 8:25 pm:
My dad, Thomas Ailbee Hayes, was born in Emly, 12/15/1907. He had 5 brothers, Jack (John), James, William, Christopher, all of whom emigrated to New York, USA & stayed except for William who returned to Emly. He had one sister Mary, who also stayed in Emly. Another brother Michael? died at a young age in Ireland. Hoping to visit in next year or 2. I know I have several cousins there. My sister Erin, visited in Sept.of 2014. There are several of us here in NY area and we keep in touch. My dad also had a cousin Thomas M. Hayes, who emigrated here also, & we saw all the time. It was a fun time growing up with this large extended Hayes family.
Michael Carroll Michael Carroll from Ohio USA wrote on November 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm:
My name is Michael Carroll, and my family tree has roots in Emly. My great-grandparents were Owen and Mary Carroll (maiden name, Brennan), who lived in Ballyvistae according to the 1901 census. Owen's mother (my great, great grandmother) was named Alice Bourke (maiden name) of Coolboy. I do not know my great great grandfather's name (the one who married Alice Bourke). I am writing to ask if their is anything in your records that might help. They had 12 children including my great grandfather, Owen. I intend to commission a search through Tipperary Family History Research , but I would like to start with the most distant ancestor I can determine the name of. My best guess is that his name was James Carroll, as my family seemed to follow the Irish tradition of naming the 1 st child after the paternal grandfather. I was fortunate enough to visit Emly this September. I found it to be a friendly, charming area. I can understand why you won the "Tidy Town" award. Thanks you for any help you may be able to give me.
Michael Carroll Michael Carroll wrote on October 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm:
I am looking for any descendants of Owen and Mary Carroll, of Ballyvistae (Emly). They were my great grandparents. Owen was born in the 1840's. I recently visited Emly on a trip from USA. Your town is beautiful, and the people are very friendly. I'm proud that my people came from your town.
Jack Spring Jack Spring from Counties Kerry, Tipperary, and Galway wrote on September 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm:
Greetings, I have a special interest in a very ancient clan known as the Mairtines, believed to have been the predominant clan in Emly until their unexplained disappearance, perhaps 60-100 years B.C. Likely origin for name Martin. Kindly reply at jack@jackspring.com Thank you, Jack Spring
Arthur Hennessey Arthur Hennessey from Blacks Har.NB,Canada wrote on July 16, 2014 at 1:14 pm:
John Hennessy b.1785 in Emly.Member of the 98th foot regiment.Emigrated to Canada in 1812.Trying to find his parents name.
Elizabeth Clarke Elizabeth Clarke from Australia wrote on July 14, 2014 at 6:40 am:
Hello, my grandmother was Bridget O'Donovan from Emly. She was born circa 1895. I don't have any other information. Would anyone be able to help me?
Teresa Erskine (nee) Heffernan Teresa Erskine (nee) Heffernan from Chester England wrote on July 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm:
In memory of my Dad. William (Billy) Heffernan. Born 1st June 1932 Breansha Emly. Died 2nd July 2009. rest in Peace Dad x. Left Emly approx 1947, came to Chester met and married my Mum 1957. Edmond and Sarah Heffernan my grandparents are buried in Emly Cemetery. We visit every few years and still have family in Tipp. Love being in Ireland xx
Mrs Wellington Sarah Mrs Wellington Sarah from Florida wrote on June 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm:
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Cornelius Griffin Cornelius Griffin from valley Stream New York wrote on June 4, 2014 at 1:48 pm:
I will be in Emly sometime during the week of June 9th. I can not wait to see the town that my grandmother Ellen McNamara Griffin lived in.
James W. Muhs James W. Muhs from Williston Park, Long Island, New York wrote on May 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm:
I just recently found my Irish folk from Ireland. They came from Emly I think in the 1860's to New York. My great great grandparents were Terrance Hagney and Sarah Connell. My great grandfather was Timothy who had a brother John and sisters Bridget, Margaret and Mary. I wonder if anyone knows any info about Terrance and Sarah. Sarah came over here so I assume Terrance passed over. Any info will be appreciated. I hope to get to Emly someday.
Angela Tobin Angela Tobin from Ireland wrote on April 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm:
A year old but had to reply. Trying to sort Crowe families in Emly parish to connect to my Crowe family and found an Otto Hefferman as being a sponsor to Patrick Crowe son of Darby Crowe and Bridget Ryan in Bransha/Bansha co Tipp. Darby Crowe (Jeremiah) is most likely a brother to Patrick Crowe who married Anastasia Mooney. Patrick Crowe (s/o Darby Crowe) was born abt 1811 and married Ellen Hanley and I think some of their children ended up in Troy too but don't know much more than that. Hope this might interest someone.
Mary Beth Mancuso Mary Beth Mancuso from Hackettstown, New Jersey wrote on February 13, 2014 at 3:43 pm:
Hello, a red leaf on Ancestry just led me to Emly. My great grandmother, Bridget Butler Power and her brother, William immigrated to NYC around 1890's. Their parents were: William Power and Mary Butler. Other siblings were: John, Thomas, Mary Ann O'Donoghue and Margaret Griffin. Does anyone recognize these names? Any lead as to where I can find more information? Much Thanks, ~Mary Beth~
Jack Kennedy Jack Kennedy from Brisbane Australia wrote on November 3, 2013 at 11:25 am:
I will be visiting the beautiful Emly soon hoping to locate records on my great, great grandfather and mother James Kennedy born act 1777 and Mary Bannerman born abt 1781. Looking forward to it.
Bridget Heffernan Mendel Bridget Heffernan Mendel from Bradenton, FL wrote on October 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm:
Hello Father Rochford! The new web design is lovely. I am Bill Heffernan's daughter and have visied Emily twice with him and my grandmother Rose. After 20 years of living on the north side of Chicago, my family and I relocated to Bradenton, FL. The weather is perfect although we all miss Chicago daily. I hope to get my three boys, Aidan, Brendan and Kevin, to Emly soon! They are now in high school and middle school and I think they would really love to see where their ancestors came from!
Marc O Riain Marc O Riain from Kinsale wrote on September 28, 2013 at 9:35 pm:
Hi All, Connor Ryan lived in Emly in 1834 and married Hannah Murnane, and had a child called Timothy in that year. I have run into a brink wall at tracing the family any further back. Any help, an address, parents, siblings anything, I would be very appreciative!
Kathleen Heagney Kathleen Heagney from Rochester, NY wrote on September 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm:
Hello, while I wait for some research I've requested on my ancestors, I'll add a note here to see who might know the family name of "Hagney" or "Hageney." My Great Great Grandfather, John "Hagney" left Parish Emly, County of Tipperary around 1854 and settled in New York City, NY USA. His father was Patrick and his mother was Catherine Grady. Is this ringing any bells for anyone?
Denis Burke Denis Burke from Australia (ex Ballinagrana) wrote on September 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm:
My sincere condolences to the Mulhall family and all those in and around the village of Emly on the sudden loss of Dermot, always helpful to us ex-pats. May he rest in peace. Denis & Maureen Burke.
Sinead Smith Sinead Smith from Arklow, Co. Wicklow wrote on August 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm:
I went to emly last weekend and was surprise see the monument of memories for who killed in action between 1916 to 1921. (James O'Meara is my grand uncle). It was lovely and very clean. Anyone have stories or photography about them. I am keen to know more information about James O'Meara and his family. Thanks email me winters.sinead@gmail.com
Sinead Smith Sinead Smith from Arklow, Co. Wicklow wrote on August 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm:
Re: John Rea and Lori Payne, can you email me winters.sinead@gmail.com re o'Meara family of emly
Margaret&Brian Fitzgerald Margaret&Brian Fitzgerald from Mc Eniry Farran wrote on July 17, 2013 at 6:03 am:
Hope you all have a great celebration wish we could have been there to celebrate with you. Our best wishes to Fr Rochford Mikey Burke Marion Dawson Dermot Mulhall Denis & Mary Heffernen and everbody we know.Margaret Brian Fitzgerald. known in Emly as Mc Eniry

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.