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111 entries.
Mary Welch Hayes Mary Welch Hayes from grandparents from Ireland wrote on April 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm:
In response to Bill Hefferson I do recall the Hefferson name as well as others being from the Borough Rd. Years ago a Mr Casey kindly showed my son and I a foundation on his land which he said was the Ryan homestead and that was really exciting to know.I also know where a lot of Emly people are buried in St Joseph's cemetery in South Troy.My grandmother,Mary Ann Ryan married a farmer and milk dealer Edward Welch,who was born in West Meath.I still live just 20 minutes away from Troy,N.Y. in Easton.N.Y. Hayesmte@aol.com
Bill Heffernan Bill Heffernan from Wevertown, NY wrote on April 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm:
In response to Mary Hayes inquiry. My family (Otho Heffernan) came from the Borough Rd. He settled in Troy with two sons and two daughters around 1895.I'm sure your family and mine knew each other as they came from the same area of Emly. As your friend Des told you many from Emly settled in Troy. It must have felt like a bit of home with so many of their neighbors settling in Troy.
Mary T.Hayes Mary T.Hayes wrote on April 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm:
I am also looking for any descendents of my great great grandparents,Patrick and Anastastia(Mooney)Crowe who had 3 children that I am aware of--Edward b.8/1/1824 Catherine b.3/24/1827 and my great grandmother,Mary Crowe b.4/1816 married to Michael Ryan of the Borough Rd. Emly.Mary and Michael Ryan had 6 known children,John b.1849 Honora b.12/26/1841 James b.8/2/1846 Dan,b.1844 Brigid and my grandmother,Mary Ann b.1852 Only Dan and my grandmother,Mary Ann came to Troy,N.Y.that I am aware of. I would be glad to share any info I have.I have been to Emly twice and my deceased friend Des Mulhall was so helffull. I hope I can return to the beautiful town of Emly again.
Mary T. Hayes Mary T. Hayes wrote on April 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm:
I am looking for any descendents of John and Johanna(Sheehan) McGrath(my great great grandparents)who lived in Lisobyhane,Emly,Co Tipperery And ran a drapery shop on Main St Emly. There were 5 children that I am aware of--James,Lawrence,Cornelious(who took over the drapery shop)a Mrs Matt Donovan and my great grandmother, Johanna,b.1833 or 1837, who married Thomas McGrath (who was much older) and they came to Troy,N.Y.around 1878. I would be glad to share any info I have.
Sharon Williams DePamphilis Sharon Williams DePamphilis from Harrisburg, PA USA wrote on March 12, 2013 at 12:05 am:
Hi Emly! What a beautiful town. My family and I are planning on a visit to Ireland especially Emly. My great great grandparents Patrick H. Murnane and Mary Sullivan Murnane along with my great grandmother Mary Catherine Murnane and siblings immigrated to Harrisburg, PA USA around 1880. Please contact me at sharon@depamphilis.com if you have any information on the Murnane family. Cannot wait to see Emly for myself.
Margaret Copley Margaret Copley from Australia wrote on March 3, 2013 at 12:35 am:
I look forward to visiting my cousin Norah O'brien again in about five weeks. I had a fabulous weekend last time. Was made very welcome by the whole village. Warm wishes to all, Margaret Copley
Linda Andolfi Linda Andolfi wrote on February 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm:
Hi Lori Payne My family too come from Bartoose. I was adopted and live in England and traced my mother's side. My maternal grandmother's surname was Bourke. Possibly the name change could have been a marriage, thereby creating the double barreled name?
louise o connell louise o connell from liverpool wrote on February 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm:
rip fr kennedy what a lovely man will be missed
James O'Meara James O'Meara from Toronto , Canada wrote on December 11, 2012 at 12:29 am:
in response to John Rea Victoria BC & Lori Payne Chicago , I may have relevant relative information to your queries. Contact by email: jjomeara@yahoo.ca
John Rea John Rea from Victoria, BC, Canada wrote on November 17, 2012 at 12:22 am:
My family originated in Emly and has marriage connections the O'Meara, O'Neill and Dwyer families as follows: Edmund Rea m: Mary O'Meara March 05,1810 in Emly John Rea m: Joanna O'Neil 1838 in Emly John Rea m: Mary Anne Dwyer April 14, 1874 in Ballylanders I would be interested in learning more about these ladies and their families if possible.
Brian Gorman Brian Gorman from Australia wrote on November 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm:
Hello Emly, My family emmigrated to Australia from Emly in 1837. The family consisted of Michael and Mary Gorman and their children Ellen,William,Michael,John,Timothy,Patrick and Mary. Michael`s wife Mary was from Galbally being the daughter of John and Mary Kane.Michael`s parents were William and Honora Gorman also from Emly. Are there any relatives of these people still living in Emly??....My wife and I intend to come for the gathering in 2013 and it would be great to catch up with family if at all possible??.....it`s been 176 years since Michael and family left and I think it`s time for at least one his descendants to return home for a visit.. Thank You.......Brian Gorman
Lori Payne Lori Payne from Chicago wrote on November 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm:
Recently in digging up my roots, I found out my great-grandfather was from (Bartoose)Emly. Could someone please explain to me how or why his name changed from Timothy O'Meara to Timothy O'Meara Burke? I would love to plan a trip to see this or have it explained to me.
Donna Donna from Cork wrote on October 30, 2012 at 12:04 am:
Many happy years were spent visiting the fabulous McInerney family in the beautiful little town of Emly.
Nancy Bryant Nancy Bryant from Michigan, USA wrote on September 16, 2012 at 4:04 am:
My husband and I visited your town on our honeymoon in August 2006 as we drove around southern Ireland. We loved your town so much and were quite impressed with the beauty of your church and the surrounding land. We now share your town with our three year old daughter, Emly Grace who enjoys seeing pictures of the beautiful town for which she is named.
Mark (Flynn) Garretson Mark (Flynn) Garretson from Massachusetts, USA wrote on June 18, 2012 at 11:46 am:
I have been trying to pinpoint the home of my great grandparents for many years now. The two families that came to America and began my tree there were Flynn and Kinnane. The Flynn's are from the Ballylanders area and the oldest known relative was John Flynn who married Elizabeth Meade in 1818 at Kildorerry. Their son Thomas married Johanna Leary in Ballylanders 1858. My Ggrandfather John Flynn was Christened in Ballylanders in 1859. He left for the US in 1882. He married Mary C. Kinnane in 1888 in Fitchburg, MA. The marriage was arranged so, there is no doubt the Flynn's knew these Kinnane's before they all emigrated. Mary Kinnane's family was from the region surrounding Galbally but, for the life of me, I cannot find a homestead for her family. Her father was Thomas Kinnane b: ~1828 and her mother was Nora Hanrahan b: ~1840. The family emigrated to the USA in 1884 and children of Thomas and Nora were Patrick, Annie, Mary, Nora, Bridget and I believe Margaret. My wife and I will be coming back to Ireland this fall and I would love to find someone from the family that can help me put these pieces together.
Carol Hagan Carol Hagan from Ontario, Canada wrote on April 24, 2012 at 12:39 am:
My time spent in Emly have given me such pleasant memories, and hope to return next year for a visit with my partner, so I may show him what a pretty little place it is.
Kathleen Mc Eniry Kathleen Mc Eniry from Bronx New York USA wrote on October 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm:
I am the daughter of John Mc Eniry born to Annie Riordan and Timothy Mc Eniry Out of the 15 children the only one surviving is Brother Dermott DeSalle Miguel House co Laois who was baptized Michael Mc Eniry. I see a MJ Mc Eniry NJ USA is surching for his relatives.It is possible he is a distant cousin. We come from Emily, clashdrumsmith Co Tipperary, parish Albie
Christine Woods Christine Woods from USA wrote on October 3, 2011 at 9:33 am:
Many thanks to the helpful people of Emly who helped me find Michael and Sarah Croker and Helena Nugent My husband and I have "come back" to retire In Ireland after my grandmother had to leave 100 years ago. She was born in Emly and with the help I was given I will be able to complete a family tree I have been working on. Thank you EMLY.
Mary Ellen McAlpine (Burke, Bartoose) Mary Ellen McAlpine (Burke, Bartoose) from Darwin Australia wrote on September 23, 2011 at 9:53 am:
Congratulations to the Tidy Towns Committee on another great win, and to everyone in Emly thanks for keeping our home village looking so beautiful.
Joe O'Brien Joe O'Brien from Emly wrote on September 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm:
The new website looks lovely; it's a great resource to have to show people where you come from. -Vancouver

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.