- Sources yet to be consulted:
Cuckoohill House on
1887 to 1913 map
This is the only large farm in Cuckoohill townland.
This must be the Heffernan house.
(or Cuckoo Hill), Derrygrath par
He mar pre-1837 to Catherine Kickham
[Kickham family tree] says
Catherine was "a 'big plain woman' with a great work ethic and sharp business mind.
It has been said that she personally sat aloft the grain sacks on
route to the mills in Cahir from her home at Cuckoo Hill and drove
a very hard bargain, this around the time of
She enlarged the farm, it was one of the finest farms of over 400 acres of well tilled
land in the Golden Vale"
Michael and Tom Kickham
lived in Knockelly Castle
, but got into financial difficulty.
She took over Knockelly Castle from them.
She paid off debts and installed her son Ned in Knockelly.
Patrick died 1880, age 70 yrs.
Catherine died 1882, age 74 yrs.
They had issue:
Ned Heffernan, Edmond,
as at 1889,
mar Mary Brett [of Knocknakitt (unidentified)],
- James Heffernan,
meant to be
but unlikely since died too young,
probably confusion with
died 1856, age 19 yrs.
- John Kickham Heffernan,
- Fr. Thomas Heffernan, born 1847,
PP of Youghal (RC Diocese of Cloyne), Co.Cork,
he would be Thomas Heffernan who is
listed as curate in RC parish of Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, in
he is not listed in
he may have died,
he is NOT to be confused with
Fr. Thomas Heffernan
who was attached to parishes on the
Co.Kildare/Co.Wicklow border in
the RC Diocese of Dublin.
- Michael Heffernan,
died 1880, age 32 yrs.