John Kickham Heffernan
- Sources yet to be consulted:
John Kickham Heffernan
, near Cahir, Co.Tipperary,
mar Margaret McGrath [of Mountrivers, Affane par, nr Cappoquin, Co. Waterford],
he died 1919, age 80 yrs,
Dr. Paddy Heffernan,
born 13 May 1878, Cuckoo Hill,
mar Winifred ----,
researcher of local and family history,
and other works,
- Mortimer Heffernan.
- Myles Heffernan.
- John Heffernan.
- John Heffernan,
John F., Jack, born 1881,
of Cuckoo Hill,
inherited Knockelly Castle 1903.
- Michael Heffernan,
Leader of the Farmers' Party.
Michael Richard Heffernan, born 3 Apr 1885.
When young he was a
Competed in national athletics (sprinting) under the name Richard Heffernan.
He played rugby for Cork Constitution rugby club.
(Though he was from Co.Tipperary not Cork.)
Played rugby for
Played 4 times for Ireland.
[Kickham family tree]
says after an Ireland-England rugby match
one English press report said:
"Heffernan was about
the best forward on the Irish team, but what a coarse Christian that
Cork man is".
He studied Agriculture at Glasnevin.
He might be "Michael Heffernan" who is
as a lodger in Skibbereen, Co.Cork, in
This person is
"bank official", age 25, born Co.Tipperary.
emigrated to Canada shortly before 1914 to take up an offer in banking.
When WWI broke
out in 1914, he joined the Canadian Army.
He was posted to Europe.
He didn't see much service because of illness.
Returned to Ireland.
Kilmurry Lodge, Ballyneale, Co.Tipperary.
He purchased Kilmurry (would be c.1920) from the estate of
Laurence Kickham (died 1917).
mar Stastia Morrissey, no issue.
He played no further role in Irish politics,
but remained a regular
contributor to the letters page of the Irish Times.
became the first manager of Arklow Pottery,
He farmed at
for many years.
Eventually sold Kilmurry and moved to Blackrock, Co.Dublin.
He organised the plaque
to honour his relative
at the house where he died, Montpelier Place, Dun Laoghaire.
He died 21 Nov 1970, age 85 yrs, NOT 1973.
- Dr. Edward Heffernan,
Eddie, born 7 July 1889,
he enlisted in the
as a naval doctor,
served in China and the West Indies and Malta,
mar 1916 to Gladys Thrift,
awarded the O.B.E. in
for his services and bravery as
PMO (principal medical officer) of Malta Dockyard during the long
Siege of Malta
after World War 2 he retired from the navy,
took up private practice in
in Croydon, London,
he died 16 April 1980, age 90 yrs,
- Ann Heffernan, born 1918,
mar --- de Dadelsen and had issue:
- Michelle de Dadelsen.
- Kathy Heffernan,
mar Dr. John Hirst and had issue:
- Desiree Hirst [dau].
- Michael Hirst, of Paris.
- James Heffernan,
Jim, of Cuckoo Hill,
mar Eileen Kilvey,
He was a bloodstock
He bred many winners on the track and in the showring.
He bred Nicolaus Silver,
the winner of the
other Gold Cup
- Angela Heffernan, did not marry.