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James Mangan



Grave of Margaret Mangan and Sean Hartney, Knockpatrick, Co.Limerick.
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James Mangan,
bapt 24 Apr 1833,
of Carrowbreedoge (sometimes written Carrowhue or Carhue, pronounced "Car-who"), SE of Shanagolden (see old map and modern map).
He must be "James Mangan" who sp bapt of his nephew Denis Mangan 1865.

He mar 1stly to --- Fitzgibbon [of Lisbane, Dunmoylan par, Co.Limerick].
This might be the mar of James Mangan and Maria Fitzgerald, 1 Mar 1881, [Kilcolman and Coolcappagh par records], wit David McDonnell and Maria McDonnell.
She died pre-1884.
James is listed as farmer, widower, of Shanagolden, at 2nd mar in Limerick city.

He mar 2ndly, 24 Feb 1884 [St.John's RC cathedral, Limerick city] to Ellen Riordan [born 1861, Co.Limerick, dau of John Riordan, farmer, or O'Riordan].
See entry in [GROI], says 24 Apr 1884, wit by Gerald O'Connor and Margaret Riordan.
She is listed as of Glin, Co.Limerick, at mar in Limerick city.
She was thought to be of Cloonlahard, Kilmoylan par, Co.Limerick, or of Ballyhahill, Kilmoylan par, Co.Limerick.
She writes her name "Ellie" on census.

James Mangan, Carrowbreedoge, is listed in [Postal Directory of Munster, 1886].
He was at funeral of James Nolan 1897, listed as nephew.
He is listed as farmer at death.
He died at "Carhew" (Carrowbreedoge), 11 July 1899, age 66 yrs.
See entry in [GROI].

[P106/172(6)] is letter of 31 Dec 1900 from "Ellie Mangan", "Carhue Cottage", Shanagolden.
Ellen is listed as a widow at Carrowbreedoge in [Census, 1901], she is "farmer".
"Mrs. James Mangan" of "Carhue Cottage", Shanagolden, is mentioned in Ellen Mangan's will 1903.
Two of the children are listed in [Census, 1911] as living with Ellen's brother Daniel Riordan at Flean More, near Glin, Co.Limerick (see map).
James had issue by 2nd wife:


  1. Denis Mangan, born 1885, Co.Limerick,
    not listed at home in 1901 census,
    living with uncle Daniel Riordan in 1911 census, age 26, single, "Farm Labourer".

  2. John Mangan, born 1888, Co.Limerick, at home in 1901 census.
  3. Kathleen Mangan, born 1889, Co.Limerick, at home in 1901 census.
  4. James Mangan, born 1892, Co.Limerick, at home in 1901 census.
  5. Patrick Mangan, born 1894, Co.Limerick, at home in 1901 census.


  6. Margaret Mangan,
    "Babs", born 1898, Co.Limerick [father age 65, mother age 37].
    Father died 1899.
    She is living with uncle Daniel Riordan in 1911 census.
    She mar Sean Hartney [John, born 1902], no issue.

    Sean was an Auctioneer and Valuer and General Salesman.
    He was a Fianna Fail Senator and county councillor.
    He might be "John Hartney" who was Member of Limerick County Council, Rathkeale area 1928-42.
    Sean ran for FF for the Dail in Limerick in the 1943 election, but was not elected. See election record.
    Member of Limerick County Council, Rathkeale area 1950-60.
    FF Senator 1951-57.
    See his contributions to Senate debates. See Oireachtas Members Database.
    He was defeated in the Seanad election of 1957.

    They lived in a house beside Shanid Castle.
    Margaret is described as of "Shanid" on grave.
    She died 29 Mar 1972, age 74 yrs.
    He died 11 May 1974, age 72 yrs.
    Both buried at Knockpatrick, near Shanagolden, Co.Limerick.




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