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My ancestors - O'Callaghan - Contents


O'Callaghan of Co.Kerry

Or "Callaghan".
Of Ballynabrennagh, NE of Tralee, Co.Kerry.
There were a number of different (and presumably inter-related) Callaghan/O'Callaghan families in Ballynabrennagh, all apparently in Ballynabrennagh Upper townland.
  


The O'Callaghan house at Ballynabrennagh, near Tralee, Co.Kerry.
This is the house belonging to the John O'Callaghan family.
Courtesy of Lynton Sallis.
Photo 1994. See full size.



"John, Pat and Denis Callaghan" in Ballynabrennagh North (Upper) in [Tithe Survey, 1824].
See full size. From here.





Our family - O'Callaghan of Ballynabrennagh

We start with the family I descend from.

Proof that our John (died 1903) is the son of the following Denis:
  

  




Definitely related - O'Callaghan of Ballynabrennagh

The following is also O'Callaghan of Ballynabrennagh.
DNA tests prove this line is definitely related to my line above.
We start with:




  


Definitely related - O'Callaghan of Ballynabrennagh

The following is also O'Callaghan of Ballynabrennagh.
DNA tests prove this line is definitely related to my line above.
We start with:


  
Think he might be identical with the following John:
In favour: John of Ballynabrennagh. This John's heir seems to be Michael.
Against: This John would be quite old having children.
Age given at death could be inaccurate, of course.


  




Must be related - O'Callaghan of Ballynabrennagh

This family must be related:



 


Eugene Callaghan of Ballynahoulort

The following Eugene and Ellen Callaghan could be the parents of both of these: A baptism for a Patrick is found, but not one for a John. But the theory still looks likely. It may be that Patrick and John are brothers. And Denis and James would be some cousins of them.
  

  


Baptism of Margaret Callaghan, April 1798.
Looks like living Ballynabrennagh ("Baile na mBreatnach").


  

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