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Fionn O'Rahilly

Lisbabe on 1829 to 1842 map.

Fionn O'Rahilly,
of Lower Lisbaby (or Lisbabe), Co.Kerry (see map),
born est c.1710,
this whole branch is called the O'Rahilly "Fionn" tribe,
though interestingly, his uncle the poet describes himself as "Aodhagan Fionn", see page 251 of [Dineen and O'Donoghue, 1911],
mar Mary O'Sullivan,
think this is who he married, rather than Mary O'Donoghue "Mourney", see note on wives of Morgan and Fionn,
had issue:

  1. Conn O'Rahilly, of Upper Lisbaby, Co.Kerry,
    Cornelius or Con [P102/207(4)],
    Conn [King, 1910],
    eldest son, born est c.1735.

  2. Daniel Rahilly, Donal, of Lisbaby Lower, born est c.1740.

  3. Thomas Rahilly, Tom,
    mar Ellen O'Donoghue,
    possibly ancestor of Rahilly of Tullig,
    had issue:

    1. Joseph Rahilly, died unmarried.

    2. Mary Rahilly,
      mar c.1790 to Richard Fitzgerald,
      he was of Ardteegalvan (and various spellings), Killaha parish, E of Killarney (see map),
      had issue,
      think grandparents of:

      1. Richard Fitzgerald,
        of Ardteegalvan,
        born 1831, Catholic,
        mar Mary ---- [born 1831, Catholic],
        they are both listed at Ardteegalvan in [Census, 1901], he is "farmer",
        had issue:

        1. William Fitzgerald,
          of Ardteegalvan,
          born 1857, or poss. 1865, Co.Kerry, Catholic,
          mar 1900 to Annie Sullivan [Anne, born 1866, or poss.1873, Co.Kerry, Catholic],
          they are living with his parents at Ardteegalvan in 1901 census, he is farmer,
          [1910 letter from The O'Rahilly] says that William Fitzgerald then had "an heirloom, a fiddle two hundred years old, which was once the property of Donal 'ac Murchadha",
          they are listed at Ardteegalvan in [Census, 1911], he is "farmer",
          had issue:

          1. Helena Fitzgerald, born Jan 1901, Co.Kerry (age 2 months in census of 31 March 1901).

          2. Richard Fitzgerald, born 1 Aug 1902, Ardteegalvan [GROI].

          3. Minnie Fitzgerald, born 1905, Co.Kerry.
          4. John Fitzgerald, born 1907, Co.Kerry.
          5. Hanora Fitzgerald, born 1908, Co.Kerry.

  4. Mathew Rahilly,
    NOT Michael, see [P102/207(7)],
    mar --- Hickey [or Hannan],
    had issue:

    1. Patt Rahilly [would be Patrick],
      mar --- Hannan [or Hickey].

      He may be the person in the following:
      [P102/208(83)] says there was an ad in the Kerry Sentinel, 29 July 1905, looking for information on "Patrick and John Rahilly (late of Melbourne) and Matthew Rahilly (who left Clare for America about 1848), three sons of Patrick Rahilly or Reilly of Killarney (?) and Bridget Hannan".

  5. John Rahilly, born est c.1750,
    ancestor of Rahilly of Glangristeen, Co.Kerry.


Ardteegalvan, E of Killarney, on 1829 to 1842 map.

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