Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My ancestors - O'Rahilly - Contents


Eoghan Ó Comhraí,
Eugene O'Curry,
farmer, of Dunaha (or Doonaha), near Carrigaholt, Co.Clare,
mar Cáit Ní Mhadagáin (Catherine Madigan),
had issue:

  1. Prof. Eugene O'Curry,
    Eoghan Ó Comhraí, the Gaelic scholar,
    born Eugene Curry, Nov 1794, Dunaha, Co.Clare,
    mar 1824 to Anne Broughton [dau of John Broughton, of Killaderry, nr Broadford, Glenomra Valley, Co.Clare],
    worked for Ordnance Survey of Ireland 1835-42,
    compiled the original catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Museum 1849,
    appointed 1854 as the first Professor of Irish history and archaeology in Catholic University,
    died July 1862, Dublin, age 67 yrs.
    His works had important influence on late 19th cent Gaelic revival.

  2. (son) Curry, had issue:

    1. Michael Curry,
      shop keeper, of Glin, Co.Limerick,
      meant to be nephew of Prof. Eugene O'Curry, but proof is missing,
      mar 24 Feb 1852 [Glin RC par records] to Mary Stack,
      mar wit by Timothy Griffin and Richard Stack,
      had issue:

      1. Julia Curry,
        born Glin, Co.Limerick, 24th June 1854 [mass card],
        bapt Julia Mary, confirmation Julia Teresa,
        Julia Teresa on grave and mass card,
        mar 4 Nov 1871, Glin, Co.Limerick [him age 22, her age 17], to Thomas Francis Rahilly [born 8th Jan 1849] and had issue.

      2. Sarah Curry,
        born 1860, Glin, Co.Limerick,
        "Sara E." on grave.
        She mar Thomas O'Donoghue [born 1843].
        He was a very wealthy miller and coal merchant, of Dingle, Co.Kerry.
        Living Main St, Dingle, at dau's birth 1885.
        He became chairman of Dingle Harbour Board, and a County Councillor.
        He died 1911.
        She died 7 Sept 1936, age 76 yrs [grave], [grave record].
        She was bur with her sister in Glasnevin.
        Sarah and Thomas had issue:

        1. Agnes O'Donoghue,
          born 6 May 1885, Main St, Dingle.
          See birth cert from here.
          At mar she is living 12 Leeson Park, Dublin.
          She mar 1916 to her 1st cousin Alfred O'Rahilly and had issue.

Julia Curry. Photo 1901.
Probably at Quinsborough House. Same room as photo here.
See larger and full size. Image 5837 in Humphrys glass negatives. Light-adjusted. See original.
See other copy.

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