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The old schoolhouse at Lislehane, SE of Cullen, Co.Cork (where Timothy Ring taught).
From modern street view. Click to rotate.

Timothy Ring,
Tadgh, Thade,
born 1824 at Doon Bridge, between Kishkeam and Cullen, Co.Cork (near Co.Kerry border).
He was Schoolmaster in Lislehane, near Cullen, Co.Cork.
At mar he is listed as of Kilmurry, Kenmare par (his wife's homeland), Co.Kerry, and his wife is listed as of nearby Carhoomeengar.
How would a teacher in Co.Cork have land in Co.Kerry? The story is that his wife inherited Sullivan family property at Kilmurry and he took it over.

He mar 1854 to Catherine Sullivan [Kate, born 1829, of near Kenmare, Co.Kerry].
For a time he taught in Lislehane, Cullen, Co.Cork, during the week, and walked home to Kenmare, Co.Kerry at weekends.
Eventually they both lived Kilmurry, Kenmare.

He was a Fenian.
He marched to Killarney to join the Cahirciveen Fenians in the 1867 Rising.
Listed at son's mar 1881 as "teacher and farmer".
Listed at death as "ex-teacher".
He died at Kilmurry, 9 Jan 1897 [death cert], or 8 Jan 1897, age 72 yrs.
See death cert from here.
She is Catherine Ring, widow, age 72 (born 1829), living with daughter Eleanor's family at Kilmurry in 1901 census.
She died 12 Jan 1911.
She is NOT Kate Ring who died Millstreet in 1911, age 84 (born 1827).
They had issue:

  1. Denis Ring,
    bapt 13 January 1855 [Kenmare RC par records],
    must have died young (there is another Denis).

  2. Jeremiah Ring,
    born 14 Jan 1856,
    can't find baptism.

  3. Eugene Ring,
    bapt 28 July 1857 [Kenmare RC par records],
    lived unmarried with his sister Eleanor at Kilmurry.

  4. Debora Ring,
    born 15 Apr 1859,
    bapt 19 April 1859 [Kenmare RC par records],
    think died young.

  5. Denis Ring,
    second Denis, born 17 August 1860,
    bapt 21 August 1860 [Kenmare RC par records],
    joined the RIC, fell out with his father as a result,
    had issue:

    1. Jack Ring,
      John Denis Ring,
      had issue:

      1. Jerry Ring.

  6. Mary Ring,
    born 16 May 1862,
    bapt 24 May 1862 [Kenmare RC par records],
    think died young.

  7. Honora Ring,
    Nora, born 15 June 1863,
    bapt 21 June 1863 [Kenmare RC par records].

  8. Abbie Ring,
    Abigail, born 1864, baptism not found,
    nun in Texas, "Sister Rosalie".

  9. Catherine Ring,
    Katherine, Katie, born 10 May 1865,
    bapt 13 May 1865 [Kenmare RC par records].

  10. Helen Ring,
    born 7 November 1867,
    bapt 10 November 1867 [Kenmare RC par records],
    think died young.

  11. Alice Ring,
    born 19 May 1869,
    bapt 27 May 1869 [Kenmare RC par records],
    died in infancy.

  12. Eleanor Ring,
    Ellie, "Ellen" at children's baptisms,
    born 1871 according to age in 1911 census,
    baptism not found,
    mar 1892 to George Rice and had issue.

The old schoolhouse at Lislehane, SE of Cullen, Co.Cork (where Timothy Ring taught).
From 1887 to 1913 map.

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