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Callan District Marriage Records, Co. Kilkenny

This page features civil Marriage Records for the district of Callan in Co. Kilkenny and includes full names (where possible), the year of marriage, and the quarter in which the marriage occurred. A searchable index of all available marriage records is available here.

Name Year Quarter
Alice Finn 1876
Alice Hiland 1882 1st
Alice Kenny 1864
Alice Kenny 1879 1st
Anastasia Ready 1864
Anastatia Finn 1865
Anna M. Kickham 1878 1st
Bridget Cahill 1895 1st
Bridget Hoban 1878
Bridget Maher 1864
Bridget Maher 1864
Catherine Hennessy 1883 2nd
Catherine Kennedy 1865
Catherine Kenny 1873
Catherine Roche 1899 1st
Edmond Henesy 1883 4th
Edmond Henisy 1883 4th
Edward Exshaw Brown 1860
Edward Hennesy 1881 4th
Elizabeth Bowers 1869
Elizabeth Hauly 1887 4th
Elizabeth Maher 1864
Ellen Costigan 1864
Ellen Hyland 1865
Ellen Kenny 1865
George Adams 1851
Hannah Eakens 1856
James Henessy 1882 4th
James Hennessy 1883 2nd
James Hogan 1884 4th
James Keating 1870
James Maher 1864
Jane Hearn 1864
Joanna Kingslety 1867
Johanna Kelly 1849
John Agar 1855
John Barnable 1865
John Clancy 1864
John England 1874
John Henry Adams 1846
John Kenny 1879 1st
John Keogh 1873
John Keppel 1873
John Lyons 1890 1st
John Roache 1898 1st
John Roasch 1898 1st
John Shea 1916 1st
Joseph Kenrick 1878 1st
Judith Finn 1867
Kate Hawe 1882 3rd
Kate Rohan 1889 3rd
Maggie Ryan 1886 3rd
Margaret Barnable 1868
Mary Bowe 1870
Mary Callaghan 1854
Mary Freney 1892 1st
Mary Higgins 1882 2nd
Mary Kavanagh 1879 2nd
Mary Kenna 1872
Mary Kenny 1867
Mary Kenny 1867
Mary Roache 1899 3rd
Mary Shea 1915 3rd
Michael Delany 1897 1st
Michael Roache 1910 3rd
Owen M’Garry 1892 2nd
Patrick Lyons 1864
Patrick Reddy 1865
Samuel Wilson 1847
Thomas Kennedy 1867
Thomas Kenny 1867
Thomas Kenny 1871
Thomas Shea 1916 3rd
William Bowers 1869
William Kenny 1867

Civil Registration Records

James Callan: Victim of Zeal and Heroism

Born about 1825, son of Thomas (originally from Newry or north Co. Louth area) and Margaret (nee O’Reilly from Knockbride) Callan. He spent some of his youth (apparently with his parents) at the residence of Rev. Peter O’ Reilly, PP Drung, who was his Uncle. He as a younger brother of Rev. John Callan, ordained in Maynooth for Dromore Diocese in June 1838 and spent nearly all his pastoral life in Newark Diocese, New Jersey where he died in June 1879; he was Uncle of Rev. Edward O’Reilly from Corravilla, Knockbride, who died as PP of Upper Drumreilly in 1920; he was also related to Philip Callan MP for Louth in the 1870’s (word of mouth claims them to be brothers) . James callanmatriculated in Maynooth on 26th August 1844 and was ordained there for Kilmore on 25th May 1850. he served as curate possibly in Annagh for some time, definitely from 1851 in Killenagh (Catholic Directory 1852 incorrectly lists him as John). In 1852 – he obtained from Bishop Browne an ‘exeat’ from the Diocese to America. He went to his brother john in Newark and having served in South Amboy to 1854, he was Pastor of St. James, Newark (1854-61), St. John’s Patterson 1863-64). In February 1864 he went to California and began pastoral work in Santa Barbara. He met his death on September 5th 1864.

The steamer on which he was returning to Santa Barbara (from a retreat in san Francisco) caught fire when its boiler exploded. Many were killed outright and many more mortally injured by the scalding steam. Although he was uninjured, Fr. Callan literally ‘walked into the jaws of death’ to administer the sacraments to the dying. “during these ministrations he inhaled the live steam, but despite the agony he endured, he persisted in the work of heroic charity” After all this was over – he succumbed, “a victim of zeal and heroism”.