Tag Archives: Clonaslee

Clonaslee public cemetery, Gravestone name index

Clonaslee town, public cemetery
Gravestone Name index

Kilmanman Civil Parish
Mountmellick Poor Law Union (Civil Registration District)
Co. Laois

An index to the names that I have seen on gravestones in this public cemetery just on the edge Clonaslee town, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Copies of original photographs can be purchased for a figure of 5 Euro per stone.

If you are interested in other places in Laois (aka Queen’s Co.) then please visit my
Laois Genealogy page

If you are looking for someone from a different county, please use the General Index linked to below.
General Index to names on all gravestone photographs on this site (all counties/70,000 names)

On the table below some words are abbreviated
e.s=Erected stone
n.d.= No date
??? = I was not able to read or was unsure of the letter/number I was reading

The number beside each ‘stone name’ shows how many stones were there with this surname on them.  Dunne was the most common surname in this cemetery with Conroy following a close second.

NameSurnameYearAgePhoto No
????????????Westman 1
JamesBarrett198058Barrett 1
MaryBarrette.s.Barrett 1
PeterBarrett200272Barrett 2
John JosephBates1962Bates 1
KathleenBates1995Bates 1
MaryBeck?????Flynn 1
BridgetBlake196684Blake 1
David JohnBlake1997Blake 1
JamesBlake196675Blake 1
MichaelBlake196781Blake 1
AnneBreslin199087Breslin 1
BernardBreslin197988Breslin 1
JosephineBreslin194313 monthsBreslin 1
JamesBrophy195783Murphy 2
JohnBrophy198085O'Reilly 1
MargaretBrophy196076Murphy 2
babyBrowne19540Dunne 4
FrankBrowne200477Dunne 4
BridgetButler200381Butler 1
JohnButlern.d.Butler 1
??JohnCallaghan?1960Callaghan 1
MaryCallaghan1960Callaghan 1
AnnieCarroll199085Carroll 1
JamesCarroll200180Carroll 2
MaryCarroll1974Carroll 2
RichardCarroll1862Carroll 2
ThomasCarroll1958Carroll 1
AnnieCasey199588Casey 4
EdwardCasey199983Casey 2
JamesCasey1956Casey 1
JamesCasey198784Casey 3
JohnCasey199891Casey 4
JosephCasey1998Casey 5
PeterCasey1999Casey 5
SarahCasey1970Casey 1
Tommy Casey1993Casey 1
LilyClear19426.5Clear 1
MaryClear198175Clear 1
MichaelClear198087Clear 1
SeanClear197833Clear 1
ElizabethCoady199081Coady 1
ThomasCoady197277Coady 1
CatherineCoffeye.s.Coffey 1
CatherineCoffey1991Coffey 1
JosephCoffey196184Coffey 1
MaryCoffey195571Coffey 1
ThomasCoffey2004Coffey 1
ElizabethColgan1957O'Reilly 1
RobertColgan1959O'Reilly 1
JohnComerford199278Comerford 1
MaryComerford197562Comerford 1
MichaelComerford1976Comerford 1
AgnesConroy196369Conroy 2
AndrewConroy198458Conroy 4
AnnaConroy196114Conroy 2
Anna MayConroy199475Conroy 10
AnnieConroy1951Conroy 1
BernardConroy198680Dolan 1
BridgetConroy196672Conroy 4
CatherineConroy196382Conroy 11
CatherineConroy200180Conroy 2
DanConroy199769Conroy 9
DanielConroy194561Conroy 4
DanielConroy1997Conroy 6
EdwardConroy196282Conroy 2
EdwardConroy195380Conroy 3
JamesConroy198882Conroy 10
JohnConroy197553Dolan 1
JosephConroy200559Conroy 10
JosephConroy197369Conroy 7
JosephConroy1944Fitzgerald 2
Joseph P.Conroy1964Conroy 1
MargaretConroy1992Conroy 6
MargaretConroy197490Dunne 9
MaryConroy199283Conroy 5
MaryConroy196289Conroy 6
MaryConroy200183Conroy 7
MayConroy198276Conroy 11
PaddyConroy200269Conroy 12
PatrickConroy198385Conroy 8
SarahConroy198185Conroy 9
Terence M.Conroy200380Conroy 4
TeresaConroy2004Conroy 13
TheresaConroy197749Conroy 8
ThomasConroy198579Conroy 11
WilliamConroy198980Conroy 11
WilliamConroy198065Conroy 2
WilliamConroy199873Conroy 3
WilliamConroy196982Conroy 5
WilliamConroy198691Conroy 9
PaddyCorbet200181Corbet 1
BridgetCorcoran199879Corcoran 1
MartinCorcoran200078Corcoran 1
WilliamCorcoran1987babyCorcoran 1
JohnCostelloe1979?68Costelloe 1
JosephCostelloen.d.Costelloe 1
MaryanneCostelloe1958Costelloe 1
MichaelCostelloen.d.Costelloe 1
PatrickCostelloe196678Costelloe 1
WilliamCostelloe1960Costelloe 1
JosephCulleton200168Culleton 3
KathleenCulleton200452Culleton 4
MargaretCulleton1953Culleton 1
MaryCulleton199795Culleton 2
PatrickCulleton1963Culleton 1
WilliamCulleton198393Culleton 2
JamesCusack200487Cusack 1
AnneDaly199258Daly 3
LukeDaly197777Daly 1
MargaretDaly195657Daly 3
MaryDaly195684Daly 1
PatrickDaly198880Daly 1
PatrickDaly198558Daly 3
ThomasDaly199459Daly 2
ThomasDaly196?072Daly 3
WilliamDaly1996McCann 2
EllenDeane199056Deane 1
BridgetDeegan196481Deegan 1
RogerDeegan195375Deegan 1
JohnDelaney197762Delaney 2
KathleenDelaney1952?11Delaney 1
Mary (Molly)Delaney2004Delaney 3
PatrickDelaney196048Delaney 3
Patrick GerardDelaney199651Delaney 3
JosephDigan199890Digan 1
MargaretDigan195944Digan 1
MargaretDigan197610Digan 1
MaureenDillon199878Morrissey 1
EllenDolan197?462Dolan 1
PatrickDonelan2001Donelan 1
JamesDonnelly199070Donnelly 1
MargaretDonnelly195717 monthsDonnelly 1
MargaretDonnelly194864Donnelly 1
SeamusDonnelly197420Donnelly 1
WilliamDonnelly194770Donnelly 1
AnnieDoolan1973Doolan 1
JohnDoolan1978Doolan 1
PeterDoolan1985Doolan 1
WilliamDooley199736Dooley 1
LawrenceDowling1958Dowling 1
Peter J.Dowling198671Dowling 2
SarahDowling1961Dowling 1
FredDuggan199158Duggan 1
MaryDuggane.s.Duggan 1
???Dunne19836 weeksDunne 5
AnnieDunne197788Dunne 10
BrendanDunne1962Dunne 9
CatherineDunne196666Dunne 6
CatherineDunne198?895Dunne 8
CharlesDunnee.s.Dunne 7
ChristinaDunne199390Dunne 13
DenisDunne199?5Dunne 8
FamilyDunnen.d.Dunne 7
FrancisDunne199684Dunne 5
GerryDunne200347Dunne 17
JamesDunne1983Dunne 1
JamesDunne197555Dunne 11
JamesDunne196787Dunne 2
JamesDunnee.s.Dunne 7
James F.Dunne195871Dunne 4
JohnDunne197380Dunne 10
JohnDunne1987Dunne 15
JohnDunnen.d.Dunne 16
JohnDunne199464Dunne 6
JosephDunne195073Dunne 13
JosephDunne198866Dunne 8
JuliaDunne19294.5Dunne 6
MargaretDunne199975Dunne 11
MargaretDunne195778Dunne 2
MargaretDunne1957Dunne 3
MargaretDunne195458Dunne 4
MaryDunne196985Dunne 5
MatthewDunne197781Dunne 6
Michael JosephDunne198364Dunne 14
NualaDunne199753Dunne 10
OwenDunne1962Dunne 3
PatrickDunne200473Dunne 6
PaulDunne196184Dunne 13
PeterDunne197870Dunne 12
WilliamDunne1961Dunne 1
????Egan???Egan 1
AndrewEgan196280Egan 1
BenEgan200061Egan 2
BenedictEgan1964Egan 2
BrigidEgan1990Egan 2
JohnEgan199476Egan 1
JosephEgan199866Egan 1
MaryEgan197886Egan 1
MaryEgann.d.Egan 3
MaureenEgan1989Egan 1
PatrickEgann.d.Egan 3
WilliamFanning1953Fanning 1
JohnFeery1963Feery 1
Mary EllenFeery1984Feery 1
AnnFitzgerald195133Fitzgerald 2
BridgetFitzgerald197474Fitzgerald 3
JamesFitzgerald198787Fitzgerald 2
JuliaFitzgerald196180Fitzgerald 1
MichaelFitzgerald1992?68Fitzgerald 3
PatrickFitzgerald195982Fitzgerald 1
ThomasFitzgerald19?56?82Fitzgerald 3
EileenFitzpatrick200177Fitzpatrick 2
GeorginaFitzpatrick1955Fitzpatrick 1
JamesFitzpatrick1962Fitzpatrick 1
MatthewFitzpatrick200190Fitzpatrick 2
BridgetFlanagan195284Flanagan 1
DanielFlanagan195285Flanagan 1
JohnFlanagan197474Flanagan 1
MaryFlanagan1981babyFlanagan 1
PeterFlanagan198278Flanagan 1
JosephFlynn196186Flynn 1
JosephFlynn19?5??72Flynn 1
MarthaFlynn198458Flynn 2
MichaelFlynn???2??Flynn 1
PatrickFlynn?1987?69Flynn 1
SarahFlynn196?883Flynn 1
ThomasFlynn193515Flynn 1
NoreenFoynes1995Foynes 2
ThomasFoynes2000Foynes 1
BrigidFreeman1987Freeman 1
HarryFreeman1987Freeman 1
JamesFurey2003Furey 1
AnneGaffney200276Gaffney 2
CharlesGaffney197558Gaffney 2
JohnGaffney195980Gaffney 1
BridgetHayden1983Hayden 1
JosephHayden196170Hayden 1
BridgetHickeyn.d.Hickey 1
CharlesHickey1988Hickey 3
DanielHickey1955Hickey 2
ElizabethHickey195757Hickey 3
JamesHickey196291Hickey 1
JosephHickey196751Hickey 1
MaryHickey1979Hickey 2
PatrickHickey199172Hickey 1
PatrickHickey1992Hickey 3
RodgerHickey195540Hickey 1
SallyHickey195841Hickey 1
TeddyHickey195522Hickey 3
TimothyHickey1942Hickey 3
BredaHiggins1973Higgins 1
JamesHiggins1927Higgins 1
JuliaHiggins1972Higgins 1
AnnieHogan198979Hogan 3
BridgetHogan1964Hogan 1
ChristinaHogan199164Hogan 2
DanielHogan1993Hogan 1
JohnHogan199947Hogan 2
MatthewHogan1989Hogan 1
MichaelHogan1961Hogan 1
PatrickHogan199070Hogan 2
PatrickHogan198278Hogan 3
MargaretHolton198184Holton 1
AnnieHyland1976Hyland 1
JohnHyland1963Hyland 1
OliverHyland19?82Hyland 1
KatieKealy1962Kealy 1
MaryKealy1951Kealy 1
CatherineKearneyn.d.Kearney 1
JamesKearneyn.d.Kearney 1
KathleenKearney199643Kearney 2
ThomasKearney197857Kearney 2
CatherineKelly 198179Kelly 1
JohnKelly 196364Kelly 1
JohnKelly 199075Kelly 2
CatherineKennedy196166Kenedy 2
DanielKennedy199174Kennedy 1
EdwardKennedyn.d.McCann 2
FrankKennedy2006Kennedy 3
JosephKennedy193912Kennedy 2
MichaelKennedyn.d.McCann 2
PatrickKennedy195275Kennedy 2
Rose AnnKennedy1981McCann 2
AlphonsusKeogh1984Keogh 1
MaureenKirwan1996Hickey 3
JoeLambe2002Lambe 1
MaryLambe1985Lambe 1
MichaelLambe1954Lambe 1
FamilyLargen.d.Large 1
??? JosephLawlor????Lawlor 2
?PeterLawlor19?63Lawlor 2
AnnLawlor??Lawlor 2
JamesLawlor19?86Lawlor 2
JuliaLawlor195985Lawlor 1
MaryLawlor200375Lawlor 3
ThomasLawlor19?51Lawlor 1
AnnLeementionedLee 1
DorisLeementionedLee 1
Edward (Ted)Lee200584Lee 1
JimLeementionedLee 1
GerardMaher 1988babyMaher 2
MargaretMaher 1997Maher 2
MichaelMaher 199667Maher 1
NicholasMaher 1972Maher 2
Patrick JosephMaher 1980Maher 2
PeterMaher 1997Maher 2
ThomasMaher 1971Maher 1
JohnMalone196383Malone 1
JosephMalone195882Malone 2
MartinMalonen.d.Morrissey 1
MaryMalone196975Malone 2
MaryMalonen.d.Morrissey 1
Patrick FrancisMalone199873Malone 1
TeresaMalone195670Malone 1
StephenMannion1974Mannion 1
AnnieMcCann1974McCann 4
BridgetMcCann198086McCann 5
EdwardMcCann199091McCann 1
HelenMcCann19?88McCann 3
HelenaMcCann1979McCann 3
JohnMcCann197479McCann 2
JosephMcCann1974McCann 4
MartinMcCann198090McCann 5
SiobhanMcCann19744.5McCann 3
ThomasMcCann197652McCann 3
MaryMcGuinnessn.d.McGuinness 1
MickMcGuinnessn.d.McGuinness 1
BridgetMcRedmond198185McRedmond 1
Claire MarieMcRedmond198311 monthsMcRedmond 4
ElizabethMcRedmond199561McRedmond 3
JamesMcRedmond199778McRedmond 3
KevinMcRedmond200438McRedmond 3
LukeMcRedmond199061McRedmond 2
MichaelMcRedmond19?3534McRedmond 1
MichaelMcRedmond196676McRedmond 1
PatrickMcRedmond198668McRedmond 1
WilliamMcRedmond19?6785McRedmond 1
EileenMolloy200260Molloy 1
PatrickMorris199675Morris 1
SeanMorris200280Morris 1
Mary BridgetMorrissey1920Morrissey 1
SusanMorrissey1965Morrissey 1
WilliamMorrissey1962Morrissey 1
BridgetMorrissey or Malone?n.d.Morrissey 1
JosephMorrissey or Malone?n.d.Morrissey 1
PierceMorrissey or Malone?n.d.Morrissey 1
BernardMultaney199085Multaney 1
BridgetMultaney1996Multaney 1
JamesMultaney197665Multaney 1
CharlesMultany196465Multany 1
CharlesMultany198638Multany 4
ElizabethMultany196463Multany 1
ElizabethMultany197249Multany 2
JohnMultany196262Multany 4
JosephMultany199085Multany 3
MargaretMultany198375Multany 4
MichaelMultany199679Multany 2
TeresaMultany1985infantMultany 1
ElizabethMurphy1961Murphy 1
ElizabethMurphy1988Murphy 1
JamesMurphy1984Murphy 1
James, junr.Murphy200344Murphy 1
JohnMurphy198376Murphy 2
KatieMurphy1988Murphy 1
MichaelMurphy1994Murphy 1
PatrickMurphy1983Murphy 1
AnastasiaMurray19?5375Murray 2
AnnieMurray1997Murray 2
babyMurray1964babyMurray 2
JamesMurray195784Murray 2
Margaret MaryMurray199181Murray 1
MaryMurray1993Murray 5
RoseMurray199481Murray 4
SylvesterMurray198870Murray 5
TeresaMurray200353Murray 3
TimothyMurray199083Murray 1
TimothyMurray197971Murray 4
WilliamMurray198470Murray 2
CatherineMurtagh19?97Young 2
ElizabethMurtagh????Young 2
MaryMurtagh19?68Young 2
RobertMurtagh???Young 2
ThomasMurtagh??Young 2
MaryO'Brien19?80?33O'Brien 1
PatrickO'Brien19?82?82O'Brien 1
Thomas (Tom)O'Brien200270O'Brien 2
RichardO'Keeffe198482O'Keeffe 1
Mary MargaretO'Mahony1999O'Mahony 1
TimothyO'Mahony1996O'Mahony 1
EllenO'Reilly1951O'Reilly 1
EltieO'Reilly1927O'Reilly 1
MatthewO'Reilly1933O'Reilly 1
MatthewO'Reilly1946O'Reilly 1
RichardO'Reilly1943O'Reilly 1
MargaretO'Rourke1961O'Rourke 1
ThomasO'Rourke1957O'Rourke 1
TommyO'Rourke199051O'Rourke 1
Anna MaryQuinn19?7887Quinn 1
CatherineQuinn198281Quinn 1
JohnQuinn1957Quinn 1
SiobhainQuinn197545Quinn 1
BridgetRosney198769Rosney 2
JamesRosney199481Rosney 2
James C.Rosney199579Rosney 1
JohnRosney197290Rosney 1
MaryRosney195474Rosney 1
PatrickRosney200061Rosney 2
ElizabethRowney200483Rowney 1b
JohnRowney195368Rowney 1
JohnRowney198371Rowney 1
KathleenRowney198563Rowney 2
MartinRowney19552Rowney 1
SarahRowney195464Rowney 1
ThomasRowney199071Rowney 2
ThomasRussell196043Russell 1
JohnRyan1990Ryan 1
MaryRyan1985Ryan 1
EdwardSammon1971Sammon 2
JosephSammon1963Sammon 2
MarySammon198783Sammon 1
Mary BridgetSammon19537.5Sammon 1
MichaelSammon198190Sammon 1
MaryScully199089Scully 1
JohnSeery2004Seery 1
WilfredSimcock1993Simcock 1
TomSmith200068Smith 1
CharlesStockmentionedStock 1
Elizabeth MayStock196463Stock 1
AnneTroy194661Troy 1
John P.Troy197187Troy 1
JosephTroy197273Troy 2
KarenTynann.d.babyTynan 1
MaryTynan1971Tynan 1
PatrickTynan1976Tynan 1
ThomasTynan1947Tynan 1
AlexanderWestman1968Westman 2
DenisWestman19??3??Westman 1
MargaretWestman19??2??Westman 1
ThomasWestmanerected stoneWestman 1
WilliamWestman196??Westman 2
ChristinaWhelan199471Deegan 1
HenryWhelan199579Deegan 1
P.J.Whelan19514Deegan 1
MaryWhittingham200566Whittingham 1
InaWrafter2002Feery 1
JamesYoung198987Young 1
Mary AnneYoung19?55Young 2
RoseYoung199680Young 1
ThomasYoung198951Young 1
ThomasYoung19?67Young 2


Marriage Records, Clonaslee, Co. Laois, 1860-65

Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, Clonaslee Roman Catholic Parish, Laois County, Ireland, Marriage Parish Register Index, 1860-65

Clonaslee Roman Catholic Parish
Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin
Baptisms Jan 15th, 1849- Dec 20th, 1880
Marriages Feb 20th 1849-Oct 14th, 1880

National Library of Ireland Pos. 4202

Name Abbreviations found in registers:
Wm = William Jas. Js. = James Michl, Mick. = Michael, Margt. = Margaret, Jno. = John or Jonathan, Ally = Anastasia (sometimes), Lau. = Laurence, Pat = Patrick, May =Mary, Jos. = Joseph, Matt. = Matthew, Onny = Winifred, Cath. = Catherine, Danl., Dan = Daniel, Hanna = Hanora or Anne, Jer. = Jeremiah, Sally = Sarah, Bess = Elizabeth, Eliza, Biddy, Bridgt. = Bridget, Fanton = Finton.

All surname spellings are as written in the register. Placenames were rarely given. Names of witnesses were not transcribed

Matty Barret?
Thomas Barnett
Daniel Blake
Martin Brien
Michl Cahile
Stephen Carole
Bernard Carroll
William Carroll
William Cleary
John Cleary
Patrick Condron
Peter Conroy
John Conroy
Stephen Conroy
Thomas Conroy
Thomas Conroy
Thomas Conroy
Thos Conroy
William Deegan
John Delany
Thomas Delany
James Delany
John Dermody
Patrick Dillon
Patrick Dooley
John Dooling
James Dunne
William Dunne
William Dunne
?Martin Dunne
Patrick Dunne
John Dunne
John Dunne
William Dunne
Patrick Dunne
John Dunne
Timothy Egan
John Egan
John Fitzpatrick
James Fitzpatrick
John Flanagan
James Fleury
Danl Flynn
Martin Flynn
John Flynn
Thomas G?eth
Patt Galvin
Thos Geahan
Mick Gorman
Denis Gorman
Michl Gounan
William Hogan
Michl Kelly
William Lalor
James Mahon
Jno Mahon
Patt Mc?Evoy
John McGuire
John Mihan
William Moony
Timothy Murray
Andrew Nolan
Bernard Rigney
Thomas Westman
James ??
Jenenae Fiach?in
Ellen Molloy
Julia Conroy
Eliza Grennan
Margt Holloran
Mary Dunne
Catharine Conroy
Catharine Casey
Judith Grogan
Betty Dunne
Catharine ?Cody or casy
Catharine Dunne
Mary Fiac(?ri)
Margt Dunne
Rose Mulhall
Mary Keenan
Eliza Egan
Mary Conroy
Anne Daly
Sally Conroy
Catharine Dunne
Judith ???
Mary Davis
Anne Rigny
Margaret Murphy
Rosana Con?roy
Margaret Donelly
Anne Delahaunty
Mary Douling
Judith Conroy
Catharine Scully
?Johana Brophy
Margaret Behan
Rose Blake
Sarah Dunne
Eliza Blake
Honner Molloy
Julia Maher
Kate Mihan
Margaret Dunne
Honer Houlahan
Mary Delany
Betty Fitzpatrick
Mary Conroy
Agnes Healy
Judith Kelley
Margaret Salmon
Cath Cleary
Anne Morriss?
Mary plunkett
Margaret Conroy
Catharine Dunne
Joanna Murphy
Mary Mangum
Margaret Conroy
Mary Kenny
Mary Morriss?
Anne Byrne
Mary Gorman
Mary Donnelly
Catharine Giligan
Mary Donahoe
Anne Scully
Maria Dunne
Mary Carrol
18-Feb 1862
28-Feb 1865
06-Jul 1861
25-Jan 1860
17-May 1865
05-Oct 1865
22-Nov 1860
29-Jul 1861
14-Oct 1861
18-Nov 1861
11-Feb 1861
08-Feb 1860
30-Sep 1860
21-Aug 1862
12-Nov 1862
11-May 1863
06-Jun 1864
12-Oct 1865
31-Jan 1864
12-Nov 1861
08-Feb 1864
27-Oct 1864
20-Jul 1862
20-Jan 1862
06-Nov 1862
24-Jul 1865
07-Feb 1860
11-Nov 1860
28-May 1861
27-Aug 1861
03-Feb 1862
25-Feb 1862
01-Mar 1862
03-Nov 1862
10-Feb 1863
27-Feb 1865
20-Feb 1860
10-Feb 1861
08-Jul 1864
31-Jan 1865
19-Aug 1860
20-Feb 1865
01-Feb 1860
25-May 1860
01-Sep 1864
28-Nov 1861
01-Feb 1860
20-Jul 1865
08-Jul 1862
23-Aug 1862
15-Feb 1860
06-Feb 1861
26-Oct 1865
07-Feb 1860
23-May 1864
30-Nov 1865
06-May 1863
21-Feb 1860
12-Nov 1861
21-Jan 1862
08-May 1860
24-Feb 1862
26-Jan 1860
16-Feb 1863
06-May 1863

St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

St. Manman’s Roman Catholic Church,
Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.),

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland tells us “KILMANMAN, or CLONASLEE, a parish, in the barony of TINNEHINCH, QUEEN’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (S. E.) from Balliboy; containing 3186 inhabitants.” Also “In the R. C. (Roman Catholic) divisions it forms the greater part of the union or district of Clonaslee, where the chapel is situated.”

In ancient times, this was called the ‘Old Chapel of Brittas’

These photographs were taken June 2014.

St. Manman’s Roman Catholic Parish website

Baptism Records, Clonaslee, Co. Laois, 1859-78

The film ref is Pos. 4202 for the National Library in Dublin.  As far as I know the LDS do NOT have a copy of this film.

It’s a while since I took records and I have not found my comments yet.

Records sorted by surname of child, question marks show you where I had a difficulty.  Spellings are exactly as I thought I was reading them.

Name Surname Father Surname Mother Mother     Place
Anne Bergin Dan Lalor Mary June 1860
Patt Brophy Michl Casy Bridget 12-Mar 1860 Derrylaheen
Patt Brophy Timothy Egan Eliza 18-Mar 1860 Scaroon
MAry Burke John Doyle Eliza ?21/1 1859
Mary Carroll John Malone Cath 08-Nov 1870
Patrick James Clarke Patrick Conroy Judith 1864 Boyle
James Conolly – Conroy put in on top & Connolly not crossed out! John Hynes Mary ?? Post Jan 1874 Bihenim…
Thos Conroy Mick Murphy Margaret 01-May 1859 Boolabohola
Edward Conroy James Dooly Eliza 19-Dec 1859
Wm Conroy Wm Dunne Mary June 1860 ?Lahoole
Mary Conroy Patt Condren Judy 14-May 1860 ?Sheracullen or Heracullen
John Conroy Edwd Scully Anne 30-Apr 1860 Brocca
Bridget Conroy William Dunne Mary ?Feb 1860
Patt Conroy Patt Conroy Catharine 04-Mar 1860
Margaret Conroy Wm McDermot Mary 15-Mar 1860
Patt Conroy Wm McEvoy Margaret 01-Apr 1860
Charles Conroy Edwd Scully Anne May 1860
Mary Anne Conroy John Dunne Eliza Aug 1860
John Conroy John Conroy Eliza Aug 1860
Elizabeth Conroy John Egan Mary ? 3 April 1864 ?Boyle
Pat Conroy Thos Keenan Mary Sept 1865 Brogla
Mary Conroy Jno Delany Eliza 16 ?Oct 1865 Castlecuffe
Mary Conroy Peter Dunne Cath ?9/4 1865 Coollough
Pat Conroy Thos Kelly Anne 19-Mar 1865 Coollough
Dan Conroy Stephen Dunne Maria ?July 24 1865 Cush
Charles Conroy Willm Dunne Ma?ry 29 ?July 1865 Garryheathin
Rosanna Conroy Thos Mulhall Rose 23-Apr 1865 Glan(?geesh or keesh)
Peter Conroy Dan Doogan Judy ?2 July 1865 Graiguafulla
Martin Conroy Jno Dunne Anne ? July 17 1865
Ellen Conroy ?Jo ?Roe Eliza 15-Jul 1866 ??
Anne Conroy ?Ein Scully Anne 17-Nov 1866 ??
Mary Conroy Jno Brophy Biddy 14-Mar 1866 Boyle
Mary Conroy Jno Egan Mary 01-Apr 1866 Cool?bo..
Jno Conroy Jno Dunne Eliza 09-Sep 1866 Tinnehinch
Joseph Conroy Thos Egan Eliza 23-Sep 1866 Tinnehinch
John Conroy Thos Conroy Mary 27-Oct 1866 Tinnehinch
William Conroy Stephen Dunne Margt 10-Feb 1867 Br..
Mary Conroy Thos Keenan Mary 28-Apr 1867 Brogla
James Conroy Wilm McEvoy Mary 31/6 1867 Brogla
Pat Conroy Wilm ?McDeermin? MAry 15-May 1867 Clara Hill
Anne Conroy Jno Egan Mary 26-May 1867 Coolnabookla
Anne Conroy Peter Dunne Cath 01-Dec 1867 Coolough
Thos Conroy Tom Kelly Anne 13-Jan 1867 Coolaugh
Mary Anne Conroy Jas Grogan Eliza 13-May 1867 Gl..?
Mary Conroy Thos Mulhall Kitty 09-May 1867 Glan?kean
James Conroy Dan Dugan Judy 28-May 1867 Graigfulla
Eliza Conroy John Brophy Biddy 08-Aug 1868 ?Boyle
Anne Conroy ?Jno Delany Eliza 15-Jun 1868 Castlecuffe
Michael Conroy Thos Egan Eliza Jan 1868 Tinnehinch
James Conroy Stephen Dunne Margt 07-Feb 1869 ?Brocca
Joseph Conroy Jno Gorman ?Seisken 25-Jul 1869 ?Clunabeg
Mary Conroy ?James Dooley Eliza 23-May 1869 ?pul…gh
Maryanne Conroy Willm Caulton Ellen 21-Feb 1869 B..
Catharine Conroy Jno Egan Mary 16-May 1869 Clonaslee
Ellen Conroy Thos ?Graugan Eliza 17-Apr 1869 Glankeen
Maryanne Conroy Tom Conroy Mary 14-Feb 1869 Tinnehinch
Margaret Conroy John Dunne Eliza 21-Sep 1870 ??
Catharine Conroy Stephen Dunne Margt 08-May 1870 Brocca
Pat Conroy Willm Caulton Eliza 10-Oct 1870 Brocca
Mary Conroy Thos Kelly Anne 13-Mar 1870 Coola…
Joseph Conroy Willm Dunne Mary 24-Jul 1870 Garryhrather
John Conroy Thomas Egan Eliza 09-Jun 1870 T.hinch
Thos Conroy Peter Dunne Kate 01-Jan 1870
Michael Conroy John Gorman Susan 26-Feb 1871 ?Clunabeg
John Conroy John Egan Mary ?1st April 1871 Ballinakile?
Bridget Conroy John Brophy Bridget 22-Jan 1871 Ballynaleamy?
Margt Conroy James Grogan Eliza 15-Jan 1871 Glankeen
Joseph Conroy Dan Dugan Judy 07-May 1871 Graigafulla
Thomas Conroy Thomas Egan Eliza 15-Jul 1871 Tinnehinch
Michael Conroy Willm McEvoy Margt 26-Nov 1871
?Wilm Conroy Thos Keenan Mary July 1872 ?
Bridget Conroy Jno Hynes Mary 17-Mar 1872 Ballynahimmey
Mary Conroy Stephen Dunne Mary 07-Apr 1872 Brocca
E.? Conroy ?Brien Cantle? Ellen 09-Jun 1872 Brocca
?Wilm Conroy John Delany Eliza 29-Oct 1872 Castlecuffe
Eliza Conroy Peter Dunne Cath 12-May 1872 Coolough
Anne Conroy Tom Kelly Anne 07-Apr 1872 Coolough
Charles Conroy ?Willm Dunne Mary 22-Dec 1872 Garryheahter
Mary Conroy James Fitzpatrick Mary Ann 05-May 1872 Laugh..
James Conroy John Brophy Bridget 02-Jul 1873 B.Hennimy?
Michael Conroy Thos Conly Anne 12-Oct 1873 Ballyp?
Joseph Conroy Edwd Scully Anne 12-Mar 1873 Brocca
Thos Conroy John Egan May 07-May 1873 Deel?
Thos Conroy James Grogan Eliza 27-Mar 1873 Glas??
Christopher Conroy Jas Fitzpatrick Maryanne 25-Dec 1873 Lau…?
Timothy Conroy Thos Egan Eliza 19-Oct 1873 Tinnehinch
James Conroy Jas Grogan Eliza June 1874 ??
page torn Conroy Stephen ?…any ?? ?? Post Jan 1874 ?Hardress or Fordress
Mary Conroy Willm McEvoy Margt May 1874 Br..
Honor Conroy Willm Colton E. 17-Jan 1874 Brocca
Sarah Conroy William Colton Ellen 17-Jan 1874 n.g
page torn Conroy Thos ?? Ma.. ?? Post Jan 1874 Tinnehinch
Mathew Conroy Willm Caulton Ellen 15-Jan 1875 Brocca
Margt Conroy Thos Keenan Margt 14-Mar 1875 Brogla
Catharine Conroy Peter Dunne Cath 09-May 1875 Coolough
Cath Conroy Peter Dunne Cath 09-May 1875 Coolough
Cath Conroy Tom Kelly Anne 05-Dec 1875 Coolaugh
Anne Conroy Jas Fitzpatrick Maryanne 18-May 1875 Larrigan
Thos Conroy Thos Egan Eliza 20-May 1875 Tinnehinch
Patt Conroy John Egan Mary 30-Jan 1876 Bally Kenna?
Jas Conroy Jas Connolly Anne 13-Feb 1876 Ballyfarrell
Honoria Conroy Willm Caulton Ellen 31-May 1877 Brocca
Margt Conroy John Fitzpatrick Maryanne 02-Dec 1877 Lanagan
Anne Conroy Thos Conroy Mary 22-Jan 1878 Coolaugh
Anne Conry? Thos Cainen Mary Sept 1868 Brogla
Eliza Delany James Delany Mary Jan 1860
John Delany Michl Deegan Peggy 20-Jul 1862
Margt Dunne James Conroy Mary 12-Mar 1860 Pullough
Mary Dunne Nicholas Maher Mary June 1860 Ballynacroy
Thos Dunne Thos Conroy Mary Aug 1860 ?..ullough
Catharine Dunne Wm Devy Onner June 1860
James Flanagan John Houlahan Honor 11-Dec 1864 Balnahemmy
?Danl Gorman? ?James Conroy Margt Feb 1860
Anne Griffin Arthur Kenna Margt June 1860
Joseph Haly or Daly? Robert ?Colgan Mary 17-Apr 1859 Clonaslee
John Henry James Scully Ellen July 1860 ?Caradoos
Mary Hickey Andrew Conroy Ellen 26-Feb 1860
Eliza Hickey Andrew Conroy Ellen July 1860
James Hoctor Stephen Delany Catharine 16-Apr 1860 Castlecuffe
Ellen Hogan Thos Barret Mary Nov 1859
Patt Hogan Patt Dunne Mary Feb 1860
John Hogan Patt Conroy Catharine July 1860
John Kelly Patt Dunne Onner ?? 1859 Clonaslee
James Kelly John Dunne Catharine 28-Sep 1859 Brocca
Anne Kelly Christy Daly Mary July 1860
Jno Kelly Christy Daly Mary 25-Feb 1866 Clonaslee
Michael Kelly Michl Murphy Joanna 12-Sep 1866 Fordress
Mary Kelly Michl Murphy Mary ?May 12th 1868 Fordress
Catharine Kelly Michl ?Murray Bridget 29-Nov 1868 Rath?mines
Maryanne Kelly Christy Daly Mary 21-Feb 1869 Clonaslee
Catharine Kelly Patrick ?Ceaoul? Mary 25-Feb 1871 Ballykaneen
Francis Kelly Michl Murphy Johanna 01-Dec 1872 Fordress
John Ken?ehey James Molloy Betty July 1860
Mary Maher Mathew Conroy Anne 24-Apr 1859 Tinnehinch
Mary Mahon James Conroy Margt 21-Apr 1865 ?Brocca
Mary Mahony John Cleary Margt July 1860
John Malone n.g. Dunne Hony 22-Dec 1871 B.H
James Malone James Dunne Honor 06-Jul 1873 B.Hennimy?
Michael Malone Jno Dunne Margt 29-Jan 1875 Augha
Joseph Malone Jas Dunne Hony 12-May 1875 Ballynahimmey
Maryanne Malone Joseph Con…? Maria 17-Jul 1875 Delahe??
Mary Malone Jas Dunne Hony 09-Jun 1877 Ballynahimmey
Jas Malone ?Lau Conroy Maria 10-Jun 1877 Deilathem??
Joseph Malone Martin Preston Mary 24-Aug 1878 Clonaslee
Catharine McEvoy Wm Meagher Julia ?28/1 1859
Charles Multany Charles Kea?ry Cathr 19-Feb 1862
Eliza Peak Thos Devery Anne 30-Apr 1860 Castlecuffe
Judith Rourke Patt Conroy Eliza 19-May 1859 Graigafulla
Margaret Scully John Brislan Margaret 24-Apr 1859 Castlecuffe
Joseph Troy Edwd Hacket Mary May 1860
Rose Troy Mick Corcoran Roseanna June 1860
Michael Troy Edward (deceased) Hacket Mary 1865 Glebe
James Troy Jas Casey Eliza ?26 July 1865 Glebe
Eliza Troy James Casey Eliza 09-Jun 1867 Glebe
Anne Troy Joe Casey n.g. 15-Mar 1871 Castlecuffe
Matilda Troy James Casey Eliza June 1874 ?
William Wilkse John n.g. Ellen 04-Mar 1860
James Wright Joe Conroy Bridget 21-Sep 1859

Marriage Records, Clonaslee, Co. Laois, 1849-66

The film number in the National Library of Ireland is Pos. 4202 and the LDS do not have a copy of this film according to my records.

The placename is mentioned only in some entries and there is a placename for the groom  and then another for the bride.

Spellings are exactly as I read them with no change. Question marks show you where I had difficulty reading a word.

I don’t know or can’t remember if I took all marriage entries for any year or if this is just a selection of marriages.  I’m sorry for that.  I probably do have a note in my computer but I have not found it yet.

The names are sorted alphabetically by the surname of the man.  I have one column listed as ‘she from’ and that speaks for itself.  The ‘From’ after the year of the marriage is the townland given for the Groom

Name Surname Bride Bride’s Surname Date Year
Matty Barret? Jenenae Fiach?in 18-Feb 1862
Thomas Barnett Ellen Molloy 28-Feb 1865
Peter Behan Anne Maher 12-Feb 1866
Daniel Blake Julia Conroy 06-Jul 1861
James Bracken Bridget Scully 30-Nov 1849
Patrick Brennan Mary Byrne 19-Dec 1852
Martin Brien Eliza Grennan 25-Jan 1860
Michl Cahile Margt Holloran 17-May 1865
Stephen Carole Mary Dunne 05-Oct 1865
Bernard Carroll Catharine Conroy 22-Nov 1860
William Carroll Catharine Casey 29-Jul 1861
William Cleary Judith Grogan 14-Oct 1861
John Cleary Betty Dunne 18-Nov 1861
Daniel Coghlan Sarah Costigan 20-Feb 1849
Patrick Condron Catharine ?Cody or casy 11-Feb 1861
Peter Conroy Catharine Dunne 08-Feb 1860
John Conroy Mary Fiac(?ri) 30-Sep 1860
Stephen Conroy Margt Dunne 21-Aug 1862
Thomas Conroy Rose Mulhall 12-Nov 1862
Thomas Conroy Mary Keenan 11-May 1863
Thomas Conroy Eliza Egan 06-Jun 1864
Thos Conroy Mary Conroy 12-Oct 1865
Peter Conroy Mary Gorman May 1851
Mick Conroy Margaret Murphy 05-Dec 1852
Edward Conroy Anne Scully 18-Dec 1852
Patrick Costello Mary Dunne 20-Jun 1849
Pat Coughlan Sara Brophy 14-Jan 1866
Patt Cumberton Mary Lalor 20-Sep 1851
Patrick Daly Catherine Nolan 15-Nov 1849
William Deegan Anne Daly 31-Jan 1864
John Delany Sally Conroy 12-Nov 1861
Thomas Delany Catharine Dunne 08-Feb 1864
James Delany Judith ??? 27-Oct 1864
Denis Delany Bridget ?Conroy ?April 1864
John Delany Mary Troy June 1850
Mick Delay Margaret Deegan 10-Feb 1850
John Dermody Mary Davis 20-Jul 1862
Patrick Dillon Anne Rigny 20-Jan 1862
Patrick Dooley Margaret Murphy 06-Nov 1862
John Dooling Rosana Con?roy 24-Jul 1865
James Doyle Bridget Conroy 15-Oct 1849
James Dunne Margaret Donelly 07-Feb 1860
William Dunne Anne Delahaunty 11-Nov 1860
William Dunne Mary Douling 28-May 1861
?Martin Dunne Judith Conroy 27-Aug 1861
Patrick Dunne Catharine Scully 03-Feb 1862
John Dunne ?Johana Brophy 25-Feb 1862
John Dunne Margaret Behan 01-Mar 1862
William Dunne Rose Blake 03-Nov 1862
Patrick Dunne Sarah Dunne 10-Feb 1863
John Dunne Eliza Blake 27-Feb 1865
Jas Dunne Mary Deegan 12-Feb 1866
Patrick Dunne Bridget Brislan 07-Feb 1850
Timothy Egan Honner Molloy 20-Feb 1860
John Egan Julia Maher 10-Feb 1861
John Fitzpatrick Kate Mihan 08-Jul 1864
James Fitzpatrick Margaret Dunne 31-Jan 1865
John Flanagan Honer Houlahan 19-Aug 1860
James Fleury Mary Delany 20-Feb 1865
Danl Flynn Betty Fitzpatrick 01-Feb 1860
Martin Flynn Mary Conroy 25-May 1860
John Flynn Agnes Healy 01-Sep 1864
Thomas G?eth Judith Kelley 28-Nov 1861
Patt Galvin Margaret Salmon 01-Feb 1860
Thos Geahan Cath Cleary 20-Jul 1865
John Gleeson Sally not given 14-Oct 1852
Mick Gorman Anne Morriss? 08-Jul 1862
Denis Gorman Mary plunkett 23-Aug 1862
Michl Gounan Margaret Conroy 15-Feb 1860
James Heney Ellen Scully 07-Feb 1850
William Hogan Catharine Dunne 06-Feb 1861
John Hoggins Catharine Caulton 24-Dec 1852
Michl Kearney Cath Condron 18-Apr 1866
Michl Kelly Joanna Murphy 26-Oct 1865
William Lalor Mary Mangum 07-Feb 1860
James Mahon Margaret Conroy 23-May 1864
Jno Mahon Mary Kenny 30-Nov 1865
Patt Mc?Evoy Mary Morriss? 06-May 1863
John McGuire Anne Byrne 21-Feb 1860
John Mihan Mary Gorman 12-Nov 1861
Jno Molloy Eliza Tarleton 04-Feb 1866
Mick Mooney Anne Behan 11-Feb 1850
Kieran Mooney Anne Nolan 10-May 1850
William Moony Mary Donnelly 21-Jan 1862
Timothy Murray Catharine Giligan 08-May 1860
Andrew Nolan Mary Donahoe 24-Feb 1862
John Poole Mary Dunne 27-Nov 1851
Bernard Rigney Anne Scully 26-Jan 1860
James Rooney Gilly Kavanagh 01-Feb 1866
Michl Troy Rosanna Corcoran 22-Nov 1851
Thomas Westman Maria Dunne 16-Feb 1863
James ??? Mary Carrol 06-May 1863

Clonaslee, Co. Laois (by Rev M Comerford)

Source: Rev M Comerford \”Collections relating to the Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin\” Vol. 3 (1886)

The entire Barony of Tinnahinch, which is co-extensive with Hy Regan, (now called Dooregan,) one of the seven cantreds of the kingdom of Ophaley*, was at one time united under the spiritual care of one pastor. In the rent hook of the Earl of Kildare, anno 1518, we find the item \”Of the vicar of Yregane, yerly ii rudders,\” i.e. horned cattle. In the registry of Popish Priests made in 1704, Kedagh Dunne, the then P.P., is set down as \”P.P. of Rossanolis, Rerymore, Castlebrack, and Killmanman, then, and ever since 1678.\”

In 1770, Mountmellick became a distinct parish; in 1793, Clonaslee and Rosenallis were made separate parishes; in 1811, the two last-named were again united, until 1828, when they once more were separated, and continue so to the present time. The existing parish of Clonaslee comprises the whole of the ancient parish of Kilmanman, and a portion of that of Rerymore. The name Clonaslee signifies the Clon of the Pass, or roadway; but the more ancient name of the parish is Kilmanman, which it derives from St. Manman, one of the early Irish Saints, who founded a Church here, sometime in the 7th century. This parish forms the N. W. portion of the territory of Hy Regan and is bounded on the W. and N. by the King\’s County (Offaly); on the E. by the parish of Rerymore; and on the S. by an angle of the same parish, and by that of Offerilan, in Upper Ossory. The old parish Church stands in ruins in the townland of Kilmanrnan, at a distance of about a mile and a half from the village of Clonaslee. It consisted of nave and chancel, whereof the chancel, with a bell turret, and the side walls of the nave remain, clothed with a luxuriant growth of Ivy.

*O\’Heerin, who died in 1420, thus refers to this district, in his topographical poem: –

\’Over the Hy-Regan of the heavy onslaughts,. A vigorous band who rout in battle, Rules O\’Dunne, chief of demolition, Hero of the golden battle-spears.\”

The Liber Regalis Visitations of 1615 states, that two Rectories in the O\’Dunne\’s country are held by Dr. Dunne. He receives the tithes, but has made no provision for the duty. The fruits are, in consequence, sequestrated. A note in the margin indicates the Rectories referred to as Oregan and Rosenallis.

On the western extremity of the parish, and on the confines of the King\’s County, there is an extensive burial-ground called Carrigeen. Lewis, (Top. Dictionary of Ireland), states that St. Manman founded here the Monastery of Lanchoil or Lahoil. An adjoining town-land still bears the name of Lahool. In this graveyard is a rude headstone, with a curiously-carved cross; this is popularly said to mark the last resting-place of a bishop. Near at hand is a tumulus known as the giant\’s grave.

The district Chapel in the penal times was that called the old Chapel of Brittas. It stood just inside the former demesne wall of Brittas, the seat of the O\’Dunnes of Hy Regan, -the old mountain road from Clonaslee passing outside. This Chapel was of considerable size, and was thatched, as was, also, the old manor house of Brittas, adjoining. At a distance of some three hundred yards south of this Chapel, on a rising ground, and also within the precincts of the old demesne, a place is pointed out on which, it is said, a monastery stood in the times of persecution.

In 1771, a Chapel was erected in the village of Clonaslee; it is probable that the apostasy of Squire Francis Dunne, the then head of the family, which took place in that year, rendered the change of the place of Catholic worship necessary. At the same time, there is reason to think that the squire intended to conform only for a while, and with a view to keeping hold of his estate; all his children were baptized Catholics. The old Chapel of Clonaslee, like its predecessor of Brittas, was a humble, unpretentious, thatched edifice. It stood close to the site occupied by the present Catholic Church. It was replaced by the present fine, commodious Church, in the year 1813.

At Clara Hill, about a mile from the village, are the ruins of an old castellated mansion, which was formerly the residence of a younger branch of the Dunne family; and near the east bank of the Barradais or Clodiagh river are the ruins of Ballinakill Castle, built in 1680, by Colonel Dunne. Terence Dunne, of Ballinakill Castle, fought in the battle of Aughrim, in 1691. He was wounded, and fell from his horse, which galloped home to Ballinakill. The wounded man was carried by the O\’Gormans as far as Killoughy, where he expired. He was buried at Killeigh. The ruins of another baronial mansion stand in the townland of Castlecuffe, close to the borders of the King\’s County. Lewis states that it was built by the first Sir Charles Coote: it was destroyed during the wars of 1641. In this parish is Lough Annagh, which is three miles in circumference. In the middle of this lake, where it is most shallow, certain oak framing is still visible; and there is a traditional report, continues Lewis, that in the war of 1641 a party of insurgents had a wooden house erected on this platform, whence they went out at night in a boat and plundered the surrounding country.

It appears, writes O\’Donovan-Ord. Survey Papers-from the Iregan documents, that the territory of the O\’Dunnes, was divided into four parts in the reign of James I. Tradition says that Donnall Oge O\’Duinn, the chief of the family, was implicated in the rebellion of 1641, but that he did not forfeit. Some of them, however, must have forfeited, for General Dunne, the present (1838,) representative of the family, is not possessed of one-fourth the territory of Hy Regan. . . . It is said that he sold out a considerable part of his estate to purchase the commission of General, which rank was of little avail to him, as he refused to go into the battle of Waterloo, for which, it is said, he had to stand his trial in England, where he proved, or attempted to prove, that the letters which ordered him to prepare for the battle, were intercepted by his wife. This, however, is considered not proven; and some suspect the general of the un-Irish attribute of cowardice; and this suspicion is strengthened in the minds of some by the well-known fact that he suffered the rebels of Wicklow, under the conduct of Garrett Byrne, to be fired upon and murdered, on the Curragh, in \’98, after they had laid down their arms; while, about the same time, he received his own rebels of Dooregan to mercy at Tullamore.\” The general was known amongst his neighbours by the uncomplimentary sobriquet of Shun-battle Ned.

Another castellated mansion stood at Coolnamony, built and inhabited by a branch of the O\’Dunnes; of this there are but slight traces remaining.

Although a large portion of the ancient parish of Reary is comprised in the modern parochial district of Clonaslee, yet, as the ruin of the old parish Church of Reary is situate in the present parish of Rosenallis, the particulars regarding it are contained under the latter heading.

This district was formerly covered with timber; in the neighbourhood of Lough Annagh, oak, fir, and yew-trees are found in numbers, lying a few feet below the surface; large trunks and roots of trees are also perceptible in the lake. In the reign of Elizabeth, Captain Leigh received the thanks of that queen, for having valiantly led the English cavalry from Birr to Athy, through the woods and forests of Oregan. -Lewis.

Harris, the editor of Ware, was a native of this locality, where his father, Lieutenant Hopton Harris, took part in an engagement during the Williamite war of 1691, fighting on the side of King William, whose troops were triumphant.

O\’Donovan, in a note to the Four Masters, sub anno, 1448, traces the genealogy of the O\’Dunnes, from which some extracts are subjoined. Their descent from Cathoir More, monarch of Ireland in the second century, is given by Donald MacFirbis, up to Donogh O\’Dunne, who flourished in the 14th century. From that time to the reign of Henry VIII, there is a gap which O\’Donovan was unable to fill up. From a MS. in the Lambeth library (Carew Coll. No. 635), and another in the British Museum, he follows up the succession from the latter period:–

I. Leyny O\’Doyne, chief of Iregan who built Castlebrack. He had a son,
II. Teige O\’Doyne, chief of Iregan: be had two sons, Teige and Turlough; and one daughter, who married Rory Oge O\’More, chief of Leix.
III. Teige O\’Doyne, chief of Iregan. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Piers Fitzgerald, of the County of Kildare, and had four sons, Teige, or Thady Oge O\’Doyne, his son and heir; Cormac; Brian, or Barnaby, ancestor of the Brittas family; and Cahir, or Charles, Dunne, LL.D., T.C.D., \”a good scholar, and a zealous Protestant,\” who died without issue. He had, also, three daughters. This Tiege, No. III, was living, a very old man, and blind, in 1593, when he signed, by his mark, a deed by which he settled Iregan on his sons.
IV. Teige Oge O\’Doyne, son and heir of the foregoing; married first, about the year 1570, Margaret daughter of Shane O\’Neill, Prince of Ulster, and son of Con, first Earl of Tyrone, and had by her, Teige Reagh O\’Dunne, who was 37 years of age in January, 1608. Being afterwards divorced from Margaret, he married a daughter of Redmond FitzGerald of the Barrow\’s side, in the county of Kildare, by whom he had several children, of whose descendants, if they left any, no account has been discovered. In the petition of Dr. Charles Dunne, of Trinity College, Dublin, against the fiant for letters patent to his eldest brother, Thady O\’Doyne, he has the following remarks on Teige Reagh O\’Doyne, son of the Lady Margaret O\’Neill :-\” That the said Thady\’s eldest son, Teige Reagh, son of Margarett, daughter of Shane O\’Neyle, is not a fitt ruler over so strong a countrye and so fitt for rebellion as Iregane is, by reason that for his said alliance with the O\’Neyle\’s and MacGuyers he furthered the drawinge of forces in the last rebellion oute of the Northe to Leinster, to the greate charge of the crowne, and was then in companie with Brian Reaghe at the burninge of his Majestie\’s fort af Phillippstowne, and the next day at the burninge of Kilcullen, in the countie of Kildare, and in companie with the said Brian, when he was kild, and in bonaght with Owny Mac Rorie (O\’More) riflinge the towne of Maryboroughe, and having not since, being now 37 years of age, much bettered or altered his course, will lykelye returne to his wonted practice, if the like times doe happen, and therefore not secure for his Majestie, that any one of so suspiciousse a behaviour should continue alone, the said countrie beinge so stronge and so fitt for rebellion. That the said Margarett, mother to the said Teige Reaghe, and the gentlewoman now kept by the saide Thadye, in his howse, and by whome he hath many sones, beinge both alive, the issue of one of them is illegitimate, yet by vertue of the estate passed unto him and his assignes, by the said Fiant, maie leave the saide landes and chiefferie to his unlawful issue, and soe disinherit his owne heire, your supplicant, his brother, and nephewes, whereas for these many hundred yeares no bastard attained to the chiefrie of Iregane.\” It appears from an Inquisition taken at Maryborough on the 17th of May, 1628, that this Teige Oge O\’Doyne died on the 28th of October, 1637, when it was found that Edward Doyne, aged 18 years and 2 months, was his next relative and heir. From this it would appear that the issue of Teige Reagh, son of Margaret O\’Neill, and of his half-brothers, were set aside by the government; but it has not been proved how this Edward Doyne was related to Teige Oge O\’Doyne. Cormac, second son of Teige O\’Doyne, No. III., had a son, Donnell, who had the remainder of the castle of Roskyne, and 60 acres of land belonging to his grandmother Elizabeth FitzGerald; but there appears to be no account of his descendants. Brian, the third son, had a son, Barnaby, or Brian Oge, who obtained a patent from Charles I., for a considerable estate in the barony of Tinnehinch, to hold in soccage to him and his heirs for ever, provided he should not take the name, style, or title of the Fox, or O\’Doyne, etc. This Brian Oge, who was compelled to reject the O, and style himself Barnaby Dunne, died on the 17th of November, 1661, leaving a son, Charles Dunne, of Brittas, the ancestor of the present family of Brittas. Charles Dunne, LL.D., T.C.D., the fourth son of Teige O\’Doyne, does not appear to have left any issue. He made his last will and testament on the 2nd of April, 1617, and after his death his property in Hy-Regan was claimed by his eldest brother who survived him by many years. In Lynch\’s MS. History of the Irish Bishops, amongst those who are there stated to have been reconciled with the Catholic Church by Father Roche McGeoghegan, afterwards Bishop of Kildare, was his own relative, Richard O\’Doyne, son of the lord of Dooregan, who had been sent for his education to Cambridge, where he attained to the highest honours, but lost his faith. Returning to Ireland, he was appointed Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, but, moved by the exhortations of Father McGeoghegan, he resigned that dignity and was reconciled to the Church. This passage probably refers, not to the Dr. Charles Dunne just named, but to a nephew, one of the sons of his brother Teige, by his second marriage, if marriage it can be called. Murtough, Teighe\’s fifth son, also married, but no account of his descendants, if he left any, has been discovered. The descendants, therefore, of Teige Reagh, son of Lady Margaret O\’Neill, would clearly be the senior branch of the family, if extant; next after them would be the descendants of Cormac, the second son; and if these are extinct, then the Brittas family would be, as they claim to be, head of the O\’Doynes of Hy-Regan. According to the tradition of the country, the late Mr. Joseph Dunne, of Killowen, near the Great Heath of Maryborough, was the lineal descendant of Teige Reagh, son of Margaret O\’Neill. Dr. O\’Donovan states that he often saw him in the year 1833, when he was 89 years old. He was one of the largest men in Europe, and had been an officer in the French service in his youth, but for the last 50 years of his life he had lived on his farm at Killowen, from which he derived a considerable income. He had several sons, remarkable for their great stature, strength, courage, and intelligence, but they all died unmarried.

Treating of tumuli, or grave-mounds, Harris\’s Ware remarks:

\”It appears from an inspection of these mounds that this manner of interring was twofold: First, in large spacious vaults, formed of stone within the mount; and secondly, in coffins made like stone boxes, sufficiently capacious to hold the corpse and not much more. . . . We have met with some instances of the second sort of Repositories. Of these, in the year 1734, one was opened on the lands of Cloneleslieu (Clonaslee), in the Queen\’s County, 5 miles from Mountmellick, and not far from the mansion-house of Mr. Dunne, which I had the opportunity of seeing soon after. The upper stone of this monument was of an enormous size, and an irregular shape, not oblong, as tombstones generally are, but rather like a lozenge in Heraldry, or a diamond on the cards, in length full 8 feet, and 5 feet 4 inches broad, 11 inches thick in some parts, 9½ in others, and a small portion at one end but 7. It was supported by two side-stones and two end-stones, the latter of which, as the rubbish was not cleared away could not be measured; but the side-stones were 5 feet 7 inches long, near 4 feet broad, and from 8 to 10 inches thick. The stones which compose this monument are a gray grit, and appear to have been raised in the neighbouring mountains of Slie-Bloom, nor is there any sign of inscription or date, or the mark of a toole upon it, but all is rough, misshapen, and unhewed. Closed up within this coffin was found the entire skeleton of a middle-sized man, the head placed westward, and the feet to the east, the skull so rotten that it crumbled away with handling, the teeth white and sound, and the rest of the bones entire, though something decayed. It appeared to have been placed upon the surface of the ground and surrounded by a heap of large paving-stones, such as an adjoining river supplies, placed together in a regular and circular form, taking up in compass 180 feet; which circle of stones rose no higher than a little above the upper edge of the monument, and was covered over with a staple of earth about a foot thick, and the entrance into it was at one corner, which was covered with a stone about 2 feet and a half square. This monument was discovered accidentally by a farmer of the ground removing some stones from the mount for domestic uses; and there are two other mounts of the same sort and size, not far distant from this, which, if opened, might afford new discoveries.\”


KEDAGH DUNNE was appointed Parish Priest of Rosenallis, Rerymore, Castlebrack, and Kilmanman, in 1678. He was born on the 3rd of February, 1645, was ordained at Navan, in 1669, by Dr. Patrick Plunkett, Bishop of Meath; resided at Rosainflugh, Cappard; and had for his sureties, Bryan Dunne, of Corbally, barony of Tinnehinch, Gent., and Roger Conrahy, of Skerry, in the same barony, farmer. (Return of P.P8., 1704.) Father Kedagh Dunne died on the 6th of July, 1714, and is buried at Reary churchyard.


After ten years he was translated to Monasterevan, where he died, on the 8th December, 1754, aged 76; and is interred at Harristown, in that parish.

THE REV. JOHN KEENAN became P.P. on the translation of Dr. Dempsey. He resided at Derry, parish of Rosenallis, and died on the 10th of May, 1734, and lies interred at Reary.v
If the inscription over the grave of Father Valentine Dunne be correct, it shows that he got charge of the parish in 1737; this leaves some three years unaccounted for.

THE REV. VALENTINE DUNNE presided over the parish from 1737 to 1780; he was a native of the district, and resided near the Castle of Coolnamoney. He was also Chancellor of the Diocese of Kildare. He died, May 22nd, 1780, aged 78, and is also interred at Reary.

In March, 1770, the parish of Mountmellick was formed, over which the REV. THADY DUANE was appointed P.P.

THE VERY REV. DR. PATRICK DUNNE, V.G., became P.P. on the demise of Fr. Valentine Dunne. He was translated to Kilcock in 1793, and died there in 1796.

On the removal of Dr. Patrick Dunne, the district was divided into two parishes,-those of Clonaslee and Rosenallis.

THE REV. JOHN STAPLETON, D.D., was named P.P. of Clonaslee; he lies interred in the parish Church, and over his grave the following inscription appears: -\” Underneath lie the remains of Rev. John Stapleton, D.D., who departed this life 23rd August, 1810, in the 60th year of his age, being 26 years P.P. of this parish. R.I.P.\” The Epitaph is in error as to the length of his pastorship, which did not exceed 17 years.

A Parish Priest was not appointed until the year following:

Father Patrick Keenan administered the parish in the interval; and the portion of the emoluments that would have belonged to the P.P., was applied by the Bishop to the support of the newly-founded Convent of Mountrath.

In 1811, FATHER THADY DUNNE, who had been P.P. of Rosenallis since 1802, received charge also of the parish of Clonaslee, which were again united. He was a native of the district, and was born about the year 1768. He made his theological studies in the College of the Lombards in Paris; on his return from which he was engaged in missionary duties, first in the diocese of Dublin, and, subsequently, in his native diocese. In 1802 he was appointed P.P. of Ballon, Co. of Carlow; but immediately after, with the consent of the Bishop, exchanged parishes with the Rev. James Conran, then P.P. of Rosenallis. In 1813, two years after Clonaslee was consigned to his pastoral care, he erected the present spacious Church. He died on the 6th of April, 1828, aged 60, and was interred at Reary.

On the death of Father Thady Dunne, the union of the parishes of Clonaslee and Rosenallis was again dissolved. THE REV. MICHAEL GRAHAM, who had been for a long time curate, was appointed P.P. of Clonaslee. He died on the 11th of August, 1840, and was interred in his Church, where an inscription, after recording the date of his demise, mentions that \”by his -will he bequeathed £300 to promote education among the poor of the parish.\”

THE REV. RICHARD CULLEN was the succeeding P.P. He died in March, 1844, and had for his successor-

THE REV. ANDREW PHELAN. Father Phelan departed this life in January, 1847.

THE REV. RICHARD BUGGY was the next P.P. He died in October, 1864, and was succeeded by-

THE REV. MICHAEL KENNY. Father Kenny died, 4th Oct. 1884, and had for successor the REV. THOMAS MOLONY.

At Clonaslee Church a monument bears the following inscription:–

\”This cenotaph has been erected by Wm. Dunne, of Brocca, in memory of his dearly-beloved brother, the Rev. John Dunne, P.P. and V.F. of Saggard, in the archdiocese of Dublin, who departed this life July 16th, 1853, in the 60th year of his age and 30th of his ministry. His remains lie interred in the new R.C. Church of Saggard, which he erected with much toil and solicitude. -A lasting monument of his generous devotion for the glory of God.

\”God of mercy, Jesus blest,

Grant his soul eternal rest. Amen.\”