Property House, Grand Parade, Cork
Jumbo’s Then and Now
Eddie Gleeson and Edward Gleeson at the door of Gleeson’s, now Jumbo’s
photo: Eileen Sheridan
Garden of Europe in August 2019
View from the entrance
New flower border
Guide to the Garden by Amy Sheehy
John B. Keane
Old and New
The newly restored and painted stucco looks a bit different to the old one.
In Search of Fitzmaurice Ancestors
Carol Burns wrote to us following her visit to Kerry;
We visited the Fitzmaurice castle in August.
There were 10 of us from the United States.
My husband’s grandmother was Johanna Fitzmaurice.
This is some of what we know about the family.
The name begins with Walter who was a Norman
and royal officer for William the Conqueror who invaded
England in 1066. They were invaders of Ireland in 1169.
Johanna’s parents were Michael Fitzmaurice, born in 1834 in Ardagh and died in Renfrew, Canada in 1910. Her mother was Johanna Culhane, born in 1836 an died in 1920.
Johanna’s grandparents were John Fitzmaurice born in 1807 in Ardagh and died in Renfrew, Canada. Her grandmother was Johanna Holly born in 1797 in Ireland and died in Renfrew, Canada.
Our Fitzmaurice ancestors lived in Rylane, Duagh.
Members of the Fitzmaurice family were blacksmiths and moved
to Renfrew, Canada in around 1860.
A few of the Fitzmaurice ancestors attended St. Brigid’s church
in Duagh, County Kerry.
Is there more information about members of this Fitzmaurice ancestors?
Were you a Basketballer?
A Pres. Listowel winning basketball team. I need help with names and dates.
My Last Guided Walk of 2019
Only four lovely English visitors for my walk on August 31 2019. Small but mighty as they were interested and engaged and we had a lovely stroll around town. I think they will return home to install some jostle stones at the entrance to their London home.