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Name: Annie Kearney
9/7/2008
I'm married to Seamus and I live in Mount Gawn.Really impressed with the website and appreciate all the hard work of the committee.Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Name: From Patricia, eldest of Pat
8/7/2008
I would like to share with you some memories of Lisnagarran, where I lived up to the age of 15. At that time, the homestead was much as it was in the days when grandpa James lived there.
In 1946 my parents, Pat & Mary Ann, took over Lisnagarran, when grandpa James and grandma Jane moved to Mount Gawn. Before then, my parents lived at the Crosshill, Lisnahuncheon, which had been the former home of the O'Haras, the family of grandma Jane. I was six years old then and only my brother, Seamus and sisters, Maire and Sinead, had been born at the time.
The farm at Lisnagarran was approached down a long, winding lane. The lane crossed a stone bridge and continued past rows of plum trees, before sloping down into a hollow, where the house and outbuildings sat on either side of a stone-flagged yard. On the right was the house, a whitewashed single-storey dwelling, with a thatched roof. Across the yard to the left of the house was the barn and byre and straight across the yard from the front door, stood the dairy. This is where the milk was kept cool and where my mother made butter. On either side of the dairy and beyond was an extensive orchard of fruit trees.
The front door of the house led directly into the kitchen, which had a cement floor. The bottom half of the walls were lined with wood-panel wainscotting - a Tilley lamp hung down from the ceiling. To the right of the door a wooden table sat in front of the window and on the windowsill was a large wireless. Beyond this a doorway led to the main bedroom, which had two windows looking out to the front. In the chimney alcove to the left of this bedroom door, a "Modern Mistress" range had replaced the open grate many years before. Here the kettle boiled, the tea brewed and sodas were baked on the griddle. A long brown leather sofa rested against the back wall of the house. To the right of this was a window and to the left a doorway led into the scullery. From here a door led out to the back of the house, where fresh water was drawn from a nearby pump. A mahogany cabinet took up most of the wall opposite the range. It had wooden doors below and the top half had glass doors, which almost rose as high as the ceiling. To the left of this, a doorway led into a bedroom at the front of the house. A doorway in this bedroom, led to another bedroom, which overlooked the back of the house. This was the full extent of the dwelling.
The lane continued on beyond the yard and shortly afterwards branched off to the left. This led up to the home of Grandpa James' brother, John.
John was married to Rose Casey and they were blessed with seven children: Pat, Johnny, Mickey, Eamonn, Bridget, Sarah (all deceased) and Jimmy (now living in South Derry).
Over the following years, five more children were born to my parents in Lisnagarran: Mairead, Una (sadly died, aged 18 months), Donal, Eugene and Attracta.. In 1954, we moved to the Townhill Road 'Rosemount'- and it was after this that my youngest brother, Benny, was born.
Name: Maria Macken
7/7/2008
I am fifteen years old, I live in Dalkey Co. Dublin. My mum is Gerry, daughter of Brendan and Joy and she was in the original photo. Looking forward to the reunion.
Name: Breda(Jimmy) Marie(Barney)
7/7/2008
Just been browsing - finding  a few names we haven't heard of in ages. Looking forward to seeing everyone as it is a long time since the last reunion and we're too young to remember!
Name: Claire Kearney
7/7/2008
Sorry im missin the reunion..  not home til next year (well so me mammy hopes!).. Currently in Oz at the min!! so
u never know me and that far out cousin in the comment below me will maybe bump into other and have a kearney renuion aussie style!
Hope use all enjoy it! Taker easy xx

p.s great job with the website marty
Name: Darren Etherson
5/7/2008
I am Darren (Son of Patsy Etherson).  Unfortunately i won't make the reunion as i will be on the Oz Bus to Australia!!! Hope it's a great success and am raging i'm missing it!!
Name: Ita Mullins (Kearney)
5/7/2008
I'm Ita, daughter of Mick and Lizzie(Higgins), the seventh of ten children. Married to Joe Mullins. We live in Limerick City. I'm an out and out
Munster rugby supporter.

We have five children. Kathryn in Abu Dhabi: Michael, in Exeter: Shaun , in Harrogate: Marita, in London and Joseph, who lives in Naas
and is currently working in Sarajevo.

Looking forward to July 25th and meeting up with everyone.

Regards, Ita.
Name: Thomas Printz Kiernan
3/7/2008
Hello,I am Thomas , son of Syl Kiernan norway and my Granny Marian(daughter of John and Rosemary)  is writing this email for me . I am about 10 weeks old .
Am I the youngest Kearney?
Name: Janice McGrath nee O'Kane
3/7/2008
greetings from australia. Thank you for the invitation to make my inquiry in your guest book.   perhaps someone reading this might be able to claim my ancestors as their family.!!?    My G. G. G. Grandmother was Margaret Rose KEARNEY married to Henry Kane-O'Kane of Rasharkin, Antrim (originally ? from Limavady. Their son Bernard O'Kane B. 1830 at Rasharkin was married to Mary Ann McFerren B. 1830 from  Rasharkin . Bernard &Mary Ann with their two children ( Henry B. 1853 & Daniel B.1856 Rasharkin ) were Bounty Immigrants on the ship Kate, Plymouth to N.S.W. Australia Dec. 1856.   Margaret Rose KEARNEY was still alive at this time, but her husband  Henry Kane was deceased (these two did not migrate to Australia ).    I will mention the names of Mary Ann McFerran's parents, her father was Daniel McFerren - still alive in 1856 & her mother , Margaret McKene  was deceased by 1856, as I would be thrilled to hear of a connection to any of these four families. My email is smcgrath@bigpond.net.au  I wish you good Craic for your reunion .      Janice McGrath.
Name: Martin (Johns)
2/7/2008
Over 1,000 unique visitors have checked this website out over 2,000 times.  Keep it up!Committee: remember Meeting No.9 next week, a lot of deadlines to meet regarding bookings for the Dinner Dance, the Cruise and the Sunday evening Meal. Good luck!
Name: Marita Mullins (daughter of Ita/Mick)
2/7/2008
My Mum has been on at me for ages to check out the website and now that I have I wish I'd done it sooner! So much information, well done to everyone.
I currently live in London and am hoping to make the weekend. Looking forward to meeting all the cousins I already know (I thought that was a lot) and the cousins that I don't (and that's definitely a whole lot more)


Hugs & Bubbles

Marita
Name: Una Condron
30/6/2008
Hi

Una, granddaughter of Agnes, daughter of Shena,  looking forward to the big event and meeting up with those i know and meeting those I dont, it will be a great weekend, hopefully the weather wont let us down, well done on the website, very interesting read
Name: Paula Patrick(McAtamney) Olives daughter
27/6/2008
Hello to all the kearney family out there and congratulations on a fantastic and informative website.
Unfortunately myself and family(Alan, Erin and Calum) will be unable to attend as we are on hols then - sods law. I would love to see all the old and new faces, but hopefully there will be loads of photos and stories!! about the event.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  

Paula
Name: sean kearney(Frank's)
26/6/2008
Watching  2  people  swimming  tonight  in  the Bann, a  rowing  boat  with  7 youngsters  on  the  Bann, a  motor  boat  moored  beside  the Bann  makes  me  even  more  excited  about  our  reunion on  "THE BANKS OF THE BANN"
Name: mary mcguiggan
26/6/2008
only 30 days  to  go!!!!!
Yipee
Pray  for  sun!!!!
Looking  forward  to  meeting  you  all.
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