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Subject: [OSHEA] Re: O'Shea /Shea Near Kenmare / Tuosist, County Kerry
Date: 3 Apr 2004 06:50:42 -0700
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Surnames: O'Shea, O'Meara, Ahearn, McGillicuddy
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Anne - There are tons of O'Sheas in and around Kerry. I haven't had great luck finding my wife's side of the family there except for these few tidbits. About 30 years ago she visited Daniel O'Shea and daughters Kathleen and Eileen at their farm - Cleeney, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Daniel was probably born in the 1920s and the daughters in the 1950s. She also met (and so did I on a latter trip) Kathleen O'Meara, owner of O'Meara's pub in Killarney. She had a son named Donal. I believe Kathleen's maiden name was also O'Shea. When I visited the pub in 1998 it had just been sold. My wife's grandparents - both from Killarney were Florence O'Shea (b 1885) and Johannah Ahearn (b 1881). The only info I have beyond that is that Johanna's parents were Michael Ahearn and Mary McGillicuddy. Let me know if you see any conections. Thx, Rick