Posted By:Ralph Connors
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Subject:Re: Murphy Meenganaire, Knocknagoshel, Co.Kerry
Post Date:February 27, 2011 at 13:38:02
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Forum:Kerry, Ireland Genealogy Forum
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Hello Gerard:

Your MEENGANAIRE is probably MUINGANAIR, MUINGANORE, or MOINGANEIR, all townland name variants. Since few 19th century Celtic-Irish could read/write, it didn't make any difference to those making the records.

Visit Irishgenealogy.ie, a new, FREE, online database of surviving church B/M/D records. There are a large number of Murphys in Knocknagoshel parish. Will let you sort out which are for your ancestry.

Hope this helps. Good luck.