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Re: Houlihan, Holland 1800's Burials in Kilmacomogue Bantry
Posted by: Cherie Jameison (ID *****2695) Date: December 22, 2011 at 10:24:30
In Reply to: Re: Houlihan, Holland 1800's Burials in Kilmacomogue Bantry by maureen bruen of 94911

Hi Maureen, Thank you for posting the Kerry site.

I didn't see Kilmacomogue Cemetery (a current focus) among the cemeteries, and the burials with which I'm concerned are prior to 1898.

The cemetery is, "On the sea-shore, near [Kilmacomogue], was a small monastery, founded in 1466 for Franciscan friars by Dermot O'Sullivan Bere, of which only the cemetery, still called the abbey, is remaining, and is used by the Roman Catholics as a burial-place. " [Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837]
That site is mentioned in later work(s) as the RC burial location for Houlihan>Holland burials in past and more recent times.
However, the Kerry list might provide data for descendants who remained in the area from 1897 onward, and I appreciate having it.
A "later work" includes: Extracted from "Holland & McCarthy Bantry Parish Families Cork Co. Ire land" written by Yvonne Holland 7500 N. Crossway Road Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1979
All the Holland family is buried in Kilmacomogue Cemetery in Bantry Parish. Granddad attended Coomhola Church in Bantry Parish."

The Hollands have lived on the same land for a good 300 years.

Dhiarmuid Sean "Jerry the Smith" Houlihan and some of his descendants are reportedly buried at Kilmacomogue. I don't have dates for Jerry, but his son Stephen "Michael" was born about 1780, so this gives us some dating framework.I seek documentation of his burial.

(Schoolmaster) Stephen "Michael" Houlihan>Holland b. about 1780 in Caol an Eidhin Coomhola Bridge Bantry, Kerry, died before 1864 in Kilmacowen Eyeries Parish, Kerry.
I'm seeking documentation of his burial there.
(I don't see Kilmacowen on the Kerry list, and Stephen died too early to be on the Kerry list anyhow which begins at 1898.)

Sources include: References to Extracted from "Holland & McCarthy Bantry Parish Families Cork Co. Ire land" written by Yvonne Holland 7500 N. Crossway Road Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1979
"All the Holland family is buried in Kilmacomogue Cemetery in Bantry Parish. Granddad attended Coomhola Church in Bantry Parish.
The Hollands have lived on the same land for a good 300 years. The earliest definite story about a family member concerns Stephen who killed one of Cromwell's mounted armored soldiers with a pike as a friend of h is lured the soldier into bending over to strike at him revealing a ga p in his armor. The mother of Sean (in second house on Holland land i n 1977) told our son that this was about (told in the 1960s) 13 generations back -- that would be about eight generations back from Sean lis ted on the other side of this sheet as eldest son of Diarmuid Houlihan .
Son Sean and his wife Nell built a new house. Foundation still remains below present homes. Dhiarmuid Og [another son of Jerry and a brother to Stephen "Michael"] moved into father's house. The foundation of this house still can be seen, also, along with the remains of the equipment of Jerry the Smith -- a white smith."

Therefore, I'm eager to get documentation on [the family's] burials at Kilmacomogue and for Kilmacowen also.

Again, I appreciate your kindness in providing me with the Kerry list, and perhaps it will help provide me with information on burials for descendants who passed away 1898 and afterwards. (May they rest in peace.)

I wish you a Happy Holiday Season and success in your genealogy researching.

All the best,

Cherie


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