Greetings all - I would like to share my research on my ancestors, the Considines of Rannagh, Liscannor, CO. Clare, as far as I know it at present.
My grandfather was John Considine (b. June 20th, 1875 d.April 28th, 1927) Sailor/Seaman, he married Alice Mary Buckley of Crosshaven, Co. Cork on March 17th, 1912 in Crosshaven and on his marriage certificate it says his father was Jeremiah Considine of Rannagh, farmer.
It appears my grandfather John had at least two siblings, James Considine b. 1868 and Mortimer (Murty) Considine b. 1871.
James may have emigrated (To the US???) between 1901 and 1911. Mortimer seems to have remained at home in Liscannor with his mother Bridget Considine (b. Flanagan).
Jeremiah Considine, my great-grandfather, died in 1893. I don't know if he had siblings, I would be interested in discovering them. His father was James Considine, who must have lived in the early to mid 1800's.
Jeremiah's widow was born Bridget Flanagan, daughter of Murty Flanagan of Ennistimon, agan - dates around the early to mid 1800's. Bridget was still alive in 1911, she appears on the census.
There are now (2010) no Considines living in Rannagh.
There is another family appearing on the 1901 and 1911 census in Rannagh - MIchael and Bridget Considine. I don't yet know if my family is connected to theirs. Their descendants are Kellys, who may still have a family member residing in the Rannagh area.
If I may make a general and hopefully constructive side-bar remark, having read several other posts here: Considine is stlll a very common County Clare surname, especially in the Liscannor area. Searching for a 'Considine from Clare' is like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack. Your research would need to zone in on a very precise area to have some hope of an accurate match. To validate a placename, try Google Earth - mis-spellings in the emigration process are very common. There is a post here referring to 'Dura' in Clare - we in Ireland would know the place as 'Doora'.
You may contact me at barnagh at gee male dot kom - read it out to yourself, I'm trying to avoid spambots.