Hi Andrew My grandmother was born Anne Mac Quaid in Cloncagh near Newcastlewest in County Limerick.She was the daughter of Michael Mac Quaid and Kathleen Creegan.She married Nicholas Joseph Cotter on 28th October 1919 in Cork City and died in May 1982.Her sister Delia was one of the witnesses.She also had two brothers Tim and Dan who went to the U.S. and died there.Her brother Michael stayed home on the family farm. She had two other sisters Catherine, known as Cass, and Lil, who was the eldest. I am told by both my mother and her cousin that there were 9 children in total but so far I don't know the names of any others it was suggested that they may not have lived.
The family farm was passed on to Michael Quaid's son Michael Quaid and he died 5th January 2000 aged 80/81.On his death the farm of 60 acres,which had been in the family for more than two centuries was sold and I understand it is planned now to build on the land.
My grandmother Anne Mac Quaid was often referred to as Quaid (without the Mac).My sister tells me Gran said that it was her father Michael Quaid's generation who dropped the Mac from the family name.
The last of our side of the family stayed in Cork until the about seven years ago.I live in London but would be happy to meet up with you if you get over this far.