Hello all. My grandmother was Mary Connelly (b.1873 on Bofin,m. Cornelius Finucane from Ballydesmond, Co.Cork and d. 1959 in Cambridge, Massachusetts)daughter of Bridget Tierney (d.1886)and Festus Connelly, Inishbofin. They also had (at least) a Matthew (who came to Clinton, Massachusetts and had a son Matthew), Catherine(who came to the States but returned to Bofin and married Michael Kenney),Sarah, Bridget, and Ellen(who married an O'Toole, was widowed, then married a Schofield). I believe my ggrandfather Festus remarried a woman named Walsh and had other children - Patrick, James,and Martin?
My ggrandmother Bridget Tierney had at least three brothers, Thomas, James, and Michael (not sure, but there were probably sisters as well). Thomas (a monk) and Michael came to the States.Thomas returned to Bofin but Michael stayed here (not sure, maybe Cambridge.
Have many "relations" on Bofin and have been there a number of times and there are indeed still Schofields and Tierneys, but no Connelly's left.Can anyone out there fill in any blanks?Thanks.