The Harringtons in IrelandUpdated October 30, 2012
I am researching the history of the Harrington family, my wife's ancestors. I was inspired to do this by a letter written by my wife's aunt Anastasia Harrington in 1978 where she recorded everything she could remember about her parents and relations. It was a terrific piece of work and, apparently, all from memory.
In 1933, my wife's grandfather, James Harrington, began to search the available records for relations. He was motivated to do this by a newspaper advertisement "Heirs Sought for Katherine Harrington". Thus began a search for connections, a search that hinted at a secret, a rift in the family and records intentionally destroyed.
James Harrington never succeeded in proving a relationship to Katerhine Harrington. I hope that, with modern research tools, I may get closer. Along the way, we will meet interesting characters, awaken sleepy ghosts and acknowledge forgotten deeds.
If you have any corrections, anything to add or any other comments, please email or phone. All contributions welcome! I am also very happy to share the information I have.
Join us on this voyage; who knows where we will end up...
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- Elizabeth Harrington (Corcoran) (10 KB)
Location and date taken not known.
- Elizabeth Corcoran and James Harrington 1919 (28 KB)
Elizabeth Corcoran and James Harrington on their wedding day, 3 August 1919
- An early picture of Robyn Doyle (29 KB)
Daughter of Tara (nee Rice) and Mark Doyle in Carlow
- Lillie with June's family (58 KB)
At David and Aoife's wedding, July 2006. Lillie, David, Kevin, June, Adam, Lorcan.
- The Wedding Party (35 KB)
John Francis Gallagher weds Josephine Aloyious Harrington in Paisley, Scotland on 15 September,1944.
- James Harrington (16 KB)
This picture was probably taken around the time of James second wedding, to Elizabeth Corcoran. It is very similar to a photograph taken with her, apparantly at the same time and place.
- Lillie and Louis Harrington (36 KB)
Lillie and Louis Harrington
- Henry Harrington, aged about 16 (13 KB)
Inscription on back reads: "To Father, With best love, from Harry".The album caption reads "Henry Harrington 1915"
- Lillie and Paddy Rice on their wedding day, 7 July (27 KB)
Lillie and Paddy Rice on their wedding day, 7 July
- Henry Harrington (Junior), 18 (13 KB)
Inscription on back of photo reade "Henry F.V. Harrington, age 18 yrs."
- David & Aoife's wedding, July 2006 (37 KB)
David & Aoife's wedding, July 2006
- Mary O'Toole, grandmother of Lorcan (7 KB)
Mary O'Toole, maternal grandmother of Lorcan
- Christina Butler ("Aunt Chrisie") (6 KB)
Christina Butler ("Aunt Chrisie")
- June going to a wedding (41 KB)
Going to David and Aoife's wedding, July 2006, Carlow
- Elizabeth Butler in 1917 (29 KB)
Elizabeth Butler in 1917
- Paddy Rice's Class, 1923 (51 KB)
Some scamp has added a "D" to Paddy's cap - surely undeserved!
- James and Elizaberh Harrington (16 KB)
Probably taken around the time of their wedding in August 1919.