Thanks for the information posted.I am researching the link between the Moleskey Killeens and the clonfeigh (Inch, Ennis) Killeens and the Knockanean (Doora, Ennis)Killeens as my family who are also Killeen (Ivyhill, Inch, Ennis) are related to both these through marriages in the 1960's and 1990's.I know that the Clonfeigh Killeens came from moleskey stock pre 1850 and that the Knockanean Killeens came from Clonfeigh Killeen stock in the 1890's.Both of these families know that they and the Corofin Killeens came from Moleskey originally.I am just trying to nail down the exact link.
From the obituary of michael Killeen, Clonfeigh who died in 1903 aged 71, Joeseph, Michael and Patrick Killeen from Corofin, Patrick K from Moleskey and Michael Killeen (Soliciter) are listed as nephews.Therefore I assume that Thady 1840-1893 (who I assume went from moleskey to corofin)and this Michael (1832-1903)were brothers.There is a Michael listed as the landowner in 1855 in clonfeigh, but there is no Killeen listed in the 1820's there.There is however a hedge-school teacher in the adjoining townland to clonfeigh in 1824 called Michael Killeen.The Michael who died in 1903 would have been born in 1832, he would have been very young to be the clonfeigh landowner in 1855??? Is the Michael listed in 1855 in the griffiths valuations in moleskey and clonfeigh possibly the same person (the father of both Thady and Michael 1903?Is the school teacher link just coincidence that he is also named michael killeen or is there a connection? Could the schoolteacher be Michael the son of old Thady who was first a teachr in Tullassa/Clonfeigh and then upon his father death ended up with two farms in his name by 1855, with one going to Michael clonfeigh and the other to the father of Patrick K (from the obituary), whilst Thady went to Corofin.It was a son of Michael 1903, Robert who went to Knockanean.There is also a Mr michael Killeen and a Jane Killeen listed in moleskey in 1855 as a landholder, in 1824 there was a Mr Michael, a Micheal (red) and a John Killeen listed as landowners in moleskey.Is it the Mr Michael or Michael (Red) that went to clonfeigh?I would appreciate if you could shed some light on this.
On a wider note if there is any link to Killeens in Knockaninaun (aka Ivyhill)Inch, Kilmaley, Ennis, please get in touch.We have been in Ivyhill as far back as i can go 1820's to date.Particularly links pre 1900.There was a Matthew (Matt)b.1885, d.1940's who went to the US, his brother Fr Patrick 1880-1932 who bought a ranch in Texas in the 1920's but lost it in the 1929 depression time.My grandfather Charles was their youngest brother.Their parents were Thomas Killeen and a Bridget Keane from kilnamona, Thomas was the son of Patrick (1855 landholder), who was in turn the son of Charles (1820's landowner)or maybe a Daniel, but farm size then and now says a Charles.I am currently working on wives and children of the landholders.