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On April 1, 1894, Margaret, the seventh child was born to Thomas and Nora (Cahalan) Heenan.Her sponsors at her baptismal were James Heenan and Margaret Costelloe.Margaret was known to be a scholar.She married a man by the name of Daniel Fogarty.Margaret’s father gave a portion of the Ashgrove Estate, known as Shanavagawn or Shannonview to Margaret as a wedding gift.Margaret (Heenan) Fogarty died childless on August 16, 1929 at the age of 45.Daniel, Margaret's husband remarried and had three children with his second wife.The Heenan property "Shannon View" was turned over to Daniel Fogarty following Margaret's death.
While in Ireland in 1998, I went to Shannonview and visited with Michael Fogarty.Michael is the son of Daniel and his second wife, he is still living on the property and was most kind during the visit to Shannon View.Michael is a man of about 65 years of age and was just coming in from the fields as I arrived.He was thrilled to meet me, telling me of my great Aunt Margaret and her piano playing.Michael gave me a tour of the first floor of the house.The Shannonview House is the same structure as the Ashgrove House, however on a smaller scale.It is a salt box style home, built of limestone.The front of this two story house has three windows, evenly distributed on the second story, while the first floor front has the entry door centered and a window evenly placed on either side of the door.As you open the front door you face a staircase that ascends to the second floor, a hallway along the right side of the stairway, and a room on either side.To the Left is the Dining Room and to the Right is the Drawing Room.The parlour was very spacious with windows on what would be the front and side of the house.Michael made a point to show me Margaret’s piano, which is in its original condition and still sitting in the parlour sitting along the south wall where it has stood for years.The parlour still in its original style has a beautiful fireplace whose mantle piece was hand carved cherry wood.The fixtures in the room, once gas, have been converted to electric.The room was painted a lovely and bright yellow with white trim around the ceiling woodwork.The view from the front drawing room window was breathtaking.It was of the River Shannon.The rest of the first floor was much the same.Beautiful, huge and styled in its original woodwork.
More About MARGARET HEENAN:
Fact 1: 1901, Census description: daughter, scholar, single
Fact 2: 1911, Census description: daughter, single