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Farrell, Kilkenney, Ireland

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Looking for information re: Ellen Farrell, b.c1866 Kiltown, Kilkenney. Parents: Edward Farrell Farmer & Sarah Rishford?. Ellen d. 14 October 1927 and is buried in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

Ellen immigrated to NZ aboard the ship 'RUAPEHU' arriving at Port Chalmers, Dunedin, NZ 12 November 1884
She married Michael RODDEN 10 November 1887 Dunedin.

I have not been able to find any information for her family in Ireland.

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on 2012-04-25 00:44:36

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by ngairedith on 2012-04-25 01:09:54

hi adipat,
more info for your readers (might jog some memories) ...

AFTER their arrival in Dunedin

by adipat on 2012-04-25 06:10:07

I have been doing research for about 20years and have never found any link to my Farrell family in Ireland. My father and siblings knew hardly anything about his Irish grandmother, and I have yet to find anyone in NZ who does.

by 888shelley on 2012-04-26 00:50:52

Hi adipat, it seems to be a hard one to find. I have Martin Farrell c1790's married to Anastasia ?(possibly Swift or Downey) located in Swiftsheath Kilkenny Ireland.They are my ggggparents. Their daughter Bridget married Patrick Lannan, I know there were other Farrell siblings etc but will have to dig a bit further. If you find anything let me know!!

by adipat on 2012-04-26 01:01:55

Hi Shelley, I will do. Every birth certificate I have for Ellen's children says Kiltown, Kilkenney. There are two Kiltowns' one at the top in Castlecomer the other one is down the bottom of Kilkenney in the area called The Rower. not many records available for the lower one. There is also a place called Piltown in this area, I believe its on the other side of a river in the area.

by 888shelley on 2012-05-08 18:11:20

Swiftsheath often comes mentioned with Coolcraheen if that is any help.

by 888shelley on 2012-05-10 17:28:40

Also Thomastown, as an afterthought!

by adipat on 2012-05-11 00:37:05

Thanks for that Shelley, I will keep both those places in mind.

by 888shelley on 2012-10-19 21:08:18

Have found Anastasia...she was a Breen from ?Carlow. Also some of the Farrells went to both the USA and Australia. The USA Farrell I have married a Lannan girl. Seems the families continued their Irish friendship/relationship

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