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Our Lady of Ransom/ Padre Pio Date by Imelda Tobin from Movnalvy
25. September 2009
I never knew today (24th) was the Feast of St Pius Of Pietrelcina. The 24th September is (according to the Old Rite) the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, or our Lady of Mercy. September 24th is the patronal feast day of The Mercy Sisters, as well as other religious communities dedicated to God's service, under the patronage of Our Lady of Mercy. The nuns of the Order began in Seville in 1568 with Blessed Anne of the Cross as their first superioress!
Sandra McIntyre by Grainne Mason from Wicklow
16. September 2009
Sandra, Got your message. I have sent you an e-mail and will await hearing from you. Thanks for making contact.
Re: Evelyn Dunne by Sandra Mc Intyre from Kildare
14. September 2009
I am the niece of Evelyn Dunne. If you want to contact her let me know. Genuine. I believe you spoke to my brother.
Dunne Family (from Malahide) by Grainne Mason from Wicklow
13. August 2009
I am looking for anyone who would have known Evelyn Dunne. She originally came from Malahide in Dublin and moved to Co. Meath sometime between 1951-1966. Her parents are Peter and Mary. My mother was very well acquainted with Evelyn in the 1960's but lost contact with her. If anyone has any information regarding her we would love to hear from you.
Wow! by David Reilly from Rathkenny
10. August 2009
Stumbled across this while in Australia, whilst feeling a moment of rare homesickness! Excellent.. keep it up.
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David . . . in Australia again so soon! Thank you for responding. Be assured we care for all at home through our prayer, and at Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We include you now especially as you journey far from home. Fr Stanley.
Pew / Dunne / Hardford families by Mark Martinson from Oregon City OR
08. June 2009
My ancestor, Patrick Pew was born 5 Aug 1790 in Knowth, Rathkenny parish, County Meath, Ireland, the son of Francis Pew and Mary Dunne. Patrick married Mary Hardford about 1814 in Ireland, presumably Rathkenny. There are five known children born to this couple in Rathkenny: Francis born in 1814, Mary born in 1819, John born in 1821, Michael born in 1823 and Bridget born in 1825; another daughter Margaret was born around 1820 but I have been unable to find any documentation. In about 1826/28 Patrick Pew and family immigrated to the Madrid / Waddington area in Saint Lawrence Co., New York where seven more children born, Patrick born in 1828, Catherine born in 1832, Anna and James (twins) born in 1833, Thomas born in 1834, George born in 1835 and William born in 1839. Mary Hardford Pew died on 10 Jan 1853 in Madrid, New York; shortly thereafter Patrick and most of his children moved to Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., Wisconsin, where he passed away on 17 May 1865. There is a listing in the land records for 1836 which lists a Frank Pew living in the Castle Division, Dowth (Rathkenny area). I would like to find out if this is the same Frank / Francis Pew married to Mary Dunne or if Patrick had any other siblings that did not make the trip over and remained in Ireland. Any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated. Note: On the Irish Family History Foundation website I recently found that Patrick Pew did indeed have a sibling, a brother James born on 12 Jul 1788 in Dowth, Rathkenny parish, County Meath.
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Email address supplied, should anyone with information wish to correspond. Contact Web Team for the address.
Pugh family by Deb Meade from Burnsville, Mn
06. June 2009
My great-grandpa, John Pugh, was born in Ireland in 1842 and was Catholic. Searching for other Pughs who followed the migratory same path, there was a Patrick Pugh and wife Jane. They came over in 1864. They have two sons - Francis and Patrick - I was able to find church records on son Patrick, and found he was from County Meath. John's death certificate show his father's name as Patrick and family records show his mother's name as Ellen Dineen. I checked the online records for Meath County, and found a John Pugh, 1842, born to Patrick Pugh and Catherine Dinnany. Also found John Piew married to Catherine Dinnan in 1839. Both are from Parish District of Beauparc. I also found Patrick, born to Francis Pugh, 1811, in Rathkenny. So I am looking at those two parishes. I suspect Jane is his second wife. I am looking for birth records for James, Francis, Patrick and Kate Pugh, death records for Ellen Dinnan Pugh and possibly marriage records for John and Jane Pugh. Do you have anything in your records for Pughs or Piews?
Shirley by Shirley Crosbie from Ladyrath, Wilkinstown,
07. April 2009
We have just been set up with our very first P.C. & internet access here at home tonight. Myself and Evan are so proud to see our Parish website up on screen and Evan is very proud to see himself and his school on the Rathkenny Parish website Best wishes from Shirley & Evan Crosbie
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Congratulations Shirley, Tom and Evan on the new setup. Thank you for your message and welcome to the parish website. Many happy returns to it! From the web team.
Need help with family history by Gerald from San Diego, California
11. January 2009
Hello Rathkenny Cousins, Am looking for any info on my Irish ancestors from parishes of Rathkenny and Slane. Have tried the Meath Heritage Ctr, but they could not find any records, so I'm at a dead end. John Norris of Cruicetown, Stackallan, born 1794, married Anne Gaughran in 1834 after her first husband died. I don't know if John had a previous marriage or not. They came to the US with their four children around 1854. Anne's mother was Margaret Weldon which seems to be an uncommon last name. I am wondering if her parents are perhaps the Nicholas Weldon and his wife Anne who are buried in the cemetery at Grangegeeth. The inscription reads, "Erected by Anne Weldon of Grangegeeth in memory of her beloved husband, Nicholas Weldon, who died September 12th 1835 aged 78 years." This would put his birth around 1757 which would be consistent with Margaret's birth around 1780 and Anne's birth in 1804. There is also a mention of a Margaret Weldon and sisters on another tombstone in the same graveyard. Any way to confirm if they are Margaret's parents? Any idea of Anne's maiden name. I believe John Norris' father's name may have been Patrick, per the Flax Growers' list. Any idea of his mother's name? Thanks for any help you can give me.
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The name John Norris does not appear on our parish registers. The family names of Gaughran and Weldon are strong family names in the Grangegeeth and Lobinstown areas. With your permission, we can pass on your email address to interested parties that contact us. Best Wishes, Web Team
Hello to Rathkenny Parish! by Cathy Gaughran Hatcher from Rancho Cordova, California, US
31. December 2008
Thank you for maintaining such an informative site--I came upon it while researching my family history. My great-great grandfather, Owen Gaughran, was baptized in Rathkenny Parish on 20 September 1810 [he died in 1865 in neighboring Nobber Parish--I do not know where he was buried]. His two sons moved to NYC, and we have done our Rathkenny roots proud here in the US. Wishing you well in the new year, Cathy Gaughran Hatcher
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Dear Cathy, Thank you for your friendly greetings from California. Owen lived in the townland of Grangegeeth and Mary, his sister, baptised 5 years later, also lived there. We wish you and yours continued blessings, and good health in the coming years. Fr Stanley.
THE GRIFFIN FAMILY by GRIFFIN (CAFFREY) MARI from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
14. December 2008
WE ALL HERE AT ST.COLUMBKILLES PARISH IN BRIGHTON, MASSACHUSETTS USA WISH ALL OUR RELATIVES AND OLD FRIENDS IN COUNTY MEATH A VERY BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
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Mari, Delighted to hear from you again. Hope you enjoyed the Christmas Season, as we have done here. May you have a blessed, happy and prosperous 2009. Parish Team.
memories of Rathkenny by William Somerville from Washington DC
13. December 2008
I'm originally from Wilkinstown and have lived here for 20 years. I just received a Christmas card from my aunt Evelyn Corrigan and she included an information card about your web site.Great site. Merry Christmas to all our friends in Rathkenny
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Delighted to hear from you, William. To Evelyn's card we add our best wishes to you for 2009 and many years to come. From the web team in Rathkenny.
haven by mick tierney from allenwood,co kildare
01. December 2008
whenever I am feeling low, I always turn to rathkenny parish web page and in no time I am feeling great again.it's my peace haven. God bless, always stay close. kind regards Mick.
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Thank you, Mick, for your lovely message, and may the site continue to uplift you in mind and heart well into the future! Keep in touch. We are happy that the Lord is doing good things for all of us through the website.
Thank you to the people in Rathkenny Parish by Mary Sweeney nee Murray from Germany
12. September 2008
I would like to thank all of you in Rathkenny Parish who sent mass cards, good wishes and who continue to pray for me today. Thank you for all the support you have given my family in Creewood too. Doctors thought I was not going to make it in late June but your prayers helped me through that time.
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Glad you are on the mend, Mary. We continue to pray for your welfare. Best wishes to the rest of your family.
message by Rita Mc Grath from Delvin Westmeath
07. July 2008
I was enjoying your site so much that I forgot I was to be somewhere else. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I will be back. Rita
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Thank you, Rita, we enjoyed reading your message and anticipate your return often to the site. Don't forget!!
ms by Clare from Roscommon & UK
27. April 2008
I came across your website by mistake, or so I thought! But I have to say it was one of the mistakes I can say that I didn't regret, and I will be returning to it again. Very inspiring and knowledgeable. I love it, keep up the good work !!
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O Happy Fault! Clare, your visits are most welcome. So nice to hear from you.
Áine Casserley by Áine Casserley from Navan
26. January 2008
I wish to thank all the people in Rathkenny Rushwee and Grangegeeth for praying for me over the past few months since I got ill. The power of prayer has helped me so much and has the doctors baffled. I want to especially thank Fr Stanley who visited me in hospital, and Mammy & Daddy say I got better each time he visited. May I say God Bless you all and I look forward to visiting Rathkenny in the years to come. Love Áine Casserley (Aged 7 months)
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Dear Áine, We all rejoice in you and in the good news you send us. So many of us are praying for you and we will continue to do so. Our God is certainly a loving God and your life is a witness to that. We look forward to your future visits.
Mari Caffrey Griffin by Mari Caffrey Griffin from Brighton, Massachusetts, USA
18. January 2008
We here in Boston, Massachusetts, wish all our relatives, friends and neighbors a very special, blessed Christmas. A special wish goes to Mrs Rose McGrane of Harristown, Hayes, A special hello to Sister Francis of Trim Mercy Convent and Jane Clark of Rahood, Nobber. May the peace of Christ be with you all.
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Mari, Greetings from Ann Groome and all the web team. Best wishes for 2008 to you and all in Boston.
Caoimhin O Maolagáin by Caoimhin O Maolagáin from United Kingdom
18. January 2008
Can I say how much I enjoy accessing the Liturgical Calender and reading the brief outlines for a Feast Day. The www.RathkennyParish.ie website can be found in my "daily favourites" selection. Additionally, I love accessing the varied Topics of Faith under the Main Menu, and have learned so much about the basics of faith, having returned to faith after many years of absence, through the influence of the late John Paul the Great, and a kindly priest hailing from the West of Ireland. May all who visit this site be richly blessed. Go n-éiri Réalta na Beithile i gcroi gach uile dhuine.
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A Chaoimhín, tá fáilte romhat. John Paul II influenced and blessed all of us. Thank you for your lovely witness. May you continue to be richly blessed too!
Peter Halligan by Peter Halligan from -
18. January 2008
Great to find the website. Loads to read. 262871 visitors! Attended the old and new churches. My father and grandparents are buried in Rathkenny graveyard. Spent my early school years at Stackallen and then on to Drogheda and then the world! Had the most special times there (thanks P!). Rathkenny Hall, and the Sally, and the Lackan, and the church every sunday, the missions, holy days, and places with no names but the ones we children gave them. Such memories. Good luck to all.
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Glad you found the website, Peter, but where in the world do we find you in 2008? Delighted to hear from you and hope you continue to visit us.
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