Looking for any information about John Geoghegan and his wife Catherine Halloran who resided on Main Street in Oughterard. John died in 1890 and Catherine died in 1916. The 1901 & 1911 census’ show that Catherine operated a hotel/guesthouse. They had a daughter Anne who married Martin Burke and their daughter Anne operated the Social Welfare Office on Main Street possibly from the same address as the hotel. John & Catherine also had another daughter Julia who married James Byrne who was a Baker. Any additional information would be most appreciated.
Geri (Great Great Granddaughter of Michael Geoghegan & Bridget Craven)
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Thank you for the information. Do you know if Joe Lee is a professor at NY University? I wish to contact him but want to be sure I have the right person.
Martin & Anne Burke’s daughter Katie was the mother of the Irish historian Joe Lee! She married Thomas Peter Lee of Carraroe in 1940.
In relation to your query regarding John Geoghegan:
the House Valuations recorded in October 1853 for the townland of Wormhole in the parish of Killannin show a “John Geoghegan” being in possession of a house, described as a “School” there. There is also the comment “No Land”.
In the same townland there is recorded a “Martin Craven” in possession of a house and office with the comment “No Land”.
There may be a connection here with Bridget Craven who was married to Michael Geoghegan and who resided in the townland of Derrylaura, Oughterard.
7th September 2017
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