I would like to thank the individuals and agencies that assisted me in bringing this project to fruition.

James Harte (The hillNational Library), Christóir Mac Carthaigh (Department of Irish Folklore U.C.D) and Fr. Michael Nallen for assisting with the parish registers.


John and Barbara Garvin, Catherine Garvin, Rita Garvin, Daire Garvin, Caroline Garvin, Brendan O’Neill, Brian and Fiona Garvin, Dominick Murray, Nora Madden, Mickey O’Boyle, Katie O’Boyle, Molly Doherty, Mattie Lennon, Sean Lavin, Martina Garvin and family, Josephine, Joe Murphy and family, Nancy and Gerry Stratton and family.


Judy Timmins, John Paul and Bridie O’Malley, Paddy and Margaret Garvin, David and Síle O’Malley, Seamus and Bridgie O’Malley, Martin and Sheila O’Malley, PJ O’Malley, PJ and Celia O’Malley, Peggy O’Malley, Michael and Mary Garvin, Paddy Garvin, Mick and Mary Garvin, Peter Garvin, Willie and Rita Garvin, Bridie and Joan McAndrew, Treasa Ní Ghearraigh, Uinsíonn Mac Graith, Vincent O’Malley, Liam O’Malley, Dermot O’Malley, Mary Kate Garvin, JP Corduff, Roger Hawkins, Michael McLoone, Caitlin Lavelle, Seán McDonnell, John McDonnell, Philip, Annette and Ruairí Garvin and Sandra Ní Gharbháin.

Many thanks to Dr. Seamas Caulfield for kindly offering to launch the book on Dec 2nd, 2016.

Thank you for all your generosity, time and patience.