Through the past 150 years or so, these familes moved around the south Wicklow & North Wexford areas & eventually my great-grandparents settled in Hillbrook, Coolboy in Wicklow.
I began researching my ‘Family Tree’ in about 2006 & decided to start with my dad’s family as I had lived in Kerry most of my younger life, where mum’s family were from, & thought I knew most of her side - & what I didn’t know could be easily found out. [Mum has since began this journey for herself] My initial thoughts were that I would trace back to my fathers Grand-parents but I didn’t take into account that tracing a family is like a drug & once you start it is impossible to give up until every possible avenue has been exhausted. I am almost at that point now but I felt that putting everything together for other members of the family to read might spark off a few memories in someone that could lead me to close any remaining gaps. I invite all conversation on this ‘tree’ as it not my family but the family of hundreds…
If you have any information to add to this site, please contact me anytime! I look forward to hearing from you.
PS I would especially love to add photographs of any of this family to this site.
last updated 18/01/10