Family: Kerins

Thanks to John Reidy of Dromulton who has researched the Kerins ancestry and he has kindly shared the following information on the Kerin/Kerins family names at Scartaglin.

  1. Ellen Kerins from Knockrour Scartaglin married Jeremiah Michael O'Leary Mount Scartaglin 1st Feb 1852 at Castleisland. 
  2. Bridget O'Leary. a sibling of Jeremiah O'Leary married Cornelius 'Cud' Kerin, son of Humphrey Kerin B1781 in Currans. William O'Leary is another Sibling.
  3. Ellen's sister Hanora married Cornelius Crowley from MountFalvey circa 1854.
  4. Maurice Kerin, son of Humphrey Kerin B1781, married Johanna Hickey. May be a connection to Margaret Hickey who married Michael O'Leary, father to William, Jeremiah and Bridget O'Leary.
  5. Timothy, a brother to Ellen and Hanora, had a daughter Johanna who is the great-grandmother to John Reidy, Dromulton Scartaglin. Johanna married Thomas Browne and they lived at Dromulton. Thomas came from Molahiffe to Dromulton circa 1860.
  6. Hanora Kerins married GL-2 David Fleming circa 1800. They lived at Killeentierna/Curraross.
  7. In 1910 Hanora Kerins Knockrour married GL1 Michael Fleming, Grandson of GL-1 John Fleming & Son of Gl0 John Fleming. They lived at Curracnocaun.

John's fabulous research indicates that the first Humphrey Kerin to arrive in Knockrour came from Currans. He was born 1781c and died in1847. He married into Fitzgerald family, it is said they were landlords. His wife died shortly after they were married. He then married Nora Brosnan  who came from Killeentierna. They had big family, maybe  up to 10 children. From his research, John considers that nearly all Kerin/Kerins families in Scartaglin area are descendants of this couple. Families with Humphrey in their names are most likely to be also to have Kerin ancestry. Timothy, Ellen, and Nora were among the children of Humphrey and Nora Brosnan.

Family Kerin: Ancestral Chart

The research of John Reidy of Dromulton has enabled us to draft an Ancestral Chary for the Family Kerin.

Family Kerin: Ancestral Chart


Scartaglin GAA Football Team in 1949

Lovely picture below of the Scartaglin GAA Football Team in 1949. Familiar Family names well represented.
In the picture: Jerh Connor Mount Scartaglin & San Fran, Michael. Patsy & John-Joe Kerin Scartaglin Village, Paddy Riordan, Murphy, Daly, Lyons ....
All Great Names associated with Scartaglin.

Scartaglin GAA Team 1949