Family: Kerins

Updated 12/01/2019

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.

John McMahon B1888 – Shot Dead by the Black & Tans at Ballydwyer in 1920.

John McMahon B1888 – Shot Dead by the Black & Tans at Ballydwyer in 1920.
Only Child to his parents Michael McMahon and Ellen Geany who married at Knocknagoshel Church in 1880.
John Lived at Droum. Shot at Ballydwyer – Ballymacelligott.
He married Mary McElligott at Clogher Church in 1918. They had two young daughters - Aileen & Frances - when their father John was shot in 1920.
John was a cousin to Patrick McMahon who married Minnie Costello B1899 (Twin of Nora Costello – Hannon B1899).
Humphrey and John McMahon Kilsarcon are cousins to John also.

Read Tim Horgan's account on the Life & Death of John McMahon 1888 - 1920. CLICK HERE. 

Family Kerin: Ancestral Chart of GL0 Humphrey B1781 Currans

The research of John Reidy of Dromulton has enabled us to draft an Ancestral Chart for the Kerin Family.
Chart will be updated as we get additional detail..  Click on the image below to enlage & read -

Family Kerin; Ancestry Chart Humphrey Kerin B1781 Currans.

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

The Kerin Brothers, Scartaglin.