The Tinneny Family History Site

Anna Sophie Tinneny

Anna Sophie, the daughter of Brian and Heather Tinneny of  Chalfont, Pennsylvania, is a 10th grade student at Pennridge High School. She had the opportunity to spend about 17 days in July and August 2015 in Poland. For about a year prior to the trip she had studied Polish at the Polish School at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.This trip, although not school related, was an intensive Polish  language emersion course. Her time in Poland was spent primarily in Kraków but she did make side trips to the neighboring towns of Oświęcim and Wieliczka.  

Her favorite place during the trip was the Main Market Square (Rynek). She describes the neatest thing she saw as a museum called the “Rynek Underground”. She said, this site in downtown Kraków, was excavated a few years ago and a museum was created with artifacts found at the site from the Middle Ages including original cobblestones on the walls. Anna Sophie previously visited Turkey, Senegal and Australia on earlier family trips.

Anna Sophie (center) with friends and roommates, Jenny and Laura from Germany, in Rynek with St Mary's Basilica (Mariacki) in the background.


St Mary's Basilica (Mariacki) built in the 13th and 14th centuries.


Anna Sophie, center, in cooking class with other course mates.


Anna Sophie with my friends and roommates Laura, Jenny and Vasylyna.


The Main Market Square (Rynek) in Kraków taken from the roof of a museum in Cloth Hall 

All photos courtesy of Anna Sophie Tinneny 

Anna Sophie is the great-great-great granddaughter of Patrick “Yankee Pat” Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland; Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Updated March 9, 2023
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