August 13 and 14, 2004, four first cousins, two of their children
and an uncle all from the branch of the family from Carrigallen,
County Leitrim came together for the first time in Ireland. On the
August 13, they went to the Tinneny Family home place on Goladuff
and on the the next day they went to the home place of the Leitrim
branch of the Tinnenys in the town land of Killahurk, Carrigallen.
Rich Tinneny organized the visits with the help of Susanna
Tinneny. The entire group
also joined up with about 55 others at the Tinneny reunion in
Belturbet the evening of August 13. The Tinnenys in
Leitrim went there about 1830 from Goladuff.
was truly an international event and a going back to their roots
for the cousins and uncle some of whom had not met prior to the
visit while others hadn’t seen each other in 30 years.
Carter, daughter of Robert Tinneny, and her daughter
Charlotte came from Nova Scotia, Canada. It was the first time she
met her first cousins and her father’s only surviving brother
Terry Tinneny and his daughter Rosalyn both of whom came from
hadn’t seen cousin Sheila Keegan, accompanied by her daughter
Carolyn and friend Chris Pouncey, in over 30 years. They came from
London also. Rosalyn and Terry had some ongoing prior contact with
cousin Thomas Tinneny from County Meath, Ireland prior to this
visit but not with the others. Rich & Lee Tinneny came from
the United States and Susanna lives Ireland.