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FOUR FIRST COUSINS AND THEIR UNCLE MEET

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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS TO GOLADUFF AND  KILLAHURK

On 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. 

It 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. 

Alyson 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 London.  Rosalyn 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.

THE TRIP TO GOLADUFF

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Before the boat ride to Goladuff. Rich, Carolyn and Rosalyn.

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Getting to know each other before the trip to Goladuff. Hubert and Terry.

Chris and Carolyn rowed to Goladuff from Quivvy shore. Chris Terry, Rosalyn and Carolyn. 

Carolyn was the more experienced rower.  Terry, Rosalyn and Carolyn

We explored the home place then sat around and talk