FIRST COUSINS AND THEIR UNCLE MEET
JOURNEYS TO GOLADUFF
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.
TRIP TO GOLADUFF
TRIP TO KILLAHURK
the boat ride to Goladuff.
Rich, Carolyn and Rosalyn.
to know each other before the trip to Goladuff. Hubert and Terry.
Chris and Carolyn rowed to Goladuff from Quivvy shore.
Terry, Rosalyn and Carolyn.
was the more experienced rower.
Rosalyn and Carolyn
explored the home place then sat around and talked. Rosalyn,
Carolyn and Sheila.
found a little “souvenir” tree.
Alyson and Rosalyn
on a hill on Goladuff.
Sheila, Rosalyn and Terry.
the remains of Alice’s house on the hill.
overlooking the lough and Galoon
taking a break.
and Susanna had a feast for us all when we returned to Quivvy. Hubert,
Alyson, Emma Tinneny and Charlotte.
1st Cousins, an Uncle and 2 grandnieces:
Carolyn, and Charlotte.
Alyson, Sheila & Terry. Taken in Francie Smith’s
of us descended on Francie Smith’s home to visit the old Tinneny Home place next to it in Killahurk. Francie grew up near
the Tinnenys and knew the family well.
to Back - Shelia, Chris.Mrs.
Smith, Terry Tinneny, Rosalyn, Lee Tinneny, Rich Tinneny,
Charlotte Carter, Alyson Carter, Susanna Tinneny, Thomas
Tinneny, Mr. Francie Smith, Carolyn Ryan.
Smith played the accordion for
all enjoyed the visit, music and stories.
Terry, Mrs. Smith and Chris with the camera.
at the Tinneny home place in Killahurk.
and Alyson in front of where the Tinneny family home was at
Killahurk from the mid 1800s.
St. Mary's Killahurk
visiting the Tinneny home place at Killahurk, some of the group took
the short drive into the town and visited St. Mary’s Catholic
Church, the Church of the Tinnenys of Killahurk since the mid 1800s.
Alyson and Charlotte had never been to the church in the yard
of which is buried their ancestors.
at the headstone of her grandparents Robert Tinneny and
Elizabeth Murphy at Saint Mary’s.
and Susanna walked the cemetery.
Terry saw the headstones of many friends and neighbors
from years gone bye.
cousins sat around the grave and talked of times past.
Lee, Charlotte, Alyson, Rosalyn and Thomas.
Terry joins in.
Lee, Charlotte and Thomas.