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Genealogy – Finding Civil Parish Aghadoe

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By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

With a little help from Munster Ancestors in Ireland, I have tracked down more information on my Irish ancestors.

I now know the civil parish my family is from called Aghadoe. It’s an area that over looks the town and lakes of Killarney, Ireland. Civil parishes were originally ecclesiastical divisions, but later evolved into the geographic units, according to the

View the photo source and slide show of more photos of the civil parish of Aghadoe, located in County Kerry, Ireland.

Also from the area of Knockanarroor townland
Of the interesting facts, it is likely my Great-Great Grandmother Ellen Brennan Foley was from Knockanarroor townland, which is situated about 5 miles East of Killarney town. The relevant Catholic Parish is Glenflesk. A townland or bally is a small geographical division of land in Ireland.

Ellen Brennan Foley was born May 15, 1820 in Kilarney, Ireland the daughter of James Brennan, 1793-1863, and Mary Walsh, birth and death unknown.

My Great-Great Grandmother Ellen Brennan Foley
Birth May 15, 1820 in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Death Jan. 18, 1883 in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, United States

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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at
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