I'm a London born Irish woman of a Kerry mother and Roscommon father. After growing up in Ireland, I returned to London as an economic migrant.
My Irish Identity became important to me in the London years.
My small granny has been a profound influence on my life. Although she died when I was 23, her wisdom and warm love continues to enrich my life. I see my family history research as honoring Catherine Hurley and my sweet daughter Hannah giving recognition to their significance in my life.
#RememberingforJustice is at the heart of all my research.
You are warmly welcome to join me here. I like to share my research with others. There is only one proviso please acknowledge the source of your information if it comes from here.
Catherine Hurley my small granny
born Tonevane , Tralee, Co. Kerry 1905
Father Timothy Hurley Mother Elizabeth Dwyer
Siblings John 1898
Catherine worked in Peabody, Mass. US in 1925
She married Timothy Sheehan,
Fenit in St. John's Tralee 1938
BA (Hist) University College Cork 1982
Diploma Counselling 1991
Diploma Psychotherapy 1993
Winner of Shadow and Light Poetry Competition 2001
Finalist Blog Awards Ireland 2012 and 2013
Feenagh Heritage Group
Mungret Heritage Group
Abbeyfeale Heritage Group
Federation of West Limerick Heritage Groups
Kerry Business Womens' Network
Liverpool University 2017
Castlebar Community Radio
Happiness Book and
Out of the Darkness
Contributor to How I came to hold you
This small house
My small granny
My Irish Identity
Ireland 2016 and I am not blind
"No Blacks No Dogs No Irish"
An Irish Education
Anger and Truth
A gift from my father
My brother Michael and Cillini
Remembering my daughter Hannah
click on this link to listen to the interview Martine Brennan, Radio Kerry 10/5/2017