Kevin J. O'Brien in Killernan Graveyard, County Clare, Ireland June 1981

Kevin J. O'Brien in Killernan Graveyard, County Clare, Ireland June 1981
Kevin J. O'Brien in Killernan Graveyard, County Clare, Ireland June 1981

Thursday, April 19, 2012

O'BRIEN FAMILY OF CREEVAGH, KILMURRY-IBRICKANE, COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND


O'BRIEN FAMILY OF CREEVAGH, KILMURRY-IBRICKANE, COUNTH CLARE, IRELAND



In the 1826 Tithe Applotment Book for Kilmurry-Ibrickane Parish the present townland of Creevagh was listed under the townland of Scrapple.  At this time period there was not an O’Brien family living in Creevagh.  Murphy, McMahon, Moloney and Lynch were the only families living in Creevagh.

In the 1855 Griffith Valuation of Creevagh townland, Edward O’Brien is the “immediate lessor” for the entire townland of over 500 acres.  There is also an Edward O’Brien that is immediate lessor of Doolough townland, 1925 acres and Drummin townland 1016 acres.  I imagine that this is the same Edward O’Brien.






I have checked the baptism and marriage records and did not find a family for Edward or Edmond O’Brien in the Kilmurry-Ibrickane parish but there was a marriage entry for Edmond O’Brien of Creevagh’s son, Patrick O’Brien marrying Kate Murphy of Mullagh the daughter of Martin Murphy on March 30th 1867.



Does anyone know the story of Edward O’Brien and who he was or came from? 

 How did Edward O'Brien acquired so much land in the Parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickane?

 Is anyone related to this family? 

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