Una Pierce R.I.P.

If you had to name all your Aunts and uncles, Una would be one of the first. Not because the others were less caring, loving or being glad to see them again. But Una was bubbly, asking questions, infectious. She stole the show.

Some important random notes

Trying to find James grave and his parents The Rhubarbleaf has been offline for a while. Eamonn (more than me) and myself have been making an effort to get further back. My ultimate goal would be to find James Crowley's grave and find out who his parents were. Given...

The Kilmichael ambush by Don Crowley

The Kilmichael Ambush (Irish: Luíochán Chill Mhichíl) was an ambush near the village of Kilmichael in County Cork on 28 November 1920 carried out by the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence. Thirty-six local IRA volunteers commanded by Tom Barry...

The clan of Donal and Brigid

This Crowley clan was brought up in Dublin where Donal and Brigid still live. Don, and his children Yves & Georgia live in the Netherlands. Colm lives in England with his wife Tracy nee Eariss, Barry lives in Japan with his wife Mika, daughter Amelie and son Griffin....

The children of Daniel Stephen and Mary

First photo: Left to right: Jerry, Una (sitting), May, Mother with Peader or Paul, Peggy, Father with Peader or Paul, Jimmy, Dan and Billy. Shortly after this photo was taken, one of the twins Paul passed away. Kevin and Eileen were not yet born when this photo was...

The arms dump By Jimmy and Peadar

Friars WalkThe arms dump was constructed in the 'lane' between Hallorans's Orchard and the Passage, Beyond the Black Gate, over toward the corner where O'Reagans garden started. It was a big arms dump, 8 foot deep, 7 foot wide and 9 foot long. It was lined with timber...

Peter O’Neill Crowley

There is not a lot on the internet about Peter O'Neill Crowley. The following is a basic list of who he was and what he did. Our records claim that Mary Crowley (1840) came from Ballymacoda and that she was related to Peter O'Neill Crowley. Leader of hundred men...

Peadar

By Gillian, Jenny and Katie When I volunteered to write this piece on my granddad, Peadar Crowley (Snr) I hadn’t realised that I could literally write a novel about the man. Which I actually once did think about doing shortly after he died so that I wouldn’t forget...

My Memories of Mum (Lizzie Murphy) By Mary O’Connell

Lizzie Murphy. Mum came to England when she was in her late 20’s /early 30’s. She worked in London as a parlour maid and met my Dad William Burt who worked at The British Museum as a messenger. They got married in 1930 when she was 36 and they lived in Islington until...

Mother (Mary Mehegan 1881 — 1941) by May Crowley

Possibly the only photo taken indoors at Friars Walk. Mother & Peadar (?) The Head and the Heart of our family, my Mother and Father, were truly remarkable people, who were born before their time. They were enlightened and progressive, but their greatest influence...

Mickey the horse (as told by Peadar and Dan)

Mickey the Horse with May, Brigid nee Heffernan, Peadar(?) and Daniel Stephen Crowley Families are not just people, pets and in Mickeys' case 'working animals' played a big part in family life. Mickey was a legend in his own time and dearly loved by all at Friars...

Mary nee Mehigans parents

Charles Mehigan (1860-1939) of Scottish decent married Mary Ann Courtney of Skibbereen (1857 or 1859-1919 or 1921). Charles and Mary had nine children: Mary, Eugene, Timmy, Charlie, Annie married P. Daly, John, Nellie married C. Ford, Jimmy and Kitty married M. Ryan....

Kevin Crowley (1921 — 1993)

Patrick Joseph Kevin Crowley came into this world on March 17th 1921. An Irishman, born on the most auspicious of days, he was christened Patrick but was known, by everyone as Kevin.

Jimmy & Bridig’s clan

House in Togher James Crowley (known as Jimmy) was my grandfather. Jimmys' descendants are well documented here on the Rhubarb Leaf. Above are all the links relating to this branch of the family. More will follow. I will though give a brief portrait of this family....

Bill and Moll’s Clan

Bill & Moll's wedding in 1937. Back row - far right: May & Eileen. Front row: Jimmy Crowley (Far left), In the middle Moll & Bill, Far right: Mary Crowley (nee Mehigan) Photos from left to right: The first photo was taken in 1937 of Daniel Stephen and Mary nee Mehigan...

Who were Brigid nee Heffernan’s clan

The Heffernans came originally from Bilboa (pronounced Bilbow), Co: Limerick, Ireland. The family was raised in 49 Clare Street, Limerick. This is the family tree of James Heffernan and his wife Kathrine nee Carr and their nine children. Their youngest child Brigid...

A few days in August 1922 by Jimmy

It may be of interest to some of the present generation and to others in the future to give a brief account of my doings for a few days in 1922. I joined the IRA in July 1920 on finishing school at the North Monastery. The year following to July 1921 was rough, tough, exciting. A great year to be young and one of the boys; but looking back now, it must have been a real tough time for the fathers and mothers.

Some missing Murphy’s

James and Mary (Daniel Stephens parents), we know very little about them. Mary was a native irish speaker from east Cork. Our records state she was 4 years older (She was from 1840 and James from 1844). Our records also say that James died in 1909 and Mary in 1924. In...

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