So many great links KildareFan.
I got very excited about the Glasnevin cemetery as I have an exact date of death, age, address & name but the infant's name does not come up in the search. I am almost tempted to pay for the ones that list her with her middle name just to see. I wonder if they are willing to help you if you go there, or maybe you have to pay for blind searches anyway? The other names I would be looking for Mary & John Walsh have way too many hits. My family names from Dublin are Walsh, Byrne, Kelly & Fisher. I am getting some DNA matches with the surname Byrne in Wicklow so someday I may be able to unravel that.
The Kildare family name I am searching is Corcoran. I am not sure if they were originally from Rathdaniel townland, Rathvilly Parish, County Carlow or Ballyraggan/Graney/Knockpatrick townlands, Baltinglass Parish, County Kildare. The 1863 marriage record for Margaret Farrell & John Corcoran lists them living at Rathdaniel (wife's parish likely?). I have been researching this family since I started genealogy, only recently got a break, it's a very long story. Too much to add here. Confusion over the mother's surname and I have yet to solve. Several of the offspring went to the US, 4 boys stayed in Ireland at least for awhile. This is why I finally gave in and did the DNA test. I really wanted to find the townland for this ancestor, my 2nd great grandfather.
I am hoping to find a death notice for Patrick Corcoran 6/1946 or his brother John Corcoran 1/28/1934. I am thinking the parents, Margaret died 1911 & John died 1879, are less likely to have a notice, but I will look when I get to Dublin. Margaret & son Patrick are buried at Knockpatrick cemetery near their home. Son John may be buried with his infant son & wife Mary who both died in 1907.
There were lots of Corcorans from Castledermot as well. I think sons Christoper & James are listed in the Carlow town census in 1901 but I can't find either of them definitely after that. When I look at Griffiths there is a Christopher & John Corcoran listed in Davidstown lower which abuts Graney West. Is the address from the 1911 census supposed to correlate with the plots on Griffith's valuation?
I will post the Donovan info from Cork next.
Everyone on here is so incredibly nice, helpful & knowledgable. I wish I had discovered this site a long time ago.
Yes srmf5, I was thinking of visiting the Workhouse at Portumna on the way back to Dublin. Does anyone know if you died in the Workhouse did that mean you were destitute or maybe you were just sick and died in the hospital there?
I love all the awesome suggestions!!!!!!