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Kelly from Canada | Print |  E-mail

On Wednesday 19th August, Kelly Stadelbauer paid a visit to the parish office.

It was in December 2013 that Kelly sent an enquiry through the website enquiring about her great-grandmother, Lucy Conlon from Coose.

That e-mail led to the Conlon connection with the Phoenix family, resulting in the Historical Society erecting a plaque at the site of the old Ballylough School!

Lucy Conlon married William Phoenix in 1899 and they went on to have 7 children: Mary Ann, Margaret, William, Sarah, Rose, George and James.

Sarah, born in 1908, emigtated to Canada in 1924 at the age of 16 and is Kelly's grandmother. 

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Kelly and her son Matthew looking over old records with Plunkett Campbell

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Kelly and Matthew with Catherine McEvoy

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Kelly at the site of Billy Phoenix's old home at the side of Kernon Lough

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Elmfield Castle, where Billy Phoenix worked

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Kelly at the site of Ballylough School, where her great-great grandfather, George Phoenix was headmaster

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At the grave of her great-aunts and uncles - the Conlons

We can safely presume that her great grandmother, Lucy Phoenix is also buried here. 

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Kelly has just found the baptism entry of her great grandmother, Lucy Conlon - born 1877

 

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