Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Great Grand Aunt Julia O'Loughlin

Just eight months before I was born my great-grandfather Joseph O'Loughlin's sister Julia died. She was 97 years old and was born in 1862. Strange to think that my life almost overlapped with someone born 152 years ago. Aunt Julia married a man called Cornelius Walsh, but they had no family. She lived in a place called Renasup on the Cork-Kerry border until about 4/5 years prior to her death when she moved to Tureenclassagh to the home of her nephew Timothy B. Murphy. The photo below was taken in the 1950s at Tureenclassagh, Knockragree, Co Cork.


  1. This is cool. Where do you get your information? Kate Urell will love this.

    1. Hi Rosemary,

      We have several third cousins based in Newmarket where our grandparents PJ O'Loughlin and Kathleen Hurley came from. 3rd Cousin Catherine Culloty, whose Mum Joan is a Murphy as was Julia O'Loughlin before she was married, provides most of information.

      Have you seen my family tree (you're in it of course!)?