Monday, 29 April 2019

Moloughney's from Ireland

Calling any descendants of Moloughney's from Tipperary Ireland.

For quite a few years now I have been trying to find more information on my paternal 3rd great-grandmother's ancestry.

Mary Mulloughny, in various records also spelt Moloughny or Moloughney, was born in Ireland, most likely County Tipperary.

In Dualla, near Cashel in County Tipperary in 1834, Mary married Cornelius Kelly.

If they followed the traditional Irish naming pattern, Mary's father's name may have been Edmond and mother Margaret.

Mary Kelly nee Moloughney, my 3rd great-grandmother.

Mary's daughter Margaret "Alice" Kelly, my 2nd great-grandmother.
They had a daughter they named Margaret Alice Kelly, later known as Alice.  Alice emigrated to Melbourne, Australia and married there in 1858.  Her younger brothers later followed her to Australia.  Further information about Alice, her brothers and children  HERE.

Alice and her husband, John Morgan from Armagh, Northern Ireland, were licensees of the original Cross Keys Hotel in North Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne.

A fellow Moloughney family researcher, Nathaniel Miller and I have traded many jokes over the last few years about finding our families.  

A few months back someone in one of the Facebook genealogy groups suggested a file that was created back in 2001 by a Bill Moloughney who had gone to Ireland to research that family's origins in Tipperary.  

What a goldmine that was.   

It didn't actually lead to finding my Mary's direct ancestors but it did list many of the Moloughneys in Tipperary, their immigration to Fallowfield, Ottawa and New Brunswick in Canada and to Syracuse, New York in the U.S.A.

Recent DNA matches in a couple of the different companies have shown that my Dad, me and my brother share DNA with several of the descendants of these Moloughneys who settled in Canada.

I have sent them messages, now waiting impatiently for replies.  


  1. Hello,

    I am from Canada, and my Grandfather is the one who has done the Moloughney genealogy...from Ottawa and surrounding areas...

    I continue to do the tree, and I am as well, slowly researching in Tipperary to complete the tree in other countries...Please contact. Regards, Jennifer

    1. Thanks so much for leaving a message Jennifer, my email address is if you could send me a message please as I can't see your contact details here.