This is Part 2 of the Family History
of my Great, Great Grandfather William Brennan and
his descendants who lived in and around the villages of Woodland, Ballickmoyler,
Ballynagall and Cooper Hill in
the County of Laois (Queens County), Ireland. William Brennan, born
was a tenant farmer and rented large amounts of land
in the Woodland & Ballickmoyler areas.
would be interested to hear from anyone who are releted to this family
and may have
information about my family, and the area that they
lived in. I know that there are a number of my Brennan ancestors living
in and around Carlow town and I would love to hear from
Please feel free to contact me via my email
address (below) if you think you have any information and you wish to
share or questions to ask.
Not all of the information on this page has been
verified by official parish records or official documentation except where stated.
- Thank you from
Family of James Brennan & Anne
son of William Brennan and Marie Anne Walsh
Generation No. 1
1. James Brennan was born 1858 in
Woodland, near Ballickmoyler, Co. Laois, and died 20 May 1915 in Pollerton Road,
Carlow. He married Anne Sunderland Monday 26th Dec 1878 in
Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow. She was born
in Ballon. Co Carlow, and died Date Unknown.
James Brennan and
Anne Sunderland were married
in Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow on Monday 26 Dec
His mother & Father are were listed as
William & Anne (nee Mary Anne Walsh) Brennan from Woodland.
James Brennan was
Godfather to Mary Anne Moran who was the wife of
Thomas Brennan in 1874.
Children of James Brennan and Anne Sunderland
- i. Joseph Brennan, b. 13 May 1879, Bridewell Lane,
Carlow. Joseph 'Juggers' married Una Scully from College
- ii. Patrick Brennan, b. 27 Nov 1881, Burrin Street,
Carlow. He worked in the Boot Factory.
- iii. Elizabeth Brennan, b. 27 May 1884, Pollerton
- iv. Anne Brennan, b. 06 Apr 1886, Pollerton Road,
Carlow. Nancy married John Campion, Pollerton Road.
Sarah Brennan was born 11 Sep 1888
in Accommodation Rd. Carlow, and died 16 Jan 1968 in 135 Staplestown
Road, (Closh) Carlow. She married
1907 in Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, son of
Eliza Goodlow. He was born 16 Dec 1884 in
Barrack Street, Carlow, and died 09 Jul 1928 in Closh, Carlow.
- Sarah Brennan was well known for
her cure for whooping cough.
Children of Sarah Brennan and Edward Brennan
- i. Edward Brennan, b. 01 Mar 1907,
Staplestown Road, (Closh) Carlow; d. 25 May
- ii. James Brennan, b. 1908 Carlow (1911
- iii. Anne Brennan, b. 01 Mar 1910, Staplestown
Road, (Closh) Carlow.
- iv. Lizzie Brennan b. 01 Mar 1910 6 Staplestown
Road. (1911 census)
- v. Thomas Brennan, b. 1911, Staplestown Road,
- vi. Patrick Brennan, b. 1912, Staplestown Road,
(Closh) Carlow; d. 20 Jun 1948, Carlow.
- vii. William Brennan, b. 1913, Staplestown Road,
Carlow. (1911 census)
- viii. Elizabeth Brennan, b. 1916, Staplestown
Road, (Closh) Carlow; d. 07 Oct 1922, Carlow.
- ix. Mary Brennan, b. Feb 1921, Staplestown Road,
(Closh) Carlow; d. 13 Oct 1922, Carlow.
- vi. Christopher Brennan, b. 30 Dec 1890,
Accommodation Rd. Carlow. Christy married Bridget Byrne
and lived in Sleaty.
They had the following children:
- Mary Brennan
Data sourced on children from Anna Nolan Gough
and *1901 & *1911 Irish census. He is listed in the 1911 census of
Ireland and is aged 20 years old and is employed as a
- vii. Thomas Brennan, b. 10 Jan 1893, Pollerton Road,
Carlow. He worked in the Boot Factory.
- viii. John Brennan, b. 13 Sep 1896, Pollerton Road,
Carlow. John, single, worked in Doyle's of the Shamrock.
- ix. Mary (Mollie) Brennan, b. 29 Apr 1899, Pollerton
Road, Carlow. (Mollie married Dinny Hyland,
Graiguecullen - to be verified).
- x. Bridie Brennan, b. 06 May 1900, Staplestown Road,
- ix. Bill Brennan, b, ? Bill married
Their children were Thomas, Seamus, Paddy &
Edward, all single at time of writing.
Source: Friends and Neighbours 1986
Source of records for Carlow Brennan's:
Cathedral of the Assumption parish records.
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