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William Foley


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  • Name William Foley 
    Born of Cahersiveen, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I30921  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2020 

    Family Catherine 
    +1. John Foley,   b. Abt 1835, Cahersiveen, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1915, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F18359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cahersiveen, in Kerry, is alternately spelled Cahirciveen or Caherciveen; in Irish, Cathair SaidhbhĂ­n, meaning "little Sadhbh's stone ringfort."

      It is where the first shots of the Fenian Rising were fired in 1867. A village of only slightly more than a thousand people in 2016, it is notable for its disproportionately large Catholic church, the only one in Ireland named after a layperson, the crusader for Catholic emancipation Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) who was born in Cahersiveen.

      Cahersiveen is also given by Patrick O'Brian as the childhood home of his novels' co-protagonist Stephen Maturin. From Post Captain (1972):

      At present two Highlanders were talking slowly to an Irishman in he lay there on his stomach to ease his flayed back. "I follow them best when I do not attend at all," observed Stephen, "it is the child in long clothes that understands, myself in Cahirciveen."

  • Sources 
    1. [S4889] "Jack Foley's Family", research draft by Patrick Foley, shared with ASF and PNH 1 Dec 2020.