Nancy, See by your post that you are traveling to Ireland in May and will
visit the church of the Sacred Heart. Where is it located????
My reason for asking --
My husband and I are going to Longford County in June.
My third great grandparents James and Jane Claffey came from Longford County
arriving in Port of New York in August 1817. They lived for a while in
Huntingdon Co Pa before moving on and settling here in Washington County,
Pa. They are both buried
(with readable tombstones) here in Donegal Township, Washington County, Pa
in old Donegal Catholic Cemetery. See web URL
This Catholic Community early on, built a St James Church which was
forerunner of the present Sacred Heart in Claysville Pa. Wonder if there
is a connection ???
Carol Ann Claffey Mounts
Do you know what church your ancestors attended? My BURKE family was from
Carrickedmund also, civil parish of Taghshinny. They attended the Church
of the Sacred Heart. The records for that church begin in 1835 and are on
microfilm with the Mormons. I have the film on order at my local Family
History Center - I would be happy to check any of your names when the film
comes in. I also have the Griffith's Valuation index on CD that I would be
happy to check for you, although there is not much info to be had from the
I am going to Ireland in May. I plan on visiting the Church of the Sacred
Heart. My great great great grandparents were married there in 1838.
Nancy Burke Pierce