Sweeney’s of Moyriesk and Rathclooney

My maternal 2nd great grandmother Mary Sweeney emigrated to Australia in 1839 on Roxburgh Castle, together with her brother Terence. This project is aimed at discovering the ancestry of their parents John Sweeney and his first wife Joan or Johanna. It is unclear whether Johanna’s maiden name was Hanrahan or Enright. John married secondly Honor Murphy in 1820. Whilst John Sweeney lived in Rathclooney, his parents Daniel Sweeney and a female MacNamara originated from Moyriesk, both townlands in County Clare, Ireland.

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