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Kilkee / Kilfearagh

Kilkee / Kilfearagh

Thomas (Tom) Browne

Thomas (Tom) Browne) was born in west Clare in 1904

He grew up near Kilkee in Lismuse.

His brothers were Michael Browne and Patrick Browne and his sister was Mary Browne.

He went to Australia at 21 and returned around 1940.

His daughter was born in Ireland and was adopted.

He went to New York possibly around 1950 and worked as a baker and lived on Mount Vernon Avenue.

He was there until the early 60s, when he came back to Clare.

He died in 1976 at age 71.  His grandaughter is very keen to learn more about his life in New York

and would appreciate if anyone knows about his life then,

Dr. Thomas Cusack

Dr. Thomas Cusack was born in Kilkee in 1884.  He was educated in Blackrock and University College Dublin and afterwards received a medical degree from New York University and Bellevue Medical School.

He was a widely known psychiatrist and neurologist for more than 50 years.  He testified in many famous trials such as the Ruth-Snyder-Henry Judd Gray trial in 1927 and the trial for the kidnap/murder of baby Peter Weinberger.  He was physician to the Claremen's Association for 20 years.

Mary E. Sheedy

Mary E Sheedy was actually born in Norwalk, Connecticut in January 1856.  Her father Michael Sheedy had come from Kilkee and died there in 1901.  Mary married Dr. Senan Sweeney in 1882 and they had one son William Joseph Sweeney.  His parents died in his youth and he was reared by his Sheedy uncle and spent time with his two cousins  Bryan Sheedy and Edmund Sheedy who have since visited Kilkee.

William J Sweeney bequeated a sum of $250,000 to provide a memorial, preferably a library for Kilkee in 1938 even though it is thought that he had only visited Kilkee once.

He had been a medical

Mary A Feeley (nee Houlihan)


Mary A. Feeley (nee Houlihan)
Mary A. Feeley. 85, of Bronx River 
Road, Yonkers, died at the 
Woodland Nursing Home in New Rochelle.
The daughter of Patrick and Mary 
(Keane) Houlihan, she was born May 14, 
1898, in County Clare, Ireland. 
She was a parishioner of Blessed 
Sacrament Church. 
Survivors in America include sisters, Helen 
Mooney and Teresa Fischer, of Connecticut, Ann and Margaret Houlihan, 
of New Rochelle.

Dr. James Killeen Hogan

Dr. Killeen Hogan from Kilkee was one of the founder members of the County Clare NY Association.

In 1963, the librarian in Kilkee Miss Mary J Hynes, shared the following information about him.

His family lived at Grattan Street, Kilkee where they had a Post Office and Public House.  Then they moved to O'Curry Street.

He emigrated to Brooklyn with Jim Frawley also a native of Kilkee