Daniel Grose painting of Conna castle
SUNDAY 26TH MAY 2013 at 7pm
This event has been arranged as a ‘get together’ for all descendants of Bartholomew Golden. Bartholomew married Ellen Hoare in the second half of the nineteenth century. They lived in the Conna/Castlelyons area in Co. Cork Ireland. We know they had a daughter Catherine (Kate) who married Michael Joyce and a daughter Elizabeth who married Daniel Moynihan. Both of these women stayed in Ireland. Another daughter married John Rowe and lived in the UK. Three daughters went to the USA – Margaret (Maggie) married Edmund Leddy; Ellen (Nellie) married William Tattan and Bridget married John Cotter. So far we do not know if they had other children. If you are able to come please contact Kathleen Joyce in Aghern on telephone number 00 353 58 59951 so that she has some idea of the numbers expected or e-mail me at: email@example.com
When we get together we will share anecdotes, some myths and fiction and hopefully extracts some facts and build up a family tree from the information we do have. Our sources may be varied – those still living in Ireland and also those who lived in United States of America and in England. If you have any information, photographs or letters please bring them along. We also hope that if this is seen by someone in USA or UK they may be able to fill in some gaps. I am confident that, together we can create something very precious. We will be honouring all those gone before us and will have something to give our children and grandchildren. It will be a Golden Evening for everyone! It will be an informal event. We will have tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes. If you can bring any of these please do so as we are hoping for a big turn- out. A donation towards the Social Centre can be made on the evening.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please spread the word to ensure no one is excluded.
You are very welcome to Conna Parish Web Site. It is situated in the Diocese of Cloyne and the Barony of Killnatalloon in north east Cork. Conna, Ballynoe, Glengoura, Curraglass and Aghern are the principle regions. Much of the Parish lies in the beautiful River Bride Valley.
It is rich in history and tradition as evidenced by its castles and the many books that have been written about it. It is well known for its vibrant community spirit and voluntary organsations that provide many facilities to make life a better place for its residents.
We hope you enjoy browsing through the site and we welcome any comments that you may have.