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Jeremiah Grace

Death Date : 6 Aug 1963

Jeremiah Grace

Kate Donovan

Death Date : 11 Dec 1971

Kate Donovan




First marriage

Denis McCarthy was a son of Jeremiah McCarthy

Ellen Hayes was a daughter of Timothy Hayes and Mary Sullivan.

Denis McCarthy, a bachelor and agricultural labourer of Clounties and Ellen Hayes, a spinster of Dromillihy married on 30 October 1898 in the Catholic Church in Kilmacabea, Leap.  The Witnesses were Tim Hayes and - Hayes.



Maria McCarthy, 15 Sep 1899 @ Cashloura

Jeremiah Mccarthy, c. 1901

Eileen McCarthy, c. 1906.  Eileen died at Drimillihy on 30 June 1915. Her mother Ellie Grace was the Informant to the Civil Registrar.

Census 1901: Maria with her grandparents

Census 1911:  Molly and Jeremiah with grandparents

Denis McCarthy died on 16 January 1907 in the hospital in Skibbereen.  From his death record he was married, aged 33 years, a labourer.

Location map from


Second marriage

Jeremiah Grace was a son of James Grace and Kate Kearney.

Ellen McCarthy was a daughter of Timothy Hayes and Mary Sullivan

Jeremiah Grace, (33), a bachelor of Dromillihy and Ellen McCarthy, (29), a widow of Dromillihy married on 24 October 1908 in the Catholic Church in Leap.  The Witnesses were Patrick Donovan and Katie Hayes.

Children born at Dromillihy on dates on Civil Birth Register:

James Grace, 1 Oct 1909.  James died 6 Oct 1909

Michael Grace, 11 Sep 1910

Timothy Grace, 16 May 1912

Kathleen Grace, 23 July 1913.  Catherine Grace died on 10 Apr 1921 in Skibbereen Hospital

Paul Grace, 7 Jan 1915

Census 1911:

Ellen Grace died on 10 May 1917 at Dromillihy.  From her death record she was married, aged 35 years, a labourer's wife.  Present at her death and the Informant of it to the Civil Registrar was Jerome Grace, her husband.


Third marriage

Kate Donovan was a daughter of Michael Donovan and Julia Dempsey.

Child of Kate Donovan:

Catherine Donovan, born in Carrigfadda on 21 May 1918 from Civil Birth Register.  Catherine (Kitty) married Vincent O'Regan and lived in Carrigfadda.

Jeremiah Grace, (46), a widower of Dromillihy and Kate Donovan, (33) of Carrigfadda married on 23 August 1921 in the Catholic Church in Rosscarbery.  The witnesses were Daniel Daly and Maggie Donovan.


Mary Margaret Grace, 21 July 1922.  Margaret married Jeremiah Driscoll of Rath, Baltimore in Drinagh on 7 Nov 1945

James Graace, died in Drinagh W. on 17 Feb 1947, aged 23 years

Hannah Cissie Grace, 29 Apr 1925.  Hannah Grace married Patrick O'Neill of Clounties on 1 June 1944 in Drinagh Church

Jeremiah (Diarmuid) Grace, born June 1927.  Diarmuid married Mary Dullea.  Diarmuid died in 2015

Daniel (Donal) Grace, born Mar 1929.  Donal married a Chambers lady from Dunmanway.  Daniel died in Nottingham in 2009

Ellen Teresa Grace, 16 Sep 1930.  Ellen Grace married James Peter Casey in Kensington, London in 1955

Jeremiah Grace died at Drinagh West on 6 August 1963.  From his death record he was married, aged 87 years, an Old Age Pensioner.
Death announcement on "The Cork Examiner" dated Thursday, 8 August 1963:
GRACE (Drinagh) - On August 6, 1963, at his residence, Drinagh West, Jeremiah Grace.  Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and family.  R.I.P.  Funeral on to-day (Thursday) after 10.30a.m. Mass at the Sacred Heart Church, Drinagh, to the Old Cemetery, Drinagh.

Catherine Grace died in London on 11 December 1971.  She was cremated on 17 December 1971 in Southward, London. Her ashes are in Drinagh West Graveyard.
From "The Cork Examiner" of Friday, 17 December 1971 we read on page 22:
Died in London - A West Cork woman has died in London at the advanced age of 84 years.  She was Mrs. Catherine Grace who hails from Drinagh West, Dunmanway,  Deceased, who spent a holiday at Drinagh West earlier this year, was an extremely kind, gentle and charitable old lady"
On "The Southern Star" dated Saturday, 25 December 1971 we read:
Mrs. May O'Driscoll, Bunalun, Skibbereen, was last week bereaved by the death of her mother, Mrs Catherine Grace, formerly of Drinagh West, Dunmanway, which occurred in London."



Drinagh West location map from

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