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Patrick O’Donovan Margaret Daly
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Birth Date : 29th Feb 1880
Co. Cork
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Birth Date : 5th Jan 1885
Co. Cork


Patrick John Donovan was baptised in Leap on 1 Mar 1880 - Sponsors: Timothy Donovan, Margaret Sheehy
Margaret Daly was baptised in Leap on 6 Jan 1885 - Sponsors: James Collins, Ellen Dempsey


St. Mary's RC Church, Leap, Co. Cork

Patrick Donovan and Margaret Daly, both of Reavouler, married on 28th July 1904 at Leap Church - Witnesses: Dan Brien, Mary Lynch


Children born on dates shown in Civil Birth Registers:

       Hannah Donovan, 6 Dec 1904 @ Lick, Skibbereen

       Kathleen Donovan, 25 June 1908 @ Poundlick, Skibbereen

       Patrick Donovan, 12 Oct 1909 @ Lick, Skibbereen

       Margaret Theresa Donovan, 4 Oct 1911 @ Poundlick, Skibbereen

       Michael John Donovan, 9 Dec 1912 @ Lick, Skibbereen

       James Donovan, 1 June 1914 @ (Keymore) Keamore, Leap

       Mary Donovan, 2 Sep 1915 @ Keamore, Leap

       Eileen Donovan, 7 Sep 1917 @ Reavouler, Drinagh

       Juia / Sheila Donovan, 25 Sep 1921 @ Knockaneroe, Kilbrittain


Patrick and Margaret began married life in Skibbereen, moving eastwards to Leap, then to Drinagh and later further East to Kilbrittain and finally Innishannon.

Census 1911:

Their son, Patrick, stayed with the grandparents in Reavouler for a few years after his parents and siblings moved Eastwards.  He attended school there and he later joined the family.

Parents and children lived in the Lodge at Knockaneroe, Kilbrittain for a period

the Lodge at Knockaneroe (near Howe Strand)
from here some of the children attended the old school at nearby Garraneanasig

Then later they moved to the Lodge at Dromkeen, Innishannon (see location map below)

Photo of Margaret and Patrick at Dromkeen Lodge

Subsequently they bought the 7 acre field at Curranure, Innishannon from a Bevan family (see location map below)



At Curranure they built a bungalow and out buildings


After picking the potatoes
some out buildings in background
Holding grandson - Frank

I, Frank, remember Patrick talking about the "new thing" called "hire purchase" and he stating that this "yours for 5 shillings a week will ruin the country"


Margaret O'Donovan died om 14 July 1957 at Curranure, Innishannon.  From her death record she was married, aged 72 years, a farmer.  Present at her death and the Informant of it to rhe Civil Registrar was Sheila O'Donovan of Curranure.
Patrick O'Donovan  died on 28th October 1965 in the hospital in Bandon. From his death record he was a widower, aged 85 years, a farmer (retired).

Death Notices from the Cork Examiner newspaper:
O'DONOVAN  (Innishannon) - On July 14, 1957, at her residence, Curranure, Margaret, beloved wife of Patrick O'Donovan.  Deeply  and deservedly regretted by her sorrowing husband and family.  R.I.P.  Funeral on to-day (Tuesday) at 3 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church Bandon to adjoining cemetery.

O'DONOVAN (Innishannon) - On October 28, 1965 at the Bandon Cottage Hospital, Patrick, husband of the late Margaret O'Donovan, Curranure.  Deeply regretted by his sorrowing family.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass on this (Friday) morning at 10 o'clock in St. Patrick's Church, Bandon.  Funeral at 3 o'clock to adjoining cemetery.

Buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Bandon
GPS co-ords  8° 44' 8.592" W, 51° 44' 31.0842" N

May they Rest in Peace


Photos of their children in adult life

Hannah Kathleen Patrick

b. 25-Jun-1908
at Poundlick, Skibbereen
Burned with hot water
and died on 18 Dec 1910
from burns and shock
(no photo available)

Theresa Michael John James (Bobbie)
Theresa Micheal John James
Mary (May) Eileen Sheila
Mary Eileen Sheila





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[By :Frank   ]