Our O’Maolanfaidh Clan

Filed under: Family History — Chamberlain @ 9:49 pm
No. 43

We reluctantly enter full fledged summer with a new, warm weather masthead (above) and news of yet another Mullanphy connection, this branch residing in New Zealand. Dan Mellamphy last visited his St Louis relations in 1992 (photo below) and has kept up correspondence with Aunt Delphine and now Hugh Law since. He has been following OurRumpus and has kindly sent in some interesting photos which we display below.

The New Zealanders and Aussies have done a lot of research on the Mullanphy Tribe, counting over 120 (!) variants of the Mullanphy name and hosting a well researched genealogical website here.

Dan provides some photos of the Molana Priory (Irish: Dairinis), also commonly called Molana Abbey, a monastic foundation of the 6th century, located on a small island in the River Blackwater in County Waterford, Ireland (see photo, right, by Andreas F.Borchert, CC-BY-SA-3.0). The monastery was refounded as an Augustinian priory in the 12th century. As Dan says: “The reason it may interest your group…John Mullanphy would have known this area quite well around 1790’s.”

In addition he has forwarded a 2001 snapshot of Water Street, Youghal, County Cork, where John Mullanphy is reputed to have lived.

Our many thanks to Dan for providing us with this trove of M[u][e][a]l[l]a[n][m]phy genealogy.

If anyone is interested in getting more information from our ‘Down Under’ cousins, I will be happy to forward Dan’s email address on request.

Meanwhile, Slante!

The Chamberlain


  1. You are using my photograph of Molana Priory without permission. It was originally published by me at Wikimedia Commons on 2 September 2007 at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Molana_Priory_2007_08_06.jpg. Please either attribute this photograph to me (Andreas F. Borchert) and refer to one of the free licenses I’ve granted for it (e.g. CC-BY-SA) or remove it from your site. Thanks, Andreas.

    Comment by Andreas F. Borchert — February 5, 2011 @ 4:18 am

  2. My apologies – will remove it posthaste…

    Comment by admin — February 7, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

  3. Thank you for your response. You do not need to remove it. You just need to attribute it and to refer to CC-BY-SA-3.0. (Please pardon me for using the comments for this correspondence but I failed to locate an email contact address at your site.) Regards, Andreas.

    Comment by Andreas F. Borchert — February 7, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

  4. Hello,
    I stumbled across your website today. I am a descendant of Charles Chambers and Jane Mullanphy via their daughter Anne Biddle Chambers Thatcher. While my relatives knew that Elizabeth Browne came from Youghal, Ireland, no one had any idea of where in Youghal she or her future husband, John Mullanphy, lived. So I am curious as to the source for John Mullanphy living on Water Street in Youghal? Also I know that St. Louis University’s archives have several letters between Elizabeth Browne Mullanphy and a nephew, Michael Walsh, one of which informs her of the death of her brother Thomas Browne. Is the Sara Elizabeth Walsh mentioned in connection with Bellevue in Moone, Ireland on your “About” page related to this nephew Michael Walsh? If so, how? Sorry for posting this in the comments but I did not see an email address to use to contact you. Regards, Elizabeth Brown

    Comment by Elizabeth Brown — February 23, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

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