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I am looking for a John Kinsella born pre 1830 who married a Mary Brien, they had the following known children

Thomas born abt1848 who married Jane O'Neill in1873
John who married Marianne Griffin in 1875
Mary Anne Kinsella

At the time of Thomas and John's marriages they were in Bray but I cannot find anymore on them ( thatís were the marriages took place)

Many Thanks
Lily Kinsella

lilian.kinsella2 (at) ntlworld.com


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I am writing this message on behalf of my mother-in-law, Peggy Lloyd (nee Margaret McGowan of Liverpool, England) now of Wellington, New Zealand.

Peggy has a photo of a close cousin who was killed in World War I. Peggy and her sister Rose Lake (nee Rose Marie McGowan) do not know his name, but we do know this: Their father, Eugene ("Owen") McGowan of Liverpool (1896 - 1939) , son of Henrietta McGowan (nee Kinsella) use to stay with his Aunt and family at 2500 Devoe Terrace, Bronx, NY before and after WWI. He was a cook on the Cunard line and regularly got to NY. We believe that this Aunt was married to Henrietta's brother or other close relative. We do not know if she was a widow, but Peggy does not recall mention of the uncle. We have a photo of a female cousin (sister of soldier). Her name was Marghurettia (not sure of spelling), but known as Peggy Kinsella. She worked in the Empire State Building, married late in life, and had no children. We do not know if there were any other close relatives. Peggy also has other quite old pictures of Kinsellas. Peggy has heard that Henrietta was born either in Limerick or Galway or on an English army base. Henrietta's father was Irish in the British army. But we do know that her mother was still in Ireland during WWI, because she use to send the family in Liverpool Irish butter.

I realise that this is very scanty information, based memories of things heard by children in the 1930s. But does it tie in to anything you know about the Kinsellas? I have found only one Kinsella on the US WWI Roll or Honor buried in Europe, a Michael Kinsella.

For more information, contact John Tinkle.


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I'm looking for information about the Honner-Kinsella family in Ireland. Rosaleen "Joan" Honner, b. 1916 d/o Robert William Honner and ?, married Robert Kinsella, who was a farm manager. They had three children that I know of: Desmand (Desmond?) Rupert John Kinsella, Norman Robert William Kinsella, & Rosalind Beatrice Joy Kinsella. Rosaleen's family lived in Mountmellick, Laois (Queen's County). Perhaps the Kinsella family did also. Would appreciate any info pertaining to these "lost" cousins of mine. Thanks!

For more information, contact Maryjane Honner.


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On behalf of DESMOND PATRICK KINSELLA .......I am trying locate MARY KINSELLA,who lived in West London around 1949....... On September 25th 1949 Mary gave birth to a son named DESMOND PATRICK KINSELLA..... who was put in to an orphanage in West Acton London. He was then transferred to another orphanage in Hampshire from where he was eventually adopted. I unfortunately have no data on Mary, only that she was Irish, and was thought to be in service in the late 1940s in London. Desmond now has two sons of his own and is desperate to find his mother. If anyone has any information however small, please contact me.
Thankyou
Julie
For more information, contact Julie Wadsworth.


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Greetings, I just found out 2 weeks ago about our connection to the Kinsellas. My grandfather was the son of Bridget Kinsella married John Redmond in the town of Ferns,County Wexford, Ireland. They moved to Oconto Nebraska with 6 children and lived there the rest of their years. I would like to meet anyone who has a connection to this family....Sincerely, Susan Mcnickle
For more information, contact Susan Mcnickle.


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I am researching my family history and have reached the point of no return!! I've discovered the following:- My grandmother was Sarah Ellen Kinsella, born 1880 in Tow Law, Durham, England. Her father was Milo/Miles Kinsella born 1837/8 in Ireland, but I don't know where. His wife was Anne Bevil/Bevill also born Ireland approx 1840. They travelled to England, landing I think in Whitehaven, Cumberland then moving to Durham.
For more information, contact Anne MacDonald.


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I am looking for a Joe Kinsella, who moved to Toronto from Ireland and then moved on to Winnipeg Manitoba Canada (in the mid or late 70's I think). I am an old friend who would just like to keep in touch.
For more information, contact M. Shine.


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Kinsellas in Ontario, Canada. My earliest data start with Thomas Kinsella, wife Johana Lawlor (I only have the names) probably born and lived in Ireland. Their son or sons landed in Boston. Their son, Patrick Kinsella (m.Mary then Margaret Shipman) was born abt. 1821 and died shortly after 1888. They lived outside Smiths Falls, Ont. in Franktown, Ont. Children: Catherine (Katie), John and Thomas (twins), and Eliza. This family spread to Innisfail, Alberta where there are a number of descendants. Can anyone help me move further back into Ireland or connect with possible brothers of Thomas?
For more information, contact George VanOstrand, London, Ontario, Canada.


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Do you know of any relatives of Timothy Kinsella coming from Ireland thru Canada. He owned land there and in North Dakota. Possibly from County cork. He is my husband's grandfather. My husband was raised by foster parents so he does not know a lot of history of the Kinsellas and would like more. He is nowburied in the cemtery in Bowbells, North Dakota with his wife. God Bless you for all your work.
For more information, contact Pat&Marvonne Kinsella.


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My father, Desmond James Kinsella, was born June 5, 1929 in Redcross, Co. Wicklow. His parents were Patrick Kinsella (he was a grocer) and Mary Margaret Finn. It would be nice to hear from any of the relatives in Redcross.
For more information, contact James Desmond Kinsella.


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I am looking for the birthplace in Ireland of my Great Great Grandmother, Annie Kinsella. She was born ~1840 and married John Beaman. Her parents were John and Annie Kinsella. She lived at 310 E. 126th St. NYC.
For more information, contact Carolyn Whalan.

I am looking for information on my Kinsella ancestors. My Great Great Grandparents were James Kinsella (born~1785) and Anna McKeon?, McAcy? My Great Grandfather was John Kinsella (born ~ 1815 in Co. Carlow) and Bridget ? Their daughter, Agnes Kinsella Lahey was my Grandmother.
For more information, contact William Lenney.


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I have a Kinsella ancestor who was married to Margaret Ellen Flood. They lived in Butte, MT sometime after 1882. Their children were: James, Margaret Ellen, Thomas and Rose who was my grandmother.
For more information, contact Esther Huetter.

My Great Grandfather, Matthew Kinsella, born in 1838 in Roscommon, emigrated to New Zealand. He married Rachel Compston who came from St. Louis, MO. Any information on Matthew would be appreciated.
For more information, contact Murray Kinsella.


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My Father is Arthur Ellis Kinsella, born Jan. 15, 1918. His parents were James Mathew Kinsella and Helen Currie. James was born in New Zealand in 1888. His parents were Mathew Kinsella and Rachel Compston. Cheers from your Kiwi cousin!
For more information, contact Jonathan Kinsella.

I am looking for information pertaining to my Great Grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Kinsella. She was born in 1843/1844, probably in Nova Scotia. She married Joseph Hennessey April 17, 1865 in Marshall County, IL. Her father was Robert Kinsella and her mother's last name was Butler.
For more information, contact Tim Anderson.


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I am looking for information about my Great Great Grandmother, Mary Kinsella. She was born in Kilvaney, Co. Wicklow in 1833. Her parents were John Kinsella and Ann Hatchell? She emigrated to Australia where whe married Robert Chapman Rayner
For more information, contact Christina Jones.

I am a member of the numerous Kinsella family from Garden City, Gory, Co. Wexford. My Grandfather, John Kinsella, was one of 12 siblings. Three of his brothers, Thomas, Lawrence and Peter also raised families in Garden City. My mother was one of John's 5 children. I have 20 1st cousins and more 2nd cousins I can count or name. Most still live in or near Gory, some in the UK (as I do) and one branch lives in San Francisco.
For more information, contact Christine Kinsella Thornton.


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I am trying to locate my half-uncle, James Kinsella, from Dundee, Scotland. My father's name was Terence Aloyisious Kinsella, also from Dundee. We emigrated to Canada in 1954. Our ancestors were from Co. Wicklow.
For more information, contact Teresa Kinsella Keon.

Anyone ever hear of a Dora Tomlinson Dowling Kinsella who lived in Clough, near Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow? She had a sister or sister-in-law named Katherine Tomlinson Dowling Lawler who lived in Kilalesh, near Kiltegan in 1989.
For more information, contact Patty O'Brien.


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My Great Grandmother, Kate Kinsella, immigrated to NYC in the late 1800's. She married James Busher. They had 4 children, Alice, Catherine, Peter and James Joseph. Any information on where in Ireland she came from would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, contact Kate Kinsella.


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I'm looking for information on my Great Great Grandfather, John A. Kinsella. He married Katherine Butler, went to Canada in 1849, had a son named Richard.
For more information, contact Kevin Kinsella.


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My Great Great Grandmother was Katherine Kinsella from Co. Waterford. Her brother, Terrence, born ~ 1857 married Mary Kane. Her parents were Peter Terence Kinsella and Mary Pope. Katherine lived in Butte, MT. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
For more information, contact Kathleen Dennehy.


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My grandfather was Michael Joseph Kinsella, born 1888 in Abbey Leix. He and Mary Egan, born 1890 in Balinakee?, came to Australia around 1910 on the S.S. Orontes. They were married in Boulder, West Australia, Nov. 7, 1918. I'm looking for information on their parents. Michael's were James Kinsella and Norah Phelan and Mary's were William Egan and Catherine Phelan. Any links that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, contact Sue John.


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My grandfather, Michael Hayden born Sept. 19, 1886, was the son of Elizabeth Kinsella and John Hayden of Kinsella Lane, Arklow. He immigrated to South Africa in early 1900. Any information on his family would be greatly apreciated.
For more information, contact Sharoneen Holsboer.


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I have just located Catherine Kinsella, born about 1815 in Co. Wexford. She married James Sinnott, born about 1809 in Co. Wexford, sometime prior to 1843.They were in Ottawa, Canada in April, 1843 when her first child was born. Catherine died in Ottawa, October 8, 1890. I would love to hear from anyone who could connect me with Catherine.
For more information, contact Cathryn Egger.


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Hi, my father was Frederick Joseph Alfred Kinsella, born March 26, 1920 in Cameron Mills, New Brusnwick. He was the son of Edward Kinsella and Lena Gautier. I would like to hear from anyone who has any information on my family.
For more information, contact Constance Jean Kinsilla Kennie.


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My mother's ancestors are Kinsellas that settled in Bunbury, Western Australia. My Kinsella relative that immigrated to Australia was Edward Pat. Kinsella who was born in Ireland in 1829. He died in Australia on January 21, 1899. He married Ann Cavanaugh and they left Leighlin Bridge, Co. Carlow on a ship called the Esmerelda in 1854. Any further information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, contact Claire O'Connor.


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I am searching for any family of Alice Margaret Elizabeth Kinsella, born 1840's in Ireland. Married to William Flannery of Tipperary in 1860's. They had six children (John, Dennis, Hanna, Terrence, Hanora, William Christopher) all born in Chicago, IL from 1866-1876.
For more information, contact Erin Flannery Turner.


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Helllo....I am fairly new to this family tree business, but I have a Kinsella connection I wonder if you can relate yo. A Lahey relative of mine from Co Kilkenny was married to an Elizabeth Kinsella in the mid 1800s and lived in the St Louis, Mo. Do you happen to have anyone working on the Kinsella story in the St Louis area?
For more information, contact Father John Lahey.


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I've been trying to do family tree research & am at a dead end. My grt-grndfthr (John Kinsella )was born in Ill. in 1861 , son of Wm. & Mary Salmon. He had at least 2 bros. James & Joseph who came to Omaha around 1890. He married Annie Costello & when she died in 1904 in childbirth, he abandoned his 4 sons, one of which was my grndfthr Thomas. If anyone knows what town in Illinois this family lived-I wd grtly appreciate a note.
For more information, contact Louise Mikovec.


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I am taking a tent & some walking shoes when I go the Kinsella Assembly this summer. Will probably purchase one of those 8 of 15 day bus passes or an 8 of 15 bus/train passes. Any suggestions? I am trying to avoid renting a car.

In Ferns is a B&B the way to go? Do you know if I can camp near to where the reunion will happen?

I will be going on the Magical History tour. Should I tell someone I'm coming & I plan to buy a ticket?

I plan to do some research into the 17th century family at the National Library in Dublin. Do you know of anyone else who will be going to Dublin to work in the Libraries there? If anyone else is doing that, we may be able to share some expenses.
For more information, contact John Kincheloe.


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I recently learned through researching my Fitzgerald heritage that I am also related to the Kinsellas. I know absolutely nothing about them and was delighted to find your information on the internet. This is ALL I know about my Kinsella relatives: My gg grandmother was Bridget Kinsella, daugther of Martin Kinsella and Catherine Whelan. She married Edward Fitzgerald sone of Edward Fitzgerald and Ann Gorman on October 9, 1874 in St. Louis, Missouri. From my research, it appears at one point that she started to use the name Catherine (the name Bridget in St. Louis became synonmous with being an Irish Maid. Apparently, wealthy people in this area called all their Irish Maids Bridget.) Anyone with information, please contact me.
For more information, contact Laura Glenn.


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Rosses Point is the childhood home of WB Yeats and the smallest village on the wild west coast of Ireland on the world wide web. This is an invitation to you and your visitors to take a voyage into our past, take a drink with our sea captains, and maybe visit us in the future. If you make it to our shores, do leave a message in our guestbook.
You can find us at Rosses Point.

All the best to all the Kinsellas, wherever you may be

Kieran Devaney


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Does anyone know about a spice company owned by the Kinsellas? Information regarding this would be appreciated.
For more information, contact Jim Kinsella.


* I'm a Kinsler, and I'm interested in finding out more about what happened between Peter and Elizabeth (?) Kinsella and us. Does anyone know of other Kinsella/Kinsler links?
For more information, contact Andrew Kinsler son of Harold Kinsler, son of Drexel Kinsler, son of....


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My grandmother, Kate (etc!) Kinsella, married Martin O'Toole in Dublin in about 1885-90, was known as "Granny 'Toole" - having "brought home", i.e. been midwife for, some hundreds of babies in the neighborhood of Gardiner Street, Dublin. She moved to Gardiner Street from Bolton Court, Dublin, and in about 1946 died and was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. I have not, as yet started searching for her records, and will add as I can to this iota of info, but thought it might tie in to someones research. I know many stories about her, from my Da and older sisters who knew her, but no official data. I'd be delighted to find that someone had already found links to her.
For more information, contact Fergal O'Toole.


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Have been searchin for my husbands lost cousin. Born Phyllis Jean Kensella in Tulsa OK. in the late 1920's. Her mother (Vergie Storm) died in 1932. Father Jack Kensella. Phyllis lived with her maternal grandmother for a few years then was taken to live with her fathers sister (so the story goes.) Apparently there was a court hearing and the Aunt either adopted or rec. guardianship of Phyllis. Her mothers side of the family has not heard of her since. There are only 3 cousins left on that side and would like to contact her. Does she fit into any of your info. Would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks
For more information, contact Donna.


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We are trying to locate a Maureen Kinsella of Dublin ... last contact was last year ... wrote her a letter but no return ... does this name sounds familiar ... her son passed away with spina pifida this past June ... Maureen is about 47 years old ... her maiden name was Downey daughter of James Downey of Kimmidge, Dublin ... any help appreciated ... thanks ...
For more information, contact Kinsella.


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My name is John Rossi of New York USA. My mothers name is Mary Kinsella and her father John Kinsella. They are both of Belfast. My Kinsella aunts and uncles are Patrick, John, Philomena, Florence and Joan.

I am searching for family members and/or information about the family in Ireland. I have listed the little bit of information I have available at my family web site (www.erols.com/jfrossi). I am attempting to produce a more extensive Kinsella family chart. If you have any information please feel free to contact me. Thank you.
For more information, contact John Rossi.


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My name is Sheila Smith( nee Griffin). My father, Thomas John Griffin was born in 1910 at Aberkenfig, Glam. He was one of eight children whose parents were Michael Griffin and Catherine KINSELLA who were married about 1907.

Catherine Kinsella was one of six children born to William KINSLA and Mary. I was told that Catherine was born on the 25th of January 1885 possibly at Llantrisant, Glam. But to date I have been unable to find a record of her birth in St Caths register which leads me to believe that she might have been born in Ireland.

The 1881 Census indicates that the KINSLA family lived at Old Tramway, Newcastle Higher, Glam Wales.

William KINSLA age 25 railway packer B Ireland, place unknown

Mary KINSLA age 27 wife B Ireland, place unknown

I have the birth certificate of their eldest son Edward KINSELLA, which indicates that Mary was formely Mary MOORE.

William and Mary were possibly married in Ireland about 1879 since their first child Johanna was born Aberkenfig in 1880.

I would like to know if any KINSELLA clan members have any information about this family . How could I find their marriage ?. If neither knew of their birth place might it be possble that they were orphans?. How could I find out if Catherine was born in Ireland?. Where are the birth records kept in Ireland for about 1885? Lots of question's, hope this won't be too much trouble but I am anxious to find my family.
For more information, contact Sheila Smith.


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Colleen Kinsella in Lexington, Kentucky says hello to much loved cousin and the rest of her family. Hoping everyone is happy and healthy!
For more information, contact Colleen Kinsella.


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Arrangements have been made for a special Kinsella Family "hospitality tent" at the 17th annual "Irish Fest" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, August 16. Any Kinsella clan members attending this event are welcome -- look for the Kinsella flags and banners (or people wearing Kinsella "tea shirts")!!!
For more information, contact Austin Weber.


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As I am exploring Kincheloe/Kinsella family data on the internet I have found mention of a Hugh Kinseloe, who married a Marion Haley in Virginia in 1660 , and died in Northumberland, Virginia in 1690, just prior to the appearance of Cornelius Kincheloe in 1693, making Hugh the First American in the family. From the dates, I would surmise that Cornelius was one of the "Wild Geese" who left after the Battle of the Boyne, and Treaty of Limerick, and Hugh as one of the fellows who didn't like Oliver Cromwell one bit and could not abide being.in the same part of the world.

Fellows like Oliver Cromwell can really ruin your whole day .

I am curious to see who in the family can produce the best condemnation of the man in publishable prose.

There's an excellent bottle of cognac in it for the man woman or child who sends it along to me here in Florida.

I trust we all recognize that God in His Wisdom invented whiskey to spare the Irish the problems of ruling the universe.
Send entry to Bill Kincheloe.


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James Patrick Kinsley
Looking for information on James Patrick Kinsley--Born Aug. 22, 1848 either in Ireland or on ship in New York Harbor. Father--Patrick KInsley Mother POS..JULIA???
Phyllis Marie Richardson.


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Tom Kinsella
I'm looking for a Tom Kinsella who worked in Belgum with I.B.M.
Bill Gallagher.


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Kinsellas in New Orleans?
I am curious about any Kinsellas in New Orleans, LA. My father (Harry P.), son of Daniel J., nephew of Thomas Kinsella, left New Orleans in the 1930's. I would like to know if there are any relatives remaining in New Orleans?
Kinsella.


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Information on Thomas Kinslow (b.1802)?
I am looking for info on Thomas Kinslow, born about 1802 in Ireland. He emigrated about 1840 to Phila.,Pa. with his wife and son Edward (b. 1839). His wife died about 1848 after having five more children: James-1842,Michael-1844,my ggrfather Thomas-1846,Charles-1847, and Mary-1848. He later married Ann Edmundson,who was born in Ireland about 1810. I would very much appreciate any help you can provide.
Jerry Ennis.


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Kinslow: Variation on Kinsella?
Greetings, I just stumbled upon your home page and found it very interesting and well done. My family name is Kinslow and it was always my understanding it comes from Kinsella, therefore I was surprised there was no mention of this. Although I have never traced our family tree, I occasionally toy with the idea and end up searching the web and finding sites like yours.

Do you have any information about the family name 'Kinslow' being linked with Kinsella? I know my grandmother had a plate with the Kinsella crest. Any info on this would be appreciated.
Peter Kinslow.

Response
I have just read the bulletin board and see that you have received another inquiry about the connection between Kinsella and Kinslow.The following is a response I received from William T. Malone, CUA, a family names columnist in the National Hibernian Digest. KINSLOW-In English the name is either Kingsloe meaning 'king's seat' or Kinsley 'king's wood'. Kin is Irish Cinn 'head'. As such the name is a kin to Cinnselach giving Kinshela, pronounced just like the Irish and Kinsella, without the h sound.Today the name is considered more Irish than English. I hope this bit of information is of help.
Jerry Ennis.


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Airline Tickets
I'm looking for information on inexpensive airline tickets to Ireland this coming July. Any information you might have besides the normal travel agents would be appreciated.
Jack Kinsella.
Michael Kinsella.

Response
I have purchased tickets to Ireland in July this year for only $317 round trip (they are from New Jersey to London, England because it was cheaper to fly into London) on Israeli Air. The agency I called was one local to Rochester NY. Your agent should be able to search for Israeli Air but if you're interested, the phone number is (716) 436-1701.
Jim Kinsella.


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Irish Cookie Recipe
There's a recipe passed down from at least my great-grandmother for an Irish cookie called Quenellens. The recipe calls for raisins, currants, a lemon rind and some whiskey. My great-grandmother said this was a very old recipe handed down for generations. I'm curious to see if this has existed in any other Kinsella families.
Pat Herdeg.


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Kinsella Genealogists
I'm looking for family trees to include in the Kinsella database. Any lines which go back before 1830 will be placed on the Kinsella Homepage but, if yours doesn't go back that far, you should still send it in. I'll include it in the database. With luck, you'll be able to search this database next year from your computer (still saving up money so I can do this!)
Jim Kinsella.

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