LIMERICK AND THE TWIN WELLS, LISDOONVARNA, C.1890S.

TWIN WELLS, LISDOONVARNA, C. THE 1900S: POSTCARD SENT FROM MICHAEL CONNERY’S SISTER ELLEN CONNERY HAYES TO HER FRIEND ALICE FLEMING CONNERY. ALICE FLEMING’S FATHER THOMAS SOLD HIS BALLYLANDERS GROCERY TO MICHAEL HAYES AND HIS BRIDE ELLEN CONNERY HAYES. ELLEN, IN TURN, WAS FRIENDS WITH ALICE, AND IT WAS ELLEN WHO INTRODUCED HER BROTHER MICHAEL CONNERY TO HER FRIEND ALICE ON HIS VISIT BACK TO LIMERICK CIRCA 1890. FAMILY LORE HAS HE MADE A BIG SPLASH IN HIS BLACK SILK SUIT AND GOLD-HEADED WALKING STICK MAKING SUCH AN IMPRESSION ON ALICE THAT SHE DECIDED SHE WOULD BE HIS BRIDE AND, SO IT WAS A FEW YEARS LATER. THE HAYES FAMILY STILL RUN THAT GROCERY AND MANY OTHER BUSINESS IN BALLYLANDERS AND KILFINANE. CREDIT: HANSEN CONNERY MURRAY HERITAGE (2013)

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