Sunday, May 20, 2012

Forget Me Not: Daniel Mullane of County Tipperary

Daniel Mullane & Daniel Mullane, Jr. 1915

Mr. Daniel Mullane, Gladstone Street

One of Clonmel’s oldest and most respected inhabitants passed away this week in the person of Mr. Daniel Mullane, Upper Gladstone street, whose death occurred on Tuesday. He had been in indifferent health for some months past, but not until about a month ago did his illness assume a more acute form. A native of Kanturk, Mr. Mullane came to Clonmel when he was a young man and entered the coach-building trade. He subsequently set up in business in Gladstone street, where, under his careful guidance, a lucrative trade was built up. His death, at the great age of 92 years, has severed a link with a past generation and much sympathy is felt with the members of the family in their bereavement.The remains will be removed to SS. Peter and Paul Church this (Wednesday) evening at 8 o’clock, and the funeral will take place to Newcastle to-morrow at 1:30.
Chronicle 26 March 1930

During my recent trip to Ireland a gentleman in the National Archives in Dublin suggested I visit the South Tipperary Archives, Carrigeen Business Park, Clonmel. He said I might find voters’ lists and burial records there. The archives is open by appointment only and I missed the opportunity to visit in person. However, I have been in contact with the archivist, Róisín O'Grady B.A., M.Phil., H.Dip.A.S. The very first thing she found for me was this obituary for Daniel Mullane, my great – great grandfather. Home again but my trip continues to pay off.


  1. I recognized Upper Gladstone St the minute I started reading! How wonderful to still be reaping the rewards of that trip with this most beautiful obituary. "Indifferent health" -- I love that! The best phrase is his death "has severed a link with a past generation." They don't write 'em like that anymore.

  2. Yes, I love the wording of his obituary. This little record has led me to his Baptism, the name of his mother and the names of two sisters!

  3. Your Grandfather sounds like a successful and well admired businessman. How neat that you are receiving new info from your trip!

    Kathy M.

  4. It's too bad you missed the visit to the archives. But it sounds like you've got a bit of info on your great great grandfather. Good work.

  5. It's so wonderful when we take journies to discover things and continue to learn things....for some time after! Your grandfather sounds like he was a marvelous man!

    1. It seems that in genealogy every find leads to the next.

  6. A fine studio portrait - thanks for sharing it.

  7. Daniel Mullane was such a nice person. We are all saddened by his passing. But he will always be remembered. Someone should make a memorial page for him on obituary


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