O’Regan family of stonemasons – Doneraile

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      Reg Volk

      Please advise if you would have any knowlege or know how to get info on the following:

      The O’Regan family of stonemasons originated from the Doneraile area in
      northeast Cork. Today their descendants are scattered around the world. Most
      of them can trace their family roots to a small stone cottage in Carkerbeg
      townland, Parish of Doneraile, Barony of Fermoy, built by the stonemason
      family in the 1700s. It is on the north side of the main
      Kildorrery-Doneraile Road, about one-third of a mile east of the Labbavacon
      bridge. Stonemason Regans were also located in two adjacent townlands, Park
      North and Park South. The Regans were Catholics who attended the Chapel at
      Shanballymore, about two and a half miles from the cottage.

      Four brothers settled near Watergrasshill, about 10 miles northeast of Cork City. They did the masonry
      work on the Killaspugmullane Church of Ireland on the town’s main street. It
      was built in 1838 by Henry Brasier-Mitchell, late of Creagh Castle. He had
      changed his name from Creagh to the maiden name of his wife to preserve the
      estate of Mitchell’s Fort, near Watergrasshill. The brothers also built the
      long stone wall that runs through the main street of the town of Glenville,
      five miles west of Watergrasshill. They were Jeremiah, Maurice, Denis, and
      Michael. They may have been accompanied by another brother, Daniel.

      Thanks for any info.

    • #785225

      You might write to the Mallow Archelogical and Historical Society which may be able to help. The address of the Secretary is: Mr. John Caplice, Dromore, Mallow, Co. Cork.

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      Here is a pic from the Mallow Field Club Journal, no. 11 (1993) pp.125-131.

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