Currently, there are 3 Cryan families in Carrowreagh
(that we know of) and they are all related to Sean Rua Cryan, approx 4
generations back. From what I understand, my Gr.Gr.Grandfather Sean Rua
(Red John) had 8 daughters and 5 sons. Two of the sons died young and
the farm was split between the remaining 3 sons, Patrick (Padraig Rua),
Martin & Peter Cryan. The property on which the family house was located
was left to Padraig Rua who is my direct ancestor.
Sean Rua married a woman with the maiden name Carney. I
believe that there were 8 daughters & 5 sons. The birth dates are not
known at this time
Michael, died May 7, 1907 (26yrs). An obituary for
his funeral is available
John...believed to have died young
Patrick (also called Padraig Rua) was my Great
Nora (married name Kehoe)
Winifred (married name Cummins or Mr.G.Commons,
xxxx (married name Nolan, Mr.& Mrs.J.J.Nolan)
xxxx (married name Fitzmorris or Mr.& Mrs.P.Morris)
xxxx (married name Kallery)
xxxx (married name Connor or Mrs.G.O’Connor)
xxxx (married name Mr.& Mrs.M.Connellan)
in black text, my Grandmother Delia Cryan
communicated the history in 1980.
In blue text, an obituary from 1907 names sisters
and brother-in-laws. Using this as a reference, there appear to be
alternate surnames. For this reason, I’ve included both for
Also, the obituary from 1907 also references uncles
which suggested that Sean Rua had a brother Luke Cryan. The same
obituary suggests that his Sean Rua’s wife had brothers Peter
Carney, John Carney & Martin Carney.
My Gr.Grandfather was Padraig Rua Cryan (Red
Patrick Cryan). He married
Catherine O’Reily and had 5 sons and 2 daughters. The
birth dates are not known at this time
Mai > Birthdate unknown. Died Oct.10/81. She married
Charlie Barrett and remained in Co.Leitrim, Ireland
Ann (called Nell) > married name Kenny
Tom > died when he was 7 at the family home in
Carrowreagh. The description from my grandmother suggested
Samual Gerard > born 1902. Immigrated to Argentina
William > was killed by a car in New York
John Joseph > my Grandfather, raised his family in
My Grandfather was John Joseph Cryan (called
Jack) Cryan. He married
Bridget Agnes (called Delia, maiden name Elwood). They
had 5 sons.
Padraig, b1926, married Patricia O'Connor in
Joseph, b1927, immigrated to Canada, 1949, Married
Mary (Kelly) & died Sept.30, 2007
Richard, b1930?, resides in Carrowreagh
Samual, b1932?, resides in Carrowreagh
Thomas, b1934. He immigrated to Toronto, Canada in
1953, married Jessie Briget (called Netta, maiden name Kelly) Aug.
31, 1957. They had 6 children which includes me (Patricia. My mother
was born in Glasgow, Scotland on Dec.17, 1935 and lived in Mallaig,
Scotland until 18 years old. They had 6 children.
Delia Margaret b1958 in Toronto, Canada. Married
Charles Grech & had 3 children, Christina Maria, Melissa Carmela &
Patricia Mairi b1959 in Toronto, Canada. Married
Kerry Buker Oct.10, 1981 and had 3 children, Brendan Patrick b1984,
Shawna Mairi b1986 & Kylie Margaret b1988.
John Michael (called Iain) b1960 in Co.Roscommon,
Ireland. He died Feb.21,2000. Never married.
Gerard Patrick b1961 in Co.Roscommon,
Ireland. Married Lorrie (maiden name Tremaine) and had 2 children,
Kevin & Colleen
Thomas James b1964 in Toronto, Canada. Married
Sharon (maiden name xxxxx, 1st married name McQuade)
already had 2 children Ashleigh & Angeleigh. Tom & Sharon had 2 more
children, Connor & Sinead.
Maureen Anne b1976 in Toronto, Canada. Married
Patrick Farrell and had 3 children, Peri Jane, Caeden James & Layne