The photo above and below is of the Townland of Sweetwood Lower
[photo above] This home was built sometime after the famine and occupied by Michael McTiernan in the late 1800s. It was then occupied by his son Peter McTiernan after 1910 who added the kitchen, bathroom and front porch.
[photo above] This home was occupied by Philip McGovern during the early 1800s till 1859. Before that it was occupied by James McTiernan, Phillip's brother-in-law. This house is about 50 yards to the left or east of the other house in Sweetwood Lower
The 2 photos of gravestones below are from the old Killargue Cemetery behind St.Brigid's Church. The top one is the Sweetwood Lower McTiernan family plot under the old gray slab, and the newer upright stone is of the branch that moved to Lisgorman (James McTiernan, the National School teacher on 1901 Census). This family was earlier connected with the stones further into the cemetery, next to other McTiernan graves, that have McTiernans of Gortermone, Killargue parish.
The lower pic of a slab is for Farrel McTiernan, --1818, and Mary Dolan, --1798, in the same cemetery
Relating to the Heapstown McTernans....All I have been able to find is that my McTiernan families were tenants on their lands. I have not found any family connection as yet.
photos by Gwendolyn Brogdon email@example.com
N40 03' 09.4"
W75 24' 14.1"
Last updated July 19, 2000
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