Catherine O Mullane mother of Daniel O Connel

Catherine O Mullane, Mother of Daniel O Connell the Liberator. The O Mullane’s were significant Catholic landowners  in Brittas townland in the parish which is  about 2 miles from the graveyard. They  lost most of their holding  in the Cromwellian confiscations  and moved to Whitechurch where Catherine was born in 1752. The Lombards got some of this land but returned their share to the O Mullanes  during the next generation.  Her father, John, was born in Brittas and for some unknown reason Catherine was buried in the family tomb in Kilshannig when she died in 1817.