Egan Heffernan Wedding, Seskin, Clonmel.

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When: 01 January 1931

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Wedding group, Egan-Heffernan wedding : commissioned by Mrs. Heffernan, Seskin, Clonmel

A handsome wedding group from Poole today and still in Clonmel! I get a sense in this that the grooms family feel the young lady married "above" herself judging by the body language and dress of the parents?

From today’s research it transpires that the marriage was celebrated at St Marys Church, Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary. Over 100 Guests attended.
The groom is Mr John Egan son of the late Edward Egan of Mayville, Co Waterford, and the bride is Miss Cornelia Heffernan eldest daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel William Heffernan R.M.A.C. of Seskin, Clonmel.

The bride was given away by her brother Mr Baggot (or Bagot) Heffernan and the best man was Mr Walter Walsh. The bride’s Mother is Mrs W. Heffernan and her aunt Mrs O'Gorman of Gowran also attended as did the sister of the groom Mrs R.J. Duggan of Monster House Kilkenny.
The reception took place at Seskin House (Cottage).

The Consensus is that the people in our photo are L to R
1 Mr R J Duggan
2 Mr Walter Walsh
3 Mrs R J Duggan
4 Mr John Egan
5 Miss Cornelia Heffernan
6 Mrs W. Heffernan (nee Eileen Francis O'Donnell)
7 Baggot Heffernan
8 Vera Heffernan

Not a bad day’s work!! Great thanks to all contributors and in particular to DannyM8 , Niall McAuley and Nydialy


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: ca. 1 September 1931

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3860

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    Simon_Bates

    • 11/Feb/2016 09:09:23

    Looks a bit like Enda Kenny on the right!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2016 09:25:13

    Irish Times archive, Page 5 Wednesday 2 September 1931: Marriage of Mr. John Egan and Miss C. Heffernan

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2016 09:36:51

    Looks to me like bankers on the groom's side, farmers on the bride's.

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    philipgmayer

    • 11/Feb/2016 10:18:16

    The groom's face looks highly fashionable for the time. A look that seems quite strange to us these days.

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    nasse~strasse

    • 11/Feb/2016 13:00:22

    Stunning detail ..

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    Swordscookie

    • 11/Feb/2016 13:29:44

    I cannot find any Heffernan in Seskin in 1911 census. You would need to know the townlands of the area to find them!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2016 13:53:15

    If someone with a newspaper subscription were to look in that IT article, we might learn the parents names and better addresses...

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    Nydialy

    • 11/Feb/2016 13:56:32

    Miss Heffernan's firsname is Cornelia. civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details-civi...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2016 14:23:10

    Cornelia Maude?

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Feb/2016 15:30:27

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/24932668876/in/dateposted/ St Marys Church Kilsheelan 100 Guests Son of late Edward Egan of Mayville Waterford Eldest daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Heffernan R.M.A.C. of Seskin Clonmel Bride given away by her brother Mr Baggot Heffernan Best man Walter Walsh Brides relatives - Mother W.Heffernan, aunt Mrs O'Gorman of Gowran The Sister of the groom Mrs R.J. Duggan of Monster House Kilkenny Reception at Brides Mothers house In the afternoon the happy couple motored to Dublin en route to France and Corsica. https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Feb/2016 15:39:30

    Possible identifications L to Right 1 Mr R J Duggan 2 Mr Walter Walsh 3 Mrs R J Duggan 4 Mr John Egan 5 Miss Cornelia Heffernan 6 Mrs W. Heffernan (nee Eileen Francis O'Donnell) 7 Baggot Heffernan 8 Mrs R J Duggan or one of the 8 bridesmaids

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Feb/2016 16:02:27

    Could it be this Seskin Cottage, it's only a few 100 Meters from St Marys Cherch ? OSI

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2016 16:04:10

    That is indeed Cornelia Maude Heffernan, zero years old in 1911. Her brother Baggot is presumably younger, and not in the census. The Bridesmaid at right is surely the brides sister (the notice does say "eldest daughter of...")

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2016 16:11:06

    The Kennyesque farmer at #7 is Baggot, no?

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Feb/2016 16:24:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Yes he is, I made the edit about 20 mins ago!! As an observation he does not look younger!

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Feb/2016 17:10:49

    May 19th 1909 Heffernan married Eileen Frances O'Donnell younger daughter of C. O'Donnell of Seskin Clonmel,

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Feb/2016 17:15:38

    Vera the youngest Heffernan Daughter married R. J. Bernard Mc Carthy from Wimbledon August 17th 1946. Could that be Vera at 8 above?

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    DannyM8

    • 11/Feb/2016 17:19:45

    Bagot (only 1 T) George passed away March 23rd 1987 - regretted by his sister - so presumably a bachelor?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Feb/2016 17:44:43

    I think #8 is definitely a sister, and I don't see any other ovious sisters in this bridesmaids shot, so I'll guess that #8 is Vera.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2016 18:45:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nydialy https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Why is Mrs Egan senior not in the photo??

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2016 19:09:43

    This could be the Egans from the 1901 and 1911 Census? 1911 Possible Egan family 1901 Possible Egan family Where is [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] when you need him?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 11/Feb/2016 19:34:06

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Mayville is in John's Hill which would fit with the Egan family you found.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Feb/2016 20:10:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks Sharon.

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    maorlando - God keeps me as I lean on Him!!

    • 12/Feb/2016 01:51:34

    My Hennesey family came from Ireland in 1834 and on the ship with my 3x great grandfather was a Heffernan. Also an O'Connor. My 3x great grandfather died in Texas in 1850 my 3x great grandmother then married a Heffernan here in Texas. She had my 2x great grandfather by her husband Thomas Hennesey also Thomas and then after her marriage as a young widow to Heffernan they had children together. I have never been able to trace my family in Ireland. So I am always amazed at how quickly and how much info your followers share and the speedy way they do it! Congratulations!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 12/Feb/2016 08:56:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/maorlando I believe our contributors are fantastic at finding the information too. It is relatively easier when we get into the 1900's. Good luck with your research.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Dec/2019 22:25:29

    Cornelia Heffernan was born 19th May 1910. Her brother John Bagot Gerard was born 1st January 1912. (Meaning he was younger). Veronica Gerard Rice was born 3rd April 1913.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 16/Dec/2019 23:22:22

    I think the young lad (no. 2) may be Bagot after all, rather than Walter Walsh. There was a write-up in the Waterford Standard with more details which mentioned that Walter Walsh was Managing Director of Messrs. Hearne and Co. Ltd. I also found his mother’s obituary - she was a Hearne. This would appear to be his birth record (22nd May 1888), which would make him 43 in 1931...