Clan News from Around the World

Photo of Janelle Crowley and Cousins; provided by Janelle CrowleyJanelle Crowley, Woodstock, IL,(
We had a great visit with Aunt Joanne and family! We miss everyone so, and how we long for the large family gatherings back on the farm!

(Janelle and her sister Michaela traveled from Illinois to Ohio to visit their aunt Joanne Crowley who is recovering from a very serious automobile accident. Here are Cousins Steve Crowley, Janelle Crowley, Matt Crowley & Michaela Crowley Havemann, all great grandchildren of John Crowley born in 1848 in County Cork.)

Bert Koutney, Tampa Bay, FL (
I am searching for more information on my family. My great-great grandparents were Cain Crowley and Joanna (Annie) Donovan. Their child, David Henry Crowley, was born on September 15, 1861 in Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland. David married Catherine Harding, daughter of John Harding and Catherine McCarthy also of Clonakilty.

David and Catherine met and married in Boston MA in 1882. They had 13 children including my grandfather, Joseph Crowley, born 1895 in Boston. Joseph married Catherine (Kitty) O'Brien. I believe the O'Briens also hailed from Clonakilty. She was the daughter of Lawrence O'Brien and Annie McCarthy, and she was born in Boston in 1896. This is as far back as I have been able to trace.

I am trying to find out more about Cain Crowley, his ancestors, the McCarthys, the Donovans, and the O'Briens. Any knowledge of Cain Crowley's parentage would be GREATLY appreciated. And since I live in Tampa, FL, I would love to visit during the reception of the Clan Gathering. As I have always known, I come from "Hardy Warriors". Thank you for the history. I take pride in such a noble & strong family!

Photo of Kieran Crowley and family; photo provided by Pauline Crowley-ZieltjesPauline Crowley-Zieltjes, New Zealand(
We held a Crowley Cousin Bon Voyage Party for Kieran Crowley, my first cousin, before his departure from New Zealand to Canada. Kieran is an ex-All Black player in our NZ rugby team. He has been invited to coach the Canadian Rugby International Team. He and his family are leaving to reside in Vancouver Island, and we are all very proud of him. He is the great grandson of Daniel Crowley of Kilmichael, Cork who came to NZ in 1880s. Photo is of Kieran and his wife Sue with my mum and dad, Joyce and Des Crowley.

Richard Crowley, Boston, MA (
I am glad to hear that the last bit of the Castle Project is going to be done soon. It shows that this organization has good, strong, member who are joined not only by name but in action too.

I had my DNA sample done after we returned from Ireland in September, and found the results. It seems that I have cousins in Ireland! I share a great grandfather with a family in the Bandon area. I had no idea.

I thought I had run into a dead end last trip when I finally discovered my grandfather’s farm, but the current owners had no idea where any of the Crowleys who lived there before them had gone. I’m still in shock to think I have real relatives in Ireland.

My newly found cousin’s son, Tim Crowley, is coming to Boston for the summer, and I have invited him to spend some time with us. He will get to meet his cousin of the same name and age. That is why the clan network is so great!

Become Part of the Crowley Clan DNA Study & Find Your Cousins in Ireland

Richard Crowley is lucky. But he is not the only member of the Crowley DNA Group to find his roots and also his relatives in Ireland. Wouldn’t you like to do the same?

Catherine Budd is our DNA study coordinator, and her contact information is on page 2. Check out Family Tree DNA on the web. Their FAQ will tell you all you ever wanted to know about the process and about the company.

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain