Emigrants to Australia

This page tracks emigrants to Australia from Ballymacoda, Co. Cork. It is organized by the decade in which the person emigrated.

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This page is updated regularly as my research in this area progresses and is refined.


1850 – 1859

Ellen Susan Smiddy was born in Ballymacoda on May 29th 1837, the daughter of Timothy Smiddy and Mary Boozan (Beausang). She married Patrick Higgins from Cloyne in April 1857, and they emigrated to Australia soon after, where they lived in Maldon, Victoria. She died in Footscray, Victoria, on August 6th 1923.

1860 – 1869

Thomas Walsh was born in Ballymacoda about 1840, the son of Laurence Walsh and Johanna O’Grady. He emigrated to Australia in October 1864, arriving in Phillip Bay, New South Wales. He married Ellen Cranny, a Kilkenny woman, in Kyneton, Victoria in 1879. He died in Victoria on September 29th, 1906.

1880 – 1889

Catherine O’Brien was born in Ballymacoda on March 3rd 1857, the daughter of Michael O’Brien and Mary Brennan. She emigrated to Australia in 1882, arriving on the ship ‘Selkirkshire’ on November 2nd. She married Patrick Ryan from Limerick in Rockhampton, Queensland on June 11th 1883. She died on the March 22nd 1941.