Curran Families


(Based on information provided in April 2009 by Julie in Australia)

The family name of Curran has long been associated with Tierworker. When the old national school of Edendugally was built on the Lough-an-leagh Mountain in 1835, two of the principal sponsors were Edward (a publican) and Dug Curran. It remains to be verified, but there is a high probability that Edward Curran was the proprietor of the commercial premises now known as the Royal Breffni Lounge at Tierworker crossroads. On April 5th 1860, Loughlin Curran, who was then 21 years old and possibly the son of Edward Curran, sailed out of Liverpool on the “Young America” bound for Australia.

On October 9th, 1861, Loughlin’s 19 year old wife, Mary (nee Rogers) and their infant son, Loughlin, followed on the ship “Hope”, also sailing out of Liverpool. Loughlin and Mary raised their family while living at various locations in the State of Victoria, and their many descendants, who are now widely distributed throughout Australia, are cousins of the McCabes of Tierworker.

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Loughlin Curran and Mary (nee Rogers)

Loughlin emigrated from Tierworker to Australia on April 5, 1860; Mary followed in October 1861

Curran Boys

left to right: Patrick Curran, Peter Joseph Curran & John Thomas Curran. The tallest man standing is unknown



A Rogers family in Australia with roots in Tierworker
Back Row: Mary Ann, Edwards Joseph, John Michael, Janet Margaret (Ball) (mother)
Middle Row sitting: Thomas Loughlin, Patrick (Father) Leo Patrick, Janet Francis
Front Row: Louis William & Dog
The parents of Patrick Rogers (Father) were Patrick Rogers & Mary Flanagan
Patrick was brother to Mary Rogers (wife of Loughlin Curran)
He came to Australia mid 1800s
20th Curran Family Reunion held in Bendigo, Australia

Since 1971 descendants of Loughlin and Mary Curran, who arrived in Australia in the 1860s
have come together biannually, to exchange information, share stories, greet new family members
and celebrate the lives of our forebears