Castleisland Call Out to Donovans in Pasadena, California

TM Donovan was the Church Street, Castleisland based author of the 1931 published ‘A Popular History of East Kerry.’ A booklet on his Australian years will soon be launched by the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Committee.

As the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project prepares to launch a booklet, To Queensland With Love, Memoir of T M Donovan, A Castleislander in Australia, an invitation has been extended to the descendants of T M Donovan to come to Castleisland for the occasion.

A Popular History

T M Donovan, author of A Popular History of East Kerry (1931), died in Castleisland in 1950. However, he spent almost 40 years in Australia and the booklet is an account of his life and times there.

T M Donovan was twice married but seems to have had no children.

Pasadena, California

However, his brother Michael Joseph Donovan, who lived in Pasadena, California, and who attended the funeral of their brother John Donovan, SJ, in Castleisland in 1933, had three children, Michael, Agnes, and Ellen.

A Hearty Welcome

“Michael Joseph Donovan died in 1951 but if his descendants wish to reconnect with their Castleisland roots, they will receive a hearty welcome,” said project manager and researcher, Janet Murphy.

More details about the launch will follow shortly.

You can see the work being done by the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Committe with a click on the link here:

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