Rathowen and Multifarnham and her parents were
butchers and ran an Irish pub in Rathowen.Their home there and in Multi is still in use.They had 3
sons who migrated to the U.S.Thomas was an ensign
in the U.S.Navy and Frank fought with the British in WW11. There were 5 girls including my Mother.
We have Tormey cousins in Rathowen still who run the Post Office and a general store.John Tormey is
the owner.I have not researched back to 1847 but my niece Siobhan is creating a history .