Bernard Kavanagh

Male6 February 1912–30 September 1987

Brief Life History of Bernard

When Bernard Kavanagh was born on 6 February 1912, in Urlingford, County Kilkenny, Ireland, his father, Matthew Kavanagh, was 49 and his mother, Kate (Catherine) Walsh, was 46. He had at least 1 son with Joanie Tynan. He died on 30 September 1987, at the age of 75.

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Bernard Kavanagh
Joanie Tynan
Paddy Kavanagh

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World Events (6)


Age 7

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.


Age 8

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.


Age 25

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Aidan, Aileen, Brendan, Cathal, Conor, Eamon, Keelin, Liam, Michael Sean, Niall, Ronan, Sean Patrick.

Irish: from Caomhánach, an adjectival epithet meaning ‘belonging to (Saint) Caomhán’, whose personal name means ‘little beautiful one’. Etymologically, the first part of the name is the same as that in Kevin .

History: The first known bearer of the epithet was Domhnall Caomhánach (Donal Kavanagh, died in 1175), the son of Diarmait Mac Murchadha (Dermot McMurrough), king of Leinster in the 12th century. Despite being killed at an early age, Domhnall Caomhánach gave his name to a large and important family in Irish history.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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