Quinane Irish Roots

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 From at least 1800 to the late 1880's it appears that the surnames Quinane and Kinnane were interchangeable in the Tipperary County of Ireland. Indeed some families have the birth of some of their children registered under Quinane and others registered as Kinnane! The Tipperary Parish records tell us that Quinane/Kinnane was a relatively common name in the Parishes of Upperchurch, Drom and Borrisoleigh.

The following families lived in Gortnahalla townland:

Darby Quinane (1815-1880) and Mary Ryan (Charlie) (?-1879)

Simon Quinane and Catherine (Kitty) Ryan

John Quinane ( ) and Mary Fogarty/Eliza Maher

Michael Quinane (1797-1847) and Mary Ryan (c1803-?)

Families at Moher townland

Peter Quinane and Winny Carew

Terence Quinane and Mary Collins

Patrick Quinane and Margaret Sweeney (?-1918)

James Quinane and Mary Quigley

Simon Quinane and Marg/Mary Ryan

Peter Quinane and Mary Dunne

Families at Moakland townland

Patrick Joseph Quinane and Annie Flynn

Families at BallinTemple/Dundrum

Phillip Kinnane and Catherine Hayes


The Quinanes who emigrated to Australia came from the Upperchurch, Drom and Borrisoleigh Parishes near Thurles in County Tipperary - Go to map.



This is a picture of Paddy Kinnane's Pub in the town of Upperchurch, County Tipperary, Ireland. Paddy's daughters Niamh and Siobhan currently manage the Pub and believe that they are related to the Quinanes from Australia.




General information on County Tipperary and some interesting links can be found at:




Irish Records

The following records were transcribed by Jack Quinane during a visit to Ireland in the early 1990s.

I-BDM001 - Gravestone Inscriptions

I-CCH001 - Parish Records - Baptisms

I-CCH002 - Parish Records - Marriages


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