The McREDMOND - MacREDMOND family were very prominent in Irish History. We have traced some of the history back to 1066. One of the National Monuments of Ireland is  the Isert Kelly Castle in Eastern Galway. A plaque outside the ruins states that it was built in 1550 by the MacHubert Burkes, and rebuilt around 1617 by the MacREDMOND Burkes. The McREDMONDs lived in this castle until about 1641 when their land was confiscated by the British Crown. During the penal times of Cromwell, the McREDMONDs were forced to move across the Shannon River to County Kings where they still live in Knockhill (a farm) in Kilcormac.  (County Kings was later renamed to County Offaly.)

From the Index to Offaly Townlands, Knockhill and Drinagh are grouped as one townland and that   Knockhill is in the Civil Parish of Ballyboy, the Roman Catholic Parish of Kilcormac, the Barony of Ballyboy, and the Electoral Div. of Derrinboy.

This surname appears to have three distinct origins in Ireland. In Offaly we have the descendants of the McRedmond family, stated by McLysaght to have been a branch of the Galway Burkes. Most Redmonds however originate in County Wexford, where a family of the name were settled on the Hook Peninsula since early in the invasion, claiming descent from one Alexander Raymond. While most Wexford Redmonds must descend from this man it seems that some descend from a branch of the McMurroghs, native kings of Wexford, the lands of these McRedmonds lying in the north of the county.

We are researching McREDMONDs worldwide and would appreciate hearing from other researchers. We know that a large family was born to John and Ann (TROY) McREDMOND in Knockhill, County Offaly. We believe at least six of those children emigrated to the United States.  We believe three settled in Troy, NY, at least one settled in TN and one in Ohio. We haven't found documentation yet if they were the parents of Luke McRedmond (whom Redmond, WA is named).

Bishop Thomas McREDMOND of County Clare, Ireland For several hundred years after the Reformation, a Catholic cathedral was out of the question in either Killaloe or Kilfenora. When a new parish church was being built in Ennis in the 1830s the man behind the project, Dean Terence O’Shaughnessy P.P., felt that one day it might be used as the cathedral church of the diocese. The new church was opened in 1843, while the tower and spire were added in 1874. When Thomas McRedmond was appointed coadjutor bishop of Killaloe in December 1889 he decided to live in Ennis, the first bishop to do so for well over one hundred years. Bishop McRedmond remained there after he succeeded as bishop of the diocese in 1891 and since then all his successors as bishops of Killaloe have also lived in Ennis. As a result the parish church of Ennis has been used as a cathedral for nearly a century. As it was not specifically built for this purpose it is called a pro-cathedral.

McRedmonds : Roseanna O'Regan -- Mon, 01 Jan 2001
Roseanna O'Regan 

My great-grandmother was Catherine McRedmond, her brother T. J.  McRedmond was the Bishop of Ennis, in Clare. (same Bishop Thomas McREDMOND above) - message posted by  (Lorraine BOWES) Researching: Achille Maurin b. 1839 Natchitoches m. Elizabeth McRedmond in New Orleans. 

georgeann's note - The Elizabeth McREDMOND above is likely related or a descendent of a "Dennis McREDMOND" I found on Civil War lists in New Orleans.

John McREDMOND (email no longer valid Dec 2000) is interested in hearing from other McREDMONDs. His father, Francis Edward McREDMOND, born June 7, 1919, died, May 26, 1976, was the only child of Edward McREDMOND, born April 11, 1884 (probably in Delaware County, Ohio) died, May 21, 1945 (There were several other family members residing in the Delaware County, Ohio area). 

Roseanna O'Regan wrote on 5/27/2000: Hello from Canada. My g-grandmother was Kate McRedmond from Offaly.  The only McREDMONDs I know of are in and around Kinnitty or Frankford in Offaly. (Note County Offaly was formerly named County Kings.)

The  Griffith's Index CD for 1848-1864  Ireland list 15  McREDMONDs  in County Offaly (the name of this county changed) to County Kings)  listings include Bridget (2), Denis, John (3), Martin, Michael (3), Patrick, Peter, Rody and Thomas. Another Bridget is listed in County Tipperary. If anyone is researching this surname, we can list the parish information.

McRedmond, Helen of New York, N.Y. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920

Knights of Columbus, Fr. McRedmond Council #3175

Civil War Statistics from the 1865 Census Copyright: Ontario County NY
McRedmond James 71 72 85 N.Y. - McRedmond, Charles, 158 - Rec# 158. Stamford Historical Society, Inc. FIRE! FIRE! A History of Stamford Firefighting, Paid and Volunteer. 1991.

Modern Irish Lives: Dictionary of 20th-Century Irish Biography by Louis McREDMOND (Editor); Hardcover; $35.00  Hardcover, Published by St Martins Pr (Short), Publication date: December 1, 1996, Dimensions (in inches): 9.60 x 6.43 x 1.10 ISBN: 0312164785 also: McRedmond, Louis To the Greater Glory. New York: MacMillan, 1991 (Louis McREDMOND organized the McREDMOND family reunions in Tennessee.) Available on with this link - 0312164785:Product Link on Barnes &

I was told the McRedmond family donated the land that the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tennessee is built on. Picture of The Original Grand Old Opry.  Ryman Auditorium is open to the public for tours. .

below from 

Mcredmond, James
b. unknown d. Dec. 30, 1935
Cypress Hills Cemetery
New York (USA)
Mcredmond, John
b. Oct. 30, 1965 d. Oct. 30, 1965
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
Texas (USA)
Mcredmond, John T
b. Feb. 22, 1930 d. Oct. 3, 1994
Saint George City Cemetery
Saint George
Utah (USA)
Mcredmond, Mary
b. May. 11, 1904 d. Dec. 24, 1967
Long Island National Cemetery
New York (USA Burial Records of
OAK GROVE CEMETERY - Delaware, Ohio. 

McRedmond Catherine 07/27/1936 St Marys Cemetery 
McRedmond Daisy 08/26/1976 Lincoln View 
McRedmond David 01/21/1953 Sylvanside Singles 
McRedmond Edward 05/21/1945 Lincoln View 
McRedmond Joseph 12/19/1960 St Marys Cemetery 
McRedmond Lucy 12/27/1948 Sylvanside Singles 
McRedmond Michael / /1914 St Marys Cemetery
McRedmond William 09/12/1934 St Marys Cemetery - obituaries for:

Irish Convicts to Australia 1791-1820 - Many sent for helping with the Irish Revolution of 1798
SurnameFirst NameRebShipTriedTrial PlaceTermDOBNative PlaceDODDeath PlaceRemarks
RedmondEdwardRMinerva (1800)1798Kings CoLife1767Kings Co1840SydneyLabourer 
McREDMOND, Patrick

If  you are researching Edmond Remond who arrived on Minera. You may be interested in a book titled
A Desperate Set of Villains:
the convicts of the Marquis Cornwallis,
Ireland to Botany Bay, 1796
which details the lives of the 244 prisoners who arrived on this ship. One of the convicts, Arthur Collins, worked for many years as a servant of Edmond Redmond and in mentioning Reddy/Redmond, I have found details of the crime for which he was sentenced to transportation for life (in Athlone 1798).
If you would like more details you can visit or email:
Barbara Hall
8/35 Byron St
Coogee 2034 NSW Australia
tel: + 61 2 9664 6938

Patrick Mcredmond  on Mon, 11 Dec 2000 to Offaly, Ireland message board

Hi to all the McRedmond's around the world,
My name is Patrick McRedmond I am 17 years old and my great grandfather was also Patrick McRedmond. He moved over to Australia, to Canberra,in about the 1920's and met his wife, Rose, here. They had two children Mary and Brian. Patrick died in 1985 and gran died in 1997, so I am really interested in finding out about the rest of the family all over the world. (Patrick McREDMOND). Date:02/11/99 (email was undeliverable in 7/00) I am searching for info on James DWYER who married Mary McREDMOND, Melbourne, Victoria in Jan 1856, they lived in the Kalkallo/Donnybrook area of Victoria. I have no idea how he came to Australia as there are a number of James DWYERS in shipping logs but there is not enough info to determine which would be him. James parents were John DWYER and Margaret QUIRK and his marriage  certificate states his age was 35 yrs - so it appears he would have been born about 1821 in Tipperary. James and Margaret had the following issue:  Jane 1857, Mary 1858, William 1860, John 1864, Edward 1866, Ann 1868, Patrick 1871, Ellen 1872, Jane 1874, Joseph 1878, I only have info on John as he was my G/Grandfather so would like to hear from others relatives of these children. 

McREDMOND researcher in Australia and her contact details: 
McREDMOND (-1836+ Roscrea Tip Irl) [2285SHA] 
[2285SHA] Mrs J Shaw, 8 Hill Street, Cardiff NSW 2285, Australia 

NameBusiness NameOccupationLocation 1Location 2CityStateYear
Albert B. MacRedmondJno. Finnigan & Co.bookkeeperrooms Mrs. Kate Bringhurst121 CongressHoustonTX1889, 1890
Albert B. MacRedmondJno. Finnigan & Co.bookkeeper  rooms Mrs. Kate Bringhurst, 121 CongressHoustonTX1890, 1891