Patrick Houlihan may have been born about 1810 according to his possible death record. A possible baptism is on 22nd March 1809 at Fedamore, son of Elly[sic] Elias Houlihan and Catherine Cusack, sponsors Martin Hourigan and Margaret Collins [Note: This entry is very faint in parish registers - transcription from Roots Ireland] Patrick is recorded as being a farmer on daughter Ellen's marriage certificate. Patrick appears to have had a sister Ellen Houlihan who married Patrick Droney. Their daughter Mary Droney came to Australia with her cousin William Houlihan [see below] in 1865 and gives her parents as Patrick Dorney and Ellen Houlihan.
Margaret Cavanagh: No details to date but she is named at the time of their children's baptisms. A possible baptism is Margaret Cavanagh baptised 20th February 1809 St Michael's, Limerick City, daughter of James Cavanagh and Mary McDermott, sponsors Patrick Monk and Mary O'Loghlin [OKoghlin?]
Marriage: before 1827 - still researching
Children: as per Fedamore Parish Baptisms - latinised [NLI] and St Michael baptisms per IFHF
Patrick Houlihan baptised 9th March 1827 St Michael's Limerick, sponsons John Kelly and Bridget Quinn. Married Bridget Madden, 21st February 1855 Fedamore, witnesses James Blake and Johanna Sweeney.
Maria Houlihan baptised 10th October 1829 Fedamore daughter of Patrick Houlihan and Margaret Cavanagh. Sponsors Patrick Meehan and Catherine Griffin. [Indexed as Houlahay at FMP]
Ellen Houlihan baptised 23rd June 1832 Fedamore daughter of Patrick Houlihan and Margaret Cavanagh. Sponsors Timothy and Ann Keogh. Came to Australia in 1863.
Thomas Holohan baptised 23rd December 1834 St Michaels Limerick Patrick Houilhan and Margaret Kavanagh [from IFHF transcript] Viewed, sponsor Mary Duggan, possibly at Lying In Hospital. The Lying In Hospital later known as Bedford Row Lying In Hospital was founded in 1812 and originally located in Nelson Street [now known as Parnell Street] It was moved in 1868 to Bedford Row.
William Houlihanbaptised 7th March 1838 Fedamore as Guillimus son of Patrick Houlihan and Margaret Cavanagh; Witnesses Jacob [James] Droney, Maria Carter. Came to Australia in January 1865 My great x 2 grandfather
Michael Houlihan baptised 5th March 1843 Fedamore son of Patricus Houlihan and Margaret Cavanagh. Witnesses Michael Maloney and Cath ?Droney?
Godparents/Sponsors: Patrick and Margaret were godparents for Catherine Droney daughter of Jacob [James] Droney and Margaret Ryan baptised at Fedamore 17th October 1831. Also Patrick Houlihan their grandson baptised 3rd November 1861 [son of Patrick Houlihan junior]
Possible Death: Patrick Houlihan aged 58 died Limerick Reg Disctrict 1868. Patrick Houlihan of Inch St Lawrence [just north of Ballybricken] a married labourer died 15th April 1868 aged 58. Cause of death cancer which he had suffered from for 4 months. Informant was Mary Houlihan [perhaps daugher Maria?]
Griffiths valuation records Patrick Hoolahan [sic] at Cloghadoolarty North, Parish of Fedamore Co Limerick. Cloghadoolarty North is about 2 miles from Fedamore Village. Patrick leased a house from Thomas Barry worth 13 shillings. Map Reference 5 F - see below
Thomas Barry: In 1849 Thomas Barry owned the garden beside the house Patrick rented for 2 pounds at will. Barry stated that the garden was a commonage that his great grandfather held 200 years ago and never paid any rent. He now considers himself the rightful owner. He also owned another 6 houses in the village.