My thanks to Michael Purcell, Jane Lyons,
Tom LaPorte, William
Muldowney, Peter Walker & Dan Brennan and many more who very kindly
shared their knowledge of Co. Laois and allowed me to include their
work on this site.
A special thank you goes to Mrs
Rita Murphy (nee Moran) who has helped in the research of both the
MORAN and the BRENNAN families.
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