Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos


Loretto Buckley's sixty acre dairy farm Moskeigh, Templemartin parish Bandon county Cork Ireland p 7 # 52
This sixty acre dairy farm was owned by Jack Barrett's mother's father's father John Buckley (wife Catherine Murphy probably of Quarry Murphy clan in 1827 and 1852 when maPS AND CENSUSES were taken for tax purposes.When John Barrett junior visited l971 to l978, the farm was owned by Jack's second cousin Ann Loretto Buckley born l907.She was one of comparatively few Irish women who operated an activedairy farm, on which her second cousin Jack Sheehy born l908 did much of the work. Loretto;s elder sister May also lived on the farm/ As a child she lived some years aty Castlegregory near Tralee, northern Kerry with her mother's Swindell parents.A neighbor Patrick Desmond stated that seven generations of Buckleys had lived on the farm. Loretto's grandfather Michael Buckley l834-l9l8 owned the farm many years, and then Loretto's father Patrick. Loertto cared for her blind mother, while her brother Richard worked on the Cork highways as a timekeeper.His four children are Kate Meldrum of Cork city, Mary Murphy near Ballineen, Bridey Collins near Ballinhassig, and Patrick Murphy of Newcestown and Moskeigh. They all have families. Patrick Burckley's brother Michael had a family of nine who settled in Ilford, county Essex northeast of London England l920-l946.
Subject: Buckley farm Moskiegh {I}
Year: 1974