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Re Áilín Quinlan’s article on the JFK/Collins connection: Rose Kennedy’s mother was Mary Josephine Hannan (1865-1964), daughter of Michael Hannan (1832-1900), from Lough Gur, and Mary Ann Fitzgerald (1832-1904), daughter of Edmund Fitzgerald (1798-1883) and Mary Linehan (d. 1833) of Bruff.
In local lore it is held that Michael Collins’ grandfather was a native of Bruff.
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