William was born on the 27th of July 1850 in Meanus, Killorglin to Patrick Geehan and Mary Shea. Patrick Geehan (Guihan) married Mary Shea in 1836 and lived in Meanus, Killorglin. Patrick’s brother John Geehan married to Mary Brosnahan lived on the same property.William Geehan immigrated to the US in 1873. William was employed by the Cheeney Silk Mill in Manchester, Connecticut where he met and then married Anna Nihill in 1876. Anna Nihill was born in Co.Clare. They had then ten children together born between 1878 and 1895. William is seen wearing a sash of the Hibernians, an Irish-American organisation. He died on the 9th June 1900. Ref: F400
Barrel-top caravans lined along the Killarney road during Puck Fair. Cattle being escorted home from the Fair, circa 1940's. Source: The Patrick Houlihan Collection....
Scene at the Square, Killorglin, during Puck Fair, circa 1900's. Source: The Patrick Houlihan Collection. Ref No: P063
Nuala McCarthy and friend, Langford Street, 1960's.
Photographer Padraig Kennelly describes one of the strangest annual events in Europe. The oldest traditional fair in Ireland, Puck Fair centres on the Puck...