Honora (Reilly) Heveran Family, Fallmore, Blacksod to Youngstown, Ohio. SS Nestorian
Cath Heveran, daughter of Patrick Heveran and Honor (Reilly) Heveran , was born in Fallmore, Blacksod on the 9th November 1873. At he age of ten, Cath, along with her siblings Ellis, Bridget, Annie, Pat and widowed mother Honor, emigrated from their home on the Mullet Peninsula.
On the 30th March 1883 the Heveran Family boarded SS Nestorian for the port of Boston, with an onward destination stated as Ohio. When the ship docked at Boston, Cath and family journeyed onwards to Youngstown, Ohio, where they settled.
On the day Cath emigrated, an Irish Times Report mentions … the weather in the early part of the morning was cold, with several showers of rain and sleet falling, later however the day cleared up and the sun shone warmly from a blue sky, here and there relieved with white masses of clouds…… while all around were visible the lofty rugged mountains of Mayo, their snow-clad heights glistening in the sunlight.
Maryanne Dunmire travelled from Detroit, Michigan, to the townland of Fallmore, to see with her own eyes, the home of her Reilly / Heveran ancestors. Where Maryanne’s Grandmother Cath and siblings, must surely have played in the fields as children and gone back to the nearby beach. Maryanne also visited St. Deirbhile’s Well in the same townland. Fortunately the sun also shone from a blue sky that day!
Fallmore, Blacksod on the Southern tip of the Mullet Peninsula, looking over to Achill Island. Photo C Geraghty
Maryanne Dunmire, Grandaughter of Cath Heveran, visiting Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre, Eachléim (photo of Cath, courtesy of Diann Fahey, Grandaughter of Cath’s sister Annie)