Amazing photographs of Irish forefathers

Michael Francis Considine, my great-grandfather, was born on September 4th, 1884 in Ennis, County Clare (Ireland). He was born to Michael Considine (born in 1861 and died in 1936) and Bridget O’Loughlin Considine (Ni Larkin; born in 1851 and died in 1909). Michael Francis later lived with his family in Kilmoon Parish, Lisdoonvarna, which he would later leave for Canada.

Michael Francis had two sons: John Vernon Considine (born in 1924 and died in 1969) and Alexander Patrick Considine (born in 1927 and died in 2005). Michael died in Verdun, Quebec in 1951.

Here’s a quick recap of the lineage discussed here:

Michael Considine (born 1861)

Michael Francis Considine (born 1884)

John Vernon Considine (born 1924)

Christopher Michael Considine (my father; born 1948)

Craig Michael Considine (me; born 1985)


Michael in his uniform his wife, Christina. We can surmise this picture was taken somewhere in Canada.

Here are a few pictures of Michael in civilian clothing. We are not sure when or where the picture was taken.

This next picture shows Christina with her two boys. John Vernon is on the left and Alexander Patrick on the right. The picture must have been taken somewhere in Canada in the early 1930s.

Here is John and Alexander as boys in Irish clothing. John was born in 1924 and Alexander in 1927. Though the exact date of the picture is not known, we can guess it was taken around the early-t0-mid 1940s in Canada.

These last two picture show Alexander and John at the time of Alexander’s wedding.

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