The Creaghe Family Historical Society is dedicated to gathering, storing, and sharing information related to the Creaghe family with particular interest in, but not limited to, the descendants of John Creaghe, Richard and Anne Heyliger of Castlepark, Golden, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, and the other families that have blended into the tree over the generations. This information can be used to inform future generations about their forebears- who they were, where they lived, how they lived, and what they were like on a personal level.
In May, 2014, it became apparent that the Richard Creaghe Family tomb in the Anglican cemetery in Golden, Ireland, was in a state of severe disrepair – near failure, actually. An extensive renovation was undertaken immediately. Upon completion, a stone plaque was added with this inscription:
RESTORATION MAY 2014
CREAGHE FAMILY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Since it was now carved in stone, it seemed best to create an actual society. This was done and dated to 1977, which was when I first took a serious interest in the family history and started collecting items and information. It should be noted that the main, modern era driver in collecting information pertaining to our family history and genealogy was Helen Gordon Moore of Denver, Colorado. Her monumental project was completed and capped off with an international family reunion in 1998. Her work was carried on by her brother, Creaghe H. Gordon, until his death in 2007. The vast archive is now in the care of her son, Michael G. Moore.
The goal now is to move forward – collecting, storing, and making available more information; forming new relationships; exploring new places of family historic interest; and whatever new things may come to light. A family is a dynamic, ever growing entity; and there will be opportunities for all of us to contribute to this undertaking.
Thank you for submitting your contribution to our project. Please take into account the following requests when composing your text.
I do not mean for these points to seem pedantic or in any way restrictive. They are simply designed to make the information clear to generations to come. Please feel free to submit your information – that is what this society is all about.