Lardner Family, Ballinrobe

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Photo:Hand written copy of death notice for Mr. James Lardner, Cherry Castle, Abbey St. Ballinrobe.

Hand written copy of death notice for Mr. James Lardner, Cherry Castle, Abbey St. Ballinrobe.

Averil Staunton

Stone Masons

By Averil Staunton

When I started to research the builders of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Main St, Ballinrobe I discovered a very useful site with connections to Ireland and some aspects of Ballinrobe History.

Written by Maggie Blank, the website has a great variety of images from Maggie's own collection, various newspapers and the National Library of Ireland.

Until further information is available, I draw you attention to the Lardner Family who were stonemasons involved in the erection of the tower of the Church c. 1895.  

This family may have come to Ballinrobe c. 1783 and were certainly well established when the workhouse was being built.

If anybody has further information please allow us to share it with the Ballinrobe Community.

Remember "Capture it before it disappears".

This page was added by Averil Staunton on 02/07/2011.
Comments about this page

I have a complete photo of the Lardner tombstone at Sag Bridge Church, Chicago, Illinois. Honor, Charles, John, and Patrick Joseph are listed.  How may I send it to you?  If not possible, here is the Find-A.Grave link:

The center cross has been removed.

Editors reply: I could not add the photo but I have made the link live so if people click on it they should get directly to the headstone photo plus further information. Again many thanks for sharing.

By Melody Bannister-Barch
On 21/07/2019

My great-grandmother was Margaret Lardner Lindsay. Her brothers were Charles, John and Joseph Patrick.

They were stone masons who worked on the St. James Sag Bridge Church in Cook County, Illinois USA.  Through the site Find-A-Grave, I found their tombstone.  They may have also worked on the Michigan-Illinois Canal project.  I can rest now, knowing where they are.  Thank you for this site that gave me my initial information.

Editor's Reply: We appreciate your sharing this information with us Melody. This will help others who are exploring their family history.

My husband's Grandmother was a Lardner and her father was responsible for many building round Ballinrobe here in County Mayo, including the steeple on St. Mary's RC in Ballinrobe.

By Melody-Eileen, Bannister-Barch
On 21/07/2019

My wife, Kerri Lardner, and I visited Ballinrobe in Sep 2014. It was the best part of our Ireland vacation. We found the burial place of several Lardner's. All of the people in the town were so friendly and helpful. Can't wait till our next trip.

Thanks, Tom Lardner from Baltimore, MD now living in Georgetown, TX

Editor's note: Nice to hear from you Tom and glad you enjoyed your trip to Ballinrobe. You will have noticed, no doubt, some of the wonderful stonework of the Lardner Family. Did you know that one of the family was the head mason who had the honour of capping the steeple of the local St. Mary's Church!



By Thomas A Lardner
On 12/04/2016

Thrilled to find this site.  My great grandmother was Margaret Lardner, married to John Robert Lindsay, and lived at 948 Perrin Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Margaret's brothers were stonemasons and contributed to the building of a small Catholic church in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  I know little else aside from their resting places. I'd appreciative any additional knowledge you may have, or a source I can turn to.

Reply: Thank you for contacting us. You might find this site useful.

By Melody Eileen Bannister-Barch
On 21/05/2015

I thank you for sharing.

By Gracye
On 31/07/2011