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May / Maye Family Bunninnadden
Good Evening, My GGG was James May b 1849 Buninnadden. I am researching my family tree and I forst find James in Sheffield (United Kingdom) when he marries a Mary Murphy in 1875. On his marriage certificate James father is Patrick May and listed as a farm labourer. I cannot find any links to the family in your area. So, I would like to ask if there are any MAY family members still in the area that anyone knows about please? Your help is very much appreciated Regards, Glynn
by: Glynn May on March 07, 2024
Waters from Mulineenabreena, Achonry
Hello, my GGG grandfather Lawrence Waters was from Achonry, Mulineenabreena. He immigrated to Ontario, Canada and farmed on the land of Peter and Mary Gannon in Emily, Ontario from 1861. Lawrence was likely born 1811 and married Anne Wynne from Leitrim. Lawrence's parents were Hugh Waters and Catherine Wynne. I'd like to find any other children from Hugh and Catherine and or where they are buried please.
by: Melissa Plavins on October 09, 2023
Collins and Davy Families 1800"s
I am currently tracing the family history of my husband's family and my search has lead me to Achonry and keen to make connections with anyone that may have information on the Collins and Davy Families. Michael Collins was born circa 1800 and his wife was Catherine (nee Davy or possibly Fahey) born circa 1805. Five of their children migrated to Australia and one daughter In 1855, the daughter Catherine was unable to migrate due to ill health. At the time of the that the first children migrated to Australia their mother Catherine had died. Records suggest that the children where born in or around Achonry. Griffith's Valations 1847-1865 Records indicate that a Michael Collins Jnr and Catherine Collins in Drumbaun. I would be interested in making contact with anyone that may have some information of the family and current connections to Ireland as I am also looking for informaiton on a genetic family disease.
by: Vicki Collins on June 13, 2023
John Gannon
Hi, reading the message board i not the only one who is attempting to trace the family history and looking for local help. so apologies now Well here goes; My GGG grandfather was John Gannon and it was thought he was born approximately 1810 Carrowneden, Branchfield, Sligo but i have no real evidence of that other than family stories from my father who told me that the family came from Mullinabreena area. I don't know who was my GGG grandmother was also. Not very promising!! Their first born was Patrick Gannon born about 1839 Carrowneden, Sligo. He had three siblings, Winifred b 1848, Ann b 1841 and Owen b 1861. Patrick went on to marry Bridget Gannon (maiden name of Gannon). They were married on the 2 Feb 1865 in Mullinabreena, lavagh, at the Church of the Sacred Heart. Their fist born was Christopher b 25 Dec 1865 Mullinabreena, he was also christened at The Church of the Sacred Heart. It was said that the records office for Marriages, Deaths and Births, at that time, was in Coolaney, Tobercurry. Can anyone confirm that please. Some how the family survived the Great Famine. Between Christopher being born and their second child Catherine b July 1867, Ryhope, Durham, England they emigrated. Not wanting to bore you but this is were i came into the equation three greneation later. Just to give some credibility here i have taken a DNA test and I am 52% Irish with a large 37% Scandinavian (Viking) and finally only 11% English. I really would like to connect to any related Gannon's. I obviously need help with the records, and any help would much appreciated. Kind regards to you all, Michael Gannon.
by: Michael Gannon on April 26, 2023
Missing records anyone remember?
Hello, I am trying to track down birth records of my father, Patrick Torsney (deceased) who I believe was born in Tubercurry in 1933. There seems to be no civil public record of his birth but his parents were married at the “Roman Catholic Church of Mullinabreena” on July 26th 1930 - their names were: Jeremiah Torsney Brigid Barrett I was wondering if the church had any record of Jeremiah and Brigid and if there was any record of the birth of their son Patrick / Pádraig / or Páraic? Please if you can help I would be so grateful as it seems my dad apparently never existed… Yours hopefully,
by: E T on April 20, 2023
Befriending Volunteers Needed
ALONE is a national organisation that supports and empowers older people to age happily and securely at home. We support individuals and their families here in Sligo to improve the lives of older people. We are looking for volunteers to be matched with an older person in your area and to visit them one hour per week. If this interests you, please contact Catherine on 0860753868 or
by: Catherine Gallagher on July 02, 2021
moving to the area
Hi I moving to the Carrowneden area late spring early summer and am somewhat new to the area , I have teenage boys and a younger school going child , I am trying to source information re signing them up for GAA and any other activites local so they can get to know people and school bus routes etc , any information greatly appreciaated .
by: catherine on March 22, 2021
Looking for information on my gg grandparents Michael Dowd and Brigett (Bessie) Irwin. Their daughter Maria T Dowd is my great grandmother. They were married in Mullinabreena in 1867. Any information would be greatly appreciated. We had planned to visit in September but our trip was cancelled. I would love to connect to some distant cousins if possible or at least get the feel of where they lived. Thank you for any assistance you can give me. I am also willing to help with any research in the US if you need info. Peace and stay safe. I'm from Massachusetts so our Gov has handled this crises well. Other states, not so well. Pray for us all.
by: Susan Rowe on October 18, 2020
Healy’s of roadstown
I am the great gran son of a Luke O’Connor from Pullagh Tubbercurry My great grandfather married a Bridget Healy in Bunninadden Catholic Chapel on 21Jan 1875 Bridget Healy was a spinster aged 32 From Roadstown her father was Andrew Healy I would like to hear from any Healy’s that may be connected to Luke O’Connor
by: Luke O’Connor on October 06, 2020
Michael Marren born 1832
I was in Lavagh on Tuesday morning last 8th Sept looking for some help in tracing my Great Grandfathers house "Cashel House". A gentleman with a wheelbarrow and a lady walking a collie dog got intouch with Pat Marren. Pat directed us to Joe Marren who turns out to be a distant cousin and drove to "Cashel House" and let us take photos of the house that is been restored beautifully. Many thank to everyone for your help its really appreciated. I have now some beautiful photos and a alittle history to relate to my own children and grand children. Thank you all for your time and help. Valerie (Merren)Nash Kill Co. Kildare
by: Valerie Nash on September 09, 2020

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