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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
William Mckenzie
William Mckenzie b1827 Anchonry parish Sligo. Any information would be extremely helpful.
by: Ruth Helena Woodhouse on March 29, 2020
Looking for my great grandparents. Am I in the right diocese??
by: susan mandeville on November 19, 2019
James MORAN m Bridget HEALY Achonry
I found a birth cert possibly for my great grandfather, Owen MORAN. Mar 15 1844 Achonry Parish. He was from Ballinrumpa when he married Catherine (Kate) DUFFY of Skeheen. Their marriage cert states both fathers were name James & both were deceased. The birth I found names James MORAN & Bridget HEALY as parents. I know there was another Owen MORAN/Kate DUFFY union in Clooniron. I never found Owen's mother's name so I want to be sure this is the correct baptism. Would a child be baptized in Achonry in 1844 if a father was from Ballinrumpa? Is there any other records to check? TIA
by: jeanine matthews on October 19, 2019
Dyer and Scanlons
My Father Michael Dyer (Dwyer after US Military Service), was born in this parish in 1928 to Bartholomew and Kate Dyer (Scanlon). He had siblings, James, Kate, Batty, Bridget and John. When Mary Scanlon died, the children were sent to St. Joseph Industrial In Salthill, Galway and possibly the Mercy convent as well. The eldest children James and Kate were kept. I am trying to get any information from anyone who remembers them or get in touch with Jackie and Mary Scanlon, that still live in the area. Any help is welcome. I am writing a book and more importantly, I want to get my sister and my six nieces (in Wexford) to Sligo to find our Fathers original home. I was there in 2006 with my Dad as a last visit before he died, and its just a foundation, but would be great to locate the spot and document it. Thank you
by: colleen egan on October 17, 2019
Searching McGarrys
My Great Grrandmother was Mary Mcgarry From the Ballymote hinterland. She was Born about 1860, the daughter of Pat McGarry. According to Griffiths evaluation they lived at Roadstown, Mullaghnabreena or ,and at Knockmullan. She married a railway man William Marshall around 1880 at Ballymote. shortly afterwards they moved to Dublin. My mother was his grandaughter. Hopeful that some kind resident of the area will have some knowledge or connection with the McGarrys. Eddie Brennan 085 8860812 Email :
by: eddie Brennan on July 04, 2019

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