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Official Launch: 101 Mayo People
By Mayo Genealogy Group
12, Nov 2015 - 22:17

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Official Launch: 101 Mayo People
Martin Sheridan - Olympic Champion

On Sat 14th of November 2015 at 2pm the Mayo Genealogy Group launches 101 Mayo People project on Many Mayo people have been recognised for their various achievements, and several of these famous people have biographies and articles recorded about their lives in Mayo and abroad. Mayo Genealogy Group would like to include the stories of some not so famous people, whom the members would like to acknowledge in this project. We would also like to invite contributions to our collection in order to celebrate and remember those who have passed; every life story deserves to be told; we will add new people on an ongoing basis. If you have a story to tell please contact us at


William Bald, Cartographer
James Berry, Writer, Storyteller, Farmer
Ambrose Birmingham, Professor of Anatomy
Heinrich Boll, (Novelist/Poet/Playwright)
Etta Brennan, (Soprano)
Patrick Brown, Botanist & Physician
Richard Condon, Theatrical Legend
Eric Cross, Academic, Mathematician, Author
Mick Cuffe, Singer, Musician, Entertainer
Edward Delaney, RHA, Sculptor
Earnan De Siunta/Ernest Joynt, -Civil Engineer, Academist
Ena Eaton, Soprano, Church Singer, Music Teacher
John Jack Feeney, Tenor
Thomas Flannery, (Author, Translator)
Grattan Freyer, Academic, Potter
Lady Rosemary Garvey, Writer, Linguist, Ambassador's Wife
Graham Greene, Journalist, Playright, Novelist
Frederick Higgins, (Poet)
P D Kenny, Literary Critic, Journalist
Richard King, Stained Glass Artist
Olivia Knight Hope Connolly, Poet and Writer
Elizabeth Knott Graydon, Milliner
James O Hanney, (George Birmingham) Novelist
Grace Mitchell Henry, Artist
Hubert Thomas Knox, Writer and Historian
Joseph Maher, Actor
Nan Monaghan, Entertainer
Dr. Sheila Mulloy, Writer and Historian
Christina Murphy, Journalist
Delia Murphy, Legendary Ballad Singer
Lottie McManus, Novelist & Nationalist
Bill Naughton, Playwright & Dramatist
John O Hart, Author, Genealogist, Nationalist
James O'Malley, Potrait Artist
Anthony Raftery (Poet)
Patrick Shanley, Linguist, Historian, Author
Patrick Grehan Smith, Historical Novelist, Journalist
James Francis Taylor, Barrister, Q.C, Orator
Wallace Brothers, (Musicians/Composers)
Eliza Wallace Bushelle, (Opera)

Michael F Barrett, Dean of Mayo Men in New York
Matthew Beckett, - Contribution to Community
Judge Bole, Lawyer, Judge
Gerard Bracken, Journalist and Community Worker
Tom Cadden, Political Activist and Poet
Sir Ernest Chain, Nobel Prizewinner, Scientist
Dame Judy Coyne, Knock Shrine Society
Elizabeth Farrell - Communty Leader
Harriet Rose Ferris, Teacher
James Hardiman, Historian, Librarian, Philanthropist
Letitia Dunbar Harrison, Librarian
Dr. Michael Henry, Swinford Workhouse
Gena Heraty, Director Nos Petits Freres, Soeurs in Haiti, Philanthropist
Kathleen Kato, Linguist, Translator
P W Leamy, Journalist, Editor, Musician
Sean Malone, Clerk of the Seanad
Emily McManus, O.B.E. C.B.E
Sr. Lily McNicholas, O.B.E.
Mary O'Brien, Historian
Bridget O Grady, Fever Hospital Nurse
Padraig O Morain, O.S agus M.A
Edward Whelan, Orator, Editor, Politician
Sr John Gray, Physician, M.P, Water Supply Facilitator
Conor O'Kelly, M.P, Justice of The Peace, United Irish League, Chairman Mayo County Council

Patrick Brown, Physician, Botanist
Martin Carey, Entreprenaur
Nancy Corrigan, Achill's Trailblazing Aviator
Captain William Houstoun, - Probably the largest Farm Ireland
John Lavelle, Westport, Auctioneer, Town Commissioner
Patrick McManamon, Building a Bridge to Shrahorick
George McNamara, - Mayo's Robin Hood
Pat McNicholas, Entrepreneur
Thomas Aloysius Tighe, Ballinrobe and the Heath

Tom Barrett, One Mans Travels
Mary Berry, Rossgalive, 1876-1975 - Gentle Neighbours
Bridget Snee Brennan, The Brennan Saga
Mary Browne, Famine Orphan
Harriet Gardiner, Landowner, Landlord
Pat Glavey, Family Business in Aughamore & Glemaddy
Tom Kearns, School Days in Prizon
Honour Kilbane, Life Story
Carmel Kilcoyne, Memories of Rossgalive School's Final Years
Michael Kneafsey, Three Generations in Foxford Mills
Big Matthew Loughney, Killala Bay Harbour Pilot
Mary Meagh, Fairy Lady & Healer
Bridget Moore, Famine Emigrant from Clynish Island
Jim Moran, Our Little Hero
Maggie Moran, Dressmaker and Landlady
Thomas Moran, No 9
Patrick McGing, His time in England
McGreal Family - Carrabaun Memories
Peggy McIntyre, Ferrywoman
Patrick McLoughlin, Saor Cloiche is Saor Amaid
Michael O Grady, A Life on the Road
Teatom and Plover, Family
Martin John O Loughlin, Hackney, Tenor.

Richard Bourke, of Turlough - Lord of Mac William Iochtair
Admiral William Brown, Liberator of Argentina
Jack Connolly, O.C., 2nd Batallion 1st Mayo Brigade
Henry Curry, Educator and Fenian Organiser
James Daly, Irish Land League
Michael Davitt, Land League, Fenian, Politician, MEP, Journalist, Socialist
George Robt Fitzgerald, (Fighting Fitzgerald)1748-1786
Col James Gildea, Military Officer, Philianthropist, Humanitarian
Patrick Horkan, WW1 Remembered
General Sir James Jackson, Military Officer / Lieutenant Governor
Philip Edward Kelly, Lieut Col Royal Irish Fusiliers
P J Kerrigan, The First Guard
John King, United States Navy
Kathleen Lynn, 1874-1955- Doctor and Political Activist
Seamus McEvilly, Staff Captain, West Mayo Brigade
Patrick W Nally, Athlete & Fenian
Bridie Quinn, Nurse and War Heroine
Dr. Brigid Lyons Thornton, Physician, Revoluntionary

Fr. Thomas P Bartley, Mayo to Nigeria
St. Colman, Mayo Na Sacsan
Fr. Andrew Conroy, 1798 Martyr
Hugh Bernard Garry, Franciscan Monk/Superior, Errew Monastery/ Humanitarian /Educator/ Fund Raiser
Fr. Pat Lavelle, Patriot Priest of Partry
Sr Mary Ruth Moran - A Nun's Story
Brother Joseph McNally, Sculptor
Edward Nangle, Missionary
Michael O Doherty, Last Foreign Prelate of the Phillipine Islands
Blessed Patrick O Healy, Last Bishop Of Mayo/Martyr
Fr. Patrick Sheridan, PP Mayo Abbey

Oliver Dixon, Horseman Extraordinaire
Pat Dixon, Renowned United States Horseman
Joseph P Lydon, Olympian
Martin Sheridan, Multiple Olympic Champion

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