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31 Dec 1998
Seeking: Kelly and Munnelly
Details: My great grandparents were Thomas and Ellen Kelly, (Munnelly). They
had six children, five girls and a son,My grandfather, James Kelly, Clerk of
the Killala Union. My great grandmother was a sister of Arch Deacon Munnelly. I
am looking for any family background I can get. I would also like as much
information on my great grandparents and their siblings as well. Thank you.
James Kelly -USA
27 Dec 1998
Matthew T. Crosson
Seeking: Thomas F. Curley
Details: My brother and I are the grandchildren of Thomas F. Curley who we
believe was the sone of Michael Curley and Sarah Croghan. We believe that
Thomas was born in Castlebar in or about 1877 and that Michael emigrated to
America in or about 1882, Sarah following in 1883. We are trying to ocnfirm
that Thomas was, in fact, born in Castlebar and the exact year of his birth. We
believe the siblings were Alec or Alex, John, Gregory, Michael, James Joseph,
22 Dec 1998
Seeking: Patrick Tolster and spouse Mary Welsh (Walsh)
Details: There children were born in the 1870's and 1880's. They were William
John, James Joseph, Mary, Margaret and possibly others.
22 Dec 1998
To my newly found cousin, Michael Kilcoyne, of Castlebar.........It was
absolutely wonderful talking to you on the telephone tonight! Should you wish
to make a sidetrip to Ohio during your February visit, my home is your home. I
have two extra bedrooms and you could have your choice! A very Merry Christmas
to you and your family. Stay in touch!
See earlier request from
Lynn on 12 December
21 Dec 1998
Details: Inquiry of Oct 25. Many McNultys listed in
County Mayo inGriffith's Valuation. Family Treemaker's Family Archives Index
lists them. Closest parish name to Aglass is Attymass
18 Dec 1998
Seeking: Gaol Records + Drowning Victims + Widow Bourke Ratchford
Would anyone there be so kind for me and tell me if there are any records of
prisoners held at the Geol in castlebar in 1880s.
I am also after any info on a report of three men found drowned in England, who
were from Castlebar, on Sept 12 1880. The names of the men are Patrick Devaney,
William Bourke And a Patrick Ratchford.
I Have found info on this incident in a local paper in Cheshire. Last year
whilst on holiday in Castlebar I found a report on the drowning in your libary,
dated 18 sept. Any more info on this would be appreciated, as I have no access
to the Connaught here in England. I also know that William Bourke was married
to a Mary Devaney who was later known as the Widow Bourke. I would love to find
out what happened to her.
18 Dec 1998
Seeking: Members of the Dasey family.
Details: The Dasey family arrived in Australia, where I was born, in the 1860s.
Nobody is quite sure where they came from. The two most popular theories are
France and Ireland. I see there's a mount Dasey in Castlebar. Is this where the
Daseys of Australia came from?
17 Dec 1998
Seeking: William John Tolster/James Joseph Tolster
Details: Brothers, supposedly both born in Castlebar area in the 1880's. Think
their parents were Patrick Tolster and Mary Walsh (Welch). Also interested in
there brothers and sisters.
12 Dec 1998
Lynn Elizabeth West (of the Kilcoyn'e of
Mayo) Seeking: Kilcoyne or Hession
An Irish/American searching for roots! GGgrandpa: Thomas Kilcoyne m. Cecilia
Kirby. Ggrandpa: Patrick Kilcoyne m. Mary Agnes Hession (father, Patrick
Hession and mother, Mary Flatley). I see that we still have a butcher and an
undertaker left in Mayo and, surely others. We must be related. Would love to
talk to any Kilcoyne or Hession or anyone who knows my family.
See Later Entry on 22 Dec -
11 Dec 1998
Susan Christine Riedle
Details: My maternal grandfather, Michael Patrick MacFadden (dropped the
"Mac" when immigrated to U.S.) was born in Castlebar, County Mayo in
1900. He immigrated to U.S. in 1927. He had a brother John who remained in
Are there any MacFadden's in Castlebar today?
10 Dec 1998
Details: Searching for any Timblin's in Mayo Co. Ireland
9 Dec 1998
Details: My grandmother Delia Anne Naughton was born in Islandeady in 1883,
daughter of John & Catherine (Donnelly) Naughton. She came to America in
1897 and lived in Clinton, Massachusetts. I'm seeking descendants of my
grandmother's brothers: John (b. 1878) and Martin (b. 1881). Her sister Bridget
and brothers Edward and Peter also came to America.
9 Dec 1998
Fred Havron Jr.
Seeking: Robert Havron
Details: Emigrated to New York around 1854-57; settled in Lower Westside of
Manhattan. Worked as a steamship fireman. Lived in Knockaphunta, Castlebar -
leased from a Bridget Flynn, lived on Church street. Could church Street and
Chapel Street be the same ? Church street is what is listed in the Griffith's
Valuation. Any Info. I can get is appreciated. I'm looking forward to making
the trip "Home".
7 Dec 1998
Details: I am looking for information on my greatgrandfather Patrick Costello
who was born there in 1857 to Micheal Costello and Sally (Sara)Campbell, whose
grandmother was Maureen (Nan) shea. Any help would be appriciated and any
family wishing to contact me would aslo be appriciated.
6 Dec 1998
Delia Graham Rasmussen
Seeking: Ryan, Heenan, Hannighan,Durkin
Details: Have ancestors by name of Ryan, Heenan, Hannighan and Durkin all from
Co.Mayo. Although my Peter Ryan, born @ 1849 was from Culnakillew, his family
was supposedly from Castlebar area. Any Ryans still there? Durkins from Feenune
area. Heenans from Westport and Hannighans from Ballinrobe. Wondering if I have
any cousins over there with information on these families? I live in Washington
State in U.S. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Dec 1998
Details: John Henri (Henry?) My GGGGrandfather who married a Mary Ann Brethop
(Brethorp?) and maybe then moved to Liverpool in mid 1800's. Also any other
Ruxton. Thank you.
1 Dec 1998
Hugh F. McGrail
Seeking: Ruane / Rowan Family from Swinford
Details: I am trying to contact relatives of my mother Margaret. She was born
in Swinford, on the River Moy. Her father was Michael Ruane. Her mother was
Catherine Moran. She had one brother, Michael Rowan. Her sisters were named
May, Teresa, Catherine, Helen, and Julia. They emigrated to the Boston area.
Another sister Anne is buried with her mother in the Meelick Cemetery.
30 Nov 1998
Seeking: Kilcoyne, Hession, Flatley, Kirby
Details: Looking for my Kilcoyne and/or Hession relatives. My ggrandfather was
Patrick Kilcoyne m. Mary Agnes Hession. Patrick was the son of Thomas Kilcoyne
m. Cecilia Kirby. GGrandma Mary Agnes Hession Kilcoyne was the daughter of
Patrick Hession and Mary Flatley. Ggrandpa came into U.S. through Baltimore (we
believe) and eventually settled here, in Springfield, Ohio. Surely I have a
cousin or two left in Mayo? Would absolutely love to hear from you!
29 Nov 1998
Seeking: KELLY-MCGREEVY-MCDONAGH-BASQUILL FAMILIES
Details: LOOKING FOR RELATIVES OF MARTIN KELLY & BRIDGET CONNOR MARRIED IN
1833. LIVED IN CREEAGH, BALLYHEAN CASTLEBAR. THEY HAD 8 CHILDREN, BRIDGET,
ALICE MCGREEVY, ANNE O'DONNELL (MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER, CATHERINE MCDONAGH, ROSE,
JOHN & HONOR BASQUILL. THE MCDONAGH'S LIVED IN CLOONFERT, THE BASQUILL IN
WESTPORT. THE MCGREEVY IN CUNNAKER. ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
28 Nov 1998
Seeking: SHEA CAMPBELL WALSH MURPHY
Details: My mother is Bridget WALSH she was born in Gortbaun I am interested in
any information on the following names in her family Maureen SHEA b Gorthbaun
1786? died about 1890 married a COSTELLO she was also know and Nan COSTELLO
Daughter Bridget COSTELLO married James CAMPBELL Daughter Biddie CAMPBELL
married John MURPHY of BallaBurke Daughter Bridget MURPHY married Peter WALSH
of Culeen all of these familes at lived in Gorthbaun. Any one having any
knowledge of these families please contact me visit my web page
genealogy in Castlebar/Westport area
27 Nov 1998
Seeking: Kelly, McDonagh, McGreevy, Basquill Families
Details: Looking for relatives of Martin & Bridget (Connor) Kelly from
Creeragh, Ballyhean. Martin & Bridget married in 1833 and had 6 daughters
and 1 son John. Daughter Alice married William McGreevy, Anne married John
O'Donnell, Catherine married Joseph McDonagh a widower with 7 children and had
7 of her own, sister Honor married Michael Basquill. Any information would be
21 Nov 1998
James Patrick Byrne
Seeking: Seamus Byrne and family Spencer St Castlebar
Details: Just bought Ashley a P.C for Christmas and wondered if any of the
family would contact him. More fun than a phone call.
21 Nov 1998
Seeking: CARMEL GARVEY MAIDEN NAME SPAIN
Details: I AM LOOKING TO MAKE CONTACK WITH MY AUNT HER NAME IS CARMEL
GARVEY MAIDEN NAME SPAIN SHE LIVES IN DRIMCOGGY TOURMAKEDDY IF YOU KNOW MY AUNT
PLEASE GIVE HER MY EMAIL ADDRESS ATHY3MILE@aol.com OR De789453@aol.com THANK
18 Nov 1998
Seeking: *** Eva Kostolanyiova ***
Details: Hello friends!
Can you help me? I find every information about one excellent Slovak singer
Mrs.Eva Kostolanyiova. As I am trace, she was take part on the festival in your
CASTLEBAR, in October 1973. (But at that time=Czechoslovakia, not yet
Slovakia). She was sing the song "Voda tecie" (="The water
flow") - music: T.Seidmann, lyric: Alexander Karsay. And she was fit in 4.
place in some section (at that time it was altogether 45 songs in 4 sections).
These are alone informations, that I have about the festival in
CASTLEBAR´73. And this song was never record in Czechoslovakia !
It is possible after 25 years find anymore photos, newspaper article, or maybe
too any recording of this song (of some phono-amateur, or so on) ?
Thank You very much for any help!
P.S.: Excuse my bad english.
16 Nov 1998
Details: DEACY family from Straide. Descendents of Patrick James Deacy and Mary
12 Nov 1998
Details: Pat Sheridan was a shoemaker in Castlebar around the turn of the
century. Lived on Spencer St. Originally from Ballyheane
12 Nov 1998
Details: Looking for relations to gg grandparents Michael McDermott and Mary
McHugh, farmer, married Knockmaria 1847, related to Reap, Coleman,
Mullen,Murphy, McCarrick, Sheridan, Grady, Brehon, Ruon McCarrick, possible
(Burke)Brogan. Found letter with the name John Murray who has a sister Kate
Flynn in Ballina who may have some information but cannot locate her, alos
indicating where family cottage was. GGrandmother is Hannah McDermott, born in
Lehardin around 1865. Any and all help appreciated. Checked w/family history
center and got Hannah's birth certificate but could't find any further info at
11 Nov 1998
Details: Were horse trainers, lived in Balla, 16 children in all, my
grandfather - Michael - came to the US in about 1918, also a sister Catherine,
brother John remained in Ireland and I'm not sure what happened to the rest or
their names. I never met my grandfather as he had passed away before I was
born. There was a Winnie and I know another brother drowned in a well. If you
know of these brothers and sisters or any information, please contact me.
7 Nov 1998
Susan K. Quinn
Seeking: Relatives of Martin John Foye b. 1865, Castlebar, Mayo and
Relatives of his wife Nancy Ellen Hanavan b.1875 in Monaghan.
Details: Martin John b.1865 (Castlebar)-d.1918 (New York City) Siblings:
Father may have been John Foye
6 Nov 1998
Details: When I was a young boy, my father took me to Mayo to the family farm.
I remember the farm being in the countryside. A few miles away from the farm (a
donkey ride) was a huge stone at the corner of a field. I was told it was
thrown there by a giant in Scotland who was angry with an Irish Giant. Further
away was a great mountain (An extinct volcano) with a lake near the top on one
side. More than that I cannot remember.
Now I know that there are five Neary families in the Mayo area, and I think the
farm might be in or around Connaught? So the question is:-
1/ Does anyone know where I'm talking about?
2/ Is anyone online at the farm or able to contact me?
3/ Is the person I refered to as Great Aunt Mary and Uncle Patrick still
4 Nov 1998
Susan Kathleen Quinn
Seeking: Foye Family
Details: Descendents of John Foye, Malachy Foye, Thomas Foye who were brothers
and were born around 1870-1890. My great grandfather was their brother. He came
to the USA as a young man. His sister Mary came as well.
2 Nov 1998
Seeking: Dr. Muhammad Wasi
Details: He is from Karachi, Pakistan. He works in the Co. Mayo General
Hospital for the last three years.
1 Nov 1998
scott & shannon eisele
Seeking: thomas & angela dempsey
Details: happy halloween to family and friends in castlebar. thomas owns and
operates "dempsey meats" in castlebar. the "yanks" in
kansas u.s.a., wish all the dempseys' well.
31 Oct 1998
Details: I am trying to find info re my husbands gggrandfather... George Henry
Middleton and his wife, Eliza (nee Guise). They sailed to Australia 25/12/1841
(the day after they were married in Dublin). It's believed they sailed with 2
of G.H. brothers.. (William and Tibal?). Birth certificate of their daughter
Amy (born in Australia) state the father born in Castebar, County Mayo. Any
info I've received re this is that Middleton is NOT an Irish name, although I
believe that there are some in County Sligo. This ancestor was a teacher in
Australia, so presume he was an educated man. Any information VERY much
30 Oct 1998
Robert J. Brogan
Seeking: Brogan or O'Brogan
Details: Brogan or O'Brogan relatives still living in County Mayo area. also
Coyle, Boyle and Gallagher Families.
Please assist me in my search.
29 Oct 1998
Comments: I believe my greatgrandfather, William, was born in Castlebar mid
l800's. Went to New Zealand as an armed constable then came to USA. Married
Ellen Lippy (Tipparary) If anyone has info, would appreciate reply.
28 Oct 1998
Details: My great grandfather, Joseph McGrath left Islandeady about 1850 and a
few years later joined the British Army. When he enlisted, he listed his
father's name as Maurice McGrath of Islandeady. We visited Islandeady in August
1998 but had no luck...any info appreciated. We live in Florida.
27 Oct 1998
Seeking: McMyler (More Information)
Details: Below is an exerpt from an obituary found among my grandparents
belongings. I believe that the obituary is for the uncle of my grandfather,
Michael McMyler, born October 1904, who emigrated to the US in 1924. Date of
the obit is unknown.
"The late Mr. P.
Deep and sincere sympathy is expressed with the relative of the late Mr.
Patrick McMyler of Commauns, Castlebar which sad event took place at the
Richmond Hospital Dublin on the 21st of November. ....(he) was the son of Mr.
And Mrs. Michael McMyler....the late Mr. McMyler was only 39years of age. Chief
mourners were Mr. & Mrs. Michael McMyler (parents), Joseph, James, and
Michael McMyler (brothers), Mrs. Blaine, Mrs. Staunton, Mrs. Tracey, and Mrs.
Allen (sisters) John Staunton, James Tracey, and James Allen (brothers-in law),
Mrs James McMyler, and Mrs. Michael McMyler (sisters - in law)."
I believe that Patrick's father was my great-great grandfather, that Patrick's
brother Michael was my great grandfather, and that his wife's maiden name was
Cunningham. Any info on any of these families would be greatly appreciated.
25 Oct 1998
Seeking: Michael Mc Dermott and Mary Mc Hugh
Details: Michael McDermott and Mary McHugh married in 1847 in Knocknaria,
Addergoole, Co Mayo. Looking for info and descendants. They are my gg
grandparents. Other known relations are Reaps, Coleman, Mullen, Grady, Murray,
McCarrick, Murphy, Brehon, Ruon and Sheridan for starters. Known children of
Michael and Mary, are Hannah, John, Mary and Bridget. There were others, a
possible Anthony and Catherine. Michael was a farmer. Any and all help
appreciated. Great site.
Seeking: Location of AGLASS - does it/did it exist????????
Can you please help?
My family history trail has taken me to a John McNulty, born in "Aglass,
near Castlebar", according to his Army record.
This would have been around 1790. I am fast losing my sanity in poring over the
local Ordnance Survey map.
Is the place known to you?
Just by the way, this is my first ever internet mail shot, if that is what this
is called. Any response would be appreciated.
Many thanks Mike McNulty
[See Reply on 21 Dec 1998]
23 Oct 1998
John P. O'Hara. Jr.
Seeking: O'Hora Family
Looking for ascendants and descendants of Richard O'Hora (Hora) and Mary Nyland
married 14/2/1851 Turlough (Parke) Parish in township of Lack. Children: Martin
(my grandfather), John, and Michael (all came to USA) and James, Ellen, Bridget
and Mary (Howley) who remained in Ireland. Mary Nyland's father might have been
Martin Nyland; a Michael Nyland was a sponsor at three baptisms. James had 7
children; Bridget, 11; and Mary, 7. Richard owned land in East Lack about 1848
with Richard McHale. Are any of the family still in the area? What is the
address of the current parish? My e-mail address: email@example.com; my home
address: 1885 Hillwood Dr., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. USA. 48304
[See follow-up on 21 January
23 Oct 1998
Robert J. Brogan
Seeking: Brogan, Frank
Details: Departed Ireland in 1847 at age 19. He was my great-great
23 Oct 1998
Seeking: Mc Myler
Details: I am the granddaughter of Michael McMyler (born in October 1903) who
left Castlebar and arrived in the US in May of 1924. From a death notice re:
his brother found in his belongings (date unknown) he had several siblings. I
seem to remember that two sisters also emigrated to the US...
Any information regarding this family would be much appreciated. Thank you.
22 Oct 1998
Details: Family history traced back as far as ANN FURY born in Castlebar,County
Mayo in 1836.Her father's name was LARKEY FURY who possibly had a brother
called JOHN. Any help would be appreciated.
Dennis and Noel Doyle Bingham
Seeking: Deb Gonoude
Details: Hi Debbie at the Upper Crust.
Remember us back in the US? Talked to Sr Rosalee recently. She teaches at
Merion Mercy, where Lizzie goes. She remembers you AND your nun outfit!
Message passed on
22 Oct 1998
Seeking: Anybody who knows the Deane family from Ballynumra
Details: There was Tommy Deane, and Mary Deane P.J., Vincent, Tom, Bridie,
Seamus, Sheila May, and Noel.
Basically, they're my uncles and aunts, but did anybody know them from the
19 Oct 1998
Seeking: Gertie McDonnell
Details: When I was cycling in the South of Italy last year I met a man in
Brindisi who said his mother in law was Gertie McDonnell from Castlebar. From
my discussions with him I established that they had a farm and I though (but I
may be wrong) that they lived the Westport side of the town. I promised to say
hello to them for him when I got back. Can anyone help?
18 Oct 1998
Seeking Sheridans from Ballyhean and later Spencer St. Turn of Century.
Descendants include Loftus, Addey, Cronin. Still in Mayo
18 Oct 1998
Seeking: Anthony Campbell
Details: Seeking address & phone # of the Anthony (Tony) Campbell who is
married to Mary Joan (nee O'Malley). There are many Anthonys listed, but have
not been successfull in locating this particular family. They do not have any
children supposedly, and I would like to contact them ASAP.
14 Oct 1998
Seeking: Campbell, Anthony,(Wife Mary Joan O'Malley)
Details: Living in Castlebar....need address & phone number. Anthony,
Wife's maiden name is Mary Joan O'Malley.
Supposedly, no children.
10 Oct 1998
Details: My Greatgrandmother was a Sheridan who lived in Castlebar until early
1900's. Her father was Patrick Sheridan married Bridget Leonard. Family lived
on Spencer Street in Castlebar. Offspring include ADDEY family, Loftus/Rose
Family and Cronin Family. Pat's father was Michael Sheridan who married a
Devine. Possibly Ballyhean area
6 Oct 1998
James J. McGowan
Seeking: Father was born in Charlstown County Mayo around 1917. I'm looking for
relatives and friends in Ireland.
6 Oct 1998
Robert J. Brogan
Seeking: I'm seeking info on possible relatives in your area. My Great
Grandfather Frank Brogan came from County Mayo in 1847 at the age of 19. Are
there any possible relatives living in Ireland now?
4 Oct 1998
Michael Anthony O`Malley
Details: My father Michael J. O'Malley came from a few miles outside Castlebar.
Both his parents are now deceased, I believe that my father has a brother or
two and maybe a sister in law.
4 Oct 1998
EPW4854@aol.com Seeking: Wallace
Looking for Information on Thomas Wallace Born Approx 1869 one of 9
brothers,near Castle Bar.
2 Oct 1998
Seeking: kerry drain / paul nein
Details: just arived in castlebar from NZ after living there for some time
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