James Meehan (Jr) (1884 – 1965)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

James Meehan (Jr) (17th November 1884 – 19th July 1965) James, Leirg an Dachtáin was the youngest son of James Meehan and Bridget Doogan, an aunt of the fiddler…

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Brian Hegarty (1898 – 1972)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Brian Hegarty (1898 – 1972) Brian Hegarty was born at Iomascan in 1898, the youngest child of Patrick and Mary Hegarty. He had four sisters and a brother, Con,…

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Paddy Byrne (c.1919-2003)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Paddy Byrne (c.1919 – 14th May 2003) Paddy Byrne, a fiddle player and composer of tunes was born in Malin, in the peninsula of Inishowen, County Donegal. His father,…

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Patrick Byrne (1892-1960’s)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Patrick Byrne (8th February 1892 – 1960’s) Patrick, a fiddler, was born and reared in the townland of Cill Chathasaigh but emigrated to the USA when he was quite…

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Agnes Cunningham (1915 – 1997)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Agnes Cunningham  (1915 – 9th January 1997) Agnes, a fiddler, was born in An Seanach in 1915, a sister to Peter and John Cunningham. The melodeon was more…

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James Gallagher (Snr) (19th century)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

James Gallagher (Snr) (19th century) James Gallagher, a fiddler and melodeon player was the third generation of his family in Cró na Roda. His grandfather, Séamus originally came from…

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John Doherty (1894 – 1976)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

John Doherty (4th February 1894 – 22nd March 1976) John was born in at An Bogach in 1894, the third child in a family of five. He stayed in…

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Con Dorrian (1926 –1991)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Con Dorrian (19th June 1926 – 25th February 1991) Con Dorrian, from Cill Chathasaigh / Na Caislíní was a highly regarded fiddle player. His father, James, was married twice…

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Con McGinley (1889 – 1974)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Con McGinley (2nd May 1889 – 2nd February 1974) Con (Con Condy John Beag) was the third generation of his family to inhabit the home house at Iomascan. When…

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Edward Byrne (1899-1976)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Edward Byrne (1899 – 1976) Edward was born into a family of ten in the final year of the 19th century at An Chógais. His father, Dominic was a…

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