Jimmy McGinley (1879-1957)

Jimmy (Jimmy Bhidí Mhicí) of Cionn na Coilleadh was regarded locally as a noted fiddle player, and is particularly remembered for playing waltzes, some of which are still played…

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Buíochas / Credits An Gleann

Johnny Boyle Anthony Hiúdaí Byrne, James Byrne, Con McGiinley Paddy Doherty Colm Cunnea, Willie Cunningham, John Gillespie Patrick Gillespie (Paddy Phrionnsias) Willie Cunningham, Francie McGinley, Lisa Shields James…

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Johnny Boyle (1888 – 1968)

(6th June 1888 – 10th October 1968) Johnny Boyle of An Bhráid Íochtarach is remembered locally as a very fine fiddle player. Though he lived all his adult…

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James Lyons

James Lyons

  James, the son of Eohgan Lyons and Catherine Gildea was born and reared at An Gaineamh, Gleann Cholmcille. James learned his trade of shoemaking from his father,…

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Patrick Gillespie (b. 1917)

Patrick Gillespie

(b. 1st January 1917) Paddy, or Paddy Phroinsias, was born and reared at Gort an Luain, an area located between the townlands of Cionn na Coilleadh and Suidheamh….

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Jimmy McGinley (1879 – 1957)

Jimí Bhidí Mhicí

(12th September 1879 – 8th May 1957) Jimmy, better known as Jimmy Bhidi Mhici of Cionn na Coilleadh was regarded locally as a noted fiddle player and is…

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Bridget O’Gara (1923 – )

Bridget O’Gara (29th July 1923 – ) Bridget was born and raised at Léim an Gadhra in the parish of Ard an Ratha where she grew up in a…

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Walter McNelis (b.1874)

(b.1874) Walter, better known as Watty of Dún Alt is fondly remembered in the locality as a noted fiddler who earned his living as a shoemaker, a trade…

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Peter Ó hIghne (1885 – 1942)

Peter hIghne

(c.1885 – 26th January 1942) Peter Ó hIghne was born and reared in the townland of Cionn na Coilleadh but later married and settled in Mín na Draighin….

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Paddy Doherty (c.1891 – 1965)

Paddy Doherty

Paddy Doherty (c.1891 – 1965) Paddy, known as ‘Sinclair’ in the general area of Gleann Cholmcille, was born and raised in the townland of Dún Alt, the son…

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