Patrick Breslin (1897-1994)

Patrick, or ‘Paddy the Cooper’ as he was known locally, was born with a twin sister Mary Ann in Straboy (An Srath Buí).  Growing up there in the…

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Buíochas / Credits Na Mínte

Paddy Boyle Anthony Hiúdaí Byrne, Jimmy Carr, Michael Conaghan, Francie McGinley Paddy Breslin James Byrne, Jimmy Carr, Con McGinley, Nola Tanner Anthony Hiúdaí Byrne Máire Galvin, Kathleen O’Donnell,…

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James Byrne (1946 – 2008)

(4th January 1946 – 8th November 2008)   Without doubt, James Byrne (An Bheirneach) of Mín na Croise was one of the finest traditional fiddle players in Ireland….

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Anthony O’Byrne (1927-2001)

Anthony Hiúdai Byrne (1927-2001)

(18th February 1927 – 30th October 2001) Anthony Hiudaí was the eldest child of Paddy Hiudaí and Kate of Mín na Croise. Although leaving home at fourteen years…

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Condy McGinley (1873 – 1946)

Condy McGinley & James Patrick Boyle

(c.1873 – 13th January 1946) Condy, or Condy Beag was the son of Condy and Bridget (nee McNelis), a lilter who married into Mín na Croise from a…

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Con McGinley (1915 – 2013)

CON McGINLEY (16th July 1915 -)

(16th July 1915 – October 2013) Con, son of Condy, grew up at a time when the music tradition of Mín na Croise and Gleann Cholmcille was particularly…

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Paddy Boyle (c.1865 – 1951)

Paddy Boyle was born and raised in the townland of Coillte Feannaid some time in the mid 1860’s. As a young player he was influenced by both Anthony…

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Patrick Breslin (1897 – 1994)

(16th September 1897 – 9th December 1994) Patrick or ‘Paddy the Cooper’ as he was known locally, was born with a twin sister, Mary Ann in An Srath…

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Paddy Gillespie (1914 – 1992)

(6th January 1914 – 22nd November 1992  Paddy (Paddy Dhónail), a fiddle player, was married to Maggie McGinley, also from Mín na Croise. They had seven children together,…

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Patrick O’Byrne (1896 – 1967)

(26th June 1896 – 30th May 1967) Patrick (Paddy Hiudaí O’Byrne) of Mín na Croise, a first cousin of Con McGinley was born in 1896, the same year…

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