Paddy Boyle (Paddy Bhillí na ropaí) (circa 1865-1951/52)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(circa 1865 – 1951/52) 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…

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Patrick Breslin (1897-1994)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(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 Buí…

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MICHAEL GILLESPIE (Micí Mhuiris) (Circa 1910-1979)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Circa 1910 – 2nd November 1979) Michael, or Micí Mhuiris of Mín na Draighin was known locally as a melodeon player. His mother, Margaret Carr of Mín an Aoire…

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