Buíochas / Credits Na Malainneacha

Monday, January 30, 2017

John James Boyle John Boyle, Chris Brady, Willie Cunningham Phonsie Boyle Chris Brady, John Boyle, James Byrne Joe Byrne John Byrne, Peggy Byrne, Evelyn McDevitt, Colette McDevitt Jim…

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John Francis (Jack) McElroy (1910-1996)

Friday, January 27, 2017

(3rd March 1910 – 5th January 1996) Christened John Francis but commonly known as Jack, he was born and raised in the townland of Gleann Málainn, the son of…

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John James Boyle (1887-1976)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(23rd September 1887 – 1976) John James of Gleann Málainn, a fiddler, was the eldest of the Boyle family. As a young boy and teenager he played the piccolo…

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Phonsie Boyle

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Alphonsus, or Phonsie, a younger brother of John James was also a fiddle player. He played regularly with Jack McElroy for dances in An Caiseal National school in…

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Michael Byrne (1906 – 1993)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(1906 – 1993) Michael (Mickey), one of ten children and an elder brother to Joe, emigrated from Gleann Málainn to America in September, 1928 where he first settled in…

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Joe Byrne (1914-1996)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(1914 – 1996) Joe was the youngest of ten children born to Charlie and Bridget Byrne (nee McHugh) of Gleann Málainn. A shy, retiring man, it was in his…

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Jim Curran (1926-2003)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(19th January 1926 – 26th September 2003) Jim, a nephew of Teileann fiddler, Connie Haughey, is rememberd as a melodeon player and later an accordionist from Málainn Bhig. He…

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