Jack McElroy (1910 – 1996)

(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…

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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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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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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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Paddy O’Gara (1921 – 1994)

Paddy O'Gara

(1921 – 13th October 1994) ‘I remember one night at a dance in Glen in a hall they call the Spink hall, do you know I played with…

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Paddy O’Gara (Snr) (1800s)

Fiddle Made By Condy Lyons

It is believed that Paddy O’Gara was the first of the clan to set up home in Mín na bhFachrán sometime in the early nineteenth century. Originally from…

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Barney Molloy (c.1895 – 1967)

(c.1895 – 2nd April 1967) Barney, or Barney Bhríanaí of Mín na Chearrbhaigh was the son of Bríanaí Mór Molloy, a noted fiddler who learned much of his…

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Denis Gallagher (1889 – 1954)

(25th June 1889 – 17th January 1954) Denis Gallagher, a fiddler, lived most of his life at Mín an Aoire where he was a close neighbour of Mick…

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Frank McGinley

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James McNelis (1917 – 1996)

(26th March 1917 – 10th June 1996) James McNelis or Jamie Johnny Mhicí as he was known locally was a melodeon player from the townland of Srath Laoill…

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