Columba Ward (1917 – 1999)

(10th August 1917 – 26th June 1999) Columba, the youngest boy in the family, attended Saint Eunan’s College, Letterkenny. Afterwards, he worked in various positions, firstly selling insurance…

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John Ward (1911 – 1991 )

(2nd June 1911 – 1991 ) John, like his brother Danny, worked the land in Srath Laoill Theas and An Charraig Uachtarach. In 1941 he married Grace Meehan…

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Con McGill (1912 – 1983)

(6th March 1912 – 5th August 1983) Con McGill, or Con Choit as he was known locally, was born at Mínte Seisce in the parish of Ard an…

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Mícheál Carr (1933 – 1998)

(7th January 1933 – 26th February 1998) Mícheál, an accordion and fiddle player, was the fourth child and first son of Mick and Mary Carr. As a teenager…

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Con Sweeny (1932 – 1981)

(5th February 1932 – 28th March 1981) Con Sweeney, Srath Laoill Theas, was the youngest of a family of six. He was a close neighbour of Patrick Doherty…

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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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Theresa Boyle

Theresa, like all the Carr children, learned to play melodeon in the back bedroom of the home house. She often played at dances in Mín an Aoire ,…

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Mick Carr (1896 – 1975)

(5th May 1896 – 30th March 1975) Mick Carr, a fiddle and melodeon player from Mín an Aoire was regarded as one of the most influential musicians in…

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Pádraig Carr (1946 – 2006)

(16th March 1946 – 5th July 2006) Pádraig, the youngest child of Mick and Mary Carr, played the melodeon for as long as he could remember. As a…

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