James Patrick Maloney (1925 – 1950)

(24th August 1925 – 29th June 1950) Jimmy Maloney, Óstán Shliabh Liag , An Charraig, was the youngest of a family of seven. As a young boy, Mrs…

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John McGinley

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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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Patrick Doherty (1905 – 1962)

(18th July 1905 – 18th June 1962) Patrick Doherty was born and reared in a two-storey house on the roadside in the townland of Srath Laoill Theas, approximately…

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Patrick McGill (d.1978)

(d. 10th June 1978) Patrick, a melodeon player, was a close neighbour of Patrick O Donnell and Jimmy McNelis. In 1950 he married Bríd Ward, Carrick, a sister…

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Patrick O’Donnell

  Patrick O Donnell, or Patrick Mhichíl Phaidín is well remembered as a good storyteller and melodeon player. He taught melodeon to his nephew, Jimmy McNelis, also from…

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