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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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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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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Pádraig Molloy (1936 – 2016)

(17th March 1936 – 31st March 2016) Pádraig, son of Barney and grandson of Bríanaí Mór, was born at Mín na Chearrbhaigh on Saint Patrick’s Day, 1936. He…

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