Bridget O’Gara (1919 – 1976)

Bridget O'Gara

(21st January 1919 – 18th January 1976) Bridget played the accordion as a girl growing up in Mín na bhFachrán. She married John Doogan and settled in Leitir,…

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Peter Ó hIghne (1885 – 1942)

Peter hIghne

(c.1885 – 26th January 1942) Peter Ó hIghne was born and reared in the townland of Cionn na Coilleadh but later married and settled in Mín na Draighin….

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Bridget O’Gara (1923 – )

Bridget O’Gara (29th July 1923 – ) Bridget was born and raised at Léim an Gadhra in the parish of Ard an Ratha where she grew up in a…

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Paddy Doherty (c.1891 – 1965)

Paddy Doherty

Paddy Doherty (c.1891 – 1965) Paddy, known as ‘Sinclair’ in the general area of Gleann Cholmcille, was born and raised in the townland of Dún Alt, the son…

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Walter McNelis (b.1874)

(b.1874) Walter, better known as Watty of Dún Alt is fondly remembered in the locality as a noted fiddler who earned his living as a shoemaker, a trade…

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John Molloy (b.1902)

(b. 1902) John, or John Neddie Shíle operated a small farm in an old area of Mín an Chearrbhaigh which though once home to three or four homesteads,…

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Eamonn Carr (1936 – 1987)

(22nd January 1936 – 29th August 1987) Eamonn was the second son of Mick and Mary Carr to pick up an instrument. He learned the melodeon from his…

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Danny Ward (1907 – 1995)

(17th March 1907 – 5th June 1995) Like his brothers John, Alfonsus and Columba, Danny was born and reared on Main Street , An Charraig. As a young…

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Christopher McGinley (1889 – 1974)

(6th December 1889 – 12th November 1974) Like his younger brother, Andrew, Christopher (Christy) was born and reared in Mín an Aoire. He joined the priesthood and following…

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Andrew McGinley (1897 – 1934)

(29 April 1897 – 22 December 1934) Andrew (wee Andy) McGinley of Mín an Aoire was very highly regarded as a fiddle player. He formed an early playing…

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