Patsy Kerrigan (1937 – 2018)

Patsy was the eldest boy in the family of Kathleen and Tom Kerrigan. Patsy’s father died when he was very young. His mother Kathleen lived in Sallows until…

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Mickey Doherty (1895 – 1979)

Mickey Doherty of Drimagra played the fife with the Drimarone Ancient Order of Hibernian’s (Fife & Drum Band). The AOH was particularly active during the years of the…

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Mickey McGroarty (1908 – 1999)

Michael McGroarty of Sallows is remembered in his locality as a man of great skill, generosity and craftsmanship who had a natural affinity and respect for his environment….

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Charlie O’Neill (1916 – 2013)

Charlie O’Neill was born on Christmas Day, 1916 and was known thereafter as Charlie ‘Santa’ O’Neill. Surrounded by a vibrant music tradition, local players included Paddy McDyer and…

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Daniel Donnelly Gallagher (1892 – 1964)

Daniel Donnelly Gallagher was, without doubt, one of the most important characters in the music tradition in the parish of Inver. Like John James Connaghan, His house in…

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Johnny Monaghan (1896 – 1978)

Johnny, a brother of Patrick and Eddie Monaghan is remembered as a lively character who lived for traditional music and dance. Like Patrick, he was a melodeon player…

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