Frank McHugh (1924 – )

Frank McHugh  (5th July 1924 – ) In his youth, Frank McHugh learned much of his fiddle playing from Peter Cunningham of An Seanach, a fiddler who Frank…

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Johnny Boyle (1888-1968)

Johnny Boyle (6th June 1888 – 10th October 1968) Johnny Boyle of An Bhráid Íochtarach is remembered locally as a very fine fiddle player. Though he lived all…

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James Lyons

James Lyons

James Lyons James, the son of Eohgan Lyons and Catherine Gildea was born and reared at An Gaineamh, Gleann Cholmcille. James learned his trade of shoemaking from his…

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Patrick Gillespie (Paddy Phrionnsias) (1917 – ?)

Patrick Gillespie

Patrick Gillespie (Paddy Phrionnsias)  (1st January 1917 – ?) Paddy, or Paddy Phroinsias, was born and reared at Gort an Luain, an area located between the townlands of…

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Paddy O’Gara (1994)

Paddy O'Gara

Paddy O’Gara (1921 – 13th October 1994) ‘I remember one night at a dance in Glen in a hall they call the Spink hall, do you know I…

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Paddy O’Gara (Senior) (18th / 19th century)

Fiddle Made By Condy Lyons

Paddy O’Gara (Senior) (18th / 19th century) It is believed that Paddy O’Gara was the first of the clan to set up home in Mín na bhFachrán sometime in…

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James McNelis (1917-1996)

JAMES McNELIS (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…

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Padraig Carr (1946-2006)

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

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Padraig Molloy (1936 – )

PADRAIG MOLLOY (17th March 1936 – ) Padraig, 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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Patrick Doherty (1905-1962)

PATRICK DOHERTY (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,…

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