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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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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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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Theresa Boyle

Theresa, like all the Carr children, learned to play melodeon in the back bedroom of the home house. She often played at dances in Mín an Aoire ,…

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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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