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 McGinley (John Mhósaí)

John McGinley, or John Mhósaí as he is widely known, is very much associated with the townland of Loch Inseach but was in fact born in Cill Fhathnaid…

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Jimmy McGinley (1879 – 1957)

Jimí Bhidí Mhicí

(12th September 1879 – 8th May 1957) Jimmy, better known as Jimmy Bhidi Mhici of Cionn na Coilleadh was regarded locally as a noted fiddle player and is…

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Maureen O’Gara (1916 – 2009)

Bridget and Maureen O'Gara

(18th January 1916 – 19th October 2009) Maureen, the eldest of the O’Gara family was born at Mín na bhFachrán in 1916. She played the fiddle as a…

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Maggie O’Gara (1918 – 2013)

(22nd July 1918 – 27th August 2013) Maggie, the younger sister of Maureen was also a fine fiddle player in her early years. According to her brother Eddie,…

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Eddie O’Gara (1926 -)

Eddie O'Gara

(7th June 1926 -) Eddie O’Gara, a son of Denis’, was born in Mín na bhFachrán in 1926. He learned to play the single row melodeon and also…

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Denis O’Gara (1868 -1945)

Denis O'Gara

(24th February 1868 – 3rd December 1945) Denis O’Gara, Mín na bhFachrán, learned much of his fiddle music from Paddy Mhósaí, a brother of John Mhósaí McGinley. Denis’…

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