Mickey ‘Bán’ O’Byrne (1899 – 1980)

(22nd June 1899 – 12th December 1980) One of seven children born and raised at Caiseal, Mickey was nurtured in a strong local music tradition of lilting and…

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John Doogan (1874 – 1932)

(4th November 1874 – 29th June 1932) John Doogan, blacksmith and fiddle player was a grandson of Patrick Doogan, the first of the Doogan family to arrive in…

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Condy Lyons (1888 – 1978)

(7th April 1888 – 15th December 1978) Condy was one of ten siblings, born at Caiseal in 1888 to Denis and Anne Lyons (née Carr). His mother Anne…

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Tommy Meehan (1927- )

(10th May 1927 – ) Tommy is the youngest son of nine children raised by James and Ellen Meehan (née McHugh) at Leirg an Dachtáin. All his older…

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James McNelis (1914 – 1987)

(18th May 1914 – 13th July 1987) James McNelis was born and raised in the townland of Goirt Sháile along with his four siblings. His two brother’s, Bernard…

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Pat Harvey (born c. 1864)

  Pat Harvey, or Pat ‘The Nailor’ as he was locally known is recorded as living at Caonachán in the village of Cill Charthaigh in the 1901 census….

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