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Gillian Cunningham - Glasgow Coming to see Killybegs in June and would like to do some family research. My husbands family came from Killybegs in the 19th Century and settled in Glasgow. Neil Cunningham was the name and has follwed down the line until my Husband Neil. We have no children so the name won't be carried on. Looking forward very much to our visit.

Sheila Foreman - Crowborough, East Sussex, UK My Dad was sent from Nazareth Lodge, Belfast to St Columba's Industrial School in 1913. He left in 1918 and was placed with Mr Gillespie. His number at St Columba's was 445. I am still trying to discover what happened to him between 1918 and when he met my Mum in London around the beginning of the 1930s. His name was Terence O'Connor. It was good to see Killybegs for myself back in October but I am still looking for some answers. Can anyone help please?

John Mahoney - Auckland, New Zealand I am looking for any information of my 4th great grandfather, Alexander Browne Esq. He was in the coast guard from 1822 to 1858 and served on the Malinbeg, Trbane and Killybegs coast guard stations. Coast guard records held at Kew, England national achives name his place of birth as Tawney,Donegal. He married Mabel Rogers(?). Alexander died 19 Feb 1863, Killybegs. His wife died 18 Jun 1872, Killybegs. Mabel was interred at the New Cemetery, Killybegs. Any assistance would be be greatly appreciated. I also believe that Mabel's people ran the Bayview Hotel. Thanks John Mahoney Auckland, New Zealand

stephen porter - masachuesetts usa My 5th grandfather and family left Killybegs June 1804 on the Ship "Catherine" out of Dublin for New Castle Delaware USA. I am coming to Killybegs to find some lost family. The came from Lochcris of Mishue which is 7 miles on the road to Boylagh.

Julie Dalton - Lancashire I am helping a friend with his family history. His Grandfather Patrick Columbus Mooney was born 1904 Killybegs to Charles & Mariane. I found the family in 1911 which showed father Charles as follows 1911 census address Killybegs, Donegal age 46 Blacksmith (Roman Catholic) married 9 years 7 children 3 living 1901 information 1901 census address Fintragh Road, Killybegs, Donegal age 36 Blacksmith Servant (Roman Catholic) Is anyone related to this family. Can anyone help with more information please regards

Colleen McCloskey - Maryland, USA My ggrandfather, Francis McCloskey, left Ireland in the Famine years and settled in Philadelphia, PA in a parish full of Killybegs families. His name is Francis and his children were Francis, James, Mary, Ellen and, for some reason, three infant sons named David, all of whom died before the next was born. Francis had a brother James. They married into the Cassidy and McBrearty families, as the family grave originally had McCloskeys in it, then Cassidys and then McBreartys, passing to those familes by apparent inheritance. One person, Ann Cassidy, is rumored to have been Ann McCloskey originally. If you are a McCloskey currently living in Killybegs or environs, or have any knowledge of same, could you please contact me? This mystery is driving me crazy! Colleen

Clee Ann Hart - Gladstone, OR USA I am that crazy American woman that lived among you for 2013. It is snowing in the Portland area today, with a temperature of -6C. I am missing my apt. on the Bay and all the friends I made. I wish you all a warm, cozy and dry run-up to Spring. C.A.

Rosaleen Griffin - Manchester In August this year we joined a guided walk around killybeggs led by the inspirational Derek vial. We have visited killybegs for many yrs but learned so much more in an afteronon. The hospitality courtesy taxi when it rained and the enthusiasm for his subject made this a highlight of our holiday. Good luck with your valuable work. R and D Griffin

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