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09-08-2015 19:45 hour
Peter Stewart ( London , United Kingdom )

My mother Margaret Stewart (nee Brady) was born in Gurteen Nr Killeshandra in 1917. She had 5 sisters and a brother, my Uncle Benny, who was the All Ireland Skittles Champ in the 1960's. We spent every summer in and around Milltown. It took a long time to get there from London in those days, unlike now, a hop over on the plane and a hired car. My parents retired to Drumlane in 1987. Interestingly (and not seen elsewhere) there are two adjacent gravestones in the cemetery( both STEWART)but we are not related, when many would assume were. I miss the farming of 50 years ago when almost everyone had a some acres and 12+ cows. To get to your local town was always a bike ride and a proper outing. I miss my uncle's funny remarks..e.g. "If doesn't rain between the showers, you'll be ok".

22-05-2015 00:25 hour
Deb Woolley ( Tennessee , United States )

My ancestors are from Drumlane/Belturbet according to their obits. They were all in New York City by 1855. The names of the siblings were:
Bridget (born abt 1821 who married a Robert McGuire from County Cavan)
Rose/Rosa (born abt 1825)
John (born about 1827)
Philip Augustus ( born about 1828 and was a builder/liquor dealer)
Edward (born about 1831 and was a baker)
Hugh (born about 1837)

and possible siblings or close relatives Margaret (who never married and was born abt. 1830) and her sister Catherine "Kate" (born abt 1835) who married Francis/Frank Blessing from Drumlane.

Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

29-03-2015 03:48 hour

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11-12-2014 09:53 hour
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07-01-2014 13:57 hour
Kathleen Swepson ( Brisbane , Australia )

Hello and Happy New Year to the Drumlane Community. I would like to thank you all for your contribution to a very successful Fitzpatrick Gathering in 2013. There are so many people to thank, but I would like to make special mention of the following people: Rosemary and Martin Rowan, Declan Fitzpatrick, Benny and Bernie Corby, Tom Kennedy, Kevin Fay, Damien McDonald and Grainne McDonald. There were other people who contributed to this event but I have only mentioned those from this parish. I was fortunate to have also attended some of your Gathering events including the book launch, where I purchased multiple copies for the family, as well as copies of the walking book, I'm so glad that I did as it seems you have now sold out completely. Your kindness was very much appreciated.

05-10-2013 04:04 hour
Philip Shannon ( Odessa, Delaware , USA )

Hello, my son and I visited Milltown several years ago and wanted to get back for the Gathering but could not. Peter Shannon buied in Drumlane Abby is my distant relative. Felix and Mary Shannon came over to US in the early 1800. Philip Shannon, their son, my great Grandfather, fought in the American Civil War. Planning on going back next fall. Would like to hear from anyone that may have known the Shannon's

28-06-2013 14:54 hour
Nancy ( Huddersfield , England )


Would anybody know if there are any online records of the people buried in the cemetery at Drumlane i have family buried there my Great Grandparents who i never met, i came to Belturbet where they are from many years ago and all being well will be over in October, but just wondered in the meantime if there was any resources online i could look at Thank You

24-06-2013 17:14 hour
Chris Kirk ( Killeshandra, Cavan , Irl )

There is still so much that we do not know about the Drumlane priory. Over the past year I have been researching the history of the 'Old Rath Church' in Killeshandra which was built during the 1300's as a dependency of the Drumlane Augustinian priory and first mentioned in 1398 when John McKiernan was the appointed cleric. We do not know exactly why they built the church in a rath overlooking the Town Lake or what happened to the earlier occupants of the rath (hillfort). As a dependency perhaps the Augustinian friars were expanding their parish or maybe they felt that it was wise to have more than one church. One factor which raises its head is the plague of 1348-50 (sometimes called the Black Death) which claimed the lives of up to 50% of the population spread by rats and fleas.

31-05-2013 18:25 hour
Patrica ( NY , U.S. )

I believe my Fitzpatrick ancestors were from Derryvoney, Drumlane.

--Daniel Fitzpatrick m. Ellen/Helen/Eleanor McINTYRE c.1840
--Their children included:

Baptismal records found for the last three in Deravona (Derryvony), Drumlane:
--Owen/Eugene 1854; includes godmother Catherine McENTIRE
--Mary, 1857
--Rose, 1859
Also found a Daniel in 1852 in Kilconny.

Ellen and Daniel Fitzpatrick and these 8 children sailed to New York in 1863. Ellen died during the voyage and was buried at sea.

Their daughter Mary (Mary Josephine) married Charles Mansfield in NY in 1884. She is my g-grandmother.
Thank you.

23-04-2013 22:37 hour
Patricia McClafferty ( Brisbane , Australia )

Still searching for records of Cavanagh family. Father (Edward b.1846) was hit by a train and died probably late 1880's. Wife was Catherine Tummins/Timmons. They lived in Quivy, had 6 children, 2 migrated to Australia. We know of a brother & sister of Edward's but nothing more. Believe Edward's parents were John and Ann (McGoohan).