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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).

16-02-2013 06:20 hour
Christine Pedeaux ( Louisiana , United States )

I am a descendant of James and Margaret McCormick, buried at Drumlane Abbey, and John Smith and Rose Fitzpatrick Smith, who farmed at Derrygeeraghan in the 1860's. Returning to Ireland in August 2013. Looking for relatives--My Smith ancestors lived around Belturbet. Would love to meet any descendants of the above named couples!

24-12-2012 09:29 hour
Bill Evans ( Oregon , USA )

Hi everyone, I used to live in Milltown between 2000 & 2005 at Drumlane Cottage.

My best wishes to all and would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from my time there.

Have a very merry Christmas and happy new year to you all.

17-12-2012 23:05 hour
bridget ewald ( rochester mi. 48306 usa , 1181 snell rd.e. )

any one knows of a elizabet brady who used to live inpottahee please let me know thanks

12-12-2012 19:05 hour
Douglas Patrick ( Bridgeport, Texas , USA )

Visited Belturbet and Drumlane Abbey in November. Had a wonderful time, everyone was great, tried to find some information on ancestor Edward Fitzpatrick, born February 1760, and ended up in North Carolina by the 1770's. Any help would be great. Very friendly people we met, Maura at Church View guest house, Declan Fitzpatrick for some family history, and the group at the Widows Pub. Will definately be back!

16-10-2012 02:21 hour
Kathleen ( Brisbane , Australia )

Pt2. Patrick's brother James born c1839 left for the colony of Queensland and married Roseanne Fitzpatrick the daughter of Thomas and Mary Fitzpatrick of Feugh Maxwell. James died in Sydney, Aus and was exhumed later and his remains were returned to Ireland and buried at Staghall. I am also looking for a cousin Fr O'Reilly who was present at James and Roseanne daughter's funeral - Sr Mary Canice (Kathleen Fitzpatrick)of Carrickmacross. In the book Staghall A History, there is a reference to a Fr Pat O'Reilly of Uragh who had connections to Fitzpatricks in the parish. If anyone is able to shed any light on this I would be very grateful. A group of us from Aus and America will be in Belturbet in Jul/Aug 2013 for a reunion and we would love to connect with anyone who may be related.

15-10-2012 01:53 hour
Kathleen ( Brisbane , Australia )

Congratulations on a great website. My ancestors came from Derravona in Drumlane very near the Bloody Pass. I will be returning in July/Aug 2013 with family members from Australia and America, in response to the call to gather and I have offically registered our reunion "Descendants of Daniel Fitzpatrick and Mary Cosgrove" with The Gathering 2013 website. I am hoping that someone may be able to help with my research. Daniel and Mary's eldest son Patrick remained on the farm in Derravona while many of his siblings left for the colonies and our party are some of their descendants. Patrick had 3 children who all died unmarried and the farm was sold shortly before Jimmy the 2nd son died. The eldest son was Monsignor Daniel Fitzpatrick died in Cootehill in 1968 where he was Parish Priest.