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Brendan Fay Belturbet Ireland Brendan Fay Belturbet Ireland wrote on 17 October 1970 at 8:06 pm
Great Website well done to all !!! Live music in the Widows Bar Belturbet Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Late Bar..
Caroline Donegal Ireland Caroline Donegal Ireland wrote on 17 October 1970 at 8:06 pm
You have all done a great job, this is a brilliant web site. Best of luck with all the community and voluntary projects. This is what every community needs to bring people together. Hope the launch goes well tomorrow night.
Margaret Floral Park New York Margaret Floral Park New York wrote on 17 October 1970 at 8:06 pm
Job well done by everyone involved. Thanks for keeping us Drumlane folks around the world in touch. Enjoyed it very  much, keep up the good work.
kevin Barry Derrylaughan kevin Barry Derrylaughan wrote on 17 October 1970 at 2:33 pm
just a quick line. Following our friendly at the weekend i checked out your website and yes we are called derrylaughan Kevin Barrys but are known as Derrylaughan in the same way as you yourselves are drumlane Sons of oconnell but known as Drumlane. Chcek link for championship draw from official Tyrone GAA website(http://www.tyronegaa.ie/club/football/news/story.jsp?newsid=760). Cheers and all the best for the coming season hopefully we can have the same friendly as senior teams next season or meet in the Ulster Club Intermediate championship this year ! Yours Kevin Barry
Bill Evans Oregon USA Bill Evans Oregon USA wrote on 7 October 1970 at 4:33 am
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.
Chris Kirk Killeshandra Cavan Irl Chris Kirk Killeshandra Cavan Irl wrote on 6 October 1970 at 11:53 am
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.
Rachel New Zealand McAdam Rachel New Zealand McAdam wrote on 6 October 1970 at 6:20 am
Hi everyone, my Ancestors were farmer's From Drumlane, Michael and Terence McAdam (brothers)in the mid 1800s, if anyone is able to help track family still in the area would be great, Land Report: Name 2 MCADAM Forename 2 TERENCE Location County CAVAN Barony LOUGHTEE, LOWER Union CAVAN Parish DRUMLANE Townland GREAGHRAHAN Place Name GREAGHRAHAN Place Type TOWNLAND yours kindly Rachel McAdam (Irish cousin)
Jag så trevlig!!! (chloe) Drumlane Ireland Jag så trevlig!!! (chloe) Drumlane Ireland wrote on 25 September 1970 at 6:26 am
Hey! Im so proud to be a Drumlane girl! LOve the site guys! Well done! =]
Stephen Connolly Auckland NZ Stephen Connolly Auckland NZ wrote on 24 September 1970 at 10:06 pm
Lads great work on promotion, all the hard work paid off. Stick at it and bring home the championship now!! Kia Kaha!!
Patricia McClafferty Brisbane Australia Patricia McClafferty Brisbane Australia wrote on 24 September 1970 at 4:33 pm
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). nealpat@tpg.com.au
Tim Rockford Illinois USA United States Tim Rockford Illinois USA United States wrote on 13 September 1970 at 1:53 pm
This is simply a wonderful site. I love all the historical information. Do you know of someone that might have knowledge of different cemetaries that were used for RC burials during the 1820's-1880's for the Drumlane parish population? My O'Reilly's lived in Cranaghan, Derryvony and Ballyconnell. They were parishioners of Drumlane. Some of them were buried in the Old cemetary just south of Ballyconnell. I have a Charles Reilly born about 1800, had a farm in Cranaghan, his wife Mary Reilly nee Reilly b.1805. Charles probably died in the 1850's. Mary d.1903, they are not interred at Ballyconnell's OLd Cemetary. I would appreciate any assistance that may give me, even if only to hand this to someone else. May God continue to bless you and all
Don Walsh R.I. USA Don Walsh R.I. USA wrote on 13 September 1970 at 11:06 am
God luck with your new website and hello to Cissie and Pat, Deirdre, Cathriona and Patricia and their families
Robert O'Reilly Alabama USA Robert O'Reilly Alabama USA wrote on 13 September 1970 at 11:06 am
Would like to hear from "cousins" in Milltown Cavan. My GGGrandfather was born there, Oct. 15, 1836, Thanks rockyo@juno.com
Deb Woolley Tennessee United States Deb Woolley Tennessee United States wrote on 13 September 1970 at 5:33 am
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.
Christine Pedeaux Louisiana United States Christine Pedeaux Louisiana United States wrote on 13 September 1970 at 12:00 am
Hello, I visited Miltown and surrounding area a few months ago. My g-g-grandparents, John Smith and Rose Fitzpatrick Smith, farmed 8 acres in Derrygeeraghan in 1860's-1880's. Would anyone know how I could locate the site of that farm (leased from Earl Annesley.) Or where they are buried? I checked Drumlane Abbey, Staghall, and Miltown cemeteries. Are there any other little Catholic cememteries around Derrygeeraghan? Anyone know of any living descendants in the area? Thank you so much.
Patricia Brisbane Australia Patricia Brisbane Australia wrote on 1 September 1970 at 1:00 pm
Both my husband and I have family who migrated to Australia in late 1800's from this area - Cavanagh's from Drumlane and Bowes from Monaghan. We hope to travel there in the near future to see this beautiful country.
satisfied fan satisfied fan wrote on 21 August 1970 at 1:06 pm
welldone the underage footballers and hurlers in the club they know how to win, one more cup to claim good luck for monday
Kevin FARRELLY Brisbane QLD Australia Kevin FARRELLY Brisbane QLD Australia wrote on 20 August 1970 at 8:26 pm
I found your site very interesting. My wife and I were fortunate to visit Drumlane & Milltown a few years ago.Both of my parents were from Milltown, Mother, Mary Anne BURNS from Drumanhy Rahan and Father Terence Farrelly from Garfiny. They came to Australia in early 1900s.
Ciaran keaney Ciaran keaney wrote on 9 August 1970 at 11:20 pm
I was the PRO of foroige 2008 and 2009Thank you Ciaran for helping us keep records correct.  Keep up the good work
Tim Rockford Illinois United States Tim Rockford Illinois United States wrote on 29 July 1970 at 5:53 pm
Everytime I read the historical information, I feel like I am walking amongst those that lived at that time. I last wrote in Aug of this year 2008. I am trying to find the grave of Mary Reilly. She died in Aug of 1902, I believe the 6th. She lived with her family in Cranaghan until her death. I think that since Mary Reilly, and her husband Charles Reilly, were wed in the old Drumlane Parish in Aug of 1838, that they are probably interred there. Is there anyone in the area that makes a hobby of, or is interested in, locating headstones? I would love to see the cemetery myself but can not afford to do so. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help in Aug. Brendan. I'll be talking to Father Dan soon. Merry Christmas to all!!!!!
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