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  1. Liz Burke

    hello there i am looking for any photos or newspaper clippings that have a link to shamrock cottage on the mail road int he 50s , 60s or before. we are putting together some information on the cottage and would be grateful if anyone has any info. all would copied onsite or returned immediately
    thanks a lot
    Liz Burke..shamrock cottage

  2. Mike Sandes

    Can anybody tell me – has the name officially changed yet. Or is the village still Newtownsandes?

  3. Frank Gregg

    Love looking at the old pictures. Sadly some are not dated. Would like to get a copy of the Boro and the Cross.

  4. Helene Lees (Quinn)

    Great website….my dad, James Quinn born 1930, son of Stephen Quinn and Mary Windle asked me to look at the website for him. He wants to see the old photos of where he used to live.

    I am going to show them to him tomorrow. Thanks for making this website. If anyone remembers my dad, please email me and I will pass on your memories to him.


  5. Anne Pack

    My mother was Elizabeth Dore 1914-1988 who came from what she called Newtownsands. Her father was called Michael. He was a tailor as were some of his children. Just thought I would say hello,.. as there must be many relatives out there.

  6. marie hirons

    hello, I am trying to locate any of my mothers relatives or what happened to them, my mothers maiden name was barry – her christian name is margaret but was called peggy , her mother was nora who later married jack ahern and lived in listowel. My mothers sisters were caleed Julia ( shelagh ) and Bridget ( bridie ) I know this is a long shot, as she was born in 1930, I would appreciate any information Marie

  7. Tina

    Can anybody help me find my cousin please Bridget Roche. Married to Terence (Terry). She was the daughter of Paddy and Kitty Greaney. (Kitty was the daughter of James Hunt and Kate O’Callaghan)

  8. dermot jones

    found the page by chance//very good ,and well done.I particularly liked the article on the creamery,since I worked there from Nov.1956 to April 1957.The manager at that time was Mr Barrett,and I was very pleased to have struk up a very friendly relationship with Mick Mulvihill,(who was assistant manager),,many the fine cup of tea I got in his home in Kilbaha,,hope I have got,the townland right. My digs were second to none at Mrs Quinn’s,,near Jimmy Nolan’s,who was a fine photographer .Happy days no doubt,and it is good to see that the co-op is still going strong.

  9. james kilkelly

    good health to you all in moyvane.

  10. Sue Finan

    Will be visiting the area in two weeks to see mom’s birthplace. Eileen Moran, born in 1916, daughter of Hannah Nolan and James Moran. Any info would be fun.
    Thanks much,

  11. Michael Sandes

    Very Interesting to learn about Moyvane. My ancestor was that cruel landlord George Sandes. Came across this whilst doing family history research.
    I live in Dalbeattie, SW Scotland will come and visit one day!

  12. Gary Kennelly

    I think your site is terrific. Enjoy reading the news and viewing the video vignettes of the town and residents.

    I would love to hear from Kennellys in Moyvane. We likely are related. My great-great-great grandmother, Ellen (Creagh) Kennelly, and great-great grandfather, Patrick Kennelly, came to the United States from Moyvane in 1863.

  13. Martin Keane

    Just a short note.

    I’m the son of bridie keane (formerly O’Grady). Her sister Mary Horan was my aunt and her husband Pat Horan was the blacksmith outside of town. Her brother were Tom and Dan OGrady and another sister Elizabeth.

    Would love to hear from someone who knew them.

  14. Scott O'Connor

    I just found the Moyvane web site last night while helping my daughter write a story for school. What a great idea, and well done. I hope people continue making contributions of photos and stories.

    My ancestor is great grandfather John Jay O’Connor, eldest of his generation, who emigrated with 2 younger brothers in the 1880’s, or so I have been told. They come from The Hill farm in Knockanure, which I have been lucky enough to visit twice.

    Greetings from Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA.


    Jeremiah Buckley married Mary Enright about 1852. They lived in the Shamrock Cottage on the Mail Road. They had 8 children between 1853 and 1871 including my grandfather John Buckley 1853-1910, all baptized in Newtownsandes. The daughters married Stephens, Brandon and Foran. I should welcome any contacts.
    John Buckley

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