Bridget Delia Colleran (nee Nohilly) 1870

Bridget Delia Colleran (nee Nohilly) 1870

Place of migration:
Stayed in Ireland

Bridget Nohilly was born in Ballynacreg townland in the Civil Parish of Cummer, near Corofin in County Galway.

Bridget, known as Delia, married William Colleran and lived in Annaghkeen House in Headford in the parish of Killursa.

In this picture, she is shown with 2 of her children Jimmy, who was born in 1898 and Maud who was born in 1901. Jimmy later emigrated to Philadelphia and Maud to London, where she trained as a nurse and served in North Africa in WW2.

It is estimated that this picture was taken around 1908.

Bridget Colleran nee Nohilly

In the 1901 census, Bridget is known as Delia and is living in Annaghkeen house with her husband William and their 3 young children - James, Ray and Maud. William's sister Julia is also living with them.

Delia died on the 18th of January 1909 of cardiac failure. Just 3 weeks following the birth of her son William on the 23rd of December. She is noted on his baptism on New Year's Eve 1908.

This Chronicle has been created by one of Delia's Great Grand Daughters. Grand Daughter of her youngest son that only knew his mother for the first 3 weeks of life. If you are a descendant of Delia's, please comment below and consider adding your ancestors to the Civil Parish of Killursa.


Additional Information
Date of Birth 15th Apr 1870 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 1909  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Patrick Nohilly VIEW SOURCE
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Mary Greahan VIEW SOURCE
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) William Colleran born circa 1861 - 1928. Parents were John Colleran and Bridget Gardiner VIEW SOURCE
Place & Date of Marriage February 17th 1896 Corofin Tuam  
Number of Children James Francis bpt 12.11.1898 Martin Joseph (Raphael) bpt 23.10.1899 Mary (Maud) bpt 07.03.1901 Patrick Anthony bpt 11.05.1902 Thomas Alphonsos bpt 10.07.1904 John Enda bpt 07.12.1905 Fursey bpt 19.05.1907 William Brendan bpt 31.12.1899  
Townland born Balyynacreg, County Galway  
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Civil Registration Birth Ireland VIEW SOURCE
1901 Census of Annaghkeen House in Headford Ireland VIEW SOURCE


  • I believe that one of Delia's grandchildren, the son of John, was the great County Galway Footballer Enda Colleran of the famous 3-in-a-row winning Galway Football Team from 1964-1966.

    Sporting titles awarded to Enda Colleran:

    All-Ireland Colleges SFC (St Jarlath's, Tuam) 1960

    Connacht SFC (6): 1963-64-65-66-68-70.

    All-Ireland SFC (3): 1964-65-66 (Captain 1965-66).

    National League (1): 1965

    Railway Cup: Connacht, 1967 (Captain).

    Sigerson Cup: UCG, 1962-63.(Captain 1963)

    Galway SFC: Mountbellew-Moylough 1964-65 (Captain 1964).

    Manager: Galway, Connacht SFC title, 1976.

    Team of the Century: Right full-back, 1984.

    Team of the Millennium: Right full-back, 1999.

    Rugby: Connacht Senior Cup medal, Corinthians 1972.

    IrelandXO Moderator LC

    Wednesday 19th August 2020, 12:51PM