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Byrne/Haughey Families


I am planning to visit my great-grandfather's Donegal homeland next year and would appreciate travel suggestions and thoughts about connecting with Irish relatives.  Some were still living in Teelin (Teileann) when my grandfather visited there in the 1960's.

John Haughey Byrne (1864-1945) was born in Teelin to James Byrne (1831-1914) and Hannah Haughey (b. 1840).  John left for the United States in about 1890.

Irish civil records show John's brother James Byrne (b. 1872) married Mary Haughey (b. 1884) in 1909 with their residence listed as Ballymore.  The 1911 census shows them living in Shanbally townland with their daughter Nora (b. 1910).  They had at least four more children: Bridget Agnes (b. 1912), Mary (b. 1913), James Patrick (b. 1915) and Annie (b. 1917).

Thank you very much for any information and assistance.



Saturday 13th July 2019, 10:32PM

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  • Laura:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I will let our HQ know baout your planned trip next year.Have you finalized whne you plan to come to Ireland?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Saturday 13th July 2019, 11:55PM
  • Roger,

    Thank you for the kind response.  We have not finalized the plans, but are looking at next Spring or Fall.

    Best regards,



    Sunday 14th July 2019, 09:48PM
  • Hi Laura:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out.  We're delighted to hear of your travel plans and we will be happy to assist you with making the local connections.  

    When you have your travel plans finalised, you can email me directly at:  I will then connect you with a few of our local Donegal volunteers.

    Thank you for your interest in Ireland Reaching Out.  Please consider creating an Ancestor Profile for our XO Chronicles feature.  The link is here:

    Kind regards,



    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Monday 15th July 2019, 01:41PM