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My great grandparents were Thomas Kilmartin 1841-1917 and Ellen Lynch 1844-1923 who lived in Coolrawer (now Cloonraver). I believe Thomas may have been born in Escragh and Ellen in Coolrawer. They had 7 children, John,James,Thomas, Bridget, Ellen, Edward and Kate. Both James and Kate emigrated to US, jAMES married Annie Lundy and Kate married Charles Scannell. Does anyone have any information on any of these family members?

many thanks in anticipation

Steve Ryan (s.ryan1@ntlworld.com)

stephenr

Thursday 29th Jul 2021, 12:04PM

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  • Steve:

    I found a good bit of info on your family in civil records and the two censuses some of which you may have already.

    Let me know what else you need.

    Roger McDonnell

     

    1901 census  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Sligo/Achonry_West/Coo…

    1908 marriage for Ellen Kilmartin to John Walsh fourth record 

     https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_re…

    1911 census http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Sligo/Achonry_West/Coo…

    1912 marriage record for Edward and Kate Walsh fourth record 

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_re…

    second record 1912 birth Thomas Kilmartin 

     https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_retur…

    first record Ellen Kilmartin 1917

      https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_retur…

    ninth record Margaret Kilmartin 1920 

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_retur…

     death of Edward 1951  sixth record  

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retu…

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 29th Jul 2021, 03:23PM
  • Hi Roger, 

    many thanks for your information, sorry for the delay in coming back to you. My mother's family moved from Co Sligo to Duleek, Co Meath in march 1940 as part of a scheme run by the Irish Land Commission. This organisation acquired large amounts of high quality farming land in County Meath and parcels of land of around 20 acres, a house and a barn for animals was offered to rural families from the west. As I understand it the aims were to bring Irish speakers to the east of the country, whilst giving them the opportunity to create a more viable life for the whole family whilst dividing the land relinquished in the west to those who remained to give them a better chance of eking out a living. Do you know anything about this scheme and whether the names of other families who moved from Achonry Parish are available?

    many thanks in anticipation  

    Steve

    stephenr

    Monday 23rd Aug 2021, 04:38PM
  • Hi Roger, 

    many thanks for your information, sorry for the delay in coming back to you. My mother's family moved from Co Sligo to Duleek, Co Meath in march 1940 as part of a scheme run by the Irish Land Commission. This organisation acquired large amounts of high quality farming land in County Meath and parcels of land of around 20 acres, a house and a barn for animals was offered to rural families from the west. As I understand it the aims were to bring Irish speakers to the east of the country, whilst giving them the opportunity to create a more viable life for the whole family whilst dividing the land relinquished in the west to those who remained to give them a better chance of eking out a living. Do you know anything about this scheme and whether the names of other families who moved from Achonry Parish are available?

    many thanks in anticipation  

    Steve

    stephenr

    Monday 23rd Aug 2021, 04:38PM
  • Steve:

    I was aware of migration from Mayo to Meath in the 1940s. I did some research and found two publications and three newspaper articles about the migration. I did not see any references to Co. Sligo but Achonry parish is very close to East Mayo and the Diocese of Achonry includes parishes in Sligo and Mayo plus one parish in Roscommon. So very likely the scheme covered parts of Sligo also (and your family).

    Roger

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patrick-Duffy/publication/32707519…

    https://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/5124/1/Suzanne_M_Pegley_20140624112…

    http://www.irishidentity.com/stories/migration.htm

    http://www.louisburgh-killeenheritage.org/page_id__259.aspx?path=0p4p41p

    https://www.mayonews.ie/features/22076-from-clonbur-to-meath-and-back-a…

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 24th Aug 2021, 03:33PM
  • Hi Roger,

    once again many thanks for the links relating to the relocation of families from the West to Co Meath by the Irish Lnad Commission. One of the links 'louisburgh-killeen heritage' was of particular interest. Only today I was talking to the wife of one of my cousin who lives on Sneogue, Duleek and she mentioned a member of the Nee family who also lives on Sneogue. Both the family and the address featured in the article in question.

    Once again many thanks for your help.

    Steve

    stephenr

    Thursday 2nd Sep 2021, 07:53PM
  • On 2 february 1919 my grand father, John Walsh, together with Nicholas Lynch, Michael  Brennan and Martin Dunne appeared before Sligo Petty Sessions charged with unlawful behaviour in Coolrawer among a crowd of 25 others. Michael Brennan a annd John Walsh were found guilty and sentenced to 14 days and 7 days, each with hard labour. Is ot possible to establish the circumstances giving rise to to the unlawful behaviour?

    stephenr

    Tuesday 5th Apr 2022, 04:03PM
  • Stephen:

    Normally a Petty Sessions record would provide some detail on the cause of the disturbance. Not sure where to get more detail. Possibly, it would have been covered in a regional newspaper. 1919 was the year the War of Independence started to heat up so possibly that may be the cause of the disturbance.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 6th Apr 2022, 03:54PM

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