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Hello all

I wonder if anyone can help with some local knowledge

My 2x great grand uncle Thomas McEntee was married in Drumconrath Meath to Anne McCormick in 1878.

He gives his place of residence as Mullinaclavin. I have tried to Google Mullinaclavin to find the location but the only thing coming up is a story written by a student at Laragh School about a local hero called Thomas Coleman of Mullinaclavin County Monaghan who carried a forty stone sack of oats up steps to a loft in Kingscourt! 

Please see the link

I have attached the marriage record, my 2x ggrand uncle and aunt are entry number 7.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Karen Coatsworth.


Saturday 14th May 2022, 12:07AM

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  • According to, Thomas was baptized (and likely born) in Co. Monaghan:

    Thomas McEntee
    Baptism: 10-Dec-1852
    Lived in:
    RC Parish: Magheracloone, Co. Monaghan
    Parents: Cormick McEntee, Anne Connolly

    Sponsors: Hugh McEntee
    Mary McEntee


    Saturday 14th May 2022, 12:51AM
  • 'Mullinaclavin' is a variant of the townland named Mullantlavan in Magheraclone civil parish - the placename database lists 'Mullinaclavin' as one of a number of alternate spellings discovered of the townland name.

    Magheracloone and Drumconrath Catholic & civil parishes are adjacent and have parts of their common border along the Meath/Monaghan county border - the area is also close to the border with county Cavan.


    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 14th May 2022, 08:58AM
  • Hi Shane and Patricia
    Thank you both very much for your replies! This has confirmed the bit of knowledge I had already.
    Patricia thank you for looking up the baptismal record for Thomas, my 2x ggrandfather Patrick and 2x ggrand aunt Ellen were also baptised there.
    Shane the map you show ties everything together!


    Saturday 14th May 2022, 11:08PM