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Ballyhaunis County Mayo Local Records/relatives

Hello, I am a direct decendant of Peter Fitzmaurice (Born 1838) and his wifre Magaret McGarry from Ballyhaunis. I believe he ran a store at one time on Bridge St.   We live in the US and are coming to Ballyhaunis for the first time on May 4th through May 6th.  Is there any Town records or library I can visit in Ballyhaunis to gain any information or records on my families history. ? Also is their anyone in the town who may be a relative from the Fitmaurice/McGarry LIne?  I also Know that Peter's daughter Cecelia was married to a Browne and stayed in the area. I am hoping maybe we could connect with the Browne family as well. The picture I am showing is my grandmother Catherine and two of her sisters ( children of Peter and Margaret). I believe the photo may have been taken in Chicago where they first lived in the US.

Regards Rosemary Davis From New Jersey


Tuesday 11th April 2017, 03:16AM

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  • Rosemary:

    Welcome to ireland Reaching Out!

    Here is info on the library branch in Ballyhaunis. Note they will be closed on Thursday the 4th. See additional info below.

    Contact Information:

    Eleanor Freyne, Librarian
    Clare Street, 
    Co. Mayo, 
    +353 (0)94 9630161


    Monday: Closed 
    Tuesday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm 
    Wednesday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm 
    Thursday: Closed 
    Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm 
    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    We do not have a parish liaison for the Ballyhaunis area. A lot of information can be found online either on free sites or subscription sites. I located a transcription of the 1870 civil marriage record for Peter and Margaret. The record shows where Peter and Margaret lived and the names of their fathers. It appears they had 13 children Peter 1871 James 1872 Mary 1874 Ellen 1876 Andrew 1878 Cecelia 1881 Michael 1882 Catherine 1884 John 1886 Honoria 1889 Bridget 1891 Margaret 1893 Anne 1896 Two of the children were deceased by 1911. Also below are the 1901 and 1911 census reocrds for the family. I also located the 1923 civil death record for Peter. You will have to sign-in to see the record. I looked for a Margaret death record with no success. Do you know her year of death. I can also get the civil birth records of the children if you are interested. Have a great trip!

    Also, we have an XO Chronicles site where you can add the stories of ancestors who emigrated

    Lastly, I will look for possible phone numbers for any Browne's in the area.

    Roger McDonnell

    Date of Marriage:31-Jan-1870
    Parish / District:Ballyhaunis district
    County:Co. Mayo
    Husband  PeterFitzmaurice  Address Forthill
    Wife  MargaretMcGarryAddress:ForthillClagnagh

    Husband's Father  Peter Fitzmaurice
    Wife's FatherName:James McGarry



    Castlemore Roscommon

    Tuesday 11th April 2017, 04:36PM
  • Rosemary:

    Here is the link to the online phone book  We don't give out personal info directly. There are a lot of Brownes in Mayo. None in Ballyhaunis that I can see. Four or five in the nearby town of Claremorris. Make sure you use the Residential TAB.


    Castlemore Roscommon

    Tuesday 11th April 2017, 04:42PM
  • Dear Roger,

    Thank you so much for all of this information.  The death info on Margaret McGarry Fitzmaurice that I have is as  Follows:

    14 May, 1942 Sregg, Ballybaunis, Mayo.  I would like to find her grave site and Peter's as well.  I am hoping the librarian may be able to help me.

    I will also try the phone book as well. If you find out any other info on the Living Relatives I would appreciate it


    Rosemary Davis




    Tuesday 18th April 2017, 03:48PM
  • Rosemary:

    Here is a link to the civil death record for Margaret. You will have to sign-in to see the record. Find a Grave has info on many graves in Ballyhaunis including many Fitzmaurice records



    Castlemore Roscommon

    Wednesday 19th April 2017, 03:54PM