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I'm trying to research my grandmother, Hannah Lally. My Dad wrote that she was always secretive about her background and he thought she was from Ballina - however, as far as I can tell, the only Hannah Lally of the right sort of age on the 1901 and 1911 censuses was from Knockshanbo, near Belmullet. Am I in the right parish here in Kilmore? She left Ireland while still a teenager and married my grandfather, John Carey from Glencullen Lower, in Northumberland (UK) in 1915. Any help  trying to find my way around this would be much appreciated - we are coming over to the Belmullet area in May in the hope of finding out a bit more. 

Justi

Sunday 19th March 2017, 09:28PM

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  • Justi:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    You are in the right parish for Knockshanbo.

    Here is a link to the civil birth record for Hannah. You will have to sign-in to see the record.  https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_return...

    I will alert our parish liaiison for Belmullet about your message.

    Roger McDonnell

     

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 19th March 2017, 11:08PM
  • Oh wow, thanks so much for this, Roger! I'd found her in the census but hadn't been able to find a birth date. Have you got any ideas about what to do next, to try and find out if this is really my grandmother? 

     

     

    Justi

    Monday 20th March 2017, 04:16PM
  • Justi:

    Does the marriage record show anything about parents?

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 21st March 2017, 07:54PM
  • Please Contact me as Hannah was my neighbour. 

    Her Mother was Mary Geoghegan, and her  Father: James Lally.

    Phil

    Phil Mc Intyre

    Friday 7th April 2017, 05:47PM
  • Gosh, really? Thanks for getting in touch!

    What can you tell me about her and her family?

    Regards

    Justi

     

    Justi

    Saturday 8th April 2017, 07:27AM
  • Justi 

    The Hannah I Mentioned is not right one for your family as she stayed in Belmullet. 

    But will keep trying for you as there were quite a few Hannah Lally here. 

    Phil

     

     

    Phil Mc Intyre

    Sunday 9th April 2017, 02:43AM
  • Justi 

    Can you email me at: 

    ptviewpl@gmail.com

    Phil Mc Intyre

    Sunday 9th April 2017, 04:25AM
  • Justi

    Have you any Connections with Limmerick or Co Galway, 

    My apologies,  The Hannah Lally I KNOW Of  married in one of the above Counties

    Please contact 

    Phil

    ptviewpl@gmail.com

     

    Phil Mc Intyre

    Monday 10th April 2017, 03:00PM
  • With the help of Phil we have managed to track my grandmother, Hannah Lally, from Pullacopple, Knockshanbo, to Devon where she was in service and then to Northumberland where she met and married my grandfather, John Carey from Glencullen Lower. Such an exciting journey! :)

    Justi

    Sunday 30th April 2017, 08:09PM