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Costello Family

My maternal family (Costello) began with my great grandfather, Edward Costello, arriving in Boston in the late 1880s (my grandmother was one of nine). Edward was born in 1866 in Castlemore/Kilcomman to Redmond and Winifred (I have his parish baptismal record but would love to know church). Redmond and Winifred's burial records indicate Swin(e)ford. 

I found Edward's parents' (Redmond and Brigid Flanagan) marriage record from March 1832.

I can't find Redmond or Brigid's baptismal records - or if they had other children (siblings to Edward).

Any help?

Also, Edward's brother, Thoma (Thomas) was with his wife and children on the 1911 Census - so I would love to find family there (Ballaghaderreen).



Saturday 13th August 2016, 11:35PM

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  • Redmond and Brigid were Edward's grandparents. Sorry.


    Saturday 13th August 2016, 11:38PM
  • Patti:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out

    The church is the Cathedral of the Annunciation and St. Nathys which is in Ballaghaderreen town. Here is a link to our Ireland Reaching Out parish page   which has a picture of the Cathedral and other links. The Cathedral is the seat for the Diocese of Achonry. All parishes in the Diocese are in either Sligo or Mayo except for the Cathedral. Ballaghaderreen and nearby townlands were in Mayo until legislation in 1898 moved the area to Roscommon.

    It appears that your Costello family was from Knockanaconny townland which is the same townland my Roddy family came from before they died out. Knockanaconny is about a mile outside of Ballaghaderreen.

    I located two Edward Costello baptismal records in Ballaghaderreen in 1866. Which one is for your great-grandfather? I can then check for siblings.

    Baptismal records for Ballaghaderreen church do not start until 1851

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Edward CostelloDate of Birth:28-Jan-1866
    Date of Baptism:1-Jan-0Address:CreganneParish/District:BALLAGHADREENGender:MaleCountyCo. Roscommon
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:John CostelloMother:Brigid McDonnellOccupation:Ng
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Pat CostelloSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Winny McDonnell

    Name:Edward CostelloDate of Birth:28-Aug-1866
    Date of Baptism:1-Jan-0Address:CastlemoreParish/District:BALLAGHADREENGender:MaleCountyCo. Roscommon
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Richard CostelloMother:Winifred DoudOccupation:Ng
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Thomas GrennanSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Winifred Grennan

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Sunday 14th August 2016, 12:19AM
  • Patti:

    I forgot to mention that if your family was from Knockanaconny, I can check with someone to see if there are still Costellos in the townland. I know there are Costellos in the general area.


    Castlemore Roscommon

    Sunday 14th August 2016, 12:22AM