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Hello:  My name is Dennis Patrick McGuire and I am researching my great grandparents, Denis Patrick McGuire and his wife Mary Reilly to America in 1863 from Roscommon.  I suspect they came from Kilglass because statistically so many McGuire's and McDermott's lived in Kilglass.

The McGuire family, two parents, 10 children, one sister in law, Bridget Reilly (1829), and two friends, all listed from Roscommon were passengers onboard The Cultivator, out of Liverpool to New York City in 1863.

I do not know if their friends were relatives: Michael McCorrick (sp?) DOB est. 1828 and James McCarrick DOB est 1845 from Roscommon.

I suspect four of the oldest McGuire children, Hugh (1842), Jane (1845), Elizabeth (1846) and James (1848) were from Denis' first wife who must have died, Elizabeth McDermott McGuire.  I estimate her date of death to be between 1848 and 1856. 

We have so far researched unsuccessfully for any of Denis, Mary or Elizabeth's birth, marriage or death records.

Any help finding a connection in Kilglass will be greatly appreciated.


Dennis P McGuire

Charlestown, Rhode Island





Tuesday 11th Apr 2023, 12:19AM

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  • In Griffith's Valuation of Roscommon in 1858, there were two heads of household named Denis Maguire. Both lived in Kilglass parish.

      Source Surname First Name Townland Parish County  
      Griffith Maguire Denis Legan Kilglass Co. Roscommon  
      Griffith McGuire Denis Drumman More Kilglass Co. Roscommon  




    Tuesday 11th Apr 2023, 12:38AM

    In 1833, there were four Denis McGuires who were heads of household in the Tithe Applotment Books.


    Mcguire      Denis          Dooan         Kilglass      Roscommon         1833

    Mcguire      Denis            Aghoo      Kilglass      Roscommon         1833

    Mcguire      Denis            Dowane    Kilglass      Roscommon         1833

    Mcguire      Denis Daniel        Aghoo        Kilglass      Roscommon          1833


    See records here:…


    Tuesday 11th Apr 2023, 12:42AM

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