Duggan Family, Cahir, Louisburgh

I am carrying out some research on the Duggan family of Cahir, out near the GAA pitch in Louisburgh.

By Anita Hawkes

Photo:Bridget McEvilly from Roonagh who married Thomas Duggan

Bridget McEvilly from Roonagh who married Thomas Duggan

Anita Hawkes

My mum Nora Duggan, still hail and hearty at 97 years was one of 8 children born to Martin Duggan and Molly Burns (Lecanvey). The grandparents were Thomas Duggan and Bridget McEvilly from Roonagh. 

It was said of Bridget McEvilly, she could keep a house on top of the Reek, so self sufficient and thrifty was she. They made their own butter, carded the wool, made blankets, knotted socks, made willow baskets for going to the bog. She was great for all the old cures.

Her family came from Roonagh where they had a seaweed  'factory' to produce iodine.

My mum Nora, had seven siblings. Tommy (who set up the Clew Bay Hotel in Louisburgh and married Evelyn McDermot of McDermots hotel), John, Anne, Breege, Mary, Kay and Martin. Nora is the only surviving member in Ireland but has 4 siblings in England, all in good health.

More photos to follow when I have good internet!

Photo:Nora, Martin and Anne Duggan, Caher, Louisburgh

Nora, Martin and Anne Duggan, Caher, Louisburgh

Anita Hawkes

Photo:Louisburgh school group with Mary Duggan in the middle

Louisburgh school group with Mary Duggan in the middle

Anita Hawkes

Photo:The Duggan Clan, Louisburgh, Co Mayo

The Duggan Clan, Louisburgh, Co Mayo

This page was added by Anita Hawkes on 08/06/2017.
Comments about this page

I found the obituary of Walter McEvilly.  Do you have this?  

By Bill Garrity
On 03/11/2017

I loved reading this and seeing these pictures.

Mary Ann Burns Duggan is my first cousin, three times "removed". I had only three children listed in my family tree, the children of Martin and Mary (Katie, Martin and Thomas) and didn’t know anything more, so thank you.

Mary's father was John Burns and his  sister was Mary Burns Geraty, my 2nd great grandmother.

Tina DeFinis

By Tina DeFinis
On 03/11/2017

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