Photos from Ballyhip

Some of The Maxwells

Margaret McConnell (nee Maxwell) was kind enough to allow us to scan these photos to include on the site. They come from an album put together by Margarets’ Auntie Delia Coen for Mags. All the photos are of relatives of the Maxwell family Ballyhip.

Joe, Seamus & Mike Maxwell, Ballyhip, 1958. Note the Cleaves on the Donkey full of turf fresh from the bog.
Mags McConnell
Bridget Maxwell & Family, Ballyhip. Relatives visiting from America standing at the back.
Mags McConnell
Aunty Agnes Maxwell visiting from America with John Maxwell on knee, 1939
Mags McConnell
Bridget Maxwell & Bridget Jennings Ballyhip 1930's
Mags McConnell
Harry & Onnie Gill Shraugh
Mags McConnell
B O'Toole,M Gibbons,B Maxwell & B Jennings, Ballyhip, 1938
Mags McConnell
Lackie 1938
Mags McConnell

Comments about this page

  • My maternal Grandmother and Grandfather came to America from Ballyhip and Louisburgh. She was Bridget Jennings, came in 1922, he was Martin O’Toole. I don’t know exactly when he came over but around the same time.

    I see both surnames in these photos and both mothers of my grandparents were named Bridget. I wondered if there is a relation?

    I live in Illinois, near to Chicago and welcome any information. Thank you. 

    By Mary Eileen McMahan (04/04/2020)
  • My Grandfather was John Maxwell of Ballyhip.

    He was the eldest son of James and Bridget and told me stories about him and his best friend when they were young boys. His best friend is in one of the photos, his name was Lackie.

    Fantastic page.

    By Peter Parker (18/06/2017)
  • These pictures are great.

    My great grandfather William Maxwell was born in Louisburgh about 1866. His father Philip Maxwell was a tailor in Louisburgh and his mother was Catherine Kenny. He lived on Long Street and earlier Bridge Street. I have always wondered if Philip was from the Ballyhip Maxwells.

    I know that back in the 1970’s a priest in Louisburgh talked to some of the Ballyhip Maxwells to see if they knew of relatives who were tailors and they said they did.

    By Ellen Brewin (14/12/2013)
  • I believe the Agnes Maxwell in the picture may be the following:

    Many Louisburgh Irish moved to Clinton, Ma.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA) – Saturday, October 25, 1997

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Agnes (Maxwell) Paine Proulx of 79 Old Wellington Road, formerly of Clinton and Manchester, Mass., died Thursday at Hanover Hill Healthcare Facility after an illness. She leaves her husband of 54 years, Reginald E. Proulx; a sister, Delia Cummings of Newton; several nieces and nephews. Her first husband, George Paine, died in 1943. She was born in Lewisburg, County Mayo, Ireland, daughter of James and Bridget (Kilcoyne) Maxwell, and lived in Clinton and Manchester, Mass., for many years before moving here. She worked at the Colonial Press in Clinton. She was a member of St. Catherine Church in Manchester, N.H. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Catherine Church, Webster St. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Hampshire Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301. Connor-Healy Funeral Home, Manchester, N.H., is directing arrangements.

    By Ellen Brewin (14/12/2013)
  • I’ve enjoyed seeing these old photos from Ballyhip. My paternal grandfather, James Kilcoyne was born and raised in Derreen. I have visited Derreen three times since 2005 and hope to visit again in the Spring of this year (2013).

    By Mary Kilcoyne McNally (09/02/2013)

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