For those that don't know where it is...
Wouldn't worry too much about photos, I was referring to those who get
helped by other people then visit g/yards and refuse to take a few
photos that might help some one else!!
On 25/06/2015 17:27, Valerie Ackroyd via wrote:
Vi would probably be the best person to respond but perhaps someone
else might know….
My Gilleece family come from Aghyoule. There is also probably a Reilly connection there
too because even though my great grandparents moved to Drumrush, Cavan and thence to
Belturbet after they married, they married in Knockninny; I figure they would have had to
have met there somehow. And there are several Reilly families living there. Maybe my great
grandfather went to work on a cousin or uncle’s farm and met my great grandmother who was
living on the next farm or something.
Saw some Gilleece headstones (sorry, Dave, I didn’t know about the photographing
project back then or I would have photographed as much as I could) but nothing older than
1930. Without knowing my great grandparents’ siblings, nothing I could match.
So, given the sparsity of info on Aghyoule, I always thought that, back in the 1850s, it
must have been sparsely populated and one of the small town lands. But as I am doing this
project on population changes for Clive, I was surprised to see that Aghyoule was actually
one of the most populated of the Kinawley town lands: 463 people in 1841 and 388 in 1851.
So here I sit, wondering how I could possibly connect with anybody who has lived in
Aghyoule long enough to know the history of the area. Because it doesn’t seem like, online
at least, anyone has written any history.
Val, taking a transcribing breather
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