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Thread #27215 Message #332685
Posted By: Robby
02-Nov-00 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: Irish surname pronunciation
Subject: RE: Irish surname pronounciation
Where in Ireland? Well, if I have remembered my family history, Danny Meehan and Bridget McGoldrick, two of my paternal great grandparents, were from the County Cork and came to the US in 1872 and 1875 respectively. Patrick Giblin, the other paternal greatgrandfather, came from the County Mayo, and his wife, Mary Kennedy, was born somewhere in Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately, most of those on my mother's side who would have known some of the family histories of the Loughneys and the Donnellys had already gone the long meander by the time I was old enough to even know there was a place called Ireland. Trying to trace them back has proven to be difficult.