Belinda O'Dowd (also known as Bridget Mary O'Dowd) was born October 8,1875 in Ballyeeskin, Skreen, Sligo.

Her father was Patrick O'Dowd born about 1851 in Skreen, Sligo. Her mother was Jane O'Dowd (Giblin) born about 1853 in Ballyeeskin, Skreen, Sligo. Patrick and Jane were married on March 29,1872 in Templeboy, Skreen, Sligo. 

Belinda married Patrick Finnegan on January 10,1911 in Ballyeeskin, Skreen, Sligo.  They had one son Michael John Finnegan, born September 15,1912 in Ballyeeskin, Skreen, Sligo. 

They moved to the United States of America in 1923. They left from Liverpool, England on 26 June 1923 and arrived at Ellis Island in New York, USA on 2 July 1923.  They lived in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA. Belinda became a United State Citizen on 29 January 1929. She died on 17 Septemnber 1954 and was buered at Stant Charles Roman Catholic Cemetery, Farmingdale, Nassau County, New York, USA.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Oct 1875
Date of Death 1st Sep 1954


  • What a stunning photo!

    Rua, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘︎

    Friday 30th November 2018 11:29AM
  • The name Belinda O'Dowd caught my eye because the married name of one of my Irish ancestors was Belinda Dowd. Alas, I cannot identify any other connection between the two families. The Belinda Dowd in my family was Belinda Coffey (aka Bella) circa 1791, location unknown. She married John Kerr Dowd in Athlone, Co. Roscommon in 1814, and died in Athlone in 1856.  One of her children died in childhood, four daughters (including Arabella) emigrated to  Australia together in 1850, and I am still trying to discover what happened to the other two sons and one daughter. Perhaps there could be a link there. 

    On another branch of my family tree, I have a Bridget Mary who may have actually been christened Mary Bridget.  I agree with Rua that you have an amazing photograph of your ancestor.


    Sunday 3rd March 2019 10:20PM
  • What a lovely photograph.  Have I got it right that the Mother Jane, was 9 when she was married and 12 when she had Belinda. My word that is young.


    Sunday 3rd March 2019 10:37PM
  • Rua. and brianandcarole, Thank you. The photo was taken in the United States at my parents wedding back in Feb. 1936.

    brianandcarole, The dates for her Mother and Father are incorrect. I have not been researching my Tree for awhile now. I am just getting back to it.

    IrishGreatGrands , My Belinda O'Dowd was born BRIDGET O'DOWD per the Certified Copy of her Birth Register that I have.  My Belinda married Patrick Finnegan on 10 Jan 1911 in Skreen, Sligo. The first time I found Bridget using the name Belinda was on the `1911 Census of Ireland. And then on the Ships Manifest when she came from Liverpool, England in June 1923.

    If any of you want more information on my Family Tree you could email me or just post a comment. My email is

    Thank you Brian



    Monday 4th March 2019 12:31AM

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