1st January 1837
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A snapshot of pre-famine local history, as described in the "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" by Samuel Lewis, 1837. (The information collected here was submitted by members of the local gentry and clergy of the time).

CURRAGHALEEN, a village, in the parish of DRUM, barony of ATHLONE, county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Athlone.

The population is returned with the parish.


  • I am a descendant of Mary Tyrell/Tirrells of Curraghaleen, Drum, Athlone, Roscommon.  She was my 3x great grandmother, daughter of James Tyrrell and Celia Fallon.  She married John Kennedy in January, 1836.  There was one daughter known of, Mary Kennedy, b. in 1841 and baptized at St. Peter's, Athlone.  John is thought to have died in the Famine and Mary and daughter emigrated to NYC in March, 1850.  Mary, the younger, married into the Giles family in 1859 and was a resident of Staten Island, NY. She died in 1893, in Elizabeth, Union Co. New Jersey.  I've contacted the Drum Heritage Society recently but have not heard from them as yet.  I would like to know more about this family and the village as well.   Thank you for any help or direction.   


    Greg Burns

    New Jersey Shore, USA


    Friday 15th May 2020 03:14PM
  • Re: Drum & St Peter's Athlone

    Dear Greg

    Have you joined https://irelandxo.com/ireland/roscommon/st-peters

    Try posting this query to our dedicated volunteer Message Board for St. Peters.

    This too could help:


    Tuesday 26th May 2020 12:26PM

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