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My second great grandfather was Michael Dolan born in Ballinlough in June 1864. His parents were Peter Dolan of Ballinlough, and Ellin Fitzmaurice of Mayo. I'm looking for any information on Michael's parents or grandparents.

Also looking for any descendents of Peter and Ellin that may still live in the area. Michael came to the U.S. in the late 1880s. I know he had several other siblings, but not sure where they ended up. I believe they're names were Mary Anne, Patrick, Honor, Margaret, and John.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Meghan J

Wednesday 8th May 2019, 02:54PM

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  • Meghan:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and located Michael Dolan's baptismal record in Ballinlough RC parish. The trancription is below and shows he was born on September 8, 1863. I need to check the register and see if that was the baptismal date. Baptisms normally occurred soon after a birth.The transcription shows Clooncallagee as the townland which is likely Clooncalgy or Clooncalgy Beg or Clooncalgy More all in Kiltullagh civil parish not far from the Mayo border. Michael had four older siblings: John 1856 Honor 1857 Patrick 1859 Mary Anne 1861 and a younger sister Margaret 1866. I was unable to locate a marriage record. I checked the 1901 census records and found the family. Peter had died but Ellen was living with her son Patrick and his family.     Here is the 1911 census

    Let me know what questions you have.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Michael DolanDate of Birth:08-Sep-1863
    Date of Baptism:
    Address:ClooncallageeParish/District:BALLINLOUGH RCGender:MaleCountyCo. Roscommon
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Peter DolanMother:Eleanor FitzmauriceOccupation:

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    Informant 1:Thomas Griffin Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Anne Fitzmaurice 

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 8th May 2019, 04:02PM
  • Meghan:

    I searched on the free site and located a 1919 civil death record for Ellen Dolan. It shows that she was 79 although the 1911 census had her listed as 90.

    I did not locate a good record for Peter Dolan.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 8th May 2019, 04:06PM
  • Roger,

    Thank you so much for your help! These links are great. I really appreciate it.


    Meghan J

    Friday 10th May 2019, 11:23AM

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