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Hi, I’ve been looking for a Edward P Galligan 

Edward P Galligan

Born about  in Dansbridge Cavan, IrelandImage removed.

Son of [father unknown] and (under of this)

[sibling(s) unknown]

Husband of  — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

DESCENDANTS Image removed.

Father of  and 

Died  at about age 51 [location unknown]

He’s been my Brick wall (as well as his wife) for years. If anyone has any information I would love it if you could share it. 


Monday 3rd Oct 2022, 07:05PM

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  • Hi Alice,

    I can understand your frustration. Firstly may I ask where you have gotten your information about Edward P Galligan from? I haven't been able to find a Danesbridge listed as a townsland or as a place on the map of Ireland. So I think if we can start there and see where it takes us.


    PaulM, Longford Volunteer ☘️

    Thursday 3rd Nov 2022, 12:31AM
  • I believe this came from a poorly researched tree on Ancestry for Edwd Galigan, Below is the linked source transcription:

    Birth 1807, Dansbridge, Cavan, Cavan, Ireland. is linked to this source:

    Name Edward Galligan

    Baptism Age 0

    Event Type Baptism

    Birth Date 1807

    Baptism Date 8 May 1807

    Baptism Place Castlepollard, Westmeath, Ireland

    Parish Variants Lickblea, Lickblea and Wheran, Rathgarraf, Wheran

    Diocese Meath

    Father Peter Galligan

    Mother Margaret Reagh


    The baptism is given correctly just below the birth.

    Edward Keogh

    Saturday 5th Nov 2022, 04:21PM
  • Hi again

    I had a problem connecting Edward with his parents with the information give, however when I looked at the online written copy of his baptism record I believe the following is correct. 

    Edward Galligan

    Baptism May 8th 1807

    Father: Peter Galligan.   Mother: Margaret Keogh (not Reagh)

    Sponsors: Patrick Dolan and Catherine 

    If I find any other information I will pass it on here





    PaulM, Longford Volunteer ☘️

    Monday 7th Nov 2022, 08:59PM

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