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I have gathered research on my great grandfather Michael Nihill of East Cloontra County Clare, in hopes that I can someday visit Ireland and hear some more stories of the Nihill family. My great grandfather was one of the 10 children of John Nihill and Bridget Millane. Most of his siblings emigrated to San Francisco one by one in the late 1880s. Only three of Michael's siblings stayed in Ireland; James Nihill (1874-1959), Catherine Halvey (1885-1948) and (1889-1973) Of these three, only two had children. Therefore, I am probably seeking the living relatives of James Nihill and Bridget Tucker, who had 5 children and the descendents of John Nihill and Christina Whelan, who had 6 children.

I look forward to hearing from anyone with any information.

Thank you

Annie Scott






Monday 12th Dec 2022, 04:48AM

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  • Perhaps email the local studies librarian in the Clare Co. Library. If he cannot assist you, perhaps he might point you in the right direction. Good luck. Contact: Mr. Peter Beirne Tel. 065-6846271 Email: Local Studies Centre, Clare County Library, The Manse, Harmony Row, Ennis, V95 R236.


    Monday 12th Dec 2022, 01:45PM
  • Local volunteer contacted.

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 12th Dec 2022, 01:53PM
  • Thank you!


    Sunday 18th Dec 2022, 09:42PM
  • Hi Anniscott: Thank you for your message to the IrelandXO message board. I may be able to assist you with your query. I will contact a local person about the name as I believe that there is still a family in that area. If you would like to contact me directly at:, please feel free to do so. Happy New Year! All the best, Jane

    Tulla Clare, IrelandXO Volunteer

    Wednesday 28th Dec 2022, 09:03PM

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