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I have found a Barbara ( birthdate/parents unknown) Folan who gave birth to Mary Folan ( No father entered in the document) on 18th October 1920. I'm curious to know what happened to them.


The Folans are my family and I'm wondering if and how these two are related to me, if they left the workhouse together or got separated. 


Any help tracing their records would be amazing. I can't find admissions and discharges from the workhouse, do they exist? 


Claire Matwiy

Tuesday 5th Dec 2023, 08:59AM

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  • Be careful there are five Mary Folan's born that year in the same area.


    Tuesday 5th Dec 2023, 09:23AM
  • Claire,

    Barbara may have later married the father of Mary. Over 100 years have elapsed since the event.

    Better left there!



    Tuesday 5th Dec 2023, 09:30AM
  • There’s information about Oughterard Workhouse in this link, together with an address to contact re records.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 5th Dec 2023, 09:43AM

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