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Hi, I am visiting co Roscommon in June this year (2024) and I am trying to find some information about Malachy Fallon and Bridget Mulligan.(my great great grandparents. I know they were farmers in Ballyglass (Griffiths valuation - Robert H Gunning) Their children were Catherine 1842-1921,Patrick Joseph 1849 -1932, Bridgidam 1851, John 1855, Malechiam 1862, Michael.  I can't find their marriage notice or birth notices for Malachy and Bridget and parishes where married , baptised.  I have their death notices Malachy died 9.7.1883 and Bridget 10.3.1896 both died at Ballyglass. Malachy was 71 when he died so his birth would have been around 1812? Bridget was 80 when she died so her birth around 1816? The children's birth/baptism notices were at Killinvoy Parish.

I am assuming that maybe Knockcroghery (St John's ?) Also where they are buried ? I would love to visit their gravesites. I have been on Find A Grave and not having any luck locating them. Any information would be greatly appreciated I will be staying at Ballyglass during my travels.


Monday 15th Apr 2024, 05:17AM

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  • shryl:

    The records for Knockcroghery (Killinvoy) RC parish start in July 1841. There are no records for 1858-1859. Likely the marriage was before July 1841. There are Malachy Fallon and Bridget Mulligan baptismal records in St. Peter's Athlone church around 1820 and earlier but that parish is two parishes to the south of Knockcroghery and those records are likely for other individuals.

    Checked the Griffiths Valuation for 1855 and I assume Loughlin Fallon in Ballyglass was your Malachy? 

    Not sure if we have a volunteer in the area but if you have not done so already could you complete this form regarding your June trip?


    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 15th Apr 2024, 02:35PM
  • shryl,

    Roots Ireland transcription shows a Malachy Fallon baptised 16 Feb 1862, RC parish of Knockcroghery. Parents - Malachy Fallon & Brigid Mulligan. Sponsors - Patrick Murray & Eleanor Murray.




    Monday 15th Apr 2024, 03:01PM
  • From rootsireland, here is a transcription of Brigid's 1851 baptismal record.

    Name:Brigid Fallon

      Date of Baptism:09-Nov-1851



    CountyCo. Roscommon

    Denomination:Roman Catholic

    Father:Malachy Fallon

    Mother:Brigid Mulligan

    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:John Mullin
    Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Brigid Mulligan



    Monday 15th Apr 2024, 03:48PM
  • thank you for your input into my message. Yes I think the Loughlin Fallon in Griffiths Valuation is Malachy Fallon. Although I did find a Malachy Fallon and Michael and John Mulligan - farmers on the Griffiths Valuation as well. Michael and John Mulligan might be related to Bridget Mulligan?

    Malachy Fallon b 1862 and Bridget b 1851 are two of their children.

    Should I follow up on the two from St Peters Athlone parish? 

    I will definitely fill in the form for when we are visiting Ballyglass and areas . I would love to meet someone for some assistance.

    Thank you again for your help everyone.




    Wednesday 17th Apr 2024, 12:24AM
  • shryl:

    I don't know how you can relate the Athlone baptismal records to your ancestors.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 17th Apr 2024, 10:39PM
  • Hi Roger,

    I know I am grabbing at straws, it just is so hard to get certain document clarification for some people. I suppose you are suggesting that people didn't move too far in those times. Both of these people were born pre 1820 , so will have to assume that they came from the Killinvoy  (Knockcroghery)  parish.


    Thursday 18th Apr 2024, 01:24AM
  • Hi Roger,

    I filled the form out on the  website regarding a visit and the meet and greet facility.

    That would be wonderful if I could meet someone during our visit to Athlone.

    I haven't received a reply yet , is it still available to me? I have put in all of my details in the form on the website.




    Tuesday 30th Apr 2024, 04:58AM
  • Shryl:

    I will followup.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 1st May 2024, 07:34PM
  • thank you Roger.


    Wednesday 1st May 2024, 10:19PM

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