How is this for serendipity? I knew that " The Gathering" is taking place all across Ireland this year, but I only found out after I had decided to go that the week I am there is the week that…Continue
"Hello Gerry, sorry I have just seen your reply to my post, so far I have only been able to find put about my great great grandfather who would have been born around 1812, then my great grandfather, and grandfather. I believe that the Boshell family…"
May 23, 2013
Sheila Lucy Hemmings just added their location. (via Member Map)
"I would love to be able to do this, my own Irish heritage is a bit mixed up, my father's family, the Boshells originated in Alsace Lorraine, and seem to have arrived in Ireland via England, my great grandmothers family, the McLaughlins, came…"
"Hi Sheila: My mom is also from Mayo, under the shadow of Mt. Nephin. Her brother, my Uncle John, married a woman whose aunt, Mary Mangan, was lost on Titanic. My cousins were very involved in the commemoration of that tragedy last year in Lahardane…"
"Hello Ger, thanks for that, I will do.. I will be in Mayo, (Ballina) from the 2nd to the 9th of August and I am really looking forward to it, I hope to catch up with members of my family still in Ballina and visit a few places whilst I am there."
"Reach out to fellow member Jim Curley, Sheila, using either the search field on the site or the Members link in the 'nav bar' below our logo. And search on the site using the word Mayo and see who else might pop up. Guys and gals, you can…"
My father was from Ballina, Co. Mayo, and though I was born and have lived all my life in England, I have always regarded Ireland as my home, I went back to Ballina last year after 30 years away, and found out a lot of my family history that I didn't know, my maiden name is Boshell, and my grandmother was a Grimes, my great grandmother a McLaughlin.
Hi Sheila: My mom is also from Mayo, under the shadow of Mt. Nephin. Her brother, my Uncle John, married a woman whose aunt, Mary Mangan, was lost on Titanic. My cousins were very involved in the commemoration of that tragedy last year in Lahardane and I spoke about that commemoration at several venues in New Jersey.
Welcome to the New Wild Geese and enjoy your "gathering."
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