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Leitrim Wild Roses

A members' group for anyone with ancestors from County Leitrim.

Members: 7
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2016

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Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on May 22, 2013 at 5:54am

Click on my name to go to my profile and see the special custom badge I've made for anyone who joins this group as a son / daughter of Leitrim.

Comment by Nancy Fitzpatrick Caswell on November 14, 2013 at 9:06pm

I recently joined the Wild Geese. My grandpa came from the Drumkeeran area in county Leitrim. He was the youngest of 13 children. He was a blacksmith and moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. I have been to Ireland twice and have met relatives on both my grandpa and grandma's (Mayo) side. Looking forward to being a part of this site.

Comment by Douglas S. Hart on April 2, 2016 at 7:41pm

Hi - I am a new member of the Wild Geese.  My Grandmother who raised me for a time was Catherine (Katie) Rourke sometimes O'Rourke.  Her family was just outside of Carrick On Shannon.  She had sisters Annie, Agnes, and Delia and brothers Hugh and Michael - both of her brothers were apparently in the South Leitrim Brigade of the old IRA. I would like to understand the use of the "O'.  I have seen my family in Irish records both ways - in the census of 1901 and 1911 it would appear that that they preferred to use the name "Rourke". 

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