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Offline Sinann

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Re: Frain Family
« Reply #18 on: Friday 23 June 17 23:33 BST (UK) »
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Offline Nurmal

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Re: Frain Family
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 07 July 18 15:02 BST (UK) »
To Yllek and Frainj
Apologies for not replying to your posts.  I did not receive notifications due to changing my email shortly after my last post.
I have followed up some of the information I found and the direct lines from my ggrandfather have very few descendants living in Ireland.
John and family (son of John, my grandfathers (Pat) brother and brother to Thomas) live in Dublin but the rest of the family (98 at the last count) live in the Aston/Birmingham area.  I remember as a child my grandfather went to Birmingham for two weeks each year and two weeks to Carrownaraha to visit.
They originally went to England for about six months during winter to obtain work in the building trade and spent the rest of the year on the smallholding. As time went on some of the family took permanent work in England and as the parents and grandparents got older and started to retire they also moved to be near the family.
As to the Doogery and its variants the dwelling was near the N5 the Castlebar to Swinford road at Carrownaraha (a suburb of Ballyvary).  A couple of miles after passing through Ballyvary there is a road on the right hand side of the road that leads to the dwelling.  It is also the road to Doohana (?!).
I have a lot more information if you are still following this line.

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