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Hi,

School Reunion taking place in next couple of weeks.  Cannot trace one particular student - one reliable classmate suggests that the individual has passed away, possibly in late 1980's to mid 1990's, in West of Ireland, but not really sure.  Anyone able to do a search of newspapers for West of Ireland (its probably the best starting point) and focus on death notices in national papers and obituaries (if required) in regional papers.

The surname in question isnt very common, so it shouldn't take too long.

Please pm me if you can help.

Thanks very much.

Ballyheeragh





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Reunion of 1981 class in Ireland: Need help from someone in Reading, Berkshire

I'm a classmate of a gentleman whose widowed mother lives in Reading, Berkshire.  We're having a 40th anniversary reunion of our class group that finished secondary school in a west of Ireland boarding school in 1981.  The reunion is scheduled for Sept 25th.  Until this week, we had no idea what happened to our classmate Ė his parents were English, so we thought for a while that they and he had moved back to England.   

We learned on Friday that his mother (a widow) now lives on Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire (I have the full address).   Unfortunately, we don't have a phone number for the lady. We're running out of time, so we want to reach her asap - if anyone can help we'd be thrilled. The reunion will bring at least two thirds of the class together for the first time in 40 years, so we donít want to leave any stone unturned in trying to trace our classmate.   

Is there anyone on the forum based in Reading, Berkshire or who has close connections.  Are you likely to be passing that neighbourhood in the next few days and have time to deliver a message to the lady.  Please pm me if you think you can help and I'll provide the full name and address.  Hopefully, she'll be able to provide us with contact details for her son.

Thanks very much.

Ballyheeragh

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Hi,
Trying to track a classmate for a school reunion - leaving cert class 1981 - English born classmate whose family lived in Tuam area during 1976 to 1982 (and possibly a bit earlier/later).  My classmate (and perhaps the rest of the family) probably moved back to UK in the early/mid 1980s. 

If I was able to find the first names of one/both of the parents of my classmate, it might help me figure out  where the family lived in the UK, get birth records etc - perhaps someone on this site has a telephone directory for the west of Ireland covering any year in the 1976 to 1982 period (or a couple of years earlier/later) who might be able to look up the family name (an uncommon name in the West of Ireland).  From our school yearbook, I know the precise address the family lived at in Tuam.

Any help or suggestions of other avenues that might be explored greatly appreciated.

Thanks very much.
Ballyheeragh

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Hi,
Apologies if this post is inappropriate (I dont want to be banned from this site!) or in the wrong place on the site.  We've got a 40th anniversary of our Leaving Cert Class to celebrate in late September 2021 - West of Ireland boarding school that drew pupils from neighbouring counties and further afield.   

We've had a lot of success tracing the majority of the group, but a handful are eluding us.  One of the elusive students was born in the UK (England most likely) and his parents probably came to Ireland to work (dont think he had local family connections etc.) and its possible that the gentleman in question returned to the UK after leaving school - it's highly likely that he attended university as he was consistently in the top two or three students in his class. 

So far, I've tried google searches, LinkedIn, Facebook with no success - lots of people in our age bracket (56-58 years) wouldn't be active on social media. 

As indicated above, the UK (England) is the most likely place to search.  I've no idea if there are mechanisms to find a living person in the UK - electoral lists, professional directories, lists of graduates from universities etc that can be accessed online. 

We're starting to run out of time, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks very much.

Ballyheeragh

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Galway / Re: Tuam/Mill Town Blue Pig Bar
« on: Saturday 04 February 17 11:48 GMT (UK)  »
It should be......haven't drove that road for almost a year, but I'll check it next time.....the Tuam - Claremorris railway line (closed since the 1970's/80s) runs along side the pub, so that's your marker.  As you'll see on Google, the pub is located approx. one mile north-west of Milltown.


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Galway / Re: Milltown, Co Galway
« on: Wednesday 07 May 14 23:35 BST (UK)  »
The following link gives some details about the Ballyglass/Milltown area on the Mayo/Galway border and it might be helpful in the context of your research.  It also includes a photo that contains several people from Cloonagh.  There is another photo  on the same page that mentions cloonaghgarve.

http://www.panoramio.com/user/6717056?show=all

Hope this helps.

Regards

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Mayo / Re: Marriage records for Crossboyn/Ballyglass area
« on: Wednesday 07 May 14 23:30 BST (UK)  »
The following link gives some details about the Ballyglass/Milltown area on the Mayo/Galway border and it might be helpful in the context of your research.

http://www.panoramio.com/user/6717056?show=all

Regards

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Galway / Re: Milltown, Co Galway
« on: Tuesday 06 May 14 09:03 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

A lot of my people come from the Milltown area, and I know it pretty well......I havent looked up any maps or searched on line, but there is definitely a townland in the parish called Cloonagh so perhaps Cloonaghnew is just a "distortion" of that and the word "new" might have been added on to distinguish two different sets of houses in the townland....does that sound realistic?

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