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Link - Galway and the United Irishmen
« on: Friday 07 April 06 02:33 BST (UK) »
Among the people mentioned in the article below are:-
Hon Denis Browne (brother of Lord Sligo)
Walter Corey ( a Protestant)
Barney Doogan
Johnny Gibbons (Johnny the Outlaw)
Father Prendergast
Lord Sligo of Mayo
Click here to read an article by Samuel J. Maguire ...
"Galway and the United Irishmen - Refugees in the Countryside After 1798."

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Re: Link - Galway and the United Irishmen
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 April 06 02:48 BST (UK) »
Chris.
Thank you for that one,now added to my must remember list!
Was sad to see that some peripheral names of mine were again fighting each other,but,as the young Ned Kellysaid, such is life.
              Goggyl. :(

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Re: Link - Galway and the United Irishmen
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 October 07 18:15 BST (UK) »
 Hi Christopher this link is down.  :'(

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Re: Link - Galway and the United Irishmen
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 October 07 18:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks leprechaun,

I'll look for it later. I'm not meant to be online ... I should be dashing out for a bus to Belfast. In the meantime here's another Galway guy, Richard Kirwan (1733 - 1812), who is thought to have had connections with the United Irishmen. Click here to read more about Richard who is famed for being a scientist and eccentric. He was the second son of four, born in 1733, in Cloghballymore, Co. Galway. His family lived in the historic Cregg Castle.

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Re: Link - Galway and the United Irishmen
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 12:27 GMT (UK) »
 Hi Christopher Thankyou for this link. I will come back again to read more.
                  I find it very interesting. :)

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Re: Link - Galway and the United Irishmen
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi leprechaun, the link in the first post is working again.

I hope the ancestors of RootsChatters didn't have the pleasure of meeting The Right Hon Denis Browne who was High Sheriff of County Mayo in 1798. He believed in dealing severely with anyone who had participated in the Rising or helped in any way. It was said that for months afterwards, he had a man hanged in Castlebar every day. That's a fair number of hangings. At least the hangman's job was secure for a while. Members who are interested in statistics may like to know that the Right Honourable gentleman had about two hundred men hanged, another two hundred transported and yet another hundred more pressed into service with the British Army overseas or salt mines on the Continent. At least the guy appears to have kept the numbers in even quanities. Odd numbers look so untidy 8)

Walter Corey may have been a Protestant but a local priest, Father Edward Prendergast, was able to say Mass twice a month in Walter's house. I suppose in this day and age such a generous action made by a Protestant to a priest would be known as good cross community relations. You can learn a little more about Johnny Gibbons (Johnny the Outlaw) (died 1808), his son, John and another son, Edmund by clicking here.  

There was an article, written by Maresa Fagan, which was published in the The Sunday Business Post in the July 4th, 2004, edition ... "Restoring Ardfry to former glories." Ardfry is the place where Barney Doogan and others went into hiding. Ardrey House, at Oranmore, was built in 1770 by the Blake family. Members of the family later the Earls of Wallscourt. The house is one of many on the ruinhunter.co.uk website which partly owes its existence to the book “In Ruins The Once Great Houses of Ireland” by Simon Marsden and Duncan McLaren.

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Re: Link - Galway and the United Irishmen
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 18:07 GMT (UK) »
 Hi Christopher, LOve it makes facinating reading.Is it any wonder that some of mine are missing in 1700's Maybe they met The Right Hon Denis Brown
      And Walter Corey I take my hat of to him, he was a brave man.
                             Thankyou again Christopher. :)