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McGeough's in Louth

Posted: 1015399958000
I am looking for information on my family. My grandfather was James McGeough who married Bridget Gilmore. They had one son, my father, Martin Pius McGeough in September 1955. They lived in Drogheda but emigrated to Lancashire, England soon after my father was born. James McGeough died in the early 1990's but his wife still lives in England. I and my parents now live in New Zealand and any information on my relatives in Ireland (or even England) would be much appreciated as it is hard to come by so far away.

Re: McGeough's in Louth

Posted: 1029011689000
Classification: Query
My grandfather was called Peter Joseph McGeough he was born in Louth in 1911, he moved to London eiher in his late teens or early twenties, don't know if he is any relation of yours?

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Anna Mohan (View posts)
Posted: 1153512349000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mohan, McGeough
There was a Peter McGeough who sponsored the baptism of my husband's grandfather Peter Mohan in 1900 county Louth. Church in Killanny.
Maybe related?

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Jamie Burke Clark (View posts)
Posted: 1153512980000
Classification: Query
My greatgrandmother was Bridget Moan(Mohan) from Co. Monaghan. She married my great grandfather John McGeough in Scotstown, Co. Monaghan around 1875.

Her father was a Patrick Moan (Mohan). When John and Bridget emigrated to America they left their oldest son Patrick McGeough with the "inlaws" the Moan family in Tydavnet, Co. Monaghan. I have heard that we are related to a Peter McGeough - but I do not know how. But, by and large McGeough is considered to be a Co. Monaghan name.

Re: McGeough's in Louth

Posted: 1162146697000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McGeough
Hi Jamie,

Arch Bishop Hughes , although born in Tyrone, did live in Dernaved in Errigal Truagh from the time he was a small child to the time he left Ireland for America. Dervaved is a Townland that is adjacent to Mullaghselsana. It is very possible that Bishop Hughes was somehow related to the McGeoughs.

Peter McGeough was the brother of my great-great grandfather, Arthur McGeough. Peter is the direct ancestor of Ann Magno ( Massachussets).

Although I do not have direct proof, I am convinced that your Arthur McGeough was an Uncle of my Arthur McGeough and a brother to Bernard McGeough ( my great-great-great grandfather). I believe my Bernard McGeough to be the Bernard listed at Mullaghselsana in the 1826 Tithe Applotment Book or possibly the Bryan McGeough listed in Aghamackalinn ( adjacent to Mullaghselsana) in the 1826 Tithe Book and 1860 Griffiths Valuation. Bryan is an old Irish form of the name Bernard.

My wife and I briefly visited the Errigal Truagh area this past March. We did some bicycle riding and also were given a tour by Seamus McCluskey a local historian from Emyvale.
We stopped at Old Errigal Graveyard as well as the Parochial House at Ballyoisin. We met Father Nolan and Geraldine Treanor, who works at the Parochial Center. Geraldine , whose mother grew up in the Corley house in Cavan Moutray ( also adjacent to Mullaghselsana) provided me with further records of the McGeoghs in Errigal Truagh.

We also stopped at St. Patricks in Clara. Unfortnately, I did not see any McGeough headstones in the Cemetery at St. Patricks. However, this is not surprising, as our McGeough ancestors are probably buried in the older graveyards in the Parish.

We also met a man nnamed Al McGeough, who owns a taxi/bus service. Al drove my wife and I back to Monaghan Town from Emyvale. He was in shock when I told him my ancestors were McGeoughs. Al lives in the South East part of the Parish of Errigal Truagh ( near Emyvale) and most likely is not related to our McGeoughs from the Northwest part of Errigal Truagh.

My new eamil address is


Ed Tindell
Long Island, NY.

Re: McGeough's in Louth

Daniel McGeough (View posts)
Posted: 1164411224000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McGeough, Looney, Leary, Regan

Just noticed your reply to Jamie's post. I am Jamie's cousin. She has mentioned your name a couple of times but I never got your email or phone. I went back to Monaghan in March 2004 to visit the family. Are you related to us? We have extensive family in Monaghan, Armagh and Donegal. Please drop a line, I am interested in finding the confirmation of the Peter McGeough branch. I also have a cousin (??)in Montana whose father was a Peter McGeough from County Tyrone. The Emyvale McGeough's are not closely related.
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