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Flanagan from Ballygar

Flanagan from Ballygar

Posted: 1349039553000
Classification: Query
I am trying to find information on my grandmothers family. Her name was Margaret Flanagan. born approximately 1880. She had a brother Pat and both immigrated to NYC. I belive that she had about 10 other siblings and the family lived in Ballygar. Any information that anyone has would be greatly appreciated Kevin carroll

Re: Flanagan from Ballygar

Posted: 1351117331000
Classification: Query
You will need to wait for a personal connection I can only help with the research.

In Ireland there a few resources like census before 1901/11
Griffith Valuation is used for a census substitute .

There were 179 Flanagan's in Galway, only 2 in the Parish of Killeroran.

Ballygar is a Town and a townland in the Parish of Killeroran in the Poor Law Union Mountbellow. A Union covered an area of 12 mi.and included parish's, towns/villages and townlands.

There is only 1 Flanagan family in the Parish of Killeroran
at the time of the Griffith Valuation.

Peter Flanagan, Parish of Killeroran, Townland Kilmore
PLU Mountbellow tenant of Denis H. Kelly

#12A house, outbuildings and land 5.0.27
B land 2 acres 1 roods 28 perches
C land 4.1.3
D land 10.2.36
E land 0.2.20

Directories are another way of finding people:

1870 Peter Flanagan, Bookseller & seedsman, Shop St.
(no way to tell if related)
Depending on when Margaret and Pat left Ireland would determine which of these are their family. In the 1901 & 1911 Census:

10 Kilmore (Killerovan) Galway

Michael Flanagan age 60, blacksmith and farmer
Maria 47 wife
Peter 26 blacksmith
Michael 17 blacksmith
Patrick 14
Bernard 12
Mary A. 24
Bridget 21
Margaret 19 dressmaker


8 Kilmore

Michael 75, blacksmith
Maria 59 married 37 years 9 children born 7 living
Peter 36 blacksmith
Mary A. 34
Bassie 31 (female)
Margaret 29
Michael 28
Bernard 24 shop attendant
Michael Flanagan

4 Kilmore

James Flanagan 54 farmer, all born Galway, all read & write
Catherine 53 wife
Peter 23
Patrick 19
Bridget 21
Margaret 20
Kate 15


7 Kilmore

James 65, farmer, widow, farmer
Peter 34, mason
Bridget 32

There are Flanagan's in the Galway phone book in Mountbellow
and Ballygar.

Civil Registrations (1864 to 1940's) on

Peter Flanegan born 3 Dec 1873 Killeroran, Galway
Fa: Michael Flanegan Mo: Maria Loghan

This is the only child to this couple within the parameters of the CD I have 1865-1875

Mary Flanegan born 19 Sept 1871 #430 Killeroran
Fa: James Flanegan Mo: Catherine Loftus

This is the only child to this couple within the parameters
of the CD starting 1865-1875. With so many children I'm surprised these would be so spead out.

Any birth from 1864 you can get a copy of a birth certificate:

Annette Code

Re: Flanagan from Ballygar

Posted: 1356713543000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Flanagan
My great-granduncle Malachy Flanagan with his wife Kate and family emigrated from the Ballygar area via Queenstown, to New York in 1897, Names of children-
Mary,Michael,Patrick,Martin,John,Bernard, Kate, Francis,James, Margaret,Janie. They are recorded in the 12th. Census of the U.S. 1900, living in Manhattan, 1st Av.between 30th and 31st St.
The hand written record of his name is almost illegible and is incorrect, recorded as Michael Flannigan. In the 1910 Census, only Malachy, Kate and 2 on the children are recorded,living at Home St. Queens, the others had moved on. Hope this may be helpful.

Re: Flanagan from Ballygar

Posted: 1356720384000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the info. The names are so similar. I know some of my grandmothers siblings, Mary, Bridget, Patrick, Peter, Michael, Bernard and I think there were two others.The only two that I know that immigrated to the US was Pat and Margaret. She in 1915, He in 1911. Kevin Carroll
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