Gelvin Community Association

Events and History from Gelvin, Dungiven, Co. Derry, Ireland.

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MaryandSusanO'Hagan -1924 Gelvin School class

"1924 Gelvin School Class List LtoR Back Row: Mary O'Hagan,Nora Doherty,Mary McCallion,Kit Farrell,Ellen Doherty,MaryJane Mullen,Annie McCloskey,Eileen Devin,Mary Ferris,Annie McCallion Fourth Row: Jimmy Heavern,Frank Doherty,Danny Mullen(The…"
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Patricia (O'Hagan) Annett is now a member of Gelvin Community Association
May 4, 2016
Peter J Lapointe left a comment for Eugene McCloskey
"Eugene, my mother was Susan O'Hagan who married Louis Lapointe. My cousin Dan O'Hagan indicated that you may be updating  Gelvin: The Home Place. I would like to update my mother's information. Please let me know what the plans…"
Apr 15, 2016
Russell Gordon McQuoid is now a member of Gelvin Community Association
Mar 30, 2016
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CLIVE RETURNS

Author and Historian Clive Scoular recently gave a talk on the 1916 Rising. Clive is pictured on left front row with some of those who attended.
Feb 21, 2016
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RETURN OF FORMER PUPIL

Former pupil Seamus Farrell recently gave a very interesting and informative talk on the Somme and the Easter Rising. A very enjoyable night was had by all who attended and we thank Seamus for his efforts. Seamus is pictured on the left front row.
Feb 2, 2016
Victor Irwin commented on Robyn and John Brown's blog post Our Gelvin heritage
"I have just come across Robyn & John Brown,s post of Oct  2013 & it might be of interest to them to know that Absolom Brown,s  daughter Annie(known as Nellie)married  my uncle Robert Irwin in 1915(see Emerald…"
Jan 11, 2016
Victor Irwin is now a member of Gelvin Community Association
Jan 9, 2016
Profile IconAnthony (Tony) O'Farrell and Bronagh Rafferty joined Gelvin Community Association
Apr 27, 2015
John Glenn Forsythe is now a member of Gelvin Community Association
Apr 6, 2015
Eugene McCloskey commented on Bill Mullan's blog post Frank Mullan Drumgavanney Upper
"Thanks Bill for this lovely story."
Sep 18, 2014
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Sep 13, 2014
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"Phil and Janet Mullan and the Tampa Mullans --Dave, MaryFran, Andrew and Eric visited Drumsurn and Limavady in June 2014"
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Posted by Sean O'Connor on September 7, 2016 at 9:04am

Frank Mullan Drumgavanney Upper

 
My name is Bill Mullan and I am from Kilkenny and I currently live in Dublin.
 
My grandfather ,Frank Mullan , came from Drumgavanney Upper and he relocated in 1914 to Kilkenny when he a married my grandmother. She had inherited the family…
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Posted by Bill Mullan on July 11, 2014 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

BOOK-GELVIN THE HOME PLACE

A limited number of copies of this book, which was published in March 2012, remain and can be had from Waterstones Coleraine, Limavady Arts & Cultural centre or by telephoning 02877742377. It is likely to be completely sold out within the next 4/6 weeks.  

Posted by Eugene McCloskey on October 13, 2013 at 7:43pm

FOWLER & MCGONIGAL

My great great grandparents William Fowler (a carpenter) and Jane (Jeanie) McGonigal married at the Parish Church in parish of Dungivan in 1850. They lived at Ballyness, Parish of Dungivan. In the 1901 census they were living at house 32 in Ballyness, Gelvin. Jeanie died in 1902. I have not been able to find William's death date.

William's father was Joseph Fowler (a labourer) and Jeanie's father was Michael McGonigal (also a labourer).

Their son William Fowler (my great grand…

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Posted by Heather Moore on June 15, 2013 at 6:20am

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