People

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1704666659856648/permalink/2982628652060436/ This is a great Facebook article on Gene Tunney who was born and raised in New York. Both his parents were from Kiltimagh and emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1800’s. He lived an amazing life and was...
  • May 25, 2021
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Steve Iredale In the early ’70s, Ireland was in the middle of a social revolution. Whereas Elvis, Buddy Holly, Cliff & The Shadows and The Beatles had given the youth of America and Britain an identity and, at last, a...
  • April 16, 2018
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VINNIE KILDUFF From U2 to Sinead O’Connor, the Waterboys to Clannad, the name Vinnie Kilduff has long been subtly synonymous with the cutting edge of music. Born in Co Mayo, Vinnie is a Musician, Producer, Writer, Songwriter and Film editor....
  • January 24, 2017
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Captain Dermot McManus D.A. Mc Manus was born in Killedan, near Kiltimagh and was well known author in the Irish Literary Revival. He served in World War I where he reached the rank of Captain.He entered TCD after, and participated...
  • December 12, 2016
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Emily McManus The McManus family came from Westmeath. James McManus, perhaps inspired by the travel stories of his uncle, Capt. James Corrigan, left Ireland to seek his fortune as the manager of a sugar plantation in British Guinea. There he...
  • December 12, 2016
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Sister Lily McNicholas O.B.E. This heroic nurse Lily Mc Nicholas was born on 16th October 1909 in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo; one of ten children. Her parents were Thomas and Bridget. Her family owned a Bakery that had been in the...
  • December 12, 2016
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Fr. Denis O’Hara Until the early 19th century the town of Kiltimagh was known as Newtown Browne, after the local landlord and M.P., George Browne. In Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837, under the heading, Killedan, we find the following...
  • November 30, 2016
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Michael O’Doherty Michael James O’Doherty (July 30, 1874 – October 13, 1949) was the 27th Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila in the Philippines. Born in Ireland, O’Doherty was Archbishop for 33 years from 1916 until his death in 1949, making...
  • November 30, 2016
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Mary Davis Mary Davis (née Rooney; born 6 August 1954) is an Irish social entrepreneur and long-term campaigner for the rights and inclusion of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. She is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International....
  • November 30, 2016
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Lottie (Charlotte) Mc Manus Novelist / Nationalist Noelene Beckett Crowe M.G.G. Charlotte (Lottie) McManus was a novelist who popularized the exploits of The Wild Geese plus Ireland’s ancient lore.  She was a committed nationalist. Family  James Mc Manus had an uncle...
  • November 29, 2016
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