We found the Gallaghers, Roartys, Dugans, and Duffys in Meenderrynasloe and surrounding townlands. These townlands are in The Rosses and Gweedore Districts.
When you vacation in Donegal, visit the Gweedore district from Dunlewey west along the Clady River, head southwest for a loop around Meenderrynasloe, and then stop in Bunbeg and the coast. These are our grandparents’ home townlands.
Enjoy your visit. Maybe you’ll meet Gallaghers, Roartys, Dugans, and Duffys along the way.
Oh, St. Patrick was a gentleman,
and come from decent people;
He built a church in Dublin town,
And on it put a steeple.
His father was a Gallagher,
His mother was a Brady;
His aunt was an O’Shaughnessy,
First cousin to O’Grady.
No wonder that those Irish lads
Should be so free and frisky,
For sure Saint Pat he taught them that,
As well as drinking whiskey.
No wonder that the Saint himselfSt. Patrick was a Gentleman – Christopher North – Belfast News, November 22, 1836
To taste it would be willin’,
Since his mother kept a sheebeen shop
In the town of Enniskillen.
- Maps and Images – Google Maps and Google Street Views – 2021 – https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Dunlewey+Near,+Dunlewy,+Co.+Donegal,+Ireland/Bunbeg+Beach,+Strand+Road,+Inishcoole,+County+Donegal,+Irelandemail@example.com,-8.277678,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x485f9b676444f823:0xa00c7a99731ffa0!2m2!1d-8.10427!2d55.02225!1m5!1m1!1s0x485f79bd639fc8f7:0x348377c59fb4f875!2m2!1d-8.3110097!2d55.0684027!3e0!5m1!1e4?hl=en
- Poem – excerpt from St. Patrick was a Gentleman – Christopher North – Belfast News, November 22, 1836
- Music – The Johnson State Jig – Eric Eid-Reiner – Seamus Connolly Collection – Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/connollymusiccollection