We found the Gallaghers, Roartys, Dugans, and Duffys in Meenderrynasloe and surrounding townlands. These townlands are in The Rosses and Gweedore Districts.Continue reading
When you Google “The Great Famine,” accounts of starvation and death are numerous and overwhelming.
But as you read further and “go down the rabbit hole,” the story gets much more complex.Continue reading
John and Hannah Gallagher and their children lived a meager lifestyle in the northwest part of County Donegal. They and their families and neighbors weren’t much affected by the “outside” world.
We believe we’ve located the area where John Gallagher and Hannah Roarty lived in the early 1800s.
What was their life like?
We’ve used the Tithe Applotment Books of 1830 and Griffith’s Valuation of 1857 to find those townlands where Gallaghers and Roartys lived near each other.
If we’re correct, one of these townlands is the ancestral home of John Gallagher and Hannah Roarty.