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From Garryharry, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal to Montgomery, Pennsylvania, U.S.A!

Not Just A Chamber Maid… Matilda (Tillie) Graham Sweeney was one of ten children born to John Sweeney & Matilda Graham of Garrowcarry, Edenacarnan, Co. Donegal.  She was also a granddaughter of James Baxter Sweeney and Fanny Robinson, who were … Continue reading

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The Robinsons of Ballyarr!

“They Too Hailed From Donegal…”  On 20 Nov 1909, at the age of seventy; in Garryharry, Churchill, Co. Donegal, Fanny Sweeney, a farmers widow; passed away.  Her son John was the informant of her death.  She was my 2nd great … Continue reading

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A Full Circle Moment!

MY Sweeney’s of Garryharry, Co. Donegal… For years I didn’t know what the initial “S” stood for when my father was signing his name.  After quite some time I discovered he was named after his paternal grandmother Lizzie Sweeney.  As … Continue reading

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The Garryharry Sweeney’s

“They Hailed From Donegal” – A Follow Up In an earlier post entitled “They Hailed from Donegal” I wrote about my Sweeney family of Co. Donegal.  Shortly afterwards I posted an enquiry on  West Ulster Genealogy Face Book page hoping … Continue reading

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Twenty Two Years Ago Today…

Robert Sweeney, named after his grandmother Lizzie Sweeney of Donegal! Referred to as “young Bobby”; he was born in November 1934 at 41 Cherryville Street, Belfast; the home of his maternal grandparents.  23 Vandyk Gardens becoming his family home shortly after.   … Continue reading

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They Hailed From Donegal

The Sweeney’s James Baxter Sweeney is my 2nd great grandfather; and from the limited information I have on him it would seem he was born about 1834 in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.  James father was also James Sweeney and his mother … Continue reading

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