PLOT 9 BALLYGALLY TOWNLAND, INCH PARISH, COUNTY DOWN Beverly Brown. Back in the 1950s, while my grandmother was still alive, she used to talk about the townland of Ballygally, between Killyleagh and Downpatrick. Although her grandparents came from there, it was visiting an elderly aunt in the area that seemed to evoke her strongest memories. She talked about having to clamber over dry stone walls and ditches to reach the cottage. It was many years later before I started to research the family history and even then, it was other branches of the family that held my attention. For a … Read More
On Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 11.00 am, Paul MacCotter, a member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland, will give a lecture on ‘Irish Surnames’, as part of the Dublin City Culture Club Ask the Genealogist session with the National Archives. Further details follow this link.