The O’Donnells of Glashagh, Kilteevoge, Co Donegal


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Brothers, Patrick and Eoin O’Donnell of Glashagh More, Kilteevoge (sons of Dominic Rua O’Donnell of Glashagh More, who died 1820-22), married their 1st cousins, Margaret and Ann ‘Rory’ O’Donnell (daughters of Dominic Rua’s brother Roger (Rory Rua) O’Donnell, 1763-1841, of Ballinamore, Inishkeel, and his wife Peggy McCool).

Dominic Rua and Rory Rua O’Donnell were the sons of Hugh (Hugh Roe) O’Donnell of Glashagh More, who died 1772/3.

1901 Census of Glashagh More

House #1 Cornelius/Con O’Donnell & Mary McMonagle household.
Con O’Donnell b1827, son of Eoin O’Donnell & Ann ‘Rory’ O’Donnell (1st cousins)
Known Children:
• Connell b 30 Mar 1866 married Cecilia/Sheila McDaid b16 Nov 1874 of Cabra Glebe, Conwal. [Connell O’Donnell is boarding with Sheila McDaid’s family in House #9 in the 1901 Census of Cabra Glebe, Conwal.]
• Dominick
• Bridget

House #3 John ‘Eoin’ O’Donnell & Mary Gallagher household.
John ‘Eoin’ O’Donnell b1817, son of Eoin O’Donnell & Ann ‘Rory’ O’Donnell married Mary Gallagher, daughter of James Gallagher & Sheila McDevitt, of Cronadun, Kilteevoge - see 1901 census Cronadun
• Hannah married Michael McNelis of Meenamalragh, Graffy, Inishkeel. See house #3 1901 Census Meenmalragh, Inishkeel.
• Nancy married a Boyle of Stracastle/Stracashel, Inishkeel.
• Cecily b1856 married 1895 Francis Dunnion of Trusk, Knock, Donaghmore.
• John (Jack) 1859-10Dec 1934 emigrated to New Zealand.
• Dominick 25Aug1864-2Aug1941 married Mary Quinn of Tievereagh, Graffy, Inishkeel. [See house #2 1901 Census of Tievereagh, Inishkeel for Mary and her family]
• Teague (Timothy) 18Oct1866-3Jun 1943 Emigrated to New Zealand in 1888 married Margaret McGinley. Lived Cronadun, West Coast, New Zealand.
• Margaret

House #6 Dominick O’Donnell & Catherine Craig household.
Dominick (d1912) was the son of Patrick O’Donnell & Margaret O’Donnell.
• Bridget b1857

House #7 Margaret & Susan O’Donnell
Grand-daughters of Patrick O’Donnell & Margaret O’Donnell.
(Father’s name not yet known.)

House #8 Patrick McCaffery & Isabella Moy household.
Patrick was the grandson of Patrick O’Donnell & Margaret O’Donnell.
Patrick O’Donnell (1796-1876) & Margaret O’Donnell had
13 children (8 sons and 5 daughters) all born before April 1844.
Known Children:
• Daughter (name not known) married Hugh O’Donnell of Glashagh (a cousin)
• Dominick d1912 m Catherine Craig
• Hugh b 1834
• Mary m 14 Jul 1864, at Kilteevoge, Charles McGlinn (widower of Letterbrick, son of Charles)
• Anne (Nancy) c1843-1905 m 11May 1865 Fintown, William McCaffery

Patrick O’Donnell, farmer of Glasaghmore, was a witness (#193) to the Devon Commission in Apr 1844. By this date some of his children had emigrated to America and others had left Glashagh; more to be hired in Tyrone.

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