I recently discovered my family was from Donegal, now I'd really like to know which area (I know, I'm asking a lot!).
The most unusual name I have is Grace Langan. She is my 4x great grandmother (born approx. 1801) and married to Hugh Gallagher/Gallacher.
I do not know what happened to Hugh Gallagher (except that he died before 1865, from Scottish marriage records for their children) but Grace Langan Gallacher and her children, appear in Renfrewshire (Houston, Johnstone and Greenock), Scotland from the mid 1850's. Place of birth for the children is given as Donegal on their marriage certificates.
The details below are for the known children of Grace Langan and Hugh Gallagher. It's interesting that the two daughters marry within months of each other, at a fairly young age and the future husband of one, is the witness for the other marriage. For this reason, (the marriage at a young age, the men are all farmers and that they all seem to know each other), I think they may all be from the same region in Donegal and travelled to Scotland together. Grace appears to be the only parent that went with them. I have checked Griffith's Valuation and Templecrone has Langan's, Gallagher's and Boyle's in one specific location but that may be coincidence.
Anyway, if anyone can help shed any light on which area my Langan/Gallagher's might have come from, I'd be very grateful.
Parents: Hugh Gallagher marries Grace Langan ? (she is born approx. 1801 and dies in 1884 in Scotland).
Catherine Gallacher (b. approx. 1838, Donegal) marries Charles Bradley (b. approx. 1835, Donegal), on 6 July 1855 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. One of the witnesses is Charles Boyle.
Bridget Gallacher (b. approx 1836, Donegal) marries Charles Boyle (b. approx. 1836, Donegal), son of Peter Boyle and Cecily McGonigle on 28 October 1855 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
John Gallacher (b. approx. 1844) marries Margaret Trainor on 6 Sept 1865 at Houston, Renfrewshire.
James Gallacher (b 1831 - 1841) marries Mary Kenny on 28 November 1865 in West Greenock, Renfrewshire.