Thanks for your reply on the 3rd Feb 2007 to my posting on Mallon family Genealogy Forum (14th Oct 2006).
I have only just started my research into my Irish Ancestors and I have engaged the Ulster Historical Foundation to obtain any certificates and evidence of a family link.
So far they have found that my grandfather’s grandfather was Felix Mallon and he emigrated from Tullaghbeg, Antrim to Glasgow sometime in the early 1860s and returned in 1870 where one more child was born into the family at Tullaghbeg, Rose Mallon (born 1871). Felix must have stayed 1 or 2 years before going back to Glasgow permanently and the rest of the family and the following three generations remained at Glasgow until my father emigrated to Australia in 1956 and my uncle emigrated to Devon, England. I am trying to re-establish contacts with both Ireland and Scotland. So far my Scottish research has gone very well but I find it almost impossible to find anything in Ireland. It is interesting how first names repeat and my father was named after is grand father’s father. The couple that emigrated from Tullaghbeg, Felix and Rose Ann Mallon have exactly the same names as my parents: Felix and Rose Ann and both couples commenced on a major change to the family location. You never know this repeating pattern of first names might mean we are related!
Where in Scotland are your cousins? I have also contacted some Mallons from near Tullaghbeg at Toomebridge but so far we have not establish evidence of any family link. I have changed my email address from Philip@Mallonfamily.info(no longer used) to Phil@Mallonfamily.info