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Hennigans of Sligo

Updated November 7, 2006

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After several attempts over the years to compile a family tree I am once again embarking on the journey that is genealogy. I hope to have a bit more success this time and add to the knowledge already gained.

 
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  • My great grandfather James Hennigan (34 KB)
    This is the only known photo of my great grandfather James Hennigan. He was born in Attymass Co Mayo and died in Largan Co Sligo. He was buried in Kilgarvin Cemetery in an unmarked grave, but is named on his wife Bridgets grave in Bonniconlon.
  • My great grandmother Bridget Gallagher (86 KB)
    Bridget Gallagher married my great grandfather James Hennigan. They had 21 children of whom 16 survived into adulthood. Bridget lived to grand age of 102 according to family lore.
  • James Hennigan, son of James and Bridget (34 KB)
    James, to the best of my knowledge ended up in Chicago, but was probably called Hannigan. He appears to be in some kind of military uniform, maybe to do with service in his youth.
  • John Hennigan, son of James and Bridget. (17 KB)
    To the best of my knowledge, John settled in Denver and became a policeman there.
  • Thomas Hennigan son of James and Bridget. (18 KB)
    Tom was in the RIC before he left for the USA. He eventually settled in Leeds, England where he died in the 70's.
  • Map showing Attymass and Largan (40 KB)
    This map shows the birthplace of James and Bridget and Largan where they settled.
  • My grandfather Francis Hennigan (2 KB)
    Francis, or Frank as he was known, was the youngest of the 16 surviving children. He returned from New York to Ireland to take over the family farm when his parents became too old to look after it. Frank gave up the farm in the early 1960's when none of his children wanted to take it over. He moved to Selby England, where a lot of his family had settled.
 
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