Monday, October 13, 2014

Mappy Monday: Ireland

1.      Last week, I wrote about Rowan County, North Carolina where my 7th great grandfather lived. This week, I'm going to write about his wife- Jane Thornbrugh (1737-1796). 
Jane's grandparents were both from Ireland.

Edward Thornbrugh (1687-1734) was from Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland & Sarah Hannah Mary Haman was born in Lurgan, Galway, Ireland.

Part 1: Cootehill, Ireland


Cootehill is a market town in the County of Cavan in Ireland. It was established in 1725 and gets its name from the marriage of Thomas Coote and Frances Hill. Thomas Coote was a judge of the Court of King's Bench (Ireland). 

I found a neat little website that is all about Cootehill tourism:

Here are some notable things I saw on the site that I think would be interesting to check out if I were to ever visit this town!

~Cootehill Heritage Walking Tour: I am all about tours- especially when it involves history!

~Along this walk is the St. Michael's Chapel, built in 1826- the church is no longer there, but the site is 

this church was demolished in 1929 :(

~All the outdoor activities- hiking, fishing, golf!

Part 2: Lurgan, Ireland

Luran is a town in the county of Armagh, Northern Ireland. Lurgan has a lot of straight, wide planned streets and rows and rows of cottages. 

There are a lot of historic homes, including the Brownlow House- the home of William Brownlow. It is also known as "Lurgan Castle".

The Lurgan Park was orginially part of the Brownlow estate but is now a public park.

St. Peter's Catholic Church- located on North Street- built in 1832- beautiful!

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