Thomas & Bridget Gibbons (nee Walsh)

Photo:Bridge Street, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo c late 1800s

Bridge Street, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo c late 1800s

Photo:Tourmakeady is directly across Lough Mask from Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Tourmakeady is directly across Lough Mask from Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Possibly had a shop on Bridge Street, Ballinrobe

By Averil Staunton

I recently had a query, see below, from a lady in the States and wonder if anybody could fill in some details for her. She asks:

"I am researching the Gibbons and Walsh families who lived in Ballinrobe, probably around mid 19th century. 

The parents were Thomas Gibbons who married Bridget (nee Walsh). It seems they may have originated from Tourmakeady Co. Mayo before moving to Baltimore, USA. Bridget was born in 1803. There were 5 children, Mary, Catherine, James, John and another, possibly a son.

They returned to Ballinrobe in County Mayo from the USA because of Thomas' health. He died in Ballinrobe 15 years later aged 47. That is when they re emigrated to the USA (New Orleans this time, but I believe James opposed the civil war and went back to Baltimore).

 Does anyone have any information about this family?" I would really appreciate your help".

This page was added by Averil Staunton on 05/04/2017.

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