Thomas, Bridget (McGinty) Donnelly and Family, Inishbiggle Island to Elroy, Wisconsin

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Judy Sebranek and husband Pat, from Wisconsin, U.S.A. pictured on their recent visit to Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre, Eachléim, Blacksod. Thomas and Bridget (McGinty) Donnelly were Judy’s Great Grandparents.

The Donnelly Family lived on the small Island of Inishbiggle, situated between Achill Island and Ballycroy, County Mayo. Thomas, Bridget and children Mary, Bridget, Anne, Margaret, Catherine and Thomas, made the voyage onboard SS Canadian 13th April 1883, with an onward destination stated as Wisconsin. The Donnelly Family settled in Elroy, Wisconsin, where Judy’s grandfather Patrick was born. The Donnellys worked on the Railroad.

Judy and Pat, with extended family and friends also visited in 2014. Welcome back again. Céad Míle Fáilte.