Ned, Bridget (Deane) Lavelle Family, Inver, Knocknalower to Pennsylvania
The 30th March 1883 was the day Ned and Bridget (Deane) Lavelle with their family Bridget 18, Anthony 16, Ned 14, Martin 12, Sabina 8, Peter 7 and Mary 6, emigrated from the Townland of Inver, Knocknalower. (Belmullet District)
They were one of many Erris and Achill families, boarding the SS Nestorian at Blacksod Bay, beginning life changing journeys.
On the 1900 US Federal Census members of the Lavelle family are living in Conyngham Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania with family members employed in the Anthracite Mines
Lenora Kenny Daniel (pictured at the Exhibition in Eachléim) is the granddaughter of Sabina Lavelle, who at eight years of age journeyed to the U.S. aboard SS Nestorian.
Lenora and Peter travelled from New York to the Belmullet area, visiting Inver also Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre
Local Families leaving from Blacksod Bay, often settled in the same areas, engaged in the same employment. On one page alone, of the 1900 US Federal Census for Conyngham Township, Columbia County, are three of our Mullet Peninsula families. Anthony, Mary (Wilson) Gaughan family from Inishglora Island, Bridget (Corduff) Hogan family, who journeyed from Inishkea Island, also Bryan, Mary (Barrett) Mooney family Ardmore, Binghamstown. The families were all Mine workers.