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Finding relatives

  • 09-03-2019 2:38pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2 Maisie 15

    I am trying to find living Irish relatives. I've recently found out that my Irish grandfather sadly passed away in 2015. The death notice gives names of his siblings. He was from Tynagh, Galway but died in Ballybough Dublin. Unfortunately he had a very common Irish surname. It also makes it difficult as I live in the UK.
    Does anyone have any advice?
    Thanks in advance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33 ✭✭✭ Sassie

    Hi.I am not from that area but my mother was. Can you DM the name of your grandfather and I will ask her. She is in her 70's so she may know of him or perhaps she knows someone who might know.
    Kind regards

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko

    Ring Community Services on 25 Newcastle Road (find number on this page)
    They deal with queries like this all the time

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Maisie 15

    Thanks very much for your replies. I'm sorry for the delay in responding, but I didn't know I had any replies as I didn't get a notification. I've DMd you Sassie. I'll look at your link biko, thanks both.

  • Registered Users Posts: 897 shenanagans

    Contact the local church.... They'd have christening records for you grandfather and his siblings. If they have family in area still I'm sure they might be able to help you track them down.