My Monaghan family came from Co. Sligo to Australia in 1863,
three others came in 1864, and four went to America.
My G/G/Grandmother's maiden name was Cogan, and I was fortunate to come across cousins of that side of the family during October 1999, when my wife and I visited Ireland, and in particular Co. Sligo. The Monaghan side of the family came from Ballindoon Lough Arrow, and the family property as it was overlooks Lough Arrow which is quite beautiful. When I was visiting Sligo town, I left information with the local Genealogy centre of information of other families, in particular person fromthe County that had died or Married and that had come from Sligo to Australia.