my family came from co. sligo ballindoon, parish geevagh to australia in 1863.(bartholomew monaghan/Catharine(cogan). his brothers peter, and patrick, and sister jane came in 1864/5. a brother michael stayed in ireland to mind the property, but died just after all the others left ireland. four others of the family are believed to have gone to america, and last contact was probably 1895, from a sister in boston america. (i don't know if she was married or not)
i was i ireland last october 1999, and met some of the cogan family, and was advised that some of the monaghan's living in sligo are related, but due to my short stay, i was unable to visit them. please contact me, my name is greame monaghan my address is: 45 Booth Street, Golden Square 3555, Victoria. Australia.