Hello, my name is Nicola Howley, my Great Grandad PATRICK HOWLEY (also known as Pat, Joseph & Big Joe), was born 1899 Belclare, Aclare, Co Sligo.
His parents were JOHN HOWLEY(born 1872 Belclare) and BRIDGET(Bee)MULLOY (born 1870 Culdalee).
Bee passed away a few days after giving birth to Patrick. John Howley remarried ANNE RUANE/Rewan and they had children, JAMES,THOMAS,EDWARD(Eddie),JOHN(Jonnie),PETER and MARY ELLEN.
I believe Mary Ellen & Tommy emigrated to USA, Mary Ellen had a son named Eugene & I think Tommy a son named John.
The other brothers emigrated to Leicester area of UK.
I would love to hear from anyone with links to the above family.
Bee Mulloys parents: JAMES MULLOY and BRIDGET BARRY.
James Howleys parents: JAMES HOWLEY and MARY LEONARD.
I have a couple of photos of the ruins of Belclare taken after the stone of the houses was taken away to build a new wall around the church. If any one interested.