info posted previously incorrect:
Tom mcGinty emigrated to Blackpool,England from achill island,Mayo about 1885 aged 14. He was joined by his brother Martin and cousins paddy and michael mccloughlin and tom cooney.
Tom married twice and had 5 sons of whom only wilf is still alive.
Martin mcginty emigrated to Cleveland,Ohio around 1920 with his wife alice.
Paddy moved to Preston(nr Blackpool)
tom cooney was burnt to death in a barn which was set alight by locals in scotland in 1937(they objected to cheap foreign labour)
Michael mccloughlin moved back to Mayo.
Tom also had a sister called Katie who stayed in Saula,ireland, and who wrote to my mother(tom's grandaughter)but contact was lost.
Tom also had a sister called Alice
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