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Re: Meighan/Meagan possible relationship
Posted by: Larry Meegan Date: April 13, 2000 at 12:07:06
In Reply to: Meighan/Meagan possible relationship by Paula Funnell of 82

Greetings. I just returned from Co. Monaghan two weeks ago and searched around the Donaghmoyne area. I will post the info I gleaned from church records shortly. But from Peadar Livingstone's "The Monaghan Story" I found a snippet concerning our Meegan surname.

MEEGAN: (O Maidhagain) also O Miagain. McLysaght tells us that it is almost exclusively a Co. Monaghan name which has been changed to Meehan. As there are 110 Meegans in South as against 6 Meehans, there is little evidence of a change in this area.

While I was there I found that we were predominantly from the Cremorne and the Farney Baronies located in the southeastern portion of Co. Monaghan

Meegan of note: Canon James Meegan in Castleblaney who pastored the RCC in Muckno and brought the Sisters of Mercy to Castleblaney.

The poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh was from Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. In three of his writings he mentions the Meegan's.


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