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Re: Hi fellow Moonan's
Posted by: Sheila Tipton (ID *****8943) Date: February 15, 2009 at 15:54:45
In Reply to: Hi fellow Moonan's by Lee Moonan of 45

Hello Lee Moonan! I myself have just recently been able to get back on to this site. Things have definitely improved for those of us seeking information about our Irish families online. I just printed out a bunch of stuff on Moonan's in Co.Louth that wasn't previously available. For some reason, though, I cannot access any Catholic parish info (names, addresses or phone numbers). I am determined to find out whether there are other places(schools and churches) where my great-great grandfather's (Bryan Moonan) woodworking exists. He and his sons ran Moonan & Sons cabinetmaking business in Dublin for many years in the 1800's, but he died in Ardee, Drumcondra, Co. Meath in 1915 and is buried in the cemetery at Ballapousta (without any marker whatsoever). I am sure, from family info, that he did other work all around Dublin, Meath and Louth counties. I found a listing in the Drogheda Trade Directory of 1931 for a P. Moonan and Sons cabinetmakers and am sure this is a relative. I was told by my family that the Moonans came from Ardee. It is my dream to gather a pictorial and written history of Bryan's work as a tribute to his tremendous talent. Take a trip to St. Patrick's Chapel at Maynooth and you will see what I mean. In the mean time, I would love to hear what you may know about any and all Moonans still in Ireland. Who knows, we may be related?!

Sheila Tipton

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