trying to trace living relatives of McDermotts emigrated from Roscommon mid 1900s
Extremely vague - but all I have.My paternal grandparents were John McDermott and Mary Ellen (nee Head) I believe. They had children Thomas, Sean, Winnie,polly, Izzie and Roddy (my father)they were from Pollyount (or Kildoran) strokestown. They attended Ballyfeeney school. Thomas and Roddy came to England in the 1950s to work and had their families till their deaths - my father died Oct 2000, the last of that generation. I think winnie and polly emigrated to the states, or canada or possibly Australia as back then times were very hard in Ireland. My quest is to find some clues to their offspring (people my age group and their offspring) Having read articles I realise that the journey was arduous on the ships and they may never have made their destinations. In fact they may have even only got to Liverpool or such like. If there is anybody out there that can email me ([email protected]) with any history they may have I would be so very grateful. I am the eldest of four of Roddy's children. I have no photos of his siblings, only a small face in a wedding group of his brother Sean (who my brother is named after)when he attended my parents wedding. I understand Una is Irish name or varient of Winnifred and my yougest sister is named so. I have no dates of birth of any of them and having googled the McDermott name I'm now aware that there are absolutely hundreds of them.
If anybody reading this thinks they may have some ancestral links it would be wonderful.
One thing is for certain, they must have had very strong genes.....my brother and son are the living image of my father as are both my sisters. I was told many years ago by a person that had met Izzie in her younger years that I am the image of her.
Sorry this is so useless in information but my dream is that somebody out there please God will have the parents or grandparents of my fathers family. Thank you for reading this Madeleine McDermott