Message Posted By: Catherine Mckerchar

Martin Mcdonagh. Born around 1926 Galway area of Ireland. Joined army at a young age based in Dublin area 1955 1956. Dark hair grey/blue eyes about 5ft 6/8Hoping someone may be able to help. This man is my birth father.

Posted on: 12/05/2003 19:40:32

Poster Information:

Name: Catherine Mckerchar

Looking For:

Name: Martin Mcdonagh

Town: Dublin

Reply posted on: 00:14:22


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I really dont know if I can help but I was also adopted and my birth name was mary Philomena Mcdonagh. I have successfully traced my birth Mother who was a McDonagh from County galway. i have checked with her and she does have a brother by that name but not that age. born in 1926 would make him 78 ish and her brother wasnt in the army. If you know any more info I can see what I can find out and I can perhaps give you some suggestions. I have also found my birth father who was also from ireland originally and now I am looking for a natural cousin who was also adopted. i am getting quite good at this. email with any info and I will see what I can come up with. You may have found him already good luck cheryl


Reply posted on: 00:14:22


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I really dont know if I can help but I was also adopted and my birth name was mary Philomena Mcdonagh. I have successfully traced my birth Mother who was a McDonagh from County galway. i have checked with her and she does have a brother by that name but not that age. born in 1926 would make him 78 ish and her brother wasnt in the army. If you know any more info I can see what I can find out and I can perhaps give you some suggestions. I have also found my birth father who was also from ireland originally and now I am looking for a natural cousin who was also adopted. i am getting quite good at this. email with any info and I will see what I can come up with. You may have found him already good luck cheryl


Reply posted on: 00:15:05


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Thank you so much for your message. Glad to hear you have had so much success in your search - the Irish Ihave found don t make this easy. My father would have indeed been born in or around 1926 but the info. I have suggests he was in the army in 1955 . My mother was a girl from Wexford who was working in Dublin in 1955 where she met my father. I was born in 1956. Who knows there may be a connection.
Did you have a good outcome when you contacted your mother I met with a "no desire to know " response so gaining any further info. has not been easy.
Many thanks again for your response. Hope this reaches you ok.
Catherine


Reply posted on: 00:15:05


From Catherine Mckerchar

Thank you so much for your message. Glad to hear you have had so much success in your search - the Irish Ihave found don t make this easy. My father would have indeed been born in or around 1926 but the info. I have suggests he was in the army in 1955 . My mother was a girl from Wexford who was working in Dublin in 1955 where she met my father. I was born in 1956. Who knows there may be a connection.
Did you have a good outcome when you contacted your mother I met with a "no desire to know " response so gaining any further info. has not been easy.
Many thanks again for your response. Hope this reaches you ok.
Catherine