Duggan Family

Memories of Louisburgh

By Mary Omalley

Many thanks to Anita Hawkes for providing so many wonderful photographs. Her mother Nora Hawkes nee Duggan came from Louisburgh and Nora's brother Tommy owned the Clew Bay hotel on Chapel street in the 1960's.

We also wish Nora a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY as 2020 is her 100th year. She is a very inspiring lady who has made  many positive changes in education and life in her adopted home in Limerick. 

If anyone has any other photographs of the Hotel on Chapel street or any memories of the Duggan Family we would really love to hear from you.

You can email us on lkheritage@gmail.com or message us here.

Photo:Real gem, circa 1910. Sitting: Biddy Duggan (Mc Evilly, Achony. It was said of her, she could keep a house on top of the Reek, she was so thrifty and industrious), her husband Thomas Duggan  Standing l-r: Patrick Duggan (studying in Jarleths college, Tuam, drowned tragically after his final exams in 1911), his sister Bridget, brother Martin

Real gem, circa 1910. Sitting: Biddy Duggan (Mc Evilly, Achony. It was said of her, she could keep a house on top of the Reek, she was so thrifty and industrious), her husband Thomas Duggan Standing l-r: Patrick Duggan (studying in Jarleths college, Tuam, drowned tragically after his final exams in 1911), his sister Bridget, brother Martin

Anita Hawkes

Photo:L-R Kathleen Toner, Theresa Ruane, Mary Duggan, Mary Casey, Mary Patricia Heneghan

L-R Kathleen Toner, Theresa Ruane, Mary Duggan, Mary Casey, Mary Patricia Heneghan

Anita Hawkes

Photo:Circa 1950's. Tommy Duggan(Doogan) holding horse, any idea who the young boy is? Or where photo taken?

Circa 1950's. Tommy Duggan(Doogan) holding horse, any idea who the young boy is? Or where photo taken?

Anita Hawkes

Photo:Anne, Kay and Nora Duggan (Hawkes) at the Carrownisky races circa 1953

Anne, Kay and Nora Duggan (Hawkes) at the Carrownisky races circa 1953

Anita Hawkes

Photo:Clewbay Hotel on Chapel street, Louisburgh, owned by Tommy & Evelyn Duggan 1960's, Was O'Gradys in 1880's & McGirrs 1950's

Clewbay Hotel on Chapel street, Louisburgh, owned by Tommy & Evelyn Duggan 1960's, Was O'Gradys in 1880's & McGirrs 1950's

Anita Hawkes

Photo:The Duggan family, Cahir. L-r: Mary, Anne, Breege, Kay, Nora, Tommy, Martin, John (1974 when their mum Molly Duggan nee Burns from Lecanvey died)

The Duggan family, Cahir. L-r: Mary, Anne, Breege, Kay, Nora, Tommy, Martin, John (1974 when their mum Molly Duggan nee Burns from Lecanvey died)

Anita Hawkes

Photo:Johnny Fergus, Blacksmith with Tommy Duggan, Holding the horse

Johnny Fergus, Blacksmith with Tommy Duggan, Holding the horse

Anita Hawkes

Photo:Brothers, Tommy, Martin and John Duggan from Cahir, Louisburg (past the GAA field

Brothers, Tommy, Martin and John Duggan from Cahir, Louisburg (past the GAA field

Anita Hawkes

Photo:Nora Hawkes nee Duggan celebrating her 100th Birthday during Lock down 2020

Nora Hawkes nee Duggan celebrating her 100th Birthday during Lock down 2020

Anita Hawkes

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