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James McGilligan, 1900

James McGilligan was born 10 Feb 1900 in the Roman Catholic parish of Granaghan (Swatragh, Co. Derry). On 22 Jun 1924 he was ordained a priest at Maynooth, Co. Kildare


  • St. Columb’s College, Derry, Co. Derry
  • St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare


  • 1924-5 Post Graduate Studies, Dunboyne House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
  • 1925-9 Curate in Lissan, Co. Tryone
  • 1929-40 Curate in Carrickmore, Co. Tryone
  • 1925- On loan to Arch-diocese of Armagh

He died 6 Jun 1940 at Carrickmore, Co. Tryone and buried at Carrickmore, Co. Tryone.

Source: Daly, E. and Devlin, K., 1997. The Clergy of the Diocese of Derry: An Index. Dublin, Ireland: Four Court Press. (Page 101)