Births mcgilligan

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)

Births Elder

Stuart Robert Clarke Elder, 1877

Stuart Robert Clarke Elder was born 10 Sep 1877 in Scotland but his birth was registered in Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. His parents were Andrew Elder (Farmer) and Hester Thompson from Killygordon, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Source: Register of Births (1864-?), Yr.: 1877, Vol.: 17, Pg.: 365.