The Quinn Gathering 2013

Quinnís and Related Families of Convoy, Co. Donegal

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At Letterkenny Institute of Technology (Friday 5th; 7.30 pm):

the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny (Saturday 6th; 10 am, and Sunday 7th; 11 am); and

Newmills Corn and Flax Mills (Sunday 7th 2 pm).

Visit to Newmills Corn and Flax Mill on Sunday

Buncrana Contingent at Dinner on Saturday

Launch at LYIT on Friday

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William Quinn married Mary Houston in December 1865

Hugh Quinn married Grace Campbell in 1865?

John Quinn married Hannah McLaughlin in 1869?

All these people lived in Gobnascale Convoy,

All were Scutchers of Flax,

All shared common personal names:

Daniel; John; James; Joseph; William; Catherine; Margaret; Teresa; Anne; etc.

Where do I (SeŠn Quinn) fit in:

My GreatGrandFather James Quin was born in Gobnascale, Convoy, Donegal in 1866, he died in Derry in 1903;

his parents were William and Mary Houston (daughter of James and Bridget Houston of Meenbane).

There other children were: Anne; Daniel; William; John; Treasa; Hugh; and Joseph.

Mary had died by 1901, William died between 1911 and 1915 in Moneen, Ballindrait.

William's Father was Daniel (My GreatGreatGreat GrandFather) who died in Callan, Drumkeen in 1871.

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