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From: "Aidan Manning" <>
Subject: Re: County Sligo Railway
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 22:27:53 -0400
"News" <> wrote in message
> I have been told that my ancestors lived near a railway (maybe Kilfree
> junction) when I went to Sligo I did not notice one maybe it is not there
> My ancestors came from Gurteen , does anyone know the history of the
> or station that was once there: On my great grandfathers birth cert he
> from Mweelroe Gurteen and I am trying to get a connection with his birth
> in1869 to his arrival in England where he married in Lancaster and lived
> Yorkshire, I also cannot find a death cert for him.
> his name was William McGill I would like to find out more about the
> McGill's in Ireland.
> bye for now Julie
Johnson's Atlas and Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland indicates that no
railway ever passed through Gurteen, Co. Sligo. The nearest station was
Kilfree Junction which opened in 1874 and closed in 1963 when the branch
line to Ballaghaderreen was discontinued. While there is no station there
presently, the main Dublin-Sligo line still passes through the place.
Aidan Manning, Toronto