About This Website

James Gartlan in his U.S. Army uniform - Tintype, 1863

James Gartlan in his U.S. Army uniform – Tintype, 1863

This Blog/Website focuses on some of the Gartlan families who lived in and around Carrickmacross, County Monahan, Ireland, and eventually migrated around the world.

While there are still Gartlans living there, many others immigrated to England, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. in the 1800s.

My great, great, grandfather, James Gartlan, was born in Carrickmacross in 1823 and immigrated to Canada in the early 1840s and a good part of this web site focuses on him and his descendants living mainly in and around Stayner, Ontario

For many years our family believed that our James was a son of James Gartlan of Monalty, Carrickmacross and even corresponded with his descendants.  Now, however, it is clear that our James was not related at that level.

In the course of my research, I have found 5 other people who have a James Gartlan from Carrickmacross and surrounds in their ancestry. We continue to search for our common connections.

Peter Dean

Toronto Island, Ontario


3 thoughts on “About This Website

  1. Hi there – great site. My father was John Gartlan from Dromard , Kilanney near Carrickmacross (circa 1921-1964). My uncles were Tom, Francis Jimmy & Pat, with aunts Theresa, Mary & Kathleen. My father and mother (Mary Byrne) left Ireland for Glasgow Scotland (where i was born) in 1954. My parents passed a long time ago but Kathleen is still healthy and living in Maryland USA. Hope i can contribute to your site 🙂 Michael Gartlan

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