Help me find my Irish ancestors


I am writing to your paper in the hope that some of your readers may be able to help me trace my Irish ancestors.

My great grandmother Catherine Kennedy was born around 1869 in Co Londonderry - possibly in Duncrun as this is where she was living in the 1901 and 1911 census. She had two children. My grandfather Joseph Coyle was born around 1894, and his sister Mary was born around 1891. It is likely that they were both born in Duncrun.

I am keen to make contact with any descendants of Mary Coyle who we think married and lived in the Magilligan area.

We do not know her husband’s name, but think they had 8 children.If any of your readers can help I would be grateful if they would contact me. My e-mail address is


Clare Whitfield,

9 Victoria Road,