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About the Colgan surname

The Colgans of the Straide area Co Mayo arrived from the Finn Valley Co Tyrone and Inishowen Co Donegal in the 1800s. They were concentrated around Carrogowan Aghalusky Ballavary Balla and Bohola. Members were involved in the Land League and War of Independence. Many if not most of the family members had to immigrate to the USA and UK. They were Irish and English speakers. Ciaran Colgan chggf@btinternet.com still researching family.