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Re: "Mountain Hill" location near Newbliss, Co. Monaghan & Johnston family there
Posted by: Annie Crenshaw (ID *****0350) Date: November 19, 2008 at 06:06:30
In Reply to: Re: "Mountain Hill" location near Newbliss, Co. Monaghan & Johnston family there by Jone Carlson of 886

When I visited County Monaghan in August 2007, a local resident described the "Mountain Hill" as being just outside Newbliss, on the road to Monaghan town (which is the R-189 heading northeast out of Newbliss). His daughter said that there was a lodge or pub on the main road there, called "Mountain Hill." We drove on the road they'd indicated (driving north out of Newbliss) but didn't see the lodge or anything identifying a "Mountain Hill" location. Still, this is obviously the location that was meant. It appears to be the first large hill outside of Newbliss on the right as you drive northeast towards Monaghan town. The townland is "Drumshannon" in Aghabog parish, less than a mile out of Newbliss.

Former resident Kasey Boyle Whiting told me via email later in 2007: "Mountain hill is a name locals gave the area, it sits in Aghabog on a hill leading to Clones, however becouse of the parish borders, Effenegfh [Effernagh] is just the oposite side of the road which I can also send you maps of to pin point. Now you know where Mountain Hill is, finding the info you want will be easy. I turned up at a church 3 years ago to be greeted by a gardener who asked my name, when I replied Boyle he then told me all my family history but told me I was at the wrong church. Everyone there knows remembers and can tell you about everyone."

Any other information about the Mountain Hill and William Johnston and Eliza Jane Calvin's family would be greatly appreciated.


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