My name is Patty O'Neil originally from Melrose Mass. I am the granddaughter of Mary Josephine McDermott. Her brother Edward was killed in an accident involving a mine( in a barrell) that expoded on the beach in Galway.. with 8 other fishermen in 1917, Mary Folan was his wife. I was wondering if anyone would be related to me on this site. My grandmother moved to the states when she was 16 and married Alexander Chaisson and they lived in Melrose. We are also related to the Faherty's in Barna/Spiddal area, and they use the name O'Fatharta (sp) in Ireland. Anne and Jo have two sons , Martin ( Galway Radio). Patrick and a daughter I think. I met them years ago in the states.We are trying to trace McDermott family roots. Any help ?
thanks a million!!