Friday, August 19, 2011

Laughlins in Ireland

The Laughlin side of my heritage are rumored to have come from Aughagower, County Mayo, Connacht Province, Ireland.

Today there isn't much left in Aughagower. The total population is 875 people (2002 Census) and there are only a a few houses and pubs sprinkled in a beautiful pastoral setting. It is mostly known now for it's rich history.

There is remnants of a large medieval church and round tower that adjoins the graveyard. It dates to about 1000 A.D.

Photo courtesy of Andreas F. Borchert

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