Welcome to the Halligan page

  The Halligan Database

BenThe Halligans are an old Irish family. They have their roots in the
Northern county of Armagh and in the southern counties of Cavan and Kildare.

  The Halligans do not have a coat of arms according to some historians etc.

Well check out the bottom of the page where you will find a link to one.
 We were a minor family don't you know!! associated with a larger clan.
The Halligans were physicians and healers to the greater clan McGuire.
So if you have a doctor or a bandage in your house well done.  Keep up the tradition.

Let me draw you a picture: Ireland (the Republic of ) has a population of 3.5 million

Northern Ireland on the other hand has a population of 1.5 million but lets not get into that.

We don't have clan meetings every Saturday night around the bonfire, where we tell old stories while picking
our teeth with daggers and recall exploits of bravery and great deeds. Nor do we discuss the Halligans who fled the Motherland and flew like The Wild Geese to far away shores.

So believe it or not I don't actually know your long lost uncle Herbert or great aunt Bridget not to mention
Sheila and her Irish Wolf Hound "Bamba". It's a bit akin to you being asked if you know the New York Smiths
who left Germany in 1822 and made their way to the New World in leather trousers.

The Moral of the story is that I am a Halligan with great roots and this is simply a web page and not a
Halligan search facility BUT IT MAY BE OF SOME ASSISTANCE. But don't get me wrong
I don't mind hearing from you as long as you don't expect me to get on my bicycle and pedal around Ireland
in search of your long lost ancestor
(May the road rise before you.) as we say.

Halligan Coat of Arms

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