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Captain Hugh MacTernan: Photo is taken from "The Sligo Times" dated Saturday May 20, 1911 and reads:

"It gives us melancholy pleasure to publish the photo of the late Captain Hugh MacTernan, D,L, J.P., [of the Mountallen and Heapstown McTernan family] whose death was recorded in our columns some few weeks ago. The deceased gentleman belonged to an old Leitrim family. 'The MacTernans' were princes of West Breffni, and were cadets of the O'Rourkes of Drumahaire. In O'Hart's History of Ireland under the title of the O'Rorkes of Drumahaire, the historian makes mention of land the MacTernans held in 1171, and it is worthy of note that the family still retains portions of it--after a lapse of 840 years. About that time there was also a MacTernan High Sheriff in Sligo. The MacTernans subsequently intermarried into the old Catholic families of Ireland, and are mentioned in the Annals of the Four Masters. The late Captain MacTernan, was Deputy Lieutenant for Leitrim, and was a Justice of the Peace for Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, and Kilkenny. He also held properties in these counties as well as Cavan." [the 840 number above is a typo in the newspaper, it should be 740]

Mountallen McTernan family history

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