One of Derry’s historic place-names is Ballymagroarty – Baile Mhic Robartaigh, the townland of the McGroarty family.  The area is named after this herenach clan.  In the middle ages, each parish had a herenach family whose duty it was to take charge of and preserve the church relics.  In Derry and Drumholme, the McGroarty’s were […]

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