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2001-Jun-10: Have the Irish Relatives Been Found?

Several weeks ago, Sir Paul was in Ireland searching in vain for some Irish relatives (see June 3 below).  Now it seems a British newspaper may have found one.  "Second cousin" Peter Mohan from County Monaghan says:
"We haven't really looked very far into our family history.   I had some idea when I got this book that Paul McCartney's brother Mike had brought out 20 years ago called Thank You Very Much. It told about an Owen Mohan who left Tullynamalroe, County Monaghan, when he was about 12 or 13 and went to England to work for a coal merchant.  I had an uncle Owen who did that but we were not able to find him when we were trying to invite him to a wedding in the 60s - before Paul McCartney would have even been famous. They said Owen had moved to Scotland and we weren't able to find him so I don't know what became of him.  He was the oldest brother when my father would have been the youngest."  (Although Peter Mohan suspected he was related to the famous Beatle, he never pursued it.) "I just thought to myself:  'Sure he'd be too rich to bother with the likes of me'.  Owen Mohan from Tullynamalroe in Monaghan would be Paul McCartney's grandfather.  And Owen would be my uncle. It looks like it's the right connection all right."
Peter's wife Olive added:  "There might be others who are related, but sure I'd talk to him if he called at the door. I'd put the kettle on for him."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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