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My name is Rod Mullin and I started this site.
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 The great Irish surname of Mullin originally appeared in Gaelic as either O Meallain, O Maolain or Mac Maolain. The first surname is derived from the word meall, which means pleasent. The second and third are derived from maol, which means bald or maolan, which means "the tonsured one" and is a reference to a monk or holy man.

The name has been spelled Mullin, Mullan, Mullen, Mullens, Mullins, O'Mullin, O'Mullen, O'Mullan and could even change from father to son. Translations from Gaelic to English varied and sometimes it was spelled differently due to a rift in the family or for religious reasons. Church officials and clerks contibuted to this by spelling the name phonetically, sometimes several different ways in the course of a lifetime.

The name first appeared in the County of Connacht. The Mullin familys then branched out into Cork, Limerick and Clare, and also north into Ulster in Tyrone and Derry.

In 1845, the potato crops failed. Due to a number of social and political factors, a high percentage of Ireland's population were subsistance farmers with large families that depended on the potato harvest for food and to pay the rent on their land. The famine from repeated crop failures lasted from 1846-1851, during which hundreds of thousands of people starved to death and even more were forced to emigrate to the colonies.

There are records of Mullins arriving in New Zealand around the time of the Treaty of Waitangi (1841) but our family arrived a bit later than that. Arthur, Hugh, Cassie and her husband Jimmy Boyle arrived in 1930 on a ship called Tamaroa. Frank, Pat and Lillie had come out a few year earlier. Roseanne came with her husband in 1955 and Charlie with his children Paddy, Arthur and Bridget came in 1957.


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Tanya Cream joined another family site: O'Callaghan Web Site
Jan 27, 2015
Joseph Mullin commented on the photo DSC01003:
 Something I came across recently regarding the family buried here: In Hugh's birth certificate, it says his mother's name is Susan not Mary. It's possible Michael may have married twice. 
Joseph Mullin commented on the photo DSC01001:
 That's amazing! 
Rod Mullin commented on the photo DSC01001:
 Yes, it is my understanding that my grandfathers sister is buried here. My parents visited the site and struck by the similarity of her name to that of my daughter Evangeline. 
Jan 26, 2015
Joseph Mullin commented on the photo DSC01001:
 Is it possible this wee girl is Mary Evangelist, your grandmother's sister who died in early childhood? 
Christopher Boyle commented on the photo :
 Boyle family 
Christopher Boyle commented on the photo DSC01001:
 Do you know that a baby Mullin was also buried here and and when Micky was digging the grave for his either mother or father the wee girls body was still intact. The priest thinks that she was an angel - this information came from Micky Mullin - Remackin Sis Mile Cross. Chris Boyle 
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Dec 24, 2014
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Dec 19, 2014
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Aug 04, 2014
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