The Mons Family of Gortnashingaun at Glann

Family of James Mons & Honor Mons (nee Lydon)

By Jeffrey Fitzgerald

Honor Mons (nee Lydon) wife of James Mons at Glann C 1927
Honor Mons (seated) with two of her childern Katherine & Michael C 1930
Katherine Mons of Glann
Mary Mons of Glann (daughter of James & Honor Mons & teacher)
Bridget Delia Lydon (nee Mons ) Born in Glann and daughter of James & Honor Mons) picture C1948 in Boston USA
Celia Lee (nee Mons) C 1964, daughter of James & Honor Mons
Michael Mons son of James & Honor Mons of Glann
Patrick Joseph Mons , son of James & Honor Mons of Glann
Mons Family Home at Glann C 1930
Mons Family Home (as a ruin) C 2005
John Mons of Glann C1951 FLA USA

James and Honor Mons of Glann, had ten children, this page contains pictures of Honor and seven of the “children” as well as the Mons home at Glann.

The pictures (except the pictures of Bridget and the 2005 homestead ruin) were provided to me by Mary Lee, Granddaughter of James & Honor Mons, and my cousin.

Reference/Context: James & Honor Mons are my GG-Grand parents; their daughter, Bridget Delia Lydon (nee Mons) born in Glann, died in Boston USA, is my G-Grandmother. Mary Lee’s mother was Bridget’s sister, Celia Lee (nee Mons) .


This page was added on 14/09/2011.

Comments about this page

  • Hi “Guys”.
    In the chance that someone may want to contact me regardimg this 2011 post on the Mons familiy; the e-mail address I prevously posted at Lionbridge is no longer valid.
    My e-mail is [email protected]
    Jeffrey Fitzgerald

    By Jeffrey Fitzgerald (22/06/2020)
  • Would you happen to know which Lee Family Celia Mons married? My grandmother was Maria Lee from Derrymoyle. I seem to remember my great uncle Stephen Lee was a good friend of Pat Mons.


    By Regina Duffy (15/09/2017)
  • Hello Regina
    I have emailed you some records via email

    By Antoinette Lydon (19/09/2017)
  • Thank you for posting this. The photos are great.

    By Moria Gardner (01/09/2017)
  • Very grateful for this historical family research. As the present owner of Antfield, it adds much to the jigsaw of its rich history. My Aunt Mary (Lee) told me many stories about Antfield as a safe house during the civil war.interesting in light of the coming 1916 centenary. I would be most grateful if anyone has more photos or information concerning Antfield House (Gortnashingaun). Greetings to all the U.S. relatives.

    By Francis Lee (26/07/2015)
  • Hi Kathy, It would be great to connect, you can reach me at e-mail – [email protected]

    By Jeff Fitzgerald (28/03/2014)
  • Hello Mons Family! My Kelly ancestors also lived in Glann/Gortnashingaun/Antfield. Our first cousin, Jim Kelly’s mother was Annie MONS b. Glann m.1900, neighbors of KELLYs, was the niece of Robert SULLIVAN who owned land in the area and appears in the Griffith’s Valuation. I would love to hear from you, Jeff.

    By Kathy Martin Benzi (23/03/2014)
  • Amazing history of our Irish Heritage-thank you Jeff Fitzgerald for taking the time to share great memories-your cousin Lynne Shea

    By lynne (18/02/2014)
  • Thank you for sharing this fantastic collection of photos with us. It is so important to add to our collection so that the present generation will always cherish those who have gone before us.

    By Mary Kyne (30/09/2011)
  • These pictures and this story is amazing! These are relatives of ours jeff. Beautiful. Please keep me updated. Cousin Dawn from Boston, Ma.

    By Dawn Dunn (26/09/2011)

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