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Fermanagh Gold Introduction
 
FERMANAGH GOLD - DONALDSON FAMILY

Descendants of John Donaldson of Cloghore Ballyshannon Co Donegal, & Beachlea Belleek Co Fermanagh

I have prepared this document of my non-living Donaldson clan with their tie-in to the Earls.  They had shop (grocery & drapery) & farm at Cloghore Kilbarron in Ballyshannon census area but just outside Belleek. 

From 1922 they acquired a store in Co Fermanagh - the border, because of the twist of the Erne, ran through their property. The house was directly opposite the customs post there. The name of the townland in Fermanagh is called Beachlea. I remember that as a child we addressed letters to Beachlea Belleek from Tyrone - probably because postage within N. Ireland was cheaper! I can find no web trace of Beachlea. However you could attribute Donaldson to Fermanagh from there!

Thirdly my main interest which is McAskie grandparent from Ardstraw Tyrone with links all over - San Francisco, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Manitoba, New South Wales & S Island NZ. Other grandparent is Ardstraw Smith - more information on my site The McAskies of Ardstraw

Finally there is my great grandmother Caldwell with Irish links to Ardstraw Tyrone & Lifford Donegal connections to so many websites in USA, many claiming supposedly to be descended from Castle Caldwell.