|County Mayo, Swinford, Cuildoo, Carrowbeg Townland, Parish Killasser|
In the 1911 Irish Census for the Townland of Carrowbeg, Parish of Killasser in the entry for Edward and Bridget O'Donnell, again their daughter Bridget is listed along with the brother-in-law, Patrick Ginty. However, this time his age is given as 69 giving him a birth year circa 1842. This year is probably closer to an actual year.
It is noted in the report from the Mayo North Family History Centre report that the earliest records for Killasser are for the year 1847. This most likely accounts for no baptismal record for Patrick Ginty. He is believed to be the oldest of the children of John Ginty and Margaret Conway.
It is interesting that when Thomas J. McIntyre, CM was collecting genealogical information, no mention of the existence of Patrick Ginty was made.
In 2011, at a luncheon with Sally Ruane Gilger, I asked if she knew anything about a Patrick Ginty. She said she thought he might have been a change-of-life baby for Bridget Ginty O'Donnell (her grandmother) and he possibly had Down's Syndrome. So, perhaps the age given in the 1901 Irish Census was more accurate and he was born c1861, i.e., the last of the O'Donnell/Ginty children. But, if so, there should be a baptismal record for him.