BOBBY MAGILL

Journalist • Photographer

Bobby Magill is a journalist and photographer based in Port Jervis, NY and Alexandria, Va.

Searching for Roots in Northern Ireland

My husband Jacob and I spent the first week of September exploring Ireland and Northern Ireland, in part to discover my family’s roots in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

 Roots. George Frederic Magill, the last of my Scots-Irish ancestors in Ireland, is buried in First Broughshane Presbyterian Church in Broughshane, Northern Ireland. His son, James Boyd Magill, emigrated to Chester County, South Carolina in 1823. Our family originated in southern Scotland and emigrated to Ireland in the 17th Century.

Roots. George Frederic Magill, the last of my Scots-Irish ancestors in Ireland, is buried in First Broughshane Presbyterian Church in Broughshane, Northern Ireland. His son, James Boyd Magill, emigrated to Chester County, South Carolina in 1823. Our family originated in southern Scotland and emigrated to Ireland in the 17th Century.

 The family plot at the First Broughshane Presbyterian Church, Broughshane, Northern Ireland.

The family plot at the First Broughshane Presbyterian Church, Broughshane, Northern Ireland.

 My family’s roots run deep along Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast.

My family’s roots run deep along Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast.

 Dunlewy Church, County Donegal, Ireland.

Dunlewy Church, County Donegal, Ireland.

 Ballindoon Friary, near Sligo, Ireland.

Ballindoon Friary, near Sligo, Ireland.

 Donegal, Ireland

Donegal, Ireland

 Dunlewey, County Donegal, Ireland

Dunlewey, County Donegal, Ireland

 The legacy of the Troubles in Derry, Northern Ireland.

The legacy of the Troubles in Derry, Northern Ireland.

 Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland

 Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland