This site is dedicated to my ancestors, the Gillespie Family from Stonebridge, near Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

One hundred and fifty years ago, there were dozens of Gillespie families in the area and they were quite large families at that. Today, you could count the individuals still there with one hand. Where did they all go?



The Irish Gillespie Coat of Arms is officially documented in the Riestap’s Armourial General. This is different from the Scottish Gillespie Coat of Arms.

The motto can be translated as 'The sure anchor of salvation'.

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