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Brian Mulroney

The Prime Minister of Canada Mr. Brian Mulroney 's father was born near Royal Oak, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow

On September 17th 1984 the Right Hon. Brian Mulroney, whose ancestors came from near Royal Oak, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, was sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister. A lawyer, Mulroney was a director of several companies including the Iron Ore Company of Canada, before entering politics. As leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada he set an election record in 1984 when his party won 211 seats - the largest number of seats ever won in a Canadian election. During his premiership he undertook an official state visit to Ireland which included a visit to Leighlinbridge. He was Prime Minister of Canada until 1992


March 20, 1939, Baie-Comeau, Quebec


St. Francis Xavier University, B.A. 1959
Laval University, LL.L. 1964

Personal Life

Married 1973, Mila Pivnicki (b. 1953) - One daughter, three sons


Lawyer (called to the Quebec Bar in 1965)
1974 - 1975 Member, Cliche Commission
1976 - 1977 Vice-President, Iron Ore Company
1977 - 1983 President, Iron Ore Company


Currently practising law

Political Party

Progressive Conservative
1983 - 1993 Party Leader

Martin Brian Mulroney was born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec in 1939, the son of an electrician. At fourteen, the young Mulroney went to St. Thomas, a Catholic high school in Chatham, New Brunswick.

The son of Irish Canadian Catholic parents, Benedict and Irene (O'Shea) Mulroney. Benedict Mulroney was a paper mill electrician, and Brian received his high school education at a Roman Catholic boarding school in Chatham, New Brunswick operated by St. Thomas University. He graduated with an undergraduate degree from Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where he was a nationally ranked debater

From Wikipedia

From: Sheila, Ont.
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 9:31 PM
Subject: [IRL-CARLOW] Mulroney, Murphy, Buckley, Scallen, Quebec, Carlow & Tipperary
Canadian Census for Ste. Catherine de Portneuf, Quebec - 1861


Pierce Mulroney farmer Co. Carlow age 53
Ellen Buckley wife Co. Tipperary age 45
Maria Mulroney daughter St. Cath age 16
Elizabeth Mulroney daughter St. Cath. age 14
Jeremiah Mulroney son St. Cath. age 12
Ellen Mulroney daughter St. Cath. age 11
John Mulroney son St. Cath. age 7
Dora Mulroney daughter St. Cath. age 6
James Mulroney Son St. Cath. age 3
All Catholic.      

MULRONEY, Thomas Farmer St. Cath RC 25
( Pierce & Ellen Buckley, widower of Catherine Kennedy)        
Mulroney, John Son St. Cath RC newborn
Mulroney, Margaret Sister St. Cath RC 19


May 21, 1861, St. Patrick's, R.C. Quebec City. Burial: S104

Thomas Mulroney, labourer, widower, of (looks like) Dinah Disney of Co. Carlow, Ireland. Interred in the cemetery of this church.

Please Note: he was age 76 when he died.

Sept. 14, 1880, St. Patrick's, Quebec City, , M42 - Marriage:

John Mulroney a native of St. Catharine's, Co. Portneuf, Quebec now domiciled in Quebec, son of Pierce Mulroney and Ellen Buckley. To: Ellen Murphy native of Quebec, daughter of dec. Thomas Murphy and of Elizabeth (looks like) Scallen.  Wit: Jeremiah Mulroney and Ann Murphy

The Mulroney info above are the ancestors of one of Canada's former prime ministers, The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney., Progressive Conservative. Biography of Martin Brian Mulroney

Sheila, Ont

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