Dr. Thomas Harkin (1882-1965)

Dr. HarkinBoth Thomas and his twin brother Michael were local boys who qualified as doctors in Glasgow University 1908. Thomas replaced Dr. O' Reilly in the Moville dispensary but in the 1911 census aged 28, he was a “lodger” in house 46.1 Main St.,Moville.

Dr. Michael’s address on the medical register was at 175, Balgray Hill, Springburn, Glasgow, home of their uncle Dr. Michael McLaughlin originally from Ballybreen, Drumley, Gleneely

The 1912 Nesbitts Directory shows 4 doctors listed for the area: Dr. Thomas Harkin, Falmore, Lecamey; Dr. Newell, The Wilderness Moville; Dr. Charles O’Reilly, Moville, and his newly qualified son, Dr. James Michael O’Reilly Moville.

Dr. Harkin retired circa 1955 and passed away 1965. He is buried in Ballinacrae.