Birth Name: Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin
Place of Birth: Dore, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
Date of Birth: 17 May, 1961
Enya is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. She is the daughter of Máire (Ní Dhúgáin, or Duggan in English) and Leo Henry Ó Hardin/Braonáin (or Brennan in English). Her father was born in Cliffony, County Sligo.
Her mother is said to have distant Spanish ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.
Enya’s paternal grandparents were named Harry Hardin and Minna Lenehan. They were musicians, and were born in England.
Enya’s maternal grandfather was Hugh Duggan (or Aodh Ó Dubhgáin in Irish, the son of James Duggan, or Séamus Ó Dubhgáin in Irish, and of Bridget Doohan, or Bríd Ní Duacháin in Irish). James was the son of Bartholomew Duggan (or Parlan Ó Dubhgáin in Irish). Bridget was the daughter of Hugh Doohan (or Aodh Ó Duacháin in Irish).
Enya’s maternal grandmother was named Maire Gillespie (or Máire Nic Giolla Easpaig in Irish, the daughter of John Gillespie, or Seán Mac Giolla Easpaig in Irish).
Sources: Genealogy of Enya – http://www.geni.com
Family history of Enya – https://www.irishtimes.com
Marriage record of Enya’s maternal grandparents, Hugh Duggan and Maire Gillespie – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie
Birth record of Enya’s maternal grandfather, Hugh Duggan – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie
Marriage record of Enya’s maternal great-grandparents, James Duggan and Bridget Doohan – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.iepdf