16 Famine Immigrants

  • 16 Famine Immigrants

    July 6, 2019 by

    This is my first attempt at a blog. I’ll be setting along the journey of discovering the lives of my 16 2x Great Grandparents; each of whom was an Irish Immigrant during the period of the Great Famine (1846 – 1850 and beyond). I hope you find this blog as fascinating and fun as I… Read more

  • (V) Blessing of the Graves

    March 22, 2020 by

    PREAMBLE – It’s been 7 long months since I’ve updated this blog. I was traveling extensively and work just had to take precedence. Now here we are March 22, 2020, in the worldwide throws of CoVid19 pandemic- the virus that is so reminiscent of the pandemic of 1918, The Spanish Flu (that wasn’t from Spain… Read more

  • (IV) Luck of the Irish

    August 17, 2019 by

    The Luck of the Irish was most definitely with me on this excursion to Wexford. My original intention was to see Rosegarland Estate, perhaps find the local church intact and get a bit of context from the local historians…Boy did I get all that and MORE! As Bernie and I said our goodbyes to Sara… Read more

  • (III) The Journey began: Rosegarland Estate

    July 16, 2019 by

    NOTE: Reposting this! I tried to fix the formatting as much as possible, my apologies for the extreme wonkiness of this post. This weeks learning curve is that one should NOT draft and publish a blog post from mobile devices. OK then! Next weeks post will not be cobbled together via two different mobile devices… Read more

  • (II) #FindingFarrells

    July 9, 2019 by

    First a little history: The Irish Famine, or Great Hunger as it is called in Ireland, was the period between 1845 and 1849 when the country saw over 1 million people die and another 1 million emigrate because of a potato blight that vanquished the sole crop a nation of tenant farmers relied upon for… Read more

  • (I) Stepping Stones…

    July 6, 2019 by

    Many years ago my father set out to write a book entitled “Stepping Stones” documenting his life and learnings gathered as a Mad Man in 1960’s NYC as well as his time spent searching for his deadbeat dad who abandon he and his mother in the midst of the depression. Tragically, cancer got to him… Read more

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