News from Ireland
Mike Feerick was born in New York City to Mayo parents and at the age of 4, the whole famliy moved back to Ireland to eventually settle in Tiernascragy in County Galway.IrelandXO
An Island Community: The Ebb and Flow of the Great Blasket Island is a voluminous social history of the abandoned Great Blasket Island, off the wild south west coast of Ireland, which touches on its history, culture and folklore.
The first event of its kind, Ireland Reaching Out was priviliged to be a participant at this forum and to be able to discuss matters of identity, heritage and sense of place with others working with the Diaspora community - both in Ireland and abroad.IrelandXO
Mike Kelly always knew that his family originated from Galway: his great grandfather was James Kelly from Ballymacward, Co Galway and immigrated to Detroit USA in the 1800`s.Galway
Liam Mellows (1895-1922) was an Irish Republican and Sinn Fein politician. He was born in England, but grew up in County Wexford. He was involved in nationalist politics from a young age and he was active in the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a Founding member of the Irish Volunteers.Tulla (Clare) Clare