Erica Veil
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  • Troy, NY
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Commemoration of Colonel Thomas J Kelly and the Manchester Martyrs at The Woodlawn Cemetery

April 23, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Join us for a stirring procession and resounding graveside commemoration of Colonel Thomas J Kelly and the 3 Bold Fenian Men who gave their lives for their beloved homeland - Allen, Larkin, and O'Brien - the Manchester Martyrs.God Save Ireland!Lest we forget.Living historians welcome, especially US Civil War. Processionists will gather starting at 2:30pm near the buildings on the north side of the cemetery. Look for the pipers, color guard, and Civil War uniforms.There will be commemorative…See More
Mar 17
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Commemoration of Colonel Thomas J Kelly and the Manchester Martyrs at The Woodlawn Cemetery

April 23, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Join us for a stirring procession and resounding graveside commemoration of Colonel Thomas J Kelly and the 3 Bold Fenian Men who gave their lives for their beloved homeland - Allen, Larkin, and O'Brien - the Manchester Martyrs.God Save Ireland!Lest we forget.Living historians welcome, especially US Civil War. Processionists will gather starting at 2:30pm near the buildings on the north side of the cemetery. Look for the pipers, color guard, and Civil War uniforms.There will be commemorative…See More
Mar 17
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Commemoration of Colonel Thomas J Kelly and the Manchester Martyrs at The Woodlawn Cemetery

April 23, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Join us for a stirring procession and resounding graveside commemoration of Colonel Thomas J Kelly and the 3 Bold Fenian Men who gave their lives for their beloved homeland - Allen, Larkin, and O'Brien - the Manchester Martyrs.God Save Ireland!Lest we forget.Living historians welcome, especially US Civil War. Processionists will gather starting at 2:30pm near the buildings on the north side of the cemetery. Look for the pipers, color guard, and Civil War uniforms.There will be commemorative…See More
Mar 16
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May 13, 2015
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Easter Sunday 2015, reading

Erica Veil, great-great-granddaughter of Colonel Thomas Kelly, and Bob Bateman, collateral descendant of Captain Timothy Deasy, at Colonel Thomas Kelly’s grave in The Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York, Easter Sunday 2015. Kelly and Deasy, the…
Apr 24, 2015
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Apr 9, 2015
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"Thanks Michael."
Feb 19, 2015
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"Welcome, Erica!"
Feb 18, 2015
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"Thank you Gerry. I was first introduced to the Colonel's story by my eldest (now deceased) uncle in the 1990's. I then visited Ireland for the first time in 2005, again in 2010, and just last September. The difference between 2005 and 2010…"
Feb 18, 2015
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Feb 18, 2015
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"Welcome, Erica. We have a number of mentions of Col. Thomas Kelly in our pages. He is a worthy son of Ireland, and America! Perhaps you can write about Kelly's history, from your family's unique…"
Feb 18, 2015
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Vintage Photos of Ireland

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The Blue, Gray and Green

Gathering by the fireside of those of us passionate about the Irish experience during America's Civil War.See More
Feb 18, 2015
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An Irish Christmas

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The Wild Geese in NYC

Ah, the bright lights, the skirl of the bagpipes, the constant procession of Irish cultural events and diversions — all in the greatest Irish city in the world. . . . Come join The Wild Geese in New York City as we pursue and engage Irish culture throughout the metropolis’ byways and boreens. Many of The Wild Geese are based in metro New York, and we will seek out their events and venues, among others, to provide support for them and for Irish culture in the city, whether this be in Carnegie…See More
Feb 18, 2015

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At 4:15pm on February 18, 2015, Gerry Regan said…

Welcome, Erica. We have a number of mentions of Col. Thomas Kelly in our pages. He is a worthy son of Ireland, and America! Perhaps you can write about Kelly's history, from your family's unique perspective.

http://thewildgeese.com/profiles/blogs/the-faithful-recall-manchester-martyrs

At 4:32pm on February 18, 2015, Erica Veil said…

Thank you Gerry.

I was first introduced to the Colonel's story by my eldest (now deceased) uncle in the 1990's. I then visited Ireland for the first time in 2005, again in 2010, and just last September. The difference between 2005 and 2010 with how Irish librarians, and such, received and responded to requests for historical information was palpable. In 2005, there was clearly a hesitation and almost a bit of shame (if I had to guess). In 2010, I introduced myself to the head librarian at the National Photographic Archive, and she immediately ushered us to a conference room, went down to the basement archives, and came back with an antique photo album containing portraits of Fenians. She urged me to look through it to find his portrait...and there it was, one I had never seen before. And beyond that, by 2010, at libraries and government offices, everyone we met were very happy to help, no sideways glances.

We are going back this summer.

At 6:22pm on February 18, 2015, Michael Quane said…
Welcome, Erica!

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