Joe Ó Connell
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"This was one of the Seven Days' Battles in the Peninsular Campaign. While it was not formally a part of the Irish Brigade, my great, great-grandfather's regiment, the Seventh Pennsylvania Reserves, was heavily Irish, mosty railroad…"
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Uncovering the Hidden History of Gaeilge In My Family

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 11:00pm 2 Comments

I thought I might share this. Both of my paternal grandparents came from the spot where Cork, Kerry and Limerick meet. Traditionally -- going back to mythical times -- the area was known Sliabh Luachra (The Mount of Rushes). Finn MacCool and his band were said to have hunted there. The actual townlands were Mountcollins (Cnochuileáin or Cnoc Uí Choileáin) and Caherlevoy.

Above, the Paps of Danu,…

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