North Windham, CT
Sep 21, 2011
Nice photos, Joe!
Apr 29, 2013
Joe, where in Ireland do your people come from?
May 4, 2013
I have a McLaughlin line on my mother's side that we know was from Co. Cavan, but left way back in the 1830s. Gannon is a Mayo name, but we can only trace that side of the family back to a great-grandfather who was born in England, where they must of gone for work.
I ask because we have good friends in Connemara here who are Gannons. There is a significant pocket of them in Leitir Móir, which is where our friends are from.
Glad to be aboard, Joe. Here is the site for the Irish Soldiers of Mexico. We have over 3,000 visitors who share information about the San Patricios and the Irish Mexican connection. Lots of photos, historical conversations, videos and more. Hope you'll all pay us a visit.
Jul 11, 2013
Thanks for friending, Joe :)
Jul 27, 2014
Drop me a line Joe firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585 288 0636
Thanks for getting the word our re Burgery ambushes - Shades of GUESTS OF THE NATION is it not?
Sep 10, 2015
It appears that there is some controversy as to John Riley's burial site, possibly in Vera Cruz, Mexico. However, the Mexican government donated a bronze statue to Major Riley of the Batalion San Patricios; the statue is located in Clifden, County Galway. I expect to be visiting Clifden in a few days and will check this out. Michael Higgins and Mary Robinson both visited Mexico City in the past few years, where Ireland has erected a sculptural monument to John Riley who is celebrated in Mexico. While in Galway two weeks ago, I inquired about Riley but no one seemed to know the history. Because of the Irish battalion, I have found statues of Saint Patrick in Mexican churches and basilicas, so at least in Mexico his legend lives on; and here in Ireland, it is recognized by officialdom.
Jun 14, 2019