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The Grassy Green Pillow - An emigrant's memorial to his parents

Tombstone erected by Francis O'Neill in memory of his parentsOn a recent visit to West Cork, I had the fortune to properly explore Tralibane and the surrounding area. I was bowled over by the hospitality of the people there, especially Mrs. Wilcox of the Francis O'Neill Memorial committee, who provided me with lots of insight into the O'Neill history and landmarks.I was surprised to learn that O'Neill had…See More
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The Day 'The Chief' Was Assassinated

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”In 1897, Mark Twain was reported to have made this famous statement upon being confronted with his obituary by a reporter in London. Francis O'Neill, a few years later as Chicago police chief, had a similar experience. He…See More
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The Day 'The Chief' Was Assassinated

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”In 1897, Mark Twain was reported to have made this famous statement upon being confronted with his obituary by a reporter in London. Francis O'Neill, a few years later as Chicago police chief, had a similar experience. He…See More
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The Tragedy of Tralibane Bridge

Down the hill from Francis O'Neill's homeplace of Tralibane, County Cork, is an 18th century stone bridge. If you closely read O'Neill's work, Tralibane bridge turns out to be personally very important to him, as a place and a tune. He wrote about the spot a number of times, particularly the "Pattern Dances" the community held there. No doubt this experience at a young age fostered his love of the music.Photo top: Tralibane Bridge, County…See More
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The Tragedy of Tralibane Bridge

Down the hill from Francis O'Neill's homeplace of Tralibane, County Cork, is an 18th century stone bridge. If you closely read O'Neill's work, Tralibane bridge turns out to be personally very important to him, as a place and a tune. He wrote about the spot a number of times, particularly the "Pattern Dances" the community held there. No doubt this experience at a young age fostered his love of the music.Photo top: Tralibane Bridge, County…See More
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The Grassy Green Pillow - An emigrant's memorial to his parents

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:18am 0 Comments

Tombstone erected by Francis O'Neill in memory of his parents (Caheragh, Co. Cork)

Tombstone erected by Francis O'Neill in memory of his parents





On a recent visit to West Cork, I had the fortune to properly explore Tralibane and the surrounding area. I was bowled over by the hospitality of the people there, especially Mrs. Wilcox of the Francis O'Neill Memorial committee, who provided me with lots of insight into the O'Neill history…

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The Day 'The Chief' Was Assassinated

Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

In 1897, Mark Twain was reported to have made this famous statement upon being…

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The Tragedy of Tralibane Bridge

Posted on July 28, 2019 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Tralibane Bridge, County Cork

Down the hill from Francis O'Neill's homeplace of Tralibane, County Cork, is an 18th century stone bridge. If you closely read O'Neill's work, Tralibane bridge turns out to be personally very important to him, as a place and a tune. He wrote about the spot a number of times, particularly the "Pattern Dances" the community held there. No doubt this experience at a…

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