Ryan O'Rourke's Blog Posts Tagged 'United States' (3)

The Irishman Every Baseball Fan Should Know

John P. Joyce is a name that would not be familiar to most people around the world, and even in his native Ireland.  Born in County Galway in 1839, Joyce was a pioneer in the development of professional baseball in the United States, and specifically in Ohio.  Along with Harry…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on November 22, 2014 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Manhattan's Duffy Square: The Man Behind the Name

Duffy Square as it was in 1904

Duffy Square…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on August 7, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Jacqueline Kennedy's Handwritten Letter to De Valera

The image to the left is the first page of a hand-written letter from Jacqueline Kennedy to Eamon De Valera in January of 1964.  In the letter, Mrs. Kennedy expresses how much her late husband's trip to Ireland the previous summer had impacted him, and how much his Irish heritage meant to him.  

You can download the full letter in PDF format by clicking…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on November 22, 2013 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

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