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The Wild West of Ireland Contest

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

I am a 68 years old descendent of an of an Irish immigrant to the United States. Michael Leonard was my ancestor. He immigrated to Canada in 1829 and went from there to Lockport, Niagara, New York. He worked on the canals and farmed in Wiscosin until his death in 1861. My dream was to visit Ireland and walk the land and breathe in the air that my great greats had originated from. I have a fairly active imagination since I am a photograph, teacher and artist. 

I visited Ireland in May…


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At 2:11pm on June 10, 2015, Ike Standifird said…

I just recently discovered this site and am going to follow.  A visit to the homeland of my recently passed wife is #1 on bucket list.  Your Michael Leonard sounds like the main character in a book I read recently,  Da's Shillelagh: A Tale of the Irish on the Niagara Frontier by Timothy M. Shannon

Would you please respond to my request to be a friend here so I can enter the contest?

At 2:21pm on June 10, 2015, Ike Standifird said…

I would like to enter The Wild West of Ireland Contest. 

I need so i can post a blog and be entered.

At 2:43pm on June 10, 2015, Ike Standifird said…

Thanks friend.

If I win I will try to take one of my daughters.  If that does not work I will be looking for a traveling partner.

At 12:31pm on June 12, 2015, Sarah Nagle said…

A very warm welcome from a hundred miles up the coast...

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