Kerry Murphy
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Very bad spuds.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Curley Apr 30, 2013. 3 Replies

The venerable spud. It's been getting a lot of bad press. "potatoes are starchy..the have no nutritional value...don't eat them!"  Um, lots of people had to survive on them! They have been a staple…Continue

St. Patrick's Day. What are you making for dinner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marilynn Conway Mar 17, 2013. 1 Reply

I've grown up with the venerable corned beef and cabbage. A true Irish American (and for all those who are Irish for a day!) I am going to do more of a traditional Irish meal....Rashers and cabbage,…Continue


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Hey! long time ago..forget about it!

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:33pm 0 Comments of the problems of studying my Irish past... is no one knows nothing. There is no great stories of the homeland. My relatives shared nothing good, great, or happy stories. They didn't even bother to share the region from where they were from. They simply didn't care, Who can blame them? They were leaving a horrible hell...looking at the U.S.A ...the promised land... they left Hell behind..they didn't look back...They left poverty, only to be confronted with a new hell... life aboard…


Ghosts From the Past, Part II

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

I learn more and more about the ghosts from my past. My ancestors are, after all the stuff of me. My family is...colorful. I don't know much about them when they were in Ireland but I know a lot since they arrived in America. I know my great, great grandpa John married a fiery, headstrong lass from County Tipperary. John arrived in 1865. His bride Margaret some years earlier. John was Catholic, didn't know how to read or write, and came from a simple farmers family. Margaret, was educated,…


Ghosts of My Irish Past

Posted on March 9, 2013 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

recently, I was able to trace my family from Seattle, Washington and all the steps they took from the home in county Laois.All my life I never knew where my family came from... just Ireland. I feel pretty good about bringing my family back to life....and in my imagination I could really feel who these people were. It also helped to watch period shows like "Coppers" and "Boardwalk Empire" I read books on the history of Ireland and America in the 1800's and early 1900's... The journey was so…


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At 10:21am on March 20, 2013,
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Maryann Tracy

Can't wait to read your entire story on Irish American Mom.


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