Federal Hill Irish Posts

Other than my Dad, as I was growing up no one was a bigger hero to me than my maternal grandfather. A man of many skills, he raced bicycles, excelled at semi-pro…

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While growing up in Rhode Island, I was regaled with stories from my uncles of past adventures. There was my Uncle Pete, who as a city police lieutenant in the…

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After a frustrating effort of putting the story of Providence’s Irish history and my family’s place in that history into book form, I am returning to the narrative form that…

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Lineman was an occupation that was most likely unknown to the famine generation of Irish in Providence, or anyone in the city for that matter. The first linemen were the…

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Ancestry Civil War Clogher County Monaghan County Tyrone Duggan Errigal Truagh Irish Famine Irish Immigration Irish Surnames Irish-American History McKenna Providence Rhode Island

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