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Growing up in Providence, my Dad, Ray McKenna, Sr., spent hours with his grandfather, Bernard Bonner O’Connor. Barney, as he was called, told young Ray stories of growing up in…

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Ancestry Clogher Country Leitrim County Monaghan County Tyrone Errigal Truagh Irish Famine Irish Immigration Irish Surnames Irish-American History Providence Rhode Island Roscommon

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It’s been a little over a year since Dad, Dan and I went to County Monaghan in search of Dernalosset. We didn’t know at the time that we were searching…

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

Ancestry Civil War Clogher Country Leitrim County Monaghan County Tyrone Errigal Truagh Irish Famine Irish Immigration Irish Surnames Irish-American History Providence Rhode Island Roscommon

Ancestry Irish Immigration Irish Surnames Irish-American History Providence Rhode Island Roscommon

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

(This is article first appeared in 2011 in the Providence Journal and in the Northern Standard in Monaghan, Ireland). When Federal Hill Was Irish When most Irish-Americans make the trek…

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

The name is Federal Hill and it is famous as an Italian neighborhood. But it is more than that. Beneath the layer that is now Hispanic, beneath the layer that…

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