I'm Sending a Shamrock to Remind You of Home: Roscommon Families and the Irish Diaspora 1875-1950
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Publisher: Glasnevin Publishing
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 3.54" wide x 59.84" long x 90.16" tall
Three decades ago a chance meeting brought the author to the isolated Roscommon cottage where his grandmother, Kate McCormack and five of her siblings, over a century earlier, had bid tearful farewells to their family and sailed off into the west to new lives in America. This book follows their journey to a new land and the authors quest to come to know two generations of a family divided by an ocean and nearly forgotten by time. Along the way, the dramatic history of late-19th and early-20th century Ireland and America comes alive as the McCormack family and their neighbors struggle with the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by those turbulent times. The book demonstrates More...
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