Its the city where I've lived my entire life,
in Massachusetts, in the US of A.
The canals and the dam on Merrimack river were built by
Irish emigrants around the time of the great famine,
they're names were Casey, Sullivan, Keleher and more,
they lived in a shanty town.
The Fenian movement in the US involved Irish soldiers
who survived the US Civil War, their ambitious plan
was to take over Canada and trade to England for Ireland,
Lawrence had 3 Fenian divisions and was led by Captain
Timothy Deacy of Clonakilty Co. Cork, he did at a young
age in Lawrence.
When DeValera toured the US to collect $ for the new
Irish free state he visited Lawrence twice and my
grandfather from Sligo made his donation. The city
of Lawrence made a proclamation citing the free
state of Ireland, the first such proclamation in the US.
Now if Michael Collins had made the trip..
There ya go.. Seamus
> Seamus wrote:
> >Kiskeam is in NW Cork, near Kanturk, Newmarket, Sliabh Luachra..
> >Lawrence has many Cork descendents, some from Kiskeam.
> Pat McGarrigle seems to be busy today, so I'll ask this
> question on behalf of us few Irish: who is Lawrence? : -)
> - Paul.