On this St. Patrick's Day, I remember the Irish of Bradford County By a daughter, Carol Brennan King Susan, wife of Patrick Boyle, John Doherty, Timothy Hurley, Owen Carr, Patrick Hurley, Mary Lackey, wife of Jas. Mc Kanna, John Brinnin, Bernard Donahue, Johannah, wife of John Brinnin, and Margaret, wife of Michale Kirk buried one after…Read more A Lament for the Irish in Bradford County, Pennsylvania
This area of my website will become the repository of all things Irish, especially of resources you might access in your own exploration of your family history.
1. You might want to start by checking out BellaOnline -The Voice of Women. Don’t be mislead by that address. It should take you to the home of that site and an interesting article on IRISH LIFE IN THE 1800’s.
2. Since many of the poor Irish of the period ended in the Workhouse or the Poorhouse, you might find the following site useful or tragically sad:
3. If you are a visual learner, you should check out the following resource, full of great information yes, but stunning sketches of the time:
I will be adding more resources over time, but this is a good place to start.
Coming to Pennsylvania
Johannah studied the fire as though the flames reaching up into the chimney would tell her what she wanted to know. She whispered the words, the ones she heard from the hiss of the peat as it breathed into the darkness: John will be alright, one day you will all be together again, John and…Read more Coming to Pennsylvania
For over a month I have been consumed by the story of my great-great-grandparents who emigrated from Ireland during the Great Famine to Bradford County. The more I research those years in Tipperary, where they came from, the more I am challenged by their faith. You see, they were Catholic. During a time when the…Read more Happy Thanksgiving