IrishFireside has included my Week of Welcomes: McCormack Style post in their compilation of the 75 best Irish-interest articles of 2010! You can find the complete list here. I am flattered to be in such good company – thanks IrishFireside!
It is a fantastic collection of articles…I encourage you to take a look back at 2010 on this first weekend of 2011.
Wishing you all the best in 2011! Thanks for reading!
I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. My heritage pretty much covers the map of Ireland: great-great-grandparents from Cork (Crowley, Foley, Regan), a great-great-grandmother from Clare (Quinn), a great-great-grandfather from Fermanagh (McMahon) and his wife's parents from Mayo (McAndrew), a great-grandmother from Connemara (Hannon) married to my great-grandfather from Laois (McCormack), great-grandparents from Sligo (Flannery), and a great-grandmother from Kildare (Hill). All of those people ended up in Minnesota, where my four grandparents were born.
Three and four generations after my people left Ireland for America, I retain all Irish heritage. So much for the melting pot...
January 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm