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Friday, April 07, 2006

KC Irish Genealogy Story

Speaking of Irish place names, Katie McKenna Raymond, a KC based woman of some Irish flavouring, writes on, of Feebaghbane in Monaghan.

It's a genealogical story nearing a happy ending. After much work Katy has traced the townland where her father's father was born, and later this month McKenna country in the north of Ireland will be visited again by Katy and her husband.

The story of Irish Bernard McKenna born in 1884, with an American grand-daughter now here in our KC midst, is touchingly told by Katy, and means even more if you read more of Katy's blog. Indeed, with a name like Fallible, how can you criticize it?

Update: KC Irish Genealogy Story (Part 2)

Handy Irish Phrase: Is é do mhac do mhac inniú, ach is í d'iníon d'iníon go deo   (Your son is your son today, but your daughter is your daughter forever)


At 2:15 PM, Katy said...

Thank you so much for linking to my post. My father emigrated from Scotland in 1946, but he knew very little about his Irish-born father, who drowned in the River Clyde when Dad was only four. He always said he thought his father was from Armagh. Four years ago, in a lovely twist of fate, I "accidentally" met a third cousin online, at a geneaology site. This man, who still lives in Scotland, grew up in the same town as my father, and knew the origins of my grandfather!

Without John McKenna, I'd be off to wander through Armagh again, when Monaghan is the place I've been after all along.

As you can tell, my husband and I are thrilled to soon be on our way....


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