Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Knocknagoshel on the Hill

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Lo these 182 years ago, my great grandfather, Jeremiah "Jer" Reidy, left Ireland to find his fortune in the the U.S. His fortune turned out to be his wife and nine children, born and raised in Negaunee, Michigan, on that state's Upper Peninsula where he mined iron ore til late in life.

He was a Kerryman, from County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland where he "Saddled the Salmon" in 1872, where relatives were waiting for him in Negaunee.

He left the tiny township of Knocknagoshel that hasn't changed a heckuva lot in those 182 years as is evidenced by this current video maybe by a group called Irish Rambling House.
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