Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Knocknagoshel on the Hill


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.

1 comment:

Joe and Kay said...

Delighted to see our video on your site. Yes, Knocknagoshel hasn't changed much in some ways. A lot of nice work has been carried out in recent years to improve the village - the highest in Kerry.
It has a lot of Community based activity.

The Irish Rambling House is a project that takes traditional entertainers over to put on shows for the Irish Exiles in Britain. You can find out more about us on

If you are interested in researching relatives a local website is and go th "Your Page"
Joe and Kay