Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Presidents’

The Irish Who Signed the
Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is a physically beautiful document and when I was a kid I had an image of it on my wall. There were Irish names, including “McKean” on that original parchment, and that gave me the story I needed to feel at home here like a native. My love of country, theRead more..

President Reagan Remembered

From Ballyporeen to the White House, Niall O’Dowd looks at President Reagan’s Irish background, and recalls an interview with the President’s brother, Neil. ℘℘℘ “Today I come back to you as a descendant of people who were buried here in pauper’s graves.” Thus did President Ronald Wilson Reagan announce himself when he visited the IrishRead more..