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Macallai Pádraig Feiritéar, Lia ós a Leacht

Posted by Seoirse on 7/15/1998 in Genaology

Le Barra Ó Donnabháin   This article originally appeared in The Irish Echo DATED: July, 15-21, 1998 View on Irish Echo site I mí Lúnasa na bliana seo caite chuir Breandán Feiritéar glaoch orm á rá go raibh sé chun turas a thabhairt ar Nua Eabhrac. Bhí sé ag obair ar scannán faisnéise ar shaol Phádraig Feiritéar (1856-1924). Dúirt sé go mbíodh "An Síogaí Infhiúchtach," mar ainm cleite ag Pádraig agus go mbíodh sé ag scríobh altanna don Gaodhal agus don Gaelic American. D’iarr sé orm roinnt cuardaithe a dhéanamh i Leabharlann na Cathrach. An lá céanna fuaireas bosca mór ó Angela Carter agus tuairim... Read More


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James T. Ferriter

photo b. December 1843
d. February 22, 1902

James Thomas Ferriter was born in December, 1843, either in New York or Massachusetts to Irish immigrant parents. Most census data lists his birthplace as Massachusetts. It is quite likely that he was born in West Springfield, MA, as he had a brother, Patrick, who was born there in 1849. His parents, Patrick Ferriter and Catherine Sullivan Ferriter, had married in Ireland on February 14, 1840. They moved to America and travelled where there were railroads to be built. Patrick's family landed in Dummerston, Vermont, in 1850, where many people with Irish surnames and the job title of 'railroad laborer' are listed in the census.... Read More