Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All


     My grandfather, John Francis Kennedy, came over “on the boat” from Thurles, Tipperary County, Ireland, back around 1876. He went to a seminary to become a priest, but for some reason gave that up and became a policeman instead. I wish I knew the details.
      I’ve written one book about Ireland, The Irish Upstart. I loved doing the research and hope some day to do another.
      Anyway, as a true daughter of Ireland ( and who knows where else?) I hope everyone is having a lovely St. Patricks Day.

Shirley Kennedy (who took her mother’s maiden name after that last divorce–a name I’m very proud of.)


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