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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Irish Uprising: Michael Fahey

My husband, Bill, and I visited Michael Fahey at his home in Caheravoneen during a trip to Ireland in November 1981.  Bill was in Ireland in 1980 and had met Michael at that time. In 1981, Michael was 80 years old and lived in a stone cottage with a thatched roof on farmland about three miles from the town of Kinvara.  I remember a very large fireplace and wires that came through the ceiling leading directly to a television. There was a pair of Staffordshire dogs and some other antiques on the fireplace mantel. I recall that it was very cold inside the house and I am sure that it was not by choice that I was there.  At 26 years old, my preference would have been visiting shops in the quaint little towns or at least sitting in a restaurant or pub with heat.  However, as Michael started talking about the Quinn family, I remember thinking that the information should be recorded and wrote the information on a letter that was attached to our airline tickets.  This was more than ten years before my interest in family history and I am glad that I had the common sense to record and save the information.

Michael Fahey in his home at Caheravoneen – November 1981

The home of Michael Fahey in Caheravoneen – November 1981

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