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Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday's Photo: William Quinn - What would he think?

William Joseph Quinn 1894 - 1959

I didn't know William Joseph Quinn. I wish I had. My mother-in-law described him as a very kind man. My father-in-law said his father was in some of the best English prisons. 

I am sure that this photo can be found on my blog several times, but this is the one that was displayed at the Kinvara Community Centre, both in 2015 and 2016 to honor those who served in the Kinvara Company Irish Volunteers in 1916.

This is also the photo that I found in the Tract, Kinvara's Community Magazine, with a description of the 2015 display. Follow this link and go to pages 40 to 42

What would he think of all of this? I hope that he would have been proud!  

Kinvara Company Irish Volunteers 1916 - displayed at the Kinvara Community Centre


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Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday's Photo: In Remembrance of the Kinvara Company Irish Volunteers 1916 - 2016

I write this on my journey home from a vacation spent with my husband and daughter in Ireland and the UK. This trip took us to my husband's family homes in counties Clare and Galway as well as to Dublin, Belfast, Lancashire, and Liverpool. 

The first part of our trip, on the western coast of Ireland, was by far the most interesting. We stayed in a converted carriage house in New Quay, County Clare just down the road from the said to be home of my husband's Murray family (more about this house in an upcoming post). 

One day was devoted to the Kinvara Company Irish Volunteers Centenary Commemoration. My husband and daughter participated in a mass at St. Colemans Church dedicated to those from Kinvara in County Galway who served in the Kinvara Company Irish Volunteers. William Joseph Quinn (Bills grandfather and Emily's great-grandfather) was one of many Kinvara Volunteers honored. After a history walk throughout the village, this stone was dedicated to those who served. 

There's more to come as we met many very nice people, talked to close and distant cousins, found new records, and, thanks to a very interested volunteer, received a fabulous tour of the community where many generations of  Quinns lived out their lives. 


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