Even the Snails Came from Spain

The legend among the Irish for the longest time was that they "came from Spain." You could say it was the mother of all family stories.

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Kilmore Quay Post Office

A while ago my cousin sent me a number of photographs of our family ... This picture of Kilmore Quay Post Office is one of them.

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Manufacturer of Shoddy Goods

How would you feel if your ancestor was described as a 'manufacturer of shoddy goods'?

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Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own efforts.
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-- Ed Hamilton