Guest post by Charles R. Hale – Stories Connect Love Heals When I cast my imagination back to the spring of 1854, I see John Hale’s immigrant ship, the Neptune, sailing through the narrows and toward the tip of Manhattan. Straight ahead the city rises against the bay and the sky. The spires of the […]
Irish and Irish American Stories of our Ancestors
Here you'll find stories from the past - tales of our Irish and Irish American ancestors who found hope in a new land. Many of these stories have been contributed by readers of Irish American Mom.
Today I introduce a new blog category on Irish American Mom. If you take a look at the menu bar, you will notice an additional section called Immigrant Tales. Here, I plan to post ‘Coming to America’ stories, either from this modern era or from centuries past. Tomorrow I will publish our first guest post, […]
When I visited Ellis Island many years ago, I was deeply impacted by the Great Hall and Baggage Room exhibits. Photo Credit “Island of hope, island of tears” is a phrase I read over, and over at the Ellis Island museum. Looking back we tend to focus on an “island of hope,” sometimes forgetting […]
No, I did not arrive in America through Ellis Island. If I did, this blog might be called Irish American Great-Great Grandma. As I pondered a good starting point, for my rambling journey from Ireland through America, my visit to Ellis Island many years ago, came to mind. And so let us begin, where so […]