Descendants of Mullet Peninsula Families “SS Austrian” meet up in St. Paul, Minnesota

by ionaddeirbhile


Amongst the families leaving onboard SS Austrian from Blacksod Bay on the 25th May 1883, were  Anthony and Mary (Reilly) Kennedy and family from Cross, also Denis and Bridget (Lavelle) Ginnelly and family of Morahan.

Our community leaving at that time in history, were all united in a shared hope, that of a brighter future for their children. Descendants of the Kennedy and Ginnelly (McGinley) families met up in St. Paul, Minnesota to remember their ancestors’ journey from Blacksod Bay to the United States. (and their shared history) In the photograph are Jane Kennedy, descendant of Anthony and Mary Kennedy also Kathryn Dreier and Rick Goffin descendants of Denis and Bridget Ginnelly.

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