Since I first collected the information for the Places of Interest articles in 2011 so much has been added to our collection of family history that a complete reorganization become a necessity not only for the Tipperary tree but for the Tyrone ancestors as well.  I had the good fortune of receiving firsthand knowledge from my mother and my cousins in Ireland to aid in building a comprehensive image of our Duffy/Mallon Tyrone tree but not so regarding the Sullivan/O’Donnell Tipperary branch of that tree. For that matter, the Tipperary family was an effort almost from scratch and it was a daunting one as well.  Through the years I have supplemented with additions to Newsletters and Vital documents, but it has become necessary to look at the whole picture with a fresh perspective.

What’s been added.


New York

There was a whole generation of Clogheen Sullivans that came to New York that were  altogether unknown to us.  They were part of the consecutive waves of immigration between 1845 and 1852 known as the The Famine Irish Exodus. During that period more than 2 million people mostly from the poor western counties of Connaught and the rebellious southern counties of Munster freely left or were evicted from their lands.  Without a question, that influx had a dramatic effect on the formation of the young nation and the resulting clash between native Americans and their novice counterparts is well documented.  The Irish in New York would play a pivotal role in the War Between the States and influence religious and political life in New York for decades to come  while slowly working to gain access to the corridors of power in their adopted country.









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