Top o’ the morning to you!
It is six months since the release of Waterbury Irish, which has sold more than 900 copies! Thank you to all who have purchased it! I hope you have enjoyed it.
In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, for the next month Waterbury Irish and my first book, From the Old Sod to the Naugatuck Valley will ship for free within the United States from their Etsy site!
My multifaceted journey has been blessed with connections, reconnections and help from many people whose families were part of the vital history that these books address. May the spirits of Saint Patrick, Saint Columba, and all our Irish forebears enlighten the paths they have set us upon. Good luck, good health and happiness to those who find this site at Saint Patrick’s Day and beyond!
©2016 Janet Maher / Sinéad Ni Mheachair
Happy St. Patrick’s Day… and Congratulations on selling such a great quantity of books. Not that I ever doubted that you would… you put so much effort into all you do.
Thank you Chris. It’s been quite a journey! I feel lucky in having been able to do this. Eagerly anticipating going back for the month of June! Wishing you well!
Happy St Patrick’s Day Janet. Your work is so appreciated; both books are special volumes in my library.
Thank you, Helen! I appreciate hearing that. I also appreciate you being my first sale!! All good wishes, Janet
Hello – I have just starting researching my Maher ancestors on my mother’s side. I have uncovered a possible first cousin 4th removed, Margaret Maher. She was the maid who lived with Emily Dickinson in Amherst MA, and is credited with saving her poetry for publication. There is a long Wikipedia entry about her – thought you might like to update your famous Mahers.
My Mahers trace back to Kiltinan Tipperary, particularly William and Michael. Michael’s name is Meagher in the 1865 Massachusetts Census.
My grandparents on my father’s side are Halloran from Limerick and Casey from ?- who lived in New Haven from 1910ish to 1950’s.
Dear Joan, Thank you very much for pointing me to the information about Margaret Maher. When I get a chance I will indeed update that post and include her. I am very glad you are enjoying this blog. I am interested that you have a connection to New Haven and Halloran from Limerick. Although I do not know more, I have found that I too have a Halloran ancestor from Limerick! – Wishing you well, Janet
Barbara McMahon said:
I have just recently come across your book on the Irish in Waterbury…My grandfather, George Kilduff (who I never had the chance to meet!) is the youngest brother of Edward Gilbert Kilduff, former Mayor of Waterbury. I read in the excerpt on Mayor Kilduff that the origins of his parents, Dennis and Jane Glbert, were unknown. We had always been told that Dennis was born in County Westmeath – but I have never been able to find any details. I am wondering what route you took in trying to research Edward G.’s family??
I have ordered your book for my Mom for her 85th birthday this month – she is going to be so excited to read this! Many thanks –