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Ennistymon / Kilmanaheen

Ennistymon / Kilmanaheen

Mary Casey

Mary Casey from Ennistymon, County Clare travelled to Australia as one of the famine orphans on the Thomas Arbuthnot in 1850.

She is sometimes listed as being from Ennis but her death notice says Annistymon which we assume is a spelling error.

She worked for F.W. Vyner in the Tumut area and married Thomas Healy in 1852.   After many years hard work, they bought their

own holding in Lacmalac and became industrious pioneers.  Tumut is the major centre of a rich grazing area that is located in the foothills of Kosciuszko 

National Park.

Eamonn O'Loghlin

Eamon travelled from Ennistymon to Canada and became heavily involved in fostering Irish Canadian Business, Irish culture, music and sport.

He was Execuitve Director of the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce and well known in the Irish Community in Toronto where he served as Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2012.

He was named Canada's Irish person of the year in 2009.  Through his Saturday morning radio show "Ceol agus Craic" , he promoted Irish music and the GAA.

He graduated from UCC with a Batchelor of Commerce and had a marketing career with Hallmark Cards before

Guss Hayes

Guss Hayes left Ennistymon on February 5th 1973 for New York in the company of Paddy Rynne, a native of Ennistymon.  He worked in construction for 5 years and then went into bartending.

He bought his first restaurant in 1981 and a second in 2001.  He and his wife Theresa managed the restaurants for 35 years while also having a band on the road.

He has brought many groups to Ireland and always includes County Clare.  He has worked for the City of Yonkers as President of the Civil Service Commission.

 

He said these lovely words as he celebrated 40 years in the USA.