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Kilfenora

 

Kilfenora

Tom Casey

Tom Casey was born in a little thatched cottage in Ballinacara, Kilfenora. There were 13 in his family and he left for New York in 1927.  He met his wife Ellie while managing the Sligo Dance Hall and they both shared and enjoyed a great love of Irish music.   He worked hard all his life and spent 37 1/2 years with the New York City Transport Authority and many years part time at Macys.

This picture is taken of Tom when he led the County Clare Association up 5th Avenue with the pipe band on St. Patrick's Day.