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Liscannor and Moymore


Liscannor and Moymore

Jane Whyte

Jane came from Bartra near Lahinch to American in 1927.  She married Jim Flanigan from the same area.

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John P Holland

The Liscannor Man who invented the Sub


John P. Holland was born in 1841 in Liscannor and attended the local national school.  After his father died the family moved to Limerick and he attended the Christian Brothers in 1853.  As he had been born near the sea, he was very interested in sea travel and scientific experiments.  He also drew up some plans for an aeroplane.

By 1859, he had completed his first drafts for a submarine design and he believed that naval warfare of the future would be dominated by the country that used submarines to steal close to the battleships.

John went to

Jim Flanigan

Jim Flanigan came to New York in 1924 from Bartra, Lahinch.  He married Jane Whyte from Islandbawn, Lahinch.  He worked in all sorts of jobs, finally working in a grocery warehouse where he and other immigrants founded the Grocery Warehousemen's union which later became part of the Teamsters Union.

His son Jim (James Flanigan) became a journalist and contributed an article for the 100th Anniversary of the County Clare Association in New York.

He married Anne Fitzmaurice of Ballyhaunis and has been a regular visitor to Ireland.

He has contributed on a wide variety of subjects including