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Newmarket on Fergus / Clonloghan

Newmarket on Fergus / Clonloghan

John Brennan

John Brennan was 27 years when he sailed to New York in 1905.  He joined his sister Annie who lived on 94th Street.

Catherine Hassett

Catherine Hassett married Michael Hickey and moved to the United States in the early 1800's.  Further information on her family is under Michael Hickey on this site.   She was the great great grandmother of the most famous Irish American Family in politics.

John F Kennedy was President of the United States

Robert (Bobby) Kennedy was US Attorney General between 1961 and 1964 and US Senator for New York 1965 - 1968

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Edward (Ted) Kennedy was Senator for many years

Eunice Kennedy Shriver started Camp Shriver which evolved into the Special Olympics

Jean Kennedy Smith was US

Michael Hickey

Michael Hickey from Kilnasoolagh married Catherine Hassett and moved to America with their children in the early 1800's.  One son John returned to Ireland and his grandchildren are still living in Clare.  The other son James married Margaret Martha Field.   Their daughter Mary Augusta Hickey was born in Boston in 1857.  She married Patrick Joseph Kennedy and their son Joseph Patrick Kennedy became US Ambassador to Great Britain.  He married Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald and their family became the most famous Irish/American politcal family.

Son John Fitzgerald Kennedy became President of the