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Jim Flanigan

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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 Ireland's economy, business and education system to the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Forbes Business Magazine.

Jim sends his very best wishes to this special gathering of Clare New York people in County Clare

This picture is of Jim Junior