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Matthew Cunningham


Matthew Cunningham went to America from Kilmihil in 1853 after his parents Mathias and Bridget (nee Egan) perished in the famine.  His grandaughter was Elizabeth.  How incredible to think that 155 years after Matthew left, his great, great grandaughter  (grandchild to Elizabeth) Geraldine Elizabeth Ann Murphy, served as President of the County Clare P.B. & S Association of New York in 2008 and 2009.

Geraldine pictured above before she led out the Claremen for the St. Patrick's Day Parade has served generously in a variety of capacities and is now a member of the Board of Directors