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Patrick J Harvey

Patrick J Harvey or PJ as he is often called left Doonbeg in 1960 for New York.  He saw first hand the power of the Kennedys as their influence meant that signs such as "no Irish need apply" were gradually removed where work was available.  He remains a staunch supporter of the Democrats and would welcome a return of a Kennedy to politics.  PJ was a carpenter and a dedicated officer of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters - Local Union 608.  He returns regularly to West Clare and was well known both in New York and at home for that great Doonbeg tradition of answering a noble call or singing a great song.  One of his favourite ballads commemorated Shanahan & Mcnamara after whom the Doonbeg Football field is called.  He is a former President of the County Clare New York Association.