From the Irish Roots Cafe Broadcast Network.
Irish Families Worldwide.Shownotes. week 75
Interview with Patricia Harty.
Notes from the Irish Roots Cafe:
1) We are preparing for the Dublin, Ohio Irish Fest.
on the first weekend in August, see you at the genealogy
2) Just completed 14 videos on our Irish Books, History
and Genealogy. We are posting them on our web page.
Some give details of particular books, others talk about
the Irish Roots Cafe. My thanks to nephew Brandon
Sieve who put this together. We will also be posting
on YouTube under the name of Mickthebridge
3) Watch for our ‘Best of the Irish Roots Cafe’ DVD
this fall. It will have excerpts from all three of our
podcasts, our new videos, our first group trip to Ireland
way back when and more….
Yes, another FREE service from the Irish Roots Cafe.
You can also Phone 816 256-3360 to leave your
comments, Your Family Search, your Song or Recitation
on my recorder….
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Patricia Harty, co-founder of Irish America Magazine
( 1st of 2 interview sessions with Patricia )
Notes from both interviews, this week and next:
Harty Genealogy Search – in Reverse
One of Patricias ancestors immigrated to the
south and she is claiming relationship to
Flannery O’Connor, the great American writer
whose grandfather was Patrick Harty from Co.
Tipperary. She is tracing the family here in
Her favorite places are the old homestead in
Tipperary, and the Burren, Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick,
the famine walk…….In America she loves New
Mexico and she gets the feeling of Ireland there,
and she draws a similarity between Indian and
Irish feeling of spirituality.
She notes the statue of Robert Emmett, and New
Orleans where some cheaper passages were obtained
by Irish immigrants.
The Irish of the Century is a book she edited and
one of her favorites was Georgia O’Keeffe along
with Eugene O’Neill whose work was so Irish, even
though he never came to Ireland, and Steinbeck.
She also mentions Gregory Peck and his Irish
Grandmother. His daughter went back recently
to Ireland. He was related to Thomas Ash, the
hunger striker and mayor of Cork.
She also recalls the days of mandatory head scarves
in church in Ireland and the head scarf controversy
today with the Muslim influence.
Somehow the Irish seem to absorb all those who
come to settle there as she sees it. She also notes
Concern Worldwide, an Irish relief organization,
and conflict resolution. The peace process as it was
brought about in Ireland and how it might work
elsewhere, and how all sides sometimes just need
We also talk a bit about how and when our web page
was started up, and the rare Irish books we have
published, as Patricia skillfully interviews me a bit !
My first trip back was in 1978, and since then I have
taken tour groups over and my own family over.
Great changes have taken place in the last 20 years in
Ireland, including a traffic jam in Limerick and the
parking lot built at the Cliffs of Moher, and the new
roads which cut travel time in half, but which are
not as much fun as the old wandering roads.
And I do believe she switched some of those road
signs around as a youth, having idle time on her hands
along with friends.
Patricia also talks about the business 100 and the Wall
Street 50, and the young Irish who are on the way up
to the top of business world.
Ashley Davis from Kansas is in an upcoming
issue of Irish America Magazine.
Our thanks to Patricia for chatting with us…..
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….and away…… !
About Your Host
A one of a kind resource, Mike publishes 70 books by
10 authors. He has authored 12 hardbound books; 30
Irish guides, and hundreds of articles. Today, he hosts
the first weekly podcast on Irish Family History at
The founder of the Irish Roots Cafe, he also publishes
great works of history, including ‘The Annals of Ireland
by the Four Masters’; and Keatings ‘History of Ireland’.
President of the Irish Genealogical Foundation and
editor of “Irish Families” for 30 years, Mike is the worlds
most published author in his field.
Mike recently completed the Irish Families Project, a
34 book set on Irish Family History, published by the
Irish Genealogical Foundation.