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  •  Thanks for the welcome. (5+ / 0-)

    I've been reveling in my Irishness, actually. I did have occasion to ask a little Irish lass in my neighborhood pub if she knew anything about County Cavan. She did, indeed, and said rather shyly that folks there were known to be very tight with their money. Hah! Add that to the pure Scots on the other side of my tree and I was doomed, I tell you. Doomed!

    I expect that the first generation or two of Praters and Rileys did keep their Catholic faith but once they "removed" to North Carolina and then to Tennessee, I suspect that they more or less went with the flow....

    Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

    by figbash on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 12:41:52 PM PST

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    •  Never heard they were (5+ / 0-)

      tight-fisted in Cavan. As far as I know I can trace ancestry, on various lines, to 11 of the 32 counties in Ireland. Cavan's not among them but a great-great-grandfather came from Kiltyclogher in North Leitrim, not far from Cavan.

      I'd imagine in early NC and Tenn. you'd have to convert due to social pressure...and lack of a church.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 01:10:37 PM PST

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