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Offline Sinann

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Worth watching.
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 22:49 BST (UK) »
I only caught the end of this program on TG4, hopefully it will be on their player.
Anyone see it?

An Bhean A Shiúil Trasna Mheiriceá (OS & TS)

Mary Devine went to America, married, had two daughters. When her husband died she walked with the two girls from Mid West to New York sailed from there to Cobh and then walked home to Kerry.
How did she do it!
1901 using her maiden name living with eldest daughter
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Kerry/Dunurlin/Gortadoo/1409487/
1911 using her married name
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Kerry/Dunurlin/Gortadoo/106295/

daughter doesn't say she was born in America, don't know why, need to see the program.

Oh good it's on the player.

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Re: Worth watching.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 23:10 BST (UK) »
How did she do it! ??

Maybe she took the train??  ;D

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Re: Worth watching.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 23:13 BST (UK) »
Here is a link

https://vimeo.com/82235121

Too late now but will try to watch it later
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Re: Worth watching.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 August 18 23:22 BST (UK) »
How did she do it! ??

Maybe she took the train??  ;D

She couldn't afford the train. I saw that bit.

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Re: Worth watching.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 August 18 17:07 BST (UK) »
Just finished watching it, good story, Mary was clearly greatly admired by the women around her.
Interesting that the journey on the train would have cost about $25 for just one person but the fare to Ireland on the ship was about $10.
Unless I misheard.
Still don't know why her eldest daughter has born Kerry on the census.

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Re: Worth watching.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 August 18 18:29 BST (UK) »
The Mother in Law in the census in 1901 is Mary Devine and in 1911 is Mary Calaghan
Edit - I see this has already been mentioned!
McClean, Kelly, Murray, Higgins, McAnulty (McNulty, Conalty, Kinolty), Morgan, Rafferty, McPolin (All Co Down, Ireland) Bowman, Hooper(Yorkshire)

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 10 August 18 19:47 BST (UK) »
The Mother in Law in the census in 1901 is Mary Devine and in 1911 is Mary Calaghan
Edit - I see this has already been mentioned!
They think she used her maiden name because her husband was a brute, but when getting the old age pension she would have needed to apply under her married name, so had to use it from than on.
Her oldest daughter seems to have used her father's name, she had to on her marriage cert of course but the younger girl went back to America and became a nun using her mother's surname.

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Re: Worth watching.
« Reply #7 on: Friday 10 August 18 23:12 BST (UK) »
Just finished watching it, good story, Mary was clearly greatly admired by the women around her.
Interesting that the journey on the train would have cost about $25 for just one person but the fare to Ireland on the ship was about $10.
Unless I misheard.
Still don't know why her eldest daughter has born Kerry on the census.

Doubt it was $25...

The rail service to Bantry in the winter timetable of 1953-54 was very limited. On Thursdays, passengers could avail of return tickets to Cork at the single fare of 16s 4d First class and 11s Second class.

http://www.irrs.ie/Journal193/193BantryFire.htm

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Re: Worth watching.
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 11 August 18 00:16 BST (UK) »
At about 35:40 to 35:50 on the video the railway historian says the fare from Peoria to New York would cost about $25 and even more with the children.
He should know.
It was over 1000 miles.