A Family photograph to start with + take it two generations back = treasured gift
Special Occasions - Retirements and Homecomings...
Mayor of Chicago Richard M.Daley receiving a present of his Family Tree
from Cllr Mary Roche, Mayor of Waterford. Chicago 2010
Richard M. Daley was Mayor of Chicago for a record breaking 22 years.
His father Richard J. Daley was Mayor for 21 years. All of the Daley
ancestry is 100% Irish. The paternal line (Daley) originated in
West Co. Waterford while the maternal line (Dunne) hailed from Waterford City
The special occasion of a homecoming - I had the pleasure of attending a civic reception in Galway 21/09/14 hosted by the Mayor of Galway Donal Lyons to welcome home Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh "a son of Galway". We had an interesting chat about the family tree which I created for him. His story is genuinely inspirational - his father John Walsh left Connemara in the 50's, he laboured in London before emigrating to Boston. His Mother Mary O Malley also left Connemara in the 50's. They met in a dancehall in Boston many miles and an ocean away from Carna and Ros Muc. Within one generation their son has become the Mayor of Boston. Mayor Marty acknowledged this yesterday and said "how proud his parents would be of this day" . I wish the Mayor and his family much celebrating for his homecoming in the village of Carna today.
pic - Mayor Marty Walsh Boston, Mayor Donal Lyons Galway and Tony Hennessy Great Great Great Family Trees.