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O'Regan


The Invincible Irish

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Irish Ancestry
And
Immigration To America

 

Patricia Meade White

Introduction by
P.O. FAOLAIN

Reagan Immigration To Illinois
ALMA IMHOFF LAURITSEN

Cover Design by
Kevin Joyce


Copyright 1981, Renewed 2001

By Patricia Meade White

Copyright under International and Pan-American Copyright Convention. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review. All inquiries should be addressed to Portola Press, 600 S. Commonwealth Ave., Suite 1301, Los Angeles , California 90005. Library of Congress Catalogue Number: 81-80275 ISBN Number: 0-9605998 Printed in the United States of America at Kimberly Press, Inc., Goleta, California First Edition, June, 1981


Acknowledgements

My deepest thanks to a fellow Nebraskan, Alma Imhoff Lauritsen, and her entire family, for the help and encouragement that has been a constant source of strength in the preparation of this book. My sincere thanks also to the encouragement and advice of Kevin Joyce, who not only designed the cover, but on a business trip to Ireland, succeeded in a difficult assignment getting the photographs I needed with reference to the O'Regans. He was nobly assisted by Liam O'Hanlon of Shannonside Tourism and Padraig 0 Reilly, photographer. Special thanks to Mr. O'Hanlon and the Board Failte photographer, who, after an hour's stiff climb, had capricious winter sun to outline the rocky environs of Glendine Gap, thought to be the highest point in Ireland. Last, but not least, my deep gratitude to P. 0. Faolain, whose enthusiasm and cooperation never failed from the inception to publication.


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Contents Introduction...................................................................1

Preface.........................................................................................3

Map of Laigin (Leinster) 900 A.D.................................................. 7

Map of Queens Co., Ireland, 1828............................................ 8-9

Chart, Descendants of Lorcan 910 A.D................................... 10-11

Chart, Descendants of Cathaor Mor, High King of Ireland.......12-13

1. Roots are Deep in the Past ....................................................17

2. Ireland's Golden Age ..............................................................21

3. Wild Geese of Limerick...........................................................31

4. A Land Watered by Tears........................................................47

5. Blood of Erin in Our Soil .........................................................65

6. Michael Reagan Puts Down Roots in Illinois............................75

Bibliography............................................................................... 90

Index.......................................................................................... 91

 

 

Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny
Courtesy Bord Failte 

Colony Castle, Co. Offaly (Co.Kings)
Courtesy Bord Failte

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