Michael Dennehy is a columnist with with the online newspaper NorthJersey.com.This week he writes on immigration, and what a contentious issue it is in America at the moment, but he is glad for it in a way because he would never be there himself if his granddad hadn’t emigrated from Millstreet to the USA:
Me Grandad Dennis Dennehy” was born in Millstreet Town, County Cork, Ireland. I have never been there. My brother Brian has on a number of occasions. Millstreet Town has a population of 1,500. It is mostly a farming community situated at the foot of Clara Mountain. It’s a family joke that Grandad Dennis would always brag that we came from “Kings of Ireland.” Brian, on one of his trips there searched the Dennehy castle only to find a small, ancient cottage.