Patrick Kenny was here yesterday with Paddy Hardiman's brother who was telling
some history of America where Patrick lives about four miles from Shannonbridge.
At one time there were 32 families living in America including Killeens who were
my ancestors. The landlord wished to make one big estate so he evicted families
including a group from America on New Years Eve. Some members of the families
went to work in America so as to support the brethren back home and that was
how it was called America.One family Mathers were meat distributers and lived in
Jim White's house. Killeens, Curleys and Knights were some of the families evicted.