This bundle features a sketch that includes a drawing of the contributor in a print called The Wild Geese Founding Funders by graphic novelist and artist John A. Walsh. One lucky contributor will receive the original sketch.
John A. Walsh was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut and is currently creating the Great Irish-American Graphic Novel "GO HOME PADDY". While continuing to be the Editorial Cartoonist at The South End News in Boston, John is also writing a screenplay with Boston filmmaker Daniel Small. John’s clients include Harvard University, Boston University, Brigham & Woman’s Hospital (Partners Organization), the Hannaford Supermarket chain and many others.
"Next Parish, America"
Included in this Irish Reward Perk Bundle is a limited edition 24" x 33"
Also included is a hardcover edition of Arthur S. Mattson's illustrated "Water and Ice". The immigrant voyage of millions of Irish to America was legendary for its trials. But perhaps none who ventured out into the Atlantic had as perilous and tragic a journey as the 100 or so Irish men, women and children who set forth in October 1836 on the barque Mexico and the ship Bristol.
Little remembered today, the wrecks of these two vessels, with the loss of 215 lives off Long Island’s South Shore, shocked all who heard or read of them, and made for spectacular headlines for months to come. Taken together, the wrecks were among the deadliest maritime accidents in U.S. history to that time. Mattson talks in particular, about five young women from County Cavan aboard the Mexico “who died taking such a gamble to get to America.” The five women from Cavan, Margaret Barrett, 25; Bridget Devine, 20; Catharine Galligan, 25; Mary Smith, 25; and Eleanor Tierney, 18, were among 10 from the county on the ship, along with seven passengers from Cork and seven from Dublin. Thirty other passengers described their homelands simply as Ireland when arranging for their passages. Read More: Immigrant dreams founder off Long Island
A reproduction of the 1916 Easter Proclamation print courtesy of An Lar TV, a Wild Geese baseball cap, a Wild Geese brooch/tie tack and a pack of shamrock seeds from WegotIrish.com. Plus 3 nods for The Wild Geese Hall of Fame and your photo and your beloved Irish ancestor's in our mosaic on the new Wild Geese website.
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