Patrick Kenny’s Wild Irish Rose

Prior to 1845, Ireland was on the verge of disaster. Three quarters of the work force could not find jobs, and housing conditions were appalling. Impoverished land tenants were paid a minimal wage and lived in shacks. Beds and blankets were a luxury; potatoes and water their only nourishment. Add insult to injury: The Potato

Paul McNerney

There have been many studies done on twins to determine the effects of “nature versus nurture.” Twins bond instantaneously; they share life’s experiences and respond in similar ways. Peter and Paul McNerney, a set of twins born in Ireland in June of 1872, were almost inseparable for 24 years. In 1896, Peter left Ireland to