Marcus Daly

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19th-century image of the main street in Butte, Montana: no longer a thriving industrial centre. Photograph: Bildagentur-online/Universal Images Group

Two hours’ drive west of Yellowstone National Park, the old, dusty mining town of Butte, Montana, edges into view. Nestled in the valleys amid the Roc(...)

The Anaconda Mining Company gave its name to the nearby Montana town

Back in the days when people did the Lough Derg pilgrimage on foot, it used also be the custom to stop en route at the Cavan hamlet of Swanlinbar and (...)

Irish Times pub sign in  Butte, Montana, the most Irish town in America.

On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, an email arrived from a long-lost relative in Butte, Montana, announcing that, after putting it off for decades, she w(...)

Nobody ever left Ireland to go to America. Pat Naughton left Ballinasloe to go to his cousin John in Roxbury, Boston. James McCurdy went from Rathl(...)