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    El Proyecto Macnamara - The Maverick Irish Priest and the Race to Seize California 1844-1846

    El Proyecto Macnamara - The Maverick Irish Priest and the Race to Seize California 1844-1846

    By John Fox (Irish Academic Press) As the famine began to take hold in Ireland in 1845 one Irish priest was drawing up plans to establish an ambitious ‘New Ireland’ in Mexico. The approved plan saw 15,000 Irish people making the journey to Alta California to settle on over 13 million acres, so who was the visionary behind this plan and why did it never go ahead? Sean spoke to author John Fox this morning.

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