Tom Devine lives in New Jersey and has ancestors who fought for Irish independence against the British. One of them was caught and jailed, then fled to America. Tom’s parents followed suit some 30 years later and created a large family, of which Tom is the oldest boy.
Tom’s mother has the story of the family’s Irish patriots, which include Tom’s grandfather (far left).
She heard it directly from him, her father, who has since passed away.
Needing to know more, Tom went back to Ireland in 2009 with both his parents to visit some of the old family haunts.
He took along his video camera and shot scenes of the countryside, gravestones, farmhouses, churches, and his parents reminiscing. Read the rest of this entry »