Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

The Prendergast Letters

I recently finished reading The Prendergast Letters: Correspondence from Famine-era Ireland, 1840-1850 which I found very interesting. The Prendergast family lived in Milltown Ireland, just six miles from Firies where the Deedy (Deady) and Donovan families originated. Some of the Prendergast children immigrated to Boston and the letters provide some insight into what life in Ireland must have been like for my ancestors.

If you are interested in reading some first source material about this era, this book is well worth reading.


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