US MAYOR’S STRONG WICK­LOW LINKS CEL­E­BRATED

Bray People - - NEWS -

THERE was a re­cep­tion at Bray Town Hall last week for Larry Mul­li­gan, the cur­rent Mayor of Mid­dle­town, Ohio in Amer­ica.

Larry was in Bray and Ire­land to visit where his an­ces­tors came from.

Larry is the great-grand­son of John Joseph Mul­li­gan who was born on Bray Com­mon, now the Green­park Road, in 1860. He died in Ohio in 1930, hav­ing em­i­grated there with his brother Pa­trick Joseph in 1882. Their brother Pe­ter re­mained in Bray un­til his death.

The Mul­li­gan fam­ily were stone­ma­sons and both John and Pa­trick were in­volved in the build­ing of St Stanis­laus Ro­man Catholic Church in Cleve­land and the Mul­li­gan name is etched on a cor­ner­stone of the church.

John was an ac­tive mem­ber of the Mid­dle­town coun­cil when elec­tric­ity was in­tro­duced in the town, which oc­curred at ap­prox­i­mately the same time elec­tric­ity came to Bray.

Larry and his wife Kris­ten en­joyed their first visit to Ire­land and re­turned home on Satur­day.

The Mul­li­gan fam­ily linage goes back to the Pad­docks, Kil­macanogue, as far back as 1630.

Cllr Christo­pher Fox, Cathaoir­leach of Bray Mu­nic­i­pal District and Larry Mul­li­gan, Mayor of Mid­dle­town, Ohio with the ex­tended Mul­li­gan fam­ily at a Civic Re­cep­tion in Bray Town Hall.

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