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In 1890 John Joseph O´Mahony was born in Bawnea Kilbritain, a farmhouse, outside of Kinsale, in County Cork, Ireland. He was one of nine children. The times were tough so like many Irish, in 1915, John boarded a ship in Cobh, Ireland and immigrated to America. He never stepped again on Irish soil.

Today, his nephews Bob O´Mahony, age 80 and Dan O´Mahony, age 78,...
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  • A view from a car window of the road leading up to the O'Mahony farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 4, 2008.
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  • A flock of sheep on the O'Mahony farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 7, 2008.
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  • Framed prints of Jesus Christ and biblical scenes adorn the walls of the O'Mahony house in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • Dan O'Mahony poses in his farm house in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • Bob and Dan O'Mahony work on their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • Dan O'Mahony loads a wheelbarrow full of straw to feed the cows on April 8, 2008.
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  • Dan O'Mahony pushes a wheelbarrow full of straw and waste, while his brother Bob follows on April 8, 2008.
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  • Bob O'Mahony stokes the turf fire in the stove as he prepares their daily cup of tea when they break from work on April 8, 2008 in County Cork, Ireland. They don't break for long before they are back to work managing the animals on the farm.
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  • Bob O'Mahony takes a break from a long day of work on the farm and enjoys a moment with the family dog on their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • Dan O'Mahony poses on his farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • Bob O'Mahony closes the gate that leads out to the pastures on the farm he shares with his brother Dan in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • Bob O'Mahony lays straw in the bed of the farm on April 8, 2008.
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  • Bob O'Mahony poses in the farm house in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • A typical Irish landscape on April 9, 2008 in County Cork, Ireland.
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  • Dan and Bob O'Mahony clean a stall on their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • While Dan O'Mahony looks on, Bob O'Mahony climbs up on a roll of hay to cut open the plastic it has been sealed in all winter on April 9, 2008 in County Cork, Ireland.
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  • Bob and Dan O'Mahony pose on their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 2008.
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  • A typical Irish landscape on April 9, 2008 in County Cork, Ireland.
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  • Dan O'Mahony cleans one of the stalls, where they keep the cows, in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • Bob and Dan O'Mahony work their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 2008.
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  • Bob O'Mahony poses while Dan O'Mahony carries straw off to a stable on their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 2008.
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  • Bob and Dan O'Mahony work their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 2008.
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  • Bob O'Mahony works the farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 2008.
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  • A flock of sheep look on the farm of Bob and Dan O'Mahony in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 2008.
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