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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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  • Bob O'Mahony pushes a wheelbarrow full of wet hay off to the stables to use as feed for the cows 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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  • Bob O'Mahony pushes a wheelbarrow full of wet hay to take to the stalls and feed the cows, while Dan O'Mahony prepares for the next load in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 2008.
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  • Together Bob and Dan O'Mahony peel back a layer of hay which they will then carry to the stalls to feed the cows on their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 2008.
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  • Unlocking the gate. County Cork, Ireland.
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  • Sporadic showers rain down all around the farm of Bob and Dan O'Mahony in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 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.
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  • Dan O'Mahony pushes a wheelbarrow full of straw and waste, while his brother Bob follows behind him on their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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  • Tea break. County Cork, Ireland.
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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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  • Together Bob and Dan O'Mahony peel back a layer of hay which they will then carry to the stalls to feed the cows on their farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 9, 2008.
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  • CLIENT: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER ESPANOL. Portait of Bob O'Mahony on a dairy farm in County Cork, Ireland.
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  • The family dog looks through an opening in the gate while a cow curiously looks on at the O'Donovan farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 4, 2008.
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  • Bob O'Mahony lays straw in the bed of the farm in County Cork, Ireland on April 8, 2008.
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