The lads in 500 NCR gave Michael an inscribed gold pocket watch when he had to leave Ireland in 1927. Today, the man’s memory and the very same gift are both treasured by his descendants in America.The watch given to Michael as a going away gift (courtesy Michael Anthony Duggan)His grandson Michael Anthony, born in the USA, comes from a line of Mayo men from the Ballina area who share the same forename. It was an honour to have himself and close family present at the 2018 Commemoration in the Custom House where his Grandfather had been arrested on duty in 1921.OriginsMichael Duggan was one of ten children born between 1891 and 1908 to Michael, a Farmer and Lizzie O’Hora ...

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