Monday, May 20, 2013

Historian William H. Mulligan, Jr., to speak on Irish in the Copper Country May 21

HANCOCK -- As part of the City of Hancock's Sesquicentennial Celebration this year, Dr. William H. Mulligan, Jr., will present "It’s a Long Way From Tipperary: Early Irish Settlers and Leaders in Hancock" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

Mulligan is a professor of History at Murray State University and resides in Murray, Kentucky. He is the MSU Alumni Association’s Distinguished Researcher for 2012-13, largely for his research on the Irish in the Copper Country -- which he began while living in Negaunee, Michigan, and teaching part-time at Michigan Tech. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has degrees from Assumption College and Clark University, both in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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