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Old Saint Michael Cemetery Walking Tour

October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Irish Presence Project of the Stonington Historical Society will conduct a walking tour of the gravesites of Civil War veterans in the Old Saint Michael Cemetery on Sunday, October 20th, at 1pm. The resting place of the early Irish immigrants who founded Saint Michael Parish, the cemetery contains approximately 60 graves of Civil War veterans, nearly all Irish, including the unmarked grave of one Confederate soldier, John T. Shea. The tour, which will mark the first event in celebration of the re-opening of Saint Michael Church, will include remarks by local historian Larry O'Keefe, co-chair of the Irish Presence Project. 

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