In Search of “Exile” McBride by Mike McBride
May 21, 2023
During the recent pandemic, Mike McBride decided to do a DNA test, never expecting to find much of anything. However, to his amazement, he discovered an unknown great uncle, with the strange name of John Joseph "Exile" McBride. He had been an internationally known, Irish human rights crusader. His credentials were unbelievable, and his life had all the makings of an action-packed adventure movie. According to an 1899 Buffalo Times Newspaper "No Irishman, either in America or Ireland, has done more for the cause of Irish independence than Exile McBride."
Join us on to hear about Mike’s adventure researching this amazing story and learn about the life of this long forgotten Irish freedom fighter.
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