The new Forgotten Irish Podcast is now live. It is a story that may be familiar to some of you, that of Catherine Garvin and her son Con, which also features as the first chapter of my latest book. In late 1863, details of the sensational case in which they were involved began to emerge in the newspapers of the Union. At its centre was Con, an intellectually disabled boy from Co. Limerick, stolen from home and sold into the Federal Army, and his mother Catherine’s desperate efforts to recover him. Among those to become involved were none other than Abraham Lincoln himself. The podcast, which you can listen to below, tells their story. If you enjoy it, be sure to subscribe to the Podcast here.

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