It’s only fitting that the above words of the late Paddy Quinn take pride of place in the new Irish Emigration History Centre/Irish America Hall of Fame that now stands on the New Ross quayside.
That he didn’t live to see the centre officially opened “having steered the JFK Trust through many a difficult situation” to quote Sean Connick, tinged the July 8th celebration with sadness. “Without doubt, he was the main man behind all of this,” said the former TD.