Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 1998-07 > 0900472694
Subject: Re: Location in N. Ireland
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 22:18:14 -0500
Hi Virginia and John,
If the place you are looking for is the place listed in the recent
troubles in Ulster, as you seem to think, and I agree that it's likely,
then it is Rasharkin, which is in Co. Antrim. (Drumcree and Portadown
are also involved, as you mention, and they are both in Co. Armagh.)
Bonnie M. Fountain
On Tue, 14 Jul 1998 17:24:18 -0700 "Virginia W. Beck"
>John: Right after I read your message, the CNN reporter on TV said he
>reporting from Versharkin. I looked in my old atlas, which hardly
>fails me, but could find no listing. You might visit your library,
>probably has much more detailed atlases and maps of Ireland than the
>have. Did you ever see it written? Could it be one of those Irish
>that is pronounced entirely differently from how it looks?
>From: John McCoy <>
>Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 4:26 AM
>Subject: Location in N. Ireland
>>My great great grandfather came from Ver Sharken in Northern Ireland.
>>have looked and looked and never located Ver Sharken. Nor have I
>>to anyone that ever heard of it.
>>Early this morning on the radio, I heard the town or community of Ver
>>Sharken mentioned in the news in relation to the funerals of the
>>Catholic boys that were killed by the fire bomb. I also heard the
>>Drumcree mentioned (I found several Drumcree's in Ireland), and of
>>Is there anyone on the list that may be able to help me locate Ver
>>Sharken (or Versharken)? Up until this morning's news, I had given
>>on this community really existing. I figured the verbal family story
>>had gotten mixed up since 1852 when gg grandfather came to the U.S.
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