David Meikleham: The Scottish Shoemaker, a Celtic Founding Father Without Irish Ancestry

David Meikleham: The Scottish Shoemaker, a Celtic Founding Father Without Irish Ancestry

David Meikleham was born in Rothesay in 1852. He was an anomaly among the Celtic founding fathers in that he was born into a Catholic family without any Irish ancestry. Almost every other member of Celtic’s first committee identified as Irish, whether through being born in Eire or a descendant of those who were...

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