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Willkommen-Benvenuto-Recepción-Bienvenue-Fáilte Welcome to Carrick on Line, the original site carrickonline.com which was run by Ciaran Cunningham was a great success and hub of information for locals at home and abroad from the late 1990s until 2012 so we hope this can be as well, enjoy your visit!Read More...

Carrick On Line

The Gateway to Sliabh Liag

In 1907 a young woman from Carrick, who had emigrated to America was at the centre of a national controversy. Mary Cunningham worked as a domestic servant for the famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudins in New Hampshire. It was claimed that Saint-Gaudins used Mary as the model for the new ten-dollar gold coin. At the time when there was still prejudice against the Irish, this caused a national uproar. The critics seemed to have ignored the fact that Saint-Gaudins was himself an Irishman. The Saint-Gaudins family refused to reveal the model's identity. Another model, Hettie Anderson has also been linked to the coin. The truth may never been known but the episode has ensured that that Mary Cunningham's name will be forever associated with American numismatics."

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