Lincoln Irish Dancers,
It was our pleasure to have you here. The play was great. Dancing, storytelling and music are a great way to share and teach a story like this. Great job on performing it.
Susan J. Cook Chief, Interpretation and Resource Management Homestead National Monument of America 8523 W. State Highway 4 Beatrice NE 68310
Terri Heckman, the show coordinator, wrote a wonderful story about a brother and sister (Patrick and Brigit Donahue) who immigrate to the United States.
The Lincoln Irish Dancers performed their 2nd show at the Homestead National Monument today for their Homestead days. The show told the story of Irish Immigrants coming into America through dance and characters played out on stage. It followed the lives of Patrick Donahue (Laura Nettland) and sister Brigit (played by Ashley Heckman) as they made their way into a new land. Here are some pics we took in front of the visitor center of ‘brother & sister’, Patrick & Brigit, and then of my character with his Civil War Union Army hat on (carrying the colors of his countries from the Brigade Reel and flag routine dance) – representing the Fighting 69th — the Irish Brigade!