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Dick Dowling

Dick Dowling came from Knock (Milltown) seven miles northeast of Tuam. He emigrated during the famine (1846) to New Orleans and settled in Houston, Texas in 1857. He distinguished himself in the American Civil War and is a hero in Texas. There is a prominent statue of him in Houston which was dedicated on March 17, 1905. In 1998 a bronze plaque commemorating  Dick Dowling was unveiled on the Market Hall in the Tuam town center.

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