My father, John Dwane (b. 1925) was born in County Cork (Bantry). His father was David T. Dwane, who was post master general. All of his brothers, save two, have passed away. Dr. Frank Dwane now lives in Dublin. And David Dwane, my uncle...no grandfather, lives in London, England. I have an aunt, Kay, who is still living...she lives in Dublin. My uncle Tom passed away about 10 years ago and my uncle Eamon passed away about seven years ago.
My father's father was involved in the Easter uprising in the early 20th century. He also wrote a biography of the Éamon de Valera, the former president of Ireland, who he went to school with as a young boy.
My father now lives in Iowa, USA. My brother, Phil, lives in the DC metro area. I (Christopher) live in the St. Louis metro area. I have three sisters, Colleen, Kerri, and Andra who all live in the Midwest of the USA.