Starting in the spring of 2006 I will be photographing the present day Irish American Rancher. This web site will show the descendants of the original Irish sheepherders, as they work and ride on the same lands their ancestors trailed sheep and how they are indeed
"Gods Guardians of the Range"
Site is still under contruction

John Shine
Barry Brothers
Sherlock Brothers
Sheep Owners

1912 Irish News
Irish in the News
Irish Obituries

Irish Room

George Shine
Irish Ranchers Today
Cahill, Ranch
Flynn, Jack
Flynn, Joe
Flynn, Dennis
Flynn, and Son's
Fitzgerald Ranch
Lane Brothers
Keily Ranch
O'Keeffe, John
O'Leary's Ranch
O'Sullivan, Mike
Murphys Ranch
Taylor Barry & John
Taylor, Neil
Shine ranch

John Shine
  John Shine 79, died at his home in Adel Oregon Friday, May 5, 2000.
   He was born June 12, 1920 to Jack Patsy and Hannah McCarthy Shine in Inchintotane New Market County Cork, Ireland.
   He came to Oregon in 1948 thinking it was for a short time. Coming from Ireland to Guano Valley was as different as night and day. The open spaces grew on him over time and Warner Valley became his home and his world.
   John married Laura Verling in Lakeview Feb. 15, 1958. John Loved his family and ranching in Adel. He began ranching more than 40 years ago, taking over his uncle Jack McCarthy's ranch. He never retired. He especially enjoyed irrigating, feeding cows, haying, and he was always ready for a game of horseshoes.
   John was a member of the Adel School board, Knights of Columbus and St. Richard Catholic Church.
   Survivors include his wife Laura and son George of Adel; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Theresa of Auburn, Washington., daughter Mary and fiance Robert Knudson of Bellvue, Washington., and daughter and son-in-law Julie and Bill Loome of Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren, Katie, Kelley, Molly, Patrick, Hannah, John, Connor, Mackenzie and Morgan; sisters Bridie Kiely of Lakeview and Nora Mohoney of Ireland.
   He was preceded in death by his brothers, Humphrey, Billy, Pat and Tom, and one sister, Molly.
   Holy rosary services were held Tuesday, May 9, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday, May, 10. Interment took place at the Adel Cemetery. The Rev. Raymond Hopp officiated.
   Casket bearers were James, John, Richard and Tom Kiely, Jesse Hartman and George and Tim Verling.
   Honorary casket bearers were Terry Cahill, Glenn Cleland, Harold Dyke, Harold Gipson, Nolan Griener, John Lane, Henry O'Keeffe, Lou Ringuette, Don Robinson, Earl Rodgers and Lonnie Schadler.

March 31st 2006, Shines Cattle Being Moved To The High Country
© Photographs by Jim Deely, 2006
George and Robin Shine and Robins daughter Dusty

East of Adel
Cattle being trailed along highway to spring pasture
Daughtery Slide is in the background

George Shine 2006

Teddy O'Conner & John Shine

O'Keeffe and Paddy Shine