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Kevin Cullen

In the shadow of a gunman

Ciaran Conneely left Boston the same way he entered it: misunderstood.

In Dorchester, where he made his home and where he died on a sidewalk on an Indian Summer’s night, most of the locals couldn’t understand him, his accent as thick as the rocky, russet land he left behind on the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland.

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