'Terry returns to the old sod' is especially hilarious on this side of the pond :)
There seems to be a gap there. Like,
1) Leave Ireland
2) Get on liner to America to seek fortune
3) ????
4) Profit!
3. He (apparently) became mayor of NYC though corrupt dealings with Tammany Hall.

Edited at 2014-03-18 04:21 am (UTC)