General Store Publishing House

General Store Publishing House

July 07, 2010 11:36 ET

A Celebration, Even A Love Story, of Irish and Canadian People!

RENFREW, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 7, 2010) - Take a break from all those sad tales about miserable childhoods in Ireland! Treat yourself to a happy story!

An easy, yet compelling, read, THE EYES THAT SHONE – From Ireland to Canada in the 1950s by Philip Donnelly is about:

  • Lives of Donnelly families, and some of their neighbours, that lived more than 100 years ago near Bailieborough in rural Ireland;
  • History of Donnellys in Ulster, and of the Milner family (the author's in-laws) in Dublin and County Cork;
  • Recollections about people, places and events in the Government of Canada where the author worked as a professional engineer and senior public servant during the period 1957 to 1991;
  • Positive personal perspectives on living and dying, politics and religion, home and family, triggered by the premature death of the author's wife of forty-two years, Nancy Milner;
  • 300 pages, many old photographs, maps, and a full index of key people, places, and topics.

As Ireland's ambassador to Canada, Declan Kelly, said, "Philip Donnelly tells the story of one of the many Irish families who, over the years, came to Canada to start a new life and, through their hard work and determination, achieved great success in their adopted home. It is important that stories like this are not forgotten".

THE EYES THAT SHONE is available at Chapters, your local bookstore, amazon.com or by calling 1-800-465-6072, and retails for $29.95.

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