You are cordially invited to the launch of
A Story to Be Told: Personal Reflections on the Irish Immigrant Experience in Canada
Edited by M. Eleanor McGrath
Book Reading and Light Refreshments Sponsored By Guinness Canada.
Special Guest: Ambassador Declan Kelly
Featured Musician is Kevin Mallon, Artistic Director of Cork 2005 Opera
The book collects the stories of 128 Irish immigrants in order to preserve them for future generations, many came from County Cork to start a new life in Canada. Many went to Canada with only a few dollars and the name of a "friend of a friend" as a contact. This book tells their stories....
"Eleanor McGrath's book bids fair to make her the Studs Terkel of Canada. The massive scale of the interviews, chosen over a fifty year time span, ensures that the subject matter constitutes not merely a personal record of individual Irish immigrants, but a unique insight into half century of Canadian development." Tim Pat Coogan
About the collaborators
A Story to be Told is the creative undertaking of Eleanor McGrath, an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities in Toronto, and photographer William C. Smith ("Smitty"). Eleanor and Smitty have worked extensively within the Irish Toronto community for years and share a passion for Irish culture and, most importantly, the people they meet in their professional lives.
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