The Gathering 2013
On Wednesday 16th January 2013 in conjunction with the Gathering, William Fraher will give an illustrated talk titled "An Emigrant's Tale" by Patrick McGrath 1812-1894.
Patrick McGrath was a stonemason who was born in Youghal and later set up his business in Dungarvan. He emigrated with his family from Dungarvan to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1847 during the Famine. The family prospered and eventually settled in Quincy, Massachusetts. One of the children, Mary Elizabeth marrried Doctor Blake. She became a well known writer/poet in the Boston area.
To hear this fascinated story in full, come along to the Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday 16th January at 8pm. Entry Fee €5.
All are welcome