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By Mary Pat Kelly

In a hidden Ireland the place fishermen and tenant farmers locate solace of their old religion, songs, tales, and communal celebrations, younger Honora Keeley and Michael Kelly wed and begin a kinfolk. simply because they and their countrymen needs to promote either their capture and their plants to pay exorbitant rents, potatoes became their simply staple food.

But whilst blight destroys the potatoes thrice in 4 years, a callous govt and uncaring landlords flip a usual catastrophe into the good hunger that might kill a million. Honora and Michael vow their young ones will stay. The family members joins million different Irish refugees--victims saving themselves--in the emigration from Ireland.

Danger and trouble anticipate them in America. Honora, her unconventional sister Máire, and their seven sons aid remodel Chicago from a frontier city to the "City of the Century." the lads pass directly to struggle within the Civil conflict and enlist within the reason for Ireland's freedom.

Spanning six generations and packed with pleasure, unhappiness, and heroism, GALWAY BAY sheds wonderful gentle at the ancestors of cutting-edge forty-four million Irish Americans--and is a common tale you'll always remember.

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