This Wednesday the 16th January 2013, at the Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan, Co Waterford at 8pm, 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 married Doctor Blake. She became a well known writer/poet in the Boston area.
Entry Fee is €5.