A review/interview by Jack Sheedy, News Editor of Hartford’s Catholic Transcript, came out this week! Mr. Sheedy said, “Ms. Maher has succeeded in making complex migration patterns easy to understand.” “From the Old Sod to the Naugatuck Valley gives a brief history of Ireland, a history of Catholicism in New England, a discussion of Catholicism in Naugatuck, a close-up of several Irish families in the Naugatuck Valley and a detailed photographic tour of St. Francis Cemetery. If you are related to or know someone named Maher, Butler, Brennan, Martin, Conran or Leary, you will find in the book a detailed “vignette” of that family name, including Irish origins, census information and more.” Thank you very much to Mr. Sheedy!
Hope to see you at the Mattatuck Museum talk and book signing on October 25, Waterbury, Connecticut, 5:30pm!
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