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Owen Connolly: The Making Of A Legacy 1820-2016

From 1820 to 2016 on PEI, the Owen Connolly Estate has funded approximately $3 million to help thousands of Island students of Irish Catholic heritage gain a higher education, and achieve career success. This is the remarkable rags-to-riches story of the man who created his legacy, and the people who protected it.

Owen Connolly was a young immigrant lad escaping poverty and repression in his homeland of Ireland when he first stepped onto the docks in Charlottetown, PEI in 1839. Armed with little more than determination and grit and a brilliant financial mind, over the next forty years he rose from being a dirt-poor farmer in Watervale to one of the wealthiest men on Prince Edward Island.


by Leonard Cusack

10 chapters with b/w photos, plus 8-page "Appreciation Gallery" colour insert

Endnotes, Bibliography, Index.


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