Owen Connolly: The Making Of A Legacy 1820-2016
From 1820 to 2016 on P.E.I., 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 this 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, P.E.I. 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 'Appreciations Gallery' color insert
Endnotes, Bibliography, Index
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