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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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