There will be a ‘mini-book launch’ for Eileen Ginn’s ‘A Man from Bruckless’ tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 29, at 10pm in Mary Murrin’s, Bruckless.
The book tells the story of John O’Donnell, a leading member of the trade union movement in New York. He was born in 1907 in a cottage next to Bruckless Railway station, the eldest of Henry and Ellen’s eight children. His father died when John was just 16 and his mother three years later. John left for America, determined to find work and send money home to his siblings.
His daughter Eileen has written this book as a loving tribute to her father, as an inspiration to her children, as a source of information for her many Irish relations and as a record for all those interested in the history of the labour movement in New York.