A Colony of Strangers
A fascinating study of Irish urban history and a dramatic tale of one man’s efforts to create a new reality in west Galway.
John D’Arcy was just nineteen years of age when he inherited his family estates in 1804. Extensive research undertaken by the author tells the story of D’Arcy’s ambition to build a town and to populate his Connemara estate with industrious tenants, capitalists, artisans and merchants.
Connemara Girl Publications