A Shamrock in the Snow is the story of a
Canadian hero -- D'Arcy McGee.
Thomas D'Arcy McGee was born in Ireland in
1825. In 1847 he married Mary McCaffrey.
Soon after, McGee became a wanted man and
escaped to America. There he founded a
newspaper, The New Nation, and became its
Later he moved to Canada, was involved in
politics and in 1867 he became a father of
Confederation. It was said that Sir John A.
Macdonald of Ontario and Sir George Etienne
Cartier of Quebec were the architects of
D'Arcy McGee was its prophet.