The legend of Father Tom O'Neil lives on in song and folklore. For those who remember, it is the tale of a young man destined for greatness. For those who remember, it is also the tale of a young man's downfall and a price dearly paid. It is the tale of the making and unmaking of a young man and his dream.
In late-1800s Ireland, County of Armagh, the town of O'Neil's Landing bears witness to a family rivalry spanning generations, one between the O'Neil's and the McCourts.
About the Author
Gordon Walsh is the second oldest in a family of eleven children born to John and Bertha Lewis Walsh of Fleur de Lys. He fished with his father out of Fleur de Lys before working in the lumber camps for Bowaters of Corner Brook. He also fished on the Labrador for two years.
He is married to the former Clotilda Quigley, and they have four daughters and one son. After ten years as a heavy equipment operator in the Baie Verte asbestos mine, the author returned to fishing for ten years. He was later employed with the town council of Fleur de Lys.
His first book, Into the Night: The Samantha Walsh Story, released in 2002, quickly became a Canadian Best-Seller.