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of the Donnellys
- 192 pages Publisher:
Store Publishing House: ISBN: 1897113315
Culbert, a lifelong supporter and promoter of the village of
donating a portion of the proceeds of each book sold to the Lucan
Area Heritage Donnelly Museum.
Culbert's love of his Irish roots spawned this unusual look at the
village where he grew up. Lucan, a half-hour north of London, Ontario,
suffered a violent beginning with the massacre of five Donnelly family
members in 1880. Those brutal slayings went unpunished.
third of Culbert's
book is Donnelly related, with many stories never published before. The
retired television news journalist, photographer, and artist has filled
his book with dozens of illustrations and photographs.
compilation of short
stories not only includes the Donnellys, but village commerce, village
life, sports, and music from past to present. Many of Culbert's stories
focus on interesting characters and events that have contributed to
rich history. Two and a half years in the making, Lucan: Home
of the Donnellys is an engaging collection of Canadiana.
Outrageous Tale of Canada's Deadliest Feud, by Nate Hendley, a
freelance journalist, was published by Altitude Publishing, Alberta, in
the Spring of 2004. The book looks at the notorious Donnelly family of
Lucan, Ontario. After fleeing poverty-wracked Ireland in the 1840s, the
Donnellys established themselves on stolen land in southern Ontario.
seven Donnelly boys and their father soon acquired a reputation for
and mayhem, burning down barns and assaulting townspeople. The family
unstoppable, until a vigilante group decided to seek a permanent
to their reign of terror.
Format - 206 pages
non-fiction historical account that follows the lives of the surviving
members of the Donnelly family after the massacre through the years
1880 to 1900 on. Read the actual testimonies that were recorded at the
Coroner's Inquest and the murder trials. Find out what became of each
who they married, how many children they had, what businesses they went
into, other troubles that befell the family, and how, when, and where
on a lifetime of research, this follow-up to The
Donnelly Album contains much new material, previously
photographs of the Donnellys, their families, associates and enemies
many fresh insights.
Search of the Donnellys does not retell the Donnelly story, but
approaches it from a different angle: it recounts the author's own
adventures in searching for the information from the beginning to the
While Fazakas stands by the original telling, the book fills in some
expands some areas and further accounts for some of the controversy
continues to surround this fascinating bit of North American folk
with Irish roots.
companion to The
Donnelly Album fills in further gaps including the subsequent
and fates of characters in the story such as Maggie Thompson, Sam
the Keefes and the O'Connors as well as members of the infamous Peace
There are some surprising discoveries made since the publication of the
first edition. The latter include the finding in Ireland of the brother
of the niece Bridget, the discovery of a second Flanigan's Corners in
the unexpected revelation that the Donnellys had a Protestant
after all and much more. Illustrated with numerous photos that include
new previously unpublished pictures, this revised edition is selling
so order your copy today!
Are Never Alone Our
Life On The Donnelly Homestead
J. Robert Salts
Cover) 92 pages
Robert Salts, author and owner of the Donnelly
Homestead, reveals what life is like on the famous property.
with wonderful photographs, Salts also talks about ghosts and
a subject every Donnelly enthusiast is fascinated with.
copies are available
for $20.00 (Canadian) each at the Donnelly Homestead, or by mail.
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(519) 227-1244 Cheque
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CD (Feb. 6, 1996) Original Release Date: 1990
Mca Import ASIN: B000006YE9
the famous song: Justice
Tom Connors Sings Canadian History
Audio CD (Sept. 25,
2001) Original Release Date: Nov. 6,
2001 Label: Emi Int'l ASIN:B00005YAFJ
Canada's highly awarded, patriotic
us this unique 23 song retrospective dealing with the people and
of the rich history of Canada. Donnelly
especially enjoy two songs about the Donnellys: Black
Donnelly's Massacre and Jenny Donnelly....
a must-have for every CD collection.
Legend of the Black Donnellys
CD (April 7, 2009)
>Label: CD Baby ASIN: B0026UZG1U
One of Canadas most famous stories of treachery and murder, is put to
music by Nova Scotia singer/songwriter Hector MacIsaac. An infamous
moment in Canadian history set to music in this portrayal of the famous
'Black Donnellys' massacre of the late 1800's - Genuine Folk music, in
the storytelling tradition. great songs ... great back up band.
Tragedy The Story
the Donnellys -- Canada's Most
DVD 60.00 minutes
$22.00 (Canadian) if
docudrama is based
on the true story of the brutal murders of James Donnelly and family
near Lucan, Ontario, Feb. 4, 1880. Introduction by Ray Fazakas, author
of 'The Donnelly Album'.
Robert Salts, owner of the Donnelly Homestead shows the site where the
massacre took place... Plus More!
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(519) 227-1244 Cheque
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Souls & Restless Spirits
1 Volume Set
Details: Format: Color VHS Studio: A & E Home Video Video Release Date: August 17, 2001
ASIN: 0767017447 Price: $28.45
Video Details: MORE HAUNTED
visits five homes where the past impresses itself on the present. At
one, psychics, scholars and descendants of the people involved, help
fascinating stories from beyond the grave. One such story takes place
the Donnelly farm near Lucan, Ontario, where a family of immigrants
massacred in 1880. The descendants of the vigilantes who killed them
still haunted by the long ago crime.
don't have to believe in ghosts to be enchanted by the spooky stories
of MORE HAUNTED HOUSES.
This Fascinating Video
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The Strange Story of
Strange Story of the Donnellys' pulls this
from the pages of 'The Donnelly Album', and sets it to the screen. The
treasure of photographs and documents from the Ray Fazakas Collection,
is combined with dramatic re-creations, original artwork and more, to
and entertain. Included are interview clips with descendants from both
sides of the conflict, as well as with James Reaney and Orlo Miller
latter seen here in his last on-camera appearance). Canadian actor
Ratchford performs the narration.
DVD approx. 38.00
Producer/Director/Videographer - Tom Barton.
for purchase at the Lucan
Area Heritage and Donnelly Museum,
or by contacting the producer at firstname.lastname@example.org