• Ballina People - Amazing Stories about Some of Our Heroes

Ballina & Area People, Terry Reilly’s latest book,  is now out…and is full of intrigue  

For instance, 

What happened to Ballina Stephenites’ ‘greatest captain’ who emigrated and disappeared into thin air?

Who were US President Joe Biden’s Mayo ancestors and where did they live?

What famous European soccer teams did Jim Donnelly coach?

Could Alexander Fleming have made his discovery with the help of his Kilfian-born wife, Sarah McElroy?

Who is the much-decorated US songwriter and Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame member, Rory Bourke?

What Mayo man served late-night drinks to Winston Churchill’s daughter, Sarah?

Who was Mayo’s most outstanding all-around athlete?

Rosary priest Fr Patrick Peyton and helping hand from US CIA

The area’s great missionaries and Robben Island anecdote

What Ballina man was a  pioneer in abolishing slavery in California

And that’s not the half of it….

It’s a limited edition, hardcover, price 20 euro, with illuminating bookmarker.

Amongst those featured are: 

President Joe Biden, 46th President of the USA; Rory Bourke, top songwriter in the USA;

Jackie Clarke and his truly amazing collection; Cyril Collins, prime enhancer of Belleek Wood;

Andy Corcoran, great Stephenite captain, lost and now found; Jim Donnelly, extraordinary footballer and international coach; Monsignor Fachtna Joseph Harte, builder of beautiful Basilica;

Dick Hearns, athlete, footballer, boxer, trainer; Patrick Hennigan and friends in WWI trenches (amended to Bravery in WW1 & India); Pat Herbert, collector of radio oddities and acquaintance of Winston Churchill’s daughter; Richard M. Hooley, theatrical entrepreneur in the US; Dr Kathleen Lynn, her role in 1916 Rising and children’s hospital; John McDonnell, most successful ever US college athletics coach; Sarah McElroy, the woman behind Sir Alexander Fleming;  Sr Mary McNulty and others on mission fields; Arthur Muffeny, one of Ballina’s greatest campaigners; Fr Patrick Peyton, Rosary Crusader, preached to over 28 million; Sr Alphonsus Preston, legendary matron Ballina Hospital ; Jimmy Ralph, one of nature’s loveable  gentlemen; President Mary Robinson,  Ireland’s first woman president; PJ Ruttledge, freedom fighter and Government Minister; William Joyce Sewell, decorated US Civil War hero; William E Shannon, leading abolitionist in California; Leslie Stuart, another famous musical figure; William Vincent and Eliza Wallace,  Rock Stars of the 19 century; and  Edward Whelan, Father of Canadian Confederation. 

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Ballina People - Amazing Stories about Some of Our Heroes

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