Mr. Terence O’Leary has traveled throughout America giving talks about the Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America. For inquiries about Mr. O’Leary’s lecture or to schedule a presentation, please contact the author direct at: terry@terenceoleary.com.

The Potato Famine & The Coming of the Irish to America

Terence O’Leary/ Author & Speaker

If you are one of the more than 34 million Irish-Americans, come hear the stories of your ancestors. Ireland awoke to the beginning of the Great Hunger in 1845. Experience the heartbreaking stories of the Irish during the five long years of the Potato Famine. It was a time of great injustice when over one million Irish died. But it was also a terrible blessing for the one million Irish who fled to America and survived.

Terence O’Leary, an Irish-American author, was born in Chicago, Illinois, but has spent his teenage and adult life in Northwest Ohio. A Christmastime dinner conversation about his ancestors led author Mr. O’Leary on a four year journey to write historical novels Irish Crossings: Caitlin & Paddy’s Story and Irish Crossings: Danny’s Story. Mr. O’Leary’s five critically acclaimed, realistic coming-of-age novels focus on teenagers facing a family crisis.