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Author Talk: Reflections of an Irish Grandson

March 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scituate Lighthouse at sunset

South Shore Irish Heritage Trail Committee Member and Local Author, Vincent Quealy, will give an Author Talk: Reflections of an Irish Grandson.

Quealy will read a section of his book and discuss the process of writing his memoir.

Vincent Quealy, Jr. was born in Boston, MA in 1953, one of six children of Vincent and Anne Quealy. Grandparents John Quealy and Bridget (Meade) Quealy were both born in Ireland and lived there into early adulthood, eventually emigrating to the United States in the early 1900’s and settling, for a time, in Lowell, MA.

“I remember my grandmother’s Irish accent and Irish expressions and stories of Ireland and I came to learn later about the difficulties and hardships confronting my grandmother and her Meade family in Ireland at a time when Britain still ruled that country very harshly. I wanted, for many years, to discover all that I could about why she left a beloved homeland, along with so many others, and about the struggles of the family she left behind. I set out to find that story and it is written here.”

Vincent is a graduate of Boston College, Class of 1975, and remains deeply engaged with many university programs and initiatives, including the Boston College Ireland Business Council. He lives in Scituate, MA with his wife, Joanie, and very nearby their three children and five grandchildren.


March 4, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Town of Scituate Library
85 Branch Street
Scituate, MA United States
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