Setting Donegal on Fire
By Diane Lovegrove Bader
In 1877, Daniel Sweeney, who has become a wealthy Irish immigrant, leaves San Francisco and returns to Ireland with his wife and eight children. Appalled at the miserable conditions of the uneducated peasants of his native land, he challenges what he believes to be a policy of neglect by both the landlords and the authorities. He gives fiery speeches that stir thousands into resistance against their unjust landlords. Find out what happens as a result.