California teenager helps to publish Clare man's construction story
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California teenager helps to publish Clare man's construction story

A FUNDRAISING campaign has been launched to help a Clare man get his book about “the forgotten Irish” published.

Eleanor Brown, 19, who lives in California, is the granddaughter of Joe Quinlivan, the author of a soon to be released book about the Irish construction industry in Britain.

This month she launched an online GoFundMe account, appealing to generous donors to help make her grandfather 'Papa Joe's' dream come true.

If sufficient funds are raised, the Scotland-based 79-year-old will be able to self-publish his work, entitled True to the End: A Diary of an Irish Construction Worker.

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The book documents not only his personal journey but also that of the thousands of Irish men and women who were forced to emigrate to Britain to find employment in the 1950s.

Eleanor told The Irish Post: “I have a very strong relationship with my grandparents in Scotland. My Papa Joe has been working on this book for an incredibly long time and I would love to bring his dream to fruition."

To make a donation to the campaign click here