Photo Gallery

Illustrations by the author:


James Donnelly




Will Donnelly










Donnelly Stagecoach donnybrook








Constable James Carrol







Donnelly Museum Logo, Lucan Ontario









Lucan, County Dublin, Ireland (photo: Jeff Culbert)








The author in Lucan, County Dublin, Ireland with the late Bob McAdorey













Custom Printing of Renfrew, Ontario and General Store Publishing House



Johnny Cash signs the photograph in 1960 taken by the author two years earlier. 'The Man in Black' hired Culbert to shoot that evening's performance in Lucan as well as a concert in Guelph held the following night .



Dean Harrison and Jeff Culbert of London-based Finnigan's Wake play at the book launch.




Jeff Culbert, actor, director and musician, visits Poplar Farm, the Culbert homestead with first cousin Terry.

























The author with partner Barb Hoegenauer and daughter Dana Johnson at the book launch on December 3rd, 2005 in Lucan Ontario. (photo: Alan Good, Middlesex Banner)



The above photograph of Johnny Cash was taken at the Lucan Arena in 1958 by the author who was sixteen years of age at the time.























2.5 miles to Ballymackey, birthplace of the Culbert family in Ireland.


Dana Garrett, the author's sister, examines the tombstone of their great-great grandparents, who immigrated from Ballymackey, County Tipperary, Ireland in 1840.

























Lucan Area Heritage Society member Harry Hardy talks to actor Robert King prior to King's performance as James Donnelly at Stratford's 2005 season.




















Swamp Line School where the Vigilance Committee held their meetings leading up to the 1880 massacre of five Donnellys.


Now the administrative seat of the County of Middlesex, it was the actual courtroom used for the Donnelly Trials of 1880 and 1881.




The Stanley Hardware Store, circa 1900



Main Street Lucan in the late 1800's University of Western Ontario Archives photo






Main Street Lucan today




Main Street Lucan in the early 1950's University of Western Ontario Archives photo







Harness racer Neil McRann, proud of his Irish heritage, always displayed shamrocks on his green and white silks.


Mary Patrick and Mel Culbert are pictured by the road sign in Elginfield, three miles south of Lucan, circa 1940. Mary and Mel married and became the author's parents.




The Famous Irish Nine baseball team as pictured on the inside lid of the Brenner Brothers cigar box, circa 1902.














Born in 1888 in County Cork, Ireland, Dave Egan was known as Lucan's Poetic Policeman.













Brothers Harold and Ed Butler are descendants of Wilberforce, one of Canada's first Black settlements.




























Sarah and Dana, the authors daughters, on a 1972 walk through the Lucan Conservation Area.








A 1999 photograph of the late Ken Culbert surrounded from left by his son Campbell of England, the author, and Ken's second son Greg of Alberta.






Muriel Culbert, the author's aunt and LaVerne Revington (photo: Alan Good, Middlesex Banner)


Tom McLaughlin, Mayor of Lucan Biddulph and former Warden of Middlesex County stands in the court room where the two Donnelly trials took place in 1880 and 1881.

Mary Jane van Kasteren and her Scott's Elevator Bookstore staff in Lucan.

























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