Barney and Molly Duffy raised thirteen children in a tiny two-bedroom Dublin Corporation home. Their commitment to family, their strength of character, and their deep love and understanding of each other endured decades of poverty and hardships. Contained in this book is nearly a century of lore compiled by their youngest, the storyteller, from years of family collaboration. It is a story of accomplishments and tragedies, from the slums of Dublin's Inner City to London, Toronto and beyond. It is a tale with many new beginnings, charting the history of the young Irish Republic and its own successes - and at the heart of everything the loving couple, the providers, the life-bringers; Barney and Molly. "This is a book as funny as it is unpretentious, as true as it is colourful, and as skilful as it is readable. It gave me many hours of pure pleasure." - Peter Sheridan, author, 44: Dublin Made Me. "...a family saga as important as any history of the House of Windsor." - Bob Quinn, author, Smokey Hollow.