Famous Folk From Co. Down
Did you know that the man who invented Milk Chocolate was from Killyleagh? That a man from Rostrevor once burned down the USA’s White House and Capitol Building? That if you had a heart attack and were saved by paramedics you probably owe your life to a man from Hillsborough? No? Then you need to read this book. From heroic soldiers to Saints and missionaries, from gifted authors and musicians to brilliant inventors and engineers – for a small county in a small country on the edge of Europe, County Down has spawned more than its fair share of men and women who have influenced not only the world in which they lived themselves, but in many cases the world we live in today. Inside, local author Jane Crosbie brings you the stories of these famous folk in her relaxed informative style. Although they achieved recognition and fame in many different fields, one thing they had in common … … they were all Famous Folk from County Down!