A Cogar documentary for TG4
Duration: 25 mins
documentary chronicles the remarkable story of James Concannon
a truly fascinating man who kept heading west. James left
his home on Inis Mean in the Aran Islands in 1865 to seek
his fortune in America. James was a pioneer, a prospector
and a profiteer. He seized every opportunity possible, from
hotel manager to book seller to rubber stamp sales man to
America's first Irish vintner.
escapades also brought him to Mexico City where it is said
he became friends of the famed dictator Porfirio Díaz. His
legacy still thrives at Concannon's Vineyard in the Livermore
Valley today - one of California's oldest wineries.
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the Conclave after the death of Pope John Paul II.