This book is about the history of Ireland as seen through the eyes of three generations of Strong Irish women and the Patriarch who loved and protected them as best he could. While fighting and rebellion was occurring in Ireland a family story was also unfolding. Patrick Conaty was young and in love with the beautiful lass next door. The families did not approve of the young love because the families were suspicious of each other’s involvement in the fight to unite Ireland. The night of a cottage fire the young couples plans were dashed when her father suspected Patrick and his rowdy brothers were to blame. Patrick experienced and lived through the many changes in Ireland from simple country life to running for his life to the town of Limerick with a wee baby only to be in the middle of an influenza outbreak. In the end it was leaving his homeland of Ireland and bringing a child to grow up in rural America is what saved the family line from disappearing. Now they are truly free from the tragedy of famine, Illness, Rebellion and even murder, but Ireland will live forever in their Irish Bones.