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This site is intended to provide information
on the book titled
"Low Municipality – Reflections of the Past"
by Don Kealey. 

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About the Book

Take a step back in time to the mid 1800's and read about
how the Municipality of Low, Quebec progressed from a logging outpost,
to a colonization settlement, to finally an intriguing,
vibrant township which included the regions of
Brennan's Hill, Venosta, Low, Fieldville and the Manitou.

 

This book walks you through the

1895 Tax Revolt of Low (Battle of Brennan's Hill),

the arrival of the Gatineau Valley Railroad

to the Municipality of Low in 1892,

and the monumental task of building the Paugan Falls

Hydro Electric Project from 1927-29.

 

The “Characters” section of the book displays a large photo
collection of past residents of Low Municipality portrayed in a variety
of surroundings ranging from individual and groups photos,
to church,school,logging,farming,and sport settings.

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About the Author:
Don Kealey is a native of Low, Quebec with deep Irish roots in the community.
This is Don's initial effort in the writing and publishing of a book.
The book's inclusion of such remarkable design and formatted photo pages
was the result of the dedicated work of another native of Low, Lise St. Jean.

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March  2021

 

A 5th printing of Low Municipality - Reflections of the Past took place during  Winter of 2021. Orders for further print requests are now closed. Thanks to all those who have shown interest in the book. There are no plans to do a followup print at this time.

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March, 2017
 

 

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Low Municipality - Reflections of the Past Presentation

by: Don Kealey and Lise St. Jean

Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Wakefield - La Pêche Centre, Library,
38 Chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield, Wakefield, QC

Take a step back in time to the mid 1800's and hhttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/68874ea21034932bbc3d8767c/images/9440b966-3163-4c5f-8caf-da4f51bf20aa.pngear how the Municipality of Low, Quebec progressed from a logging outpost to a colonization settlement, and finally to an intriguing, vibrant township which included the regions of Brennan's Hill, Venosta, Low, Fieldville and the Manitou.

The talk is based on the best selling book Low Municipality- Reflections of the Past which describes 1895 Tax Revolt of Low (Battle of Brennan's Hill), the arrival of the Gatineau Valley Railroad to the Municipality of Low in 1892, and the monumental task of building the Paugan Falls Hydro Electric Project from 1927-29.

Don Kealey is a native of Low, Quebec with deep Irish roots in the community. This is Don's initial effort in the writing and publishing of a book. The book's inclusion of such remarkable design and formatted photo pages was the result of the dedicated work of another native of Low, Lise St. Jean.

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January, 2016
Of special interest to many readers will be the inclusion of hundreds of individual and group photos of people and places throughout the communities of Low, Venosta, Fieldville, Brennan’s Hill and the Manitou. Photos range mostly from the 1880's to the post WW II era. Low Municipality – Reflections of the Past” is a rather large book (close to 600 pages), and is printed as a soft cover perfect binding including hundreds of black and white pictures and over 20 colour pages.  

The book has been a “work in progress” for close to ten years. “Low Municipality – Reflections of the Past” looks at the many aspects of Low Township. It includes an historical account of the earliest days of Low's inception and how it progressed to an established municipality within the Gatineau.

The interest shown in the book has been beyond our expectations and the requests for copies continued. It has been an amazing experience for myself (Donnie Kealey), and my partner in writing, Lise St.Jean.

Two very successful book release events occurred recently. The first took place
on December 6, 2015 at Low Heritage Hall. A second, a week later, on Sunday, December 13, occurred at Brennan's Hill Hotel. Both proved to be memorable events, where people not only had a chance to pick up their own copy of the book, but also afforded them the opportunity to meet several friends, many of whom they had not met for some time. 
Low Municipality – Reflections of the Past Thank you for your interest in my book.“