The book is written mainly for immediate family and their families, giving details of their Irish roots. It is a documentary, not in any chronological order, based on my own personal story, family research, talking to my late parents and other family members. Giving relevant historical facts, social history and geography surrounding my immediate family, the ALLEN'S, COULTER'S and the connecting families.....Hartley, Ross, Smyth, Cooke, Higginson, McCoy, Marshall, Ritchie, Crooks, Kelly etc. As a documentary it may be of interest to cousins and other family members. I commence with a brief description of Ireland, the country of my ancestors.