Yesterday's Ireland

Yesterday's Ireland

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 224 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780715315774
  • DDC分類 941.7082

Full Description

This illustrated title is a look back in time, not so long ago, when families held "wakes" for relatives taking the boat to America, knowing they would probably never return. The author's own grandmother went down on the Titanic, or so she liked to claim (throughout her long life). In fact, it was her photograph, en route to a relative, that sank on the ill-fated ship in 1912, but it's just one of hundreds of stories that are contained in this book. There are stories of daily life in rural communities, cutting peat in the bog, washing clothes in the river, and the wild celebrations after the threshing was finished. All aspects of Irish life in the 20th century are explored, including living in the cities, tales of home and hearth, stories of the horsemen of Kildare, fishermen of Kerry, of marriage and emigration. Many of the old photographs are from untapped Irish sources.

Table of Contents

Sitting in the Hob                                 9  (14)
1 Around the House and Mind the Dresser...' 23 (26)
2 Wayside Wars and the Sally Rod 49 (26)
3 Buddhist Donkeys, Club Orange and the Rose of 75 (34)
4 A Monk Swimmin" 109(30)
5 'Take Two Thorns from a Blackthorn Tree...' 139(32)
6 'Making Moonshine in Manhattan' 171(24)
7 Dublin Pawn Shops and Perambulators 195(38)
8 'C饌d Mlle F疂lte!' 233(21)
Index 254