Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H V Morton goes IN SEARCH OF IRELAND by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishers, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara and a great many beds in which Michael Collins is said to have slept. Full of local stories and way-side conversations, ...
Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H V Morton goes IN SEARCH OF IRELAND by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishers, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara and a great many beds in which Michael Collins is said to have slept. Full of local stories and way-side conversations, Morton's witty and enticing travelogue recalls a way of life not quite disappeared even at the beginning of a new century. Originally published in the 1920s, anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight and information, this is travel writing of the very highest order.
Very good. SHIP DAILY W/TRACKING FROM NJ; GIFT-ABLE as USED, GLOSSY; pages crisp and clean, NEAR FINE (pages fading, beginning crease to spine sign of being read) AS SHOWN THIS COPY. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Illustrations. 276 p. Audience: General/trade.11276 11276--Orig publ in 1930. Originally published in 1930, this book is a collection of witty and heart warming tales from the authors travels around Ireland. It is very clearly written with a huge fondness and is accompanied by picturesque photographs. 'I would like to hope that this book of mine may help, in no matter how small a way, to encourage English people to spend their holidays in Ireland and make friends with its irresistible inhabitants. ' Written shortly after the treaty of 1922 which gave the Irish Free State, this book is one that calls for an end to an 'unhappy and regrettable chapter in history'. Contents Include: I Go in Search of Ireland I See the Book of Kells The Road Runs Over the Hills to Glendalough and its Churches I Linger in Horsy Country Towns I Visit the Trappists of Mount Melleray Describes the pagan Magic of Kerry I Come Through a Wild Gorge to the Lakes of Killarney Describes the 'Treaty Stone' and the Shannon Scheme at Limerick Tells How the World Ends on the Stone Walls of Connemara I Go Into the Joyce Country Describes a Sunset at Mallaranny I Cross into Northern Island
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