An Irish Country Childhood

An Irish Country Childhood : Memories of a Bygone Age

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An entrancing story of a charmed childhood on a farm in the West of Ireland during the 1930s and early 1940s. An Irish country Childhood is a tale of times past. Of thatched cottages, peat fires, spring wells and fairies riding on the back of hares. Of matchmaking, house masses and wakes. The sense of fellowship was strong, especially when the hay had to be made and the harvest gathered. This is an era that no longer exists. Living close to nature and from the land with little wordly wealth. With wit and warmth, An Irish Country Childhood relives those times and is an inspiring and heartening reminder of the way we were. Marrie Walsh was born in 1929, the 9th of 14 children. She was brought up on a farm in County Mayo, West of Ireland and emigrated to England in 1946.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 106.68 x 175.26 x 17.78mm | 113.4g
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • maps
  • 0752803972
  • 9780752803975

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