In Ireland Long Ago
Those who have only the most hazy ideas about how our ancestors lived in Ireland will find enlightenment in these essays which range widely over the field of Irish folklife. Kevin Danaher describes life in Ireland before the 'brave new world' crept into the quiet countryside. Or perhaps 'describe' is not the right word. He rather invites the reader to call on the elderly people at their homes, to listen to their tales and gossip and taste their food and drink; to step outside and marvel at their pots and pans, plough and flails; to meet a water diviner; to join a faction fight; hurry to a wedding and bow down in remembrance of the dead.
An account of all aspects of Irish folk life. The reader is invited to call on people in their homes, to listen to their tales and gossip and to taste their food and drink, to admire their pots and pans and agricultural implements, to meet a water diviner and to join a faction fight.