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Eleven interviews with Irish people all aged over 75 are presented here: from an 82-year old in Tipperary who still lives in the house where he was born to an ex-High Court judge. All walks of life are caught candidly on the page. Eamon Kelly talks about becoming an actor with the Abbey Theatre; Michael-Joe Tarpey worked all his life for the forestry department, but still managed to be a musician, builder, naturalist, maker of musical instruments and custodian of local history and folklore; Bridgit Dirrane, now 106, was an active member of Cumann na nBan, the women's branch of the Irish independence movement in the 1920s. Against a background of world-shattering events at home and abroad, Margaret Hickey's subjects lived lives of extraordinary diversity and recount them with the poetry for which their country is renowned.
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'Margaret Hickey deserves great credit for this most readable and engaging book' -- Mary Harney, the Tanaiste (Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister)
A delightful wander down memory lane to discover a people, a society, a vocabulary and a way of life now disappeared for ever from Ireland.' -- Gay Byrne
Margaret Hickey was born and raised in Stockport, but the influence of her Irish father and a fascination with Irish music and literature meant that Ireland was in her blood. After studying at Trinity College, Dublin, she taught delinquent boys in Scotland and moved on to teach in Paris before beginning a varied career in magazine editing and freelance writing. A longheld belief that a vanishing generation of Irish people from all walks of life has something uniquely valuable to tell us led her to travel around Ireland, gathering their stories and reproducing them intact. Irish Days is the result of that journey.
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Book Description Kyle Cathie pub., London, 2001. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Tom Kelly photos (illustrator). First Printing. 2001 First Edition HARDCOVER book in Dust Jacket . New from 2001 publisher . Never opened , Never read , Never marked. Book size : 6-1/2" wide x 9-1/2" tall x 1-1/2 " thick ; 288 pages, illustrated with black & white Photographs. Gay Byrne says of this book that it is "A delightful wander down memory lane to discover a people, a society, a vocabulary and a way of life now disappeared for ever from Ireland; these people are the last of their kind, and these are their stories. Together with outstanding photos by Tom Kelly." . This book is : " Irish Days : oral histories of the twentieth century " . by Margaret Hickey . published by Kyle Cathie, London England . 2001 Hard cover book in DJ 1st *** Secure packing for Safe Shipping since 1965 *** Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 1-1/2 ". Seller Inventory # 5560
Book Description Kyle Cathie, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M185626260X
Book Description Kyle Cathie, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11185626260X