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Irish Folk History : Texts from the North
Irish Folk History Texts from the North Author:Henry Glassie Made of the words of the people who live today in the beautiful, embattled countryside of Ulster, Irish Folk History is, in essence, the people's own statement of their past. In story, song, and spontaneous essay, these texts, selected from Passing the Time in Ballymenone, tell of the coming of Christianity, of endless war, of the ... more »hardships and delights of rural life.
During a time of trouble, Henry Glassie came into a community of active storytellers in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, and in this book he sets their voices -- their chuckles, whispers, and anger -- before us. The words of Hugh Nolan, Michael Boyle, of Peter Flanagan, Hugh Patrick Owens, and their neighbors, echo from the page to present a tale that is at once the story of their tiny community and the story of all of Ireland. Their community's history is Ireland's.
Illustrated by the author, and first published in 1982.