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Stenlake Publishing - Old Irish Country Life

Old Irish Country Life

Author : Hugh Oram
ISBN : 9781840333688
Cover : paperback
Price : £10.95

An informative and slightly wistful look at Irish country life as it was around 100 years ago, with a few more recent photos included. Although many of the images are not located, most were probably taken in the west of Ireland. The photos document a rich variety of everyday country occupations, events and pursuits and each photo has an explanatory caption. The photos include fishwives at work, gorse gathering, donkey carts, pony & traps, plucking fowl, market day, bringing home the turf, killing the pig, peasants cabins, farmyard scenes, the village pump, evictions, spinning wheels and spinning industry, hand-loom weaving, turf harvesting and stacking, wash day gatherings, coracles and currachs, the fish market, seaweed harvesting, turnip harvesting, digging potatoes, hand milking, pig fairs, the butter market and the ancient craft of thatching. The captions are fact filled and informative, providing fascinating insights into the background of the photographs.

Old Irish Country Life