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A Secret Map of Ireland [NOOK Book]

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When the award-winning Irish Times' journalist Rosita Boland was a schoolgirl she had--in common with all Irish children--amap of Ireland. Iconic in its pinks, greens and yellows, the Educational Company map was a staple of the Irish schoolhouse. As the author matured and changed, so did the unique country she grew to know first-hand. With deep affection and curiosity, she followed her very own map from those by-gone schooldays to take the reader on a tour of Irelnad, a tour ...
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A Secret Map of Ireland

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Overview

When the award-winning Irish Times' journalist Rosita Boland was a schoolgirl she had--in common with all Irish children--amap of Ireland. Iconic in its pinks, greens and yellows, the Educational Company map was a staple of the Irish schoolhouse. As the author matured and changed, so did the unique country she grew to know first-hand. With deep affection and curiosity, she followed her very own map from those by-gone schooldays to take the reader on a tour of Irelnad, a tour like no other
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“An essential book - full of rare and fascinating detail.” -Colm Tóibín
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934848999
  • Publisher: GemmaMedia
  • Publication date: 4/17/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,112,707
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Rosita Boland is a journalist with the Irish Times. She lives in Dublin.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

A Key Galway 1

The Raggedy Bush Kilkenny 7

The Mountains of the Moon Leitrim 13

The Fuldiew Stone Antrim 27

Mr Tayto Armagh 33

Millennium Tree Wicklow 41

The Seven Wonders Westmeath 47

Bog Train Offaly 54

T'ain't-a-Bird and Tojo Cork 59

Borders Fermanagh 66

In Hooks Invading the Sky Donegal 73

A Cabinet of Curiosities Tyrone 80

Croke Park Sand Derry 87

Men Who Could Catch Horses and Rabbits by Running After Them Dublin 92

Everything is an Event on an Island Mayo 103

Looking Down Longford 109

Puffin Billy Clare 114

No Television, No Cards, No Singing Laois 125

The Far East Meath 130

Dan Donnelly's Arm Kildare 142

The One That Didn't Get Away Cavan 148

How Goes the Weather at Greenore? Louth 153

A Still Point Waterford 159

A Thousand-Year-Old Secret Tipperary 168

The Temple of Isis Carlow 178

The Darkest Midnight Wexford 183

A Kitchen Table Monaghan 192

The Lost Village Down 202

Everyone at a Lighthouse Fends for Themselves Kerry 207

Legendary Hill of the "Faeries" Sligo 223

The Cat With Two Tails Limerick 231

Crex-Crex Roscommon 238

Acknowledgments 245

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