An Irish Country Childhood: A Bygone Age Remembered

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This is the heart-warming story of Marrie Walsh, growing up in the 1930s and 40s as part of an idyllic community in the beautiful County Mayo, West Ireland. Her memoirs take the reader to a time and a way of life now long disappeared, exploring lives that were inticately bound with the natural world in a small, close-knit farming community that was as resourceful as it was poor. Poor in worldly wealth and tied to the land but rich in love, kindness and good spirit, the people brought to life in this book are an ...

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Overview

This is the heart-warming story of Marrie Walsh, growing up in the 1930s and 40s as part of an idyllic community in the beautiful County Mayo, West Ireland. Her memoirs take the reader to a time and a way of life now long disappeared, exploring lives that were inticately bound with the natural world in a small, close-knit farming community that was as resourceful as it was poor. Poor in worldly wealth and tied to the land but rich in love, kindness and good spirit, the people brought to life in this book are an inspiring reminder of a way of life lost in the past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844548927
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/5/2010
  • Pages: 186
  • Sales rank: 617,358
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Marrie Walsh was born in 1929, the 9th of 14 children. She was brought up on a farm in County Mayo, West of Ireland and emigrated to England in 1946.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Highly recommended

    I found this interesting informative and entertaining- thank you

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Like a Breath of fresh Irish air, Curled up in bed and read the

    Like a Breath of fresh Irish air, Curled up in bed and read the whole book, could not put it down . Exellent

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