Barefoot In Mullyneeny: A Boy's Journey Towards Belonging

Barefoot In Mullyneeny: A Boy's Journey Towards Belonging by Bryan Gallagher

By: Bryan Gallagher

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ISBN
9780007220885
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
240
Dimensions
130 x 197mm

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'Barefoot In Mullyneeny' is Bryan Gallagher's evocative tale of a childhood remembered through the people and landscape of Fermanagh, near the beautiful shores of Lough Erne in Ireland. Bryan chronicles a time when all the big boys went to school in bare feet and secretly watched the Saturday night bands and dances in halls lit by Tilley lamps; where it was known to be nothing less than the biblical truth that if you put a horse-hair across the palm of your hand when you were about to be punished at school, the cane would split in two.

Gallagher's writing will touch the hearts of those who long for the innocence of childhood and the simplicity of an era long past. Whether relating tales of murderous bicycle chases through the darkened streets of Cavan, of ghosts and fairy forts or the anguish of emigration, this remarkable memoir vividly recreates life in rural Ireland in the 1940s and 50s.

For those who thought that life in Ireland was one of poverty and misery, 'Barefoot In Mullyneeny' offers a view of the Ireland of yesteryear that combines the touching, homely nostalgia of Nigel Slater's Toast and Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie with a humorous optimism that is unmistakably Ireland at its best.
ISBN:
9780007220885
Publication Date:
26 / 04 / 2006
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
130 x 197mm

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