In Search of Ireland Again

Pneuma Springs Publishing
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I first visited Ireland in 1947 – inspired by that King of travel writers, H.V.Morton and his ‘In Search of Ireland’. In numerous visits since, I have been struck by the changing face of the country, splintered by the formation of the six counties to become part of the UK. The book tells of a country in desperate poverty, resurgence into prosperity, via the European Community, the fight for independence, the violence of the IRA and the Black and Tans. It tells of the eternal haemorrhaging of its people through emigration and a history bound up so tightly with our own. The book is a personal account of the tours. It is more than a mere travelogue; it is a personal observation and evaluation of the traumatic phases of the country and its history – seen in past, present and future. I am bewitched by the sheer beauty of Glengariff, see Cushenden and I’m reminded of Clough Elliss and Port Merion. See Donegal – now and in H.V.Morton’s time. Visit Knock and its commercialism. Visit Cong where the film’ The Quiet Man’ lives on. Attend Mass in Galway. Visit the Claddagh. Cobh – the saddest place in Ireland. Here the great liners waited for the emigrants – the haemorrhaging of her best and youngest blood. I kiss the Blarney Stone, discover drisheen, visit Mount Melleray, tour Bronte land. Take the rocky road to Dublin. Inform a lady in Drogheda that Cromwell is dead. Dublin and St Michans, shake hands with a Crusader, search for Uncle Barney, visit Guinness Brewery- the GPO and 1916 uprising – back to Larne and home. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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About the author

After leaving university I tried to make a career in banking but finding myself a square peg in a round hole, decided to enter the teaching profession. In my forty years, I have taught all ages from infants to 6th form, eventually becoming a headmaster. As secretary of my local teachers’ union I was involved with reports and political matters in education. On retirement I started a course of lectures for the W.E.A and Sheffield University. I taught creative writing to adults. I had a short story accepted by a Chicago magazine and the Daily Mail published my account of the death and resurrection of Oscar, my children’s goldfish. I have travelled to many places in the world. On its sesquicentennial anniversary I followed the route of the Oregan Trail. I have also travelled extensively through the USSR, in Europe and the Road to Samarkand. And of course Ireland!
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Publisher
Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Published on
24 May 2012
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Pages
177
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ISBN
9781907728389
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Language
English
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Genres
Travel / Europe / Ireland
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