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From: "Debbie Romilly" <>
Subject: [IRELAND] Tales from the West of Ireland
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 17:50:40 -0600



http://www.mayo-ireland.ie/myoalive/Henry/Tales.htm

Tales from the West of Ireland
Sean Henry

Tales from the West of Ireland is a collection of folk history from County
Mayo. Some of the stories are based on actual historical events: for
instance, 'Bliain na bhFrancach' and 'The Aftermath' tell of the effects of
the French invasion of 1798 and the terrible aftermath of Ballinamuck, the
battle in which the rebels were routed. 'Great Grandmother's Tales'
describes life in rural Ireland during the Famine and the conditions of
those times in a way that conventional history never could. In stories like
'The Bellmen', 'Elopements' and 'Waking the Gael', the reader gets a glimpse
of the customs and traditions of Ireland long ago.

Tales from the West of Ireland is an enthralling glimpse of an eventful past
with all its sadness, and an evocation of the indomitable spirit of a
people.

CONTENTS

Foreword
Bliain na bhFranncach
The Aftermath
Great Grandmother's Tales
Old Animal Charms and Cures
Matchmaking and Elopements
Scrawing and Burning
The Bellmen
Achill Breezes
Window on the Past
The Night of the Big Wind
Waking the Gael
Before the Famine
Mountain Dew
In Feudal Days
The Friar's Christmas Night
The Moy Corries
The Ultachs
Old Charms and Customs
The Lad from Inishkea
A Tale of Barnalyra Wood
Captain Gallagher
Dudley Costello
Sean Henry was born in 1904 in Ballydrum, County Mayo. He emigrated to
America in 1924 and returned home in 1931. He worked with Mayo County
Council as a supervisor on road and bridge construction, turf production and
later, until retiring, as waterworks supervisor. He wrote many pieces on
local and national history, compiling these Tales from the West of Ireland
during his retirement. He died in 1986.

Price (include P&P): UK- £6 US -$10 Australia - $15
You can send a personal cheque payable to:

Eamonn Henry
84 Clanranald Road
Donnycarney
Dublin 5

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