From Ballaghaderreen to Drumboylan: 38 Men Talking

From Ballaghaderreen to Drumboylan: 38 Men Talking

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38 Men Talking, each with a story to tell!

A fascinating insight into the lives of thirty-eight ordinary - and extraordinary - men from Ballaghaderreen to Drumboylan. What shines through in these personal and often witty recollections is a deep knowledge of and affection for the land on which they have spent most of their lives, as well as a love for their families, their friends, their neighbours, many of whom have passed on. The men are at times witty, often wise, almost always philosophical. Their observations about life today, are fascinating, insightful and moving.

"Growing up, the rambling house was the greatest thing. When the rambling house went, these fellows came along and psychiatrists opened in their offices and their businesses and all these social workers and the whole lot/ That was their job then. It was a paid job, but before that, you went in and you told your trouble to a few in the house - you always confided in someone and it never cost a penny."

"I was coming and going I had the attachment to home. It was always in my mind, it was always the top priority with me." - Tommy Finnegan.

Pages: 136

Dimensions: W 149mm, H 210 mm, D 8 mm