The Last of the Name

The Last of the Name

By: Charles McGlinchey (author)Hardback

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Description

A memoir of life in Ireland's rural County Donegal. "Full of emotional truth and the beauty of immediate, trusting speech, overbrimming with folklore of great imaginative richness."-Seamus Heaney. Edited with an Introduction by Brian Friel.

About Author

Charles McGlinchey (1861-1954) was a weaver by trade, and lived his entire life on the Inishowen peninsula in the northwest of Ireland. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, McGlinchey dictated his personal memories of life and Irish history to a local schoolmaster, and these eventually formed his memoirs entitled The Last of the Name.

Contents

Part 1 Introduction 3 Part 2 The Family 5 Part 3 The Home 12 Part 4 The Land 19 Part 5 Poteen 25 Part 6 Spinning and Weaving 28 Part 7 Emigration 35 Part 8 The Fair at Pollan 41 Part 9 Poets, Publicans, and Pilgrimages 48 Part 10 The Parish 55 Part 11 Cures and Spells 69 Part 12 Landlords and Tenants 79 Part 13 Factions 85 Part 14 Education 88 Part 15 The Exploits of Eoin O Kerrigan 93 Part 16 The Famine 97 Part 17 Pastimes 99 Part 18 Set Nights 108 Part 19 Epilogue 116

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781879941458
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 126
  • ID: 9781879941458
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 1879941457

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