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Little, Malachi Horan Remembers.

Little, George A. Malachi Horan Remembers. Dublin, M. H. Gill and Son Ltd., 1943. 13 cm x 19 cm. Frontispiece, XIV, 157 pages, 7 illustrations. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Staining to dust jacket, otherwise in Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Private inscription to front free endpaper.

The man is a countryman of the old stock, who has lived nearly a hundred years in that lovely region where the Dublin mountains rise from the plain. Robust in his patriotism, racy in his speech, in all things typical of the Irish people at their purest and truest, Malachi Horan is portrayed here in unforgettable pages, and speaks memorable things.
The Grand Old Man of Tallaght has found a faithful chronicler in Dr. George A. Little, who draws that romantic country, and recalls its historic background as vividly as he records the legends of the people and Malachi Horan's rich talk.
Here are memories of '98, as Malachi heard them from survivors of that heroic and tragic time ; here are ballads (" He's next thing to a garden thrush," said Malachi of the singer) ; here are quaint folktales - all set down in the sinewy country speech.
The book is a revelation. It describes authentically a purely Irish, robust, picturesque life, like that of unspoilt Donegal, Connacht or Kerry - thriving in the lifetime of the teller, on the hills that can be seen from Dublin's streets. Hedge-schools, wooden ploughs drawn by bullock teams, fairy lore, unique relics of Leinster Irish, road tolls, - all are described by one who knew them. County Dublin, we see, is truly an Irish-Ireland, too.
Here is real and stirring history caught from living lips, just in time to save a hundred quaint, beautiful, precious things from oblivion. (Front dustjacket flap)

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Little, Malachi Horan Remembers.

Little, Malachi Horan Remembers.


Little, Malachi Horan Remembers.

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