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In The Ould Ago: Illustrated Irish Folklore

In The Ould Ago: Illustrated Irish Folklore

Johnny McKeagney

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’Johnny McKeagney is truly a living, walking-talking history book, unassuming and charming- an archivist and artist down to his toenails.’ David Shaw-Smith

'The business of recording folklore and folk life is an activity that is not confined to customary working hours. In truth, for that rare breed of practitioner such as Johnny McKeagney, it is a vocation in thrall to neither the time of the day or the season. It arises from an instinctive sense of curiosity and ever-expanding engagement with people, artefacts and environment…' Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Archivist, National Folklore Collection, UCD 'Irish people have always had a great interest in, and respect for, their heritage and a fascination with their history - none more so than the folklorist and artist, Johnny McKeagney, of Tempo, Co. Fermanagh. Johnny is a self-effacing man, yet a man with fire in his belly! Consumed by a passion for recording historical fact and local history from within his beloved county and further afield…Johnny McKeagney is truly a living, walking-talking history book, unassuming and charming- an archivist and artist down to his toenails.' David Shaw-Smith Johnny McKeagney travelled all the old roads, found the gaps in the hedges and stood on the deserted hearths. He spoke to neighbours and friends, to people who travelled these roads in bygone days and céilidhed in these fallen houses. Then he took up his pen and drew, not just what his eyes saw but also what he had been told and he saw it all in his mind. A photograph may capture an instant, Johnny's drawings cover centuries. When we open the pages of this great book we will venture up old lanes that we have passed by many times and discover what lies at the end of them…You could not have a better companion than Johnny McKeagney as you travel along the old roads. Séamus MacAnnaidh

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Author Johnny McKeagney
Publisher Folklore Books
Publication date 1 Apr 2010
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9780956697608

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