Irish Country Life

Olive Sharkey

Discover a time when people were much more tuned into the rhythm of the year and the ground beneath their feet, when they made much of their own furniture and clothes, and fed themselves from their own land. An exploration of Irish rural life before electricity and industry changed everything.
Date Published :
May 2020
Publisher :
The O'Brien Press
Series :
O'Brien Irish Heritage
Illustration :
17 Halftones, duotone; 250 Illustrations, unspecified
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781788491846

Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$19.99

Overview
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In a fast-paced, modern Ireland it can be difficult to imagine how different our lives are to those that went before. In this book Olive Sharkey lovingly describes the lives, activities and material possessions of irish people living between 1800 and the 1930s. The implements of the home, the farm, the garden and home-crafts are recounted, with detailed drawings and photographs. These once familiar objects - bittles, butterworkers, noggins and truckle beds - are explored, as we are shown a lifestyle where people made much of their own furniture and clothes, and fed themselves from their own land.

Based on Olive Sharkey's Ways of Old, this new addition to the O'Brien 'Heritage Series' will draw the reader back to a time when people were much more tuned into the rhythm of the year and the ground beneath their feet.

About The Author
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Olive Sharkey comes from a farming family in the Irish midlands. She has worked as an architect's draftsperson, and after her marriage began writing and drawing and contributing to newspapers and magazines. Her other interests include natural history and photography.

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