Róise Rua

Róise Rua

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Róise Rua
Pádraig Ua Cnáimhsí
An Island Memoir
Translated by J.J. Keaveny.
ISBN: 9781856356244
Mercier Press 2009
Written in English
286 lth.
Róise Rua was born in Donegal in 1879 and moved to the island of Arranmore off the Donegal coast at a young age. The fascinating story of her life was first recorded in Irish by Pádraig Ua Cnáimhsí and is translated here for the first time.
In this evocative account of her life, Róise narrates her experiences of growing up, and recalls with great vividness the hiring fairs in Strabane, her teenage years working in the Lagan district, Derry and east Donegal, and her time spent ‘tattie-hoking’ on the potato farms of Scotland. She describes in arresting detail shipwrecks, secret societies, folklore from pre-Famine times and her memories of Ireland during the two world wars. In a story that reflects her vivacious personality, Róise’s recollections are a fascinating record of a way of life long forgotten.

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Róise Rua
Pádraig Ua Cnáimhsí
An Island Memoir
Translated by J.J. Keaveny.
ISBN: 9781856356244
Mercier Press 2009
Written in English
286 lth.
Róise Rua was born in Donegal in 1879 and moved to the island of Arranmore off the Donegal coast at a young age. The fascinating story of her life was first recorded in Irish by Pádraig Ua Cnáimhsí and is translated here for the first time.
In this evocative account of her life, Róise narrates her experiences of growing up, and recalls with great vividness the hiring fairs in Strabane, her teenage years working in the Lagan district, Derry and east Donegal, and her time spent ‘tattie-hoking’ on the potato farms of Scotland. She describes in arresting detail shipwrecks, secret societies, folklore from pre-Famine times and her memories of Ireland during the two world wars. In a story that reflects her vivacious personality, Róise’s recollections are a fascinating record of a way of life long forgotten.

Weight 530 g

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