Thursday, 23 August 2007

E Estyn Evans - "Irish Folk Ways"

"Irish Folk Ways" was first published fifty years ago in 1957. The link provides extensive excerpts from this memorable publication as well as links to possible sources.

A classic in its field, this charming work by a noted scholar explores traditional Irish customs and activities--from thatching a roof, churning butter, cultivating and harvesting crops, making pots and pans and building furniture to behavior at weddings, wakes, festivals, and funerals. "For all its learning, the book is popular in the best way, and admirably illustrated. . . ."--"Times Literary Supplement." (London)