An Old Woman's Reflections

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Oxford University Press, 1978 - Blasket Islands (Ireland) - 131 pages
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Known affectionately as "the Queen of Gaelic Storytellers," Peig Sayers here offers reminiscences of the daily events that made up her life (such as seal catching, collecting turf for roofs, preparing for a funeral wake) alongside the tragedies of drownings at sea, pilgrimages, and the news of the 1916 revolution in Dublin City. It is a unique record of an essential part of the oral Gaelic tradition.
 

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Contents

A Pity how Youth goes
1
Red Tommy and Margaret OBrien
14
The Old Woman who Wronged her Son
24
A Woman who Forsook her Husband a Fox
32
The SnailTrick Tommy Griffins Death
42
A BoatLoad of Turf brought from Iveragh
48
The Story of Betty Kellys Son and his Bright
56
Wethers Well Pilgrimage a Pagan and
65
How the Fish was Stolen from Old Kate and
81
A MilkHouse in Little Island Nance Daly and
94
The Quarrel about Hens in Dunquin
102
Martin Monday a Gaelic Speaker from Mexico
108
MotorCar
121
The Last Chapter
128
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