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activities agricultural America bachelors began boat brothers cattle ceilidhe centre century certainly changes Church co-operation Congested Districts Board consciousness cooring countryside County Cork culture dances decline demoralization drink Dublin earnings economic emigration England English family farm famine farm families farmers father feel fishermen fishing Gaeltacht girls give gossip household important Inishkillane parish Irish country isolation J. M. Synge Jimmy Joseph labour land lane large number leaving living lobster mackerel marriage married Maurice O'Sullivan mentality Michael Ryan mother munity mutual aid neighbours night parents parishioners Patrick Patrick Kavanagh peasant society peasantry Peig Sayers pigs population potatoes pots priest remittances role rural Ireland sense sexual shopkeeper situation sons stay subsistence summer talk Thomas O'Crohan tion traditional turf unmarried urban village visitors W. B. Yeats W. I. Thomas West Cork west of Ireland winter women young younger