St. John's Point, County Donegal: In Former Days and Now Paperback – 1 Jul 2010
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Fine copy, only minor shelf wear
Top Customer Reviews
For my part I love the views and the history of the place - a landmark for Coastal Command aircraft operating out of Castle Archdale and the site of a "L.O.P." for the Irish Coastal Watch Service in "The Emergency" (as WW2 was referred to).
I met the author (Brid) in Killaghtee Cemetery whilst she was researching this book , I was looking for the grave of a young Canadian sailor from "SS Nerissa" (sunk in April 1941 by Erich Topp's U-552).
As a regular visitor to the area I was delighted to be made aware of Brid's forthcoming book and buying a copy was a natural conclusion of our chance meeting.
The book itself - a very good read it certainly makes the area come alive and brings a huge awareness of the people , their history , lifestyles, their relationship with the sea whilst in equal measure you can understand the uniqueness of their community and how much in common they had with similar rural environments.
An enjoyable and informative read which is well worth its cover price.
We lean of Chieftains, castles, ringforts, churches, holy men, landlords, emigration, teachers, working women, fishermen, ancestors, flora & fauna, cures and traditions.
I am very impressed with this book - if you have ancestors/family connected to any of the townlands of St John's Point, in Killaghtee Parish, Co Donegal, this book will not disappoint with it's wealth of information - there are extracts from census, school rollbooks, the Griffith's Valuation and more.