Love Ireland and wish to visit? Read Irene Truman's Review
It evaluates stark poverty in the north, comfortable affluence in the south via European funding; the violence of the I.R.A. and the Black and Tans; the peace and calm of Irish music and verse.
John Butler’s careful and considered comparison with Ireland today against Morton’s observations in the 1930s reveal interesting anecdotes which particularly relate to an island culture.
Following in Morton’s footsteps the author not only brings us up to speed with Ireland today but also encourages us to investigate the Emerald Isle ourselves.
Ireland has links with Yorkshire. Newry is linked with Haworth. Patrick Bronte, father of the famous sisters, had a great grandfather who farmed near Newry.
We cannot ignore the terrible rift caused in 1641 by the Ulster rebellion when Irish catholic farmers were evicted from their land by English protestant landowners. This book helps us to understand Irish frustration and aggression. It provides communication; it builds bridges of respect and understanding.
‘In Search of Ireland Again’ reveals a land of romance and beauty in spite of its troubles; it entrances with its magical tales, scenery, fascinating history and its people.
*Irene Truman has been a member of the Bronte Society for fifteen years and has written critical reviews for the Bronte Gazette. She is a professional teacher for musicians and a steward and tour guide at Harewood House.