This book of 320 black-and-white photographs taken between between the 1940s and the 1960s by Tomás Ó Muircheartaigh (1907-1967) documents rural life in Ireland, particularly in the Gaeltacht, the Irish-speaking districts. Ó Muircheartaigh was born in Dublin and worked for most of his life in the Department of Education. He was a friend and protégé of Daniel Corkery, who dedicated two books to him. A prominent figure in the Gaelic League, he served as President between 1955 and 1959. His photographs were published regularly, often as cover images, by the monthly magazine Feasta, for which Ó Muircheartaigh also wrote editorials and other pieces.
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