Rough Road

Rough RoadA Kind Offer declinedThe Funeral LamentMaurice Raheley's Lodging HousePerfumed BedchamberSunrise on the Kerry MountainsNovel DuetMountain Air or City Smoke?Irish RoadsA Tetotaler in Bad CompanyAwful NightSabbath of Rest at KillarneyGap of DunloeGuide Persecution"Crazy Woman"Where to spend the nightBright Wood FireRecollections of ChildhoodDinis IslandDebt of Gratitude

The time of my departure drew nigh, though the wind had not abated, nor the sea become quiescent; yet the sun found a narrow loop-hole to look down a few moments, and say, "Make your farewell in haste, if you would have my company through the lone mountain before you." It was three o'clock, and a walk of eleven Irish miles, covered with broken stones, fresh from the hammer, was before me. Killoyra was my destination, and Maurice Raheley's house, which I was assured was "nate and tidy." The hospitable innkeeper would take no pay for lodging or board. Blessed inn! O, if the world, for every ten miles, were filled with the like, then might travellers eat, drink, smoke, and sleep, without this melting away of gold and silver.

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Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger

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This book cannot be recommended highly enough to those interested in Irish social history. The author, Mrs Asenath Nicholson, travelled from her native America to assess the condition of the poor in Ireland during the mid 1840s. Her journey took her through the counties of Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Tipperary, Cork, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Cork, Kerry, as well as parts of King's County (now Offaly) and Queen's County (now Laois).

The text of this new edition has professionally been reset and an index added to the paperback.