The Second Cabin of a Canal-Boat

The Second Cabin of a Canal-BoatMuch ado about SixpenceA Blind FiddlerA Jaunting Car JauntArrival at KilkennyCordial HospitalityKilkenny BeggarsJourney to UrlingfordA Rural PhysicianRide in a Turf KishThe Poor Widow's WelcomeA Country DanceDeparture of an EmigrantLamentations thereuponKind Reception in an intelligent Roman Catholic FamilyAn Irish WakeA FactionFair at UrlingfordCostume of the PeasantryVisit to a National School

On the following Thursday I took the fly-boat on my way to Kilkenny. When I went to Tullamore, I took my seat in the first cabin, but being then closely packed with a stiff company, I now preferred to get a comfortable seat, to pay less, and learn more of Irish character by going in the second cabin. The two last objects were realized, and what was lost in honor was made up in amusement, for Irish wit had here full play.

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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.