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Looking Under Stones By Joe O'Toole

Looking Under Stones by Joe O'Toole

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Summary

'This is not a story of me, but of me and mine, of my place and theirs, of places north, south, east and west in Ireland ... and of the times and traditions that left an indelible mark on a growing boy.'

Looking Under Stones Summary

Looking Under Stones: Roots, Family and a Dingle Childhood by Joe O'Toole

'This is not a story of me, but of me and mine, of my place and theirs, of places north, south, east and west in Ireland, but particularly of home life in Dingle and holidays in Galway, and of the times and traditions that left an indelible mark on a growing boy.'

Set against the backdrop of major events in Irish history and the smaller local happenings of fair days, football matches and the first teenage dance, the book is shot through with the unique feel and flavour of an Irish upbringing.

Looking Under Stones Reviews

'a hymn to the simple pleasures of growing up in small-town Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s. The tenor is upbeat and positive and it is a joy to read, chronicling as it does the intricate web of loyalties to family and parish that bound a community together.Populated by lively characters who would not be out of place in a Dickens novel. This book bursts with vitality and lovingly records the lives of the common people of Corca Dhuibhne at fairs and markets, wakes and weddings, bonfire nights and Wren days. In writing it, Joe O'Toole has done us all a service.'

-- Eugene McEldowney - The Irish Times * The Irish Times *

'A wonderful collection of childhood and teenage memories ... Joe's very own Fiche Blian ag Fas.'

-- The Kingdom

'A well-written and delightful read.'

-- Irish Independent * Irish Independent *

'It is a beautifully told story of a happy childhood ... a brilliant account.'

-- Shane Ross - Sunday Independent * The Sunday Independent *

'This fascinating book, once opened, is difficult to close.'

-- Kerry's Eye * Kerry's Eye *

'peopled with earthy, larger-than-life characters from Joe's childhood and personal histories that a sometimes tragic, sometimes comic, but always interesting.'

-- Irish Farmer's Monthly * Irish Farmers Monthly *

'A well-written and delightful read.'

-- Irish Independent * Irish Independent *

'O'Toole writes with a little imagination and more than a little humour. Never veers from the frank and honest route it sets out on and that makes it something of a gem.'

-- Micheal Clifford

'a hymn to the simple pleasures of growing up in small-town Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s. The tenor is upbeat and positive and it is a joy to read, chronicling as it does the intricate web of loyalties to family and parish that bound a community together. Populated by lively characters who would not be out of place in a Dickens novel. This book bursts with vitality and lovingly records the lives of the common people of Corca Dhuibhne at fairs and markets, wakes and weddings, bonfire nights and Wren days. In writing it, Joe O'Toole has done us all a service.'

-- Eugene McEldowney - The Irish Times * The Irish Times *

'It is a beautifully told story of a happy childhood ... a brilliant account.'

-- Sunday Independent * The Sunday Independent *

'This fascinating book, once opened, is difficult to close.'

-- Kerry's Eye * Kerry's Eye *

'A wonderful collection of childhood and teenage memories ... Joe's very own Fiche Blian ag Fas.'

-- The Kingdom

About Joe O'Toole

JOE O'TOOLE is an independent senator and President of ICTU (Irish Congress of Trade Unions). A teacher by profession, he was formerly General Secretary of the INTO, Ireland's largest teaching union. He grew up in Dingle, County Kerry.

Additional information

GOR005399136
9780862788421
0862788420
Looking Under Stones: Roots, Family and a Dingle Childhood by Joe O'Toole
Used - Very Good
Hardback
O'Brien Press Ltd
2003-10-21
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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