Travels in Wicklow, West Kerry and Connemara

The new edition marks the centenary of Synge's death

By TTM on 19 May 2009 in Travel Articles

Title: Travels in Wicklow, West Kerry and Connemara
Author: J M Synge
Published by: Serif
RRP: £9.99

Travels in Wicklow, West Kerry and Connemara was first published in 1910. This new edition reunites Synge's haunting prose with the evocative illustrations by Jack B Yeats that were specially made for the 1911 library edition.

Synge captured the idiosyncrasies of everyday speech better, perhaps, than any other Irish writer, while his eye caught the details of a way of life that has long since disappeared. The weavers and kelp-makers, tinkers and boat-builders of the Blasket Islands and the Wicklow Glens people. For those who love Ireland and her literature, this is a delightful read.

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