Six Galwegians will feature in the lastest Vanishing Ireland book, Recollections of our Changing Times. In this instalment, award-winning photographer James Fennell and bestselling author Turtle Bunbury once again journey the length and breadth of Ireland to bring us an extraordinary, powerful new collection of poignant interviews from ordinary men and women who share with us their memories, providing us with an invaluable link to our past.
John William Seoighe of Rossaveal, Eamon Madden of Athenry, Christy Waldron of Cloghanover, Annie Conneely of Cloonisle, Pat Green of Damhros, Letterard an Tomas O’Niallain, Gort Inse Guaire are all featured in the book. Through words and stunningly evocative photographs, Vanishing Ireland meets these people who lived through adversity and hardship during the formative decades of independent Ireland, yet whose courage, kindness and humour remains intact.
As stories are shared against the sound of crashing waves on the coast of Galway, beside the warmth of a fire in farmhouses in Kerry and Clare, in the shadow of the hills of Leitrim and Donegal, on the pavements of Dublin city, the author meets the people who have lived through times of change as the past comes alive through their words