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Following the Pilgrims’ Progress (3)

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Full title: A Walk in the Garden

Creator / Author: Darach MacDonald

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 18p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: New Island / 2 Brookside, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14.

Parent Publication [book]: Tóchar: walking Ireland’s ancient pilgrim paths / by Darach MacDonald / 298pp

About: This is Chapter 7 of 11 chapters each describing the author’s personal odyssey of walking some of the sacred paths Ireland. He uses the journeys as an opportunity for spiritual reflection and tries to plan them to coincide with local observances of pilgrimage. In this chapter, he details the pilgrim path from Hollywood to Glendalough which he travelled in February 2010. His experience of what is called St. Kevin’s Road is not a great one, but he manages to reach Glendalough in one piece and throws in some interesting observations along the way.

ID number(s): 9781848402478

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Link to the Publisher’s website.

A Farm and Family Saga

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Full title: Deny Me Not [a novel]

Creator / Author: Margaret Hawkins

Item Type / Page count: Book / 430p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Bushel Press / Co. Wexford

About: Hannah Casey has never known her father but when she becomes aware of his name she searches him out. This novel teases out the dramatic events her arrival has on her otherwise childless father and his wider family. Farmland and inheritance is a combustible mix. What chickens will come home to roost before the book’s end?

ID number(s): 9780957534223

WW Connection #1: The author is originally from Tinahely in south-west Wicklow and attended Carnew Vocational School.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ““Odd.” Hannah Casey thought there was nothing in the envelope at first, it looked so flat. It was her mother’s handwriting, she knew, but weak and spidery this time, as if control had gone out of the hand behind it…..”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Read an excerpt from the book via the author’s website:  http://www.margarethawkins.ie/deny-me-not/

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