Full title: Then there was light: stories powered by the rural electrification scheme in Ireland
Creator / Author: P.J. Cunningham and Joe Kearney (editors).
Item Type / Page count: Book / 248p
When Published: 2016
Publisher / Place of Publication: Ballpoint Press / 4 Wyndham Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow
About: This book, which is dedicated to ‘all those who had a role in the electrification of rural Ireland’ goes behind the roll-out of the Rural Electrical Scheme. The editors have sought out personal eyewitness accounts and short stories based on the experiences of ordinary people throughout the countryside. Four of the chapters / stories are based in West Wicklow and feature Stratford-on-Slaney, Knockananna, Lacken and Carrigeen/Irongrange.
ID number(s): 9780995479319
Contents: [West Wicklow items only] “I Have Lived …” / Alo Brady — Night of the Long Count in a Wicklow Village / Con Foley — Oh For a Penny Ice Cream and the Smell of Creosote! / Mattie Lennon — Lighting on the Wall / Declan P. Gowran.
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