‘A warmth and a liveliness to her in them that photos sometimes miss…’
You can say that aris.
Christine Hurlstone Jackson?
Hacked at with love by Brian Ó Muirí.
Fair play, leis an gceart a dhéanamh.
Previously: Misery Loves Company
Flirty, giggly agus girlish.
Old Ireland in Colour writes:
We can confirm that Irish legend Peig Sayers did indeed smile! Here she is with English linguist Kenneth Jackson having the craic…1932-1935
Orignial pics via The National Folklore Collection
Or should we say, go hailinn?
*lights clay pipe*
Old Ireland In Colour
She had little to complain about, in fairness.
Peig Sayers in happier times
Further to recent neo-Gaelgoir revisionism.
A case for the ultimate Blasket case.
Author Sarah Baume writes:
It doesn’t matter to me that she didn’t place her own words down on paper, for this is only one element in the process of writing. Elegant prose it isn’t, but there are few authors with a more authentically Irish voice. Though much of what she described was unrelenting hardship, she was, by all accounts, pragmatic and cheerful in the face of it. Peig Sayers spoke for generations of poor, uneducated Irish women who never had the opportunity to speak for themselves….
In praise of Peig Sayers, by Sara Baume (IrishTimes)
Go raibh maith agat Ultach
Monday morning Inspiration from the Blasket Islands.
Thanks Father Fatface