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Vanishing Ireland: Further Chronicles of a Disappearing World by James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury

Vanishing Ireland: Further Chronicles of a Disappearing World



Vanishing Ireland: Further Chronicles of a Disappearing World by James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury

In Vanishing Ireland II, the follow up to the bestselling Vanishing Ireland I, we take another journey down memory lane and, through a unique collection of portrait interviews, we look at the dying ways and traditions of Irish life. Illustrated with over a hundred evocative and stunning photographs, we meet the people and the customs that are fast becoming a distant memory. Through their own words and memories, men and women from every corner of Ireland transport us back to a simpler time when people lived off the land and the sea, and when music and storytelling were essential parts of life. Vanishing Ireland brings together the stories of those who lived through Ireland's formative years. These poignant interviews and photographs will make you laugh and cry but, above all, will provide a valuable chronicle that connects twenty-first century Ireland to a rapidly disappearing world.


One of the best picture books of the year * Irish Examiner * A wonderful book * Metro * A dignified tribute to the older generation who grew up, so it seems, in another world. * The Irish Examiner *

About the Author

After graduating from Trinity College in 1996, Turtle Bunbury spent three years in Hong Kong with the South China Morning Post. He is Homes Editor of The White Book and The Book of Interior. He is the author of five books including Vanishing Ireland I, The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of County Wicklow, Living in Sri Lanka, Dublin Docklands and Urban Voyage and, most recently, The Irish Pubs Based in county Kildare, James Fennell is one of Ireland`s leading photographers. He has contributed to five books Vanishing Ireland I, Living in Sri Lanka, Irish Furniture, Thomas Roberts and, most recently, The Irish Pubs. He has travelled extensively and is a regular contributor to Vogue Living, Cara and The Irish Times amongst others.

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Publication date

1st October 2009


James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury

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Hachette Books Ireland


192 pages


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