Gleanings in Ireland After the Land Acts by William Henry HallGleanings in Ireland After the Land Acts by William Henry Hall

Gleanings in Ireland After the Land Acts

byWilliam Henry Hall

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1886 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. YOUGHAL TO LIMEBICK. Darkness was fast settling down upon Youghal, as we landed on the deserted quay, lined by huge decayed warehouses. No place, I think, ever impressed me with a more complete sensation of desolation. This impression, in spite of a conspicuous advertisement to the effect that "the latest fashions have arrived," was not at all removed by a drive up into the town. At its further extremity stands the old-fashioned house where Sir W. Ealeigh lived, and the old-fashioned garden where he planted the first potato and smoked the first pipe ever smoked in Ireland. It was, I believe, an evil day for Ireland when Ealeigh planted that potato. But for the introduction of the potato, the chronic failure of which means famine, the population of Ireland would probably never have exceeded its natural limit. The whole place is exactly as Raleigh left it three centuries ago, and is now appropriately inhabited by the venerable mother of its present owner, Sir J. P. Hennessy. The Devonshire Arms Hotel, in the old part of the town, is apparently of about the date of Oliver Cromwell, and looks about as undusted as Kaleigh's house, without the same excuse. I had a narrow escape of putting up there, trusting to the generally trustworthy Black, who mentions no other. Before going to Ireland, I had supposed the Devonshire Arms would be a guarantee of cleanliness and comfort, but I know not which is dirtier, the Lismore or the Youghal Devonshire Arms. Mr. Currey admits, but cannot account for, this regrettable state of things. By his advice I put up at a clean, new hotel, near the Coastguard Station, kept by a Miss Murphy, whose charges are most moderate. From Youghal I took train through Cork to Limerick, thus traversing the breadth of Ireland twice in t...
Title:Gleanings in Ireland After the Land ActsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217839533

ISBN - 13:9780217839532