Human Strands

October 15, 2021



The commerce of country life was more than just a trade of goods and services; it was an affirmation of friendship, an exchange of courtesies, a drawing together of the human strands of small communities.

Joe McGowanEchoes Of A Savage Land


Joe McGowan has written many books about life in rural Ireland through the lens of his County Sligo homeland and history. Some reflections are those from his boyhood. Others are gathered from elders who have now passed from this life. He writes of a heritage that still lives in the people. A heritage I’m finding so present my cottage neighbors and community. Human strands. It’s all about the human strands.

Judith –