Winner of the Chicago Folklore Prize
Winner of the Haney Prize in the Social Sciences
“This is an extraordinary book.” —Progress in Human Geography
“. . . fresh and fascinating.” —Come-All-Ye
“ . . . an extraordinarily rich and rewarding book. . . . it is about the effort of one man to find for himself and us the life’s breath of the people of Ballymenone. . . . It is certainly a remarkable tour de force.” —Emmet Larkin, New York Times Book Review
The life and art, the folklore, history, and common work of a rural community in Northern Ireland—through the eyes and pen of gifted folklorist Henry Glassie. It is a classic in the fullest sense, reaching beyond folklore to all of humanity.