IN THE oULD AGO - ILLUSTRATED iRISH FOLKLORE - JOHNNY MCKEAGNEY

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In The Ould Ago, meaning a long time ago, is a book of Illustrated Irish Folklore book by Johnny McKeagney.  Comprising of two hundered intricately hand-drawn illustrated pages of Irish traditions, crafts, history, countryside, farming ways, wildlife, myths and customs it is all sewn together in a case-bound hardback A3 size cover. 


A self-taught historian and artist, his prefaces are written by some heavy-hitting academics and historians.  For forty years Johnny collected folklore by pen and tape recorder.  He details stories and events then sketches all the salient points with a fine nib so that readers of any age can easily visualize the topics.


In The Ould Ago has been selected to be displayed in top North American university libraries including Harvard, Notre Dame, Library of Congress in Washington, UCLA,  Boston College and New York Public Libraries. Johnny's collection of illustrated, written and recorded folklore has been donated to the Enniskillen museum.


A limited number of copies are for sale while stocks last. Your copy can be purchased through this website securely with PayPal and will be packaged carefully and posted directly to you anywhere in the world.


We regretfully inform you Johnny McKeagney passed away peacefully on the 1st of December 2010 and his wife Teresa passed on the 1st of November 2018. Seeing 40 years of collecting and sketching published in In The Ould Ago gave them tremendous happiness. May God rest their souls.

Johnny & Teresa McKeagney

Johnny & Teresa McKeagney

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In The Ould Ago

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A limited number of copies are for sale while stocks last.

(ISBN 978-0-9566976-0-8) 

Speeches at Book Launch

Séamus MacAnnaidh and  Margaret Gallagher delivery stirring speeches at the book launch in Enniskillen Castle Museum  October 2010 with a contribution from Johnny

Paul Brady

 It's a beautiful work and full of amazing references that bring back memories from childhood visiting my relations in Irvinestown, Lisnaskea and Enniskillen. My only regret is that my mother was not alive to see it as she would have had loads of tales to tell, no doubt, as she turned the pages. It's a gift I will treasure and I will undoubtedly go on line and buy a few more for the extended family as gifts.

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Christy Moore

"I am honoured to own such a wonderful record of life as it once was, much of it in my own living memory. 

This is a very special publication.

It is wonderful that Johnny is receiving such richly deserved recognition. 

It gives such a unique and priceless view of a world that has disappeared in our lifetime...contains valuable information that will be essential for what may lie ahead." 

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RTÉ Nationwide episode on Johnny

RTÉ's Nationwide feature the Johnny's journey to publishing his life's work in a book

AWARDS

 

In The Ould Ago has won the Judges Special Award in the International Rubery Book Awards with comment;

"An astonishingly detailed study of old Irish folklore, clearly a labour of love that must have taken many years to complete. It is a beautifully presented coffee-table book with an array of fascinating details and meticulous, hand-drawn illustrations. It is a unique look at the history of everyday rural life, a world that needs to be captured before it vanishes completely from our memories”.

In The Ould Ago received an Honorable Mention in the History section of the San Francisco Book Festivals Awards.

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Teresa McKeagney on lesser spotted journeys

Johnny's wife, Teresa, is featured in UTV's Lesser Spotted Journeys with Joe Mahon talking about Johnny's work

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Buy this book today

In The Ould Ago

£90.00

(£10.00 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

A limited number of copies are for sale while stocks last.

(ISBN 978-0-9566976-0-8)