"Johnny McKeagney has travelled all the old roads.
He has found the gaps the hedges and stood in deserted hearths.
He listened to the wind in the trees, he spoke to the old neighbours and friends.
Then he took up his pen and drew.
Not just what his eyes had seen, but also what he had been told,
and how he saw it in his mind's eye,
A photograph may capture an instant.
Johnny's drawings convey centuries.
When we open the pages of this great great book,
we will venture up those old lanes that we so often passed in a hurry
and finally we will find out what lies at the end of them."
Séamus MacAnnaidh at book launch in Enniskillen Museum 25 October 2010