Sunday 23 November 2014

A fascinating ode to this island's elders

Published 09/12/2013 | 02:30

The latest and final volume in the acclaimed Vanishing Ireland series

This autumn, historian and author, Turtle Bunbury and photographer, James Fennell launched their latest and final volume in the acclaimed Vanishing Ireland series.

Since 2001 this dynamic duo have trailed the bogs, boreens and byroads of our island seeking the stories of men and women aged from 70 to 108 of an Ireland that is slowly disappearing.

Just like the first and second Vanishing Ireland books, the fourth instalment in this evocative and riveting series was shortlisted for the Bord Gais Energy Book Awards and the series as a whole has been celebrated in talks and exhibitions at events worldwide.

The stunning photography and sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, but always fascinating, interviews make Vanishing Ireland a unique testament to the old way of life and a vital document for preserving the wit, insight and knowledge of this island's elders.

For more information and to buy Vanishing Ireland Vol. 4 (€29.99) you'll find it in good bookshops and at

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