Getting to the heart of the people

BALLYLONGFORD woman Nancy McAuliffe is proud of her native place, so much so that she has just launched the second volume of a major pictorial chronicle of life in the village.

Ballylongford: A Photographic Memoir, Volume 2, was launched in the village on Friday and is sure to lead to a great surge of local pride and nostalgia.

"The heart of each parish is its people and this book brings to life Ballylongford over the past 100 years or so in its depiction of families, friends, neighbours, weddings, sports, teachers, and schooldays," Nancy said.

A sister of poet Brendan Kennelly, Nancy grew up along with her seven siblings in the centre of the village.

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