Wild Atlantic Women : Walking Ireland's West Coast by Grainne Lyons

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At a crossroads in her life, Grainne Lyons set out to travel Ireland's west coast on foot. She set a simple intention: to walk in the footsteps of eleven pioneering Irish women deeply rooted in this coastal landscape and explore their lives and work along the way. As a Londoner born to Irish parents, she also sought answers in her own identity.. As Grainne heads north from Cape Clear Island where her great-grandmother was a lacemaker, she considersEllen Hutchins, Maude Delap, Edna O'Brien, Granuaile and Queen Maeve among others from her unique perspective. Their homes - in places that are famously wild and remote - are transformed into sites of hope,purpose, opportunity and inspiration. Walking through this history, her journey reveals unexpected insight intoemigrant identity, travelling alone, femininity and the trappings of an 'ideal' life. Against the backdrop and power of this great ocean, Wild Atlantic Women will inspire the twenty-first-century reader and walker to keep going, regardless of the path. -- AKW
Binding: Paperback / softback

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