Where the River Shannon Flows (1950)
Book ID: 63335
Where the River Shannon Flows. With illustrations from Photographs by Louis Morrison. Dundalk: Dundalgan, 1950. Second Edition. Pp 331. A nice bright copy in pictorial dust jacket.
Illustrated with numerous plates & with folded map to rear.
First published in 1940 Richard Hayward’s travel book gave a unique insight into rural Ireland of the 1930s. He explored the Shannon in August 1939, just two weeks before the outbreak of the second World War, journeying the whole length of the Shannon River from its source in the hills of Co. Cavan to its spectacular and unspoilt estuary. Setting off from the Shannon Pot in Co Cavan in a 12-horsepower Austin car he and drove the back roads trailing a caravan hired from the Irish Caravan Company at a cost of £10.