"This is an extraordinary book." -- Progress in Human Geography ..". fresh and fascinating." -- Come-All-Ye ..". an extraordinarily rich and rewarding book.... it is about the effort of one man to find for himself and us the life's breath of the people of Ballymenone.... It is certainly a remarkable tour de force." -- Emmet Larkin, New York Times Book Review The life and art, the folklore, history, and common work of a rural community in Northern Ireland -- through the eyes and pen of gifted folklorist Henry Glassie. It is a classic in the fullest sense, reaching beyond folklore to all of humanity.