IRISH FOLKWAYS by E. Estyn Evans. Publishers Routledge of London and New York, xvi + 324 pages plus 16 black and white plates. £6.95 (softback).

  This tightly-packed gold mine of information is now appearing in its sixth reprint, having first appeared in 1957, and I should think it would be an extremely difficult task to find a dissatisfied handful of readers among those who have purchased this book over...

BASSETTS COUNTY ANTRIM — ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO. Reprint by Friar’s Bush Press, Belfast. 1989. 412 pages. Price £7.50.

  Local historians everywhere will be delighted that Friar’s Bush Press have had the foresight to reprint Bassett’s Directories and County Guides for Antrim, Down and Armagh—the only ones published for Ulster counties. The Antrim volume, first published in Dublin...

BOOK REVIEW: Burns, Cecil: PAUPER TO PATIENT: A History of the Route Hospital, Ballymoney, 1840—1987 Impact Printing, Coleraine and Ballycastle.

  The inspiration for this book came from a paper entitled “The History of the Route Hospital” delivered by Dr. C. Burns to the Viking Surgeons’ Club in September 1987. It soon became obvious that it was impossible to do justice to such an important subject...