Bernard O'Hara's History of Killasser: Heritage of a Mayo Parish, is a must-read for anyone interested in Ireland.
Even if you're not from Killasser or County Mayo, this book will interest those with ties to Ireland.
Bernard O'Hara provides a clear overview of Irish national history, as well as forensic detail about ordinary lives in this rural parish on the border of counties Mayo and Sligo.
There is remarkable insight into everyday rural life down through the ages from both a historical and sociological point of view.
Topics covered include archeology, place-names, education, farming, emigration, the Church, social affairs, customs and folklore, sport and genealogy as well as the growth of modern Ireland.
The print edition contains more than 133 photos in 431 pages of well-researched scholarly data, statistical information, as well as original anecdotes and humorous tales. Included are detailed footnotes and an extensive bibliography.
This book contains a great deal of valuable genealogic information which will be useful to researchers working outside of Ireland.