Memories of a Month Among the Mere Irish, By W.
H. Floredice. (C. Regan Paul and Co.)—The immediate neighbourhood of Doe Memories of a Month Among the Mere Irish, By W. H. Floredice. (C. Regan Paul and Co.)—The immediate neighbourhood of Doe
Castle, in the north-west of Donegal, was, in the days of Mr. Floredice's youth, a paradise for the sportsman and a mine for the student of folk-lore. Mr. Floredice was a keen sportsman, and used his oppor- tunities in the other respect to some profit. He has wisely let his peasant friends speak for themselves to such purpose, that Owen Gregallah, the "water-keeper," and Jemmy Canny, the " nateral," will dwell long in our memory. Irish humour, pathos, and passion are as truly described here as in Mr. Dillon Croker's admirable collec- tion of Irish popular stories. "Good people," brownies, leprechauns, flit before our eyes so naturally, that we soon accept them as nothing out of the common, and it is not until we put the book down that we recollect that the "good people" have never been seen in the flesh, that brownies are unknown to science, and that the only leprechaun ever caught was something else.