27 JUNE 1896, Page 10

The Leadin' Road to Donegal. By "Mac." (Digby, Long, and

Co.)—These are delightful examples of the Donegal peasant's unconscious humour. The wit and the brogue are admirably rendered, and if there is a slight lack of skill in putting the materials together, we quite forget this when " Mac " has got his two characters, or may be more, talking and chaffing each other. "The Leadin' Road" is very good, and so too is " Dinny Monaghan's Last Keg." " Barney Boddy's Penance " is one of the most amusing things we have read for a long time. We recommend these stories to the lovers of Irish humour.