Sunday, September 19, 2010

1000 Words

1000 Words

Here is a nifty 1937 photo of Maurice Walsh, noted Irish novelist, fishing the famed Loch Ness in Scotland. Walsh was a beautiful writer in the finest Irish tradition, and one of his stories--collected in the 1935 work Green Rushes--is considered a modern classic. Called "The Quiet Man," it was a semi-autobiographical account of growing up on a farm in County Kerry, and was later made into a movie featuring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

Walsh worked most of his life in the service of the Irish government and was a dedicated salmon angler.

-- Dr. Todd

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