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Westport / Ireland

Lysaght, Wild Nephin.

Lysaght, Wild Nephin.

Lysaght, Sean. Wild Nephin. First Edition. Westport, Stonechat Editions, 2020. Octavo. 281 pages. Illustrated end papers. With a map. Original brown cloth hard cover with silver title on spine. Inside original decorated dust jacket. Pristine new book, signed by the Author on the title page.

This new book is an outcome of the author’s long fascination with the Nephin wilderness of north Mayo. Ever since moving to the county with his family in 1994, Seán Lysaght has been drawn to its wide-open spaces, its bogs, rivers and deserted uplands.
Over the course of recent winters, he revisited many of his favourite haunts, alone or with companions, and also discovered some new trails. His curiosity led him to accompany falconers, hunters and local historians as they showed him different aspects of the landscape. His report is also attuned to the heritage of Irish and its rich legacy of folklore and placenames.
Wild Nephin reaches beyond the official wilderness project in the national park to capture a wider region of unrivalled scale and remoteness. With a botanist’s eye, a hunter’s tenacity, and a poet’s wonder, Seán Lysaght explores the great wild territory of north Mayo in all its richness.
Seán Lysaght is a poet and nature writer. His poetry collections with Gallery Press include The Clare Island Survey, Scarecrow, The Mouth of a River and Selected Poems. His prose account of travel in search of Ireland’s eagles, Eagle Country, was published by Little Toller in 2018.

Some recent Reviews:

In Wild Nephin, Seán Lysaght confirms his role as gifted chronicler, bard and Sherpa of the new wilderness in the making… Along with his journeys in the natural world, he restores a rich local history to this bleakly depopulated corner of Connacht.
Michael Viney The Irish Times

Wild Nephin is a wonderfully written book authored by someone who has an extraordinary ability to create a landscape with words alone.
Colin Stafford-Johnson

Seán Lysaght’s sensitive and compelling prose adds height to the hills, depth to the bog and breadth to the human experience. It is his finest work yet.
Michael Kingdon The Mayo News

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